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1935: Archive

Undated photo of War Department records in the White House garage. Prior to the establishment of the National Archives in 1934, “federal records were kept in various basements, attics, abandoned buildings, and other storage places with little security or concern … Continue reading

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1793: In Saddam Hussein’s Basement

Title page of a volume from a multi-volume Talmud set published in Vienna in 1793 by Yozef Hroshontsḳi and recovered from the flooded basement of the Mukhabarat, Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters, in 2003. Tens of thousands of Jewish documents were … Continue reading

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