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The Public Historian (2018) 40 (2): 96–103.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Bob Clark The recent announcement by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the Barack Obama Foundation that there will be no Barack Obama Presidential Library has received very little attention or scrutiny. This essay examines that decision and places it in historical context...
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The Public Historian (2006) 28 (3): 37–78.
Published: 01 January 2006
...RAYMOND H. GESELBRACHT : This essay relates the fifty-year long history of the Harry S. Truman Library and speculates about what some of the themes that emerge from that history suggest for the future of presidential libraries. Specifically, the library's history reveals a vagueness of purpose...
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The Public Historian (2006) 28 (3): 13–36.
Published: 01 January 2006
...SHARON K. FAWCETT : This article is the author's reflection on the long-term viability of the presidential library system and how it continues to evolve to meet the needs of the twenty-firstcentury visitor and researcher. The reflections and assessments are based on the author's long association...
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The Public Historian (2006) 28 (3): 117–132.
Published: 01 January 2006
...BENJAMIN HUFBAUER : This article focuses on the museums in presidential libraries. Since 1940 the rise of the federal presidential library has transformed presidential memorialization by largely allowing presidents—initially, at least—to commemorate themselves. This has populated the landscape...
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The Public Historian (2006) 28 (3): 143–164.
Published: 01 January 2006
...LYNN SCOTT COCHRANE : This article casts aside the iron triangle metaphor as less useful than the characteristics of a policy subsystem in defining the eleven presidential libraries within the National Archives and Records Administration. I examine the costs and benefits of the subsystem from...
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The Public Historian (2006) 28 (4): 75–84.
Published: 01 January 2006
...R. BRUCE CRAIG One of the goals of the summer 2006 issue of The Public Historian, which focused on the presidential library system, was “to provoke discussion, especially on the issues that have not received sufficient attention or have been largely avoided” (Larry J. Hackman, “Introduction,” p. 7...