The NATIONAL ARCHIVES, archives.gov

Homepage: We have more than 10 billion paper records, 30 million photographs and close to three million maps and charts, all stored in more than 30 buildings around the country.

These historical documents are available to you in our exhibits and research rooms. Some are on this web site. Visit America’s Historical Documents

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About the National Archives: Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever.

Those valuable records are preserved and are available to you, whether you want to see if they contain clues about your family’s history, need to prove a veteran’s military service, or are researching an historical topic that interests you.

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