What Happened to America’s Most Precious Documents After Pearl Harbor? | Smart News | Smithsonian

Today, America's founding documents reside in the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom in the National Archives. (Jeff Reed/U.S. National Archives)

Today, America’s founding documents reside in the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom in the National Archives. (Jeff Reed/U.S. National Archives)

“America’s founding documents are among the most precious pieces of paper in history, so precious that they have a lavish, bulletproof and heavily guarded rotunda all their own. But what happened to these documents during World War II? As Jessie Kratz writes for the National Archives, following Pearl Harbor, archivists sprung into defensive action on behalf of the nation’s most cherished documents.”

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