Abstract: This article is the author's reflection on the long-term viability of the presidential library system and how it continues to evolve to meet the needs of the twenty-firstcentury visitor and researcher. The reflections and assessments are based on the author's long association with this unique system from the time in 1969 when she started as an archivist at the Lyndon B. Johnson Library until her present position as the Assistant Archivist for Presidential Libraries.
Presidential Libraries: A View from the Center
SHARON K. FAWCETT is the Assistant Archivist for Presidential Libraries. In that position she provides policy direction and oversight for the eleven presidential libraries in the National Archives. She served as the Deputy Assistant Archivist for Presidential Libraries from 1997 until 2004. Prior to her present position in the Office of Presidential Libraries, Ms. Fawcett was the director of the User Services Division of the Office of the National Archives, a position she held from 1993 until 1996. Ms. Fawcett began working at the National Archives in 1969 as an archivist on the staff of the Lyndon B. Johnson Library. Fawcett has lectured and written on presidential libraries, access to presidential records, archival reference, research room design and security, product management, genealogy and family history, and managing human resources.
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SHARON K. FAWCETT; Presidential Libraries: A View from the Center. The Public Historian 1 January 2006; 28 (3): 13–36. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/tph.2006.28.3.13
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