Research Our Records

Alert icon Research rooms in every archival facility across the NARA network will be closed on Thursday, September 15. Presidential Libraries and Federal Records Centers will remain open. Regular services will resume on Friday, September 16.

File Folders New to archival research?

Get started using our site to find online records and records kept offline.

magnifying glass Research a Specific Topic

Perform research on people, places, events and other popular topics of interest.

PDF files require the free Adobe Reader.
More information on Adobe Acrobat PDF files is available on our Accessibility page.

News and Notices

red information icon All National Archives research rooms will be closed on Monday, September 5 for Labor Day. Museums in Washington, DC, and at the Presidential libraries will be open. View all Federal Holidays and the operating status of our facilities.

Liberation of ParisToday's Document August 25th: Liberation of Paris

Research Our Records >

The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
1-86-NARA-NARA or 1-866-272-6272