This section outlines
activities of the PRG. These include its standing committees and PRG Board
To keep abrest of developments and policy issues in the National Archives
Presidential Libraries System.
Directions - the planning/vision document for the National Archives
(and presidential libraries) and other guiding documents that PRG members
have helped with.
House 2001 The Project designed by the PRG to help smooth the way
for the new administration. Funded by the Pew Charitage Trusts.
To maintain the official newsletter and research reports of the PRG, PRG Reports.
- Presidential Power. Forging the Presidency for the 21st Century - Conference sponsored by PRG and Columbia University, November 1996.
- Centenniel Center. As part of the Centenniel celebration of the American Political Science Association in 2003, the PRG has sponsored the development of research fellowships for presidency scholars to work at the Centenniel Center in Washington. You can contribute to these fellowships by contacting the APSA.
III. Policy Statements:
This service circulates policy statements by the Board of Directors of the
Presidency Research Group. These statements cover issues of concern to professional
scholars interested in the American Presidency.
Executive Privilege, EO 13,233. The PRG joins with APSA and other social science organizations to encourage the President to rethink his order restructuring the handling of presidential papers under the Presidential Records Act. The PRG believes the order as currently written undermines the timely accession of essential evidence on the conduct of the office.
Wilson Center Letter. The PRG joins with APSA to encourage the House conferees
to support the Senate version of the funding bill for the Woodrow Wilson
Center of the Smithsonian Institution.
Qualifications for the Archivist of the United States. Policy statement
regarding the appropriate qualifications of a nominee to direct the National
Archives and Records Administration.
PRG Statement on John
W. Carlin. Brief Policy Statement regarding the nomination of John W.
Carlin, of Kansas, to be Archivist of the United States.
PRG Statement before
the Senate Committee. on Governmental Affairs. Text of PRG Policy Statement
regarding the nomination of John W. Carlin, of Kansas, to be Archivist
of the United States.
may contact PRG by sending email to PRGNet@unc.edu.