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OBAMA FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 7 FINALISTS FOR LIBRARY ARCHITECT

“The Barack Obama Foundation says seven architectural firms are finalists to design the Obama Presidential Center on Chicago’s South Side. The list released Monday includes four firms from New York, two in Europe and one in Chicago. The foundation said in September that 140 architectural firms from 25 countries and 60 cities applied to design the presidential center.” (via AP)

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JFK Library Foundation chief ends her rocky run

“The chief executive of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation resigned Wednesday, completing a stormy tenure that saw heavy staff departures from the Dorchester institution and prompted questions about its mission. Heather P. Campion, who took over as chief executive of the nonprofit that bankrolls much of the library’s operations in March 2014, left after the recent completion of an operations review commissioned by the foundation board.” (via Boston Globe)

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Meredith Evans named new director of Jimmy Carter Library

“Meredith Evans has been named the new director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum. She assumes the role Nov. 29. Prior to joining the Carter library, she oversaw the Washington University Department of Special Collections in St. Louis. Evans earned her master’s degree at Clark Atlanta University, was curator of printed materials at Atlanta University Center’s library and participated on an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded project to process and digitize the papers and books of Martin Luther King Jr.” (via AJC)

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WOODROW WILSON LIBRARY RAISING FUNDS TO DIGITIZE DOCUMENTS

“The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library is launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for a digital document project. The library is working to digitize Wilson’s papers. The crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo seeks to raise $14,000, the amount needed to complete the project’s first phase.” (via AP)

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Obama chooses Chicago for his presidential library

“President Obama is poised to announce that he has chosen to situate his future presidential library in the South Side of Chicago, according to an individual briefed on the decision. The decision to accept the University of Chicago’s bid to host the library would end months of speculation over where Obama would seek to establish his post-presidential legacy. Columbia University, his alma mater, and the University of Hawaii sought to win the library for New York and Honolulu, respectively. The University of Illinois at Chicago had also vied to host it.” (via The Washington Post)

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AP SOURCES: CHICAGO ELECTION DELAYS OBAMA LIBRARY DECISION

“President Barack Obama will hold off on announcing the location for his future presidential library until after Chicago’s runoff election for mayor, two people familiar with the decision said, in a bid to avoid politicizing his legacy project.Last year the Barack Obama Foundation, which is screening proposals for the library, said the president and first lady Michelle Obama would announce the winner by the end of March. But with the Chicago race still up in the air, the announcement is no longer expected until after the April 7 runoff, said the individuals, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the library.” (via The Associated Press)

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OBAMA GETS UPDATE ON SEARCH FOR PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY SITE

“President Barack Obama is getting an update about the competition to pick a site for his future presidential library. Obama stopped by his family’s home on Chicago’s South Side while in town to designate a national monument and campaign for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s re-election.” (via The Associated Press)

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Chicago Park District approves land transfer for U. of C. Obama library bid

“The Chicago Parks District board voted Wednesday to transfer roughly 20 acres of parkland to the city if the University of Chicago is chosen to host the Barack Obama Presidential Library, a move the library’s foundation said “improves Chicago’s bids” for the facility. The vote was part of a meeting at the Jesse White Community Center on the Near North Side that represented the third faceoff between preservationists who oppose the plan to transfer at least 20 acres of public land to the city and community residents who support it as a means of economic development.” (via Chicago Tribune)

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Effort to get Obama library draws Chicago-style suspicions

“Chicago’s rush to secure space in a public park for Barack Obama’s presidential library has unleashed a tussle typical of the president’s hometown — loud, contentious and full of suspicions about backroom deals and personal politics as tangled as the ivy at Wrigley Field.Most Chicagoans would be shocked if Obama didn’t bring his library to the city where his political career began. But it has been equally shocking to some that the University of Chicago proposed building it on park land that the school did not control and had not secured until the Obama Foundation recently raised concerns.” (via AP)

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Obama library bids submitted: UIC pitches two-site plan

“It’s down to Chicago versus New York strongly competing for the  entire Barack Obama presidential library and museum with Hawaii hedging its bet and also pitching  a presidential center as four schools submitted bids on Thursday. The University of Hawaii, the University of Illinois/Chicago, the University of Chicago and Columbia University in New York presented proposals to the Chicago-headquartered Barack Obama Foundation.” (via Sun Times)

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