National Archives at Atlanta

Property Records at the National Archives at Atlanta


RG 270 - War Assets Administration

Disposed of surplus consumer, capital, and producer goods; industrial and maritime real property; and airports and aircraft located in the United States and its territories.

Real Property Disposal Case Files

This series consists of files compiled by the War Assets Administration concerning the disposition of surplus government property acquired by the Federal government for military uses. These properties included military bases and airfields, defense plants, depots, hospitals, forts, housing, industrial properties, and other surplus properties in the States of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina. A typical case file includes a declaration of surplus property, general correspondence, disposal data, inventory lists, appraisals, and deeds. The case files contain primarily textual materials but often include photographs, maps, and architectural drawings.