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Smithsonian Archives Short Fact Sheet

  • Collections at the Smithsonian Institution Archives: 40,000 cubic feet
  • Number of images, documents, Field Books, Journals, Scrapbooks, Diaries, and Log Books online: 11,534
  • Number of finding aids online: 5028
  • Number of Digitized Field Books, Journals, Scrapbooks, Diaries, Log Books: 412
  • Number of collections including born digital material: 817
  • Reference inquiries answered in Fiscal Year 2013: 1023 in-person visits and 5,000 inquiries by email, phone, and US postal mail

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