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A Fireside Chat with the 11th Archivist of the United States – at the New-York Historical Society in NYC
  • Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2023
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Location: New-York Historical Society, New York City

Denise and Bernard Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series

A Fireside Chat with the 11th Archivist of the United States
Tuesday, September 19, 2023 | 6:30–7:30 pm ET

Featuring: Colleen Shogan, Soledad O’Brien (moderator)

Since its creation by Franklin Roosevelt in 1934, the National Archives has served as the nation’s official record keeper, safeguarding and providing public access to documents ranging from the Declaration of Independence, US Constitution, and Emancipation Proclamation to immigrant naturalization records, Civil War maps, and the Japanese surrender documents from the end of World War II. Join Dr. Colleen Shogan, the first woman to act as archivist of the United States, in conversation with award-winning journalist and producer Soledad O’Brien, to learn more about this vital American resource, as well as Dr. Shogan’s vision for its holdings of more than 15 billion documents, photographs, maps, military records, patents, audio recordings, films, emails, and tweets.

Colleen Shogan was sworn in as the 11th archivist of the United States in May 2023 and previously served as senior vice president and director of the David M. Rubenstein Center at the White House Historical Association. Soledad O’Brien (moderator), an award-winning journalist and philanthropist, is the founder and CEO of the Starfish Media Group. She anchors and produces the Hearst Television political magazine program Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien.

Presented in partnership with the National Archives Foundation and with support from the New-York Historical Society’s Patricia D. Klingenstein Library and its program series: Primary Source