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NARA staff in Washington, DC, gathered on the Constitution Avenue steps on April 1, 1985


NARA staff in Washington, DC, gathered on the Constitution Avenue steps on April 1, 1985

NARA staff in Washington, DC, gathered on the Constitution Avenue steps on April 1, 1985, Photo by Hugh Talman; RG 64, Records of the National Archives and Records Administration; National Archives.

On April 1, 1985, the effective date of the National Archives and Records Act of 1984, the National Archives and Records Administration became an independent agency.
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