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There are about 6,370 archivists working in the United States. Archivists can find employment in various fields. Approximately 45 percent are employed by museums, historical sites, and similar institutions; 25 percent work in government positions; and 19 percent work for state, local, and private educational services. Other archivists work in positions for museums, historical societies, and zoos, of for private, not-for-profit archives that serve special interests, such as the Lesbian Herstory Archives in New York.

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