On 19 October 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed the National Archives and Records Administration Act of 1984, separating the National Archives from the General Services Administration (GSA) and reestablishing the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) as an independent agency. This legislation attempted to resolve the two long-standing dilemmas: the relationship of archives and records management in the federal government and the placement of the National Archives within GSA.
Pruitt, Linda Vee,
"Short Subjects: Archives and Records Management in the Federal Government: The Post-GSA Context,"
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