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Stanford Trustees Choose Location for Reagan Library

March 03, 1985

A 20-acre site adjoining the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University has been selected by the university's trustees for the proposed Reagan Presidential Library.

The site decision has been forwarded to President Reagan for his approval and a "fairly expeditious decision" is expected, according to Robert Freelen, Stanford vice president for public affairs and head of the university committee planning for the library.

The site is in a visually screened part of the foothills adjoining the central campus. It is across Junipero Serra Boulevard from Lagunita.

No cost estimate has been made for the library, and ground breaking will be at least two years away, Freelen added. The site is in an unincorporated part of Santa Clara County. A local environmental group, the Committee for Green Foothills, has opposed any location of the library in the foothills.

The exhibit area would be slightly smaller than those at the Carter and Kennedy libraries and "considerably smaller" than the space allocated for this purpose at the Truman, Eisenhower, Johnson and Ford libraries, according to a Reagan spokesman. Most of the memorabilia of campaigns and elections has been sent to Reagan's alma mater, Eureka College, Eureka, Ill., which has already established a museum.

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