November 23, 2001 |
Despite objections from historic preservation groups, a century-old freight station in Little Rock was razed to make way for the Clinton Presidential Library. Historic preservationists sued to block the demolition of the Choctaw freight terminal. The groups contended the city, the foundation that is building the library complex and federal officials violated the law by not considering the project's effect on historic properties.
November 20, 2000 |
In the hours before dawn, 50 tons of President Clinton's memorabilia were unloaded into an old Little Rock auto dealership remodeled to store the country's largest presidential collection. The first shipment for the Clinton Presidential Library contained paintings, antiques, books and gifts from the heads of state of foreign countries, said Skip Rutherford, coordinator of the privately funded $25-million project.
December 28, 2005 |
One of the most popular attractions at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Ark., is available to anyone who wants to see the former president poke fun at himself. Excerpts from President Clinton's appearances at the White House Correspondents Assn. dinners and other lighter speeches are part of the 22-minute video "A Time to Laugh," which has played at the library since it opened last year. The video is now available on DVD.
August 23, 2001 |
Donors gave about $8 million last year to the foundation that is planning former President Clinton's presidential library, according to documents released Wednesday. The William J. Clinton Presidential Foundation had $13.8 million in assets at the end of 2000, compared to $5.9 million in 1999. The 2000 figures were listed on a form the organization submitted to the Internal Revenue Service. The figures do not include pledges and donors were not identified. The foundation raised $3.
October 26, 2001 |
The city properly seized a parcel of land to be part of Bill Clinton's presidential library, the city attorney argued Thursday before the Arkansas Supreme Court. But the landowner's attorney, Christopher Parker, told the justices that the city, in its early dealings, did not clearly state how the land would be used. "How can you engage in subterfuge?" Justice Donald Corbin asked. "Surely the landowner . . . has some say in what this property was to be used for." Eugene Pfeifer III, who owned 2.
July 27, 2004 |
Former President Clinton is sending 125,000 invitations to the Nov. 18 opening of his library and museum in Little Rock, Ark. Skip Rutherford, the head of the foundation directing library operations, said the invitations should go out in early August, but it's not expected that everyone who receives one will show up. Still, "it will be a tight fit," Rutherford said.