Archivist of the United States (and NHPRC Chairman) Allen Weinstein this week announced the appointment Kathleen M. Williams as Executive Director of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). Ms. Williams, who has been Acting Executive Director since January 2008, replaces former director Max Evans.
Ms. Williams was previously Deputy Executive Director of the NHPRC where she oversaw daily operations and the grant award cycles. She has worked at the NHPRC and the National Archives since 2004. Prior to joining the National Archives, Ms. Williams worked at the Smithsonian Institution where she served for ten years on the staff of the Smithsonian Institution Archives in various supervisory capacities, including its Archives Division Director from 1998-2004. Her career has included work as Assistant Archivist at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and ten years, from 1984-1994, as Archivist at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.