Today’s Document from the National Archives

Document for October 19th:
An Act to Establish the National Archives and Records Administration


An Act to Establish the National Archives and Records Administration (National Archives Identifier: 598392); General Records of the United States Government, 1778 - 1992; RG 11, Records of the National Archives and Records Administration; National Archives.

On October 19, 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed Public Law 98-497, which made the National Archives an independent agency as of April 1, 1985.

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Yesterday's document: October 18th
Lee's Demand for John Brown's Surrender

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Senate Approval of the Louisiana Purchase

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