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Presidential Records and Materials: Presidents from 1929 to Present Day
Presidential materials are made available to researchers in ways as varied as the presidential administrations they record. Find more information about where to access presidential materials through this LibGuide.
The first presidential library was dedicated in 1941 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Following Roosevelt's example, Herbert Hoover and Harry Truman both opened presidential libraries to hold their donated papers. Now, the National Archives administers 13 presidential libraries, with a 14th in the planning stages.
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home hosts Eisenhower's personal and presidential papers as well as exhibits about his administrations. Presidency: 1953-1961. Some digitized materials.
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum hosts Reagan's presidential papers, California gubernatorial materials, and exhibits about his administrations. Presidency: 1981-1989. Some digitized materials.
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum hosts Bush's presidential papers, Texas gubernatorial materials, and exhibits about his administrations. Presidency: 2001-2009. Some digitized materials.
Plans for the Donald Trump Presidential Records have not yet been announced. Materials from the administration are available as part of the Compilation of Presidential Documents. Presidency: 2017-2021. Some digital materials.