Billy Graham Center Archives Annual Report - 2001 Annual Report - Space Inventory

Space Inventory 1995-2001

This summary does not include the large 1999 accession of World Wide Picture films, since it was stored at an alternative location in the building and did not affect the basic storage situation.

The following measurements are not in square feet or cubic feet. They are in shelf or linear feet, that is, the length of a piece of shelving. Thus, in 2001 the Archives had 10,650 feet of shelving or a little over two miles. The actual square footage of the Archival storage area has, of course, remained the same since its construction in 1980. It occupies 2730 square feet. This includes aisle space, processing tables, doors, etc. as well as shelving. The number of shelving feet in the storage areas changes as the staff adds shelving units or discovers ways to adjust shelving to make the most efficient use of the area. The current ratio of shelf feet to square feet is 3.9 to 1.

95 % 96 % 97 % 98 % 99 % 00 % 01 %
Current shelf space in entire storage area 10854 100% 10686 100% 10686 100% 10686 100% 10686 100% 10615 100% 10650 100%
Current shelf space in nonfragile storage 7246 67% 7182 67% 7182 67% 7182 67% 7182 67% 7111 67% 7147 67%
Current shelf space in fragile storage 3065 28% 3065 29% 3065 29% 3065 29% 3065 29% 3065 29% 3065 29%
Current shelf space in fifth floor cage 543 5% 438 4% 438 4% 438 4% 438 4% 438 4% 438 4%
Total occupied shelving in entire storage area 8197 76% 8211 77% 8346 78% 8142 76% 8252 77% 8343 79% 8309 78%
Total occupied shelving in nonfragile storage area 6234 86% 6260 87% 6232 87% 6055 84% 5886 82% 5962 84% 5964 84%
Total occupied shelving in fragile storage area 1591 52% 1591 52% 1754 57% 1714 56% 1994 65% 1970 64% 1933 64%
Total occupied shelving in fifth floor cage 372 69% 360 82% 360 82% 372 85% 372 85% 412 94% 412 94%

In addition, audio cassette cabinets in storage can hold 4580 cassettes and the audio cassette cabinet in the Reading Room can hold 528 cassettes. Microfilm cabinets in the microfilm reading room can hold 2400 35mm reels. There are 5 large map cabinets with a total of 74 drawers in the fragile storage area and 3 file cabinets, each with four drawers, in the nonfragile storage area. The reading room has temporary secure storage space for 18 linear feet of materials.

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