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Media Alert
January 15, 2009

One-Time Only Briefing and Show & Tell on the Move of the George W. Bush Presidential Records and Gifts at the National Archives

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WHAT:  The National Archives will host a one-time only media opportunity to brief the press on the move of the George W. Bush Presidential Records and to film and photograph a selection of Presidential gifts. The selection of Head of State and domestic gifts being moved will be on display for this media event only.

WHEN:  Friday, January 16, 2009, at 10 a.m.

WHERE:  National Archives Building, Room 105
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20408

Note: The media should use the 700 Pennsylvania Avenue entrance, between 7th and 9th Streets.

WHO:  Sharon Fawcett, Director of Presidential Libraries, National Archives

Background

When George W. Bush leaves the Presidency on Tuesday, January 20, his official records and gifts received on behalf of the U.S. Government become the property of the National Archives and Records Administration. This collection is being transferred to a temporary Library facility in Lewisville Texas approximately 20 miles from the permanent Library site on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

For background on what has happened since the National Archives has taken possession of Presidential records since 1945, see the article in the latest issue of Prologue: Quarterly of the National Archives and Records Administration, "Escorting a Presidency into History."

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For Press information:
Contact the National Archives Public Affairs Staff at 202-357-5300.

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