Denver, CO …The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) dedicated its new Denver facility at 17101 Huron Street, Broomfield, CO, on Thursday, August 23, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony included remarks by Broomfield Mayor Patrick Quinn, NARA representatives, and Oxford Development Company officials.
“This dedication celebrates the culmination of a project that will help us better serve those who need access to the important records this new building will safeguard,” said NARA’s Field Support Officer Leonard Harmon, Jr.
The facility employs approximately 40 Federal employees and contractors to serve the research needs of citizens and the records management needs of Federal agencies and to process a projected an estimated 28,000 reference requests per year.
Broomfield will be home to NARA’s Denver Research Services and Agency Services components, including a Federal Records Center, National Archives public research rooms, and program event space. The 162,000 square foot building has a storage capacity of 750,000 cubic feet of Federal records. The property was developed for NARA by the General Services Administration and Oxford Development Company.
The Broomfield facility stores historical records from more than 100 Federal agencies and courts located in Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. Significant holdings include records from Department of Interior agencies: the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation (the Hoover Dam), and the National Park Service. The facility also includes holdings from the Air Force Academy, the U.S. Mint, and the U.S. Forest Service.
NARA will provide programs for students, teachers, and the general public. Public access computers will be available for research use. Researchers will have free access to resources including online subscription services such as Ancestry, Fold3, Heritage Quest, and ProQuest.
For additional information, contact Leonard Harmon at 817-791-9581.
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