The National Archives Assembly presents “An interview with Meyer Fishbein” at noon on Wednesday, November 20, in the auditorium at Archives II.
Meyer Fishbein began work at the National Archives in Washington, DC, in 1940 and retired in 1980.
Rod Ross, an archivist in the Center for Legislative Records, will ask Meyer questions about persons and practices in the National Archives during his 40-year tenure there.
In 1962 Meyer created the first-ever NARA disposition schedule for machine-readable records and helped guide the National Archives into the electronic era for records accessions. As head of the appraisal unit, Meyer played a key role in convincing the Census Bureau to open the 1900 census.
If you can’t come to Archives II to hear Meyer Fishbein in person, you can watch live on Ustream or watch the recording later: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/national-archives-assembly
Image: Archives Association party for new employees, June 1963. George Allen receives bowling trophy from Dr. Wayne C. Grover as Meyer Fishbein (Center) looks on. U.S. National Archives Local Identifier: 64-NA-2381