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Courtesy of Nancy Kegan Smith

Nancy Kegan Smith is the retired director of the Presidential Materials Division at the National Archives and Records Administration. Ms. Smith started her career in 1973 as an archivist at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas, and retired in 2012 as director of the Presidential Materials Division in Washington, D.C., the division at National Archives and Records Administration that advised the White House on presidential and first lady records and gift issues. She currently is vice president of the First Ladies Association for Research and Education and lectures and writes on first ladies including Lady Bird Johnson and Michelle Obama and presidential records. She co-edited Modern First Ladies: Their Documentary Legacy, and is co-author of the first college textbook on first ladies, U.S. First Ladies: Making History and Leaving Legacies, with Dr. Diana B. Carlin and Anita B. McBride along with an upcoming trade book with the same authors, Remember the First Ladies: The Legacies of America’s History-Making Women.