President Barack Obama recently announced his intent to nominate three individuals to the National Council on the Humanities.
Recently discovered memos, letters, and drafts documenting the evolution and writing of the most famous presidential farewell address in modern American history are now open to researchers at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. The Eisenhower Presidential Library received the material from Grant Moos, son of Malcolm Moos, a special assistant to President Eisenhower and his chief speechwriter at the time of the speech.
The National Archives Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, California recently opened 265 hours of White House Tapes, over 140,000 pages of presidential records and 75 hours of video oral histories. All of the White House tapes and selected documents are available online at: www.nixonlibrary.gov.
Contrary to a previous article on the Advisory Committee on Presidential Library-Foundations, the Archivist of the United States David Ferriero has not made any personnel announcements in conjunction with the on-going National Archives reorganization. It was mistakenly reported here that Sharon Fawcett, the current director of NARA’s Presidential Library system, had been named to head a new Department of Library and Museum Services. That is not the case and we apologize for posting this incorrect information.