August 31, 2014

Mississsippi State Joins Exclusive List as Presidential Library Host

From Mississippi St. U.: Mississippi State soon will officially serve as host to a presidential library–one of only five universities in the nation to share such a distinction. Ulysses S. Grant Association President Frank J. Williams will formally announce the decision of the organization’s board of directors to designate the Ulysses S. Grant Collection at […]

Archivist of the United States Appoints New Director of Presidential Libraries

From a NARA Announcement: Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero announced today the appointment of Susan K. Donius as the Director of the Office of Presidential Libraries, effective February 26, 2012. In her new position, Donius will direct and coordinate the Presidential Library system, currently comprised of thirteen libraries that house the records […]

LBJ Library Undergoing Year-Long Renovation & New LBJ "Time Machine" Launches on Tumblr

From the AP (via Austin American-Statesman) The Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum is getting a new look. Library officials say they’re starting on a year-long renovation, which will include a bigger store and more interactive features and technology. The library will remain open through the project, though some parts will close temporarily. After […]

History: New Online Database: Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Daily Schedule (via FDR Presidential Library)

From the FDR Library and Museum Blog: On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Pare Lorentz Center at the Franklin Roosevelt Library officially unveils a new online database of President Roosevelt’s daily schedule: “Franklin D. Roosevelt Day by Day.” This interactive chronology documents Roosevelt’s daily activities as President, […]