Press Release
Press Release · Thursday, August 6, 1998

Press Release
August 6, 1998
National Archives Invites Public Comment on Space Planning
St. Louis, Missouri

College Park, MD...Genealogists, scholars, government agency officials, members of veterans service organizations, and others who use the service and facilities of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) are invited to a public meeting to discuss their needs and concerns.

The meeting will take place on Monday, August 17, 1998, from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. in the Research Room of the National Personnel Records Center, located at 9700 Page Avenue, St. Louis, Mo.

This is part of a series of meetings at which NARA is seeking public input for a study of its space needs for the next 10 years. NARA representatives will explain the reasons for undertaking a space plan, its objectives, and the planning process, and will invite comments and answer questions.

NARA is the Federal government’s records keeper. It maintains more than 20 million cubic feet of records in 2 large archival facilities in the Washington area, 10 Presidential libraries, and 18 regional records services facilities across the nation. Through these facilities, NARA carries out its public mission to promote ready access to essential evidence that documents the rights of citizens, the actions of Federal officials, and the national experience. NARA safeguards records on which both the accountability of our government and the accuracy of history depend.

For further information, please call (314) 538-4201 or send an e-mail to

In addition to helping NARA with its planning, this meeting is part of a National Performance Review initiative called Conversations With America: My Government Listens. NARA urges everyone interested to attend.

For additional PRESS information, please contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at (301) 837-1700 or by e-mail.


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