What's New at the National Archives in Anchorage
Research Room Closure
The Research Rooms at the National Archives at Anchorage were closed permanently on Friday June 20, 2014, so that staff could properly prepare the records for shipment to the National Archives at Seattle. Shipment of the records began in mid-June and will continue through the end of July. As shipments are received, shelved, and verified by the Seattle staff, the records will be available for reference.
After June 20, 2014, all reference requests should be directed to the National Archives at Seattle. Contact information is:
National Archives at Seattle
6125 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, Washington, 98115-7999
General Assistance: 206-336-5115
Seattle staff will contact the researcher with the approximate date the records will be available for research.
For additional information about the National Archives please see the March 11, 2014, press release
William A. Mayer
Executive, Research Services
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Rd. Rm 3400
College Park, MD 20740-6002
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.