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National Archives and Records Administration

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Agency overview


To safeguard and preserve the records of our government, ensuring that the people can discover, use and learn from this documentary heritage.

Current priorities

  • Address challenge of electronic records in government to ensure success in fulfilling NARA’s mission in the digital era
  • Preserve and process records to ensure access by public as soon as legally possible
  • Increase access to record in ways that further civic literacy in America through museum, public outreach, education, and grants programs


The Archivist of the U.S. oversees all eighteen of NARA’s components. A sample of NARA’s offices are listed below, but be sure to check out their organizational structure and their nationwide network of archives facilities to learn more about all offices and subcomponents.

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