INSTRUCTION FORM FOR ON-SITE REVIEW
OF UNITED STATES COURTS CASE FILES
AT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVE AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION,
OFFICE OF REGIONAL RECORDS SERVICES
MID-ATLANTIC REGION, PHILADELPHIA
The National Archives and Records Administration, Mid-Atlantic, Mid-Atlantic Regional Office (NARA),
formally known as the Federal Records Center, Philadelphia (FRC), stores approximately 1,500,000 boxes of
inactive and semi-active records for all of the Federal agencies in Pennsylvania and Delaware. In addition, the
facility also stores the closed case files of the U.S. District Courts and U.S. Bankruptcy Courts located in the states
of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, as well as Pennsylvania and Delaware. These files are available for public
research. The National Archives and Records Administration has a courtesy agreement with the courts to provide
counter reference service to the public in lieu of mailing the case files to the court. This is to avoid any delay in
providing public access to the files. Mail service to the court is still available - including express mail service at
the requestor’ s expense - in instances where researchers are unable to visit the facility in person.
To review and/or copy a case file(s) at the facility, you MUST do the following:
STEP 1: PLEASE USE ONE FORM PER CASE.
Obtain the following information from the Court where your case(s) were filed and closed.
Without ALL of the information listed below, our staff will not be able to locate your records.
FRC ACCESSION NUMBER:
FRC LOCATION NUMBER:
AGENCY BOX NUMBER:
______________ OF ______________
NAME OF REQUESTER:
Fax your request to:
Federal Records Center
Att: Trust Fund Reference
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