Electronic Records Archives

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The Electronic Records Archives (ERA) is an office of the United States National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) which was officially established in 2000.[1]

Initial planning and development of ERA began in 1997.[2] The President and Congress supported ERA with appropriations.[1]

In 2008, ERA accepted its first records from four pilot agencies.[1] These agencies were:

In January 2009 it began to take in the electronic records of George W. Bush’s White House.[1]

NARA entered into partnerships with private companies to digitize thousands of traditional paper records. In time, this digitized material will be made available through the ERA.[1]

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