Exhibit Loans

The National Archives and its Presidential Libraries loan items to qualified institutions for exhibition purposes in order to make the nation's records available to the public across the country and around the world. Loans include items of special interest to local and regional museums and their communities while also helping to foster civic literacy. 

Here are examples from the National Archives' long record of taking history to the people:

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Sally Fickland, who had been enslaved as a child, viewed the Emancipation Proclamation on the Freedom Train in 1947.

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Emancipation Proclamation at the Ronald Reagan Library. (2008)