May 19, 2022

Milestones: National Archives (NARA) Celebrates 150 Million Digital Copies in the Catalog

From an AOTUS Blog Post by David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States:

Thanks to the persistence and dedication of many NARA staff and the help of our partners, the number of digital copies of our records in the National Archives Catalog has just surpassed 150 million. Digitizing large quantities of our records is an important goal for NARA because we know that not everyone can come to our facilities. Providing these records online democratizes access to them.


NARA has prioritized many of the records for scanning based on the records that have been most often requested by our researchers. So although digital copies account for only a fraction of the total number of records in our custody, we know that these are some of the most heavily used by our researchers.  f

Learn More, Read the Complete Blog Post, View a Few Highligts From the NARA Catalog

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