About the Bloggers
Brittany — Brittany Parris serves as an Archivist as part of the archival staff at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum, part of the National Archives & Records Administration (NARA.) As an Archivist, she works to make available the historical materials related to the Presidency of Jimmy Carter. She began her career as a student worker at Oglethorpe University’s Philip Weltner Library during college and has been hooked on libraries, archives, and museums ever since. Prior to coming onboard with NARA, Brittany held the position of Assistant Archivist for the Archdiocese of Atlanta’s Office of Archives & Records. She enjoys her ongoing involvement in the Society of Georgia Archivists and the Society of American Archivists.
Brittany has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Oglethorpe University and a Master of Arts in Library & Information Science from the University of South Florida.
Tony — Tony Clark is the Public Affairs Director for the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum. He oversees promotion of the museum and its exhibits, as well as author lectures and special events.
Prior to coming to the Carter Presidential Library in 2004, Tony was an Emmy Award-winning national correspondent for CNN. During his 17 years with the network, he reported on news stories around the world including the Oklahoma City bombing, Columbine School shooting, Challenger explosion, Mexico City earthquake, Los Angeles riots, the Presidential races of George W. Bush and Ross Perot, Manuel Noreiga in Panama, and the first Gulf War from the Middle East. Tony’s internationally-viewed coverage of the rescue of Jessica McClure from a well in Texas is credited as the first major news success for the then-fledgling network.
Tony is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He has Bachelor Degrees in Political Science and Journalism and a Master’s Degree in Communications.