I am thrilled to be today’s guest blogger and update everyone on the many exciting things happening in the NSDAR Archives. As an archivist at DAR Headquarters it is my responsibility to select materials for the archives, to preserve them, and make them available for current and future researchers. The way that this is carried out can vary from project to project and is being redefined by the digital era we now live in.
Providing access to the many treasures in the NSDAR Archives is an important part of my daily activities. While the digital age has posed many challenges to archives, it has also brought an equal number of opportunities; this is...Read More
I had the thrill of a lifetime in early April!
Invited to England for a quick trip, I flew from Houston to London on March 30th and checked into the Sir Christopher Wren Hotel in Windsor Tuesday morning. I took advantage of a little time to refresh before taking the train into London for an interview with BBC Radio, thanks to Molly Hawn. Intrigued by our Celebrate America! initiative in which we have recorded millions of hours of community service since the administration began in 2013, BBC Radio has shown interest in doing a piece on the DAR and I am excited to see where it goes.
Katy Hickman, the producer, welcomed me to the BBC Headquarters in London. Following my interview in the...Read More
I hope you enjoyed the “Who Do You Think You Are?” episode on Sunday night that featured Bill Paxton using DAR resources to learn more about his ancestor. Clips from the episode are available on the TLC website here.
I was so proud of how beautiful our Headquarters looked and how well our organization was portrayed. We have seen our Headquarters buildings on television and in movies before, but usually substituting as the White House or other iconic D.C. locations in fictional storylines. It was such an honor to see the DAR Headquarters showcased on national television as itself and to highlight the services we...Read More