THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release March 27, 1996
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES NICHOLAS C. BURCKEL TO THE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS AND RECORDS COMMISSION The President announced today his intent to appoint Nicholas
C. Burckel to the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Nicholas C. Burckel of Wisconsin holds a distinguished and extensive record in historical records and publications. He is currently director of libraries and adjunct associate professor of history at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and president-elect of the Society of American Archivists. He has written dozens of published works and held several prominent positions at the Universities of Chicago and Wisconsin, among others, where he was responsible for historical records and preservation. Dr. Burckel has been the recipient of various honors and awards such as the Ford Foundation Fellowship. Dr. Burckel has taught U.S. history and been a consultant to various colleges and universities across the country. He earned his B.A. in history from Georgetown University, both his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his M.L.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
The National Historical Publications and Records Commission recommends historical works and collections which should be recorded at public expense. The Commission also encourages federal, state, local agencies and nongovernmental institutions in collecting preserving, editing and publishing papers of outstanding citizens of the United States. It also makes grants for preserving and providing access to documents important to the understanding and appreciation of the history of this country.