Secretary of State Jim Condos announced today that State Archivist Tanya Marshall has appointed Mary Ide of Brattleboro, Leah Korce of Huntington, and Brian Lindner of Waterbury to the Vermont Historical Records Advisory Board (VHRAB).
“Mary, Leah, and Brian each have a great amount of professional expertise and a diversity of experience related to archives and records management. We are very excited that they will be lending their talents to the board,” Condos said.
Ms. Ide recently retired as the Director of the Media Library and Archives at WGBH Boston where she served for more than fifteen years. She also is a past president of the New England Archivists – the largest organization of archival professionals in the region. Prior to joining WGBH, she held school library positions in Danville, Cabot, and at Lyndon State College. She has devoted much of her professional life to serving on various boards and committees dedicated to archives, libraries and education.
Ms. Korce is the Information Management Officer for the Agency of Education. She holds a Juris Doctor from the Vermont Law School and her previous work includes positions with the Office of Vermont Secretary of State, Vermont Department of Health Access, and the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights. Apart from her passion for history, she brings to the board extensive expertise regarding legal issues affecting access to records and information.
Mr. Lindner, who worked as Director of Conservation Strategies for the National Life Group for 32 years, also serves as their corporate historian. He has worked in a similar capacity for the Stowe Mountain Resort and is a former president of the Waterbury Historical Society. He has researched and written numerous articles on military, military aviation, and general history.
Authorized under the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), VHRAB coordinates grants and programs that provide support to Vermont’s archives. Its members are drawn from archives, historical societies, colleges and universities, museums, and other Vermont cultural institutions and organizations. The board is part of the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration, a division within the Office of Secretary of State.