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Depending on the specific nature of your inquiry (or inquiries), the National Archives may respond via e-mail and/or U.S. mail.

Please note that under certain circumstances, we may respond to different portions of your inquiry via separate replies.

For more information on how we will respond to your inquiry, please read below.

How Will the National Archives Respond?

You will receive a substantive reply to comments, suggestions, compliments, and complaints within seven working days of receipt of your communication.

Responses to general inquiries concerning records in our legal custody can usually be provided within 10 working days after receipt by the reference unit. Responses to more complex inquiries will require additional time to prepare depending on the nature of the request. It may take longer to also respond to large orders for copies of records.

If you are unsure of the kinds of records we have, please see New to Archival Research?

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