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|
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 ]
BOOK NOOK / Preschool Visitors Monday - On select Mondays, in June- 2, 16, 23 and 30; July- 7, 14, 21 and 28, the Jimmy Carter Library staff and volunteers will read from a selection of story books in our library. Program geared for children ages 2 to 5. Free & Open to the Public.
[ Storytelling - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Lobby ]
NOW OPEN - 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.
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|
- Tavis Smiley - "Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year" - Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 7:00pm - 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...
- 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 - Ticketed Event
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. Ticketing information coming soon. more...
- Simon Winchester - "The Men Who United the States" - Monday, 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...
- 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 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...