Welcome to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum is part of the Presidential Library system administered by the National Archives and Records Administration, a Federal government agency.
|News & Announcements|
CELEBRATE CONSTITUTION DAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 at 10:00am - The Carter Presidential Library invites teachers of students grades 3 - 7 to participate in a role playing performance featuring storyteller Cathy Kaemmerlen's "Let's Keep It A Secret".
[ CONSTITUTION DAY PROGRAM - SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 ]
DIGITAL LIBRARY GOES LIVE - We would like to announce the official start of our online Digital Library with the "release" of approximately 89,00 pages of digitized textual records from the Office of Staff Secretary. These records can be accessed online. Visit The Carter Chronicle for details.
[ DIGITAL LIBRARY ]
LAST CHANCE TO VISIT EXHIBIT - ENDING SOON!!!! - 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.
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 ]
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|
- Tavis Smiley - NOTICE TIME CHANGE - "Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year" - Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 6:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Center Cecil B. Day Chapel - Ticketed Event
This will be a ticketed event: $10 without the book, FREE with the purchase of the book. Tickets are available at http://www.acappellabooks.com/ New York Times bestselling author and award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley recounts the final 365 days of King's life, revealing the minister's trials and tribulations -- denunciations by the press, rejection from the president, dismissal by the country's black middle class and militants, assaults on his character, ideology, and political tactics, to name a few -- all of which he had to rise above in order to lead and address the racism, poverty, and militarism that threatened to destroy our democracy. more...
- Charles Lewis - "935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America's Moral Integrity" - Thursday, September 18th at 7:00pm Reading/Booksigning - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free and Open to the Public
A pioneer of journalistic objectivity, looks at the various ways in which truth can be manipulated and distorted by governments, corporations, even lone individuals. He shows how truth is often distorted or diminished by delay: truth in time can save terrible erroneous choices. more...
- Lawrence Wright - "Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin and Sadat at Camp David" - Monday, September 22, 2014 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Center Cecil B. Day - Free and Open to the Public
With his hallmark insight into the forces at play in the Middle East and his acclaimed journalistic skill, Lawrence Wright takes us through each of the thirteen days of the Camp David conference, delving deeply into the issues and enmities between the two nations, explaining the relevant background to the conflict and to all the major participants at the conference, from the three heads of state to their mostly well-known seconds working furiously behind the scenes. What emerges is not what we've come to think of as an unprecedented yet "simple" peace. more...
- Simon Winchester - "The Men Who United the States" - Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 7:15pm - Reading/Book Signing - Decatur Library - Georgia Center for the Book - Free & Open to the Public
The acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Atlantic delivers his first book about America: a fascinating look at the men whose efforts and achievements helped unify the States and create one cohesive nation. more...
- Michael Ross - "The Great New Orleans Kidnapping" - Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free & Open to the Public
"Michael Ross - The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case has all the elements one might expect from a legal thriller set in nineteenth-century New Orleans. Child abduction and voodoo. 'Quadroons.' A national headline-grabbing trial. Plus an intrepid creole detective.... A terrific job of sleuthing and storytelling, right through to the stunning epilogue." Lawrence N. Powell, author of The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans. more...
- Bob Herbert - "Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America"
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From longtime New York Times columnist Bob Herbert comes a wrenching portrayal of ordinary Americans struggling for survival in a nation that has lost its way. Today, the gap between the wealthy and everyone else has widened dramatically, the nation's physical plant is crumbling, and the inability to find decent work is a plague on a generation. Herbert traces where we went wrong and spotlights the drastic and dangerous shift of political power from ordinary Americans to the corporate and financial elite. more...
- Nan Marshall - "What would George Do: Advice from our Founding Father" - Tuesday, October 28, at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library and Museum Theater - Free and Open to the Public
Nan Marshall takes a refreshing look at our everyday world and gives some helpful tips using George Washington's words of wisdom. As voters prepare to go to the polls for the November elections, Marshall provides a much-needed guide to civility. Stan Deaton, senior historian for the Georgia Historical Society, joins Marshall for this conversation. more...
- Ritu Sharma - "Teach A Woman to Fish" - Monday, November 10, 2014 at 7:00pm - Lecture/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free and Open to the Public
As the old axiom goes: "Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime." But teach a woman to fish, and everyone eats for a lifetime. In this firsthand account, Ritu Sharma shares how women can, and are, overcoming the forces that keep them in poverty. more...
- Rick Bragg - "Jerry Lee Lewis" - Friday, November 14, 2014 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free and Open to the Public
Rick Bragg, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Bard of the American South will be serving up one of the consummate and most colorful of Southern stories - a firsthand account of the singularly scandalous life of one of the greatest rock and rollers of all time. With JERRY LEE LEWIS: His Own Story, Bragg has tracked down the man himself and for the first time shares Lewis's often outrageous story as no one else ever could - straight from the legend's mouth. more...
- Tom Chaffin - "Giant's Causeway: Frederick Douglass's Irish Odyssey and the Making of an American Visionary" - Monday, November 17, 2014 at 7:00pm - Lecture/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free & Open to the Public
In the first major narrative account of a transformational episode in the life of this extraordinary American, Tom Chaffin chronicles Fredrick Douglass' 1845-47 lecture tour of Ireland, Scotland, and England. Drawn from hundreds of letters, diaries, and other primary-source documents - many heretofore unpublished - this far-reaching tale includes vivid portraits of personages who shaped Douglass and his world, including the Irish nationalists Daniel O'Connell and John Mitchel, British prime minister Robert Peel, abolitionist John Brown, and Abraham Lincoln. more...
- Hugh Howard - "Houses of Civil War America" - Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library and Museum Theater - Free & Open to the Public
This is a revealing historical and photographic tour of the homes of influential Civil War figures, including Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Clara Barton, Stonewall Jackson, and others. Timed to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and a fitting sequel to Houses of the Presidents, HOUSES OF CIVIL WAR AMERICA takes readers into the daily lives of the most important historical figures in the nation-defining conflict. From modest abolitionist homes to the plantations of the antebellum south. Howard and Straus bring the most intimate moments of the war to life. With insightful narrative and gorgeous photography, HOUSES OF CIVIL WAR AMERICA demonstrates--through these landmark homes--the nation we were and the nation we became. more...