NARA Research Rooms Fully Open

As we move into the post-pandemic period, we realize there remains confusion over availability and procedures for performing research at National Archives facilities across the country. In response to requests from NCH and many of our member organizations, NARA has prepared this update on the status of their research rooms. Below are detailed instructions from more >

NCH Endorses SHAFR Statement on Federal Records Declassification Reform

Recently the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) developed a detailed set of recommendations suggesting much-needed reforms of the federal government rules and regulations controlling the declassification of federal and presidential records. The National Security Archive was also involved in the development of the proposal. The National Coalition for History (NCH) has endorsed more >

Urge the Senate to Confirm Dr. Colleen Shogan as Archivist of the US

In August, President Biden nominated Dr. Colleen Joy Shogan as the 11th Archivist of the United States to succeed David S. Ferriero who retired earlier this year. Dr. Shogan would be the first political scientist to serve as Archivist. The position requires Senate confirmation. We need your help in ensuring that happens! We are pressing the more >

NCH Endorses Nomination of Dr. Colleen Shogan to be Archivist of the United States

The National Coalition for History (NCH) today sent a letter to Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) Chairman Gary Peters and Ranking Member Rob Portman endorsing the nomination of Dr. Colleen Shogan to be the next Archivist of the United States. Her confirmation hearing is tentatively scheduled for September 21. Earlier this week, more >