The following announcement was written by the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration:
The National Archives at New York City is pleased to announce that within the next two years we will move our office to the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House at One Bowling Green in New York City. Our new home will be located in the same building as the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian. The building is currently known as the Custom House building, designed by Cass Gilbert in the Beaux Arts style and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
After extensive renovation, our new space will be ready in the fall of 2011. We will announce the exact dates of the move as soon as possible.
At One Bowling Green our patrons will continue to receive the same great service they have come to expect from the experienced National Archives staff. We will continue to provide access to all of our holdings. An increase in our public and outreach programs, and our new proximity to other important New York cultural institutions including the Museum of the American Indian and Ellis Island, will enable us to reach a wider audience.
At One Bowling Green we will:
- Occupy space on the 3rd and 4th floor of this historic building.
- Store our most used original records and most popular microfilm holdings.
- Provide access to all of our records (including records stored offsite).
- Continue to provide certified copies of National Archives holdings.
- Increase the number of public access computers so that patrons can access online resources.
- Continue to make available online subscription services including Ancestry, Footnote, Heritage Quest, ProQuest, free of charge.
- Provide additional outreach programs to increase awareness of National Archives resources in New York, the Northeast Region, and nationwide.
Please note, we will hold two public meetings on May 4th to discuss these and additional details about the move. Times and locations of these meetings will be posted shortly.