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On 70th Anniversary of the End of WWII, Pin-Ups For Vets 2016 Calendar Helps Support All Those Who Served

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 08.28.2015 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

September 2, 2015 will mark the 70th Anniversary of the end of WWII, and seventeen outstanding U.S. Veterans, both male and female, have stepped up to help support those who have served and sacrificed by posing for a special calendar.

The Animus Amicus: Archive Activism and Marriage Equality

Peter Montgomery | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Peter Montgomery

The Mattachine Society of Washington, D.C., is using the Freedom of Information Act to unearth a "culture of animus" that permeated the U.S. Civil Service Commission -- now known as the Office of Personnel Management -- and demonstrate that anti-equality laws and regulations have long been grounded in hostility, which is not a permissible justification for discrimination.

Robert Wolfe -- History's Gain and Loss

Edwin Black | Posted 02.19.2015 | World
Edwin Black

Who was Robert Wolfe? Wolfe was the irreplaceable chief archivist for captured Nazi documents at their main repository, the National Archives and Record Administration in Washington, D.C. He died just before dawn this December 10, 2014, at the age of 93. With his death, a legacy also dies.

Ali Watkins

National Archives: Ok, So Maybe Letting The CIA Destroy Emails Wasn't A Great Idea

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Archives told lawmakers Friday that it is reconsidering its tentative approval of a new CIA records-keeping strategy that w...

As Keystone XL Dominoes Fall, Time to Arrest Tar Sands Industry

Tom Weis | Posted 07.31.2014 | Green
Tom Weis

As it becomes increasingly clear that Keystone XL's northern leg is not going through, it is time to set our sights on ending all tar sands exploitation.

United States of ... Spain?

Guillermo Fesser | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Guillermo Fesser

The Spanish legacy in the US is something nobody seems to have a clue about. Neither Americans, nor Spaniards. Two thirds of the actual territory of the U.S. was once under Spanish rule, and for some reason, that fascinating part of history has never been told.

What You Needed To Become A Secretary In 1959

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.24.2014 | Women

Do you have a pleasing, well-modulated voice -- and can you talk to your boss as easily as your can converse with the office boy? Congratulations, ...

Sam Stein

The Next Victims Of Sequestration

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- History buffs may be the next victim of sequestration as cuts begin to hit federal record keepers. The National Archives and Records ...

So Five Former Chiefs of Staff Walk Into a Bar....

Joan Michelson | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics
Joan Michelson

This Chief of Staff to the POTUS is a fascinating role. It's not in the Constitution and didn't even exist until World War II, moderator David Gergen pointed out, yet it wields tremendous power.

The Income Tax is Not Turning 100 -- Yet

Joseph J. Thorndike | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Joseph J. Thorndike

Today is not the centennial of the income tax. If you're chomping at the bit to celebrate - and you're determined to ignore the Civil War version of the tax passed in 1862 - then you still have some waiting to do.

PARTY LIKE IT'S 1863!

Posted 12.21.2012 | DC

This is a New Year's Eve plan for history buffs. (Which, in D.C., we expect is most of us.) On Jan. 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the E...

Nationals, French Underground, Woody Guthrie: HuffPost DC Top 5 For October 12, 13, 14

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 10.12.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12 1. Cardinals Vs Nationals At Nationals Park Yes! This is awesome! More baseball! #NATITUDE 8:30 p.m. 2. Orioles Vs...

See George Washington's Written-On, Very Expensive Constitution

Posted 09.17.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The United States Constitution was signed 225 years ago on Sept. 17, 1787. You could celebrate by considering how the Constitution ought...

What Do You Know About the Constitution?

William E. White | Posted 11.12.2012 | Education
William E. White

Our Constitution is constantly bandied about, quoted, cited, and interpreted by every pundit from every media outlet and every political persuasion. Don't just take their word for it. What do you actually know about the Constitution? What do your children know about the Constitution?

Kyle Kinane At DC Improv: HuffPost DC Top 5 For August 23

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 08.23.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 23 1. Kyle Kinane At DC Improv He's opened for Patton Oswalt for multiple years. He destroyed Anthony Jeselnik on Doug ...

The Brian Jonestown Massacre At 9:30 Club: HuffPost DC Top 5 For August 22

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 08.22.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22 1. The Brian Jonestown Massacre At 9:30 Club Most people know the band from the documentary "Dig!" -- frontman Anto...

It's Our Responsibility

William E. White | Posted 09.30.2012 | Education
William E. White

Who's responsible for instilling in our young people an appreciation for history and citizenship? Many of us -- teachers, educators, and members of the public alike -- are very concerned about the demise of social studies.

What I Found (And Found Out) At The National Archives

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 09.01.2012 | DC
Zoe P. Strassfield

Preserving freedom is serious business. The Declaration of Independence is rather hard to read in places because it was stored in direct sunlight for many years -- a definite no-no for historical artifacts.

Boxes of Top Secret Documents Go Missing

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Aaron Mehta and R. Jeffrey SmithiWatch NewsThe Justice Department has been increasingly eager to prosecute officials for leaks of classified inform...

Find Al Capone (And Your Family) In 1940 Miami Census Data

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 05.09.2012 | Miami

In 1940, there were only four cities in the county we didn't yet call Miami-Dade. Thanks to the National Archives, who last week released handwrit...

Celebrities in the 1940 Census

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 06.04.2012 | Celebrity
Megan Smolenyak

One has to wonder if nine-year-old Neil Armstrong, who once spent his days walking around St. Mary's, Ohio, ever imagined that he would eventually be the first to walk on the moon.

Make History in Your Pajamas

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.30.2012 | Home
Megan Smolenyak

On April 2nd, after a long wait of 72 years, the 1940 census will be released, and in a historic first, the collection will emerge online in digitized form -- a remarkable snapshot of a nation still recovering from the Great Depression and not yet aware of its approaching entry into war.

Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial Plan Incites 'Hostile' Questions

The Washington Post | Lisa De Moraes October 6, 2011 | Posted 12.07.2011 | Arts

The world's most-famous architect sailed into a storm of old-fashioned Washington controversy this week. At a public conversation Wednesday at the ...

Exhibit Reveals How The Government Influences The Way We Eat

Kerry Trueman | Posted 08.31.2011 | Home
Kerry Trueman

No wonder Uncle Sam looks so pained; he's been getting his arm twisted by lobbyists for nearly a hundred years. And food is no different.

WATCH: More Than 18 Minutes Of Watergate History Remain A Mystery

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - High-tech detective work has failed to solve a puzzle from the Watergate scandal that destroyed Richard Nixon's presidency. Forensic s...