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Women’s History Month

March 1, 2012 by | 1 Comment

In 1987, Women’s History Week became Women’s History Month. Since then, March has been observed as a month-long tribute to women and their significant contributions in American history. Numerous records and stories on Fold3 make these contributions more evident. Women … Continue reading

Explore the Black History Collection

February 1, 2012 by | Comments Off

In 1976, President Ford designated February as Black History Month to highlight the achievements of African Americans in U.S. history. He encouraged the nation to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area … Continue reading

Numbered Record Books

January 19, 2012 by | Comments Off

The title, Numbered Record Books, doesn’t reveal much about this significant new collection of Revolutionary War documents on Fold3. Yet, anyone familiar with these military records—oaths of allegiance, supply records, orderly books, letters, account ledgers—knows they contain revealing and rather … Continue reading

Fold3 Turns Five

January 9, 2012 by | 7 Comments

Five years ago, January 10, 2007, the Footnote website was born with a mission to provide convenient access to original source documents. We celebrated with a cake so orange that it probably shortened our lives. When we launched, we had … Continue reading