National Archives To Hold Ceremonial Swearing-In Ceremony for 11th Archivist of the United States Dr. Colleen Shogan
Media Alert · Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Washington, DC

On Monday, September 11, at 5 p.m. ET, the National Archives and Records Administration and the National Archives Foundation will hold the ceremonial swearing-in ceremony for the 11th Archivist of the United States Dr. Colleen Shogan. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. will preside over the ceremony. First Lady Jill Biden will provide remarks. 

Members of the media are invited to cover this event. RSVP is required. Interested individuals may RSVP by contacting the National Archives Public and Media Communications staff at

On August 3, 2022, President Joseph R. Biden nominated Dr. Colleen Shogan to be Archivist of the United States. The U.S. Senate confirmed Dr. Shogan on May 10, 2023, and she took the oath of office to begin work on May 17, 2023. 

“As the nonprofit partner of the National Archives it is our pleasure to host this historic event and to formally welcome Dr. Colleen Shogan as the 11th Archivist of the United States and the first woman to hold the position,” said Governor James Blanchard, Chair and President of the National Archives Foundation Board. “The Foundation looks forward to working with her and supporting the Archives under her leadership,” Blanchard continued.


WHEN: Monday, September 11, 2023
Event Timeline (subject to change)
1 p.m. Media preset 
4–4:55 p.m. Media and invited guests enter via the Special Events Entrance
5–5:30 p.m. Swearing-In Ceremony of Archivist of the United States Dr. Colleen Shogan


WHERE: National Archives Museum
701 Constitution Avenue, NW 
Washington, DC 20408-0001


Livestream Information (updated with link to recording): National Archives YouTube Channel 


About the National Archives
The National Archives and Records Administration is an independent federal agency that serves American democracy by safeguarding and preserving the records of our Government, so people can discover, use, and learn from this documentary heritage. The National Archives ensures continuing access to the essential documentation of the rights of American citizens and the actions of their government. From the Declaration of Independence to accounts of ordinary Americans, the holdings of the National Archives directly touch the lives of millions of people. The agency supports democracy, promotes civic education, and facilitates historical understanding of our national experience. The National Archives carries out its mission through a nationwide network of archives, records centers, and Presidential Libraries and online at

About the National Archives Foundation
The National Archives Foundation is an independent nonprofit foundation that increases public awareness of the National Archives, inspires a deeper appreciation of our country’s heritage, and encourages citizen engagement in our democracy. The Foundation generates financial and creative support for National Archives exhibitions, public programs and educational initiatives, introducing America’s records to people around the U.S. and the world. Learn more at


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