January 26, 2022

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Releases List of Digitization Priorities

Note: The release of the priorities list comes after NARA’s request for public input on June 15, 2015.

From the NARAtions Blog:

The following represents our top priorities – it is by no means the entire list of what we would like to digitize over time; however, these projects will be our primary focus over the next 18-24 months. Please note, list order does not reflect order in which projects will be undertaken.

RG/Coll.              Title

Multiple                  Microfilm Publications
Multiple                  Records from Anchorage, Alaska Facility
Multiple                  Records from the William J. Clinton Library
Multiple                  Records of the U.S House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, 1789-1817
(records from the first 14 Congresses)
Multiple                  Treasure Vault Materials at National Archives at College Park (A2)
Multiple                  War Time Films and Photographs
RN-WHT                Nixon White House Tapes
JFKCO                     John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection
65                             Headquarter Files Pertaining to the Assassination of Martin Luther
21                              All Naturalization Records
21                              Bankruptcy Dockets (within certain parameters)
26/36                        Seamen Records / Crew Lists
24                              Naval Muster Rolls
24                              Logbooks of U.S. Navy Ships, 1801-1940
24                              Logbooks of U.S. Navy Ships and Stations, 1941-1978
24                              Bureau of Naval Personnel Casualty Case Cards, 1964-1977
129                            Inmate Case Files (Leavenworth) – first 10,000 case files only
226                            Office of Strategic Services Personnel Files, 1942-1945
59                              Department of State Name Index, 1910-1959
59                              Department of State Central Decimal Files, 1910-1929
15                              Case Files of Disapproved Pension Applications of Veterans of the
Army and the Navy Who Served Mainly in the Civil War and the War
with Spain, 1861-1934
15                              Case Files of Disapproved Pension Applications of Widows and Other
Dependents of Veterans of the Army and Navy, 1861-1934
109                           Record Books of Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Offices of the
Confederate Government, 1874-1899
498                          Helper Files, ca. 1945 – 1947 – 19 series/multiple countries
407                           World War II Operations Reports, 1940-1948
29                             1950 Census Enumeration District Maps
373                           German Flown Aerial Photography, 1939-1945
145/114                   Indexes for Aerial Photography of Agricultural Stabilization and
Conservation Service, 1934-1954 / Indexes for Aerial Photography of
the Soil Conservation Service, 1934-1954
210                            Drawings of Relocation Centers, 1942-1945
111                            Signal Corps Photographs of American Military Activity, 1918-1981
80                             General Photographic File of the Department of Navy, 1943-1958

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