National Archives at Chicago

Finding Aids

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How to Use the Archives

This is a selected finding aids list of our archival holdings in Chicago, Illinois. We have a variety of guides, reference information papers, lists, and other finding aids.

The small percentage of them that are available online are listed below.

General Finding Aids

Finding Aids by Record Group (RG) Number

RG 15, Records of the Veterans Administration
Records of the National Home for Disabled Soldiers and the National Homes Service of the Veteran Administration:

RG 21, Records of District Courts of the United States

RG 26, Records of the United States Coast Guard

RG 36, Records of the U.S. Customs Service

RG 41, Records of the Bureau of Marine Inspection and Navigation

RG 49, Records of the Bureau of Land Management

RG 58, Records of the Internal Revenue Service

RG 75, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs

RG 77, Records of the Office of the Chief of Engineers

RG 85, Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service

RG 96, Records of the Farmers Home Administration

RG 114, Records of the Soil Conservation Service

RG 147, Records of the Selective Service System

RG 181, Records of Naval Districts and Shore Establishments

RG 228, Records of the Fair Employment Practice Commission

RG 255, Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

RG 270, Records of the War Assets Administration

  • Appraisal and Engineering Reports, 1945-1947

  • Real Property Liquidation Files, 1945-1951, for the Chicago Region

  • Real Property Disposal Case Files for Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin

  • Real Property Accounting Files, 1945 - 1949 for the Cincinnati Region

  • Real Property Status Files, 1945 - 1952 for the Cincinnati Region

  • Appraisal Valuation Reports, 1945 - 1947 for the Cincinnati Region

  • Real Property Liquidation Files, 1945-1950, for the Cincinnati Region

  • Legal Documentation Files, 1940-1949, for the Cincinnati Region

RG 276, Records of the United States Courts of Appeals

RG 291, Records of the Federal Property Resources Service

RG 311, Records of the Federal Emergency Management Agency

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