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Tuesday, October 1 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Presenting the United States presidents

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In this panel presentation, Audiovisual Archivists Sarah Cunningham and Laurie Austin will discuss their work at U.S. Presidential Libraries for Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson. They will examine changes in how American presidents were documented in sound, film, and video tape over the course of the 20th century. Using examples from their collections, they will illustrate themes that permeated through the presidencies of the three men who held office between 1945 and 1969. Some discussion will also center on how private presidential foundations support the work of their respective libraries and how the libraries fit into the larger National Archives and Records Administration agency.

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Laurie Austin

Audiovisual Archivist, Harry S. Truman Library
Laurie Austin is the Audiovisual Archivist for the Harry S. Truman Library. She has a BA in History from the College of William and Mary and an MA in History/Public History from Northeastern University. Her career in the Presidential Libraries system started at the John F. Kennedy... Read More →

Tuesday October 1, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm BST
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