While it may seem difficult to imagine, far more divisive inaugurations than the one about to take place have happened in the past. The best example is the 1861 inauguration of Abraham Lincoln: seven states seceded from the U.S. between his election and his inauguration.
Throughout the 20th century, film became increasingly important as a medium of communication, so it's no surprise it became an important part of inaugurations.
With the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump only days away, a number of federal organizations and agencies devoted to preserving the history of the federal government have been sharing information and trivia about presidential inaugurations. Here's a look at two of the earliest inaugurations, in the days of the Founding Fathers.
The National Archives shared a quirky list of its favorite films it helped to preserve in 2016.
On today's #FedFeed, federal employees preserve the nation's treasures and look to the skies.
National Archives and Records Administration Chief Information Officer Swarnali Haldar talks to Women of Washington hosts Aileen Black and Gigi Schumm.
When the Obama administration transfers 12 terabytes of data to the National Archives and Records Administration, it'll underscore the importance of federal records and records management. Federal Drive with Tom Temin turns to Rob Efrus of Efrus Federal Advisors, for some insight.
The House Oversight and Government Reform committee passed a series of bills during a July 12 markup hearing aimed at improving and reforming digital record-keeping practices and making federal agencies and oversight more efficient and accessible.
The National Archives celebrates the Fourth of July with live readings of the Declaration of Independence by founding fathers, music, activities and more.
Have you classified any documents lately? The Information Security Oversight Office at the National Archives and Records Administration just released its annual classification report to the President. It examines government agencies\' security classification activities, shares cost estimates for these activities and provides an update on the Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) program. John Fitzpatrick is director of the Information Security Oversight Office at NARA. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with an update.
This is the Federal Drive show blog. Here you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources. Today’s guests: Melinda Wharton acting…
Agencies are installing white, reflective roofs, solar panels and plant-filled green roofs to cut down on energy costs and save taxpayers money. This is all in response to President Barack Obama's executive order requiring agencies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy efficiency.
Bryan McGraw, the director of the archival program at the NPRC, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the opening of a new facility dedicated to government personnel files.
Debra Wall has been with the National Archives for over 20 years.