The Libraries is delighted to announce that Bill Baxter has been appointed Head of the History and Culture Department. Bill has been the acting Head since late December. As Head of History and Culture, Bill oversees and coordinates the Libraries' research support and collections in the National Museum of American History, the National Air and Space Museum, the National Postal Museum, the Anacostia Community Museum, and the National Museum of the American Indian libraries.
Bill joined the Libraries in 1995, when he was appointed Head of Special Collections and Exhibitions Officer; since 2001 he has served as the Librarian at the National Air and Space Museum Library. Bill has a Master of Arts in American History from St. Louis University and a Master of Science in Library Science from Drexel University.
In addition to his duties in History and Culture, Bill will be helping Deputy Director Mary Augusta Thomas with Libraries-wide collections management and collections space planning issues. Bill will be moving to the National Museum of American History Library in September.
—Mary Augusta Thomas