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Smithsonian Institution Archives Short Fact Sheet, FY2022

      • Collections held by the Smithsonian Institution Archives: 44,000 cubic feet
      • Volume of born-digital collections held: 23 TB
      • Digitized images, documents, Field Books, Journals, Scrapbooks, Diaries, and Log Books online: 59,161
      • Total number of oral history interviews: 1,101 interviews with 965 individuals
      • Finding aids to collections online: 6,272
      • Digitized Field Books, Journals, Scrapbooks, Diaries, and Log Books online in the Biodiversity Heritage Library: 4,463
      • Reference inquiries answered each year: average of 600 in-person visits, and 6,000 remote requests
      • Number of projects transcribed by online volunteers in the Smithsonian Transcription Center: 91,461 pages from 1,230 projects in addition to 18 audio transcription projects
      • Number of online volunteers working on Archives’ projects: average of 29 contributors per project

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