Guide to Federal Records

Records of the Federal National Mortgage Association [FNMA]


(Record Group 294)
1938-54

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  • 294.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY
  • 294.2 RECORDS OF THE FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION 1938-54 16 lin. ft.

294.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY

Established: As a wholly owned subsidiary of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC), by redesignation of the National Mortgage Association of Washington, April 5, 1938.

Predecessor Agencies:

  • National Mortgage Association of Washington (Feb.-Apr. 1938)
Transfers: With RFC, Electric Farm and Home Authority, RFC Mortgage Company, Disaster Loan Corporation, Federal Home Loan Bank Board, Home Owners' Loan Corporation, Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation, Federal Housing Administration, and the Export-Import Bank of Washington, to newly established Federal Loan Agency (FLA) by Reorganization Plan No. I of 1939, effective July 1, 1939; to Department of Commerce by EO 9071, February 24, 1942; to FLA pursuant to an act of February 24, 1945 (59 Stat. 5); to Housing and Home Finance Agency, September 7, 1950, pursuant to Reorganization Plan No. 22 of 1950, effective July 10, 1950; to newly established Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) by the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act (79 Stat. 667), September 9, 1965.

Functions: Provided a nationwide general secondary market for mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration, and after July 1948, for some mortgages guaranteed by the Veterans Administration.

Abolished: Effective September 1, 1968, by Title VIII of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 (82 Stat. 536), August 1, 1968.

Successor Agencies: Federal National Mortgage Association, a government-sponsored private corporation, responsible for managing secondary mortgage market operations; and Government National Mortgage Association, HUD, a federal agency responsible for the federally aided housing programs and management and for liquidating functions of former FNMA.

Finding Aids: Katherine H. Davidson and Charles Zaid, comps., "Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the Federal National Mortgage Association," NC 36 (1963).

Related Records: Record copies of publications of the Federal National Mortgage Association in RG 287, Publications of the U.S. Government. Records of the Federal Housing Administration, RG 31.
General Records of the Federal Works Agency, RG 162. Records of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, RG 195.
Records of the Public Housing Administration, RG 196.
General Records of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, RG 207. Records of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, RG 234.
Records of the Office of the Housing Expediter, RG 252.

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294.2 RECORDS OF THE FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION
1938-54

History: Originally chartered as the National Mortgage Association of Washington, a wholly owned subsidiary of the RFC, February 10, 1938, under Title III of the National Housing Act as amended (52 Stat. 23). February 10, 1938. Redesignated FNMA, April 1938. SEE 294.1.

Textual Records: Correspondence and other records, 1938-50. Financial statements, 1938-47. Records relating to declined and canceled loans, 1938-41. Records relating to the marketing of mortgages issued by the Federal Housing Administration, 1938-39. Records of budget officer Walter C. Hand, 1950-53. Budgetary records, 1950-54. Minutes, 1938-50.1


1 NWC98-0297


Bibliographic note: Web version based on Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States. Compiled by Robert B. Matchette et al. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1995.
3 volumes, 2428 pages.

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