Bush Archives Now Open to Public

Library now taking Freedom of Information Act requests
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 20, 2014 1:56 AM CST
Letters written from around the world and sent to the White House offering thoughts and prayers after the 9/11 attacks are displayed in the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas.    (AP Photo/Benny Snyder, File)
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(Newser) – The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is set to begin accepting Freedom of Information Act requests for records from Bush's presidency. The Dallas library will start taking requests today, which marks five years from the end of Bush's presidency. Access to the records is governed by the Presidential Records Act, which says the records may be requested by the public five years after the administration ends. The library says all requests must be in a written format and must state that the request is being made under the Freedom of Information Act. The volume and complexity of the records means granting requests will take time, the library says. (Read more George W. Bush stories.)

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