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The National Archives (Watts Library)by R. Conrad Stein
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Built in Washington, D.C., in the early 1930s, the National Archives and Records Administration holds millions of American treasures, from the original Declaration of Independence to tapes of presidential speeches. This book explores the history of the National Archives as a keeper of records, a living museum, and a vital research center. Readers learn how and why the National Archives was built, what working there is like, what objects the archives holds, and how people use the archives to conduct genealogical and other types of research.
Watts Library "TM" spans all subjects, including animals, space, American Indians, U.S. history, geography, cutting-edge sports, and more!<P>The National Archives holds millions of American treasures — from tapes of the presidential speeches to the original Declaration of Independence! Visit this living museum and see why it's like no other research center in the world!
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