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History Happy Hour: Recording the President

Truman Library Institute

5151 Troost Ave Kansas City, MO 64110
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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How do audiovisual materials end up in a presidential library? Who was recording the president’s activities, and how has that changed over the years? At our next History Happy Hour, Audiovisual Archivist Laurie Austin will discuss the evolution of who was recording the president and why. She will pull from her experience currently working at the Truman Presidential Library and previously at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library to show highlights from the audiovisual archives of both libraries.

Doors will open at 3:45 p.m. The program will begin with a networking time from 3:45 to 4:15 p.m., and the program will begin at 4:15. Tickets are free for Truman Library Institute members and $10 for non-members and include appetizers and drinks along with the program.

The Truman Library Institute office is located on the campus of Rockhurst University. Parking is available in the Rockhurst University parking garage adjacent to the office. Please park in any spot labeled either “Truman Library Institute” or “Retail Guest” on the lower level of the garage. If no spots are available in that section, you may press the red “Emergency” button to speak to a Rockhurst University security staff member who will raise the bar for you to park in any free spot on an upper level.


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