Recover Lost and Stolen Documents

Contact the Archival Recovery Program

Have you learned about historical materials that may be U.S. government documents (federal, congressional, and presidential records) and belongs to the National Archives? Please contact the Archival Recovery Program.

Mailing Address:

Archival Recovery Program

National Archives and Records Administration

8601 Adelphi Road, Room 3500B

College Park, MD 20740

Please be ready to provide as much of the following information as possible:

1. Your full name and contact information (E-mail, Daytime Telephone Number, Fax Number, Mailing Address).

2. A description of the document(s) and why you believe it is a U.S. government document, including the document creator, creating agency, addressee, date, and physical description (e.g., size, format, type, and any signatures or markings that helped you determine it was a U.S. government record).

3. Why you believe the document may belong to the National Archives: Please provide a description of the document.

4. Where the document is now, including the name, address, telephone, web site, and e-mail addresses of the individual or organization holding the document.

5. Whether the document is about to be auctioned, transferred, or disposed of in some way, provide the nature of the action (e.g., auction, ownership transfer), the proposed date and nature (e.g., online, in person) of the auction, and who has transferred or placed the materials at the auction (if known).

6. Other Information: List any additional information that would be helpful in determining whether the historical document is a U.S. governmental record such as Federal agency file code markings, signatures, or address lines to governmental officials.