Are the Donald J. Trump Presidential records available for research?

The Donald J. Trump Presidential records are governed by the Presidential Records Act (PRA). Under the provisions of the PRA, Trump Presidential records are not available to public access requests for the first five years after the end of the Administration. (While the PRA states that the public cannot request records until five years after the end of the administration, the Library may open records prior to that date.) Trump Presidential records will become subject to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests on January 20, 2026. 


What are the plans for the Donald J. Trump Presidential Library?

The National Archives will administer the records of the Trump administration (textual, electronic, audiovisual, and artifacts) which will remain at National Archives facilities in the National Capital Region. Questions regarding President Trump's plans for a Presidential Center or Museum should be directed to the Office of Donald J. Trump.


Who should I contact if I am interested in President Donald Trump’s official records?

President Donald J. Trump’s Presidential records are housed at National Archives facilities in the National Capital Region. These records are governed by the Presidential Records Act (PRA) and will be available, subject to provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, beginning January 20, 2026.

For more information on the records of President Donald J. Trump please contact:

National Archives and Records Administration
Archival Operations Division - Trump Presidential Library
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room G-7
Washington, DC 20408-0001
Email: trump.library@nara.gov


Who should I contact if I am interested in Vice President Mike Pence’s official records?

Vice President Mike Pence’s Vice Presidential records are housed at National Archives facilities in the National Capital Region. These records are governed by the Presidential Records Act (PRA) and will be available, subject to provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, beginning January 20, 2026.

For more information on the records of Vice President Pence please contact:

National Archives and Records Administration
Archival Operations Division - Vice Presidential Collections
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, Room G-7
Washington, DC 20408
Email: presidential.materials@nara.gov


Who do I contact about an archival or artifact loan request?

If your institution would like to borrow an artifact or a record from the Trump Presidential collection, please send an email to trump.library@nara.gov and include “Loan Request” in the subject line so your inquiry can be directed to the appropriate staff for a response.


Who do I contact if I would like to donate archival material or memorabilia related to the Trump Presidency?

Please send an email to trump.library@nara.gov and include “Archival Donation” in the subject line so your inquiry can be directed to the appropriate staff for a response.