May 21, 2017

K-State Partners With Eisenhower Library

 

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum

Kansas State University partnered with the Eisenhower Presidential Library to create student internships, scholarly conferences, public lectures, exhibits, and joint classroom curriculum. The Eisenhower library will share its text and audiovisual archives and artifacts collections with the university, supporting its programs in history, education, community development, military science, and leadership studies. It will benefit the presidential library by bringing more visitors to the collection and giving the library and museum access to the university’s resources.

The agreement was signed January 22 by U.S. Archivist David S. Ferriero and Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz at the university’s Hale Library. (The presidential library, along with 12 others, is run by the Presidential Libraries System, which is administered by the National Archives and Records Administration.) The new agreement builds on previous collaborations between the institutions: In 2001, the presidential library signed an agreement with the Institute for Military History and 20th Century Studies.

Though Eisenhower himself was not a Kansas State alumnus, he had ties to the university beyond proximity: his brother Milton was not only a Kansas State University graduate, he served as president of the university from 1943 to 1950.

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Meredith Schwartz (mschwartz@mediasourceinc.com) is Executive Editor of Library Journal.

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