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.
If you would like to contact President and Mrs. Carter or the Carter Center staff, please visit www.cartercenter.org
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
RECENTLY DECLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS - The CREST computer system which holds and provides access to recently declassified documents is down. We are actively working on a repair solution for the system. We do not have a date for when the system will be available to researchers. The Carter Presidential Library regrets any inconvenience that this causes. Please contact our staff with questions or for assistance with accessing declassified documents in the textual files of the Library.
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 ]
EVENTS & EXHIBITS
Free Screening - John Viscount - "Writer of the short film Admissions"
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 7:00pm
Screening/Discussion. Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater. Free and Open to the Public. "Admissions" is a short film starring Academy Award nominee James Cromwell that tells a transformational tale about what it takes to find lasting peace. Featuring an Israeli couple and a Palestinian, this modern parable is set in the admissions room for the afterlife. Its purpose is to start a conversation that heals. The screening will be followed by a discussion with writer John Viscount.
Free Sreening - Director Kamala Lopez -"Equal Means Equal"
Friday, August 26, 2016 at 6:30
Screening/Discussion. Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater. Free and Open to the Public. As part of Women's Equality Day, we will have a screening of the film Equal Means Equal. This documentary, which won "Best US documentary Film" at the 2016 Michael Moore Film Festival, is being shown on this date across the country to highlight the reality that women in America still do not have equality. We'll follow the 90 minute film with a panel discussion led by Judy Langford, who served as Rosalynn Carter's chief aide for the ERA campaign. There is more information about the film at http://equalmeansequal.com/
Nancy Mitchell - "Jimmy Carter in Africa"
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 7:00
Lecture/Book Signing. Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater. Free and Open to the Public. Drawing on candid interviews with President Carter, as well as key U.S. and foreign diplomats, and on a dazzling array of international archival sources, Nancy Mitchell offers a timely reevaluation of the Carter administration and of the man himself. In the face of two major tests, Jimmy Carter in Africa presents a stark portrait of how deeply Cold War politics and racial justice were intertwined.
Joseph Lelyveld - "His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt"
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 7:00pm
Lecture/Book Signing. Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater. Free and Open to the Public. Pulitzer Prize winning author Joseph Lelyveld provides an intimate and hugely insightful account of Franklin Roosevelt's final months of life, when, despite a dire medical prognosis, he was determined to be re-elected, deal with Stalin, and bring the war to a successful conclusion.
Sonny Seals and George Hart - HISTORIC RURAL CHURCHES OF GEORGIA
Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 7:00pm
Lecture/Book Signing. Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater. Free and Open to the Public. Historic Rural Churches of Georgia presents forty-seven early houses of worship from all areas of the state. Nearly three hundred stunning color photographs capture the simple elegance of these sanctuaries and their surrounding grounds and cemeteries. This book is a project of the Historic Rural Churches of Georgia organization, whose mission is the preservation of historic rural churches across the state and the documentation of their history since their founding.