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NARA open?

Post by Lupo Solitario » 21 Apr 2021 16:12

Do you have any idea about when it will be possible purchase NARA materials again?

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Re: NARA open?

Post by OpanaPointer » 21 Apr 2021 16:53

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Re: NARA open?

Post by tzt4 » 21 Apr 2021 17:05

No, everyone has to watch their status page about their specific locations in the US.

NARA College Park’s page still says closed:

https://www.archives.gov/college-park

Also, on this general page:
https://www.archives.gov/coronavirus

1/2 way down is a section called “Agency Memoranda for Employees”. If you expand the [ + ], the memos about certain buildings opening or closing are listed here. A new memo every 1-2 weeks. This will be an indirect indication since this is just about letting the employees return, not the public, including contractor-for-hire researchers.

Unfortunately the state of Maryland seems to be slower than average in getting enough people vaccinated and virus infection cases down so they can meet the reopening guidelines.

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Re: NARA open?

Post by smetanin albert » 22 Apr 2021 06:12

Good news from NARA:

"Separately, NARA has allowed some federal employees to return to work full-time in NARA and this is seen as a major step towards reopening."
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Re: NARA open?

Post by Lupo Solitario » 23 Apr 2021 16:26

is it possibile order material on line?

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Re: NARA open?

Post by steve248 » 29 Jun 2021 08:39

US National Archives, College Park, still closed to researchers.

UK National Archives, Kew, open to researchers.
Free download of digitized files has closed - back to paying for them.
But if you personally visit UK NA Kew you can download digitized files for free.

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Re: NARA open?

Post by dterrier » 09 Jul 2021 08:01

NARA is open

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Re: NARA open?

Post by hucks216 » 09 Jul 2021 10:14

steve248 wrote:
29 Jun 2021 08:39

UK National Archives, Kew, open to researchers.
Free download of digitized files has closed - back to paying for them.
But if you personally visit UK NA Kew you can download digitized files for free.
Free downloads via the Kew website are still ongoing and still limited to 100 files in a 30 day period. I have just downloaded a couple of files to check.

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Re: NARA open?

Post by tzt4 » 09 Jul 2021 11:50

Not College Park which holds most WW2 records. “ NARA is not currently accepting public researcher requests for access to the facility during this initial pilot. ”
https://www.archives.gov/college-park

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Re: NARA open?

Post by MLW » 09 Jul 2021 16:19

Do not expect NARA II in College Park to re-open and have reasonable access for public researcher any time soon. The re-opening process will be slow, methodical, and will significantly limit access to records and available spaces for researchers.

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Re: NARA open?

Post by askropp » 04 Sep 2021 22:48

It is totally understandable that NARA is currently not open to the public, but I don't understand why they suspended digitalizing records again so soon after restarting this important work. I would assume that the staff is vaccinated and they should even be able to work on their computers or in the magazines without direct contact to their co-workers. I have a cousin who is a Beamter in a German Landeshauptarchiv, and they have been doing just that since the beginning of the CoVid-19 pandemic. :(
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