NATIONAL RECORDS AND ARCHIVES ADMINISTRATION
What is the National Records and Archives Administration (NARA)?
NARA develops records management regulations and provides
guidance to Federal agencies on their responsibilities for
records management under the Federal Records Act.
NARA is responsible for the Archives of the United States. This
is where Federal records with continuing value that are no
longer needed for agency business are transferred, maintained,
and made available for research.
NARA assists the components of the Executive Office of the
President that create Presidential records in meeting their records
management responsibilities under the Presidential Records Act.
NARA administers Presidential libraries that are usually built
following the end of Administrations.
Guidance from the National Archives and Records Administration