BROWSE RECORD GROUPS
32 Record Groups*

RG 12 Logo

Record Group 12

1870-1983

Records of the Office of Education,
Record Group 12


Collected and disseminated information on education in the United States and abroad and promoted improved educational practices...
RG 14 Logo

Record Group 14

1917-1938

Records of the United States Railroad Administration,
Record Group 14


Operated such railroads, coastwise steamship lines, inland waterways, and telephone and telegraph companies as were seized...
RG 21 Logo

Record Group 21

1685-1993

Records of District Courts of the United States,
Record Group 21


Serves as the trial courts of general federal jurisdiction.
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Record Group 22

1868-1995

Records of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service [USFWS],
Record Group 22


Administers federal laws and programs for the control and conservation of fish, game birds, and other forms of wildlife. Provides federal aid to the...
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Record Group 26

1785-1988

Records of the United States Coast Guard [USCG],
Record Group 26


Conducts search and rescue operations in and over the high seas and navigable waters of the United States. Provides medical aid...
RG 30 Logo

Record Group 30

1892-1972

Records of the Bureau of Public Roads,
Record Group 30


Supervised the cooperative federal-state highway construction program. Administered the highway beautification...
RG 95 Logo

Record Group 53

1775-1976

Records of the Bureau of the Public Debt,
Record Group 53


Borrows the money needed to operate the Federal Government and accounts for the resulting public debt...
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Record Group 75

1793-1989

Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs [BIA],
Record Group 75


Develops and implements, in cooperation with tribal governments, Native American organizations, other federal agencies, state and local...
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Record Group 77

1789-1996

Records of the Office of the Chief of Engineers [OCE],
Record Group 77


Supervises the activities of the Corps of Engineers. Provides advice and assistance to the Secretary of the Army...
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Record Group 92

1774-1985

Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General [OQMG],
Record Group 92

Provided general supply, mortuary affairs, subsistence, petroleum and water, field services, and material and distribution...
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Record Group 95

1870-1998

Records of the Forest Service,
Record Group 95


Administers the national forest system. Promotes conservation and use of national forests and grasslands. Conducts forest and range research...
RG 110 Logo

Record Group 110

1861-1889

Records of the Provost Marshal General's Bureau,
Record Group 110


Arrested deserters, enrolled men for the draft, enlisted volunteers, and compiled statistics on the physical condition of recruits and on army casualties....
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Record Group 111

1860-1982

Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer,
Record Group 111


Administered the U.S. Army Signal Service (Signal Corps), with overall responsibility for research and development in communications...
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Record Group 127

1775-1981

Records of the United States Marine Corps,
Record Group 127


Provides amphibious forces for service with the fleet and conducts land operations essential to a naval campaign...
RG 129 Logo

Record Group 129

1870-1981

Records of the Bureau of Prisons,
Record Group 129


Administers federal penal and correctional institutions and exercises responsibility for federal prisoners in nonfederal institutions
RG 142 Logo

Record Group 142

1917-1994

Records of the Tennessee Valley Authority [TVA],
Record Group 142


Administers a unified program of resource conservation, development, and use in the Tennessee River Valley. Encourages the economic...
RG 153 Logo

Record Group 143

1885-1967

Records of the Bureau of Supplies and Accounts (Navy),
Record Group 143


Supervised the procurement, receipt, storage, shipment, and issuance of food, fuel, clothing, general stores, and other materials...
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Record Group 156

1797-1969

Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance,
Record Group 156


Developed, tested, maintained, repaired, procured, and distributed army ordnance and ordnance equipment...
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Record Group 163

1917-1939

Records of the Selective Service System (World War I),
Record Group 163


Administered, by means of local civilian boards responsible to state headquarters under the general supervision...
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Record Group 181

1784-1996

Records of Naval Districts and Shore Establishments,
Record Group 181


Maintained navy yards, naval stations, naval bases, naval air installations, and other types of shore establishments....
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Record Group 188

1940-1949

Records of the Office of Price Administration [OPA],
Record Group 188


Stabilized prices and rents by establishing maximum prices for commodities (except agricultural commodities controlled by the Secretary of...
RG 211 Logo

Record Group 211

1936-1947

Records of the War Manpower Commission [WMC],
Record Group 211


Recruited labor for war and essential civilian industries, trained labor for jobs essential to the war effort, analyzed manpower utilization practices...
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Record Group 219

1934-1952

Records of the Office of Defense Transportation [ODT],
Record Group 219


Coordinated and directed the utilization of domestic transportation facilities during World War II. Alleviated postwar freight car shortages...
RG 220 Logo

Record Group 220

1893-1996

Records of Temporary Committees, Commissions, and Boards,
Record Group 220
RG 228 Logo

Record Group 228

1940-1946

Records of the Committee on Fair Employment Practice [COFEP],
Record Group 228


Formulated and interpreted, on an advisory basis, policies to combat employment discrimination based on race, religion, or national origin...
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Record Group 237

1922-1992

Records of the Federal Aviation Administration [FAA],
Record Group 237


Regulates air commerce. Promotes, encourages, and develops civil aeronautics. Controls the military and civil use of U.S. airspace...
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Record Group 245

1937-1948

Records of the Solid Fuels Administration for War [SFAW],
Record Group 245


Administered wartime government controls on solid fuels industries. Advised other agencies concerning solid fuels production, pricing, transportation...
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Record Group 255

1903-1996

Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration [NASA],
Record Group 255

Conducts research on problems of flight. Develops aeronautical and space vehicles. Explores outer space. Participates in international programs...
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Record Group 326

1923-1975

Records of the Atomic Energy Commission [AEC],
Record Group 326

Controlled development and production of atomic weapons. Directed research and development of civilian uses of atomic energy...
RG 336 Logo

Record Group 336

1917-1966

Records of the Office of the Chief of Transportation [OCT],
Record Group 336


Provided transportation services and logistical support to the U.S. Army...
RG 442 Logo

Record Group 442

1921-2004

Records of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC],
Record Group 442


Administers national programs for prevention and control of communicable and vector-borne diseases. Develops and implements programs...
RG 527 Logo

Record Group 527

1845-1950

Records of the United States Marshals Service,
Record Group 527


The duties of each U.S. Marshal and, by delegation, of each deputy U.S. Marshal, include protecting the federal court(s) in their judicial district...
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