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
SPECIAL EXHIBIT: COUNTDOWN TO ZERO: Jan. 11, 2017 - Dec. 16, 2017 - Only one human disease, smallpox, has ever been eradicated. But soon a second infection will join the list: Guinea worm disease, a painful and debilitating condition caused by the Guinea worm--known to many as the "fiery serpent". There is no medicine to cure Guinea worm disease and no vaccine to prevent it. Yet it can be stopped. This exhibition shows the heroic efforts throughout history to eradicate, eliminate, and control disease, including the Carter Center-led campaign to wipe out Guinea worm.
[ Countdown to Zero - More Information ]
RECENTLY DECLASSIFIED DOCUMENT!!! - 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.
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
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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.
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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.
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EVENTS & EXHIBITS
EXHIBIT - NOW OPEN!!!: "Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease"
January 11, 2017 - December 16, 2017
Only one human disease, smallpox, has ever been eradicated. But soon a second infection will join the list: Guinea worm disease, a painful and debilitating condition caused by the Guinea worm--known to many as the "fiery serpent". There is no medicine to cure Guinea worm disease and no vaccine to prevent it.
Paul Hawken - "Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming"
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7:00pm
Lecture/Book Signing. Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel. Free and Open to the Public. In the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and activists (including Michael Pollan and Elizabeth Kolbert) have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. Editor Paul Hawken discusses the proposals.
Dr. Willie Parker - "Life's Work"
Monday, May 1, 2017 at 7:00pm
Lecture/Book Signing. Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater. Free and Open to the Public. In Life's Work, an outspoken, reproductive justice advocate and abortion provider pulls from his personal and professional journeys as well as the scientific training he received as a doctor to reveal how he came to believe, unequivocally, that helping women in need, without judgment, is precisely the Christian thing to do.
Richard Prum - "The Evolution of Beauty"
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 7:00pm
Reading/Book Signing. Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel. Free & Open to the Public. "The Evolution of Beauty" presents a unique scientific vision for how nature's splendor contributes to a more complete understanding of evolution and of ourselves.
Richard Hutto - The Kaiser's Confidante: Mary Lee, the First American-Born Princess"
Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7:00pm
Lecture/Book signing. Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater. Free and Open to the Public. This biography chronicles the remarkable life of an American woman whose wealth and influence enabled her to rise to power in the Prussian royal court.