UPDATE: ADDITIONAL COVERAGE: August 27, 2020 National Archives Launches Presidential Library Explorer (via NARA)
Last fall, NARA launched the Record Group Explorer (previous blog post here), NARA’s first next-generation finding aid. I am pleased to announce today that we’ve launched the Presidential Library Explorer – NARA’s second next-generation finding aid, defined as a digital path into the record using data from the National Archives Catalog. This Explorer leverages the amazing work completed over the past two decades by Presidential Library staff.
The Presidential Library Explorer provides a visualization of NARA’s Presidential Libraries organized by size of textual records in their holdings. The Libraries, which all have scans available in the Catalog, are colored blue with a darker blue box within each record group box that indicates the amount of digital copies available for that record group. You can toggle between percentages and numbers.
The data powering the Presidential Library Explorer will be updated monthly, so check back to see what we have added and any changes we’ve made.
Direct to Presidential Library Explorer