So that’s how we got all those white elephants!

Cortez writes “FDR would probably regret how his creation has been prostituted over the course of time: NARA Looks Back: The Presidential Libraries Act after 50 Years
Since 1941, 10 more presidential libraries have opened around the country, with two more scheduled. Signed into law on August 12, 1955, the act provides for the orderly transfer of presidential papers and memorabilia to the federal government. The law also permits former Presidents to build “presidential libraries” at no expense to the government and to transfer these facilities to the government along with their personal property. The government, in turn, agrees to maintain both the property and the buildings at public expense.”