A quiet nomination

Bob Cox writes to tell us about this interesting article from newsday.com about the “quiet nomination” of a new national archivist.

“Nine organizations of archivists and historians issued a statement Wednesday, saying they were concerned about the nomination and had questions about how the White House is handling it.”

“Historian R. Bruce Craig posted an e-mail article Friday on the National Coalition for History Web site saying presidential advisers “want their own archivist.” They are concerned, he said, because of sensitive presidential documents to be released in January and the 9/11 Commission records, which will go to the archives in August.