New Immigration and Black History Month Education Resources

Dear Educators,

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum closed on March 13, 2020, until further notice. The Education and Public Programs Team at the Nixon Library is pleased to remind you that the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) continues to be an excellent source for entertaining content, historical research, and instructional needs! Simply follow the links below for additional information:


Immigration: Primary Sources & Teaching Activities


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"Petition for Naturalization: Edward Van Halen:" Series: Petitions for Naturalization, 1887-1991. Record Group 21, Records of District Courts of the United States. U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 1966-. NaID: 594890

The National Archives has hundreds of primary sources on immigration available to teachers and students. Visit DocsTeach to discover how the United States came to be considered a "nation of immigrants." Additional teaching resources and activities are also available within the National Archives Education Blog.


Teaching Resources for Black History Month

"Photograph of United States Colored Troops at Port Hudson, Louisiana; 1864;" Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs, Record Group 165. NaID: 594179

To celebrate Black History Month, the National Archives is highlighting African-American related primary sources and educational activities. Through DocsTeach, teachers can access photos, documents, and videos relating to Civil Rights, Harriet Tubman, and many more.


Stay tuned for regular updates from the Nixon Library Education and Public Programs Team.


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The Nixon Library Education and Public Programs Team