National Archivist Allen Weinstein Resigns
On December 7, Archivist of the United States, Allen Weinstein, submitted his resignation to the President, effective December 19, 2008. Professor Weinstein cited health reasons for his decision. Deputy Archivist of the United States Adrienne Thomas will serve as Acting Archivist until a new Archivist is appointed, in accordance with the National Archives governing statute, 44 USC 2103(c). Read the full press release here.