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Calling all researchers! Start sharing your digital copies of National Archives records on the Citizen Archivist Research group on Flickr today.

Researchers scan and photograph National Archives records every day in our research rooms across the country -- that’s a lot of digital images for records that are not yet available online. If you have taken scans or photographs of records you can help make them accessible to the public and other researchers by sharing your images with the National Archives Citizen Archivist Research Group on Flickr.

Getting Started

With digital images and some basic information, it’s easy to get started:

  1. Create an account on Flickr
  2. Upload your images and add basic information
  3. Request to “join” the group
  4. Request to “add photos” to the group

You’ll want to include basic information for each image, including: title; record group; series and/or file; box or volume number. Add any other information (like National Archives identifier and local identifier) you may have that would help other researchers.

Go ahead and give the image a title, it will help to generate interest in the record. By giving it a title, it will also make it more searchable within Flickr. The title should give an idea of what the item is – “Letter from George Washington,” “Map of Colorado,” “Photograph of President Clinton,” etc.

For questions and tips on using Flickr, check out Flickr’s Frequently Asked Questions.

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