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|
MARCH ---- WOMENS HISTORY MONTH - In honor of Womens History Month the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum is pleased to feature one of Georgia's outstanding contemporary women, the 21st President of Young Harris College, Cathy Cox. Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 10:00am.
[ Womens History Month ]
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|
- Dave Barry - "You Can Date Boys When You're Forty: Dave Barry on Parenting and Other Topics He Knows Very Little About" - Friday, March 7, 2014 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Center Day Chapel - Free and open to the Public
The Carter Library, Georgia Center for the Book and Eagle Eye Books welcome Dave Barry to the Carter Library. In uproarious, brand-new pieces, Dave Barry tackles everything from family trips, bat mitzvah parties and dating (he's serious about that title: "When my daughter can legally commence dating-February 24, 2040-I intend to monitor her closely, even if I am deceased") to funeral instructions ("I would like my eulogy to be given by William Shatner"), the differences between male and female friendships, the deeper meaning of Fifty Shades of Grey, and a father's ultimate sacrifice: accompanying his daughter to a Justin Bieber concert ("It turns out that the noise teenaged girls make to express happiness is the same noise they would make if their feet were being gnawed off by badgers"). more...
- Anna Quindlen - "STILL LIFE WITH BREAD CRUMBS" - Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Ticketed Event
We are pleased to have been able to reschedule Anna Quindlen's book signing at the Carter Library. Brilliantly written, powerfully observed, Still Life with Bread Crumbs is a deeply moving and often very funny story of unexpected love, and a stunningly crafted journey into the life of a woman, her heart, her mind, her days, as she discovers that life is a story with many levels, a story that is longer and more exciting than she ever imagined. Tickets are available thru ACappella Books http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/550273.Individuals admitted for $28 (the price of the book + tax), couples $38. more...
- Dr. Michael Saag - "Positive: One Doctor's Personal Encounters with Death, Life, and the US Healthcare System" - Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free & Open to the Public
Dr. Michael Saag is the Director of the Center for AIDS Research and Education (CARE) Fund at the University of Alabama at Birmingham(UAB). Both a memoir and a manifesto, Positive is a story of Dr. Saag's personal encounter with life, death and the US heathcare system. more...
- Rhett Turner - "Georgia County Courthouses: The Architecture of Living Monuments" - Thursday, April 3, 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...
- Kelvin Young - "Book of Hours" - Monday, April 7, 2014 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free and Open to the Public
Publisher's Weekly calls Book of Hours "A beautiful book of both grief and birth from the award-winning poet whose work thrills his audience with its immediate emotional impact and musical rifts." Co-sponsored by ACappella Books & the Emory University English Department. more...
- Kristie Macrakis - "Prisoners, Lovers, and Spies: The Story of Invisible Ink" - Tuesday, April 8, 2013 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free & Open to the Public
Prisoners, Lovers, and Spies is a book about concealing and revealing secret communications. It is the first history of invisible writing, uncovered through stories about scoundrels and heroes. Kristie Macrakis combines a storyteller's sense of drama with a historian's respect for evidence in this page-turning history of intrigue and espionage, love and war, magic and secrecy. From the piazzas of ancient Rome to the spy capitals of the Cold War, Macrakis' global history reveals the drama and importance of invisible ink. From Ovid's advice to use milk for illicit love notes, to John Gerard's dramatic escape from the tower of London aided by orange juice ink messages, to al-Qaeda's hidden instructions in pornographic movies, this book presents spellbinding stories of secret messaging that chart its evolution in sophistication and its impact on history. An appendix includes fun kitchen chemistry recipes for readers to try out at home. more...
- President Jimmy Carter - "A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power" - Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 6:00pm - Booksigning - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free and Open to the Public
President Jimmy Carter will sign his new book "A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power." It addresses the suffering inflicted upon women by a false interpretation of carefully selected religious texts and a growing tolerance of violence and warfare. Copies of President Carter's books will be available for purchase at the Carter Library Museum Store. Guidelines: The signing begins at 6:00 pm; seating in the museum theater prior to the signing begins at 4:00 pm. President Carter will sign up to 5 books per person (at least one of which must be his new book). He will ONLY SIGN BOOKS HE HAS WRITTEN, no memorabilia. To allow time for everyone to have their book signed, there will be no personalization or photos while in line. Please leave bags and packs at home or in your vehicle. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Mike O'Connor - "A Commercial Republic: America's Enduring Debate over Democratic Capitalism" - Thursday, May 22, 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...