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Speeches and Writings by Previous Archivist Allen Weinstein

Ninth Archivist of the United States

2008

2007

2006

  • State of the Archives Address November 30, 2006 (includes transcription and webcast).

  • Excerpts from speeches given between June and September 2006 by the Archivist of the United States, Allen Weinstein, to the following groups:
    • National Genealogical Society (Chicago, June 7)
    • National Institute on Genealogical Research (College Park, July 17)
    • International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (New York, August 13)
    • Federation of Genealogical Societies (Boston, August 31)
    • African American Genealogy Symposium (College Park, September 8)
  • Joint Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists, the Council of State Archivists, and the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators:

    Closing Plenary Session
    Remarks by Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein, August 5, 2006.

    "Disaster Preparedness and Recovery"
    Remarks by Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein, August 5, 2006.

    Plenary Session
    Remarks and Introduction of Cokie Roberts by Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein, August 4, 2006.

    Plenary Session
    Remarks and Introduction of Brian Lamb by Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein, August 3, 2006.

  • Flooding at the National Archives Videocast and transcription of remarks made by Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein regarding the extent of flooding at the National Archives Building on June 26, 2006.


2005

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