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[AL] Presidential Materials On Display at UAB

A new exhibit opens today at noon at UAB, a very timely display during
this 2004 presidential election year.

"George Washington to George Bush, 1783-2002: Presidential and Vice
Presidential Material from UAB Historical Collections" will be on
display in the Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences until December
30th. The museum is located on the third floor of UAB's Lister Hill
Library of the Health Sciences at 1700 University Boulevard.

On display are over 60 items, correspondence from, photographs of,
books, invitations, and signed certificates, military appointments,
etc., covering 24 presidents, 7 vice presidents, 9 first ladies, and the
wives of three vice presidents. The oldest item on display is a 1783
letter from George Washington to his dentist in Philadelphia. The most
current is a photograph from President George W. Bush's visit to UAB in
July 2002. There are photos of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and of
all three of FDR's vice presidents; a book that was in Washington's
library at Mount Vernon, a pen used by President Truman to sign
legislation in 1949; a White House attaché case presented to a UAB
faculty member who participated in the 1965 White House Conference on
Health; a 1932 letter from NY Governor Franklin Roosevelt; the October
1865 pardon (for Civil War activities) signed by Andrew Johnson and
issued to a Selma physician; an 1896 invitation to receptions given by
Grover Cleveland; a letter of 1964 from Jackie Kennedy that is on her
personal mourning stationary; a letter of 1999 from Bill Clinton
commemorating the 50th anniversary of UAB's nursing school; a photograph
of Ronald and Nancy Reagan that has been signed by both; etc.

All items on display are housed in one of the three units of UAB
Historical Collections, either the UAB Archives, the Reynolds Historical
Library, or the Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences. Exhibit hours
are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am until 5:00 pm. For additional
information, please contact UAB Historical Collections (205.934.1896 or

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Tim L. Pennycuff, University Archivist
and Assistant Professor
Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
219 LHL
1530 3rd Avenue South
Birmingham AL 35294-0013
voice: 205.934.1896
fax: 205.975.5985

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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