National Archives and Records Administration facts for kids
National Archives logo
|Formed||June 19, 1934
(Independent Agency April 1, 1985)
|Jurisdiction||U.S. Federal Government|
|Headquarters||National Archives Building
700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Annual budget||$391 million (FY 2012)|
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is an agency of the United States government. They are responsible for preserving and documenting government and historical records. It is also in charge of making it easier for people to see those documents which make up the National Archive. NARA is officially responsible for maintaining and publishing the original copies of acts of Congress, presidential directives, and federal regulations. NARA also informs of votes of the Electoral College to Congress.
Images for kids
National Archives and Records Administration Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.