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National Archives Closed Facilities Announcement

As a public health precaution, due to COVID-19, the following changes are effective close of business Friday, March 13:

  • All National Archives research rooms nationwide, including those at Presidential Libraries, will be closed to the public until further notice. 
  • All museums, including those at Presidential Libraries, will be closed to the public until further notice.
  • All public events in National Archives facilities nationwide are cancelled until further notice. This includes in-person public programs, tours, school group visits, public meetings, external conferences, and facility rentals. Where possible, we will conduct public events and outreach activities online and through virtual meetings.


Here at the FilmFileShop we have an extensive inventory of many different record groups from the National Archives collection. All reels are native scanned from film (no upconverts) in 1920×1080 24p, 10 bit uncompressed file format.

If you’re in need of footage and can’t wait for the National Archives to resume its services please send us an email with your Local ID numbers along with the description and we’ll have a look through our database. If the file exists in our collection, we’re happy to fill your request within a few days after an invoice has been paid. Please send all requests to Due to the high request load and low staffing requirement we will NOT answer the phone or call back clients. We are limited to using email only during these very high-volume times. Thank you.

We look forward to serving your stock footage needs.


Paul Mathews

National Archives:
Coronavirus image: CDC/ Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM / Public domain