Monthly Archives: September 2010

Leading an Open Archives

Recently, I read an article and book by Charlene Li, an expert on social media and former analyst and vice president at Forrester Research. In the book, Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform the Way You Lead, she states … Continue reading

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Happy Constitution Day!

Today we celebrate the 223rd anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States. On this date in 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia signed the Constitution. At the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C., … Continue reading

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Was Your Ancestor a Revolutionary War Spy?

In a letter to Ebenezer Hazard on February 18, 1791, Thomas Jefferson said, …let us save what remains; not by vaults and locks which fence them from the public eye and use in consigning them to the waste of time, … Continue reading

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The Nuremberg Laws

Last Wednesday, I visited the Huntington Library in California to receive the original Nuremberg Laws on behalf of the U.S. Government. The laws were signed by Adolf Hitler and issued by the Third Reich in 1935. The Nuremberg Laws will … Continue reading

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