BROWSE RESOURCES ABOUT ‘Presidential History’

  • LISTEN: On January 1, 2010, the White House Historical Association established the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History at Decatur House, a research and educational institute housed at a National Trust for Historic Preservation site. Currently, the center provides ongoing educational programs for students, teachers, scholars, and the general public on the history of the White House and […]

  • LISTEN: Presidential sites around the country are experimenting with new technologies for bringing educational resources to schools and educators. Discover how videoconferencing, Skype and Google Hangout are transforming the way that presidential sites and libraries are connecting to students and teachers around the world. Key takeaway messages:  There are both challenges and benefits to using […]

  • LISTEN:  The National Archives has been the victim of theft at least six times in the past two decades. The list of culprits contains trusted employees, researchers, con men, and former administration officials. How did they to do it? How were they caught? This session examines six case studies from the files of the National […]

  • LISTEN: Interested in bringing more traffic to your digital collections? Want to participate with other great presidential sites and libraries to reach more people? Come and hear about Connecting Presidential Collections, a website that provides users one place to search across presidential resources. In this general session from the 2014 Presidential Sites and Libraries Conference, […]

  • LISTEN:  We often tell presidential history on a national or even international level, and many of our sites attract visitors from all over the country or the world. This type of focus can lead to challenges in connecting with our local communities. This session highlights the work being done at some presidential sites to engage […]

  • LISTEN: This panel discussion focused on the role of the First Lady of the United States. Panelists discussed the contributions, both individually and collectively, that our First Ladies made while living in the White House and how their legacies continue long after a presidential administration. Key takeaway messages : The shared roles as White House […]

  • LISTEN: Our sites hold tremendous promise and responsibility. We, as a profession, are on a continuing quest to make our collections and sites meaningful; to increase their relevance to an ever-broadening and diverse audience; to meet the challenges of changing forms of communication and changing economy; and to take advantage of the constantly emerging technologies […]

  • Scarcity of resources is an ever-present concern in our world and in our field. When resources are scarce, it can be tempting to adopt a mindset that there aren’t any resources—time, human, financial—to share or use for meaningful collaborations. Yet, when done carefully and thoughtfully, collaborations can help augment resources, freeing mental bandwidth to solve […]

  • The University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs hosted the Presidential Sites and Libraries Conference, Renewing Ideals and Engaging the Public, June 21 – 24, 2010. Conference participants included presidential sites and libraries directors, government officials, presidential scholars, members of the media, and representatives of institutions engaged in the preservation, restoration, education, and presentation of […]

  • The Presidential Sites and Libraries community includes federal institutions such as National Archives libraries and National Park Service sites, sites such as those of the National Trust for Historic Preservation (President Lincoln’s Cottage, Montpelier, Woodrow Wilson House), and private institutions of all sizes including Monticello, the 6th Floor Museum, and the James K. Polk Home. […]