National Archives

n. a United States agency with infrastructure to manage, preserve, and make available federal records a United States agency building in Washington, DC, that headquarters the entity with responsibility for federal records an agency that preserves and makes available official records of a specific country


This term in the first and third senses also is rendered “national archives” with the same meaning in many cases. In the first sense, it was the original name for the National Archives and Records Administration and is currently a short form of it as well.