Clinton Electronic Records Project

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The Clinton Electronic Records Project was established to preserve, protect, and organize all of the electronic records of the Clinton-Gore presidential administration. Sam Watkins is director of the Clinton Electronic Records Project.

Michelle Cobb of the Office of Presidential Libraries of the National Archives and Records Administration noted that the migration challenge facing the Clinton Library was compounded by information generated on more than one hundred separate executive branch computer systems.

The administration generated upwards of 40 million emails, an unprecedented number. Said Clinton Foundation chairman Skip Rutherford, "The sheer volume of information from the Clinton administration is partly due to technology advancements." In Alexander v. FBI the White House came under scrutiny for deleting or improperly disposing of one million emails received during the presidency of Bill Clinton.


  • John Elvin, "Who Gets Custody of the White House E-mail Stash?" Insights on the News 17.6 (February 12, 2001): 34.
  • Mark Hall, "Presidential Librarians Prep for IT Challenges," Computerworld, 35.4 (January 22, 2001): 14.
  • Jennifer Lee, "Archiving Digital Records From the White House," New York Times, January 25, 2001.

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