About Preservation Programs

The goal of Preservation Programs is to ensure that the records of our government will be appropriately preserved so they will be available for use.  We work with staff across the National Archives (NARA) to support and promote preservation. You'll find Preservation Programs staff at work - preparing historic documents for display, rescuing burned military records, preserving electronic records, advising on design of storage and exhibition spaces, or protecting records in emergencies. We serve as a resource and offer guidance to NARA  Archives, Federal Records Centers, Presidential Libraries and Affiliated Archives.