Presidential Libraries and Records

February 19, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Grant Thornton
1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1400 (15th Floor)
Arlington, VA 22209
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In honor of President’s Day, Sam McClure, former Deputy Director of NARA's system of Presidential Libraries, will describe the founding of the system and the evolution of the legal frameworks governing the establishment of new Libraries and the records held by these Libraries. Sam provided a presentation on this same topic at a joint ARMA NOVA/ARMA Metropolitan Maryland in Maryland in May 2019, to *rave reviews*. If you missed that meeting, this is your chance to hear from him!

Parking: Parking available in the building for $16; other nearby options are available

Metro Access: One block from the Rosslyn Metrorail Station (Blue, Orange, and Silver Lines)


6:00-6:30pm Registration & Networking with Peers (Cash bar available)
6:30-7:30pm Dinner
7:30-8:30pm Monthly Meeting Program 

Speaker: Sam McClure

Sam McClure is the Electronic Records Program Director of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Before assuming this role he served as Deputy Director of NARA’s system of Presidential Libraries. Sam served in a variety of roles in the central office staff for Presidential Libraries starting in 2003, including serving as the principal liaison for Presidential Libraries to NARA’s Electronic Records Archives project (ERA), the agency’s groundbreaking initiative to preserve and provide access to the electronic records in its custody. He started his NARA career in 1996 as an archivist at the George Bush Presidential Library and later worked as an archivist with the Nixon Presidential Materials Staff, where he reviewed Nixon White House Tapes for public access. A native of Louisiana, he has a BA in history from Louisiana Tech University and a MA in history from Texas A&M University.


$30.00 Member Registration
$25.00 Earlybird rate before February 14

$35.00 Non-Member Registration
$30.00 Earlybird rate before February 14

$30.00 AIIM/ARMA/Student/Fed Govt
$25.00 Earlybird rate before February 14

$0.00 ARMA NOVA Sponsor - Platinum and Gold Only