What's New at the National Archives in Seattle
Anchorage, AK Facility one of three National Archives Facilities to be Closed/Consolidated
As part of ongoing budget adjustments, Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero has announced the permanent closure of three National Archives facilities. By the end of September of 2014, the National Archives facility in Anchorage will be closed and two facilities in Philadelphia will be consolidated. In FY 2016, facilities in Fort Worth will be also be consolidated. These closures and consolidations will result in estimated annual cost savings of approximately $1.3 million.
The employees who work at our facility in Anchorage, Alaska have been offered positions at other National Archives facilities, with the National Archives paying relocation expenses. The less than 12,000 cubic feet of archival records in Alaska will be moved to the National Archives at Seattle by the end of September. The National Archives will begin to digitize these records from Seattle so that they remain available to Alaskans through the internet. In addition, we will move approximately 7,500 cubic feet of records center holdings to Seattle by the end of September.
We will continue to keep you updated as we have news.