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Oct. 24, 2021

1 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom, Coralville

Join us as three speakers examine and share stories of the presidential visits, including First Ladies, to the Hoover Presidential Library and Museum.

This event is free and a RSVP is requested. The panel discussion will take place at 1 p.m. and is expected to last up to 120 minutes. The panel includes Richard Norton Smith, Dwight Miller and Tim Walch.

Richard Norton Smith is a nationally acclaimed presidential historian and biographer.  He served as director of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum from 1988 to 1993 and then as director for the Eisenhower, Reagan and Ford libraries until 2001. He was also the founding director for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.  Author of six books, he is currently completing a biography of Gerald R. Ford.

Dwight Miller is a historian and archivist who began his career as assistant archivist, Manuscripts Division at the Library of Congress.  In 1964, he was selected by President Hoover to serve as senior archivist at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library.  Among his many achievements in processing and creating finding aids for the collections, Miller also was part of the team that edited the Presidential Papers series for Herbert Hoover (6 vols.) and served as editor for two other books.

Tim Walch began his career with the National Archives and Records Administration in 1979, holding various positions in Washington, DC until his appointment as assistant director of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum in 1988.  He replaced Richard Norton Smith as director in 1993 and served until his retirement in 2011.  Walch is author or editor of two dozen books, the most recent being Iowa Irish (2019).

The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Thomas Schwartz, Director of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum.

This is a free event but space is limited.

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