Trump’s FY20 Budget Proposes Cuts and Elimination of History & Humanities Programs–Again

On March 18, the White House released its detailed budget request to Congress for fiscal year (FY) 2020. As has become the norm since taking office, the president’s budget proposes devastating cuts to federal humanities and history funding. These include elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, more >

FY 2020 Budget Request for the National Archives and Records Administration

The President’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget request to Congress for the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is $358 million. The President’s request includes a slight increase to NARA Operating Expenses compared to the FY 2019 appropriation and maintains FY 2019 funding levels for the Office of Inspector General and Repairs and Restoration. The President’s Budget would more >

National Archives and Obama Foundation Clarify Handling of Presidential Records

A recent article in the New York Times highlighting the new “virtual model” for the Barack Obama Presidential Library triggered a host of new questions concerning the accessibility, preservation and storage of presidential records by the National Archives. In response, the National Archives and the Obama Foundation have posted more detailed information on their websites more >

National Archives Overhauls Public Comment Process on Records Schedules

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) announced effective March 4, 2019, it is changing the process for public review and comment of proposed records schedules. Under the old process, NARA published notice in the Federal Register of agency records schedules open for comment. People who wished to review and comment on the schedules had more >