National Archives at New York City

For Congress

The Northeast Region staff will research records of Federal agency field offices and Federal courts to assist Members of Congress and their constituents to establish U.S. citizenship status of individuals seeking rights and benefits to which they are entitled.

As an active participant in the education of students of all ages, the Northeast Region offers many services to students and educators. Students can discover how to find and use primary sources and learn more about National History Day. Educators will find primary sources linked to the curriculum guidelines for their state and learn about FREE resources which are available to them and their students.

The Northeast Region also 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 care and protection that they deserve. The papers are the property of the individual legislator and must be removed from the facility 90 days after the Member leaves office.

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

  • Basic records disposition and files maintenance assistance
  • Storage cartons and forms to facilitate shipping records
  • 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

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