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  • Nancy Reagan Reflects on Her Time as First Lady
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    A Conversation with Nancy Reagan

    Mrs. Reagan talked about her experiences as first lady from 1981 to 1989 and her opinions on the changing role of the first lady.

    851 views
  • Discussion on Private Lives and Public Image of the First Ladies
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    Private Lives and Public Images of the First Ladies

    Susan Swain led a panel discussion on how the first ladies of the United States have tried to balance their families' private lives with public expectations of the first family. Topics included changing…

    758 views
  • First Lady Ida McKinley
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    First Lady Ida McKinley

    Carl Sferrazza Anthony and Richard Norton Smith talked about the life and influence of first lady Ida McKinley and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Among the topics they addressed were…

    2,479 views
  • First Ladies Lucretia Garfield and Mary Arthur McElroy
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    First Ladies Lucretia Garfield and Mary Arthur McElroy

    Carl Sferrazza Anthony talked about the life and influence of first ladies Lucretia Garfield and Mary Arthur McElroy and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Lucretia “Crete” Garfield…

    2,789 views
  • Hillary Clinton and the White House
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    Hillary Clinton and the White House

    Authors and journalists talked about the possibility of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton running for president in 2016 and and some of the hurdles she might face in a second…

    289 views
  • The Roles of the Presidents Spouse
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    The Roles of the President's Spouse

    Carl Anthony talked about the activities and personalities of all the first ladies, their impact on the political careers of their husbands, and how they were perceived by the press of…

    172 views
  • Jackie Kennedy and the Kennedy Presidency
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    Jackie Kennedy and the Kennedy Presidency

    Carl Sferrazza Anthony talked from Los Angeles about the book, Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy, and the accompanying audiotapes of Mrs. Kennedy…

    797 views
  • Betty Ford
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    Betty Ford

    Historian and author Carl Anthony reflects on First Lady Betty Ford’s place in history. The lecture coincides with an exhibit on Mrs. Ford’s life at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.

    492 views
  • Grace Coolidges Influence on President Coolidge
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    Grace Coolidge's Influence on President Coolidge

    Historian Carl Sferrazza Anthony, author of the two-volume First Ladies: The Saga of the Presidents' Wives and Their Power, reflected on first lady Grace Coolidge’s influence on the 30th president and their…

    612 views
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    America's First Families

    Carl Anthony talked about the private lives of the First Families, from that of President John Adams through President Bill Clinton. He used photographs, anecdotes, political analysis, and…

    65 views
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    An Invitation to the White House

    The first lady talked about her book An Invitation to the White House: At Home with History, published by Simon and Schuster. President Clinton, Mr. Brown, who wrote the forward, and Mr.…

    256 views
  • Private Lives of First Ladies
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    Private Lives of First Ladies

    Historians and authors spoke at the National First Ladies' Library’s first annual symposium, “First Ladies and American Women’s History.” The morning panel titled “The Secret Lives of Private…

    113 views
  • First Ladies and American Womens History
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    First Ladies and American Women's History

    Nancy Cott gave the keynote address for the National First Ladies' Library’s first annual symposium, “First Ladies and American Women’s History,” and talked about how first ladies reflected…

    80 views
  • A Conversation with Barbara Bush
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    A Conversation with Barbara Bush

    As part of a symposium on the roles of presidential spouses, former first lady Barbara Bush was interviewed by Mr. Anthony before an audience. She reflected on her experiences as first…

    169 views
  • A Conversation with Hillary Rodham Clinton
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    A Conversation with Hillary Rodham Clinton

    First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton talked about her role as the president’s spouse and other aspects of her life.

    859 views
  • emAs We Remember Herem
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    As We Remember Her

    Mr. Anthony talked about his book As We Remember Her which focuses on the life of Jacqueline Kennedy. Mrs. Clinton said Mrs. Kennedy is a “mystique” and continues to be a part of the…

    780 views
  • History of First Ladies
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    History of First Ladies

    Historians and authors spoke at the National First Ladies' Library’s first annual symposium, “First Ladies and American Women’s History.” The concluding session of the symposium looked at the roles of first ladies…

    121 views
  • First Ladies as Public Figures
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    First Ladies as Public Figures

    Historians and authors spoke at the National First Ladies' Library’s first annual symposium, “First Ladies and American Women’s History.” In an afternoon session they focused on first…

    170 views
  • emNellie Taft   The Unconventional First Ladyem
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    Nellie Taft : The Unconventional First Lady

    Mr. Anthony talked about his book Nellie Taft: The Unconventional First Lady of the Ragtime Era, published by William Morrow. This is the first biography of Helen Herron Taft, the unconventional wife of the…

    361 views
  • The Presidents Spouse Symbolism
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    The President's Spouse: Symbolism

    In this segment, an historian, a reporter, and a former press secretary to Roslynn Carter discussed the role of first ladies and how they are portrayed in the media.

    86 views
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