Executive Directors, 1884–present

  • A. Marshall Elliott, 1884–92
  • James W. Bright, 1893–1901
  • Charles H. Grandgent, 1902–11
  • William Guild Howard, 1912–19
  • Carleton Brown, 1920–34
  • Percy W. Long, 1935–47
  • William R. Parker, 1947–56
  • George W. Stone, Jr., 1956–63
  • John H. Fisher, 1963–71
  • William D. Schaefer, 1972–78
  • Joel Conarroe, 1978–83
  • English Showalter, 1983–85
  • Phyllis Franklin, 1985–2002
  • Rosemary G. Feal, 2002–