I should add #aha2019.
I can attest to this. My own USDA research is sharply defined by preservation and finding aids. USDA records at NARA are very particularly preserved.
Most of all, we need to educate politics and citizens about archives, how they work, and why they are essential.
The thing that gets me about this is its connection to archival research. The loneliness of the table is intense and consumed me. Seeing a looming crisis but feeling disconnected because research isolates is a barrier to overcome.