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Press Release
February 4, 2013

Researchers Can Now Remotely Access National Archives Research Card Accounts

Washington, DC…For the first time, researchers at the National Archives facilities in Washington, DC, and the National Archives at College Park, MD, can now remotely manage their research card accounts online. Researchers can go to to register their research cards, add funds, check balances, access copying history, and change passwords. The National Archives Trust Fund supports this new online research card management system and other National Archives programs.

About the National Archive Trust Fund

The National Archives Trust Fund was established by Congress in 1941 to receive gifts or bequests to finance specific projects of the National Archives. The Archivist of the United States serves as chairman of the Trust Fund Board and the Secretary of the Treasury and the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities are members. The board employs a small staff, headed by the National Archives Trust Fund Secretary, to carry out the daily activities of administering the fund. See more information []

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