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    Edith Wilson Reconsidered

    Woodrow Wilson’s second wife, Edith, reconsidered by first ladies' scholars who discussed her political influence and actions in the White House. Edith Wilson was first lady from 1915 to…

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    Pat Nixon Reconsidered

    Is Pat Nixon an unheralded first lady? The First Ladies Association for Research & Education convened scholars to address that question in this virtual program. Among their topics: Mrs. Nixon’s media…

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    First Lady Nancy Reagan - Legacy

    The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute hosted a conference on first lady Nancy Reagan’s life, work and legacy. Among the topics discussed were Nancy Reagan’s impact on the country and…

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    First Ladies and White House Preservation

    A panel of first ladies scholars talked about the work of Jacqueline Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, and Pat Nixon to preserve the historic nature of the White House -- and how that work reflected…

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    First Ladies' Speeches

    What’s the impact of a first lady’s words? Scholars considered the speeches of Barbara Bush, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Laura Bush, and Michelle Obama. The First Ladies Association for…

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    First Ladies and Civil Rights

    Michelle Obama moved into the White House 45 years after President Lyndon B. Johnson shepherded the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. Seven of her predecessors had moved in to the…

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    The Johnson White House Tapes and Civil Rights

    A panel discussion was held at the release of annotated transcripts of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s White House tapes of June 1 - July 4, 1964. In those 34 days he was occupied by America’s role in Vietnam,…

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    Conversation with Former First Lady Laura Bush

    Former first lady Laura Bush joined Archivist of the United States David Ferriero for an evening of conversation at the National Archives. Mrs. Bush spoke about her time in the White House,…

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    Presidential Libraries Symposium

    Representatives of public and private presidential libraries and museums gathered for a congressional symposium on their mission and future. Among the topics discussed were funding, current…

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    Presidential Library Collections

    Mr. Weinstein moderated a town hall meeting of the directors of the presidential libraries on educational and outreach programs at the libraries, as well as public education programs and…

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    Directors Discuss Their Presidential Libraries

    The directors of 10 of the twelve presidential libraries talked about the latest developments at their libraries, preserving and using presidential papers and memorabilia, and the operation…

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    Presidential Tapes: Quality Issues

    Archivists talked about re-configuring lost history from presidential audiotapes, either from the famous lost 18 minutes on the Nixon tapes or from brief unintelligible remarks. They also…

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    Role of Presidential Libraries

    Ms. Smith talked about the presidential library system and the resources available to scholars and the public. Following her remarks she answered questions from the audience.

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