Publications and Resources

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Summary of the Presidential Records Act

November 13, 2020

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Tags: National Archives and Records Administration

The Presidential Records Act outlines requirements regarding the maintenance, access and preservation of presidential and vice-presidential information during and after a presidency. The act states that presidential records are the property of the United States and must be preserved in perpetuity.

Overview of the Federal Records Act

November 13, 2020

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Tags: National Archives and Records Administration

The Federal Records Act outlines how federal agency employees should determine whether information they create qualifies as a federal record and governs how federal records are to be collected, retained, and eventually either destroyed or provided to the National Archives and Records Administration for permanent archiving.