Federal Records Centers

Congressional Records Storage

The Federal Records Centers Program provides temporary storage for inactive records and personal papers accumulated by Senators and Representatives during their terms in Congress. This service is provided to Members as a courtesy, to ensure that their papers receive the proper care and protection. The papers are the property of the individual legislator and must be removed from the facility 90 days after the Member leaves office. While existing records will remain in storage until the conclusion of a Member’s term, this service will not be extended past the conclusion of the 116th Congress as courtesy storage.

In addition to storage, the FRCP also provides the following:

  • Basic records disposition and files maintenance assistance
  • Prompt retrieval of stored documents
  • Advice to members, when they leave office, on the process of withdrawing their papers for deposit in the repository of their choice

For more information on Congressional Records Storage please contact the NARA Account Manager for Congress.