National Archives Lanyard
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- Made in the U.S.A.
- 17 1/2 inch woven lanyard
The angular design on our exclusive National Archives lanyard is inspired by the stunning golden detailing inside the impressive Archives building, in the neoclassical revival style. It makes a striking pattern here on a personal item that you can wear as a quiet nod to our incredible temple of American history, and is a nice gift for lovers of history, architecture, and our nation.
In 1930, New York Architect John Russell Pope was selected to design the National Archives Building. Pope's neoclassical design included both practical and symbolic aspects of housing the nation's records. He proposed a monumental structure with highly decorative architectural features, giant Corinthian columns, 40-foot bronze doors, and inscriptions representing the building's historical importance. John Russell Pope also designed the National Gallery and the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.