Jimmy Carter Library & Museum
Jimmy Carter Library and Museum
The Jimmy Carter Library is located in Atlanta, Georgia, about two miles from downtown, and about 15 miles from Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport. The Library is open to research Monday through Friday, except federal holidays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Materials are available to any adult requiring the unique material contained in the Library. Children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
The Jimmy Carter Library actively solicits material of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, material of major figures in the Carter administration or among the Carters' political or close personal friends, material of similar figures of secondary importance when they document significant aspects of the Carter administration, and material of President Carter's family.
The initial research visit begins with an interview by a Carter Library staff member. The researcher is required to fill out an application and present photographic identification. The orientation interview also includes a discussion of the material available on the researcher's topic.
Not all material at the library is available for research. Staff members must arrange, describe, preserve, and review for restrictions before material may be opened for research. Restrictions include national security regulations, federal agency restrictions, and access provisions in deeds of gift for donated historical material.
Jimmy Carter received the Nobel Peace Prize “for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development.”
President Carter's mediation was a vital contribution to the 1978 Camp David Accords between Israel and Egypt, in itself a great enough achievement to qualify for the Nobel Peace Prize. At a time when the cold war between East and West was still predominant, he placed renewed emphasis on the place of human rights in international politics.
Through his 20 years of work with the Carter Center, Carter has persevered in resolving conflicts throughout the world. He has shown outstanding commitment to human rights and has served as an observer at elections all over the globe. He has worked hard on many fronts to fight tropical diseases and to bring about growth and progress in developing countries.
You are standing inside the doorway of a full-scale replica of Jimmy Carter’s White House Oval Office, furnished exactly as it was during his administration. As you look around the office, you can imagine the work that goes on during a President’s term of office. Because the White House Oval Office is a working office, public visitors to the White House cannot view it on any tour.
The Oval Office is the symbol of the U.S. Presidency. It is located in the West Wing of the White House and is the center of presidential activity. In the Oval Office, the President hosts world leaders, diplomats, senior staff, and dignitaries as well as often addressing the American public.
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