Monthly Archives: August 2011

Operating Status of the Washington National Records Center for Tuesday, August 30 and Wednesday August 31, 2011

The Washington National Records Center (WNRC) will remain closed on Tuesday, August 30 and Wednesday, August 31.  Engineers have determined that the steel frame structure of the building did not sustain any structural damage as a result of the earthquake … Continue reading

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Operating Status of the Washington National Records Center for Friday, August 26 and Monday, August 29, 2011

As discussed in today’s NARA Press Release, the Washington National Records Center in Suitland, Maryland will remain closed today and again on Monday, August 29th because of damage from Tuesday’s earthquake. As we state in the NARA Press Release, during … Continue reading

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Operating Status of the Washington National Records Center for Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Washington National Records Center will be closed again today, Thursday, August 25, 2011.  Structural engineers continue to evaluate damage to the building from Tuesday afternoon’s earthquake. Based on tours of the facility since Tuesday afternoon, we have not seen … Continue reading

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Information for Federal Records Officers: Hurricane Irene and Records Disaster Preparedness Plans

As you are probably aware, Hurricane Irene is forecast to strengthen into a major hurricane (Category 3 or higher on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale) as it tracks towards the east coast of the United States later this week and … Continue reading

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Operating Status of the Washington National Records Center for Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Washington National Records Center in Suitland, Maryland will be closed on Wednesday, August 24, 2011, to enable an evaluation of damage to the building following yesterday afternoon’s earthquake. GSA and NARA have taken this step based on an initial … Continue reading

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Appraisal of US District Court Records

Recent articles have implied that the US District Courts are destroying records in an effort to save money on their storage costs. This is simply not true. What is happening is the result of a multi-year, nationwide effort by appraisal … Continue reading

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