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Back Into the Public Vaults, National Archives

Posted by Laurie Frost on September 3, 2010

Back into the Public Vaults of the National Archives today, this time selecting for artifacts, maps and charts, and textual records for an eclectic collection ranging from stamps showing a skull-like profile of Hitler to an Air Force department’s chart illustrating reports of UFO sightings in the summer months of 1952.

Counterfeit Stamps with Skeletal View of Adolph Hitler

Counterfeit Stamps with Skeletal View of Adolph Hitler. ARC Identifier 594871

Stamps with Profile of Adolph Hitler

Real stamps. ARC Identifier 594864

 

Abraham Zapruder Camera

Abraham Zapruder Camera. ARC Identifier 305171

Who, you want to know, is Abraham Zapruder? He brought his home movie camera along on November 22, 1963 when he went to watch President John F. Kennedy’s motorcade through Dallas, and he ended up filming the assassination of the president.

First Die of the Great Seal of the United States, 1782

First Die of the Great Seal of the United States, 1782. ARC Identifier 596742

 

Track Chart of Bombing Mission to Schweinfurt, 08/17/1943

Track Chart of Bombing Mission to Schweinfurt, 08/17/1943. ARC Identifier 596346

 

 .Appendix I to Project Blue Book Status Report Number 8, 06/1952 - 09/1952This chart, Appendix I to Project Blue Book Status Report No. 8, was produced by the Technical  Intelligence Division of the US Air Force. It shows the frequency of unidentified flying object (UFO) reports during the months of June, July, August, and September 1952. ARC Identifier 595542

 

Map of the Battles of Bull Run Near Manassas, 1861 - 1862

Map of the Battles of Bull Run Near Manassas, 1861 - 1862. ARC Identifier 594732

 

 

 

 

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