Friday, January 23, 2009

NARA’s 75th Anniversary

This year is the 75th anniversary of the law that established the U.S. National Archives to keep the nation’s records “until the end of the republic.”

Today I subscribed to a new type of government record, the President’s blog. A few years ago, I published an article on the archival value of blogs. It is good that NARA is around to preserve such things.

Image: “The Future,” at the National Archives Building. The inscription on the statue, “What is Past is Prologue,” comes from Shakespeare’s The Tempest.