Archives and Records Management Resources
Bibliographies, Web links, and Professional Organizations
- Quick facts about NARA
- Archival Research
- Certification: Archivists, Records Managers, Imaging Professionals
- Archives and Records Management Links
- Repositories & Exhibits
- Professional organizations
Archivists of the United States: 1934 to Present
Time line: NARA and the archival profession
NARA Programs and Publications
- Basic Laws and Authorities of the National Archives
- Documenting your Public Service: Guidance for Agency Officials
- Electronic Records Archives (ERA) Program
- Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States
- Mold and Archives
- Freedman's Bureau Preservation Project (Prologue, Summer 2002)
NARA's guide to conducting research includes information about differences between libraries and archives. There is also a list of tools to help researchers navigate through and understand the contents of various collections at the National Archives.
Archival databases at ALIC
These archival databases are accessible to NARA staff nationwide and to researchers at NARA facilities.
A Classroom Called NARA
This Spotlight on NARA feature on workshops for teachers and students appeared in the Fall 2002 Prologue.
Princeton's Rare Books and Special Collections' tutorial "discusses the nature of primary research and the methods and procedures through which it can be carried out productively."
Citing Records in the National Archives of the United States: General Information Leaflet, Number 17
Guidelines for citing unpublished records held by the National Archives and Records Administration.
State Archives and Historical Societies
How to reach state archives, libraries, and historical societies.
Archives & Manuscripts
"A librarian’s choice of the best of the web" dealing with archives and manuscripts.
Overview of the work done with primary sources by the Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO).
The Archivist's Daybook
Conferences & meetings for archivists and librarians maintained by the Society of Southwest Archivists.
State Electronic Records
Compiled by the Archives Resource Center, this site lists links for states' electronic records webpages..
Archivenet: National Archives around the World
This Dutch site links to nearly 4000 governmental archives worldwide.
Archives Portal Europe
"The Archives Portal Europe provides access to information on archival material from different European countries as well as information on archival institutions throughout the continent."
Library and Archival Exhibitions on the Web
This site, created by the Smithsonian Libraries, provides a searchable database of online exhibits from around the world.
Online Archive of California
A core component of the California Digital Library, the Online Archive of California (OAC) is a digital information resource that provides access to archival materials across California.
The National Archives of England, Wales, and the UK
Explore documents covering one thousand years of British history.
Directory and holdings information for the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) affiliated archives, records that by formal, written agreement with NARA, are accessioned holdings of the National Archives.
National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA) Member Web Sites
Links to the websites of members of NAGARA.
Electronic and Special Media Records Services Staff Bibliography
This bibliography lists a selection of publications, presentations, CIDS papers, and unpublished manuscripts authored by current and former members of NARA's Electronic and Special Media Records Services staff
Preservation & Conservation
Technical leaflets about conservation and preservation from the National Park Service.