Appointment of the First Archivist of the United States

Congress passed and President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the National Archives Act on June 19, 1934. Not only did the legislation create the National Archives as an agency to oversee all federal recordkeeping, it established the position of Archivist of the United States. The Archivist, who was to make $10,000 annually, was to … Continue reading Appointment of the First Archivist of the United States

Our First Archivist, Robert D.W. Connor

The National Archives was created on June 19, 1934. During the month of June, the¬†National Archives History Office is sharing stories about the former Archivists of the United States. Today's post is from Sarah Basilion.¬† When President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Robert D.W. Connor the first Archivist of the United States in 1934, Connor faced … Continue reading Our First Archivist, Robert D.W. Connor