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Snyder makes reappointment to the State Historical Records Advisory Board

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointment of Tawny Nelb, of Midland, to the State Historical Records Advisory Board.

Housed within the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the seven-member board serves as a central advisory body for historical records planning and National Historical Publications and Records Commission-funded projects in the state.

“Tawny has been a valuable board member and I am thankful for her willingness to continue serving,” Snyder said.

Nelb is president of Nelb Archival Consulting Inc., which provides archival services and historical research and writing for museums, manuscript repositories, archives, library special collections, owners of historic homes, design firms and businesses, universities, religious, governmental and civic groups, and individuals. Previously, she worked for Yale University’s Manuscripts and Archives and for the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library.

She is a member of the Society of American Archivists, American Institute for Conservation, Midwest Archivists, and has won numerous archivist recognition awards. Nelb holds a bachelor’s degree in American studies from the University of Notre Dame, and a master’s degree in American history from Southern Connecticut State University.

Nelb will serve a four-year term expiring Dec. 31, 2017, and her appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the state Senate.