From Herbert Hoover to Bill Clinton and from FDR to George W. Bush, our modern presidents all have there own libraries whose mission is to preserve the historic record of their administrations. But along with the books, papers, photos and films there are some strange things in our presidential libraries.
Important research collections are rounded out by items like “I Like Ike” nylons, LBJ’s retractable tooth pick; Bill Clinton’s Elvis wall clock and Nixon shower heads. If you don’t believe us, check out this NBC News video.
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.