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United States Government Documents: A Guide

Access to contemporary and historical information and documents created by the three branches of the United States federal government: Legislative, Executive, and Judicial.

Declassified Documents

Declassified documents are those that were formerly considered classified by the government because of their sensitive nature, such as those related to national security or presidential records, and are later made available to the public. Listed below are resources for locating declassified documents electronically.

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a law ensuring public access to U.S. government records by request. If you need more information about FOIA go to the following sources.

Open Government Groups, News, & Archives

Collections of Declassified Government Documents