Assistant Archivist for Presidential Libraries Sharon Fawcett RetiresHistorians in the News
Sharon Fawcett has announced her retirement as Assistant Archivist for Presidential Libraries after 34 years in public service, effective June 4, 2011. Susan Donius, Deputy Assistant Archivist for Presidential Libraries, will be serving in an acting capacity until a replacement is named.
Fawcett’s career began in the presidential library system in 1969 as an archivist on the staff of the Lyndon B. Johnson Library. She remained with the LBJ Library until transferring to a position in the National Archives in Washington, DC. In 1980, she left the National Archives, later moving to West Branch, IA, the home of the Herbert Hoover Library, returning to the National Archives in 1988. She served as Chief of the Reference Service Branch and later the Director of User Services where she was responsible for the overall planning, development, direction, coordination, staffing and control of all research room in the National Archives Building in Washington DC, and the College Park, MD facility....
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