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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Dr. David B. Gracy II joins the faculty of the Archives Leadership Institute

David B. Gracy II joins the faculty of the Archives Leadership Institute

The Archives Leadership Institute is pleased to announce that Dr. David Gracy will join the ALI faculty in 2014.  A leader in the archival field, Dr. Gracy will bring his many years of experience as both an archivist and archival educator in order to teach ALI@Luther cohort members how to effectively tell the story of their archives and how to sell their programs to stakeholders.

David B. Gracy II worked in the Texas State Archives and University of Texas Archives before becoming Archivist, Southern Labor Archives, Georgia State University, and then Director, Texas State Archives. He is a former President of both the Society of American Archivists and the Academy of Certified Archivists, and a Fellow of the Texas State Historical Association and of the Society of Georgia Archivists of which he was also a former president and the founder of the journal Provenance. Dr. Gracy's research interests include the history of archival enterprise, of archives and libraries in Texas, and of the information domain. He is the author of Archives and Manuscripts: Arrangement and Description; of Littlefield Lands: Colonization on the Texas Plains, 1912-1920; and of Moses Austin: His Life. After having directed the archives program at the University of Texas beginning in 1986, he retired in 2011.

Dr. Gracy joins Daniel Noonan (The Ohio State University), Sharon Leon (The Center for History and New Media at George Mason University), and Christopher Barth (The United States Military Academy at West Point) as faculty for the Archives Leadership Institute.

The Archives Leadership Institute (ALI) at Luther College is a dynamic program that provides advanced leadership training and mentorship for 25 innovative archival leaders, giving them the knowledge and tools to transform the profession in practice, theory and attitude.  

The Archives Leadership Institute has been funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) since 2008 and was held at the University of Wisconsin Madison until 2012. Luther College has been selected to develop and host ALI for years 2013, 2014, and 2015.

If you would like to be a part of the 2014 Cohort, the deadline for applications is January 3, 2014. Further information about the program along with the application can be found at