Today’s Document from the National Archives

Document for June 19th:
Act of June 19, 1934 ("National Archives Act")


Act of June 19, 1934 ("National Archives Act") (National Archives Identifier: 299840 ); General Records of the United States Government, 1778 - 1992; RG 11, Records of the National Archives and Records Administration; National Archives.

Signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 19, 1934, this act established the National Archives to centralize federal record keeping, with the Archivist of the United States as its chief administrator.

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