In late September 2011, the first phase of construction began on the ground floor research area of the National Archives Building. On Friday, September 23, the Finding Aids Room closed at 3:30 PM to begin the move to the temporary location. The bulk of the move took place over that weekend. On Monday, September 26, the Finding Aids Room opened in its temporary location in Room G-18, formerly the Pension and Service Record Research room on the ground floor. The move went very smoothly and no pull times were affected. We anticipate being able to move back in to our permanent space in mid-January 2012.
We will continue to have all necessary finding aids and location registers in the temporary Finding Aids Room. Because of space limitations the temporary Finding Aids Room will not have any public access computers. We will have public access computers in the permanent space once the Finding Aids Room opens in January. As in the first move, we do not anticipate any major lapse in service while we physically move back to the permanent Finding Aids Room space in January. Our staff is committed to providing excellent service to our researchers during the construction operations resulting in improvements to the Robert M. Warner Research Center.