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Timothy D. Rives

Timothy D. RivesTimothy D. Rives received his Bachelor of General Studies from Wichita State University and a Master of Arts in American History from Emporia State University. Prior to becoming the Deputy Director and Supervisory Archivist of the Eisenhower Presidential Library, he served as a reference and research archivist with the National Archives at Kansas City, where he specialized in federal prison records. His research interests include the presidency and baseball history. In 2002, he received the Robert Peterson Recognition Award from the Society for American Baseball Research for Biographical Research.

His publications include: “Grant, Babcock, and the Whiskey Ring,” Prologue, Vol. 32 No. 3 (Fall 2000); “Tom Baird: A Challenge to the Modern Memory of the Kansas City Monarchs” in Satchel Paige and Company: Essays on the Kansas City Monarchs, Their Greatest Star, and the Negro Leagues, ed. Leslie Heaphy (Jefferson, NC: McFarland Publishing Company, 2007); “Introducing Archives and Archivists to Teachers (and Vice Versa)” in Teaching American History: Lessons for History Educators and Historians, eds. Rachel Ragland and Kelly Woestman (New York: Routledge, 2009).

Rives served in the US Army from 1987 to 1992.