Presidential Libraries

Bush Presidential Records to be Released

Anonymous Patron writes "U.S. Newswire Press Release says Approximately 9,700 pages of George H.W. Bush Presidential records that were previously withheld under the Presidential Records Act restrictions for appointments to federal office and/or confidential advice are now open for research. These records are no longer subject to the Presidential restrictive categories or any applicable Freedom of Information Act exemptions. This is the first segment of records that the National Archives and Records Administration is releasing. In accordance with Executive Order 13233, representatives of former President Bush and incumbent President Bush have chosen not to assert any constitutionally-based privilege. This opening consists of records from the White House Office of Records Management Subject Files and Staff Member Office Files."

Feline Mysteriously Appears Near the Reagan Library

What was first reported to be a "large cat" is now being described (possibly) as a 600-lb. African lion in the vicinity of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, CA. All large cats in the area have been accounted for, so this is a major mystery for wildlife officials. More here .

Clinton touts his library before Southern tour operators

Anonymous Patron writes "AP Reports To make sure tour operators take their passengers to his library, former president Bill Clinton took a message this week to the Travel South Showcase, a gathering that connects Southern attractions and bus tour organizers.
In videotaped remarks, the former president said he and his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., have long known that tourist attractions can boost the economy."

A Couple More On The Dubya Library

Anonymous Patron writes "Inside Collin County Business has a proposal of why UTD is a good site for the George W. Bush Presidential Library.
The Daily Texan Says Bush backer backs Bush library; in other news, water is wet. Annie Boehnke, Geography senior, Member, Student Government,
Transportation Agency says Friday's Daily Texan Viewpoint ("Don't waste funds on W's library") contained a depiction of one of the most grossly distorted pictures of President Bush that I have ever seen printed in the Texan."

Top picks among books on Lincoln, his era

Anonymous Patron writes "Top picks among books on Lincoln, his era. Historiography advances in the same manner as scientific scholarship, as each generation brings new knowledge and insight to the task and builds upon the accomplishments of earlier scholars.The Lincoln Museum owns more than 18,000 books relating to Abraham Lincoln and his era, so it is difficult to choose a few for a capsule review on the weekend of Lincoln’s 196th birthday. Sara Gabbard gives it a try."

VIEWPOINT: Don't waste funds on W's library

Anonymous Patron writes "The Daily Texan - Opinion column says the new library seems to be a case of misplaced priorities. Students are more concerned with tuition increases and how the UT System resources would be used to solve the budget problem, rather than demanding more Bush representation on campus at great expense. We guess a small chunk of the students and faculty on campus will cheer, but many more students would boo, and the vast majority won't care except when it comes time to pay off their student loans."

UT may bid for Bush Library

Not many details here, but, The Associated Press reports The eyes of the University of Texas System are on getting the next presidential library and archives, its board of regents announced Thursday.

The UT System is aiming to be the first in the nation to house two presidential libraries. It already is home to the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Archives.

Presidential Library For Buchanan May Be Created

Anonymous Patron writes "No, not Pat, but America's 15th president, James Buchanan, Reports The Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland in Lancaster said it is carefully considering plans for the creation of a library honoring America's 15th president, James Buchanan, at his former estate in Lancaster, PA.

The foundation has hired Patrick Clarke, the man who coordinated the creation of Woodrow Wilson's presidential library in Virginia, to oversee the project."

University of Texas makes pitch for President Bush's library

The Reader's Shop writes " Regents at the University of Texas System announced Thursday the creation of a committee to work on a proposal to bring the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum to one of the 15 UT campuses around the state. All 15 campuses will contribute ideas for the proposal, Huffines said.Other entities that have shown interest in the library are Baylor University, Southern Methodist, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Midland College and the city of has more."

Keepsakes of Lincoln

Anonymous Patron writes "From Chicago Tribune: Keepsakes of Lincoln (registration required). Together, the collections in Springfield, Ft. Wayne and Chicago represent the greatest concentration of Lincoln mementos, documents and images in the world, covering the full span of his life -- and all within a four-hour drive of the Loop.

The new institution in Springfield is actually a modern setting for an old collection. For decades, Illinois' 47,000 pieces of Lincolniana were stored in a sub-basement of the Old State Capitol, where there was virtually no exhibit space. Lincoln scholars knew it was there, but no one else knew."


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