Artist rendering of Library and Museum approach. Courtesy George W. Bush Foundation and Michael McCann for Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP.

Research

The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum "serves as a resource for the study of the life and career of George W. Bush, while also promoting a better understanding of the Presidency, American history, and important issues of public policy. The Library and Museum accomplishes its mission by preserving and providing access to Presidential records and other donated collections, hosting public programs, creating educational initiatives, preserving artifacts, and producing innovative museum exhibits." - Mission Statement

The Library is the repository for textual, audiovisual, and electronic Presidential records created or received throughout the Administration of President George W. Bush as well as other donated collections. See the Plan Your Research Visit page for further information.

In This Section

Textual Materials

President George W. Bush's signature on the Oath of Office, January 20, 2005. (P44319-005)

Over 70 million pages of textual Presidential materials are housed at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Learn more about the Library’s textual holdings and explore the document gallery. 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. Learn More

Audiovisual Materials

Despite the volume of digital records, protective gloves and loupes are tools of the trade at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

The Presidential records include the audiovisual materials from the White House Photo Office. Learn more about the Library’s audiovisual holdings, find out how to place an order, and view the photograph galleries. Learn More

Electronic Records

President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush applaud after a theatrical performance by members of the Lycee de Kigali 'Anti-AIDS Club,' February 19, 2008, ouside of the school in Kigali, Rwanda. (P021908SC-0690)

The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum holds approximately 80 terabytes of electronic records - the largest electronic records collection of any Presidential Library. Learn More

Gubernatorial Records

Portrait of Governor George W. Bush. (Courtesy Texas State Preservation)

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

FOIA and PRA

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

Other Research Resources

First Lady Laura Bush visits with Senator Edward M. Kennedy, September 11, 2001, in his Capitol Hill office. (P7107-19)

The records of the Administration of George W. Bush are being systematically processed. However, there are many other resources available regarding the Bush Presidency. A brief list of selected publications and resources from research institutions follows. Learn More

Research FAQ

Stamps are among the many tools of the trade for the archival staff at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

Answers to Frequently Asked research Questions, such as where to write President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush or the Library and Museum’s contact information, follows. Learn More

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BROCHURE

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