- The National Archives are to start digitizing their collection. The
projects objectives are to provide online access to an increased
number of holdings and enhance preservation of records by reducing
wear and tear on the originals. Once copied digitally, records may
be relocated to less expensive archival storage locations. Clear
information is supposed to be provided about how the records may be
located and used.
These include official military personnel files for millions of
veterans, federal population census records from 1790 through 1930.
Mathew Brady Civil War photographs, ship passenger arrival lists and
naturalization documents, Freedmen's Bureau materials, case files
documenting more than 10 million land entries and American Indian
The plan is on line at www.archives.gov/about/plans-reports/strategic-
Go to www.archives.gov/comment/digitizing-plan.html to view the
draft plan for the project.
You can give your input by clicking "Comment on Draft Policy" to the
left of the screen under "Your Voice Matters" Comments are due by
Bien Suerte as they say in China