David Ferriero, shown here in the undeground documents section of the National Archives on January 8, 2010 in Washington, DC, becomes the 10th archivist that puts him at the helm of the United States' 10 billion-item trove of documents, but also at the forefront of efforts to make the U.S. government as transparent as possible to its citizens. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)
David Ferriero, shown here in the undeground documents section of the National Archives on January 8, 2010 in Washington, DC, becomes the 10th archivist that puts him at the helm of the United States' 10 billion-item trove of documents, but also at the forefront of efforts to make the U.S. government as transparent as possible to its citizens. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT) MCT
David Ferriero, shown here in the undeground documents section of the National Archives on January 8, 2010 in Washington, DC, becomes the 10th archivist that puts him at the helm of the United States' 10 billion-item trove of documents, but also at the forefront of efforts to make the U.S. government as transparent as possible to its citizens. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT) MCT

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January 13, 2010 6:46 PM

National Archives' new director is a kid in a candy store

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