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Thursday, November 8, 2007

Louisiana responds to Archives director's dismissal

Readers respond to Archives director's dismissal
Charleston Gazette - Charleston,WV,USA
See also: Cruel
Editor:
I just read Dawn Miller's column about Fred Armstrong (Nov. 4).It was very much needed and appreciated.



Since I live in Louisiana, I am out of the loop of politics, but I am very involved in West Virginia and I have done lots to preserve the history. I do many free Web sites — genealogy, history, Civil War — and I contribute Civil War materials and other occasional donations to the Archives.


In 2005, I was a "History Hero," and I visited the Archives. It was very important to me to meet Fred Armstrong, as well as some of the other people I have communicated with over the years. I have a pretty jaded view of most institutions, especially affiliated with government, but I found the Archives to be quite exceptional.

Although the pay is probably low, I have to say that the personnel I know there are the most sincere and dedicated employees I have encountered anywhere. They seem to have a passion for their work and they are not simply going to work to collect a paycheck.

I know exactly nothing about what caused the firing of Fred Armstrong but, regardless of the circumstances, his termination was not handled in a professional and dignified manner.

In my view, the Archives has lost a caring and loyal servant. That position requires someone who can communicate effectively with the public, and I think Fred's shoes will be hard to fill.

Thank you for presenting the story about the achievements of Fred Armstrong. He will certainly be missed by many because he made people feel that he truly cared about them, their families and their research projects.

I'm sure Fred's heart is broken and he will never get over this, particularly the cruel and uncivilized manner in which his termination was handled.

Linda Fluharty

Baton Rouge, La.

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