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forgive cross-posting and length. This message updates
information last posted July 23, 1998.
The Center for Electronic Records, (U.S.) National Archives and
Records Administration (NARA) has updated the 'Title List: A
Preliminary and Partial Listing of the Data Files in the National
Archives and Records Administration.' The 'Title List' is
current as of September 25, 1998, and now has entries for more
than 14,000 of the over 100,000 electronic records files in the
custody of NARA.
The Title List' is available via the NARA homepage. The general
URL is http://www.nara.gov/ with information about the electronic
records program and holdings available at
http://www.nara.gov/nara/electronic. The direct link to the
Title List files is
Title List files are also available via FTP. Anonymous FTP
(password 'guest') to FTP.CU.NIH.GOV, directory NARA_ELECTRONIC.
A READ.ME file on the FTP site provides further information about
the 'Title List' and Title List extract files. Note that the
full 'Title List' file has 23,246 lines and is approximately 1.5
megabytes in size.
Among the new entries in the 'Title List' are:
1) Section III, Department of Commerce, Records of the Bureau of
the Census (R.G. 29): Decennial Census of Population and Housing,
1990: Summary Tape File 4A (858 data files).
2) Section IV, Department of Defense, Records of the Office of
the Provost Marshal General (Record Group 389): World War II
Prisoners of War Punchcards [includes 11 files recently converted
by NARA from punchcards to an electronic form]
3) Section VI, Department of Health and Human Services, Records
of the Centers for Disease Control (R.G. 442): National Hospital
Discharge Survey, Multi-Year Files (Newborns and Not-Newborns),
4) Section VI, Department of Health and Human Services, Records
of the Health Resources and Services Administration (R.G. 512):
Area Resources File, electronic Record Layouts and Users Guides,
5) Section XV, Independent Establishments and Government
Corporations, Records of the National Labor Relations Board (R.G.
25): Case Handling Information Processing System, Master, Naem &
Address, and Electionc Files, 1984-1995.
6) Section XV, Independent Establishments and Government
Corporations, Records of Office of Personnel Management (R.G.
478): Central Personnel Data File: Suppressed and Unsuppressed
I hope this information is useful.
THEODORE J. HULL
Center for Electronic Records
National Archives and Records Administration
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