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What is the purpose of the National Archives Museum?

What is the purpose of the National Archives Museum?

American citizens and foreign visitors come to the National Archives to see historical documents and discover how they reflect our history. We also offer tours for school groups. Our museums include the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C. and our Presidential libraries located nationwide.

What kind of source is the National Archives?

We are the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), America’s record keeper. We are the Government agency that not only preserves documents and materials related to the United States but also makes sure people can access the information.

What is in the Archives Museum?

The National Archives Building is home to more than three billion records in total, including the three most important documents in American history: the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. These can be viewed in the building’s Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom.

Is the National Archives a federal facility?

Federal Records Centers exist in each region that house materials owned by federal government agencies. Federal Records Centers are not open for public research but, in many cases, may be housed in the same complex or building as a National Archives regional office.

Can anyone go to the National Archives?

Anyone can use the National Archives. You do not need to be an American citizen or to present credentials or a letter of recommendation.

How much does it cost to go to the National Archives Museum?

Individuals and groups may reserve up to 15 spaces for the Guided Tour. The service charge for online reservations is $1.00 per person; admission to all of the National Archives Museum exhibits is free.

What documents are stored in the National Archives?

America’s Historical Documents

  • Declaration of Independence.
  • Articles of Confederation.
  • The Constitution.
  • Bill of Rights.
  • Louisiana Purchase.
  • List of Lewis’s Purchases.
  • District of Columbia Emancipation.
  • Emancipation Proclamation.

What is the purpose of archiving?

The key reason to archive your documents is to avoid losing data. All documents are vulnerable to being destroyed or corrupted (if digital), either maliciously, by accident, or by a natural disaster, such as a flood or fire. Electronic documents can be compromised by: security threats.

What are examples of archives?

An example of an archive is a room in a library where old manuscripts are kept. To archive is defined as to take a collection of things and file them in a specific place. An example of archive is to put away family photos into albums and keep in a special place.

Is the national archives open to the public?

The National Archives is fully accessible. To request an accommodation (such as a sign language interpreter) for a public program, please call 202-357-5450, or toll free at 1-86-NARA-NARA (1-866-272-6272, option 3), or email [email protected] at least two weeks prior to the event.

How old is the National Archives building?

86c. 1935
National Archives Research Center/Age

How much does it cost to visit the National Archives Museum?

Entry to the National Archives is free. However, a nonrefundable $1.00 advance reservation convenience fee will be charged for each ticket. Changes are allowed on a ticket order at no additional charge. If you cancel, reservation fees are nonrefundable.