Planning a research trip to Archives II in College Park, MD? The temporary closure of the Textual Research Room may affect you!


Due to unforeseen issues with the re-cabling project, the National Archives is projecting a tentative reopen date for the second floor main textual research room at College Park, Maryland, of January 19, 2017. Please also note that ALL RESEARCH ROOMS will be closed on Saturday, January 7, 2017 in support of the project.


We are making every effort to reopen the research room before January 19 and we will provide status updates through posted notices, our web page, and social media


NARA will continue to provide limited alternate research accommodations for those wishing to review textual records. Please see the main research room closure FAQ on the NARA web page for more information regarding alternate research procedures for textual records. We regret any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


Special Media Research Rooms* in Archives II at College Park, Maryland, will remain open during normal business hours (except when closed on January 7). Research rooms at Archives I will be open during normal business hours.


On-line access to NARA holdings will also still be available 24 hours a day via


If you have questions or concerns about this closure, please contact Michael Knight at 301-837-0475 or


*Special Media includes Cartographic, Motion Picture, Microfilm, and Still Picture research rooms.