Off-limits to all but a few in-person visitors, the museum is starting to welcome the public, online at least
Proteins left behind on historic artifacts are revealing centuries-old secrets
He spotted the page from the 13th-century Beauvais Missal at an estate sale in Maine
An 1836 blaze destroyed thousands of records that catalogued the young nation's ingenuity, but recent discoveries indicate that originals may still exist
The piece of paper went missing for nearly 200 years, leaving some scholars to question whether it even existed
A new analysis suggests that just 9 percent of manuscripts produced in Europe during the Middle Ages survive today
The late Supreme Court justice's collection includes novels, law books, notes and other documents dating back to her youth
A collective of cryptocurrency owners attempted to buy the document but was outbid by Citadel CEO Kenneth Griffin, who shelled out $43.2 million
Should historic health officials' response to yellow fever outbreaks on the Iberian Peninsula serve as a model for modern pandemic management strategies?
The documents, many of which are directly linked to conquistador Hernán Cortés, were smuggled out of the country and auctioned in the U.S.
A century after the massacre of a prosperous Black community, Smithsonian volunteers transcribed nearly 500 pages of vital records in less than 24 hours
A new technique enables scholars to unlock the secrets of long-sealed missives
The 1818 missive, which describes the French statesman's failing health, recently sold at auction for $2,000
The National Museum of Women in the Arts is asking the public to share recipes that document unique family histories
The archive employs A.I. modeled on the human immune system to guard offerings including a rare manuscript of the "Aeneid"
The National Archives has scanned more than 300 agreements between the United States and Indigenous tribes
Invisible to the naked eye, researchers revealed lines of ancient script in new photographs
A new book details how the young nation regarded its recent and more ancient pasts