National Coalition for History Advises Obama Transition Team on Qualifications for New U.S. Archivist

On December 19, 2008, the major archival groups, the National Coalition for History (NCH) and several individual NCH member organizations sent a letter to President-elect Obama’s Transition Team setting forth the qualifications that should be considered in selecting a new Archivist of the United States. It was sent the same day that former-Archivist Allen Weinstein’s resignation became effective.

To read a copy of the transmittal letter and the selection criteria click on the highlighted sections of this sentence.

There is currently no public timetable for filling the position.