The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the Federal agency called the collective memory of America. It preserves our nation's history by managing all Federal records. Further, it seeks to ensure access to historic records which document citizens' rights and our national experience.
NARA Home Page
NARA by Subject - An excellent and detailed index by subject of the NARA website, including links to the Access to Archival Databases and the Archival Research Catalog.
America's Historical Documents - Highlights some of America's most important historical documents, including the Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, Emancipation Proclamation and Edison's Light Bulb Patent.
100 Milestone Documents - This list of historic documents was compiled by the National Archives and chronicles United States history from 1776 to 1965. Links to the full-text documents provided. Includes a wide range of titles and time periods, including The Monroe Doctrine, President Jackson's Message to Congress on Indian Removal; Japanese Relocation Executive Order; Tonkin-Gulf Resolution and the Voting Rights Act.
Presidential Libraries - NARA preserves and makes available the records and personal papers of all Presidents since Hoover. Although the Presidential Libraries are built with private funds, NARA operates them and provides reference service for their holdings.