Looking for a winter getaway? Let’s put on the snow tires, defrost the car, and hit the road! To celebrate Presidents Day, we’re excited to share a series of citizen archivist transcription and tagging missions throughout the month of February: a Presidential Libraries Road Trip! Join us online as we virtually travel throughout the country, bringing you records from the Presidential Libraries across the National Archives.
Did you know there is likely a Presidential Library near you? The Presidential Library system at the National Archives is composed of fourteen Presidential Libraries that can be found across the country, from Massachusetts to California.
Presidential Libraries and Museums give you the chance to see, hear, and participate in the events that changed our lives and made us who we are as a nation. At Presidential Libraries you will find vast archives of documents, museums containing Presidential artifacts, interactive exhibits, and educational and public programs.
To share more of the incredible resources held at the Presidential Libraries, our virtual road trip will make a “stop” each day at a different Presidential Library. We’ll share records from each Library and feature a new citizen archivist mission using records from that location. Imagine what you will learn and discover as you contribute.
Follow along on our Citizen Archivist Missions page to learn more about each Library and help us tag and transcribe records at each stop on our Road Trip. Every word you transcribe and tag you will help make these records more discoverable in our Catalog.
The JFK Library and Museum portrays the life, leadership, and legacy of President Kennedy, conveys his enthusiasm for politics and public service, and illustrates the nature of the office of the President. Students and scholars can conduct research using our collection of historical materials chronicling mid-20th century politics and the life and administration of John F. Kennedy.
Help us tag and transcribe these records in our Catalog to make them more discoverable online. Here are some examples of records you can expect to find at the JFK Library and Museum:
We’ll make a stop at each of our 14 Presidential Libraries throughout the month of February. Follow along on our Citizen Archivist Dashboard to learn more about the libraries and what you can expect to find in each National Archives location. You might even find one near you!