George W. Bush Library

Exhibit:  October 25, 2010 – January 9, 2011.
Location: Fondren Library Center Lobby

Freedom Plaza

Freedom Plaza

Fondren Exhibits Committee is pleased to partner with the George W. Bush Presidential Library to present “The National Archives: Breaking Ground with the George W. Bush Presidential Library.” The exhibit introduces the work of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the presidential library system, and the new George W. Bush Presidential Center on the SMU campus.

The exhibit features compelling images from the presidential library’s vast collection as well as renderings of the Robert A. Stern-designed Bush Center. using rotating digital photos and text, the exhibit presents information about the global efforts of the Bush Institute as well as the Center’s 24-acre site, including the sustainable design features of the building and the environmental conservation elements of the native landscaping.

Bush Library, southwest view

Bush Library, southwest view

“The National Archives: Breaking Ground with the George W. Bush Presidential Library” also includes a glimpse into the daily work of the archivists that process the 70+ million documents of the Bush Administration through the specialized tools the archivists use to review, classify, and preserve paper, film, photos, and other presidential records.

Concurrent exhibit at Meadows

For a detailed look at the Center, Library and Museum, and Institute, visit the “Breaking New Ground: Presenting the George W. Bush Presidential Center” exhibit at the Meadows Museum from October 23, 2010 – February 6, 2011. Admission is free.

For information about the Meadows exhibit visit:

Special Exhibit at SMU’s Meadows Museum

The Bush Center

About Fondren Exhibits

The Fondren Exhibits Committee is charged with providing educational exhibits for the SMU community that showcase special events, academic areas and individuals associated with the SMU campus.

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