Institutional Identity and the Problem of the Presidential Library

From a blog associated with Sojourner, a thoughtful forum for progressive Christians.  Jumfer reflects on the package, but draws no distinction between the library and institute.

Institutional Identity and the Problem of the Presidential Library
Tim Kumfer
Always New Depths
January 30, 2007

By now you’ve probably heard of the debate ensuing down there in Dallas. Southern Methodist University is the proposed site for the George W. Bush Presidential Library. The site would host a museum, the administration’s archives, and a public policy institute. The initial announcement in the fall garnered protest from faculty members, students, alumni, and United Methodist clergy and church members. The University is moving forward with its negotiations with the President’s site selection committee, and it is expected to formally accept soon. The question raised here is, should SMU accept, and why?

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