The following documents are archived at The Black Vault to offer researchers useful guides to publications, documents, articles, and government agencies/structures.
General Document Research Guides
Government Manual, United States, 2009-2010 [750 Pages, 2.8MB]
Investigators’ Guide to Sources of Information, April 1997 [750 Pages, 580 kb] – This 1997 Investigators’ Guide to Sources of Information is published as a service to the investigative community by GAO’s Office of Special Investigations. It is intended to be a useful investigative tool for identifying sources of information about people, property, business, and finance. This year’s guide is organized so that all of the information about a single source is located in a single definitive category. An index has been addedto locate sources of information about a topic that may be discussed inone or more places in the guide. Finally, to make the guide useful in an increasingly electronic environment, we have added Internet addresses wherever possible and a chapter on how to use the Internet to gather information valuable to the investigative process.
Guide to Air Force Historical Literature, 1943-1983, 1985 [260 Pages, 21MB]
National Security Agency (NSA) Transfer of Documents to National Archives & Records Administration (NARA) in June 2012 [6 Pages, 1.1MB] – This document indexes the transfer of documents from the NSA to NARA in June of 2012. You will find page counts, document/report titles, accession numbers and classification at the time of transfer.
Financial Crisis Inquiry Center (FCIC) Transfer of Documents to National Archives & Records Administration (NARA) in 2011 [24 Pages, 3.7MB] – The commission was established to research, analyze, and report on the causes of the financial crisis originating in 2006. These NARA records detail the current accession and disposition of the Financial Crisis inquiry Commission (FCIC) records.