National Archives at San Francisco

The National Archives at San Francisco

We hold permanent records created by Federal agencies and courts in the following areas:
  • California (northern and central) 
  • Nevada (except Clark County)
  • Hawaii
  • U.S. Navy bases on foreign territory in the Pacific and Far East
  • American Samoa
  • Guam
  • former Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands

National Archives at San Francisco, CA


Leo J. Ryan Memorial Federal Building

1000 Commodore Drive

San Bruno, California 94066-2350

Phone:  (650) 238-3501

Fax:  (650) 238-3510


We will respond to requests within ten (10) business days of their receipt.


The research room at the National Archives at San Francisco is open by appointment only, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. 

Please email for more information or to request a research room appointment. 

Records Retrieved from Stacks 

Boxes of records will be pulled in advance.


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