"...'It's not what you know, it's who you know.'...a one-minute lecture to any young person who may read these words: Always try to associate yourself with and learn as much as you can from those who know more than you do, who do better than you, who see more clearly than you. Don't be afraid to reach upward." At Ease: Stories I Tell to Friends by Dwight D. Eisenhower. "Apart from the rewards of friendship, the association might pay off at some unforeseen time - that is only an accidental by-product. The important thing is that the learning will make you a better person."
The years of 1890-1910 mark the two decades of Eisenhower’s formative years in shaping his personality, character and values and leading him down the path of life-long leadership. Abilene has a long and proud American history of contributing to the success of many who have gone on to become national and international figures. The Abilene of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s “growing up” years is recreated through this series of documents, photos, and first-hand accounts.
The Eisenhower Life Series is a curriculum series that traces the life and times of Dwight D. Eisenhower from 1890 until 1969. Each unit includes an engaging summary of an historical period, a fascinating review of Eisenhower’s life within the context of the times, and primary sources from the holdings of the Eisenhower Presidential Library. The series is published by The Eisenhower Foundation.
The manuscript collections and audiovisual archives contain many documents and photographs which may be useful to students working on historical papers, exhibit projects, media or dramatic performances. A good place to determine topics and resources available is the Library's Online Documents section. More information regarding the life and times of Dwight D. Eisenhower may be found through out the Eisenhower Presidential Library & Musuem web site.
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Getting to Know George was a weekly series leading to the opening of the Acts of Congress exhibit at the Eisenhower Presidential Library on April 23, 2013.
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