Access to Morning Reports and Unit Rosters
|FEDERAL RECORDS - (NON-ARCHIVAL RECORDS) ACCESS|
|Army Morning Reports and Unit Rosters, dated 1960-1974, are non-archival.*
Individuals may access these records by submitting a written request for copies of the records via postal mail or fax. Federal law [5 USC 552a(b)] requires that all requests for records and information be submitted in writing. Each request must be signed (in cursive) and dated (within the last year).
Please include as much of the following information in your request: the exact unit of assignment ("Company A, 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment"), a description of the action ("I was wounded and sent to a hospital") and an approximate date ("June 1944"). Without this type of information, the NPRC may be unable to perform a search.
Individuals who have a strong desire to view these records in person may request an appointment in our Federal Records Center Research Room.
OBTAINING RELEASE AUTHORIZATION FROM ARMY: If you wish to review Army non-archival morning reports in person, you will first need to write to the following office to obtain the required authorization for access to these records:
Department of the Army
Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts Office
7701 Telegraph Road
Alexandria, VA 22315-3860
* Army Morning Reports and Unit Rosters, dated 1960-1974, are non-archival. Non-archival records are maintained under the Federal Records Center Program and are subject to access restrictions. Army Morning Reports and Unit Rosters, dated 1912-1959, and all Air Force Morning Reports, are archival records. These records have been accessioned into the National Archives and are open to the public. See above for information on how to access archival Morning Reports and Unit Rosters.
|ARCHIVAL RECORDS - ACCESS|
|Army Morning Reports and Unit Rosters, dated 1912-1959, and all Air Force Morning Reports, are archival records.*
Written requests for archival Morning Reports and Unit Rosters are not accepted. Individuals may only access these records by:
COPY FEES: There is no fee to request and review an archival record in the Archival Research Room. However, the NARA fee schedule authorizes the Agency to collect fees from the public for copies of archival records (44 USC 2116c and 44 USC 2307).If you or your designated representative decide to review the records, please notify us in advance of your visit so we can make the necessary arrangements. You will need to speak to an Attendant at 314-801-0850 to schedule an appointment to visit our Archival Research Room.
* Army Morning Reports and Unit Rosters, dated 1912-1959, and all Air Force Morning Reports, are archival records. These records have been accessioned into the National Archives and are open to the public. Army Morning Reports and Unit Rosters, dated 1960-1974, are non-archival. Non-archival records are maintained under the Federal Records Center Program and are subject to access restrictions. See below for information on how to access non-archival Morning Reports and Unit Rosters.
Army rosters and Army morning reports through 1959 are now in the legal custody of the National Archives and Records Administration. However, Army rosters for 1944-1946 were destroyed in accordance with the General Records Schedule and are no longer available. Images of these documents are stored on microfilm reels.
Unfortunately, photocopies of the filmed images are often illegible. Due to the poor quality of the film reproduction, we do not offer photocopies of microfilmed rosters or morning reports through the mail, nor do we offer to sell duplicate reels of morning report microfilm.
If you would like to personally view the rosters or morning reports, we will make them available, by appointment only, in our Archival Research Room located at the National Personnel Records Center, Archival Research Room, 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO 63138. For a small fee, you may print copies of the pages you want from the microfilm. To schedule an appointment, please contact the Archival Research Room in advance, by phone at (314) 801-0850 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An alternative to a personal visit is to hire an independent researcher to view these rosters or reports for you. See a listing of potential independent researchers for hire.