About the National Archives

Office of Records Services, Washington, DC (NW)

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The Office of Records Services, Washington, DC has custodial responsibility for the historically valuable records of the three branches of the Federal Government in the Washington, DC area.

Through its programs, the office appraises, accessions, preserves, describes, and provides access to these records.

Access Programs

Modern Records Programs

  • Life Cycle Management

  • Washington National Records Center

  • Initial Processing/Declassification

  • Electronic and Special Media Records

Preservation Programs

  • Document Conservation

  • Special Media Preservation

Center for the National Archives Experience

Center for Legislative Archives


NARA's organization is based upon the priorities established in Preserving the Past to Protect the Future, the Strategic Plan of the National Archives and Records Administration.

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