By the Numbers 2020

Class in reconnaissance, Group #1, showing calibration of hands and field glasses for use in rapid calculation of firing data (names in caption). Le Valdahon, Doubs, France National Archives Identifier: 86708077

FY2019 FY2020
Number of Record Group descriptions
in the National Archives Catalog
569*576*
Number of Collection descriptions
in the Catalog
4,7524,764
Number of creating organization authority files
in the Catalog
100,714101,847
Number of person name authority files
linked to descriptions
23,70925,597
Number of geographic authority files
linked to descriptions
9,57411,361
Number of series descriptions265,940268,441
Number of file descriptions19,522,80021,492,503
Number of item descriptions3,941,3694,294,959
Number of digital copies attached to
file and item descriptions
101,070,186120,342,468
Number of NARA staff who contributed
record descriptions to the Catalog
898910
Number of NARA staff who contributed
tags and transcriptions to the Catalog
37316
Average number of monthly views of
NARA records in the Catalog
439,867542,107
Number of other digital platforms that
provide access to NARA records
26**30**
Number of NARA’s digital copies available
via DPLA
93,158,351117,071,632
Average number of monthly views of
NARA’s records in DPLA
22,320670,968
Number of NARA digital copies
in English Wikipedia
17,78527,982
Number of NARA records
in Wikimedia Commons
463,376463,406
Number of NARA descriptive records
in Wikidata
403,340403,340
Average number of monthly views
of NARA’s records in Wikipedia
128,130,774163,064,790
Number of NARA digital copies available
through GIPHY
400750
Number of NARA staff who have
contributed to our GIPHY work
710
Average number of monthly views
of NARA’s records via GIPHY
36,441,79391,695,008

*Record Group numbers currently run through 601, but not all numbers are in use.
**Platforms such as DPLA, Wikipedia, SNAC, and others of which we are aware (not including our extensive social media channels).

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