The Archives is comprised of two collections: the Americana Collection and the NSDAR Archives.
The Americana Collection offers more than 4,000 diverse American imprints and manuscripts. The focus of the collection is on Colonial America, the Revolutionary War Era, and the early Republic, but the breadth of the collection spans five centuries.
The NSDAR Archives serves as the repository for NSDAR records which are no longer administratively useful but which have sufficient historical or other value to warrant their continued preservation. The NSDAR Archives houses items such as correspondence, meeting minutes, project files, photographs and the like.