Library students tour Eisenhower Presidential Library

March 12, 2014

Members of the Student Chapter of the American Library Association pose with cardboard cutouts of President Dwight D. Eisenhower and First Lady Mamie Eisenhower.

On March 7, 10 members of the Student Chapter of the American Library Association toured the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum complex in Abilene, Kan.

The tour consisted of a behind-the-scenes look at the library as well as tours of Eisenhower’s boyhood home and the presidential museum. Several library and museum staff members helped present the tour and gave the students details about their jobs and work with archival materials and artifacts. The students were also given a private showing of several of the library's most precious documents which included letters written by President Eisenhower, letters written by other U.S. presidents and various documents from Eisenhower’s life and career.

Overall, the students learned many valuable lessons about working at such an institution in addition to information about Eisenhower.

 

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