About the Bloggers
Keith Donohue is the Director for Communications at the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Before joining the NHPRC in 2004, he wrote speeches for the chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, was a senior advisor on Work/Life policy at the GSA, and policy director at the Center for Arts and Culture. He has a Ph.D. in English from The Catholic University of America and has published widely as a literary critic and novelist.
Lucy Barber came to the National Archives from the California State Archives where she had worked on a number of projects including developing an online catalog, beginning electronic records projects, and working in reference, description, and accessions. Prior to that she worked at the University of California, Davis as an Assistant Professor of US History where she wrote Marching on Washington: The Creation of a National Political Tradition. The book drew on various NARA holdings. She received her doctorate from Brown University (History, 1996), and her BA from Haverford College (1986).
Kathleen Williams has been the Executive Director of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission in 2008. She joined the staff as Deputy Director in 2004. Before coming to the National Archives, she spent 20 years as an archivist in Federal and non-profit settings. For ten years, she was at the Smithsonian Institution Archives. She was began the archives at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She began working in archives in 1982, serving for two years as assistant archivist at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and has a BA in history from the College of the Holy Cross; studied archives and history as a graduate student at the University of Maryland; and received a master’s degree in arts and cultural administration from Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland.