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  • Amos J Wright
    fyi..ajwright@uab.edu ... From: owner-sala-l@listserv.duc.auburn.edu Sent: Thursday, September 23, 2004 9:35 AM To: sala-l@mail.auburn.edu Subject:
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 23, 2004

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      From: owner-sala-l@...
      Sent: Thursday, September 23, 2004 9:35 AM
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      Subject: 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
      email: tpenny@...
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