Statistics are one way to look at the Archives and its programs, the collections and how they are used, and by whom. While statistics can tell us some things about us and our work, they do not tell the whole story. Archives, like all memory institutions, collect, preserve, and make available on a "just in case" model. That is, we preserve culturally significant material for posterity. These materials may not be used for years, or even decades, but their time will come and when it does, we will be ready to make them available in ways that meet the needs of the time.
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