For more than 70 years, the location of the remains of the wartime Japanese prime minister had been a puzzle. Now, documents reveal that U.S. forces secretly scattered his ashes into the Pacific Ocean.
The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, N.Y., will house the archives, which it hopes will include set pieces, audience tickets, press photos and other memorabilia.
His single authorized biography is mired in controversy. Scholars say it shouldn’t be the last word, but they are struggling for access to his vast and in some cases inaccessible private archives.
Using maps, newspaper clippings, testimonies and more, a team of graphics editors created an interactive 3-D portrait of the community that was burned down in 1921.
The federal agency tasked with enforcing gun laws has been hamstrung for years by the firearms lobby. Now, the president’s plan to rein in gun violence hinges on the A.T.F.’s success.
After an 80-year-old pan resurfaced, the website Rotten Tomatoes recalculated and found that only 99 percent of critics had praised “Citizen Kane.”
The fire, which began Sunday and is still being fought, ravaged a library that housed first-edition books, films, photographs and other primary sources documenting Southern African history.
The first round of funding for the year totals $24 million and will support 225 projects across the country.
An Irish artist colorized portraits of Cambodian prisoners who were tortured, starved, beaten and killed. In some cases, he doctored the images to put smiles on their faces.
People used Yahoo Answers to ask weird questions, seek help and make jokes. But the service offered “real human reaction, for better or for worse,” one longtime observer said.
One of the great chroniclers of America’s literary lives takes on the author who fought to control his own story.
M.I.T. researchers have devised a virtual-reality technique that lets them read old letters that were mailed not in envelopes but in the writing paper itself after being folded into elaborate enclosures.
Seven months after the shocking discovery of Woody Allen’s relationship with Soon-Yi Previn, he was accused of sexually abusing Dylan Farrow.
For over 70 years, the letters lay undisturbed in the wreckage of the S.S. Gairsoppa, sheltered from the ravages of ocean currents by well-positioned mail bags. Now, conservators are piecing together these undelivered messages from the past.
The records of a Jewish community in Romania that was almost annihilated during the Holocaust are viewed as essential to reconstructing its history.
The auction feeds a thriving market for private collectors. Among the items: photographs, a lottery ticket signed by Washington, a Kennedy sweater, and a check from Donald J. Trump.
The transition of official White House social media handles in 2020 was more complicated than four years ago.
Over nearly a decade, Jonathan Petropoulos met dozens of times with a man who helped the Nazis loot Jewish art collections, a complicated relationship he explores in “Göring’s Man in Paris.”
The author of “The Power Broker” and a multivolume biography of L.B.J. is giving awed archivists — and New York — access to more than 50 years of research.
Every month, the archival institutions of this nation unleash tiny particles of the past in a frenzy of online revelry.
The history of the Royal Academy of Dance, outlined at an exhibition in London, is synonymous with the history of ballet in Britain.
As Americans splinter into isolated Thanksgivings, some are taking the opportunity to examine their pasts.
Maaza Mengiste spent years on “The Shadow King,” not only writing but also learning Italian, living in Rome and amassing an archive of historical photography that informed her book.
For years, attendance rates have dropped and congregations have closed nationwide. But many reused religious spaces are still sanctuaries.
Wine is good for children but bananas are bad, according to the Times archives.
The new International Library for Fashion Research in Oslo, the brainchild of a fashion odd couple, has very big ambitions.
“To Make Their Own Way in the World” convenes a group of scholars of slavery, American history, memory, photography and science to tell a complex story.
When the son of David Frost went looking for missing tapes of his father’s interview show, he found many of them in an unlikely place.
The New York Public Library has acquired Brown’s archive, including 1,200 videotapes that provide an invaluable record of her creative process.
How can you get your cultural fix when many arts institutions remain closed? Our writers offer suggestions for what to listen to and watch.
The pandemic has inspired a flurry of new and novel items — and given ordinary ones new meanings.
A group of parents takes one big step together.
Fifty-three people were shot from Friday through Monday. Officials have suggested reasons, but it’s difficult to pinpoint one root cause.
Museums are working overtime to collect artifacts and ephemera from the pandemic and the racial justice movement — and they need your help.
Yale has acquired a renowned private collection relating to the abolitionist and orator, including rarely seen family scrapbooks that offer a window onto his complicated private life.
With the help of the Italian government, and others, a musician is working to build a home for an archive of works composed in Nazi concentration camps.
The board chair of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh said the thefts “will forever raise doubts about the security of all future charitable donations, particularly to the Carnegie Library.”
With people around the globe sheltering at home amid the pandemic, an archive of records documenting Nazi atrocities asked for help indexing them. Thousands joined the effort.
Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Hachette and Wiley accused the nonprofit of piracy for making over 1 million books free online.
A woman’s identity in the world is more than a one-dimensional story about honorifics.
“You’ve got to fall on your face to sit at the table,” says the erstwhile R.E.M. frontman.
I’ve spent years collecting intimate interviews. Take it from me: A conversation about life’s big questions is the very definition of time well spent.
In “The Last Archive,” Lepore mixes history and 1930s-style radio drama to solve a timely whodunit.
The library has acquired Graham’s archive, filling a significant gap in the story of early modern dance in America.
Joseph Biden, promising transparency, has asked for any potential records related to a sexual assault allegation against him by Tara Reade to be released. A Senate office says it is legally unable to do so.
Vivian Perlis founded Yale’s Oral History of American Music in 1968. Today, the project continues her mission to record the voices of American composers.
Our Paris theater critic looked though a new online archive to discover what was on offer for French theatergoers in 1970.
Universities and institutions are inviting the public to share their experiences during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic and its aftermath.
It’ll help you organize your thoughts during these difficult times, and may help educate future generations.
Pursuing his dream of rebuilding the beloved ballpark, a die-hard follower found the stadium blueprints buried in a municipal subbasement.