AHA and NCH Executive Directors Quoted in NBC News Article on Presidential Records Act Violations (February 2022)

AHA executive director Jim Grossman and National Coalition for History executive director Lee White were quoted in an article for NBC News by Jonathan Allen about the Trump administration’s violations of the Presidential Records Act (PRA). “You can’t hold anyone accountable and you can’t write an accurate history if you don’t know all that’s there,” said White. “For historians, it’s the old ‘if the tree falls in the forest and no one is there,’ how are you going to know a record is missing if it’s missing?” Grossman spoke in context of the PRA’s creation after the Nixon presidency, noting, “The presidential records act was created so that this would never happen again.”