Politics on Paper

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November 15, 2017, 1:30 PM CT

Presented by Audrey Coleman

The personal papers of U.S. presidents were not considered the property of the American people until after the Watergate scandal. Federal law now prohibits their destruction and mandates their retention and eventual public access. Their counterpart, Congressional working papers, such as those of U.S. Senator Bob Dole housed in the Dole Archives at the Dole Institute of Politics in Lawrence, are not considered public property and would be lost if not for the advocacy of archivists, historians, and individual legislators. This presentation will explore these essential historical resources that act as both a window into the processes of governance and a mirror reflecting our culture, society, and communities.

Butler Community College Libraries
901 S Haverhill RD
600 Building
El Dorado, KS 67042-3225
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Sponsored by: Butler Community College Libraries

For more information about this event, please contact:
Micaela C. Ayers
(316) 322-3235