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Background re: @USNatArchives firing @LBJLibrary director historian Kyle Longley w/out cause (but, it seems, on behalf of private @LBJFoundation & CEO @MarkKUpdegrove):

A Brief History of Private Foundations Interfering with Presidential Library Directors & NARA Going Along 1/
2010: Reagan Library director Duke Blackwood (& until previous year, @ronaldreagan40 Foundation exec dir) & Sharon Fawcett, NARA Asst. Archivist for Presidential Libraries, pressure respected nonpartisan historian Tim Naftali, @NixonLibrary director, to resign his federal job. 2/
Blackwood & Fawcett try to force out Naftali, a fellow federal employee, on behalf of the private @nixonfoundation, which was upset over Naftali’s factually accurate Watergate exhibit & nonpartisan administration of the @NixonLibrary. Neither face consequences for this move. 3/
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STOP REMOVING ARCHIVAL LABOR FROM THE STORY! Multiple #archivists helped hotel for over a year - images found on our digtl colls AND we helped the reporter w history. Yet, these photos were "lost to time and the archive" until the Omni "discovered" them…
The hotel "discovered" the photos in our digital collections. But first they went through the photo archivists who processed them, the digital initiatives librarian who runs our digital collections, the student worker who scanned them, the metadata librarian who created metadata
Then our local history archivist, along with others in the department, worked with reporter to tell him history behind images, then we put him in contact with local historian who wrote about black musicians in town.
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