Presidential Records

  • Democracy, History and the Presidential Records Act

    by James Grossman and Richard Immerman

    It's time to update the Presidential Records Act to clarify the kinds of materials that must be preserved and create real penalties for destroying them. 

  • AHA Joins Lawsuit to Protect Historical Records

    The AHA is party to a lawsuit pressing the Trump administration and the National Archives to comply with laws requiring complete preservation of presidential records. 

  • Let History, Not Partisans, Prosecute Trump

    by Jill Lepore

    Historian Jill Lepore argues that the conditions that have required Truth and Reconciliation ccommissions don't apply to the Trump administration; historians should be fighting to safeguard the preservation of records so that future researchers can tell the story of the Trump years.