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The U.S. National Archives is the nation's record keeper. Our mission is to safeguard and preserve these records of our Government, ensuring that the people can discover, use and learn from this documentary heritage.
Welcome to the official Amara page for the National Archives and Records Administration. For the official source of information about the National Archives, please visit us at our website: http://www.archives.gov/
World War I and World War II films:
The National Archives received special funding to digitize, preserve, and make accessible World War I and World War II films and photographs. A major part of this project is the engagement of citizen archivist, including the team that contributes tags and captions on Amara. This crowdsourcing effort makes these important records more accessible to different audiences, creates an awareness among new stakeholders, and educates team members as they contribute to the project. Two projects have been created in Amara to help our team find these films. The "World War I and World War II films" project encourages the transcription and translation of traditional audiovisual films from that era, while the "World War I Silent Films to be Tagged" project encourages users to tag persons, places, and things in a creative interpretation of Amara. To view the films that have been digitized through Amara, visit the US National Archives YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLugwVCjzrJsWIM3pm2EAxypQnwI9g51Gt
The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) manages this Amara page as a portal for information from the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. However, information posted
here is not official policy of NARA and will in no way grant anyone any rights, privileges, or standing on any matter. All information should be verified through official channels at NARA. For contact information at NARA, please check our website: http://www.archives.gov/.
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You are encouraged to share your comments, ideas, and concerns. Please be aware of the following policies for the National Archives on Amara:
The account is moderated and we will only post comments from commenters over 13 years of age.
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