Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

NARA Freedom of Information Act Service Centers and Public Liaisons


Chief FOIA Officer

Gary M. Stern
General Counsel
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 3110
College Park, MD 20740-6001
301-837-1750 (phone)
301-837-0293 (fax)
garym.stern@nara.gov


FOIA Public Liaisons

NARA Operational Records (except Office of Inspector General)
FOIA requester Service Center telephone number: 301-837-3642
FOIA Public Liaison:
Gary M. Stern
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 3110
College Park, MD 20740-6001
Telephone number: 301-837-1750
E-mail address:  garym.stern@nara.gov

NARA Office of Inspector General Records
FOIA requester Service Center telephone number: 301-837-3000
FOIA Public Liaison:
John Simms
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 1300
College Park, MD 20740-6001
Telephone number: 301-837-3197
E-mail address:  john.simms@nara.gov

Accessioned Executive Branch Agency Records - Washington, DC Area
FOIA requester Service Center telephone number: 301-837-3190
FOIA Public Liaison: Martha Wagner Murphy
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500
College Park, MD 20740-6001
Telephone number: 301-837-3270
E-mail address:  dc.foia.liaison@nara.gov


Presidential Records Subject to Presidential Records Act (PRA) and FOIA

  • Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
    FOIA requester Service Center telephone number: 800-410-8354
    FOIA Public Liaison:

    John Laster
    700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room 104
    Washington, DC 20408-0001
    Telephone number: 202-357-5200
    E-mail address:  john.laster@nara.gov

  • George Bush Presidential Library
    FOIA requester Service Center telephone number: 979-691-4041
    FOIA Public Liaison:

    John Laster
    700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room 104
    Washington, DC 20408-0001
    Telephone number: 202-357-5200
    E-mail address:  john.laster@nara.gov

  • William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library
    FOIA requester Service Center telephone number: 501-244-2877
    FOIA Public Liaison:

    John Laster
    700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room 104
    Washington, DC 20408-0001
    Telephone number: 202-357-5200
    E-mail address:  john.laster@nara.gov

  • Gore Vice Presidential Records
    FOIA requester Service telephone number 202-357-5200
    FOIA Public Liaison: John Laster 202-357-5200
     

Federal Records at Pre-PRA Presidential Libraries*

*Papers documenting presidential administrations from President Hoover through President Carter (excluding Nixon Presidential materials) are donated historical materials transferred to the National Archives and Records Administration pursuant to 44 USC 2111. Nixon Presidential historical materials are governed by the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act (PRMPA) (44 USC 2111 note) and are also not subject to FOIA. The Presidents donated these materials under deeds of gift that outline the terms of access that apply to these records. Each library maintains a very small number of Federal records that are subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. To inquire about a FOIA request submitted to any of the following Presidential Libraries or the Nixon Presidential Materials Staff, please contact the customer service center or Public Liaisons listed.

Presidential Records Not Subject to Presidential Records Act (PRA) and FOIA

  • Jimmy Carter Library
    FOIA requester Service Center telephone number: 404-865-7100
    FOIA Public Liaison: John Laster Telephone number: 202-357-5200
     
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
    FOIA requester Service Center telephone number: 785-263-6700
    FOIA Public Liaison: John Laster Telephone number: 202-357-5200
     
  • Gerald R. Ford Library
    FOIA requester Service Center telephone number: 734-205-0555
    FOIA Public Liaison: John Laster Telephone number: 202-357-5200
     
  • Herbert Hoover Library
    FOIA requester Service Center telephone number: 319-643-5301
    FOIA Public Liaison: John Laster Telephone number: 202-357-5200
     
  • Lyndon B. Johnson Library
    FOIA requester Service Center telephone number: 512-721-0212
    FOIA Public Liaison: John Laster Telephone number: 202-357-5200
     
  • John F. Kennedy Library
    FOIA requester Service Center telephone number: 617-514-1609
    FOIA Public Liaison: John Laster Telephone number: 202-357-5200
     
  • Nixon Presidential Materials Staff
    FOIA requester Service Center telephone number: 301-837-3290
    FOIA Public Liaison: John Laster Telephone number: 202-357-5200
     
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Library
    FOIA requester Service Center telephone number: 845-486-1142
    FOIA Public Liaison: John Laster Telephone number: 202-357-5200
     
  • Harry S. Truman Library
    FOIA requester Service Center telephone number: 816-268-8272
    FOIA Public Liaison: John Laster Telephone number: 202-357-5200

Other NARA Locations

National Personnel Records Center

  • Official Military Personnel Files (non-archival) 
    FOIA requester Service Center telephone number: 314-801-0800
    FOIA Public Liaison:

    Kevin Pratt
    1 Archives Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63138-1002
    Telephone number: 314-801-0582
    E-mail address:  kevin.pratt@nara.gov

  • The National Archives at St. Louis
    Archival Military Personnel Files and other Accessioned Military Records
    Archival Civilian Personnel Files
    FOIA Public Liaison:

    Bryan McGraw
    1 Archives Drive, Room 340
    St. Louis, MO 63138-1002
    Telephone Number: 314-801-9132
    E-mail address: bryan.mcgraw@nara.gov

  • Civilian Official Personnel Folders 
    FOIA requester Service Center telephone number: 314-801-9250
    FOIA Public Liaison:

    Kimberly Gentile
    1411 Boulder Boulevard
    Valmeyer, IL 62295-2603
    Telephone number: 618-935-3005
    E-mail address: kimberly.gentile@nara.gov

  • National Archives at Atlanta
    FOIA requester Service Center telephone number: 770-968-2100
    FOIA Public Liaison: Martha Wagner Murphy
    8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500
    College Park, MD 20740-6001
    Telephone number: 301-837-3270
    E-mail address:  dc.foia.liaison@nara.gov​
     
  • National Archives at Boston
    FOIA Public Liaison: Martha Wagner Murphy
    8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500
    College Park, MD 20740-6001
    Telephone number: 301-837-3270
    E-mail address:  dc.foia.liaison@nara.gov
     
  • National Archives at Chicago
    FOIA requester Service Center telephone number: 773-581-7816
    FOIA Public Liaison: Martha Wagner Murphy
    8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500
    College Park, MD 20740-6001
    Telephone number: 301-837-3270
    E-mail address:  dc.foia.liaison@nara.gov
     
  • Dayton Federal Records Center
    FOIA requester Service Center telephone number: 937-425-0640
    FOIA Public Liaison: Chloe Rena’ Reed
    3150 Springboro Road
    Dayton, Ohio 45439-1883
    Telephone number: 301-837-2024
    E-mail:   chloe.reed@nara.gov
     
  • National Archives at Denver
    FOIA requester Service Center telephone number: 303-407-5740
    FOIA Public Liaison: Martha Wagner Murphy
    8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500
    College Park, MD 20740-6001
    Telephone number: 301-837-3270
    E-mail address:  dc.foia.liaison@nara.gov
     
  • National Archives at Fort Worth
    FOIA requester Service Center telephone number: 817-334-5525
    FOIA Public Liaison: Martha Wagner Murphy
    8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500
    College Park, MD 20740-6001
    Telephone number: 301-837-3270
    E-mail address:  dc.foia.liaison@nara.gov
     
  • National Archives at Kansas City
    FOIA requester Service Center telephone number: 816-268-8000
    FOIA Public Liaison: Martha Wagner Murphy 

    8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500
    College Park, MD 20740-6001
    Telephone number: 301-837-3270
    E-mail address:  dc.foia.liaison@nara.gov
     

  • Lee's Summit Federal Records Center
    FOIA requester Service Center telephone number: 816-268-8100
    FOIA Public Liaison: Dean Donovan
    200 Space Center Drive
    Lee's Summit, Missouri 64064-1182
    Telephone number: 816-268-8141
    E-mail:  dean.donovan@nara.gov
     
  • Lenexa Federal Records Center
    FOIA requester Service Center telephone number: 931-825-7800
    FOIA Public Liaison: Rosemarie Weisz
    17501 W. 98th Street
    Suite 31-50
    Lenexa, KS 66219
    Telephone number: 913-825-7809
    E-mail:  rosemarie.weisz@nara.gov
     
  • National Archives at Riverside
    FOIA requester Service Center telephone number: 951-956-2000
    FOIA Public Liaison: Martha Wagner Murphy
    8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500
    College Park, MD 20740-6001
    Telephone number: 301-837-3270
    E-mail address:  dc.foia.liaison@nara.gov
     
  • National Archives at New York
    FOIA requester Service Center telephone number: 212-401-1620
    FOIA Public Liaison: Martha Wagner Murphy
    8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500
    College Park, MD 20740-6001
    Telephone number: 301-837-3270
    E-mail address:  dc.foia.liaison@nara.gov
     
  • National Archives at Philadelphia
    FOIA requester Service Center telephone number: 215-305-2038
    FOIA Public Liaison: Martha Wagner Murphy
    8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500
    College Park, MD 20740-6001
    Telephone number: 301-837-3270
    E-mail address:  dc.foia.liaison@nara.gov
     
  • Pittsfield Federal Records Center
    FOIA requester Service Center telephone number: 413-236-3600
    FOIA Public Liaison: Ed Kelly
    10 Conte Drive
    Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201-8230
    Telephone number: 413-236-3610
    E-mail:  edmund.kelly@nara.gov
     
  • National Archives at San Francisco
    FOIA requester Service Center telephone number: (650) 238-3501
    FOIA Public Liaison: Martha Wagner Murphy
    8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500
    College Park, MD 20740-6001
    Telephone number: 301-837-3270
    E-mail address:  dc.foia.liaison@nara.gov
     
  • National Archives at Seattle
    FOIA requester Service Center telephone number: 206-336-5115
    FOIA Public Liaison: Martha Wagner Murphy
    8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500
    College Park, MD 20740-6001
    Telephone number: 301-837-3270
    E-mail address:  dc.foia.liaison@nara.gov
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