Joint Memorandum to OMB on Closing of NARA Seattle Facility

January 30, 2020—SAA and the Council of State Archivists today issued a joint memorandum to the Office of Management and Budget to oppose the sale of the National Archives and Records Administration’s (NARA’s) building in Seattle, Washington.  SAA and CoSA join the Congressional delegations of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington in opposing the closure of NARA’s Seattle location.  The memo states, “We strongly recommend that the decision to close the facility be rescinded and that the recommendation [of the Federal Public Buildings Reform Board] be studied further, including asking for input from stakeholders and the public.” Read the CoSA/SAA memorandum here.

The Washington State Archives is tracking available information and news stories about this issue on its website.