National Archives at Atlanta

Guide to Archival Holdings at the National Archives at Atlanta

Introduction

This guide provides record group level descriptions for archival holdings maintained at NARA's Southeast Region in Atlanta, Georgia. A record group, the basic unit of archival control, is a body of organizationally related records designated by a number and the name of the federal agency, bureau, or activity that created or received them. NARA's Southeast Region in Atlanta has 104 record groups, representing Federal agencies, bureaus, or other administrative units including federal courts in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

How to Use This Guide

Access to record group entries can be by: Subject - Users with an interest in a specific subject can go to the list of subjects, A - L and M - Z. The list provides access to subjects covered in a specific record group. It is not an exhaustive index to individual documents or files.

Record Group Number - Users who know the number of the record group that interests them can go to the numerical list of record groups.

Record Group Title - Users who know the title of the record group that interests them can go to the alphabetical list of record groups.

Explanation of Record Group Entries Sample Entry
Administrative History - Brief history of the agency. For a more detailed history see Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States Administrative History - The General Land Office (GLO) was established within the Department of the Treasury by an act of April 25, 1812, to administer all public land transactions except surveying and map work (which came under the supervision of the GLO in 1836). In 1849, the GLO was transferred to the Department of the Interior where it was merged with the Grazing Service in 1946 to form the Bureau of Land Management. The Bureau classifies, manages, and disposes of public lands and their resources and administers Federally-owned mineral resources on non-Federal land and on the Outer Continental Shelf. 
Records Description - Inclusive dates, quantity of records; information on creating office, content, types of textual records; existence of nontextual records. Records Description - Dates: 1800-1908 Volume: 38 cubic feet 
Records of land offices in Illinois, 1814-1885; Indiana, 1807-1876; Minnesota, 1855-1882; Ohio, 1800-1828; and Wisconsin, 1888-1905. 
The records document the name of the purchaser or grantee, county of residence at the time of purchase, legal description of the land, and the certificate number. Included are entries for cash payments, credit certificates, and purchase applications; copies of correspondence; homestead information; and abstracts of land warrants. For Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio, there is a docket of homestead entries, 1868-1908. The records are bound volumes (record books), some containing an index. 
Finding Aids - Published and informal preliminary inventories, box contents lists, folder title lists and other aids to using the records. Finding Aids - Entries 47, 48, 53, 61, and 67 in Harry P. Yoshpe and Philip Brower, comps., Preliminary Inventory of the Land-entry Papers of the General Land Office, PI 22 (1949). 
Related Microfilm Publications - National Archives microfilm publications held by the Atlanta facility of records related to those described in this entry, listed in alpha/numeric order.  Related Microfilm Publications - M8, Journal and Report of James L. Cathcart and James Hutton, Agents Appointed by the Secretary of the Navy to Survey Timber Resources Between the Mermentau and Mobile Rivers 1818-1819; M25, Miscellaneous Letters Sent by the General Land Office, 1796-1889; M27, Letters Sent by the General Land Office to the Surveyor General, 1796-1901
Restrictions - Federal records may be restricted by Federal statute or the creating agency, or may carry a national security classification. Notice of restriction is given where applicable.  

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Alphabetical List of Record Groups

Adjutant General's Office, 1917- RG 407

Agricultural Engineering, Bureau of RG 8

Agricultural Economics, Bureau of RG 83

Agricultural Research Service RG 310

Agricultural Statistics Service, National RG 355

Air Force (Air Staff), Headquarters U.S. RG 341

Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations, U.S. RG 342

Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration RG 511

American Revolution Bicentennial Administration RG 452

Army Air Forces RG 18

Army Coast Artillery Districts and Defenses, 1901-1942, U.S. RG 392

Army Staff RG 319

Atomic Energy Commission RG 326

Attorneys, United States RG 118

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention RG 442

Coast and Geodetic Survey RG 23

Coast Guard, U.S. RG 26

Community Services Administration RG 381

Customs Service, U.S. RG 36

Defense Civil Preparedness Agency RG 397

Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for RG 442

District Courts of the United States RG 21

Education, Office of RG 12

Engineers, Office of the Chief of RG 77

Environmental Protection Agency RG 412

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission RG 403

Farm Credit Administration RG 103

Farmers Home Administration RG 96

Federal Property Resources Service RG 291

Federal Highway Administration RG 406

Federal Housing Administration RG 31

Fish and Wildlife Service RG 22

Food and Drug Administration RG 88

Food Administration, U.S. RG 4

Forest Service RG 95

General Services Administration RG 269

Headquarters U.S. Air Force (Air Staff) RG 341

Highway Administration, Federal RG 406

Housing Administration, Federal RG 31

Housing Expediter, Office of the RG 252

Indian Arts and Crafts Board RG 435

Indian Affairs, Bureau of RG 75

Internal Revenue Service RG 58

Interior, Office of the Secretary of the RG 48

Judge Advocate General (Navy) RG 125

Justice, Department of RG 60

Labor Relations Board, National RG 25

Land Management, Bureau of RG 49

Marine Corps, U.S. RG 127

Marine Inspection and Navigation, Bureau of RG 41

Marshals Service, United States RG 527

Mine Safety and Health Administration RG 433

Mines, U.S. Bureau of RG 70

Mint, U.S. RG 104

National Labor Relations Board RG 25

National Youth Administration RG 118

National Agricultural Statistics Service RG 355

National Park Service RG 79

National Aeronautics and Space Administration RG 255

National Recovery Administration RG 9

Natural Resources Conservation Service RG 114

Naval Personnel, Bureau of RG 24

Nuclear Regulatory Commission RG 431

Ordnance, Bureau of RG 74

Park Service, National RG 79

Petroleum Administration for War RG 253

Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering, Bureau of RG 54

Post Office Department RG 28

Price Stabilization, Office of RG 295

Prisons, Bureau of RG 129

Property Resources Service, Federal RG 291

Public Debt, Bureau of the RG 53

Public Buildings Service RG 121

Public Health Service, 1912-1968 RG 85

Public Roads, Bureau of RG 30

Quartermaster General, Office of the RG 92

Railroad Administration, U.S. RG 14

Regional Committees and Commissions RG 414

Secretary of the Interior, Office of the RG 48

Selective Service System, 1940- RG 147

Selective Service System (World War I) RG 163

Shipping Board, U.S. RG 32

Signal Officer, Office of the Chief RG 111

Solid Fuels Administration for War RG 245

Surgeon General (Army), Office of the RG 112

Tennessee Valley Authority RG 142

Transportation, Office of the Chief of RG 336

Veterans Administration RG 15

Wage and Salary Stabilization Boards of the Economic Stabilization Agency RG 293

War Assets Administration RG 270

Weather Bureau RG 27

Yards and Docks, Bureau of RG 71  

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Numerical List of Record Groups

RG 4 Records of the U.S. Food Administration
 
RG 8 Records of the Bureau of Agricultural Engineering 

RG 9 Records of the National Recovery Administration 

RG 12 Records of the Office of Education

RG 14 Records of the U.S. Railroad Administration

RG 15 Records of the Veterans Administration 

RG 18 Records of the Army Air Forces 

RG 21 Records of the District Courts of the United States 

RG 22 Records of the Fish and Wildlife Service 

RG 23 Records of the Coast and Geodetic Survey
 
RG 24 Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel

RG 25 Records of the National Labor Relations Board

RG 26 Records of the U.S. Coast Guard
 
RG 27 Records of the Weather Bureau
 
RG 28 Records of the Post Office Department
 
RG 30 Records of the Bureau of Public Roads
 
RG 31 Records of the Federal Housing Administration
 
RG 32 Records of the U.S. Shipping Board
 
RG 36 Records of the U.S. Customs Service
 
RG 41 Records of the Bureau of Marine Inspection and Navigation
 
RG 48 Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Interior
 
RG 49 Records of the Bureau of Land Management
 
RG 53 Records of the Bureau of the Public Debt
 
RG 54 Records of the Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering
 
RG 58 Records of the Internal Revenue Service
 
RG 60 General Records of the Department of Justice
 
RG 70 Records of the U.S. Bureau of Mines
 
RG 71 Records of the Bureau of Yards and Docks
 
RG 74 Records of the Bureau of Ordnance
 
RG 75 Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs
 
RG 77 Records of the Office of the Chief of Engineers
 
RG 79 Records of the National Park Service
 
RG 83 Records of the Bureau of Agricultural Economics
 
RG 88 Records of the Food and Drug Administration
 
RG 90 Records of the Public Health Service, 1912-1968
 
RG 92 Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General
 
RG 95 Records of the Forest Service
 
RG 96 Records of the Farmers Home Administration
 
RG 103 Records of the Farm Credit Administration
 
RG 104 Records of the U.S. Mint
 
RG 111 Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer
 
RG 112 Records of the Office of the Surgeon General (Army)
 
RG 114 Records of the Natural Resources Conservation Service
 
RG 118 Records of United States Attorneys
 
RG 119 Records of the National Youth Administration
 
RG 121 Records of the Public Buildings Service
 
RG 125 Records of the Judge Advocate General (Navy)
 
RG 127 Records of the U.S. Marine Corps
 
 RG 129 Records of the Bureau of Prisons
 
RG 133 Records of the Federal Coordinator of Transportation
 
RG 137 Records of the Federal Supply Service
 
RG 142 Records of the Tennessee Valley Authority
 
RG 143 Records of the Bureau of Supplies and Accounts (Navy)
 
RG 146 Records of the U.S. Civil Service Commission
 
RG 147 Records of the Selective Service System, 1940-
 
RG 154 Records of the War Finance Corporation
 
RG 155 Records of the Wage and Hour Division
 
RG 156 Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance
 
RG 158 Records of the Capital Issues Committee
 
RG 163 Records of the Selective Service System (World War I)
 
RG 165 Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs
 
RG 175 Records of the Chemical Warfare Service
 
RG 181 Records of Naval Districts and Shore Establishments
 
RG 187 Records of the National Resources Planning Board
 
RG 188 Records of the Office of Price Administration
 
RG 190 Records of the Bureau of War Risk Litigation
 
RG 202 Records of the National War Labor Board (World War II)
 
RG 211 Records of the War Manpower Commission
 
RG 219 Records of the Office of Defense Transportation
 
RG 228 Records of the Committee on Fair Employment Practice
 
RG 234 Records of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation
 
RG 237 Records of the Federal Aviation Administration
 
RG 245 Records of the Solid Fuels Administration for War
 
RG 252 Records of the Office of the Housing Expediter
 
RG 253 Records of the Petroleum Administration for War
 
RG 255 Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
 
RG 269 General Records of the General Services Administration
 
RG 270 Records of the War Assets Administration
 
RG 291 Records of the Federal Property Resources Service
 
RG 293 Records of the Wage and Salary Stabilization Boards of the Economic Stabilization Agency
 
RG 295 Records of the Office of Price Stabilization
 
RG 310 Records of the Agricultural Research Service
 
RG 319 Records of the Army Staff
 
RG 326 Records of the Atomic Energy Commission
 
RG 336 Records of the Office of the Chief of Transportation
 
RG 338 Records of the U.S. Army Commands, 1942-
 
RG 341 Records of Headquarters U.S. Air Force (Air Staff)
 
RG 342 Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations
 
RG 355 Records of the National Agricultural Statistics Service
 
RG 381 Records of the Community Services Administration
 
RG 392 Records of the U.S. Army Coast Artillery Districts and Defenses, 1901-1942
 
RG 397 Records of the Defense Civil Preparedness Agency

RG 403 Records of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
 
RG 406 Records of the Federal Highway Administration
 
RG 407 Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1917-
 
RG 412 Records of the Environmental Protection Agency
 
RG 414 Records of Regional Committees and Commissions
 
RG 431 Records of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
 
RG 433 Records of the Mine Safety and Health Administration

RG 435 Records of the Indian Arts and Crafts Board
 
RG 442 Records of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 
RG 452 Records of the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration
 
RG 511 Records of the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration
 
RG 527 Records of the United States Marshals Service

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