6/17/10: History News

June 17, 2010

In the news this month are stories that demonstrate just how important good archival management and record keeping is to the successful functioning of our government.

As part of the process of holding hearings on Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan, the William Clinton Presidential Library opened approximately 46,500 pages of files relating to U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan’s tenure at the White House Domestic Policy Council. The additional release of papers from the approximately 160,000 pages of material will be made available on the Clinton Library website in batches as soon as the records are processed.

Meanwhile, the U.S. House of Representatives is holding hearings throughout the month of June on the programs and activities of the National Archives and Records Administration, with the goal being to strengthen the Historical Publications and Records Commission.  Part of the hearings will include a review of federal agency records management compliance with the Federal Records Act.