Jimmy Carter Library and Museum is located in Atlanta, Georgia. Jimmy Carter’s Library collection includes Jimmy Carter’s official documents during his presidency and Carter’s family life. The library have special items, such as Carter’s Nobel Peace Prize, Resolute Desk Copy and replica of the Oval Office. The Library is built in approximately 69,000 square feet and more than 15,000 square feet includes exhibition space and 19,000 square feet includes collection storage space. Jimmy Carter Library and Museum have a whopping 27 million pages of archive from his administration. Jimmy Carter Library and Museum have also launched an online digital library, which includes more than 89,000 pages of text records form the Office of Staff Secretary. The digital library can be accessed through The Carter Chronicle.
Jimmy Carter Library and Museum includes parts that are owned by the federal government and are administered by the federal government as well. The Library is mainly administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. Just like other Presidential Libraries, Jimmy Carter Library and Museum is part of the Presidential Library system. Although, private parts of the Library consists of a non-profit human rights agency known as Carter Center.
As mentioned earlier, Jimmy Carter Library and Museum holds more than 27 million pages of archived documents ranging from foreign to domestic affairs at the time. The Library also holds material related to personal life of Jimmy Carter and his wife Mrs. Carter.
Jimmy Carter Library and Museum is located next to Freedom Parkway, formerly known as the “Presidential Parkway” during the early stages of development. The Library was built in Poncey-HIghland Atlanta neighborhood. The land was acquired by the Georgia DOT for building an interchange between two highways that were stopped by Carter while he was the governor of Georgia. Jimmy Carter Library construction began on October 2, 1984. It took two years to finish the construction work and the Library was opened to public on Jimmy Carter’s 62nd birthday on October 1, 1986. Jimmy Carter Library also had a renovation of $10 million in April 2009, which was finished on Jimmy Carter’s 85th birthday in October 2009.
Address: 441 Freedom Pkwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Construction started: October 2, 1984
Opened: October 1, 1986
Hours: Closed now · Hours
Phone: (404) 865-7100