The Record - September 1998

Ann Newhall is New NHPRC Executive Director

Ann Clifford Newhall is the new Executive Director of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). Archivist of the United States John Carlin, who chairs the Commission, said, "I am delighted that Ms. Newhall has accepted the position as Executive Director of the NHPRC. Her experience in archives administration including electronic records management, her educational background in American history and current trends in historical research, and her knowledge of Federal and non-Federal grants programs will make her a valuable asset to NARA and the NHPRC. With her leadership, I am confident the Commission will carry out its priorities including: completion of publication of the papers of the Founding Fathers, finding solutions to electronic records problems, and collaboration with state historical records advisory boards to increase the range of records available for scholars, students, and the public."

Ms. Newhall comes to the National Archives with more than 20 years of experience in archival administration. She was recently the archivist of the Records and Communications Unit for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva, Switzerland. She was responsible for the administration of archives, records management, internal communications, and reproduction services operations for the UNHCR headquarters and all field office and special operations.

NHPRC Executive Director Ann C Newhall

From 1993 to 1995, Ms. Newhall was the chief of the Records and Archives Unit for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome, Italy. Ms. Newhall has also held positions as archivist of the Ford Foundation in New York and as archivist at the Yale University Library in New Haven, Connecticut. While at Yale, Ms. Newhall indexed and assisted in the editing of the Diary of Colonel Edward M. House.

She earned a Master of Arts in American Studies from Yale University and a Master of Arts in American History from Southern Connecticut State University and is currently a member of the International Council on Archives.