Frank J. Boles

For nearly 20 years, Boles has been a key player in the persistent, multi-faceted discussion of archival appraisal. He is the author of SAA's publication Selecting and Appraising Archives and Manuscripts (Archival Fundamentals Series II).

Frank Boles has been the director of Central Michigan University's Clarke Historical Library since 1991. Previously, he worked at the University of Michigan, the Chicago Historical Society, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, an agency of the United States government.

Boles received a Ph.D. in American history from the University of Michigan. He has spoken and published frequently on archival subjects. In recognition of his contributions to the profession, he was elected a Fellow by the Society of American Archivists in 1997. He also served as a member of the governing council of the Society of American Archivists.