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Presidential libraries March 2, 2008

Filed under: Miscellaneous — Kim @ 12:14 am

A bookish friend wrote a post about presidential libraries on his blog recently. (For the Dutch readers, to be found here.) Since the United States are electing a new president, I decided to ‘steal’ his idea.

“They are archives and museums, bringing together in one place the documents and artifacts of a President and his administration and presenting them to the public for study and discussion without regard for political considerations or affiliations”, as quoted from this website, which tells you all about the presidential libraries.

The US has quite a number of libraries (12!) named after a (former) president. This is quite fascinating to me, since we do not have this in my country. Luckily, it is possible to visit all the libraries online:

Make sure to take a look at the gift shops! There is some interesting stuff to be found there!

Update: Some readers have been so kind to mention additions to this list in the comments. If you are interested, have a look!

 

3 Responses to “Presidential libraries”

  1. Katherine Mowery Says:

    There is also the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum in Springfield, IL.

    http://www.alplm.org/library/library.html

    It’s not part of the National Archives like the others, but it is quite wonderful.

  2. Roger Says:

    There is also the William McKinley Memorial Library at http://www.mckinley.lib.oh.us/library/default.htm

    and the William McKinley Library & Museum at http://www.mckinley.lib.oh.us/

    This also is not part of the National Archives or Park Service.

  3. kimbooktu Says:

    Thank you for the additions! If other readers have any, please post them in the replies too.


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