Disastrous Fire

The phrase “disastrous fire” is perhaps best typified by The 1973 Fire at tha National Archives and Records Administration in St. Louis. Approximately 16-18 million Official Military Personnel Files were destroyed in the fire. No copies nor microfilm were ever produced, and no indexes created before the fire. This is the kind of thing that keeps archivists up at night, I imagine.


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Oliver on May 21, 2002 - 05:52 Permalink

And let’s not forget Alexandria…

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Olivia Rukavina on May 20, 2022 - 09:02 Permalink

20 years!