Like the other Presidential Libraries, the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is also a research institution. The George H.W. Bush Library and Museum's textual and audiovisual archives and museum collections document the life and times of George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States. The Research Room is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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The George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is administered by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and is located on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. The Bush Library and Museum's archives holds more than 40 million pages of official records and personal papers documenting the life of George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States.
The presidential records of George Bush (1989-1993) comprise the core of the archival holdings. The library also contains the vice presidential records of both George Bush (1981-1989) and Dan Quayle (1989-1993) as well as donated historical materials that document George Bush's private and public career.
In addition to these textual records, the Bush Library has an extensive audiovisual collection containing more than two million photographs and 10,000 videotapes.
These materials are preserved and made available for research and museum exhibitions. Together, they document the life and career of George Bush and form an important historical record of the critical years in the late 20th century. For more information about our archives or museum collections, or how to conduct research at the Bush Library and Museum, visit our Archives and Research site.