Located on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum serves as a resource for the study of the life and career of George W. Bush, while also promoting a better understanding of the Presidency, American history, and important issues of public policy.
Housed inside the Bush Center, the Library features a 20-foot-tall, 360-degree high-definition video wall; a full-size replica of White House Oval Office; and the original White House Situation Room, now the setting for a unique, interactive educational experience for students. Among the 43,000 artifacts held at the Library, the “Nation Under Attack” exhibit displays steel from the World Trade Center that visitors may touch, the bullhorn President Bush used to address the crowd at Ground Zero, and letters he received in the days following the attacks. Almost 70 million pages of textual materials, more than 1,200 cubic feet of audiovisual materials, just over 3.8 million photographs, 227 cubic feet of photo negatives, approximately 80 terabytes of electronic records, and about 200 million email messages are also housed at the Library.
The Library and Museum is the 13th Presidential Library administered by the National Archives and Records Administration, a U.S. Federal agency.
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Contact the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and the National Archives. Find out how to write President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush.
The Library and Museum is housed inside the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Located on the campus of SMU, the Presidential Center is a state-of-the-art facility located prominently on a 23-acre site.
Presidential records created or received by the White House during the Administration of President George W. Bush are subject to the 1978 Presidential Records Act as well as the Freedom of Information Act. Learn more about the federal laws and regulations that govern the National Archives.
Learn more about the history of the Presidential Libraries and how they are administered by the National Archives.
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum’s enjoys valuable partnerships with the National Archives and other Presidential Libraries, Southern Methodist University, the George W. Bush Foundation, and the George W. Bush Institute.