Research Our Records

Plan Your Research Visit

Do you need to visit us in person?

Contact us before you visit - write or call ahead

  • For us to be able to answer your questions properly, you should be able to tell us:
    • the Federal and/or presidential connection to your topic;
    • what agencies, offices, or individuals were involved and what time period you are interested in;
    • and what kinds of records (textual, maps, photographs, electronic, etc.) you are looking for.

When You Arrive

  • Make your initial visit to any National Archives location: 
    • during weekday business hours
    • as early in the day as possible