Instrumental Archivist: Dr. James Berton Rhoads, Sr.

Posted: April 11, 2015 by saacua in Instrumental Archivist
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Instrumental Archivist: Dr. James Berton Rhoads, Sr. Photo credit: http://www.stjoechannel.com

Longtime archivist for US GSA, Dr. James Berton Rhoads, Sr., passed away on April 7, 2015. As the US Archivist, he played key roles in setting up Presidential Libraries for Truman, Johnson and Kennedy. He served throughout four presidential administrations.

Dr. Rhoads was the Archivist of the United States with the General Services Administration-National Archives and Records Service, Washington, D.C. from 1952-1979, and he served in a number of archival practice leadership positions.

He was member of the National Archives Trust Fund Board, 1968-79; Chairman of National Historical Publications and Records Commission, 1968-79; member of Federal Council on Arts and Humanities, 1970-79; President of Rhodes Associates International, 1980-84; Director of Graduate Program in Archives and Records Management, Western Washington University, Bellingham, 1984-94; Professor Emeritus, 1994-present; Trustee for Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1969-79; and Vice President of Intergovernmental Council, UNESCO Info. Program, 1977-79; Bert was the recipient of the Meritorious and Distinguished Service awards from the General Services Administration, 1966, 68, and 79; President of Fellow Society American Archivists, 1974-75; President of International Council, Archives 1976-79; and President of Academic Certified Archivists, 1992-94.

Read more about Dr. Rhoads here:
http://www.archives.gov/about/history/archivists/rhoads.html
http://bit.ly/1NUudGM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_B._Rhoads

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