[United States Government Manual]
[June 01, 2002]
[Pages 450-457]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]



NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION

8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001
Phone, 866-272-6272 (toll free). Internet, www.nara.gov.

Archivist of the United States                    John W. Carlin
Deputy Archivist of the United States             Lewis J. Bellardo
Assistant Archivist for Administrative Services   Adrienne C. Thomas
Assistant Archivist for Human Resources and       L. Reynolds Cahoon
        Information Services
Assistant Archivist for Presidential Libraries    Richard L. Claypoole
Assistant Archivist for Records Services--        Michael J. Kurtz
        Washington, DC
Assistant Archivist for Regional Records          Thomas E. Mills
        Services
Director of the Federal Register                  Raymond A. Mosley
Director, Congressional and Public Affairs Staff  John A. Constance
Director, Development Staff                       Naomi Revzin
Director, Equal Employment Opportunity and        Robert Jew
        Diversity Programs
Director, Information Security Oversight Office   Laura Kimberly, Acting
Director, Policy and Communications Staff         Lori A. Lisowski
Executive Director, National Historical           Ann Clifford Newhall
        Publications and Records Commission
General Counsel                                   Gary M. Stern
Inspector General                                 Paul Brachfield

[For the National Archives and Records Administration statement of 
        organization, see the Federal Register of June 25, 1985, 50 FR 
        26278]

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The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) ensures, for 
citizens and Federal officials, ready access to essential evidence that 
documents the rights of American citizens, the actions of Federal 
officials, and the national experience. It establishes policies and 
procedures for managing U.S. Government records and assists Federal 
agencies in documenting their activities, administering records 
management programs, scheduling records, and retiring noncurrent 
records. NARA accessions, arranges, describes, preserves, and provides 
access to the essential documentation of the three branches of 
Government; manages the Presidential Libraries system; and publishes the 
laws, regulations, and Presidential and other public documents. It also 
assists the Information Security Oversight Office, which manages Federal 
classification and declassification policies, and the National

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Historical Publications and Records Commission, which makes 
grantsnationwide to help nonprofit organizations identify, preserve, and 
provide access to materials that document American history.
The National Archives and Records Administration is the successor agency 
to the National Archives Establishment, which was created in 1934 and 
subsequently incorporated into the General Services Administration as 
the National Archives and Records Service in 1949. NARA was established 
as an independent agency in the executive branch of the Government by 
act of October 19, 1984 (44 U.S.C. 2101 et seq.), effective April 1, 
1985.

Activities

Archival Program  The National Archives and Records Administration 
maintains the historically valuable records of the U.S. Government 
dating from the Revolutionary War era to the recent past; arranges and 
preserves records and prepares finding aids to facilitate their use; 
makes records available for use in research rooms in its facilities; 
answers written and oral requests for information contained in its 
holdings; and, for a fee, provides copies of records. In addition, many 
important records are available on microfilm an on the NARA Web site, at 
www.nara.gov. Historically valuable records created in the Washington, 
DC, area and in the custody of NARA are maintained in NARA facilities in 
the Washington, DC, area. Historically valuable records that are 
primarily of regional or local interest and in the custody of NARA are 
maintained in the NARA regional records services facilities (see 
``Regional Records Services'' below).

For further information concerning records in the custody of NARA, 
contact the Customer Services Division. Phone, 202-501-5400 or 866-272-
6272 (toll free). Fax, 301-837-0483.

Laws, Regulations, and Presidential Documents  The agency prepares and 
publishes a wide variety of public documents. Upon issuance, acts of 
Congress are published immediately in slip law (pamphlet) form and then 
cumulated and published for each session of Congress in the United 
States Statutes at Large.
    Each Federal workday, the Federal Register publishes (in both paper 
and electronic format) current Presidential proclamations and Executive 
orders, Federal agency regulations having general applicability and 
legal effect, proposed agency rules, and documents required by statute 
to be published. All Federal regulations in force are codified annually 
in the Code of Federal Regulations, in both paper and electronic format.
    Presidential speeches, news conferences, messages, and other 
materials released by the White House Office of the Press Secretary are 
published each week in the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents 
(in both paper and electronic format) and annually in the Public Papers 
of the Presidents in both paper and electronic format.
    The United States Government Manual, published annually in both 
paper and electronic format, serves as the official handbook of the 
Federal Government, providing extensive information on agencies of the 
legislative, judicial, and executive branches.

For further information, contact Customer Service, Office of the Federal 
Register. Phone, 202-523-5227. TDD, 202-523-5229. Fax, 202-523-5216. E-
mail, info@fedreg.nara.gov. Internet, www.nara.gov/fedreg.

PresidentialLibraries  Through the Presidential libraries, which are 
located at sites selected by the Presidents and built with private 
funds, NARA preserves and makes available the records and personal 
papers of a particular President's administration. In addition to 
providing reference services on Presidential documents, each library 
prepares documentary and descriptive publications and operates a museum 
to exhibit documents, historic objects, and other memorabilia of 
interest to the public.

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    The records of each President since Herbert Hoover are administered 
by NARA. While such records were once considered personal papers, all 
Presidential records created on or after January 20, 1981, are declared 
by law to be owned and controlled by the United States and are required 
to be transferred to NARA at the end of the administration, pursuant to 
the Presidential Records Act of 1978 (44 U.S.C. 2201 et seq.).

For further information, contact the Office of Presidential Libraries. 
Phone, 301-837-3250. Fax, 301-837-3199

                      Presidential Libraries--National Archives and Records Administration
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              Library                           City/Address                     Director            Telephone
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Herbert Hoover Library............  West Branch, IA 52358-0488..........  Timothy G. Walch......    319-643-5301
Franklin D. Roosevelt Library.....  Hyde Park, NY 12538-1999............  Cynthia M. Koch.......    914-229-8114
Harry S. Truman Library...........  Independence, MO 64050-1798.........  Michael Devine........    816-833-1400
Dwight D. Eisenhower Library......  Abilene, KS 67410-2900..............  Daniel D. Holt........    785-263-4751
John F. Kennedy Library...........  Boston, MA 02125-3398...............  Deborah Leff..........    617-929-4500
Lyndon B. Johnson Library.........  Austin, TX 78705-5702...............  Betty Sue Flowers.....    512-916-5137
Nixon Presidential Materials Staff  College Park, MD 20740-6001.........  Karl Weissenbach,         301-837-2550
                                                                           Acting.
Gerald R. Ford Library............  Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2114............  Dennis A. Dallenbach..    734-741-2218
Gerald R. Ford Museum.............  Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5353.........  Dennis A. Dallenbach..    616-451-9263
Jimmy Carter Library..............  Atlanta, GA 30307-1498..............  Jay E. Hakes..........    404-331-3942
Ronald Reagan Library.............  Simi Valley, CA 93065-0666..........  R. Duke Blackwood.....    805-522-8444
George Bush Library...............  College Station, TX 77843...........  Douglas Menarchik.....    979-260-9554
William J. Clinton Presidential     Little Rock, AR 72201...............  David E. Alsobrook....    501-254-6866
 Materials Project.
Presidential Materials Staff......  Washington, DC 20408-0001...........  Nancy Kegan Smith.....    202-501-5705
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Records Management  To ensure proper documentation of the organization, 
policies, and activities of the Government, NARA develops standards and 
guidelines for the management and disposition of recorded information. 
It appraises Federal records and approves records disposition schedules. 
It also inspects agency records and records management practices, 
develops records management training programs, provides guidance and 
assistance on proper records management, and provides for storage of 
inactive records. For agencies headquartered in the Washington, DC, 
vicinity, these functions are assigned to the Office of Records 
Services-Washington, DC. The Washington National Records Center, part of 
the Office of Records Services-Washington, DC, also provides tailored 
workshops and reimbursable micrographic services. For records management 
services outside the Washington, DC, area, see ``Regional Records 
Services'' (above).

For further information, contact Modern Records Programs. Phone, 301-
837-3570. For records center services in the Washington, DC, area, 
contact the Washington National Records Center. Phone, 301-457-7000.

Regional Records Services  Outside the Washington, DC, area, NARA 
operates a system of nine regions comprised of individual regional 
records services facilities plus the National Personnel Records Center. 
Each of the nine regional administrators operates a program encompassing 
the full life cycle of records, including records management activities 
with records creators, disposal, archival accessioning, records 
processing, and access to records by the public. Historically valuable 
records that are primarily of regional or local interest are maintained 
in most of these facilities, which arrange and preserve the records and 
prepare finding aids to facilitate their use; make the records available 
for use in research rooms; answer written and oral requests for 
information contained in the holdings; and, for a fee, provide copies of 
the records. In addition, many important original records held in NARA 
facilities in the Washington, DC, area, are available in microform in 
most of these regional facilities.
    The Office also operates Federal records centers for the storage and 
servicing of non-current and certain active records of Federal agencies. 
Services include the storage of textual

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and special media records; storage for non-classified and classified 
records; retrieval of records to fulfill statutory requirements and 
conduct daily business; special projects to respond to sudden shifts in 
customer demands; expedited response to congressional inquiries, 
litigation, and urgent business needs; and disposition services, 
providing disposal for records that have reached their required 
retention period or transition to permanent record status in the 
holdings of the National Archives.

For further information, contact the Office of Regional Records 
Services. Phone, 301-837-2950. Fax, 301-837-1617.

               Regional Records Services Facilities--National Archives and Records Administration
                        (HQ: Headquarters facility; A: Facility holding archival records)
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               City                              Address                       Director              Telephone
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Northeast Region (HQ).............  380 Trapelo Rd., Waltham, MA      Diane LeBlanc                 781-647-8745
                                     02154-6399.
  Boston, MA (A)..................  380 Trapelo Rd., Waltham, 02154-  ..........................    781-647-8104
                                     6399.
  Pittsfield, MA..................  100 Conte Dr., 01201-8230.......  ..........................    413-445-6885
  New York City, NY (A)...........  201 Varick St., 10014-4811......  ..........................    212-337-1300
Mid-Atlantic Region (HQ)..........  900 Market St., Philadelphia, PA  V. Chapman Smith              215-597-3000
                                     19107-4292.
  Center City Philadelphia, PA (A)  900 Market St., 19107-4292......  ..........................    215-597-3000
  Northeast Philadelphia, PA......  14700 Townsend Rd., 19154-1096..  ..........................    215-671-9027
Southeast Region (HQ) (A).........  1557 St. Joseph Ave., East        James McSweeney               404-763-7477
                                     Point, GA 30344-2593.
Great Lakes Region (HQ)...........  7358 S. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL  David E. Kuehl                773-581-7816
                                     60629-5898.
  Chicago, IL (A).................  7358 S. Pulaski Rd., 60629-5898.  ..........................    773-581-7816
  Dayton, OH......................  3150 Springboro Rd., 45439-1883.  ..........................    937-225-2852
Central Plains Region (HQ)........  2312 E. Bannister Rd., Kansas     R. Reed Whitaker              816-926-6920
                                     City, MO 64131-3011.
  Kansas City, MO (A).............  2312 E. Bannister Rd., 64131-     ..........................    816-926-6272
                                     3011.
  Lee's Summit, MO................  200 Space Ctr. Dr., 64064-1182..  ..........................    816-478-7089
Southwest Region (HQ) (A).........  501 W. Felix St., Fort Worth, TX  Kent C. Carter                817-334-5515
                                     76115-3405.
 
Rocky Mountain Region (HQ) (A)....  Bldg. 48, Denver Federal Ctr.,    Barbara Voss                  303-236-0801
                                     Denver, CO 80225-0307.
Pacific Region (HQ)...............  1000 Commodore Dr., San Bruno,    Shirley J. Burton             650-876-9249
                                     CA 94066.
  Laguna Niguel, CA (A)...........  1st Fl. E., 24000 Avila Rd.,      ..........................    949-360-2618
                                     92607-3497.
  San Francisco, CA (A)...........  1000 Commodore Dr., San Bruno,    ..........................    415-876-9009
                                     94066.
Pacific Alaska Region (HQ)........  6125 Sand Point Way NE.,          Steven M. Edwards             206-526-6501
                                     Seattle, WA 98115-7999.
  Seattle, WA (A).................  6125 Sand Point Way NE., 98115-   ..........................    206-526-6501
                                     7999.
  Anchorage, AK (A)...............  654 W. 3d Ave., 99501-2145......  ..........................    907-271-2443
National Personnel Records Center   9700 Page Ave., St. Louis, MO     Ronald L. Hindman             314-538-4201
 (HQ).                               63132.
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National Archives Trust Fund Board  The National Archives Trust Fund 
Boardreceives funds from the sale of reproductions of historic documents 
and publications about the records, as well as from gifts and bequests. 
The Board investsthese funds and uses income to support archival 
functions such as the preparation of publications that make information 
about historic records more widely available. Members of the Board are 
the Archivist of the United States, the Secretary of the Treasury, and 
the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For further information, contact the Secretary, National Archives Trust 
Fund Board. Phone, 301-837-2450.

National Historical Publications and Records Commission  The Commission 
is the grant-making affiliate of the National Archives and Records 
Administration. Its mission is to promote the identification, 
preservation,and dissemination of essential historical documentation. 
Its grants help State and local archives, universities, historical 
societies, and other nonprofit organizations solve preservation problems 
dealing with electronic records, improve training and techniques, 
strengthen archival programs, preserve and process records collections, 
and provide access to them through the publication of finding aids and 
documentary editions of the papers of the Founding Era and other themes 
and historical figures in American history. The Commission works in

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partnership with a national network of State Historical Records Advisory 
Boards.

For further information, contact the National Historical Publications 
and Records Commission. Phone, 202-501-5600. E-mail, nhprc@nara.gov. 
Internet, www.nara.gov/nhprc.

Information Security Oversight Office  The Information Security 
Oversight Office (ISOO) oversees the security classification programs in 
both Government and industry and reports to the President annually on 
their status. Two executive orders serve as the authority for ISOO, and 
the Office receives its policy and program guidance from the National 
Security Council. Now an organizational component of the National 
Archives and Records Administration, ISOO's goals are to hold 
classification activity to the minimum necessary to protect the national 
security; to ensure the safeguarding of classified national security 
information in both Government and industry in cost-effective and 
efficient manner; and to promote declassification and public access to 
information as soon as national security considerations permit.

For further information, contact the Information Security Oversight 
Office. Phone, 202-219-5250.

Sources of Information

Calendar of Events  To be added to the mailing list for the monthly 
National Archives Calendar of Events, call 301-837-1850. For a recorded 
announcement of events at the National Archives building and the 
National Archives at College Park, call 202-501-5000. The hearing 
impaired should call 202-501-5404.

Congressional Affairs  The Congressional Affairs staff maintains contact 
with and responds to inquiries from congressional offices. Phone, 301-
837-1800. Fax, 301-837-0311.

Contracts  Individuals seeking to do business with NARA may obtain 
detailed information from the Acquisitions Services Division, National 
Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 
20740-6001. Phone, 301-837-3100. Fax, 301-837-3227.

Educational Opportunities  The agency offers several courses on archival 
and records management principles and on using NARA resources for 
research. For information on specific topics, contact the public 
programs education staff at 301-837-3475. Fax, 301-837-3601
    For information about the ``Modern Archives Institute,'' contact the 
Office of Records Services-Washington, DC, West Moat, National Archives 
Bldg., 700 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 20408-0001. Phone 202-
501-5390.
    For information about records management workshops, contact the Life 
Cycle Management Division (phone, 301-837-3560), any regional records 
services facility, or the Office of Regional Records Services (phone, 
301-837-2950).
    For information about ``The Federal Register: What It Is and How To 
Use It,'' call 202-523-4534.
    For information about the ``Institute for the Editing of Historical 
Documents'' at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, or fellowships in 
documentary editing and archival administration contact NHPRC, National 
Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20408-0001. Phone, 202-501-5610. E-mail, nhprc@nara.gov. 
Internet, www.nara.gov/nhprc.

Electronic Access  Information about NARA and its holdings and 
publications is available electronically (Internet, www.nara.gov. E-
mail, inquire@nara.gov).

Employment  For job opportunities nationwide, contact the nearest NARA 
facility or the Human Resources Operations Branch, Room 2004, 9700 Page 
Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63132. Phone, 800-827-4898 (toll free). TDD, 314-
538-4799. Internet, www.nara.gov.

Fax-on-Demand  To use the fax-on-demand service, call 301-837-0990 from 
a fax machine handset and follow the voice instructions. One of the 
options that can be selected is a list of the available documents. There 
is no charge for using fax-on-demand, other than for any long distance 
telephone charges users may incur.

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Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Requests  Requests should be 
directed as follows:
    For operational records of the National Archives and Records 
Administration, contact the NARA Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act 
Officer, General Counsel Staff, National Archives and Records 
Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001. Phone, 
301-837-1750. Fax, 301-837-0293.
    For historically valuable records in the custody of the Office of 
Records Services-Washington, DC, contact the Special Access/FOIA Staff, 
National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College 
Park, MD 20740-6001. Phone, 301-837-3190. Fax, 301-837-1864.
    For historically valuable records in the custody of a regional 
records services facility, contact the facility serving the appropriate 
region (see listing in the preceding text) or the Office of Regional 
Records Services. Phone, 301-837-2950. Fax, 301-837-1617.
    For historical records in the custody of a Presidential library, 
contact the library that has custody of the records (see listing in the 
preceding text).
    For records in the physical custody of the Washington National 
Records Center or the records center operation in a regional records 
services facility, contact the Federal agency that transferred the 
records to the facility.

Grants  For Grants or NHPRC grants, contact NHPRC, National Archives and 
Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Ave, NW., Washington, DC 20408-
0001. Phone, 202-501-5610. E-mail, nhprc@nara.gov. Internet, 
www.nara.gov/nhprc.

Museum Shops  Publications, document facsimiles, and souvenirs are 
available for sale at each Presidential library, and at some regional 
records services facilities.

Public Affairs  The Public Affairs staff maintains contact with and 
responds to inquiries from the media, issues press releases and other 
literature, and maintains contact with organizations representing the 
archival profession, scholarly organizations, and other groups served by 
NARA. Phone, 301-837-1800.

Public Programs  Contact the Office of Public Programs (NWE), National 
Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC 20408. Phone, 202-
501-5210. Fax, 202-501-5239.

Publications  Agency publications, including facsimiles of certain 
documents, finding aids to records, and Prologue, a scholarly journal 
published quarterly, are available from the Customer Service Center 
(NWCC1), NARA, Room 403, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20408-0001. Phone, 866-325-7208 (toll free) or 202-501-5235. Fax, 202-
501-7170.
    Records managementpublications are available from the National 
Archives Customer Service Center (NWCC2), Room 1000, National Archives 
at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001. Phone, 
301-837-2000. Fax, 301-837-0483. Internet, www.nara.gov/publications.
    Information about laws, regulations, and Presidential documents is 
available from the Office of the Federal Register (NFS), NARA, 
Washington, DC 20408. Phone, 202-523-5227. Internet, www.nara.gov/
fedreg.
    NHPRC guidelines are available from the NHPRC, National Archives and 
Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 
20408-0001. Phone, 202-501-5610. E-mail, nhprc@nara.gov. Internet, 
www.nara.gov/nhprc.

Reference Services  Records are available for research purposes in 
reading rooms at the National Archives building, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC (phone, 202-501-5400); at the National Archives at 
College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD (phone, 866-272-6272 
toll free); and at each Presidential library and regional records 
services facility that holds archival records (see listings in the 
preceding text). Written requests for information may be sent to any of 
these units, or they may be addressed to the Customer Services Division, 
National Archives at College Park, Room 1000, 8601 Adelphi Road, College 
Park, MD 20740-6001. Phone,

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866-272-6272 (toll free). E-mail, inquire@nara.gov.
    The Nixon Presidential Materials Staff is located in Room 1320 at 
the National Archives at College Park. Some Nixon materials are 
available for public inspection, but researchers are advised to contact 
the staff in advance to ascertain the availability of materials before 
visiting the facility. Phone, 301-837-3290.
    The Public Inspection Desk of the Office of the Federal Register is 
open every Federal business day for public inspection of documents filed 
for publication in the next day's edition of the Federal Register, at 
Suite 700, 800 North Capitol Street NW., Washington, DC. Phone, 202-523-
5240.

Speakers and Presentations  Community and school outreach programs are 
presented upon request. Interested groups in the Washington, DC, area 
should call 202-501-5205. Groups outside the Washington, DC, area should 
contact the regional records services facility or Presidential library 
in their areas (see listings in the preceding text).
    Education specialists present workshops at regional and national 
conferences of humanities professionals and as in-service training for 
teachers. For further information, contact the public programs education 
staff. Phone, 301-837-3475.

Teaching Materials  Education specialists have developed low-cost 
documentary teaching materials for classroom use. Each kit deals with an 
historical event or theme and includes document facsimiles and teaching 
aids. For further information, contact the public programs education 
staff. Phone, 301-837-3475.
Visits  Individuals or groups may request general or specialty visits 
behind the scenes at the National Archives building. Visits are given by 
reservation only, and individuals are requested to make reservations at 
least 4 weeks in advance. Visits are given at 10:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., 
Monday through Friday. Visits of the National Archives at College Park, 
MD, may also be arranged. For information and reservations, contact the 
Visitor and Volunteer Services between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through 
Friday. Phone, 202-501-5205.

Volunteer ServiceOpportunities  A wide variety of opportunities is 
available for volunteers. At the National Archives building and the 
National Archives at College Park, MD, volunteers conduct tours, provide 
information in the Exhibition Hall, work with staff archivists in 
processing historic documents, and serve as genealogical aides in the 
genealogical orientation room. For further information, call 202-501-
5205. Similar opportunities exist in the Presidential libraries and at 
the regional records services facilities that house archival records. If 
outside the Washington, DC, area, contact the facility closest to you 
for further information on volunteer opportunities.

For further information, write or visit the National Archives and 
Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20408-0001. Phone, 202-501-5400. Internet, www.nara.gov. E-mail, 
inquire@nara.gov.

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