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Jimmy Carter: A Resource Guide

President Jimmy Carter during Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's visit to the White House
President Jimmy Carter during Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's visit to the White House, Washington, D.C.
Trikosko, Marion S., photographer.
April 5, 1977.
Prints & Photographs Division.
Reproduction Number:
LC-DIG-ppmsca-09774

Digital Collections

Finding Our Place in the Cosmos: From Galileo to Sagan and Beyond

In 1977 Carl Sagan had the opportunity to brief President Jimmy Carter and Vice President Walter Mondale. A small note on Watergate Hotel stationary Sagan took with him to that meeting offers a glimpse of what he expressed to the president.

U.S. Presidential Inaugurations: "I Do Solemnly Swear..." A Resource Guide

This collection contains approximately 400 items relating to presidential inaugurations, including Carter's inauguration on January 20, 1977.

Vietnam-Era Prisoner-of-War/Missing-in-Action Database

This database of over 160,000 records is designed to assist researchers in accessing U.S. Government documents pertaining to U.S. unaccounted-for military personnel from the Vietnam conflict as of December 1991. There are thirteen items that reference Jimmy Carter in this database.

America's Library

Designed for elementary and middle school students, America's Library provides the following story related to Jimmy Carter:

Exhibitions

Herblock!

The Library of Congress celebrates Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Herb Block (1909–2001) with a look at his remarkable seventy-two-year career (1929–2001). Herblock! contains eighty-two original cartoon drawings, including three political cartoons related to Jimmy Carter's presidency.

Herblock's History: Political Cartoons from the Crash to the Millennium

Presents works by cartoonist Herb Block, who chronicled the nation’s political history and caricatured twelve American presidents from Herbert Hoover to Bill Clinton. Political cartoons related to Jimmy Carter and his administration can be found in the Presidents section and the One Nation, Indivisible section.

Hope for America: Performers, Politics and Pop Culture

The section of the exhibition Hope and the Presidents presents two letters written by Carter to Bob Hope.

Prints & Photographs

Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey

This collection contains surveys of more than 363,000 measured drawings, large-format photographs, and written histories for more than 35,000 historic structures and sites dating from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries, including eighteen items related to Jimmy Carter's home in Plains, Georgia.

Presidents of the United States Selected Images From the Collections of the Library of Congress

This guide presents portraits of U.S. presidents and first ladies, including images of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter.

Search the Library's collections of prints and photographs to find hundreds of images related to Jimmy Carter.

A selection of highlights includes:

Recorded Sound Research Center

Food for Thought: Presidents, Prime Ministers, and other National Press Club Luncheon Speakers, 1954-1989

Since 1932, the National Press Club has hosted luncheon gatherings that have allowed presidents, visiting world leaders, and other leading personages to address the press and answer questions about pressing current affairs. In 1969, the Press Club donated to the Library of Congress audiotapes of talks they had been recording since 1952, a collection that has grown to nearly 2,000 recordings. The Library has made available online talks by some of its most important luncheon speakers, including eight U.S. presidents.

  • Jimmy Carter, October 14, 1980 - Three weeks before Election Day, President Jimmy Carter outlined a new “economic revitalization program” in a speech delivered at the National Press Club.

Today in History

September 7, 1977

President Jimmy Carter and Panamanian Chief of Government Omar Torrijos signed the Panama Canal Treaty and Neutrality Treaty on September 7, 1977. Also known as the Carter-Torrijos Treaty, this agreement relinquished American control over the canal and transferred authority to the Panama Canal Authority on December 31, 1999.

December 17, 1979

On December 17, 1979, President Jimmy Carter walked to Lafayette Square from the White House to participate in the first National Menorah Lighting, in celebration of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. Initiated that year by the Washington, D.C. office of the Jewish organization Chabad-Lubavitch, the National Menorah Lighting has since become an annual event.

Web Guides

Presidents as Poets: Poetry Written by United States Presidents

This guide explores the poetic endeavors of U.S. presidents, including Jimmy Carter.

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