T. R. Schellenberg: Maker of a Modern, American Archives

We continue of celebration of American Archives Month by looking at renowned archival theorist, T. R. Schellenberg. Today's post is from Alyssa Manfredi in the National Archives History Office. Theodore Roosevelt Schellenberg was born in 1903 in Kansas. An archivist, theoretician, scholar, and author, he was recognized as a pioneer of appraisal theory and approach, … Continue reading T. R. Schellenberg: Maker of a Modern, American Archives

Historic Staff Spotlight: Kathryn M. Murphy

March is Women’s History Month, and we are marking the occasion with a series on our social media channels that focuses on the achievements of women who have worked at the National Archives over the years. Throughout March these stories will be shared via social media using the hashtag #WomenOfRecord, and you can follow along … Continue reading Historic Staff Spotlight: Kathryn M. Murphy

Historic Staff Spotlight: Lucille Joppy

We are taking a look at past staff and their many contributions to the National Archives throughout its history. Today’s staff spotlight is Lucille Joppy, who served as president of the union that represented National Archives employees in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. Lucille B. Joppy (née Lucille Briscoe), was born in Washington, DC, on … Continue reading Historic Staff Spotlight: Lucille Joppy

Historic Staff Spotlight: Dorothy Hill Gersack

We are taking a look at past staff and their many contributions to the National Archives throughout history. Today’s staff spotlight is Dorothy Hill Gersack, who worked for the National Archives from 1936 until her retirement in 1975. Born in Livingston, Illinois, on October 24, 1910, Dorothy Jeanne Hill earned a BS and MS in … Continue reading Historic Staff Spotlight: Dorothy Hill Gersack

Historic Staff Spotlight: Mildred B. Berry

We are taking a look at past staff and their many contributions to the National Archives throughout its history. Today’s Historic Staff Spotlight features Mildred B. Berry, who worked at the Federal Register where she oversaw two major publications: the U.S. Government Manual and the Public Papers of the Presidents.  Mildred Van Valkenburgh Bunch was born … Continue reading Historic Staff Spotlight: Mildred B. Berry

Historic Staff Spotlight: Blanca Tomé

We are taking a look at past staff and their many contributions to the National Archives throughout its history. Today’s staff spotlight is Blanca Tomé, who immigrated to the United States from Cuba in her 50s and became an expert bookbinder at the National Archives.  Blanca Tomé (née Biosca) was born on June 24, 1907, … Continue reading Historic Staff Spotlight: Blanca Tomé

Historic Staff Spotlight: Fran Brooks

We are taking a look at past staff and their many contributions to the National Archives throughout history. Today’s staff spotlight is on Fran Brooks, who had an incredible 50-year career in the federal government, with the vast majority of it at the National Archives. Frances “Fran” Edmonia Brooks (née Woods) was born on October … Continue reading Historic Staff Spotlight: Fran Brooks

Historical Staff Spotlight: Mary Walton McCandlish Livingston

We are taking a look at past staff and their many contributions to the National Archives throughout history. Today we’re featuring Mary Walton McCandlish Livingston, who became famous for uncovering the backdated deed for Nixon’s pre-Presidential materials donation.  Mary Walton McCandlish was born in 1914 in Fairfax, Virginia. She attended high school at the National … Continue reading Historical Staff Spotlight: Mary Walton McCandlish Livingston

Historic Staff Spotlight: Josef C. James

We are taking a look at past staff and their many contributions to the National Archives throughout history. Today’s staff spotlight is on Josef C. James, the first African American Director of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library. Josef C. James, 11/15/1971. (National Archives Identifier 35809790) Josef C. James—his friends called him JC—was born in … Continue reading Historic Staff Spotlight: Josef C. James

Historic Staff Spotlight: Robert L. Clarke

We are taking a look at past staff and their many contributions to the National Archives throughout its history. Today’s staff spotlight is Robert L. Clarke, who served as the first official Black History Specialist at the National Archives.   Conference director Robert L. Clarke speaking at the National Archives Conference on Federal Archives as … Continue reading Historic Staff Spotlight: Robert L. Clarke