IAm Jessie Kratz, the historian for the National Archives. AMA!
Hi everyone, my name is Jessie Kratz, and I'm the first Historian of the National Archives. I can tell you what is really on the back of the Declaration of Independence! I'm here to answer questions with help from Atlas Obscura. I run the National Archives History Office: https://www.archives.gov/about/history, and manage the agency’s Oral History Program. I am editor of the popular National Archives blog, Pieces of History: https://prologue.blogs.archives.gov/ where you can read about our fascinating history and more. You can listen to me on a recent Civics 101 podcast: https://www.civics101podcast.org/civics-101-episodes/ep80 or watch me on C-SPAN: https://www.c-span.org/video/?440456-1/clifford-k-berryman-political-cartoons. I look forward to answering your questions about the National Archives.
EDIT: Thanks for joining me today! I’m signing off now--follow our Pieces of History blog (https://prologue.blogs.archives.gov/) to learn more about the National Archives.