The George W. Bush Presidential Library, overseen by the George W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation, is to be built at Southern Methodist University, located in University Park, Texas, an enclave of Dallas. Organizers are hoping for a 2009 groundbreaking on the Robert A.M. Stern-designed complex, which will include a museum as well as a conservative public policy institute independent of the university. SMU - long considered the most likely candidate for the library - was officially announced as its site in February 2008; first lady Laura Bush finished her undergraduate degree at the school and is one of its trustees. The university's competition for the complex drew heated opposition from some faculty, staff, students and Methodists, in part because of the possibility of a partisan policy institute on campus.
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George W. Bush Presidential Library
Official site from the National Archives and Records Administration features an overview of the library's functions, news, FAQs and links to historical resources.
The Chronicle of Higher Education: The Back-of-the-Envelope Design Contest
Finalists in the newspaper's competition inviting readers to sketch out their visions for the library.
Southern Methodist University - Bush Presidential Center
News and information on the school's selection, the letter from the White House, videos, slide show, quotes, area and SMU fact sheets, pictures and media resources.
Wikipedia: George W. Bush Presidential Center
Hyperlinked encyclopedia article about the George W. Bush presidential library and museum, policy institute and foundation.
Inside Higher Ed: SMU's Deal With Bush
Article on arrangements for the public policy institute and the surrounding controversy. (February 25, 2008)
Slate: George Bush Goes to College
Article suggesting that SMU should embrace the library but reject plans for a partisan think tank. (January 31, 2007)
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