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Press Release
January 17, 2001
National Archives to Preserve Clinton Administration Web Sites

College Park, MD. . .The National Archives and Records Administration announced today that it will preserve the official Clinton White House web site and a special one-time snapshot of the public web sites of Federal agencies before the close of the Clinton Administration.

The Clinton White House web site will be available through the web site of the Clinton Presidential Materials Project at www.clinton.archives.gov. The public may visit the site beginning on January 20, 2001. The site will be based on the official Presidential materials that are held at the Clinton Project, located in Little Rock, AR.

The new web page will feature four snapshots of the Clinton White House web site. The sites are: July 29, 1994 through August 25, 1995; August 25, 1995 through January 3, 1996; January 3, 1996 through July 21, 2000; and July 21, 2000 through January 20, 2001. The snapshots will include a White House Virtual Library which will be a searchable data base of publications, including press releases, speeches, etc.

The Clinton Project web page will also include an overview of the mission of the Project, a schedule for the release of records when it becomes available and links to President's Clinton's public papers on the Federal Register web site.

Through its Presidential library system, the National Archives preserves the official materials of Presidents, beginning with President Herbert Hoover. There are currently 10 libraries, the Nixon Presidential Materials Staff, and the Clinton Presidential Materials Project. The Clinton Project, located in Little Rock, AR, will temporarily house all of the officials materials from the Clinton Presidency until a permanent Presidential library is built.

Before January 20, 2001, Federal agencies will take a snapshot of their public sites and send the snapshot to the National Archives within 60 days. The web sites will become part of the National Archives of the United States and copies of the sites will be available to the public.

For additional PRESS information, please contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at (301) 837-1700 or by e-mail.

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