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Presidential libraries as performance : curating American character from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush

Author: Jodi Kanter
Publisher: Carbondale, IL : Southern Illinois University Press, [2016] ©2016
Series: Theater in the Americas.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jodi Kanter
ISBN: 9780809335213 0809335212
OCLC Number: 954481491
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: The presidential libraries at a glance --
Introduction: Locating American character at the presidential libraries --
Museum funding, visitor participation and presidential character --
Character in play: Performance authority at the presidential library --
Interlude: Senator Richard Russell reflects on the many characters of Lyndon Johnson --
Character in motion: Visitor performance --
Individualism and American character --
Character forever: Yearning for immortality --
Interlude: A legacy in song --
Graham Jackson brings Roosevelt home --
Utopian character: The role of the imaginary --
Interlude: Origins on display --
Gerald Ford encounters his father --
Disruption, inspiration, and the American community --
Character interrupted: efficiency and disruption --
Interlude: Ivaniz Silva remembers saying goodbye to the Bushes --
Performing the American community --
Coda: Character 2.0 --
Reinventing the presidential library.
Series Title: Theater in the Americas.
Other Titles: Curating American character from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush
Responsibility: Jodi Kanter.

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