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The Know Your Records program provides educational resources on how to access and do research using U.S. Federal Government records held at the National Archives and Records Administration.

Upcoming Event

Friday, March 15, 2-3:30 p.m. ET

National Declassification Center (NDC): Releasing All We Can, Protecting What We Must

William G. McGowan Theater and YouTube

In recognition of Sunshine Week, join our panel discussion on NDC's mission to align people, processes, and technologies to advance the declassification and public release of historically valuable permanent records while maintaining national security.  Video  | Presentation Slides


  • Overview by William (Bill) Fischer, NDC Director
  • Evaluation/Special Projects by Madeline Proctor
  • Processing & Release by M’Lisa Whitney
  • Special Media & Electronic Records by Cary McStay
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)/Mandatory Declassification Review (MDR) by Don McIlwain

Video Playlists on YouTube

View videos from previous events on people, places, events and other popular topics of interest for your research.

View our latest video: Bringing History To Life: Documenting Artifacts

In a four-part presentation, researcher John Emond illustrates the importance of documenting artifacts so their history is preserved – not lost.  The presentation shows how well-documented objects/artifacts help us to find and understand the broader historical context of when these objects were in use.   Presentation Slides/Handout

Declaration of Independence  America's Founding Documents

globe  Foreign Policy, Military Records & Investigations

group of people  People

map  Places

US Capitol Dome  Federal Government

astronaut  Maritime, Aviation, Science & Technology

newspaper  Events, Centennials & Holidays

World War II PhotoArts & Culture

All events listed in the calendar are free unless noted.