Modern Libraries Series: Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
12:00pm to 1:00pm

a green garden in front of a building that says "Carter Presidential Center"

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Wednesday, February 9, 2022
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Add to calendar 02/09/2022 12:00 02/09/2022 13:00 Modern Libraries Series: Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum

Join us as Joshua Montanari from the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum provides us with a virtual tour of the library. The Carter Presidential Library was built by Atlanta architectural firm, Jova/Daniels/Busby, in cooperation with Lawton/Umemura/Yamamoto of Hawaii who designed the structure. The facility includes the presidential library (donated to the federal government) and privately maintained spaces such as President Carter’s office, offices for foundations he supports, and The Carter Center of Emory University. The $26 million project, raised by donations from friends of President Carter from around the world, began with a groundbreaking ceremony on October 2, 1984. The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum was dedicated during the museum opening on October 1, 1986.

The Library is not a library in the usual sense but is a research facility and a museum. The archives are a repository of approximately 27 million pages of Jimmy Carter’s White House material, papers of administration associates, including documents, memoranda, correspondence, etc. There are also 1/2 million photographs, and hundreds of hours of film, audio and videotape.

Joshua Montanari serves as the Education Specialist and Volunteer Docent Coordinator at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library.

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Virtual

About This Event

Join us as Joshua Montanari from the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum provides us with a virtual tour of the library. The Carter Presidential Library was built by Atlanta architectural firm, Jova/Daniels/Busby, in cooperation with Lawton/Umemura/Yamamoto of Hawaii who designed the structure. The facility includes the presidential library (donated to the federal government) and privately maintained spaces such as President Carter’s office, offices for foundations he supports, and The Carter Center of Emory University. The $26 million project, raised by donations from friends of President Carter from around the world, began with a groundbreaking ceremony on October 2, 1984. The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum was dedicated during the museum opening on October 1, 1986.

The Library is not a library in the usual sense but is a research facility and a museum. The archives are a repository of approximately 27 million pages of Jimmy Carter’s White House material, papers of administration associates, including documents, memoranda, correspondence, etc. There are also 1/2 million photographs, and hundreds of hours of film, audio and videotape.

Joshua Montanari serves as the Education Specialist and Volunteer Docent Coordinator at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library.

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    Joshua Montanari
    Education Specialist and Volunteer Docent Coordinator

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Lara Fountaine
919-515-5449

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Free and open to the public.

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