ERIC Number: ED344603
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug-29
Reference Count: N/A
Education and Outreach Programs at the Reagan Library.
Cumming, Gregory G.
This exploration of the need and potential for education and outreach programs at the Reagan Library begins by examining factors that make the Reagan library unique, i.e., its proximity to Los Angeles and a small town setting, closeness to the Nixon Library and birthplace, and Ronald Reagan's popularity. It is noted that, since the Reagan Library is the first Presidential Library to have its records administered under the Presidential Library to have (PRA), a tremendous amount of initial time and effort will be focused on the mechanics of document review; it is also noted that the Reagan Library will house the largest collection of presidential papers. It is suggested that the creation of brochures describing the Reagan Library would be an effective means of promoting the outreach programs. Some educational and outreach programs are proposed, including the establishment of a docent program similar to those at other presidential libraries, and the process of becoming a docent, docent training, creating a Reagan Library docent program, and recruiting docents is explained. The paper also describes activities and educational and outreach programs developed at other presidential libraries, and suggests programs designed to reach young school children as well as high school and college students. (22 references) (MAB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A