Presidential Libraries: The Federal System and Related Legislation

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Through the National Archives and Records Administration, the federal government currently manages and maintains 12 presidential libraries. Inaugurated with the Presidential Libraries Act of 1955, these entities are privately constructed on behalf of former Presidents and, upon completion, are deeded to the federal government. This report provides a brief overview of the federal presidential libraries system and tracks the progress of related legislation.

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Relyea, Harold C. November 26, 2008.

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Through the National Archives and Records Administration, the federal
government currently manages and maintains 12 presidential libraries. Inaugurated with the Presidential Libraries Act of 1955, these entities are privately constructed on behalf of former Presidents and, upon completion, are deeded to the federal government. This report provides a brief overview of the federal presidential libraries system and tracks the progress of related legislation.

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  • November 26, 2008

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Relyea, Harold C. Presidential Libraries: The Federal System and Related Legislation, report, November 26, 2008; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc26307/: accessed March 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.