Many New Exhibits Added to Presidential Timeline September 6, 2012
President Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps in 1961, from The Peace Corps exhibit.
The Presidential Timeline has added 11 new exhibits over the last year. From Herbert Hoover’s handling of relief efforts during the Mississippi flood of 1927, to the Oklahoma City bombing during the Clinton administration, there is lots of new material to explore!
Each exhibit takes an in-depth look at an important historical event or issue and features downloadable primary source documents, photos, audio, or video digitized from the collections of the thirteen Presidential Libraries of the National Archives. These materials let viewers judge for themselves the impact on the nation that the event had and the way the president handled it. Items include documents with handwritten annotations, photographs, and recordings of presidential speeches. To view the exhibits, go to the Presidential Timeline site, choose Launch the Timeline, and then click Exhibits.
The Presidential Timeline is a collaboration between the Learning Technology Center, the National Archives’ thirteen Presidential Libraries, and The Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation. The project has received funding from the US Department of Education, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the LBJ Foundation, and The University of Texas Libraries. For more information, contact Ken Tothero.