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AHA Appoints Delegate to the National Historical Publications and Records Commission

AHA Staff, April 2013

The AHA has appointed William G. Thomas III as its delegate to the NHPRC.

The NHPRC is the grant-making affiliate of the National Archives and Records Administration. The archivist of the US chairs the commission, and its 15 members represent the president (two appointees), US Senate, US House, Supreme Court, Department of State, Department of Defense, librarian of Congress, and six national, professional associations: the AHA, American Association for State and Local History, Association for Documentary Editing, National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators, Organization of American Historians, and Society of American Archivists. Association representatives serve a four-year term, with terms commencing January 1, 2013. The AHA's delegate serves as a member of the commission. It meets at least twice each year to review grant proposals, approve grant announcements, provide advice on policies and procedures, and conduct other business.

Thomas holds the John and Catherine Angle Chair in the Humanities, and is professor of history and chair of the Department of History at the University of Nebraska. A pioneering innovator in digital history, he is founding director of the Virginia Center for Digital History, coeditor of the Valley of the Shadow Project, and project director of the History Harvest.

Thomas replaces Stanley Katz (Princeton Univ.), who served with distinction as the AHA's delegate for eight years.