Freedom fighters

An Anonymous Patron writes reports
Some of the battles in democracy’s continuing war against autocratic thinking take place in unexpected corners, and some of the heroes come from unexpected ranks.

That was the case when the state’s archives, normally a peaceful, quiet place, turned into a battleground for a conflict that dragged on for most of 2002; the fight may not have grabbed much attention, but it was significant. It involved the librarian of Virginia, Nolan Yelich, going toe to toe with former Gov. Jim Gilmore, who was refusing to hand over to the archives many of the records of his administration.”