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Although this site began as a repository for American history stories, over time it essentially became a 'brain dump.' For more than a year, I've used the site to work through my beliefs and opinions in this post-truth era of political illiteracy.
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- Holding It Together: Before Passwords—Ribbons and Seals for Document SecurityIn celebration of American Archives Month we’re looking at some of the many fasteners and seals found in records at the National Archives. Today’s post comes from Rachel Bartgis, conservator technician at the National Archives at College Park, MD. In the centuries before the self-inking notary public’s stamp, U.S. government clerks and secretaries used brigh […]