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  • Herbert Hoovers World War I Relief Work
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    Herbert Hoover's World War I Relief Work

    Herbert Hoover’s biographer George Nash recalled his World War I relief work, which saved the lives of millions caught up in the war and its aftermath -- and which set the stage for his White…

  • Herbert Hoover FDR and World War II Relief Aid
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    Herbert Hoover, FDR, and World War II Relief Aid

    This program was part of a conference on Herbert Hoover’s humanitarian efforts during the two world wars. Hal Elliott Wert, a Kansas City Art Institute professor emeritus, talked about the…

  • Herbert Hoover and Calvin Coolidge
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    Herbert Hoover and Calvin Coolidge

    Herbert Hoover scholar George Nash talked about the defining relationship between the 31st president and his Oval Office predecessor, Calvin Coolidge. This event was part of the Herbert Hoover Presidential…

  • Herbert Hoover and Woodrow Wilson
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    Herbert Hoover and Woodrow Wilson

    Ross Kennedy talked about Herbert Hoover’s relationship with Woodrow Wilson and his role in the Wilson administration until their falling out in 1920. Mr. Kennedy is an Illinois State University…

  • Herbert Hoover and Dwight Eisenhower
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    Herbert Hoover and Dwight Eisenhower

    Timothy Walch talked about the uneasy relationship between Herbert Hoover and Dwight D. Eisenhower. Mr. Walch is a former director of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum. This event was…

  • Herbert Hoover and Harry Truman
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    Herbert Hoover and Harry Truman

    Professor Lisa Ossian used photographs and diary entries to describe the enduring friendship between Republican Herbert Hoover and Democrat Harry Truman. This event was part of the Herbert Hoover…

  • emHerbert Hoover in the White Houseem
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    Herbert Hoover in the White House

    Charles Rappleye talked about his book Herbert Hoover in the White House: The Ordeal of the Presidency, in which he recalls the tenure of America’s 31st President Herbert Hoover.

  • History of the Iowa Caucuses Panel 2
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    History of the Iowa Caucuses, Panel 2

    Reporters talked about their experiences covering the Iowa caucuses. One of the reporters covered nine presidential caucus campaigns for the Des Moines Register newspaper. Following the…

  • Discussion on Laura Ingalls Wilders Legacy
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    Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder

    Pamela Smith Hill, editor of Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography, talked about the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Ms. Wilder is the author of the Little House series of books which…

  • Discussion on First Ladies and the Politics of Fashion
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    First Ladies and the Politics of Fashion

    Annette Dunlap talked about the evolution of first ladies' fashion, including the impact fashion had on their public image and what their wardrobe choices reveal about the time period.

  • Americas Foreign Policy at MidCentury
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    America's Foreign Policy at Mid-Century

    Historians discuss the significant change in America’s foreign policy in the wake of World War II. Prior to this war, America was committed to a non-interventionism, reflecting America’s…

  • Presidential Libraries Symposium
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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…

  • Presidential Libraries
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    Presidential Libraries

    Two congressional committees held a joint hearing focusing on the mission and future of the nation’s presidential libraries. They reviewed the relationship between the federal government and the…

  • The American Revolutions Infuence on Lincoln
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    The American Revolution's Infuence on Lincoln

    The panel talked about how the legacies of the American Revolution effected President Abraham Lincoln’s decision making in the Civil War. Topics included a comparison between the two wars, the idea that the…

  • Lincoln Home
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    Lincoln Home

    A tour of the Lincoln home in Springfield, Illinois, was given in scenes recorded July 17-19, 2008. This is where Abramham Lincoln lived with his wife and children before leaving for the White…

  • Abraham Lincoln in Springfield Illinois
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    Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois

    President Abraham Lincoln’s career as a lawyer and politician was discussed as scenes recorded July 17-19, 2008, were shown of two Lincoln sites in downtown Springfield, Illinois. Abraham…

  • Scholarship on Abraham Lincoln Presidency
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    Scholarship on Abraham Lincoln Presidency

    Eric Foner talked about his career studying President Lincoln. He spoke on the early history of the Republican party, the direction of the scholarly work on President Lincoln, and reviewed…

  • Collecting Lincoln Memorabilia
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    Collecting Lincoln Memorabilia

    Historians and collectors participated in a panel discussion on Lincoln memorabilia. Topics included how the panelists became collectors, how pieces connect to Lincoln and his era,…

  • Abraham Lincoln Reconsidered
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    Abraham Lincoln Reconsidered

    Lincoln scholars examined the continuing public interest in the 16th president. They also took questions and discussed the state of scholarship on Lincoln.

  • Abraham Lincoln Biographical Research
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    Abraham Lincoln Biographical Research

    In the Old State Capitol building, panelists talked about research on President Abraham Lincoln. This forum was one of the events that marked the opening of the Lincoln Presidential Library…

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