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Press Release
July 6, 2010

National Archives Announces Pilot Program in Research Room at Archives I in DC

New Saturday records retrieval at Archives I - all Saturdays in July, 2010

Washington, DC…For the month of July, 2010, the National Archives in Washington, DC, (Archives I) will undertake a pilot program to provide archival records retrieval services on Saturdays. This pull service is only for records that have designated retrieval information, and this pilot program is for Archives I only.

Records will be retrieved for use in the research room at the following “pull” times: 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. See details about this pilot program and specific Saturday records retrieval procedures at Archives I in July [http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/newsletter/researcher-news.pdf].

See information on research at Archives I in Washington, DC, specifically, [http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/washington/researcher-info.html].

See information on general research at National Archives facilities nationwide, [http://www.archives.gov/research/start/plan-visit.html].

Background

The National Archives is the Federal agency that serves American democracy by safeguarding and preserving the records of our government, ensuring that the people can discover, use, and learn from this documentary heritage. It supports democracy, promotes civic education, and facilitates historical understanding of our national experience. Every subject relating to American history is covered in the nine billion records, the millions of photographs, maps and electronic records and the thousands of motion pictures and audio recordings that are available to the public at the 44 National Archives facilities nationwide.

The National Archives Building in Washington, DC, houses textual and microfilm records relating to genealogy, American Indians, pre-World War II military and naval-maritime matters, the District of Columbia, the D.C. Federal courts, and Congress.

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For more information, contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at 202-357-5300.

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