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Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on Sept. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Oct 3, 2022

Trump White House staffers’ records remain missing, Archives says

The National Archives and Records Administration informed lawmakers that a number of electronic communications from Trump White House staffers remain missing.

Sep 13, 2022

National Archives still not certain it has all Trump records

The National Archives is still not certain that it has custody of all Donald Trump's presidential records even after the FBI search of his Mar-a-Lago club.

FILE - This is an aerial view of President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, Aug. 10, 2022, in Palm Beach, Fla. The National Archives and Records Administration recovered 100 documents bearing classified markings, totaling more than 700 pages, from a initial batch of 15 boxes retrieved from Mar-a-Lago earlier this year. That's according to newly public correspondence with the Trump legal team. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
Aug 23, 2022

100+ classified Trump documents recovered from Mar-a-Lago in Jan.

The National Archives recovered 100 documents bearing classified markings, from an initial batch of 15 boxes retrieved from Mar-a-Lago earlier this year.

Nov 11, 2019

Virginia man pleads guilty in WWII dog tags theft

A Virginia National Guard sergeant accused of stealing World War II-era dog tags from the National Archives and Records Administration in Maryland has pleaded guilty to a theft charge.

Jun 14, 2017

Md. man accused of stealing WWII dog tags from National Archives

A historian has been charged with stealing the dog tags of U.S. servicemen whose planes crashed in World War II from the National Archives and selling them on eBay. The U.S. attorney’s office in Maryland says in a news release that 32-year-old Antonin DeHays of College Park, Maryland, was charged theft of government records in […]

Jun 16, 2016

‘Hamilton’ trio to accept National Archives Foundation award

WASHINGTON — The creator and star of the musical “Hamilton” will appear alongside two other creative forces of the Broadway smash at the National Archives Foundation’s upcoming annual gala. The Washington Post reports that Lin-Manuel Miranda will join director Thomas Kail and historian Ron Chernow, who wrote the biography that inspired the show, at the […]

May 14, 2013

Stolen historic U.S. documents returned to owners

FBI and National Archive officials are returning to their rightful owners more than 10,000 important historical documents seized during a massive theft investigation involving a well-known collector of presidential memorabilia. Barry Landau and assistant Jason Savedoff were caught stealing documents from the Maryland Historical Society almost two years ago. An investigation led authorities to a [&[...]

Apr 16, 2013

Smithsonian to close galleries due to budget cuts

WASHINGTON — Budget cuts from Congress will soon reduce the number of free exhibitions on view each day at the Smithsonian Institution and will force unpaid leave for U.S. Park Police officers who guard the nation’s monuments in Washington, New York City and elsewhere, agency officials told Congress on Tuesday. The House Government Oversight and […]

Mar 7, 2013

Archives discusses stolen documents case

WASHINGTON — When investigators seeking stolen historical documents showed up to search the apartment of a New York presidential memorabilia collector they brought just a few boxes. They ended up having rent a truck to haul away items, an investigator who worked on the case said Thursday. Mitchell Yockelson, a National Archives employee who helped […]

May 3, 2012

Amateur sleuth helps stop National Archives thefts

WASHINGTON — When J. David Goldin saw the recorded interview of baseball great Babe Ruth for sale on eBay he knew something was wrong. There was only one original record of that 1937 interview of Ruth on a hunting trip, and Goldin had donated it to a government archive more than 30 years ago. Now […]

Apr 3, 2012

1940 U.S. census viewable online after near freeze

NEW YORK — Documents obtained by The Associated Press have shown that the U.S. government agency tasked with releasing the digitized records of the 1940 census badly underestimated their popularity. The newly released U.S. census was such a hot item that it took a day for the website to get up to speed after tens […]

Mar 7, 2012

Feds reach out to dealers in stolen historic documents case

Federal investigators said Wednesday they are reaching out to collectors and dealers, hoping to find more historic documents stolen by a disgraced presidential memorabilia collector. Barry Landau, 63, and his 24-year-old assistant, Jason Savedoff, both from New York City, pleaded guilty to theft of major artwork and conspiracy after their scheme to steal from archives […]

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