Current Articles

NAGARA members are able to submit news articles to info@nagara.org for review and approval.  Please include: (1) Title of Article, (2) Publish Date, (3) Link to original content if online, (4) By line if needed.

Archivist Responds to Misleading, Inaccurate Media Reports

Posted on 2/14/2020
Recent opinion pieces and news media reports have spread a number of factual errors and misleading statements about the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Here are the claims, followed by our corrections and clarifications...

Statement on NARA Exhibit

Posted on 1/28/2020
NAGARA salutes NARA and its staff for recognizing its mistake and apologizing, which begins the journey to regaining the public trust, something which takes years to build and, as demonstrated, moments to shatter.

National Archives Apologizes for Alteration of Women's March Image

Posted on 1/18/2020
In an elevator lobby promotional display for our current exhibit on the 19th Amendment, we obscured some words on protest signs in a photo of the 2017 Women’s March. This photo is not an archival record held by the National Archives, but one we licen

Preservica becomes NAGARA Strategic Partner

Posted on 1/9/2020
Increased level of support will help NAGARA promote best practice in the management and preservation of federal, state and local government records.

NAGARA Expresses Opposition to Proposed USCIS Fee Increases

Posted on 12/19/2019
NAGARA strongly urges USCIS to reconsider these fees in its current rulemaking process. The existing fees ($65 for searching the index and $65 for reproducing records) are already quite high for this kind of work and were significantly increased from

NARA’s Leadership in the Digital Decade

Posted on 12/16/2019
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has recently published its first comprehensive digitization policy. It is bold and aspirational as well as grounded in the experience of decades of archival practices that have provided access a

Announcing the Two NAGARA Internship Program Winning Institutions!

Posted on 12/5/2019
The NAGARA Internship Subcommittee is proud to announce the two institutions selected to participate in NAGARA's inaugural Internship Program: the Greene County (OH) Records Center and Archives and the Seattle (WA) Municipal Archives!

Texas Historical Records Advisory Board Announces 2019 Archival Award of Excellence Recipients

Posted on 10/2/2019
The Texas Historical Records Advisory Board (THRAB) is pleased to announce that the C.L. Sonnichsen Special Collections at the University of Texas at El Paso Library and Brenda Lincke Fisseler, former volunteer with Lavaca County, have been chosen to

Toward an All-Electronic Federal Government

Posted on 10/1/2019
Our 2018–2022 Strategic Plan embraces a vision that ensures ongoing access to extraordinary volumes of government informa­tion in electronic forms and commits us to take significant steps to enable this transformation. In pursuit of that vision, the

HEART Call for Applications is Open!

Posted on 9/18/2019
HEART (Heritage Emergency and Response Training) 2019 will take place December 9–13, 2019, at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. This year’s HEART program builds upon the DC program launched in 2017 and further refined through state and t

Be Prepared!

Posted on 8/28/2019
Tropical Storm Dorian has the potential to impact Florida as tropical storm or hurricane conditions, including storm surge along portions of Florida’s east coast, increase. It’s important that all individuals and cultural institutions prepare for pos