Browse Exhibits (12 total)

Learning to Serve, Serving to Learn: AmeriCorps During the Clinton Administration


This digital exhibit highlights artifacts, documents, photographs, and video from the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum relating to AmeriCorps and national service during the Clinton administration.

“Women’s rights are human rights, once and for all”: The First Lady’s International Rallying Cry from Beijing


This exhibit focuses on First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton’s keynote address to the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women, in Beijing, China, on September 5, 1995. The exhibit includes audiovisual materials and archival documents from the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, a part of the Presidential Library System of the National Archives and Records Administration.

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Commemorating Courage: 40th Anniversary of the Desegregation of Central High

This online exhibit revisits the 1957 Central High crisis in Little Rock, Arkansas. Select quotes of President Clinton’s speech at the 40th Anniversary Commemoration are highlighted, along with an examination of the speechwriting process for crafting the remarks. The exhibit includes documents and images from the archives at the Clinton Library, and also provides links to additional historical material maintained by other institutions.

President Clinton's Trip to Africa 1998


This exhibit looks into President Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton’s trip to Africa in March and April of 1998. The exhibit highlights museum artifacts, archived audiovisual materials, and historic documents from the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, a part of the Presidential Library System of the National Archives & Records Administration.

Laughter and Diplomacy: The 1995 Hyde Park Conference

This online exhibit tells the story behind the famous photographs of President Clinton and President Yeltsin laughing uncontrollably during the Hyde Park meeting press conference on October 23, 1995. Included are declassified documents from the President’s briefing book and memcons from the two scheduled meetings.  

President Clinton and the State of the Union


This online exhibit from the archives of the Clinton Presidential Library provides audiovisual materials, selected documents, and links to speechwriting collections on President Clinton’s State of the Union Addresses.

A Space for Diplomacy: The Clinton Administration's Relationship with NASA


This exhibit covers significant programs or events concerning the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) during President Clinton’s administration. The Clinton administration strongly supported policies and programs designed to cut costs, increase efficiency, spur scientific and technological advancement, and it implemented a series of space policies to address a broad range of civil, national security, and commercial activities.

Economic Inclusion in the Clinton Administration

This exhibit focuses on the Clinton administration’s efforts to help all Americans benefit from economic prosperity. It outlines President Clinton’s work with the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, empowerment zones, enterprise communities, and New Markets initiatives, and also serves as an opportunity to research economic policies in both the Clinton Presidential Archives and the archival collections of Governor Clinton.

White House Green Building


This exhibit highlights digitized documents and photographs that reflect the President Clinton’s commitment to the environment. The exhibit addresses the Greening of the Federal Government, investing in renewable energy, protecting natural resources, and the Kyoto Protocol. President Clinton continued in his commitment to the environment after his Presidency by building the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, which has received the highest "green building" rating. This exhibit was displayed in the Presidential Library from September 8, 2018 to March 24, 2019.

"Days Like This": President Clinton's Public Diplomacy in Northern Ireland

Public diplomacy is communicating directly with foreign citizens in order to influence popular opinion in other countries. This Digital Library Exhibit revisits President Clinton’s most visible act of public diplomacy on behalf of peace in Northern Ireland:  his excursion to celebrate the beginning of the Christmas holiday season in Belfast and Londonderry on November 30, 1995. Northern Irish musician and activist, Van Morrison, performed his Northern Ireland peace anthem "Days Like This" at the Belfast Christmas Tree Lighting in celebration of President Clinton's visit.

Education Reform - Invest More, Demand More

This exhibit contains digitized items that highlight the Administration’s commitment to Education Reform through increasing investments and raising standards. This exhibit focuses on President Clinton’s efforts to reform education in the State of Arkansas, the Goals 2000: Educate America Act and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). This exhibit provides access to more than 1,000 digitized files related to Education Reform.

Improving education was a cornerstone of the Clinton Administration. President Clinton helped raise expectations for all students and invested in proven strategies to elevate educational performance. The Clinton Administration supported states in developing rigorous standards, systems of assessment, and accountability.  While President Clinton invested more in schools, he also demanded more from these schools. This led to remarkable progress in key areas such as implementing standards and accountability, improving student performance, closing the achievement gap, expanding access to technology, and making higher education more affordable.

The Rock and Roll Beat: Musicians and White House Related Events

This exhibit contains photos and documents from the Clinton Digital Library highlighting some of the most popular musical artists of the 20th Century. Featured artists include Fleetwood Mac, U2, Aretha Franklin, Bruce Springsteen, and David Bowie. Growing up, President Clinton loved music, especially Rock and Roll of the '50's and '60's. As President, he once stated that "one of the nice things about being President was that nearly anyone would come perform for him." President Clinton delighted in meeting and getting to know the talented musicians of his generation.