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Obama, first lady review library design proposals

“President Barack Obama is reviewing design proposals for his future presidential library from the seven architectural firms chosen as finalists.The White House says the president’s wife, Michelle, joined him at Sunday’s meeting in Washington with staff of the Barack Obama Foundation.The foundation plans to build the library in one of two parks on Chicago’s South Side. Completion is expected in 2020 or 2121.” (via AP)

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Washington Park could have edge for Obama library

“In the site-selection derby for the Barack Obama Presidential Center on Chicago’s South Side, Washington Park, surrounded by a gritty neighborhood, may have the edge over the more glamorous lakefront location of Jackson Park.That, at least, is the view of New York architecture critic Paul Goldberger, who is advising the Barack Obama Foundation as President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama begin interviewing the seven architectural firms vying for the coveted commission.” (via Chicago Tribune)

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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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