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Primary Research

Waverly-Shell Rock High School AP History students rose early this morning to catch a ride to the Hoover Presidential Library. They left at 7:00 a.m. for the 112 mile drive through Iowa farmland. They were coming for a chance to do primary research, to hold the real deal in their hands — to look at […]

Fall School Tours!

We are counting down the days until the Hoover Presidential Library will be overrun with 4th, 5th & 6th graders happy to be out of school for a day and looking for adventure! What better place than a Presidential Library to explore when looking for stories about foreign travels,  narrow escapes, humanitarian efforts, and presidential […]

Primarily Teaching

The Hoover Presidential Library hosted a summer workshop for educators on “Using Historical Documents in the Classroom” on July 26-30, 2010. The workshop provided a varied program of lectures,  analysis of documents and independent research that introduced teachers to the holdings and organization of the Library of Congress and the Hoover Presidential Library. Participants did […]