By Ray Smock
The staff of the Byrd Center held a farewell party on September 5 for our Director of Archives Marc Levitt who will be leaving this month to take up a new position as Archivist of the Naval Air Museum in Pensacola, FL. I was pleased to present him with the Center’s distinguished service award for his outstanding leadership and contributions to the creation of the Robert C. Byrd Archive and for his path-breaking work on issues related to the access to electronic files of former members of Congress. Marc’s work at the Byrd Center over the past 4 and-a-half years has been outstanding in every respect.
We will continue to work with Marc in various professional capacities as he will remain an active member of the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress and in his ongoing work with the Congressional Papers Roundtable, a part of the Society of American Archivists.
On behalf of the entire staff, the student interns, and the board of directors of the Congressional Education Foundation that operates the Byrd Center for Legislative Studies, we wish Marc and his wife Pam, and their two young children Valerie and William the very best in their new adventure in Pensacola.
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