Libertarian Party: Historical Preservation Committee

From LP email blast:

Please Apply by February 13, 2017

The Libertarian National Committee is seeking volunteers to serve on its recently created ad hoc Historical Preservation Committee. The duties of this Committee will include the organization and oversight of the preservation of Party historical records with a goal to make them widely and publicly available as well as the administration of (a wiki-style historical site) to facilitate this dissemination.

This Committee will comprise LNC-appointed Committee Chair Caryn Ann Harlos and up to four (4) additional members to be appointed by the Committee Chair. Additional volunteers are solicited to assist this Committee in the discharge of its duties, so all willing persons are encouraged to apply.

Specific required qualifications include:

  • willingness to attend frequent online meetings and to independently carry out duties;
  • ability to fundraise for Committee projects;
  • keen interest in Party history;
  • organizational skills;
  • volunteer coordination.

Helpful qualifications include:

  • Wikimedia software administration;
  • IT/website/archival experience;
  • proximity to Alexandra, VA;
  • past Party experience, including on the National level;
  • experience with historical or artifact conservation.

The Committee will meet and do most work electronically. There may be a rare physical meeting.

When you apply, please provide the following:

  • A resume or summary of your experience;
  • A brief note about how your skills match Committee needs;
  • A description of any work you’ve done for the Libertarian Party.

Please provide this relevant information and upload a resume, if available, preferably in a single PDF here.

Members interested in serving on the actual Committee are asked to please apply by 2/13/17. Members simply interested in volunteering to assist this Committee, please apply at any time or email

Any persons who simply wish to contribute to the costs needed for this effort can contribute here.


This is the fruit of a year of lobbying behind the scenes starting with this IPR editor and then in collaboration with IT Committee Chair Ken Moellman.

This is the Motion eventually passed by the LNC:

We have an electronic mail ballot.

Votes are due to the LNC-Business list by January 23, 2017 at 11:59:59pm Pacific time.

Co-Sponsors: Goldstein, Harlos, Demarest, Bittner

Motion: The LNC establishes a Historic Preservation Committee to help preserve and publish historical documents of the party and to manage LPedia. This committee is granted a budget of $5,000. Caryn Ann Harlos is appointed chair with authority to appoint up to 4 others. This committee will expire at the end of the LNC meeting preceding the 2018 LP National Convention.

Voting has ended for the email ballot shown below.

Voting “aye”: Bilyeu, Demarest, Goldstein, Hagan, Harlos, Hayes, Katz, Lark, Marsh, Mattson, McKnight, Moellman, Redpath, Starchild

Voting “nay”: (none)

With a final vote tally of 14-0, the motion PASSES.

The Committee intends to independently fund-raise for this project and had already raised over $1,000.00.

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About Caryn Ann Harlos

Caryn Ann Harlos is a paralegal residing in Castle Rock, Colorado and presently serving as the Region 1 Representative on the Libertarian National Committee and is a candidate for LNC Secretary at the 2018 Libertarian Party Convention. Articles posted should NOT be considered the opinions of the LNC nor always those of Caryn Ann Harlos personally. Caryn Ann's goal is to provide information on items of interest and (sometimes) controversy about the Libertarian Party and minor parties in general not to necessarily endorse the contents.

5 thoughts on “Libertarian Party: Historical Preservation Committee

  1. D. Frank Robinson

    Excellent. I hope a transcript of the 1972 and 1974 Conventions tapes will be available eventually.

  2. Lynn Atherton Bloxham

    I have a few things the committee may wish to have from Roger Bloxham’s papers.

  3. Rob

    MG proposed this in 2000 while the old-timers were mostly alive and couldn’t even get a second.

    Now that they’re dead (including the LP historian), is the LNC conservaratti anxious to re-write history?

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