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September 21, 2009

Presidential Libraries as Resources

If you're studying history, you may forget what a great resources presidential libraries can be. Many presidential libraries include digitized materials in their online resources, so you can find images of presidents responding to the pressures of their times as well as more light-hearted fare like the image above of President Ford with All-American receiver Anthony Carter and Coach Bo Schembechler in November, 1982. Because these libraries specialize in archiving, many of them have taken on the archives of other famous people such as Ernest Hemingway and Laura Ingalls Wilder as well as general historic artifacts. Believe it or not, much of the material is classified as being part of public domain and therefore free to use as you wish.

Visit our own Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library on North Campus of the University, or National Archives webpage on presidential libraries for a list of links to these resources.

Posted by hthrlowe at September 21, 2009 12:46 PM


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