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Date: May 27, 2009
Contact: Anne Strong
Telephone: (301) 279-9697

History Associates Documents History of the Department of Homeland Security

History Associates Incorporated has completed two documentary histories for the Department of Homeland Security History Office.  The reference documents were authored by History Associates archivist Elizabeth C. Borja in celebration of the Department of Homeland Security’s fifth anniversary in March 2008.

A Brief Documentary History of the Department of Homeland Security: 2001-2008 tells the story of the creation of the department and its evolving organizational history through the founding documents, including legislation, executive orders, commission reports and recommendations, reorganization plans, presidential directives, speeches, and organization charts.  DHS Senior Leadership: The First Five Years: 2003-2008  features descriptions of senior leadership positions and past and current leaders and their tenure dates.

Ms. Borja researched and wrote both reference documents at the DHS History Office archives, established and maintained by History Associates under contract with the DHS Office of Policy.  The histories are available on the department website at

About History Associates
For more than thirty years the historians and archivists at History Associates have demonstrated that history is valuable in the market as well as the marketplace of ideas. They provide professional corporate histories, exhibit content, interpretive planning, historical research, archival services, and collections management services to clients throughout the United States and around the world. History Associates strives to be The Best Company in History®, serving corporate, government, legal, and nonprofit clients from its headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. For more information, call (301) 279-9697 or visit

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