"What is Past is Prologue" carved on stone at the front of the National Archives.

Other Collections

Other historical items such as local Frakturs are archived in the special collections.

A number of interesting HRHS document collections are kept at James Madison's Carrier Library in the Special Collections. To view a description of these items, follow this link.

1837 Fraktur


Frakturs were decorated documents that often served as birth certificates. This example is blank.