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Research

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The brochure for the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is available to download.

You are invited to visit America’s 13th Presidential Library and Museum located in Dallas, Texas. As the Nation's official record keeper, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) serves as administrator for records of the United States Federal Government. NARA's Presidential Libraries and Museums are repositories for textual, electronic, and audiovisual Presidential records as well as domestic and foreign Presidential gifts. Created or received throughout the Bush Administration, the records at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum serve as a resource for the study of American history, the American Presidency, and important issues of public policy.

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Plan Your Research Visit

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Planning a research visit to the Library? Researcher information, such as operating hours, directions, parking, helpful tips, research fees, and how to contact the Library to schedule a research visit follows. Learn More

How to Submit a FOIA Request

The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is the 13th Presidential Library administered by the National Archives and Records Administration.

Records created or received by the White House during the Administration of President George W. Bush are subject to the 1978 Presidential Records Act as well as the Freedom of Information Act. Learn more about the federal laws and regulations that govern the National Archives and Records Administration. Learn More

Finding Aids

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View the Finding Aids for open records currently available for research. Finding aids could include information about extent or linear feet, access, series, administrative or biographical history, scope and content note, system of arrangement, container list (folder title list), and other pertinent details. Learn More

Digital Library

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View some of the open Presidential records currently available for research, such as select dates of the Presidential Daily Diary. Learn More

Presidential Records

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The Presidential records at the Library contain over 70 million pages of textual materials, over 1200 cubic feet of audiovisual materials, and approximately 80 terabytes of electronic records, including nearly 4 million photographs. Learn More

Archived White House Website

In January 2009, the White House archived its website as a way to preserve the online presence of the Administration of President George W. Bush.

In January 2009, the White House archived its website as a way to preserve the online presence of the Administration of President George W. Bush. It is an excellent resource for photographs, speeches, press releases, executive orders, and other public records of the Bush Presidency from 2001 - 2009. Learn More

Resources & FAQs

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Find more information about research resources, including Student Lecture Series presentations, a 9/11 Resource Guide, and recommended websites for learning more about Presidential history and the National Archives. Answers to frequently asked questions, such as where do I write to President George W. Bush, follows. Learn More

Gubernatorial Records

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Learn about the official Gubernatorial records of Governor George W. Bush and how to submit a public information request. Learn More

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RESEARCH ROOM CLOSED

The Research Room at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum will be CLOSED on September 9th and 10th, 2015. We apologize for the inconvenience.

SNEAK PEEK DOCUMENTS GALLERY

Sneak Peek

Check out a sampling of documents from President George W. Bush’s time in the White House!