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Mobile Apps


Engage in activities that will help you make sense of stories, events, and ideas of the past using documents from the holdings of the US National Archives. Choose an historical topic and challenge yourself with an activity. Or, find activities in a classroom set up just for you, using the code provided to you from the web site. is an online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives. On the web site, you will discover thousands of primary sources and learning activities. When registered for a free account, teachers can borrow from and modify an ever-expanding collection of activities, plus create unique ones using the online tools. Log in and create classrooms full of activities, then share the classroom's auto generated code with your students to access on their iPads.

U.S. National Archives DocsTeach App

DocsTeach App at the iTunes Store

Mobile App for iPad

Presidential Documents

The Federal Register, in conjunction with GPO, launched a free mobile Web app on the President's daily public activities. The Presidential Documents app includes the President's Executive orders, speeches, statements, communications to Congress and Federal Agencies, approved acts, nominations submitted to the Senate, White House announcements, and White House press releases. The app's user-friendly search engine can search by date, category, subject, or location.

U.S. National Archives PresDocs App

Presidential Docs Mobile Site

To The Brink: JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis

As the lead sponsor of the exhibit, AT&T has worked with the National Archives and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and their foundations to create a free mobile app based on the "To The Brink" exhibit currently on display at the National Archives. The "To The Brink" app brings the National Archives and JFK Library and Museum exhibit to iPads and contains many of the same photographs, documents, and recordings found in the exhibit – allowing people unable to visit the exhibit a chance to experience one of the most extraordinary moments in American history. Zoom in on President Kenned's notes, read the actual classified memos, and listen to President Kennedy's words as he alerts the nation to the crisis in Cuba. Download the free app at iTunes or at

U.S. National Archives To The Brink App

To The Brink Mobile App at the iTunes Store

Mobile App for iPad

Today's Document

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The "Today's Document" mobile app is an interactive gallery that allows you to explore the holdings of the US National Archives through a collection of 365 fascinating documents and photographs from throughout history. Learn what significant event happened on your birthday, search the documents by keyword, or browse the collection at your leisure.

Zoom in on the high resolution images to get a closer look at the featured documents and photographs, use the calendar feature to select a specific date, or select "Surprise Me" to show a document at random. Want to learn more? Tap the "info" icon to read background information on the document and link to related websites. You can even share documents via email, Facebook and Twitter, and add documents to your list of favorites by tapping the "star" icon.

Today's Document mobile app is currently available in the Android marketplace and the Apple iTunes Store.

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Today's Document Mobile App at the iTunes Store

Mobile App for iPhone and iPad

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Today's Document Mobile App at the Android Marketplace

Mobile App for Android devices.

Disclaimer: While we have provided applications for your download, NARA does not endorse the Android Marketplace or the Apple iTunes Store. Nor does the National Archives endorse other products, opinions, or services presented on those sites, or any sites linked to them. The National Archives is not responsible for the legality or accuracy of information on the Android Marketplace or Apple iTunes Store sites, their policies, or for any costs incurred while using those sites.

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