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The President of the United States

The White House

Cabinet-level Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

The Civilian Cabinet Departments

Department of Agriculture

Departmental History
     See also National Agricultural Library

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

     National Wildlife Research Center

Economic Research Service

Food Security History

Farm Service Agency

Food and Nutrition Service
     SNAP Program

Food Safety and Inspection Service

Forest Service
    Contact USFS Historian here
     Forest History Society
     National Museum of Forest Service History

National Agricultural Statistics Service

Natural Resources Conservation Service
     Contact the Historian at 202-720-3766

Risk Management Agency


Department of Commerce

Departmental History

Census Bureau
     Contact the Historian at 301-763-4636

Economic Development Administration

Minority Business Development Agency

National Institute of Standards and Technology

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
     200th Anniversary

Patent and Trademark Office
     Patent and Trademark Office Society


Department of Education

Departmental History   

Office of Postsecondary Education

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

Presidential Scholars Commission


Department of Energy

Departmental History

Bonneville Power Administration

Energy Information Administration

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

National Nuclear Security Administration
     Agency history page no longer available.

Office of Environmental Management

Office of Science

Western Area Power Administration

National Laboratories and Field Sites:
     Here is a more comprehensive list of history pages.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

National Energy Technology Laboratory

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Sandia National Laboratories

Savannah River National Laboratory


Department of Health and Human Services

Departmental History

Administration for Children and Families

     Children's Bureau

Administration for Native Americans

Office of Refugee Resettlement

Administration for Community Living

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

     National Center for Health Statistics  NEW!

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Food and Drug Administration
     Contact the Historian here

National Institutes of Health
     Contact the Historian here
     NIH Library Digitized Collections

     Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

     Fogarty International Center

     National Cancer Institute

     National Eye Institute
          NEI 50th anniversary

     National Human Genome Research Institute

     National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

     National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

     National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

     National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

     National Institute of General Medical Sciences

     National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

     National Institute of Nursing Research

     National Institutes of Health Clinical Center

     National Library of Medicine

Office of Minority Health
     History page no longer available.

President's Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition

Public Health Service


Department of Homeland Security

Departmental History

Citizenship and Immigration Service
     Contact the Historian here

Coast Guard – Historian’s Office

Customs and Border Protection 
     Contact History Program here

Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency

Federal Emergency Management Administration

Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers

Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Secret Service

Transportation Security Administration


Department of Housing and Urban Development

 Departmental History


Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity


Department of the Interior

Departmental History

Bureau of Indian Affairs

Bureau of Land Management

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management – Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act

Bureau of Reclamation
     Contact the Historian here

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

Fish and Wildlife Service
     Contact the Historian at
     Conservation History 

Indian Arts and Crafts Board

National Park Service
     Contact the Historian here

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement – History of Headquarters

Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians

U.S. Geological Survey

NEW!     Board on Geographic Names


Department of Justice

Departmental History

Antitrust Division

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
     History page not available at current agency website.

Drug Enforcement Administration

Environment and Natural Resources Division

Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Federal Bureau of Prisons

National Institute of Corrections

Office of the Pardon Attorney
   Historical Clemency Statistics

Offices of the U.S. Attorneys

Parole Commission

U.S. Marshalls Service 


Department Of Labor

Departmental History
     "History at the Department of Labor" - from Wayback Machine

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Mine Safety and Health Administration

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Office of Disability Employment Policy

Office of Federal Contract Compliance

Office of Labor-Management Standards

Wage and Hour Division

Women’s Bureau


Department of State

Departmental History
     Contact the Historian here
     Foreign Relations of the United States series
     Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training

Fulbright Program


Department of Transportation

Departmental History
     50th Anniversary

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Federal Aviation Administration

Federal Highway Administration

Federal Transit Administration

Maritime Administration

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation     


Department of the Treasury

Departmental History

Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Bureau of the Fiscal Service

Bureau of the Mint 

Comptroller of the Currency 

Internal Revenue Service


Department of Veterans Affairs

Departmental History

National Cemetery Administration
     History Program
     Contact the Historian at


The Department of Defense and Related Agencies

Department of Defense

Office of the Secretary of Defense
     Contact the Historian here

Joint Chiefs of Staff 

Defense Acquisition University

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Defense Commissary Agency

Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency  Formerly "Defense Security Service" until June 24, 2019.

Defense Health Agency

Defense Information Systems Agency

Defense Logistics Agency

Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Missile Defense Agency
     Contact the Historian at (703-697-8448)

Pentagon Force Protection Agency

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences


The Armed Services

U.S. Air Force

U.S. Army

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
     Office of History Collections

Marine Corps, U.S.     
     Timeline only

U.S. Navy

U.S. Fleet Forces Command


Combatant Commands

Central Command

European Command

Indo-Pacific Command

Southern Command

Strategic Command
     Contact the Historical Office at


Military Academies

U.S. Air Force Academy

U.S. Military Academy

U.S. Naval Academy


Intelligence Agencies

Central Intelligence Agency 

Defense Intelligence Agency 

Director of National Intelligence

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

National Reconnaissance Office 

National Security Agency – Central Security Service 


Independent Agencies and Government Corporations

Administrative Conference of the United States

Agency for Global Media, U.S.

American Battle Monuments Commission

Broadcasting Board of Governors
     Changed name to U.S. Agency for Global Media on Aug. 22, 2018.

Chemical Safety Board

Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Corporation for National and Community Service
     History page not available at current agency website.

Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

Environmental Protection Agency

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Export-Import Bank

Farm Credit Administration

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Federal Election Commission

Federal Housing Finance Agency
     Conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Federal Labor Relations Authority

Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer

Federal Maritime Commission

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

Federal National Mortgage Association (FannieMae)

Federal Reserve System
     FRASER Economic History Database

Federal Trade Commission

General Services Administration
     Historic Preservation

Institute of Museum and Library Services

International Trade Commission

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
     Contact the Historian here

National Archives and Records Administrative
     Contact the Historian at

National Capital Planning Commission

National Credit Union Administration

National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Labor Relations Board

National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK)

National Science Foundation
     Contact the Historian at

National Transportation Safety Board

Nuclear Regulatory Commission
     Contact the Historian at

Office of Personnel Management

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Peace Corps

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia

Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

Radio Free Asia

Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty

Securities and Exchange Commission
     Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society

Selective Service System

Small Business Administration

Social Security Administration
     Contact the Historian here

Tennessee Valley Authority

U.S. Access Board

U.S. Agency for International Development

U.S. Postal Inspection Service
     National Postal Museum exhibit

U.S. Postal Service
     Universal Postal Service: A History
     About the Historian (USPS Blog)
     Contact the Historian at

Voice of America


Miscellaneous Bodies

Boards, Commissions, and Committees

Appalachian Regional Commission

Board on Geographic Names NEW! 

Commission of Fine Arts

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board

Japan-United States Friendship Commission

Mississippi River Commission

Pacific Northwest Electric Power and Conservation Planning Council

Presidio Trust

Railroad Retirement Board

Susquehanna River Basin Commission

Udall Foundation


Quasi-official Agencies

Fannie Mae - Federal National Mortgage Association

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Legal Services Corporation

National Constitution Center

National Council on Disability

National Endowment for Democracy  NEW!

National Gallery of Art

Smithsonian Institution
     Contact the Historian at

State Justice Institute

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Museum Timeline

U.S. Institute of Peace


Bilateral Organizations

Great Lakes Fishery Commission

International Boundary and Water Commission

International Boundary Commission, United States and Canada

International Joint Commission - United States and Canada


Society for History in the Federal Government
PO BOX 14139
Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044

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