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The stacks extend to the south and comprise most of the floor space in the Archives Building. The area has no windows because light can be damaging to records.

The stacks extend to the south and comprise most of the floor space in the Archives Building. The area has no windows because light can be damaging to records.

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.

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