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NARA Presidential Libraries

Presidential Libraries and Museums promote understanding of the presidency and the American experience. We preserve and provide access to historical materials, support research, and create interactive programs and exhibits that educate and inspire.

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Research Presidential Documents

Every day the President and his staff generate thousands of records both textual and audiovisual providing insight into the issues confronting our nation. Presidential Libraries preserve not only these official records, but also the personal papers of Presidential family members, associates, and friends. Together, these archival materials provide a comprehensive view of our Presidents and our history.

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Visiting Presedential Libraries and Museums

Visit Presidential Libraries and Museums (NARA)

Presidential Libraries can be found across the country, from Massachusetts to California. Visit one soon, and give yourself and your family the opportunity to explore the history of our nation and the leaders who helped shape our society. At Presidential Libraries you will find:

museums featuring interactive exhibits
interesting and fun public programs
important educational events
vast archives available for scholarly research

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Libraries and Museums

Barack Obama Presidential Library

Presidential library of Obama's administration records provided by the National Archives and Records Administration. First completely digitized collection.

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George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

Homepage for the George W. Bush Presidential Library which serves as a resource for the study of the life and career of President Bush. Site provides access to digital records.

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Clinton Library Archives

Collection of papers, records, and historic documents from President Clinton and his White House staff.

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George Bush Presidential Library & Museum

Homepage for the George H.W. Bush Library which preserves and provides access for the public to artifacts and documents from his presidency.

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Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum

In a storied career that spanned more than five decades, Ronald Reagan inspired Americans to act and achieve even more than they imagined. His legacy thrives at The Reagan Library where events and exhibits rediscover his values, actions and spirit of determination.

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Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum

Homepage for the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library which preserves and provides access to documents and archival materials from Carter's presidency.

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Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library

Homepage for the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library which collects, preserves, and makes accessible to the public archival materials from the Cold War era Ford administration.

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Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library

Homepage for the LBJ Presidential Library which aims to preserve and protect historical materials related to LBJ's administration and make them accessible to the public.

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John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Homepage of the JFK Presidential Library where students and scholars can use the collection of historical materials chronicling mid-20th century politics and the life and administration of John F. Kennedy for further study.

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Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home

The library holds 26 million pages of historical records and papers, 335,000 photographs, 768,000 feet of original motion picture film, and 70,000 artifacts. Resource provides digital access to some of these documents and images.

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Harry S. Truman Library & Museum

Homepage for the Harry S. Truman Presidential library administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. Preserves and provides access to historical materials from Truman's presidency.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt Library

Official site for the FDR Presidential Library. Provides access to digital archives.

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Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum

Library contains personal papers from former President Hoover and his wife Lou, as well as selected records from the National Archives documenting activities of federal agencies associated with Hoover. Collection also includes other personal papers from Hoover and those he worked closely with.

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Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum

The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library welcomes all who are interested in learning more about the life, times, and legacy of Woodrow Wilson.  From graduate students and professors to authors and family historians, researchers are able to access to the Museum’s archival documents and three-dimensional objects as well as its nearly 3,000 library titles for free.

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