Resources & FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I write President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush?

Send your correspondence to the Office of George W. Bush:
    Office of George W. Bush
    P.O. Box 259000, Dallas, TX 75225-9000
    Email: info@ogwb.org


The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum preserves and protects important historical materials and supports research and makes available the records of the Administration of President George W. Bush.

How do I invite them to my event?

Fill out this form to invite President George W. Bush or email lwbscheduling@ogwb.org to request Mrs. Laura Bush speak at your event. Events should be at least 6 months from the date of request. Because of the large number of requests and other obligations, please note that submitting a request does not guarantee acceptance.

will i see the president or mrs. bush at the museum when i visit?

President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush remain actively involved in issues of national and global concern through the George W. Bush Institute, a policy institute that is part of the Bush Center and operated by the George W. Bush Foundation. The President continues to emphasize education, global health, human freedom, and support of the military, while Mrs. Bush focuses on education, health care, and human rights for women. In addition, they are the parents of twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna, son-in-law, Henry Hager, and proud grandparents of Margaret Laura “Mila” and Poppy Louise Hager. However, visitors are frequently surprised to see them strolling through the exhibits. 

How do I obtain historic prints and other audiovisual materials?

The George W. Bush Presidential Library holds approximately 30,000 audiovisual recordings, 227 cubic feet of photo negatives, and just over 3.8 million photographs created by the White House Photo Office. Click here to order prints and other audiovisual materials.

How do I get a tour of the archives and what goes on behind the scenes?

The Library offers a Reading Room for anyone interested in doing research. We encourage researchers to contact us at gwbush.library@nara.gov before your visit so we can be ready with the documents you wish to see. Because of holdings protection and on-going archival processing, we do not give tours of non-public areas of the facility.

How do I cite records from your Archives on my research paper?

Follow these guidelines for citations for records retrieved from the George W. Bush Presidential Library.

Can I get donated museum tickets for my cause? 

A small number of Museum tickets is available each year for non-profit organizations. Schools are given priority for tickets. Passes are intended for the organization’s use only; cannot be sold; and are available on a first-come, first-served basis to support legitimate, lawful fundraising events. With this in mind, use this Ticket Donation Request Form and submit your request at least 3 months in advance.

Is it possible to hold my wedding reception at the Museum? 

Rental opportunities at the Bush Center include the Museum's main lobby, the towering Freedom Hall, and the adjoining outdoor Ceremonial Courtyard. Up to 400 guests can be accommodated and special event catering is available. Click here for details or email the Catering Team.

How do I contact the Library with more questions?

George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
2943 SMU Blvd., Dallas, TX 75205
   Main Phone: 214-346-1650
   Achives: 214-346-1557
   Fax: 214-346-1699

    General Inquiries: gwbush.library@nara.gov
    Media Inquiries: bush43media@nara.gov
    Speaker Requests: bush43media@nara.gov
    Visitor Inquiries: bush43visitors@nara.gov
    Museum Inquiries: museum.gwbush@nara.gov
    Photograph/Audiovisual Archives: photos.gwbush@nara.gov
    Education Program: bush43education@nara.gov
    Volunteer Program: bush43volunteer@nara.gov
    Museum Space Rental: catering@bushcenter.org

Who do I contact for Vice President Richard B. Cheney's official records?

The official Vice Presidential records of Richard B. Cheney are preserved and made publicly available for research through the Presidential Materials Division, a part of the NARA, in Washington, DC. These records are subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
    Presidential Materials Division, NARA
    700 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Room G7, Washington, DC 20408-0001
    Phone: 202-357-5200; Fax: 202-357-5941
    Email: presidential.materials@nara.gov

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Publications from Library Collections

The textual, audiovisual, and electronic Presidential records as well as artifacts housed in the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum are an important resource for authors. To date, a number of books have been published that used materials from the Library and Museum as primary documentation including:

Decision Points

George W. Bush
Crown Publishing Group, 2010
Decision Points
, a memoir written by President George W. Bush after he left office, recounts the defining decisions of the President's life and administration. He discusses the 2000 election, his efforts to safeguard the country in the wake of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, education reform, Hurricane Katrina, the war in Iraq, treatment of HIV/AIDS in Africa, and the response to the financial crisis.

Spoken from the Heart

Laura Bush
Scribner Publishing, 2010
Mrs. Laura Bush's memoir, Spoken from the Heart, takes the reader from her childhood in Midland, Texas through her service in the White House. She recounts her role in outreach both domestically and abroad, including her efforts on behalf of women in the Middle East, her work for HIV/AIDS relief in Africa, her involvement with the Helping America's Youth initiative, and her promotion of women's heart health education.

On the Brink: Inside the Race to Stop the Collapse of the Global Financial System

Henry M. Paulson
Business Plus Publishing Group, 2010
On the Brink: Inside the Race to Stop the Collapse of the Global Financial System
is former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's memoir. It reviews the financial crisis at the end of the Bush administration and discusses how market conditions were addressed, policy considerations were debated, and decisions were made.

No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington

Condoleezza Rice
Crown Publishing Group, 2011
In her memoir, No Higher Honor, Secretary Rice recounts her years as a high ranking official in the Bush administration. She discusses her role as National Security Advisor in the aftermath of September 11th and the administration's efforts to keep America safe, and later as secretary of state as she helped shape and carry out the President's foreign policy.


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