ALLAN RETIRES AS DEPUTY STATE ARCHIVIST; TIM BAKER APPOINTED SUCCESSOR
On July 1, Chris Allan will
retire after 25 years of dedicated service to the Archives. His successor
as Deputy State Archivist will be Tim Baker who will take up his duties
on July 10. These staff changes were announced by State Archivist Edward
C. Papenfuse at a meeting of the Hall of Records Commission on June 4.
At the meeting, Chris was presented by Senate President Thomas V. Mike
Miller, Jr. with a resolution of appreciation from the Senate. He also
received a Governor's Proclamation and a Resolution from the House of Delegates.
Dr. Papenfuse also introduced Tim Baker to the Commission.
Chris began his career as
a college intern working for the St. Mary's City Commission, under the
supervision of Dr. Lois Green Carr. In April 1977, he joined the staff
of the Archives as an Archivist. In 1984 - 1985, he helped plan and supervise
the construction of the new Hall of Records Building on Rowe Boulevard
in Annapolis. He was also manager of the Maryland Newspaper Project which,
through funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, enabled
the Archives to develop one of the best collections of Maryland newspapers
available. In 1995, he was appointed Deputy State Archivist. In that position,
Chris has managed the Archives' information technology initiatives which
have been at the forefront of state government electronic data preservation
Tim Baker comes to the Archives
from Enterprise Information Solutions, Inc. where he was Director of Business
Development. From 1995 - 2001, he was employed by the Maryland Department