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Record Number Agency Prefixes

Documents in the JFK Collection Database have 13-digit record numbers of the form XXX-XXXXX-XXXXX, where the first 3 digits are a prefix which identifies the agency from which the document is derived. The table below identifies each prefix used in these records.

PREFIX AGENCY DESCRIPTION
104CIACentral Intelligence Agency
111DIADefense Intelligence Agency
119DOSDepartment of State
121TRSDepartment of the Treasury
124FBIFederal Bureau of Investigation
135HSCIHouse Select Committee on Intelligence
137IRSInternal Revenue Service
144NSANational Security Agency
154USSSUnited States Secret Service
155SECSecurities and Exchange Commission
157SSCIASenate Select Committee on Intelligence ("Church Committee")
159SSASocial Security Administration
165USIAUnited States Information Agency
169USPSUnited States Postal Service
172WHWhite House
173NISNaval Investigative Service
174BMSBureau of Medicine and Surgery
176NLKJohn F. Kennedy Library
177NLJLyndon B. Johnson Library
178NLFGerald R. Ford Library (Rockefeller Commission records)
179NN-FAccess Staff (of National Archives)
180NSCACenter for Legislative Archives (HSCA records)
181NLOffice of Presidential Libraries
182DOJ-CIVILDepartment of Justice - Civil Division
186DOJ-CDDepartment of Justice - Criminal Division
187DOJEOUSADepartment of Justice - Executive Office US Attorney
188DOJCRDDepartment of Justice - Civil Rights Division
189NXLNARA, Legal Services Staff, General Counsel
191DOJOLCDepartment of Justice - Office of Legal Counsel
192USAISCUS Army, Information System Command
194USAIRRUS Army Investigative Records Repository
195OSDOffice of the Secretary of Defense
196CUSUnited States Customs Service
197COECorps of Engineers
198SECARMYOffice of the Secretary of the Army
201ATFBureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
202JCSJoint Chiefs of Staff
204SISSSenate Subcommittee on Internal Security
205AFIPAir Force Institute of Pathology
206PSIPermanent Subcommittee on Investigations

Record Numbers and Agencies

Note that the 3-digit record number prefix identifies the "releasing" agency; that is, the agency which was holding the record and released it to the National Archives. This is not always the same as the "originating" agency - the CIA (releasing agency) for example may be holding documents originally created by the FBI (originating agency).

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