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Smithsonian Archives Short Fact Sheet, FY2016

  • Collections at the Smithsonian Institution Archives: 41,000 cubic feet
  • Digitized images, documents, Field Books, Journals, Scrapbooks, Diaries, and Log Books online: 11,957
  • New oral histories conducted: 37 interviews of 32 individuals (918 individuals total in collection)
  • Finding aids to collections online: 5,186
  • Digitized Field Books, Journals, Scrapbooks, Diaries, and Log Books online: 807
  • Collections containing born digital material: 1,198
  • Reference inquiries answered in FY 2016: 1,136 in-person visits and 6,618 inquiries by email, phone, and US postal mail
  • Number of projects transcribed by online volunteers in the Smithsonian Transcription Center: 550 projects and 30,240 total (202 projects and 11,887 pages in FY2016
  • Number of online volunteers working on Archives' projects: 3,265 (711 new voluteers in FY2016)

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