Rose Mary - What kind of archives in Pittsfield? National or State? VA or Army? And
World War II was over in 1945. I do not know the military records you are searching. Did your father stay in the Army from 1940 something through 1975?
I had a strange VA experience that was too long and complicated to go into that involved getting records from one civilian hospital to a VA clinic to another VA clinic. I never did get them.And I was the wife of the man. I have been searching for ALL of the records of my husband for over 10 yrs. Other people have worked much longer than that. Mary