The new facility will be dedicated Memorial Day weekend, May 22-23,2009. Highlights will include an official dedication with remarks byActing Archivist of the United States Adrienne Thomas, an open house and history/genealogy fair, and a speech by Clifton Truman Daniel, former President Harry S. Truman's oldest grandson. Performances by the312th Army band will precede and follow his remarks. Tours of the new facility and exhibits, It's Big! and The Kansas-Nebraska Act, will be available, along with family activities. For more information seehttp://www.archives.gov/central-plains/kansas-city/dedication.
National Archives at Kansas City
One of 13 Regional Archives, the National Archives at Kansas City will hold:
Federal records from:
- Select material from Minnesota and the Dakotas
Original records of:
- the U.S. District Courts
- U.S. Attorneys
- Bureau of Prisons
- Steamboat Inspection Service
- Bureau of Indians Affairs
- Corps of Engineers
- U.S. Army Command and General Staff College
- National Parks Service
Also microfilm publications of many of the nation's most significant records.
Treasures of the National Archives at Kansas City include records relating to:
The milestone Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision
Wild West showman "Buffalo Bill" Cody
President UlyssesS. Grant
These are among the 50,000 cubic feet of records in its holdings.
For more information about National Archives programs and exhibits, goto www.archives.gov.