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Explore the National Archives collection in the Digital Vaults.

Exploring the Digital Vaults is easy. You can browse through the hundreds of photographs, documents, and film clips and discover the connection between some of the National Archives' most treasured records.

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Collect records to create your own archive of American history.

Find records that interest you most to use throughout the site and save them for your next visit.

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Take a Pathways Challenge or make your own!

See the unique and surprising connections between events and people and test your knowledge of history.

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Create your own Movies and Posters.

Use historic images, documents, and video to create your own poster or documentary film.