February 23, 2008 |
Southern Methodist University will be home to George W. Bush's presidential library, officials formally announced in Dallas, ending more than a year of negotiations marked by resistance from some faculty and ministers who questioned the deal. First Lady Laura Bush is an SMU graduate, and the Bushes are expected to live in Dallas when his term ends.
December 7, 1987 |
The Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library, the first presidential library without presidential papers, will be built next to the house where he was born, Yorba Linda city officials formally announced today. In response to a question about why the city should be honoring a disgraced President, Mayor Ronald Bigonger said, "It's our intent to preserve history, not to judge it."
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April 30, 1987 |
The chairman of the Academic Senate at UC Irvine said Wednesday that the Reagan presidential library would be "a good thing for historical scholars" and probably wouldn't be opposed by the faculty if built off campus. "I can't speak for all the faculty, of course, but my guess is that there wouldn't be any opposition (to an off-campus presidential library)," said Spencer Olin, who heads the UCI faculty-representative body.
July 18, 2008 |
A Methodist leadership group endorsed building George W. Bush's presidential library at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, essentially ending nearly two years of opposition. The largely symbolic votes dashed the hopes of opponents, many of whom contend that the Bush administration's views conflict with church teachings. The Bush library, museum and public policy institute is expected to open in 2012 or 2013.
April 25, 2013 |
DALLAS - The five men who have held the title of president gathered to celebrate the dedication of George W. Bush's presidential library at Southern Methodist University on Thursday, a rare reunion that focused on praising his achievements and made only passing reference to the controversies that divided the country during his administration. Bush, former First Lady Laura Bush, President Obama and all the living ex-presidents - Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and Bush's father, George H.W. Bush - spoke at a gathering that proved far more collegial than their past political disputes.
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November 23, 2001 |
The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society will perform traditional social dances from Scotland at the Reagan presidential library near Simi Valley on Dec. 2. The Ventura County-based group will present free 30-minute programs at the library's courtyard at 2 and 4 p.m. On Dec. 3, the library will begin its Winter Wonderland display of Christmas trees at the Courtyard Center Foundation.