The Public Vaults Unlocked

The Public Vaults Unlocked

  • Paperback
  • 176 pages
  • Foreword by Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein
  • This book introduces the public to the incredible wealth of records under the stewardship of the National Archives. Published to celebrate a permanent exhibition at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, The Public Vaults Unlocked: Discovering American History at the National Archives provides an accessible and highly visual "way in" to the National Archives and its collections. Looking behind the scenes, in the vaults and stacks, readers will discover real and unexpected connections to the records. The book and exhibition stimulate new ways of thinking about documentary materials and the importance of keeping, using, and caring for the records in the National Archives and making them accessible to everyone.

    Featuring more than 150 documents, photographs, audio transcripts, and video stills, as well as images from the exhibition, this book shows why records matter.