- Our hours have changed:
We are now open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are no longer open late on Wednesdays.
- Learn about our Regional Residency Fellowship Program for 2013 (PDF). Academic and independent historians, public and local historians, and writers are encouraged to apply.
- For details about the May 22 release of the A-Files and dedication of the Tom Lantos Research Center see this media alert.
- Alien Files (A-Files) at the National Archives at San Francisco
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.
Resources for Teaching History in California
National Archives at San Francisco
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.
- Please contact us for an appointment in advance to make the best use of your time at 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 through Friday, 7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Closed weekends and Federal holidays.