The Archivist of the United States, David S. Ferriero, will share the many information preservation challenges and opportunities faced by the nation in the Inaugural Hiler Theater Lecture. Ferriero, the 10th archivist of the United States, delivers “Preserving the Past to Inform the Future: The View from the National Archives.” WBAA’s John Clare spoke with Ferriero about the talk.
Before his 2009 confirmation as the 10th U.S. Archivist, Ferriero served as the Andrew W. Mellon Director of the New York Public Libraries and held top library positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Duke University. Ferriero earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English literature from Northeastern University and a master’s degree from the Simmons College of Library and Information Science. He also served as a Navy hospital corpsman in Vietnam.
Some of the most popular items in the Archives gift shop are with the photo of President Nixon and Elvis Presley!