Allen Weinstein Quotes

 

The Archivist of the United States essentially works for the American people across partisan lines and not, regardless of which Administration nominates the person, for a particular President or political party.

— Allen Weinstein

Thus, the Archivist must display at all times scrupulous independence and a devotion to the laws and principles which govern the responsibilities of the office.

— Allen Weinstein

This awareness instills a fierce desire to protect that heritage and – in doing so – to educate Americans in the meaning and importance of our pivotal documents.

— Allen Weinstein

For the Archivist, this role is a result of his obligation to preserve and assure timely and maximum access to our governmental records in the evolving historic saga of the American people.

— Allen Weinstein

Then as now, whatever disagreements over policies existed among Americans – and there were many such bitter policy disputes – the purposes and goals for which Americans fought were clearly understood.

— Allen Weinstein

We live in a world of increasing dependence on electronic records and retrieval, unprecedented security and preservation concerns, and insufficient attention to civic and democratic education.

— Allen Weinstein

Not only the Archivist alone but all who work for NARA are designated custodians of America’s national memory.

— Allen Weinstein

NARA must provide security at our facilities to protect our public patrons, our staff, and our holdings.

— Allen Weinstein

In the Federal Government, electronic records are as indispensable as their paper counterparts for documenting citizens’ rights, the actions for which officials are accountable, and the nation’s history.

— Allen Weinstein

But we will lose the millions of records being created daily in a dizzying array of electronic forms unless we find a way to preserve and keep them accessible indefinitely.

— Allen Weinstein

Research promoted by NARA within a major coalition of Federal and private sector research partners has at last demonstrated that an Electronic Records Archives can be built.

— Allen Weinstein

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