Even the New York Times is warning of service reductions at the U.S. National Archives. An op-ed article in today's New York Times by historian David Kahn entitled "History Lessens" describes the current budget shortfall that results in millions of documents not being indexed properly, sometimes not indexed at all. As a result, the general public often cannot obtain the very documents the National Archives is supposed to deliver.
David Kahn is the author of “The Codebreakers.” You can read his article if you click here.
NOTE: The New York Times is famous for deleting stories off its web site and moving them to its fee-based archives within a few days after publication. I suspect this story will also be moved soon.