Electronic Records Archives (ERA)

About the Congressional Records Instance (CRI)

Deployed December 2009

  • Designed for the unique requirements of Congressional records with dedicated ERA storage. It was developed for the use of the Center for Legislative Archives at NARA, the Office of the Clerk of the House, and the Office of the Secretary of the Senate

  • Flexible two-part model: ability to ingest and preserve Congressional e-records, regardless of format

    • Local reference and access copies are available at the main National Archives Building, which is only one mile from the Capitol
    • “Deep” preservation at ERA’s facility in Rocket Center, WV

  • Both House and Senate records have been ingested, totaling 96Terabytes, (as of August 2016)

For more information about Congressional electronic records, please contact the Center for Legislative Archives.