Damani Davis, an archivist with the National Archives, discusses original records pertaining to the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act. In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the act, the National Archives shared rarely seen original records pertaining to the act, including petitions from slaves, with the media.
Archivists help celebrate anniversaries. "Experts at Oxford's Bodleian Library have put 43,000 pages from [Queen Victoria's] 141 journals on a website. The journals had only previously been accessible by appointment at the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle. Created to mark this year's Diamond Jubilee, it has taken staff from the library eight months to produce the 43,000 pages."