May 5, 2004
Alsobrook Named Director of The Clinton Presidential Library
College Park, MD. . . Archivist of the United States John W. Carlin announced today the selection of David E. Alsobrook as Director of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library. The appointment is effective immediately.
"I am very pleased with the appointment of David Alsobrook to the position
of director of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library," said President
Clinton. "Dr. Alsobrook has the experience, the credentials and temperament
needed to guide and direct this library. We share the common goal of making
history available and accessible. I look forward to working with him."
Dr. Alsobrook brings 27 years of archival experience working with Presidential records. Since August 2000, he has served as the Director of the Clinton Presidential Materials Project where he oversaw the move of all of the Presidential materials from the White House to a temporary facility in Little Rock, Arkansas. Previously, he directed the transition of the Bush Presidential materials from the White House to temporary space in Texas and then to the Bush Presidential Library. In 1997, he was selected as Director of the Bush Presidential Library. Dr. Alsobrook was also liaison for the National Archives at the Carter White House and then spent ten years as the supervisory archivist at the Carter Library in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Alsobrook received a Ph.D. in U.S. history from Auburn University. Prior to coming to the Carter Library, he served as an archivist with the Auburn University Archives and the Alabama Department of Archives and History.
The William J. Clinton Presidential library will be the 11th Presidential library operated by the National Archives and Records Administration. The new Library, which will be dedicated on Thursday, November 18, is located in the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Park in Little Rock, Arkansas. The Clinton Library will house the records of the Clinton Presidency, including more than 75 million pages of official and personal papers, 1,850,000 photographs, and 75,000 Presidential gifts. These primary sources document President Clinton’s eight years as President. The 68,698 square foot facility will be both a major research institution and a museum, showcasing a permanent exhibit as well as temporary exhibits and public programs designed to better inform visitors of the programs and policies of the Clinton Presidency. The new Library will include replicas of the Oval Office and the Cabinet Room, as well as an Orientation Theater, exhibits on the White House at Work and Life at the White House and an exhibit on Vice President Gore.
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For further PRESS information, please call the National Archives and Records Administration Public Affairs Staff at 202-501-5526 or 301-837-1700.