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U.S. Government Archival Resources

Guide to Government Publications Series

NARA (National Archives and Records Administration) created in 1934 is an independent federal agency that helps preserve the nation's history by overseeing the management of all federal records. Nara establishes policies and procedures for managing U.S. government records and assists the federal agencies in documenting their activities, administering records management programs, scheduling records, and retiring non current records.
Nara is composed of the main agency in Washington D.C. with its branches in Maryland, the regional Nara record centers, the Center for Electronic Records, and the presidential libraries system. There are ten presidential libraries, two regional Nara record centers are located in California in San Bruno and Laguna Niguel.

Access to the records is provided through visits to the facilities, the Nara www pages, and acquisition of microfilm records, and copies of electronic documents. Nara provides various guides in print and in electronic format. Materials microfilmed by commercial publishers are listed in the publishers' catalogs.
Stanford Libraries purchases Nara microfilm and lists these in Socrates. Examples include the public papers of the presidents, the Department of State diplomatic records, and the decennial census schedules.

Selection of Guides:
Guide to federal records in the National archives of the United States, compiled by R.B. Matchette. 1995. 3 volumes.
Arranged by Record Group (RG) numbers with an index.
CD3026 1995 SSRC-reading room Based on the 1995 edition with updates

Center for Electronic Records

Center for Electronic Records: Information about the Center's Holdings

National Archives College Park Maryland

National Archives Regional Records Services Facilities

National Archives Regional NARA's Pacific Region (Laguna Niguel, CA)

National Archives Regional NARA's Pacific Region (San Francisco) in San Bruno

Nara Digitized Images Available on Internet

Nara Federal Government Organizations: Including Presidential Materials; Congressional record groups;Executive agency record groups;Federal court record groups;

Nara/Media Search

Nara Microfilm Search
Keyword, microfilm number, record group number

Nara Research Room

Nara Search Site

Presidential Libraries and Locations

Presidential Libraries Overview of the Presidential Libraries System



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