Recover Lost and Stolen Documents

Have you learned about historical materials that may be U.S. government documents (federal, congressional, and presidential records) removed illegally from the National Archives? Please tell us about it. Contact us by:


Missing Documents
Office of the Inspector General
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740


(301) 837-3500 (Washington, D.C. Metro area)
800-786-2551 (toll-free and outside the Washington, D.C. Metro area)

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Privacy note: NARA encourages and welcomes anonymous tips on lost or stolen documents. It is the policy of NARA and the Office of the Inspector General to protect the identity of any source who provides information regarding lost or stolen documents.