Abbreviation for The National Archives and Records Administration. NARA is the record keeper for the United States of America.

NARA is an agency of the Federal Government of the United States charged with identifying and preserving the approximately 1%-3% of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government that are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept forever.

NARA maintains an on-line presence and 150 physical repositories at locations throughout the United States.