Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Presidential Libraries Celebrated on Stamp Through Special Dedication Ceremonies at all Locations

Presidential Libraries Celebrated on Stamp Through Special Dedication Ceremonies at all Locations. I am very pleased to see the Presidential Libraries getting this recognition. I know some are skeptical of these libraries and see them as much as presidential ego as research facility, but as a librarian I have always liked them. Why shouldn't someone who has been the most powerful person in the world not have a research library dedicated to them?

From the site:

The U.S. Postal Service honored our Presidential Libraries with a commemorative postage stamp to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Presidential Libraries Act of 1955. The dedication ceremonies took place today at all of the nation's Presidential Libraries and Museums under the direction of the National Archives.

The Presidential Libraries stamp will be available at Post Offices and Philatelic Centers nationwide Fri., Aug. 5.

"The U.S. Postal Service is proud to conduct these First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremonies at all of the nation's Presidential Libraries and Museums. These are truly national treasures," said Postmaster General John E. Potter. "The new stamp will help honor the libraries' unique role in preserving and extending access to Presidential materials while recounting the lives and times of many of our nation's Presidents."

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