Category Archives: Collections

Missing Wright Brothers Patent Found, Ahead of 110th Anniversary

Press Release via NARA Archives.gov March 24, 2016 National Archives Honors Wright Brothers with Upcoming Special Display Display celebrates 110th anniversary of awarding of the patent for a Flying-Machine Washington, DC.– The National Archives Museum celebrates the 110th anniversary of … Continue reading






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Frigidaire and the Atomic Freezer

By Mitchell Dorsten, archives student worker & Public History graduate student Can a refrigerator protect you from a nuclear attack? In a controversial scene in Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), Indiana Jones hides … Continue reading






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The Story of Clair W. Welty: WWI Pilot Trainer

A couple of weeks ago, Special Collections & Archives hosted a special tour for which all members of the staff were asked to select some of their favorite materials from the collections to share with attendees. When choosing my “favorites” in … Continue reading






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