The Western Mail
Welsh told to forget the Alamo
May 4 2004
Colin Hughes, The Western Mail
A WELSH flag has been unnecessarily flying above the Alamo for 70
years in the mistaken belief that one of its defenders was Welsh.
But research has shown that Lewis Johnson, who was believed to be
from Wales, was actually from Virginia, US.
Web posted Wednesday, May 5, 2004
Photo partners documented
Juneau was fortunate to have resident
photographers like Winter and Pond
By Ann Chandonnet
for the juneau empire
Many American towns of a few thousand residents have
little by way of photographic record. However, Juneau
fortunate that its early years were documented
extensively not only by tourists, prospectors,
mountaineers and ethnographers passing through -
usually during summer months only - but also by
resident photographers, both amateur and professional.
Alsobrook Named Director of The Clinton Presidential Library
5/5/2004 12:09:00 PM
To: National Desk
Contact: National Archives and Records Administration Public Affairs Office, 202-501-5526 or 301-837-1700
COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 5 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Archivist of the United States John W. Carlin announced today the
selection of David E. Alsobrook as Director of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library. The appointment is effective
"I am very pleased with the appointment of David Alsobrook to the position of director of the William J. Clinton Presidential
Library," said President Clinton. "Dr. Alsobrook has the experience, the credentials and temperament needed to guide and
direct this library. We share the common goal of making history available and accessible. I look forward to working with him."
Napolitano signs bill for new archives building
The Associated Press
PHOENIX - Gov. Janet Napolitano has signed into law a
bill to begin building a new structure to house the state's
Palm Beach Daily News
Saving Pieces of Island History: Foundation obtains
By ROBERT JANJIGIAN, Daily News Fashion Editor
Three bank inventories of possessions of architect Addison Mizner salvaged from
Wednesday, May 5, 2004 _ What one deems trash, another may consider treasure.
Such is the case with three inventories of the possessions of Addison Mizner, compiled
by the Atlantic National Bank in the 1930s and retrieved from a Dumpster several years
The historic inventories have recently been acquired by the Preservation Foundation of
Palm Beach through the efforts of Sharon Kearns, the Preservation Foundation's
member services manager.
Kansas City Star
Posted on Wed, May. 05, 2004
Juneteenth honor for
By STEVE KRASKE The Kansas City Star
Last month Kansas City Councilwoman Becky Nace was told she would be the first white person to be
honored as Ms. Juneteenth.
Then a few days later came an about-face. The Black Archives of Mid-America, which sponsors the annual
Juneteenth festival, notified Nace she wouldn't receive the honor after all.
Chicago Sun Times
Lincoln Library debut hits more snags
May 5, 2004
SPRINGFIELD -- The completion of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library is being
delayed by another 60 days because of problems in the building's vapor barrier that were
uncovered while repairing another delay-causing problem.
Posted on Wed, May. 05, 2004
County history, by minutes
A book recording the years 1777 to 1782
was found accidentally in Washington.
By Nancy Petersen Inquirer Staff Writer
Caleb Pierce was in a real jam.
He was the tax collector for Thornbury
Township, but the taxes that he was
charged with collecting were for a war that
the practicing Quaker didn't support.
While the Revolutionary War raged around
him, Pierce stood by his principles and
refused to collect the taxes.
Taking Secrecy One Step Too Far
May 5, 2004
By Tab Julius
A quiet yet disturbing event happened recently in Washington. It has received precious little coverage,
mainly a short report by NPR on Weekend Edition and an article by the Associated Press.
It may be that compared to all the horrific fighting in Iraq, prisoner treatment scandals, kidnappings
and more, news about a newly appointed National Archivist seems boring by comparison. Even on a
quiet news day, it might be seemingly too mundane to put anywhere near the front page. Most people
don't know what a national archivist is, much less why this particular change is newsworthy.
Los Angeles Times
Historian With a History
The nominee for U.S. archivist has a penchant for dubious methods.
By Jon Wiener, Jon Wiener is a professor of history at UC
Irvine and contributing editor to the Nation magazine. His
forthcoming book is "Historians in Trouble." E-mail:
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Go ahead, try. Name the archivist of the United States.
It's a pretty fair bet you failed. The archivist, former
Kansas Gov. John Carlin, oversees the nation's most
important documents: the Declaration of Independence, the
Constitution, the Bill of Rights. The position has
traditionally been one of the lower-profile jobs in the
federal hierarchy, but, as its website notes, the National
Archives is not simply "a dusty hoard of ancient history. It
is a public trust on which our democracy depends. It
enables people to inspect for themselves the record of what
government has done."
Ex-chief sued over alleged info theft
Saturday, May 01, 2004
By Ken Kolker
The Grand Rapids Press
Five months after leaving a prison halfway house, former Grandville Police
Chief Kenneth Madejczyk is facing more legal troubles.
Madejczyk, 61, is
accused in a civil
lawsuit of stealing a
database on his
from a Cascade
company that hired
him while he was on
The Morning News
FOIA prompts council
to watch group
Wednesday, May 5, 2004
By Sarah Terry
FAYETTEVILLE -- The Public
Housing Authority board of
directors will be monitored by
a rotating committee of
Fayetteville aldermen in the
upcoming weeks, following a
meeting last month when
authority members reportedly
violated the Freedom of
Peter A. Kurilecz CRM, CA
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