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UPDATE: We're sorry, but due to the coronavirus public health emergency, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is closed beginning August 9, 2021 until further notice. We will continue to respond to written requests for records at Please check the Library and Museum's website for updates on our operating hours and status.

As the official record keeper for the United States, the National Archives and Records Administration serves as administrator for records of the Federal Government.

The National Archives' Presidential Libraries and Museums are repositories for textual, electronic, and audiovisual Presidential records as well as domestic and foreign Presidential gifts. Created or received throughout the Bush Administration, the records at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum serve as a resource for the study of American history and government, the Presidency, and important issues of public policy.

Find more information about how to Plan a Research Visit. Browse Finding Aids, the archived White House Website, and Topic Guides. Learn how to submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. 

President George W. Bush reviews documents in the Oval Office

Planning a research visit to the Library? Find useful research information such as operating hours, directions, parking, helpful tips, copy fees, and how to contact the Library to schedule a research visit.

President Bush reviews troops with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Interested in specific topics? Topic guides combine resources from the Archives' digital records, museum collection, audiovisual collection, archived White House Website, and more.

National Archives Building

Need a little help? We have an array of resources. Learn more about the types of materials available to the public, how to access them, and more.


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    President George W. Bush embraces a firefighter as he speaks to the firefighter.
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    President George W. Bush delivers his Address to the Nation Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, from the Oval Office.
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    President George W. Bush shakes hands with construction workers rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina.
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     President George W. Bush speaks with Ari Fleischer, left, and Karl Rove aboard Air Force One.

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