We wind up our tours of presidential libraries today by visiting one in the southern part of our nation, in the state of Georgia. It is the Library and Museum of President James Earl Carter, or as he is most fondly remembered, Jimmy.
Located in Atlanta, this is the official repository of the records of the Carter Administration. Here you can view selected oral transcripts, photographs, and other records. There is information on using the library for research, as well as a special section for children where the information is presented at their educational level. There is information on the Carter Center, a non-profit policy institute dedicated to fighting disease, hunger, poverty, conflict, and oppression through collaborative initiatives in the areas of democratization and development, global health, and urban revitalization. The information contained here is well organized, and a pleasure to view.
President Carter’s reputation has increased significantly after his term of office expired. His involvement with Habitat for Humanity, as well as his special undertakings for the US government, have earned him more respect than he had in office. Given the state of the Executive branch of our government today, I wonder if he would consider running again.