NARA Proposes to Eliminate Back-Up Versions of Clinton Docs.

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on May 11, 2005

From the May 3, 2005 Federal Register: Presidential records; management and custody: Clinton Administration electronic backup tapes; proposed disposal:
“NARA proposes the disposition of 9,193 backup tapes created during the Clinton Administration by White House Communications Agency (WHCA) staff because NARA has determined that they lack continuing administrative, historical, informational or evidentiary value. The tapes contain duplicate versions of classified electronic records for a small number of staff members in the Clinton Administration National Security Council, consisting primarily of electronic calendar data. NARA will continue to retain on other electronic media a full set of copies of the Presidential records on the backup tapes proposed for disposal.”
Related reference:

  • Clinton tapes face destruction: “A proposal to get rid of Clinton-era backup tapes has drawn fire from some historians, but federal officials say all the data will be preserved.”
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