Production figures for records relating to WWI 2008 to 2018

FOI request reference: F0051446
Publication date: March 2018

Request

Does the National Archives publish any surveys of the use made of the facilities at Kew? I am interested to assess any upswing there may have been in use of material relating to World War I during the last decade at The National Archives.

(Amended request) – I’m sure that an enquiry based on the three series you mention, [WO 95; WO 339 and ADM 1/8364 – 30665] would answer my purposes satisfactorily, provided I could get some idea of the demand for these series in the years before the centenary of WW1, 2004 – 2014.

Outcome

Successful

Response

I can confirm that The National Archives holds information relevant to your request.

We are pleased to be able to provide this information to you.

ADM 1
Year Productions
2004 3624
2005 4033
2006 4299
2007 3725
2008 3522
2009 3300
2010 3338
2011 3195
2012 3609
2013 3058
2014 2836
2015 2707
2016 2631
2017 2625

 

WO 95
Year Productions
2004 11769
2005 11051
2006 11152
2007 10200
2008 10265
2009 11287
2010 10252
2011 10866
2012 8804
2013 10399
2014 9336
2015 7135
2016 4235
2017 1965

* WO 95 documents were digitised for the western front which explains the drop off in productions from 2014 onwards

WO 339
Year Productions
2004 6182
2005 5347
2006 7580
2007 5748
2008 5595
2009 6030
2010 5209
2011 5277
2012 5896
2013 7189
2014 5842
2015 6251
2016 5726
2017 5801

* WO 339  were re-catalogued approximately three years ago to include the first names of the officer, previously they only had an initial and the surname