4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 24, 2016 2:28 PM by Alan Walker

    Do you pull records in advance?

      It would save so much time if I could make arrangements ahead of time to have the documents I need already pulled and ready to go.

        • Re: Do you pull records in advance?

          At the College Park location of the National Archives, our current staffing levels do not allow for advance pulls of records.  Unfortunately, it is necessary for you to be here in person to make your requests.

          However, the registration process and procedures for getting started are not complex and will not take too much of your time.

          When you arrive at the National Archives facility, simply make sure you bring a valid photo ID, such as a driver's license, passport, or other similar government issued form of identification.  You will then proceed to our Researcher Registration area in the main lobby where you will view a short orientation power-point presentation and register for your researcher card.  The process will take only about 15 minutes, after which you will be directed to the appropriate research room (s) where you will be able to speak with consultants who will help you begin your research.

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            • Re: Do you pull records in advance?

              I would like to add that if you are doing research at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., you can put in pull requests for the following day. However, this has to be done in person, after you have completed the registration process that Mary had mentioned, and staff must check your pull slip(s) to make sure you have all of the necessary information. This cannot be done over the phone or online, and it is understood that you will be returning the next day to do research. We also hold your pulled records for three business days. So if you only have an hour on Friday to request and view your records they will still be ready for you to use come Tuesday.

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            • Re: Do you pull records in advance?
              Van Zbinden

              At the William J. Clinton Presidential Library we will pull boxes in advance of a researcher's visit. If the researcher will send a box list, at least one business day in advance, in writing, we will pull up to 18 boxes.

               

              Finding Aids for open materials at the Clinton library can be found here: Clinton Digital Library.

               

              A general guide to doing research at the Clinton library is located here: Research Guide - William J Clinton Presidential Library .

              • Re: Do you pull records in advance?
                Alan Walker

                Each of the National Archives' facilities have different policies on pulling records in advance of a visit. We suggest that you contact the specific facility before your visit.

                 

                You can find contact information here:

                National Archives Nationwide Network

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