A’Lelia Bundles

Vice Chair

  • Harvard A.B., 1974
  • Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, M.S., 1976

A’Lelia Bundles is chair and president of the board of the National Archives Foundation. She is at work on her fourth book, The Joy Goddess of Harlem: A’Lelia Walker and the Harlem Renaissance, a biography of her great-grandmother. Her biography, On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker, was named a New York Times Notable Book.

After graduation from Columbia’s Journalism School,               Ms. Bundles was a network television news executive and producer for three decades. During that time she was director of talent development for ABC News in Washington, D.C., and New York, deputy bureau chief of ABC News in Washington, D.C., and a producer with ABC News and NBC News. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Ms. Bundles is a member of the boards of the Woodlawn Cemetery Conservancy in the Bronx and the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard. At Columbia, she is a vice chair of the CAA, co-chair of the CAA’s Strategic Planning Committee, chair of the Trustees’ Public Affairs Committee and a past du Pont Broadcast Awards juror. She chaired a committee charged with revamping the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism’s Alumni Association.