Dr. Lucy Barber has been named as Deputy Executive Director of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). Dr. Barber is an archivist specializing in electronic records and digital technology and a noted historian of the history of protest marches on Washington. She will oversee the Commission’s grantmaking programs and general operations and serve as deputy to Executive Director Kathleen Williams.
Lucy G. Barber was a 1984 Truman Scholar and received her B.A. in History from Haverford College in 1986 and her Ph.D. in History from Brown University in 1996. In 1995, she joined the faculty as an assistant professor in the history department at the University of California, Davis.
In 2006 she was named Director for Technology Initiatives at the NHPRC, overseeing policy and grants for archival projects, especially those involving digitizing of historical materials, preservation of electronic records, and development of new tools and training programs.