State/Local/Federal Government Research

The professional research staff at Taylor Research Group is knowledgeable and experienced with federal, state and local records collections throughout the United States.  Our associates are trained historical and archival researchers with on-the-ground experience navigating the complex world of federal repositories in Washington, D.C., and state and local archives around the country.  With our clients' objectives in mind, we develop and execute research strategies to locate the needed information to assist our clients with their complex litigation and environmental cases, including searching for records related to federal government contracts.  Due to our familiarity with federal records in the National Archives and the Federal Records Center system, we are able to prepare targeted, cost-effective research plans to get at the most relevant collections of documents in a timely manner.

Below we list some of the repositories in which Taylor Research Group's staff has previously completed research: 

  • The Washington National Records Center (WNRC)
  • The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)
  • The Library of Congress
  • The National Library of Medicine (NLM)
  • The National Agricultural Library
  • The U.S. Coast Guard Historian’s Office
  • The Department of Labor (DOL) Library (Wurtz)
  • The Department of the Interior (DOI) Library
  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Libraries (Washington, DC, Philadelphia, PA, New York, NY, Chicago, IL) 
  • The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Library
  • The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Library
  • The Department of Energy (DOE) History Division
  • The Department of Transportation (DOT) Library
  • The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
  • The National Security Archives at George Washington University
  • The U.S. Army Military History Institute in Carlisle, PA
  • The Air Force Historical Research Agency
  • The Naval Historical Society and Library
  • The Naval War College (Newport, Rhode Island)
  • EPA Regional Offices (Regions I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VIII, & IX)
  • Hagley Museum and Archives
  • The Smithsonian Institution Archives
  • The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) (Facilities: Washington, DC; College Park, MD; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Denver, CO; Seattle, WA; St. Louis, MO; Laguna Niguel, CA; Riverside, CA; New York City, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Waltham, MA; San Bruno, CA)
  • Various State Archives and Libraries (Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, Alabama, Texas, Ohio, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Illinois, Delaware, Arizona, California, Minnesota, Colorado, West Virginia, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Georgia and Missouri)

Taylor Research Group's staff has also developed strategies for targeting state and federal records that are not in the public domain through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) process and state public records requests. We have worked closely with agency records custodians all over the country on these requests to gain access to documentation that our clients need for their cases, including records from the following agencies:

  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Department of Agriculture, including Natural Resources and Environment
  • Department of Commerce, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Department of Defense, including the Department of the Army, Army Corps of Engineers, Department of the Navy, Department of the Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard, Defense Contract Audit Agency, Defense Contract Management Agency, Defense Logistics Agency, and Defense Technical Information Center
  • Department of Energy, including Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Department of Health and Human Services, including Food and Drug Administration, Public Health Service, and Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Department of the Interior, including the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and the National Park Service
  • Department of Homeland Security, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency and U.S. Coast Guard
  • Department of Labor, including Mine Safety and Health Administration and Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • Department of Justice, including the Environment and Natural Resources Division and the Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Department of State
  • Department of Transportation
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission