- George Bush Presidential Library
Infobox presidential library
name =George Bush Presidential Library
location = College Station,
November 6, 1997
November 10, 2007
George H.W. Bush
Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum
website = [http://bushlibrary.tamu.edu/ Bush Library] The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is the
presidential libraryof George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States. It was dedicated on November 6, 1997and opened to the public shortly thereafter. It was designed by the architectural firm of Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum.
The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is located on a ninety-acre site on the west campus of
Texas A&M Universityin College Station, Texas. The Library and Museum is situated on a plaza adjoining the Presidential Conference Center and the Texas A&M Academic Center. It operates under the administration of the NARA under the provisions of the [http://www.archives.gov/presidential-libraries/laws/1955-act.html Presidential Libraries Act of 1955] .
The archives contains over 38 million pages of personal papers and official documents from the Vice Presidency and Presidency as well as personal records from associates connected with President Bush's public career as congressman, Ambassador to the United Nations, Chief of the U.S. Liaison Office in China, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. As in all NARA presidential libraries, records are housed in acid-free storage (Hollinger) boxes in a balanced humidity and temperature atmosphere. The archival storage area houses convert|13000|cuft|m3 of records and the library has a National Security vault holding convert|3500|cuft|m3 of Presidential Records. In addition to memoranda, speeches, and reports found in the textual collection, there is an extensive audiovisual and photographic archive that includes approximately one million photographs and thousands of hours of audio and video tape.
The museum has convert|17000|sqft|m2|-2 of permanent exhibit space and convert|3000|sqft|m2|-2 of temporary exhibit space. Permanent exhibits draw on the best of the museum collection to visually convey the essence of George Bush's life and public service career and to illustrate historical events of this period in American history. Changing exhibits will explore topics on the Bush Administration, American history, American Presidents, etc.ref|library
April 23, 2007, the permanent exhibit closed for complete renovation (though the temporary exhibit gallery remained open, hosting the popular "Traveling White House in Miniature" exhibit). Since it reopened on November 10, 2007, the permanent exhibit features (like many other presidential libraries), a replica of the Oval Office; unlike those presidential libraries, visitors will be able to fully enter the replica, sit behind the president's desk, and have a souvenir photo taken. [cite news|url=http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5290301.html|title=A more interactive George Bush library and museum reopens|publisher="Houston Chronicle"|accessdate=2007-11-10|date=2007-11-10|author=Kever, Jeannie] [cite news|url=http://www.star-telegram.com/national_news/story/298524.html|title=Bush museum is 10 years old but new again|publisher="Forth Worth Star-Telgram"|accessdate=2007-11-10|date=2007-11-10|author=Tinsley, Anna M.] [cite news|url=http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gtHnUejnzibxD7_n6TGtxV8vHTDgD8SQDRP00|title=Renovated Bush Museum Reopening|publisher=Google|work=Associated Press|author=GRACZYK, Michael|date=2007-11-09|date=2007-11-10]
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