Friday, January 28, 2005

Stamp to Honor Presidential Libraries

(Associated Press)

The nation's 12 presidential libraries will be honored on a postage stamp to be issued next summer, the Postal Service said Friday. First day of issue ceremonies will be held at the various libraries and at President Ford's separate museum on Aug. 4, the 50th anniversary of the Presidential Libraries Act.

The stamp will show the seal of the presidency against a cream-colored background.
"Presidential Libraries, as democratic institutions, are critical to an open society in that they allow Americans access to papers and other materials not available thorough traditional libraries," said Postmaster General John E. Potter.

Ceremonies will be Aug. 4 at:
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, College Station, TX
Jimmy Carter Library & Museum, Atlanta, GA
William J. Clinton Presidential Center, Little Rock, AR
Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum, Abilene, KS
Gerald R. Ford Library, Ann Arbor, MI
Gerald R. Ford Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum, West Branch, IA
Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, Austin, TX
John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, Boston, MA
Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace, Yorba Linda, CA
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Simi Valley, CA
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park, NY
Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, Independence, MO