About the National Archives

Deputy Archivist of the United States

Debra Steidel Wall

Acting Archivist Debra Steidel WallDebra Steidel Wall is Deputy Archivist. She was Acting Archivist of the United States, May 1, 2022–May 17, 2023. She was appointed as Deputy Archivist of the United States in July 2011 and previously served as the agency's Chief of Staff (2008–2011) and in a variety of management positions relating to bringing NARA’s archival holdings to the public online. She joined the National Archives in 1991 as an archivist trainee with a specialty in film, and holds an undergraduate degree in history and government from Georgetown University, and a graduate degree in film from the American University.