TITLE: First Daughters: Letters Between U.S. Presidents and Their Daughters
SPEAKER: Gerard Gawalt
EVENT DATE: 10/27/2004
RUNNING TIME: 67 minutes
Gerard W. Gawalt of the Library's Manuscript Division and his daughter Ann G. Gawalt discussed their new book "First Daughters: Letters Between U.S. Presidents and Their Daughters" in a program sponsored by the Center for the Book.
"This compelling anthology draws on the Library's vast collections of presidential papers, as well as those of other presidential libraries and private libraries, to open a unique window into the special familiar relationships of our first families," said Librarian of Congress James H. Billington. The latest in a long list of Library of Congress publications from the personal papers of America's presidents (the Library of Congress holds the papers of 23 American presidents from George Washington to Calvin Coolidge), "First Daughters" includes many letters being published for the first time as well as photographs and original artwork.
Speaker Biography: Gerard Gawalt is a historian and curator of presidential papers in the Library's Manuscript Division. His books include "The Declaration of Independence: The Evolution of the Text" (1999), "Thomas Jefferson: Genius of Liberty" (2000) and "My Dear President: Letters Between U.S. Presidents and Their Wives??? (2005).
SERIES: Books & Beyond