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December 4, 2007

National Archives Presents an “American Conversation” with Former First Lady Barbara Bush, January 25

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Former First Lady Barbara Pierce Bush

Washington, DC…Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein will host an “American Conversation” with former First Lady Barbara Pierce Bush on Friday, January 25, at 4 p.m. in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building.

Since leaving the White House in 1993, Mrs. Bush has continued to serve others with tireless energy and good humor. As First Lady, she was devoted to the cause of a more literate America and founded the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. She has supported many causes—including the fight against cancer, the Ronald McDonald House, the homeless, AIDS, the elderly, and school volunteer programs. In addition, Mrs. Bush authored C. Fred’s Story, the best-selling Millie’s Book, whose profits benefited the literacy cause, and Barbara Bush: A Memoir, her best-selling autobiography. Her most recent book, Reflections, documents her life after the White House.

The “American Conversations” series focuses on American history and identity. Senators Harry Reid and Hillary Rodham Clinton, Lynne Cheney, award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, and historian John Hope Franklin are among those featured in previous programs, some of which may be viewed on the National Archives web site.

The National Archives Building in Washington, DC is located on the National Mall at Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW and is fully accessible. All programs in the “American Conversations” series are free and open to the public. Seating for this program is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to request an accommodation (e.g., sign language interpreter) for a public program, please e-mail public.program@nara.gov or call (202) 357-5000.

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For Press information, contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at (202) 357-5300.

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