The NARA Federal Records Center (FRC) stores case file information for cases that are not electronically stored in ECF. Generally, cases filed between 1996 and 2001 will be stored at the FRC. Cases prior to 1996 have been destroyed in accordance with their approved records disposition authority (N1-578-11-001, in accordance with 44 USC Sec. 3303).
You will need to provide the following information:
Transfer number (formerly accession number);
Agency box number;
This information can be obtained by contacting the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Clerk’s Office at (501) 918-5500.
Requests for Copies
Requests for copies of case file information must be made in writing by completing the National Archives and Records Administration Bankruptcy Cases – Order Form. Click the link below to access the form:
For requests for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, please call 817-551-2000 or email https://www.archives.gov/frc/fort-worth to determine the location of your archived file and where the form should be sent. Files will either be in Fort Worth, TX or Kansas City, MO.