Two U Of O Archivists Lose Jobs

Mar 26, 2015

Two of the University of Oregon’s six library archivists are without their jobs following the release of thousands of presidential documents to a professor.

James Fox and Kira Homo were put on paid administrative leave in January. According to the administration they were responsible for the un-processed handoff of over 20,000 pages of correspondence.

In a statement, spokesman Tobin Klinger says Homo resigned her position and Fox will not return to his job, nor will his contract be renewed.

The U of O put out a timeline of the records release Wednesday. The two-page review, written by an outside investigator, concludes the documents were released without proper sorting, they contained protected information, and they were returned.

The university says a team will process the documents and make them available to those who request them.