U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

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We believe that our web sites are compliant with Section 508 and W3C accessibility design guidelines.

If you are a person with a disability and have trouble using our web site — or if you experience difficulty using any of our services, products, or facilities — please tell us about the problem. You may:

  • write to us at the

    National Archives and Records Administration
    Web Program Director
    Policy and Communications Staff
    8601 Adelphi Road
    College Park, Maryland 20740-6001
  • telephone us on our TDD lines
    • For College Park, MD:   301-837-0482
  • fax your comments to us at 301-837-0319

Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Acrobat PDFPDF Files

Certain files available for download from the National Archives web site are in Portable Document Format (PDF).

What Are PDF Files?

Adobe Acrobat PDFPortable Document Format (PDF) is a computer file format, developed by Adobe Systems, Inc., that allows authors to exchange documents among different computer systems, while preserving the documents' typography and page layout.

How do I Get Started?

Get Adobe Acrobat Reader To read or print a file in PDF format, you must install on your computer the Acrobat Reader program, published by Adobe Systems, Inc. Acrobat Reader is free, and there are no restrictions on its copying or distribution. Acrobat Reader works as a standalone application, or as a plug-in within Netscape Navigator or MS Internet Explorer.

For detailed, up-to-date information about Acrobat Reader or the PDF format, visit Adobe Systems Inc. at http://www.adobe.com.

The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001
Telephone: 1-86-NARA-NARA or 1-866-272-6272