Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures

A signature can be as routine as a mark on a form or as extraordinary as a stroke of the pen that changes the course of history. Well-known signatures are found throughout the records of the National Archives. Equally important are the multitude of marks by people unknown to history.

Whether one developed a signature style or signed groundbreaking policy into law, our primary sources illustrate the many ways people have "made their mark" on history. 
This page is inspired by the exhibit Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures.