The Storage Areas
Capacity and expandability
The Archives Building includes two floors of stacks for storing records. Each floor is approximately the same size and configuration. These areas comprise the large windowless part of the building that extends out to the south toward Mill Creek.
As currently configured with the fixed shelving,
the stacks have a capacity of 50,000 cubic feet. To
help conceptualize, each standard
archival box represents one cubic foot.
However, the building is structurally engineered to
carry the tremendous weight that additional records
bring. Because of this, compact, moveable shelving
can be added at a later date to increase the
capacity to approximately 100,000 cubic feet.