Term of the Archivist of the United States (correction)

The recent article published here about the outlook for historical programs as a result of the election of Barack Obama incorrectly stated that the Archivist of the United States serves a ten-year term. Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein’s term neither expires nor is subject to resignation upon the end of a President’s term of office. The Archivist may be removed from office by the President. However, the President is required to communicate the reasons for any such removal to each House of the Congress. I apologize for the error and hope that Professor Weinstein continues to admirably serve our country for many years to come!