to the Access to Archival Databases (AAD) System
Using AAD, you can search some of NARA's holdings of
electronic records. For further information about all of
NARA's electronic records holdings, including those not in
AAD, click here.
To search descriptions of NARA's non-electronic records,
NARA's online catalogue, ARC
also is available.
AAD gives you:
AAD supports NARA's mission, strategic
plan, and vision by providing the public with "ready
access to essential evidence." AAD is the first publicly
accessible application developed under the auspices of the
Electronic Records Archives (ERA) Program. The ERA
Program is addressing the challenges of preserving the
increasing variety and volume of Government records that have
been created and stored in electronic form.
- Online access to a selection of nearly 50 million
historic electronic records created by more than 20 federal
agencies on a wide range of topics;
- the ability to search for records with the specific
information that you seek;
- important contextual information to help you understand
the records better, including code lists, explanatory notes
from NARA archivists, and for some series or files in AAD,
If you want to learn how to use AAD click here.
If you want to start
searching click on the AAD button at the top of the column
to the left.
AAD is designed to work best with either Microsoft Internet
Explorer, 5.5 or above, or Netscape Communicator, 4.7 and