Welcome to the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum
Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum is part of the Presidential Library system administered by the National Archives and Records Administration, a Federal government agency.
|News & Announcements|
COMING SOON - NEW EXHIBIT!!!! - KONGO across the WATERS - May 17 - September 21, 2014 - This magnificent collection showcases art and artifacts from one of the world's premier collections at the Royal Museum of Central Africa in Tervuren, Belgium and from collections across the U.S.
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NEW DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE!!!!! - 42,454 newly released documents (168,926 pages) from the Carter Admin. are now available at the Carter Library via the Remote Archives Capture (RAC) program. The topics center largely on foreign policy during Carter's Admin., 1977-1981. These documents can be electronically searched and accessed in the Library's research room on standalone computers.
NEW CURRICULUM!!! - The President's Travels - The President's Travels is NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD: 19 Units, covering grades 2 - 12, all GPS-correlated, based on primary sources from our holdings, and covering a breadth of content areas: Geography, U. S. History, Civics, Energy & Environment, Human Rights, U. S. Foreign Policy, Science & Health, Current Events, the Middle-East, Segregation & Civil Rights, even Character Education
[ THE PRESIDENT'S TRAVELS ]
FIELD TRIP SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM!!!! - The Jimmy Carter Library & Museum and the Coca-Cola Foundation have generously established funding for the Carter Library to provide transportation funds for Georgia schools to use when bringing students to our newly-renovated museum for educational activities.
[ Field Trip Sponsorship Program ]
PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARIES PASSPORT PROGRAM!!!
[ Passport to Presidential Libraries ]
CIVIL WAR HISTORY: Atlanta and Copenhill - An Article written by James A. Yancey, Jr., Former Archivist, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library. The Carter Center and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library are located on prime property that has been the scene of several historically significant events during Atlanta's relatively brief history.
[ The Civil War ]
|Exhibits & Events|
- Bret Witter, co-author - "Stronger" - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library and Museum Theater - Free and Open to the Public
On the one year anniversary of the Boston marathon bombing, co-author Bret Witter tells the story of Jeff Bauman. Bauman woke up on Tuesday, April 16th 2013 and he had no legs. Just thirty hours prior, Jeff was surrounded by revelry at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon. The first bomb went off at his feet as he awaited his girlfriend's finish. When Jeff awoke days later from hours of surgery, rather than take stock of his now completely altered life, Jeff ripped out his breathing tube and tried to speak. He couldn't. Jeff asked for a pad and paper and he wrote down seven words, "Saw the guy. Looked right at me," setting off one of the biggest manhunts in the country's history and beginning his own brave road to recovery. more...
- William Buzbee - "Fighting Westway : Environmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War That Transformed New York City"
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From 1971 to 1985, battles raged over Westway, a multibillion-dollar highway, development, and park project slated for placement in New York City. It would have projected far into the Hudson River, including massive new landfill extending several miles along Manhattan?s Lower West Side. The most expensive highway project ever proposed, Westway also provoked one of the highest stakes legal battles of its day. In Fighting Westway, William W. Buzbee reveals how environmentalists, citizens, their lawyers, and a growing opposition coalition, despite enormous resource disparities, were able to defeat this project supported by presidents, senators, governors, and mayors, much of the business community, and most unions. more...
- Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin - "FIVE DAYS IN NOVEMBER" - Monday, May 5, 2014 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free & Open to the Public
Hill was a Secret Service agent assigned to protect Mrs. Kennedy and is remembered as the agent racing to the back of the presidential limousine when President Kennedy was shot. Now fifty years after the assassination, you'll hear agent Clint Hill's story of what happened. more...
- Neil Shulman - "Second Wind" - Monday, May 12, 2014 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free & Open to the Public
"Doc Hollywood," Neil Shulman is back with his new book "Second Wind" (written with P.K. Beville). Nursing Homes are not only full of hilarious stories but they're also filled with the wonderful people who have lived them. Open the first page of Second Wind and start reading about the colorful characters who play out the story of a group of elderly people - and some younger folks - who have gotten a second wind. more...
- Randall Balmer - "Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter" - Monday, May 19, 2014 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free & Open to the Public
In Redeemer, acclaimed religious historian Randall Balmer reveals how the rise and fall of Jimmy Carter?s political fortunes mirrored the transformation of American religious politics. From his beginnings as a humble peanut farmer to the galvanizing politician who rode a re-energized religious movement into the White House. more...
- Rhett Turner - "Georgia County Courthouses: The Architecture of Living Monuments" - Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free & Open to the Public
The State of Georgia is second only to Texas for the largest number of counties and courthouses in the country. Georgia is also the largest state east of the Mississippi River. Rhett Turner's Georgia County Courthouses: The Architecture of Living Monuments catalogs and celebrates each of the 159 courthouses in the state of Georgia. more...
- Mike O'Connor - "A Commercial Republic: America's Enduring Debate over Democratic Capitalism" - Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing- Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free and Open to the Public
As recently as 2008, when Presidents Bush and Obama acted to bail out the nation's crashing banks and failing auto companies, the perennial objection erupted anew: government has no business in...business. To the contrary, Mike O'Connor argues in this book: Those who cite history to decry government economic intervention are invoking a tradition that simply does not exist. more...