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Module 1: History and Mission of NARA
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How NARA Was Formed
d Animation showing the NHPRC Logo on top with the caption "NHPRC-Documenting Democracy - National Historical Publications and Records Commission." Screen shots of "Creating the National Archives" article in the Prologue magazine, Federal Register Act webpage, Federal Records Act webpage, and Presidential Records Act webpage appear one by one.

The National Archives Act was passed to establish the National Archives as an independent agency and to create the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). Over the next few decades, Congress passed a number of Acts to expand the role of the Agency. To learn more, explore the links below:

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