Welcome the U.S. National Archives to the Commons!

Posted by Stephanie Fysh in News
Ansel Adams, Boulder with hill in background, Rocks at Silver Gate, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Ansel Adams, Boulder with hill in background, "Rocks at Silver Gate, Yellowstone National Park," Wyoming

New to the Commons today – but with months of uploads to contribute – is the U.S. National Archives. Thanks to President Franklin Roosevelt’s foresightedness and the Archives’ persistence in the difficult job of selecting from the vast quantity of material produced by the U.S. Government every year that portion which will be “of continuing value“, the U.S. National Archives’ Commons collection is already almost 4,000 images strong.

And what a collection it is – nearly 500 photographs by the great Civil War photographer Mathew Brady; a wide-ranging selection of photographs from the Environmental Protection Agency’s 1970s photography project DOCUMERICA, organized by photographer; 220 photographs, made available today, by the incomparable Ansel Adams; and so much more.

Don’t want to miss what’s next? Add the U.S. National Archives to your Flickr contacts, or the RSS feed of their photostream page to your feed reader.

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2 Responses to “Welcome the U.S. National Archives to the Commons!”

  1. indicommons» Blog Archive » Recent Uploads to the Commons Says:

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  2. Old News But Good News « JKB Professional Portfolio Says:

    [...] but I thought I would post it for those who might have missed it. I recently learned from the blog Indicommons that the U. S. National Archives is in the process of posting its photo collection on [...]

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