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Press Release
January 21, 2011

Contract Award Announced for New National Archives Rocky Mountain Regional Facility

Denver, CO…The National Archives and Records Administration announces that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) selected Oxford Development Company of Pittsburgh, PA, as the developer for its new Rocky Mountain Region facility in Broomfield, CO. The new building will replace the current National Archives facility at the Denver Federal Center.

"The National Archives' partnership with GSA and the Oxford Development Company will enable us to provide a state-of-the-art storage facility for our original records that will meet Federal and environmental standards for protecting and preserving our holdings,” said National Archives Rocky Mountain Regional Administrator Barbara Voss. “The new location will also be more user-friendly and will allow greater accessibility to our programs and services."

The 162,000 square foot facility will have a storage capacity of 750,000 cubic feet of Federal records. It will house the Rocky Mountain Region's Archives Program, Federal Records Center, and Records Management Program. It will employ approximately 40 Federal and contract staff members and will process a projected 28,000 reference requests per year.

"GSA is glad that NARA will get a first-class storage facility for their valuable documents that not only meets the government’s efforts to reduce the country's costs but also its carbon footprint," said GSA Rocky Mountain Regional Administrator Susan Damour.

Once completed, the new facility will store records from more than 100 Federal agencies and courts located in the Rocky Mountain Region (Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming). Significant holdings include a large volume of records from Department of Interior agencies: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation (the Hoover Dam), and the National Park Service. The region also has holdings from the Air Force Academy, the U.S. Mint, the U.S. Forest Service, and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The Archives and Records Management Programs both have active outreach programs for teachers, Federal agencies, and the general public in the Rocky Mountain Region.The Archives Program will continue to provide public access computers for genealogical research which allow researchers to view digitized census schedules for all states between 1790-1930 and the Ancestry.com and Footnote.com genealogy web sites.

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For additional Press information, please contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at 202-357-5300.

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