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National Archives at Boston

National Archives at Boston Facts

The facility houses three departments of the National Archives and Records Administration: the Archives, which holds the permanently valuable records of our government; the Federal Records Center, which provides temporary records storage for government agencies; and the Records Management program, which offers guidance and training for federal agencies.

The National Archives at Boston is located at the Frederick C. Murphy Federal Center. The building was dedicated to Private First Class Frederick C. Murphy, a U.S. Army medic in World War II, who earned the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously for acts of exceptional courage and bravery on March 18, 1945, at Saarlautern, Germany. An exhibit documenting his heroic deeds is on permanent display in the lobby.

The facility encompasses approximately 125,000 square feet of space, including 115,000 square feet of warehouse space. It can accommodate approximately 620,000 cubic feet of records storage.