The NARA offices mentioned below are located at the National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001.

Records management assistance, inquiries, publications, and training

NARA provides advice and assistance to agencies on records creation, files maintenance, use of microfilm and optical disk technology, and vital records. NARA also conducts records management training classes and briefings for program managers, provides information on other records management training, assists agencies in setting up their own records management training programs, and prepares publications. For more information about this assistance, write to the Agency Services Division, Office of Records Administration, at the address above, or call 301-713-6677.

The NARA records management publications listed below are available from the Publications Distribution Staff (NECD), National Archives, Room G9, Seventh and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20408. There is no charge, but quantities may be limited. Some of the publications are available on Internet and can be accessed at This information, together with future additions of hypertext and multimedia documents, can also be found on the WorldWideWeb (WWW), at

Nara Records Management Publications

A Federal Records Management Glossary (1993)
Agency Recordkeeping Requirements (1995)
Your Records and the National Archives and Records
Administration (1992)
Records Management and the Law (1988)
Disposition of Federal Records (1992)
Checklist for Evaluating Recordkeeping Practices in Your Office (1991)
Managing Electronic Records (1990)
Managing Audiovisual Records (1989)
Managing Cartographic and Architectural Records (1990)
Managing the Records of Temporary Commissions (1989)
Personal Papers of Executive Branch Officials: A Management Guide (1992)
Records Management Self-Evaluation Guide (1995)

Federal Preparedness Circulars

Under Executive order 12656, the National Security Council is the principal forum for consideration of national security emergency preparedness policy. The Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) serves as an advisor to the National Security Council on issues of national security emergency preparedness, including mobilization preparedness, civil defense, continuity of government, technological disasters, and other issues, as appropriate. Also as part of these responsibilities, the Director of FEMA assists in the implementation of national security emergency preparedness policy by coordinating with the other Federal departments and agencies and with State and local governments. To assist the Federal sector in implementing emergency preparedness policy, FEMA issues guidance in the form of Federal Preparedness Circulars (FPCs). Agencies may obtain copies of these by contacting:

Ms. Sabrina Vaughn
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Records Management Branch
OS-PS-RM, Room 313
Program Services Division
Operations Support Directorate
500 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20472

Ms. Vaughn's telephone number is 202-646-3015.

Use of Federal Records Centers

For further information on use of Federal records centers, requirements for agency records centers, microfilming services, and records management training and assistance in the regions, contact the Federal records center that serves your region (see list below), write to the Office of Federal Records Centers at the address above or call 301-713-7210.

National Centers

Washington National Records Center
4205 Suitland Road
Washington, DC 20409-0002
Area served: District of Columbia, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia (except U.S. Court records for Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia)

National Personnel Records Center (Military Personnel Records)
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100
Area served: Designated records of the Military Departments and the U.S. Coast Guard.

National Personnel Records Center (Civilian Personnel Records)
111 Winnebago Street
St. Louis, MO 63118-4199
Area served: The entire Federal Government personnel records of separated Federal employees; medical and pay records of all Federal employees; designated medical records of Army and Air Force military personnel and their dependents; and records of agencies in the St. Louis area (Missouri only), of Scott AFB, IL, and of the Memphis Service Center, Internal Revenue Service

Pittsfield Federal Records Center
100 Dan Fox Drive
Pittsfield, MA 01201-8230
Area served: National collection of long term records

Regional Centers

Boston Federal Records Center
380 Trapelo Road
Waltham, MA 02154-6399
Area served: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island

New York Federal Records Center
Military Ocean Terminal, Building 22
Bayonne, NJ 07002-5388
Area served: New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands

Philadelphia Federal Records Center
14700 Townsend Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154-1025
Area served: Delaware, Pennsylvania, and U.S. court records for Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia

Atlanta Federal Records Center
1557 St. Joseph Avenue
East Point, GA 30044-2593
Area served: North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Kentucky

Chicago Federal Records Center
7358 South Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60629-5898
Area served: Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and U.S. court records for Indiana, Michigan and Ohio

Dayton Federal Records Center
3150 Springboro Road
Dayton, OH 45439-1883
Area served: Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio except for U.S. court records

Kansas City Federal Records Center
2312 East Bannister Road
Kansas City, MO 64131-3060
Area served: Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, and Missouri except greater St. Louis area

Fort Worth Federal Records Center
501 W. Felix Street, Building 1, Dock 1
P.O. Box 6216
Fort Worth, TX 76115-0216
Area served: Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and New Mexico

Denver Federal Records Center
Bldg. 48, Denver Federal Center
P.O. Box 25307
Denver, CO 80225-0307
Area served: Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota

Los Angeles Federal Records Center
24000 Avila Road
P.O.Box 6719
Lagunal Niguel, CA 92607-6719
Area served: Arizona, Clark County Nevada, and southern California (counties of San Luis Obispo, Kern, San Bernadino, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, Inyo, Imperial, and San Diego)

San Francisco Federal Records Center
1000 Commodore Drive
San Bruno, CA 94066-2350
Area served: Nevada except Clark County, California except southern California, American Samoa

Seattle Federal Records Center
6125 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115-7999
Area served: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, Hawaii, and Pacific Ocean area (except American Samoa)

NARA Regional Archives

NARA regional archives facilities can also provide information on records preservation and records recovery. They may also provide other sources of information or assistance, such as lists of records recovery specialists, and advice in developing a records recovery plan. Addresses of the regional archives are listed below.

National Archives--New England Region
380 Trapelo Road
Waltham, MA 02154-6399

National Archives--Pittsfield Region
100 Dan Fox Drive
Pittsfield, MA 01201-8230

National Archives--Northeast Region
201 Varick Street
New York, NY 10014-4811

National Archives--Mid-Atlantic Region
9th and Market Streets, Rm. 1350
Philadelphia, PA 19107-4292

National Archives--Southeast Region
1557 St. Joseph Avenue
East Point, GA 30344-2593

National Archives--Great Lakes Region
7358 South Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60629-5898

National Archives--Central Plains Region
2313 East Bannister Road
Kansas City, MO 64131-3060

National Archives--Southwest Region
501 West Felix Street, Bldg. 1, Dock 1
P.O. Box 6216
Fort Worth, TX 76115-0216

National Archives--Rocky Mountain Region
Denver Federal Center, Bldg. 48
PO Box 25307
Denver, CO 80225-0307

National Archives--Pacific Southwest Region
24000 Avila Road, 1st. Floor East
PO Box 6719
Laguna Niguel, CA 92607-6719

National Archives--Pacific Sierra Region
1000 Commodore Drive
San Bruno, CA 94066-2350

National Archives--Pacific Northwest Region
6125 Sand Point Way
Seattle, WA 98115-7999

National Archives--Alaska Region
654 West 3rd Avenue, Room 012
Anchorage, AK 99501-2145

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