Jimmy Carter Library and Museum


Jimmy Carter Library and Museum

Infobox presidential library
name =Jimmy Carter Presidential Library


caption =
location = Atlanta, Georgia, USA
construction_start_date =October 2, 1984
completion_date =
dedication_date =October 1, 1986
named_for =Jimmy Carter
number_of_exhibits =
architect =
size =69,750 square feet (6480 m²)
cost_amount =
manager =National Archives and Records Administration, Carter Center
website = [http://www.jimmycarterlibrary.org/ Carter Library]
The Jimmy Carter Library and Museum in Atlanta, Georgia houses U.S. President Jimmy Carter's papers and other material relating to the Carter administration and the Carter family's life. The library also hosts special exhibits such as a showing of the United States Bill of Rights and Carter's Nobel Peace Prize.

The Carter Library and Museum includes some parts that are owned and administered by the federal government, and some that are privately owned and operated. The library and museum are run by the National Archives and Records Administration and are part of the Presidential Library system of the federal government. Privately owned areas house Carter's offices and the offices of the Carter Center, a non-profit human rights agency.

The library was built on land that had been acquired by the state of Georgia for a highway project that was cancelled by Carter when he was Governor of Georgia. Construction started on October 2, 1984 and the library was opened to the public on Carter's 62nd birthday October 1, 1986.

The building housing the library and museum makes up 69,750 square feet (6480 m²), with 15,269 square feet (1419 m²) of space for exhibits and 19,818 square feet (1841 m²) of archive and storage space. The library stacks house 27 million pages of documents; 500,000 photos, and 40,000 objects, along with films, videos, and audiotapes. These collections cover all areas of the Carter administration, from foreign and domestic policy to the personal lives of President and Mrs. Carter.

External links

* [http://www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov Jimmy Carter Library and Museum website]


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