Category:Images from the National Archives and Records Administration

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English: Images from the Archival Research Catalog (ARC) of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
Overview of NARA Holdings (Sept 2010)
Size Cataloging in ARC Digitizing
  • Special Media - Still Pictures (College Park, MD) collection:
    • ~400 record groups
      • approx. 10 million items
  • Textual Records (AI and AII) Images attached to Reports/Documents
  • Regional Archives (Nationwide facilities)
  • Presidential Libraries (Nationwide facilities)
  • 32% of NARA holdings are not identified at the series level or below in ARC
  • 68% are identified in ARC. Of these:
    • most holdings are only identified as belonging to a specific series
    • some holdings identified in ARC concern specific images
  • most are not digitized
  • some are digitized
    • available online through the ARC System (Generally low-resolution, small thumbnails)
Relationship cataloging/digitizing: Digitizing is currently "as-needed" and tied to the historical significance and popularity of the image

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