The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
Shortly after taking office as President, Jimmy Carter expressed interest in building a Presidential Library “someplace in Georgia.” The National Archives and Records Administration was invited to establish an office in the Old Executive Building to be staffed by archivists who could advise the White House staff on the preservation and arrangement of the twenty-seven million pages and other historical materials from the Carter presidency, prior to their movement to Georgia. As Carter’s presidency came to a close, a location search began for the Carter Library. After surveying a number of potential areas, today’s thirty-acre location was selected. The land, originally acquired to build an interstate highway, was owned by the state of Georgia. Ironically, the interstate plan was halted by then-Governor Carter.
The Library is open for research Monday through Friday, except federal holidays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Research assistance can often be provided by telephone, mail, email, and the website. Materials are available to any adult for scholarly investigation. Please consult our Policies & Procedures for research by individuals under the age of 18.
441 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia, 30307-1498