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    First Ladies Through American History

    Scholars and historians considered the role and influence of American first ladies throughout history. Moderator Cokie Roberts posed the question, “Why do we study first ladies?” “Influence Makers: First Ladies through…

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    Behind the Scenes in the East Wing: Social Secretaries to First Ladies

    Social secretaries working for American first ladies help set the tone of presidential administrations. Bess Abell, Catherine Fenton and Laurie Firestone served first ladies from Lady Bird…

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    Reflections of First Ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush

    For the second time in recent months, former first ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush sat down for a conversation about their time in the White House as part of a series of conferences on America’s first ladies.…

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    Behind the Images: Photographers' Views of the First Ladies

    Three photographers who were on the other side of the lens from Betty Ford, Barbara Bush, and Laura Bush recall their days in the White House-and the images that chronicle the lives and…

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    Creation of the Eisenhower National Memorial

    Archivist of the United States David Ferriero moderated a discussion with architect Frank Gehry and his collaborator, theater artist Robert Wilson, on the design of the national memorial to…

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    The 1959 Kitchen Debate

    Timothy Naftali moderated a discussion among eyewitnesses to the impromptu debate between Vice President Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev on July 24, 1959, at the American National…

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    The Presidency in the Nuclear Age, Panel 3

    A panel discussion was held on how U.S. foreign policy and the presidency have been shaped by the development, use, and spread of nuclear weapons focused on the arms race and efforts to curtail it during the…

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    Herbert Hoover Presidential Library

    The first in a series on presidential libraries focused on Herbert Hoover’s life and career using rarely-seen materials housed at the library. Guests talked about the significance of Hoover’s…

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    The Presidency in the Nuclear Age, Panel 1

    A panel discussion on how U.S. foreign policy and the presidency have been shaped by the development, use, and spread of nuclear weapons focused on foreign policy decision-making during the Roosevelt and Truman…

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    The Presidency in the Nuclear Age, Panel 2

    A panel discussion on how U.S. foreign policy and the presidency have been shaped by the development, use, and spread of nuclear weapons focused on foreign policy decision-making during the Kennedy administrations.…

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    The Presidency in the Nuclear Age, Panel 4

    A panel discussion on how U.S. foreign policy and the presidency have been shaped by the development, use, and spread of nuclear weapons focused on efforts to halt the spread of nuclear weapons to terrorist…

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    Presidential Sites and Libraries Coalition Building

    Ray Suarez moderated a panel on the use of materials at presidential sites and libraries and several works on case studies using archival materials located at the repositories. They spoke about insights into…

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    William Clinton Presidential Library

    The twelfth in a series on presidential libraries focused on Bill Clinton’s life and career using rarely seen film and sound recordings, as well as letters, documents and artifacts collected from…

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    George Bush Presidential Library

    The eleventh in a series on presidential libraries focused on George H.W. Bush’s life and career using rarely-seen materials housed at the library. Guests talked about the significance of Bush’s…

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    Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

    The tenth in a series on presidential libraries focused on Ronald W. Reagan’s life and career using rarely seen film and sound recordings, as well as letters, documents and artifacts collected from the…

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    Jimmy Carter Presidential Library

    The ninth in a series on presidential libraries focused on the life and career of James Earl Carter, Jr. through rarely seen film and sound recordings, as well as letters, documents and artifacts collected from the stacks and…

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    Richard Nixon Presidential Library

    The seventh in a series on presidential libraries focused on Richard M. Nixon’s life and career through rarely seen film and sound recordings, as well as letters, documents and artifacts collected from the stacks…

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    Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library

    The sixth in a series on presidential libraries focused on Lyndon B. Johnson’s life and career through rarely seen film and sound recordings, as well as letters, documents and artifacts collected from the stacks and…

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    John Kennedy Presidential Library

    The fifth in a series on presidential libraries focused on the life and career of John F. Kennedy through rarely seen film and sound recordings, as well as letters, documents and artifacts collected from the stacks and vaults of…

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    Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library

    The fourth in a series on presidential libraries focused on Dwight D. Eisenhower’s life and career were discussed through rarely seen film and sound recordings, as well as letters, documents and artifacts collected from the stacks and…

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