August 9, 2005
National Archives Annex
College Park, MD
Archives II, which opened in 1992, has a storage space an order of magnitude greater than the National Archives central facility (Archives I) in downtown Washington. Textual records include documents from several science and technology-related agencies, including NIST and NSF. The facility also houses extensive collections of photographs, architectural drawings, maps and films. The tour was led by John Bowen, an experienced volunteer who tailored the visit to the interests of the Senior Physicists Group.
Archives II is located at 8601 Adelphi Road in College Park. From I-495, take exit 28 B onto New Hampshire Ave. (Route 650) south. Take a left onto Adelphi Road at the second light; Archives II is on the left about two miles south. See map of Archives II and local area for detials.