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:
- Herbert Hoover Library
- Franklin D. Roosevelt Library
- Harry S. Truman Library
- Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
- John F. Kennedy Library (see picture below)
- Lyndon B. Johnson Library
- Richard Nixon Library
- Gerald R. Ford Library
- Jimmy Carter Library
- Ronald Reagan Library
- George Bush Library
- William J. Clinton Library
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!