New Deputy Archivist of the US Appointed

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

US Archivist David Ferriero has appointed Debra Steidel Wall as the Deputy Archivist of the US, effective July 3, 2011.

At the time of writing this posting a press release was not yet posted to the National Archives website

Ms. Wall brings to her assignment nearly 20 years of experience at the National Archives. She has served as the agency's Chief of Staff since 2008. She previously served as Senior Special Assistant to the Archivist from 2005-2007, and before that as Director of the Lifecycle Coordination Staff, where she led staff responsible for developing policies, processes, systems and standards relating to the life cycle of records. She was the initial manager of the Archival Research Catalog (ARC) database and other information technology projects, was Deputy Director of the Information Resources Policy and Projects Division, and worked as an archivist in the Motion Picture, Sound, and Video unit. Debra joined NARA in 1991 as an archivist trainee and holds an undergraduate degree in history and government from Georgetown University, and a graduate degree in film from the American University.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-Large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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