Publication Date

January 1985


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.



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