Two Important Congressional Hearings Next Week

Well, these appear to be two concrete results of the library debate.  Too bad that SMU’s president Gerald Turner hasn’t followed the lead of SMU’s historians and its Faculty Senate with a clear statement about the irresponsibility of Executive Order 13233 — this appears to be a missed chance to exercise leadership in higher education while SMU is in the spotlight.

From H-Net, February 23, 2007:

On February 28, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will be holding a hearing on the presidential library funding disclosure process
(10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn House Office Building).

On March 1, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census and the National Archives will be holding a hearing on the Presidential Records Act (2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn House Office Building). Witnesses from National Coalition for History, members the American Historical Association, the Society of American Archivists and the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations will be testifying along with Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein.

(thanks to Maarja Krusten for the link)

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