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Papers shed light on Eisenhower’s farewell address

The Associated Press– “Newly discovered documents from a cabin owned by President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s speechwriter are shedding more light on the evolution of the former general’s historic farewell address nearly 50 years ago, and his fears that America’s burgeoning military prowess was driving its foreign policy.”

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JFK Library archives will go digital

Boston Globe – “Endeca Technologies Inc., a Cambridge-based search applications company, said that it has been selected by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation to “provide the software and technical assistance that will provide website users with a robust search engine experience when accessing the nation’s first online digitized presidential archives.”

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Washington’s papers moving to Mount Vernon library

Washington Post – “A collection of about 135,000 documents belonging to George Washington and studied at the University of Virginia for more than four decades will be making its way to the home of the nation’s first president as the centerpiece of a new library. Scholars at the Charlottesville school have sifted through more than half of the 90 volumes of papers, issuing two volumes each year. About 15 years from now when the volumes are complete, the papers will become part of what collaborators call the international headquarters for knowledge about America’s most well-known founding father.

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Nixon Library to release nearly 100,000 documents

AP – “The Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is set to release nearly 100,000 documents from former President Richard Nixon’s presidency. Most of the documents to be released Friday are from the files of Democrat Daniel Moynihan, Nixon’s counselor for urban affairs from January 1969 to December 1970. Moynihan later served in the U.S. Senate.

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Lost in Time, Letters Capture American Grief for a President

NYT – “Dr. Seiler was one of more than a million people who wrote to Mrs. Kennedy in the months after her husband’s assassination in 1963. Many of the letters were destroyed — there were simply too many to keep — but thousands of others were stored at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, where they were rarely seen; even many of the writers forgot what they had said.”

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