Presidential Libraries

Clinton library architects win award for top design

Anonymous Patron writes "Associated Press: Clinton library architects win award for top design, The architects who designed Bill Clinton's presidential library, a gleaming glass-and-steel building over the Arkansas River that invokes his administration's theme of "building a bridge to the 21st century," have won a National Design Award for excellence in architecture."

Clinton library to boost Little Rock, Ark., tourism

Anonymous Patron writes "One From The AP, in the USA Today, on the Clinton Presidential Library. Just one month to go before the Clinton Presidential Library opens, officials are wrapping up plans for a huge celebration, but they want the festivities to leave the city with lasting benefits rather than a hangover.
The library, which is to be dedicated Nov. 18, is the key piece in what is developing as a corridor of major nonprofit headquarters east of Little Rock's downtown. The amenities of Heifer Project International and Winrock International will attract visitors and give folks coming to the Clinton Library more to do when they are in the area."

Lincoln presidential library opens

Anonymous Patron writes "The stories on Honest Abe's new library are flowing like wine now. One From the AP, Chicago Sun Times, Quad City Times, and finally The St. Louis Business Journal.

Speaking of Presidential libraries, we're just over a month from the opening of the Clinton Library."

Lincoln presidential library finally open to the public

Not much to This AP Piece, but, The presidential library honoring the nation's beloved 16th president is finally open to the public.
State officials and hundreds of Abraham Lincoln buffs today piled into the three-story library as the building officially opened its doors.

Clinton Presidential Center prepares to open

An Anonymous Patron writes "Clinton Presidential Center prepares to open The buzz builds daily in Little Rock for the Clinton Presidential Center, opening Nov. 18.
From busboys to friends of Bill Clinton, everyone wants a ticket to an event during opening-week festivities. The grand opening of the center — which houses the Clinton Library — has attracted positive RSVPs from all of living former presidents and President Bush, as well as celebrities including Ben Affleck, Bono and Barbra Streisand, and foreign dignitaries."

Beatle Pictures Stolen from in Front of Clinton Library

Anonymous Patron writes "Beatle Pictures Stolen from in Front of Clinton Library Pictures of former Beatle George Harrison were stolen from his sister’s car while she was donating memorabilia to the Clinton Presidential Library in Arkansas.

Louise Harrison said someone shattered a window of her car and stole a briefcase containing photos of her and her brother and the lyrics to a number of her brother’s songs."

Update: 10/05 19:48 EST by B: Suitcase was recovered but emptied.

LBJ Library Needing Repairs

Anonymous Patron writes " - LBJ Library Needing Repairs Considered an excellent example of mid-century modern architecture, the LBJ Library is covered in Italian Travertine marble. Thirty years after construction, the library's design and materials have proven to be a persistent problem.

For 33 years, the LBJ Presidential Library has stood like a mountain on the Austin skyline. But now parts of the building are crumbling."

Nancy Reagan Sees Old Air Force One to Bed

An Anonymous Patron writes "Nancy Reagan Sees Old Air Force One to Bed,[login: lisusethis; password: hahaha] The New York Times covers a new, and quite large, addition in Simi Valley. During its years of presidential service, the jet also ferried Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and both Bushes. The four-engine jet, tail No. 27000, flew 445 missions as Air Force One, covering more than 1.3 million miles, and was used by Reagan from 1981 to 1989."

Bush Library director moves to new post in D.C.

An Anonymous Patron writes "Bush Library director moves to new post in D.C. A national search for a new director of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is already underway, outgoing Director Douglas Menarchik said Monday.

The selection process, which is overseen by the National Archives and Records Administration, may only take a few months, he said."

Two-for-One: Clinton Library Stories

From KATV in Little Rock, two stories on the soon- to-be-open Clinton Presidential Library, the first about placement of declassified documents (only President Bush can declassify them sooner than five years), and the second about a forum on racial reconciliation planned for the opening events; read all about it!

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    Update: 09/20 19:25 EST by B:Want to get YOUR NAME into the Presidential Library? This website will be collecting get well wishes to send to President Clinton, now recuperating at home from his bypass surgery.

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