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Dear Ms. Plowden,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located several series and file units regarding “Operation Dragoon”. We also located four file units in Records of the Office of Strategic Services (Record Group 226) from Caserta and Washington under the code name “Operation Dragoon.” Without going through each file unit and/or series, we are unable to determine which one may contain the information you seek.
For access to these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
Thank you again for your helpful response.
I am sorry for this very stupid additional question but I am new to research in the US. Are these records and the others I asked about in a previous question only available in Washingtonor could I view them in other National Archives eg in New York?
Thank you in advance
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Dear Ms. Plowden,
Thank you for posting your follow-up request on History Hub!
Since these OSS records have not been microfilmed or digitized, the records referred to in our earlier response are ONLY available for research at the National Archives in College Park, MD via Textual Reference (RDT2). They cannot be transferred to another NARA facility based on a researcher’s request via interlibrary loans.
The RDT2 staff will be pleased to make the finding aids to these records available to you or your representative in their research room located at 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, near the University of Maryland--College Park campus.
--Textual Research Room (Room 2000) hours are 8:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Monday through Friday, except legal holidays.
--RDT2 staff consultation room hours are 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except legal holidays. No appointment is necessary.
--Records are retrieved Monday through Friday for use in the Textual Research Room at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. They do not pull in advance.
--Prior to your visit, please consult NARA’s web site at http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/college-park/, http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/self-service-copying.html, and http://www.archives.gov/research/start/getting-started.pdf.
We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
Thank you so much for your response. I look forward to having an excuse to visit Washington!