Featured Document Display: The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
World War II marked the first—and only—wartime use of atomic weapons. The U.S. bombing of Japan helped to bring an end to the deadliest war in history, but resulted in many more civilian deaths.
Featured Document Display: 75th Anniversary of the United Nations Charter
The United Nations was established after World War II in an attempt to maintain international peace and security and to achieve cooperation among nations on economic, social and humanitarian problems.
Featured Document Display: 75th Anniversary of V-E Day: End of WWII in Europe
In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, the National Archives features the English and German surrender documents signed at Berlin on V-E Day.
Featured Document Display: National Inventor’s Day: Marjorie S. Joyner
Celebrate African American History Month and National Inventor's Day (February 11) by exploring the records of inventor and activist Marjorie S. Joyner.
Featured Document Display: Never Forget: Remembering the Holocaust
On the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, historic records and footage is presented in memory of all Jewish victims of the Holocaust and other victims of Nazism.
Featured Document Display: 50 Years Ago: Government Stops Investigating UFOs
The U.S. Air Force's Project Blue Book concluded its investigation into unidentified flying objects 50 years ago, but American fascination with UFOs endures. These records are presented in recognition of this anniversary and Americans' ongoing curiosity.
Special Featured Document Display: #FIGHTFINISHED: Celebrating the Washington Nationals' 2019 World Series Championship
Celebrate the Washington Nationals' 2019 World Series Championship with a special document display in the West Rotunda Gallery.
Featured Document Display: Honoring Native American Soldiers' World War I Service
In honor of National American Indian Heritage Month and Veterans Day, a collection of World War I records will be exhibited to highlight one of the unique ways that Native American soldiers used their language and cultural heritage to serve the country.