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Closure of Public Research Rooms Federal Records Center

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

     The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has announced that it will no longer provide on-site court case review services to the public at its Federal Records Centers. This change applies to all closed bankruptcy, civil, criminal, and court of appeals case files that remain in the legal custody of the courts but are physicaly stored a NARA's Federal Records Centers. Following the closures, NARA will continue to provide public access to court records by mail, fax,telephone, or online (see and click on "Order Reproductions," then "Court Records,"). The schedule for the closing of the on-site case review is as follows:

July 1, 2011: Atlanta, GA; Dayton,OH; Denver, CO; Philadelphia, PA; Seattle, WA; and Suitland, MD; and

October 1, 2011: Chicago, IL; Fort Worth, TX; Lee's Summit, MO; Lenexa, KS; Riverside, CA; and San Bruno, CA.

     For more information or assistance, please contact your servicing Federal Records Center, or the Judiciary Records Management support line at 201-502-3400 or by e-mail at .