Many thanks for this wonderful message. I deeply appreciate your kind words
about John Roberts and his new position here at NEH. This will be an
important step for both the NEH and the folklore community, and it will
strengthen the support we can offer you as you develop programs at the
American Folklife Center.
I look forward to seeing you again soon.
William R. Ferris, Chairman
National Endowment for the Humanities
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20506
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From: Peggy Bulger [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2000 1:22 PM
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Subject: News Flash
You will be receiving a packet in the mail later this week with our
draft Strategic Plan, our draft Bylaws, plane tickets (for some),
agendas, and other useful information to prepare for our February
17-18 Board Meeting.
I wanted to write now, however, to give you some breaking news. Many
of you may know this by now, but our own Dr. John Roberts has been
named the new Deputy Director of the National Endowment for the
Humanities!! This is wonderful news for the country and sad news for
us. John has had to resign from the AFC Board of Trustees, since he
is no longer a "private citizen". Although we will miss him as one of
our Librarian-appointed members, we hope to see him at times as he may
assist Bill and Wilsonia to represent the NEH in their ex-officio
I know you extend hearty congratulations to John on this new
appointment, and also to Bill for getting such a wonderful deputy!!
Since they are both on this list, let me resoundingly say that we are
very pleased and look forward to working with you both, and Wilsonia,
as our NEH team. As we implement our strategic plan in the coming
months and years, we hope to work collaboratively with the NEH on
several projects and initiatives.
Peggy A. Bulger, Director
American Folklife Center
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20540-4610
FAX (202) 707-2076
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