About the National Archives

Archivist's Speeches and Writings

American Conversations is a series of informal conversations between 9th Archivist Allen Weinstein and people who've helped shape the dialogue about the interpretation and use of American heritage, including:

  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
  • Daniel Schorr
  • E. L. Doctorow
  • Cokie Roberts
  • Ted Leonsis
  • Barbara Bush
  • James Zogby
  • Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison
  • Rep. Tom Lantos
  • Congressman James Clyburn
  • Geoffrey Ward
  • David McCullough
  • R. Nicholas Burns
  • Tom Wheeler
  • Ken Mehlman
  • Lindy Boggs and Cokie Roberts
  • Hilary Rodham Clinton
  • John Hope Franklin
  • Ken Burns
  • Norman Ornstein
  • Lonnie Bunch
  • Lynne Cheney