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

Historic Staff Spotlight: Marion Tinling

We are taking a look at past staff and their many contributions to the National Archives throughout history. Today’s staff spotlight is on Marion Tinling, an expert on shorthand, who worked for the National Historical Publications Commission in the 1950s and early 1960s. Marion Tinling (née Goble) was born on December 17, 1904, in Queens, … Continue reading Historic Staff Spotlight: Marion Tinling

Historic Staff Spotlight: Helen Beach

We are taking a look at past staff and their many contributions to the National Archives throughout history. Today’s staff spotlight is on Helen Beach, who worked for the National Archives from 1936 to her retirement in 1965 and developed her own cart, known as the "Beach Wagon."  Frances Helen Beach was born on July … Continue reading Historic Staff Spotlight: Helen Beach

Historic Staff Spotlight: Lillian Grandy

We are taking a look at past staff and their many contributions to the National Archives throughout its history. Today’s staff spotlight is on Lillian Grandy, who began her National Archives career as a secretary and ended it as an exhibit specialist with a focus on Black history. Lillian Elizabeth Grandy (née Love) was born … Continue reading Historic Staff Spotlight: Lillian Grandy