- We are updating our web page with information on our holdings including our Immigration and A Files. Please check back soon.
- For details about the release of the A-Files and dedication of the Tom Lantos Research Center see this media alert.
1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire
View our online exhibit with documents about the earthquake aftermath
Visit the online Exhibit, The Deadly Virus: The Influenza Epidemic of 1918, featuring holdings from the National Archives at Riverside and San Francisco.
National Archives at San Francisco
We will continue accepting email requests for records, but we will be unable to process them or schedule appointments until reopening. If you have an emergency, please leave a message on our main telephone, 650-238-3501.
The holdings of the National Archives at San Francisco include over 70,000 cubic feet of original records dating from the 1850s to the 1980s, with a limited number of records as recent as the early 2000s. These records were generated by the Federal courts and more than 100 Federal agency field offices in:
- California (northern and central)
- Nevada (except Clark County)
- American Samoa
- former Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
i.e. Marshall, Caroline, and Northern Mariana Islands
Our holdings are a primary resource for the study of Asian-Pacific immigration, environmental and natural history, naval and military activity in the Pacific, the American Indian experience, and many other aspects of United States history.
Learn more about our holdings and the areas they cover
We also have a large collection of National Archives microfilm relating to the history of our region as well as limited genealogical records from elsewhere in the United States. Our Research Room public access computers provide free, on-site access to several genealogical web sites.
The National Archives at San Francisco is located in the Leo J. Ryan Memorial Federal Building in San Bruno, California and is home to the Tom Lantos Research Center.
Call us for an appointment at (650) 238-3501.
Please wait for confirmation from our staff of your appointment time and date before traveling to our facility.
Leo J. Ryan Memorial Federal Building
1000 Commodore Drive
San Bruno, California 94066-2350
Phone: (650) 238-3501
The facility is located in San Bruno, California, approximately 12 miles south of San Francisco, about 5 minutes from San Francisco International Airport.
Monday-Friday by appointment
Please wait for a confirmation from our staff of your appointment time and date before traveling to our facility.