I am a historian who worked for the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) as an archivist from 1976 to 1990 (left photo). I now help staff its museum and archives programs as a Volunteer with its Education and Public Programs Division (right photo) and through the National Archives Foundation.
Shortly after I received a bachelor’s degree in history in 1973, I worked during the summer as a Capitol Hill office staff volunteer for Sen. Howard H. Baker, Jr. (R – TN). I wrote and sent responses to topical mail received by Senator Baker. After I returned to grad school to continue my history studies, I took a job with the National Archives in 1976. I worked with presidential and federal records on records life cycle assignments ranging from appraisal, assisting with records retention scheduling, arrangement, description, disclosure review and assistance to researchers.
In 1990, I transferred from the archivist into the Federal historian job series, working with some archival and records duties. I worked on short and long term internal and external research projects and wrote a Federal history book published in January 2018. In the fall of 2011, I joined the National Archives Foundation. This enables me to support the National Archives’ public outreach efforts. As a Federal retiree, I now provide volunteer staff support to the National Archives on various museum and archives activities.
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