National Archives at St. Louis

Access to Morning Reports and Unit Rosters

ARCHIVAL RECORDS - ACCESS
Army Morning Reports and Unit Rosters, dated 1912-1959, and all Air Force Morning Reports, are archival records.*

Written requests for archival Morning Reports and Unit Rosters are not accepted. Individuals may only access these records by: COPY FEES: There is no fee to request and review an archival record in the Archival Research Room. However, the NARA fee schedule authorizes the Agency to collect fees from the public for copies of archival records (44 USC 2116c and 44 USC 2307).
  • Attendant reproduction services are: $2.90 per microfilm to paper copy

  • Self service copies are $ .50 per microfilm to paper copy
If you or your designated representative decide to review the records, please notify us in advance of your visit so we can make the necessary arrangements. You will need to speak to an Attendant at 314-801-0850 to schedule an appointment to visit our Archival Research Room.

* Army Morning Reports and Unit Rosters, dated 1912-1959, and all Air Force Morning Reports, are archival records. These records have been accessioned into the National Archives and are open to the public. Army Morning Reports and Unit Rosters, dated 1960-1974, are non-archival. Non-archival records are maintained under the Federal Records Center Program and are subject to access restrictions. See below for information on how to access non-archival Morning Reports and Unit Rosters.


FEDERAL RECORDS - (NON-ARCHIVAL RECORDS) ACCESS
Army Morning Reports and Unit Rosters, dated 1960-1974, are non-archival.*

Individuals may access these records by submitting a written request for copies of the records via postal mail or fax. Federal law [5 USC 552a(b)] requires that all requests for records and information be submitted in writing. Each request must be signed (in cursive) and dated (within the last year).

Please include as much of the following information in your request: the exact unit of assignment ("Company A, 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment"), a description of the action ("I was wounded and sent to a hospital") and an approximate date ("June 1944"). Without this type of information, the NPRC may be unable to perform a search.

SEARCH FEES: The NPRC may assess a fee for non-archival records, depending on the number of searches required. If that is the case, payment is required before the searches are undertaken. Fees are assessed for our time spent locating the records (at the rate of $13.25 per hour) and for any copies that are made (first 6 pages, $3.50; each additional page, $0.10), with a minimum charge of $8.30. A deposit of $8.30 is required before we begin the search. You will be billed for any additional costs. All remittances should be made payable to the National Personnel Records Center.

Individuals who have a strong desire to view these records in person may request an appointment in our Federal Records Center Research Room.

OBTAINING RELEASE AUTHORIZATION FROM ARMY: If you wish to review Army non-archival morning reports in person, you will first need to write to the following office to obtain the required authorization for access to these records:

Department of the Army
Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts Office
7701 Telegraph Road
Alexandria, VA 22315-3860

* Army Morning Reports and Unit Rosters, dated 1960-1974, are non-archival. Non-archival records are maintained under the Federal Records Center Program and are subject to access restrictions. Army Morning Reports and Unit Rosters, dated 1912-1959, and all Air Force Morning Reports, are archival records. These records have been accessioned into the National Archives and are open to the public. See above for information on how to access archival Morning Reports and Unit Rosters.

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