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For anyone thinking of visiting the Jimmy Carter Museum this weekend, staff would like to remind all that Daylight Saving Time (United States) starts on Sunday, March 10th at 2:00 am. We are ready to SPRING forward! (How about you?) On December 15, 1973, President Nixon gave a Statement on Signing the Emergency Daylight Saving [...]
For those of you in or near the Atlanta area, we invite you to join us on Monday, January 21 as we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a free showing of the Inauguration of President Barack Obama in our Museum theaters. (Specific schedule details will be announced soon! Check back on our Events [...]
The staff of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum would like to wish congratulations to Archivist James Yancey, Jr. as he enters retirement and begins a new chapter in his life. His enthusiasm for history has touched many a fellow coworker and researcher. He will be missed! Yancey began working with the National Archives [...]
On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the United States Embassy in Tehran and took sixty-six Americans captive. This act triggered a profound crisis of the Carter presidency and began a personal ordeal for Jimmy Carter and the American people that lasted 444 days. However, six American diplomats, often referred to as “the Tehran Six,” [...]
Attention, researchers! Are you interested in pursuing scholarly work in Presidential studies and American history? If so, we’d like to draw your attention to the Harry Middleton Fellowships in Presidential Studies. These fellowships were created by Lady Bird Johnson as a way to recognize Harry Middleton, who served as Director of the Lyndon Baines Johnson [...]
Why is October such an outstanding month? For a great many of us in the Northern Hemisphere, I suppose it has something to do with the sights and smells of autumn, the sense of invigoration that often follows any change in season… Another reason to appreciate October is the fact that it is American Archives [...]