Presidential Records and the National Archives

A recent New York Times article describes the formidable process of transferring the Bush Administration's records over to the National Archives, and the unprecedented difficulty presented by how much of these records are now electronic. Owing largely to e-mail, "the electronic record of the Bush years about 50 times as large as that left by the Clinton White House in 2001, archives officials estimate." The Times provides some interesting insights into the logistics involved, concerns about the completeness of White House provided records, and the implications for future researchers. Read the full article here.