374Mar 5, 2012
Behind the Scenes in the East Wing: Social Secretaries to First Ladies
Social secretaries working for American first ladies help set the tone of presidential administrations. Bess Abell, Catherine Fenton and Laurie Firestone served first ladies from Lady Bird ...
686Nov 15, 2011
The Legacy and Influence of First Ladies
The evolving influence and political power of first ladies was discussed by the director of the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, the curator of the Smithsonian’s first ladies' exhibit, and the eldest ...
1,113Nov 15, 2011
Reflections of First Ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush
First ladies Barbara and Laura Bush talked about their unique family and historical relationships, the stereotypes perpetuated about the president’s spouse, how they handled political ...
347Feb 28, 2011
Presidential Libraries Symposium
Representatives of public and private presidential libraries and museums gathered for a congressional symposium on their mission and future. Among the topics discussed were funding, current ...
469Nov 16, 2007
George Bush Presidential Library
The eleventh in a series on presidential libraries focused on George H.W. Bush’s life and career using rarely-seen materials housed at the library. Guests talked about the significance of ...
85Jun 15, 2005
Presidential Library Collections
Mr. Weinstein moderated a town hall meeting of the directors of the presidential libraries on educational and outreach programs at the libraries, as well as public education programs and ...
1,484Dec 13, 1999
Life Portrait of George H. Bush
In the fortieth in a series on American presidents, scholars discussed the life and career of George Bush. Among the issues they addressed were his naval service, his early political career, ...