35+ Years of Freedom of Information Action

Sue Bechtel

Director of Administration

Sue Bechtel is the Archive's director of administration (since 1994). She manages all office support and coordinates travel and meetings for the Archive, including the historic 40th anniversary conferences in Havana on the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban missile crisis. She also manages the Archive's partnership with Gelman Library, the Archive's intern program, which has trained hundreds of students and graduate students in obtaining and using primary sources, and the archival processing of private collections donated to the Archive. A graduate of Wittenberg University with graduate work at the University of Maryland, she previously coordinated the Nuclear History Program at the University of Maryland.