NARA Seeks Comments on Reform of Presidential Library System

The National Archives and Records Adminsitration (NARA) is seeking the comments and suggestions of interested organizations and individuals for cost effective ways of modifying the present system for archiving and providing public access to Presidential records.

The Presidential Historical Records Preservation Act of 2008 (PL 110-404) contains several provisions related the the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) and additional provisions related to Presidential libraries and the system for archiving Presidential records.

The Act requires the Archivist by this July to submit to Congress a report that provides alternative models for Presidential libraries that would “1) reduce the financial burden on the Federal Government, 2) improve the preservation of presidential records, and 3) reduce the delay in public access to all presidential records.”

To access NARA’s request for comments, click here. The deadline for comments is April 17.