In their public exhibitions, The National Archives Experience,
I was delighted to find, in
The Public Vaults section,
an exhibit concerning the Archives' role in the UFO issue. This was on a touch-screen electronic display. There were a number of such displays, each
with a couple of topics on them. The one devoted to UFOs also had a separate display concerning the
Kent State shootings of 1970.
The UFO exhibit contained five documents that the user could use the touch screen to move around, make larger and smaller, and turn pages through:
Two pages from the Status Report, Project Blue Book, Report No. 8. Formerly Project Grudge. Project No. 10073. 31 December 1952.
Air Technical Intelligence Center. Wright-Patternson Air Force Base, Ohio.Here's the full document as a PDF (4.58 MB).
The two pages shown to the user were:
The very first page (page 1 in the PDF above), the report cover page, containing the italicized text quoted above, and
A page about mid-way through that report (page 14 in the PDF above) showing
a graph labeled Frequency of Unidentified Flying Object Reports, June through September, 1952.
Two pages from the EC comic's "Flying Saucer Report Issue", of a comic
"Saucers Over Washington, D.C.", with story by Al Feldstein and art by
Reed Crandall, concerning
the 1952 Washington D.C. UFO incident.
The first of the two pages of the comic can be seen here.
The final frame of the comic was very critical of the U.S. Government's "temperature inversion explanation", and
detailed how it could not explain the sightings.
(More information about this, and other UFO comics, is available from
A typed document containing this text:
7. A telephone call was also received from a Gen. Landry's secretary. She stated that the President had requested Gen. Landry to
find out the details of the sighting that had occurred in Washington on Saturday night. She was advised that ATIC had the report and was working on
it and that an evaluation would be forthcoming.
Here is information about
General Robert B. Landry, the Air Force Aide to President Truman, whom the document quoted above refers to.
A video of a Paramount News newsreel from 1952, about: