Bring the Obama Presidential Library and Museum to Hyde Park

Bring the Obama Presidential Library and Museum to Hyde Park Bring the story of Obama's historic presidency to the place where his political career began!
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01/27/2015

Just a reminder that now that there is an official page for the South Side's bid, this page will no longer be updated. Please follow Obama Presidential Library South Side for the latest news!

The University of Chicago has launched its own page to help bring the Obama Presidential Library to the South Side, so I...
11/07/2014
Obama Presidential Library South Side

The University of Chicago has launched its own page to help bring the Obama Presidential Library to the South Side, so I pass on the torch to them! Thank you all for supporting the cause.

The Obama Presidential Center is coming home to Chicago's South Side.

09/15/2014
ABC 7 Chicago

The University of Chicago bid is officially a finalist. Look forward to hearing more about the progress of the bid process soon!

JUST IN: The University of Illinois, University of Chicago, Columbia University and University of Hawaii are finalists for the Obama Presidential Library.

Good news for the University of Chicago bid! The field narrows as the U.S. Steel and Michael Reese Hospital sites are el...
09/12/2014
Two South Side Bids for the Obama Library Get Axed

Good news for the University of Chicago bid! The field narrows as the U.S. Steel and Michael Reese Hospital sites are eliminated. Also noted is a report that a Hyde Park Obama Library could bring $220 million in revenue and nearly 2000 jobs to the neighborhood!

There's really no better place for the future Obama Presidential Library than the South Side of Chicago, however, two proposals for a South Side library have fallen short of...

This July 29 editorial in the Chicago Tribune makes a case for a Chicago decision--but the reasons are a little wishy-wa...
08/20/2013
Obama presidential library belongs in Chicago

This July 29 editorial in the Chicago Tribune makes a case for a Chicago decision--but the reasons are a little wishy-washy. This shouldn't be a competition between a "normal city" and a "tropical paradise". Chicago isn't just another city!

There is something about juxtaposing the words "president" and "library" that invites jocularity. At the recent dedication of his presidential library and museum in Dallas, George W. Bush joked that...

The Obama Presidential Library is the lead story in the Chicago Maroon this week! A good overview of the road so far, no...
04/16/2013
Multiple Chicago sites vie for Obama library

The Obama Presidential Library is the lead story in the Chicago Maroon this week! A good overview of the road so far, noting that the University of Chicago has a faculty committee in place to explore the possibility of hosting the Library.

UChicago remains a silent contender for the bid for Obama's presidential library as possibilities for its location grow more specific.

The campaigning started years ago, but here's a post from a local DC CBS affiliate about progress toward a Obama Preside...
03/16/2013
Honolulu, Chicago Already Campaigning To Build Obama Presidential Library - CBS DC

The campaigning started years ago, but here's a post from a local DC CBS affiliate about progress toward a Obama Presidential Library site decision. University of Chicago officials recently met with staff at the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas, but that's still behind the dozen libraries Hawaii officials have visited! Glad to see the U of C stepping up!

What do you think of the proposed Chicago sites mentioned in the article?

Where will President Barack Obama put his presidential library?

A more reputable source laying the rumors to rest. The article also suggests the old Michael Reese Hospital in Bronzevil...
02/04/2013
Ronald Reagan’s home will not be leveled for Obama library

A more reputable source laying the rumors to rest. The article also suggests the old Michael Reese Hospital in Bronzeville as a potential site; what do you think?

A viral story claiming that Obama's presidential library could sit on the site of Reagan's childhood home sparked outrage, but isn't true.

A lot of recent press makes some false associations between the demolition of an apartment building briefly inhabited by...
02/01/2013
Capitol Fax.com - Your Illinois News Radar » Anatomy of a bogus story

A lot of recent press makes some false associations between the demolition of an apartment building briefly inhabited by former President Ronald Reagan for a University of Chicago Medical Center expansion and the possibility of bringing the Barack Obama Presidential Library. Here's an article that breaks the speculation down pretty well. If you have any other questions, let us know and we'll do our best to find you articles that clarify the facts.

White House press secretary Jay Carney is responding to my story on Reagan’s Chicago home being bulldozed by the University of Chicago - which has been lobbying to be the site of Obama’s presidential library. I don’t believe Carney for a minute!

This is a strange first-person account with mysterious unnamed sources, but it points to progress toward a Presidential ...
12/04/2012
U. of C. quietly making push for Obama library - Chicago Sun-Times

This is a strange first-person account with mysterious unnamed sources, but it points to progress toward a Presidential Library in Hyde Park!

WASHINGTON — The University of Chicago is quietly stepping up its push to land President Barack Obama’s presidential library, I was told Saturday. Top U. of C. honchos are “trying to figure out how to encourage the president and first lady to make the University

11/10/2012

Congratulations to President Obama on his reelection! The President came back to Chicago for Election Day. With just four years left of his term, it might be time for the White House to start thinking about his presidential library!

More thoughts from UChicago professor Charles Lipson on the Obama Presidential Library, including more information about...
07/05/2012
U. of C. Prof. Charles Lipson on the Obama Library - Felsenthal Files - July 2012

More thoughts from UChicago professor Charles Lipson on the Obama Presidential Library, including more information about the committee appointed to explore the possibility of bring the library to the U of C.

As soon as I saw the Sun-Times’s headline last week, “U. of C. prof wants to shelve Obama library idea,” I knew the story was about Charles Lipson. In the article, by Abdon Pallasch, the political science professor objects to housing the Obama complex because...

06/26/2012
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A new Sun-Times article discusses professor Charles Lipson's disagreements with proposals to bring the Obama Presidentia...
06/26/2012
U. of C. prof wants to shelve Obama library idea - Chicago Sun-Times

A new Sun-Times article discusses professor Charles Lipson's disagreements with proposals to bring the Obama Presidential Library to Hyde Park. Like all presidential libraries, it would be an independent, federally maintained institution--would it still have a political influence on the University of Chicago?

A University of Chicago professor is raising red flags about the still-underground campaign to bring Barack Obama’s presidential library to the campus where Obama was a senior law lecturer. “I want to raise the alarm because I think a presidential museum will inevitably become our

The Chicago Maroon just published an article about the future Obama Presidential Library and Museum! What do you have to...
02/21/2012
An Obama library here? Aloha.

The Chicago Maroon just published an article about the future Obama Presidential Library and Museum! What do you have to say about the political concerns raised by Charles Lipson? Any solutions?

While everyone, from the White House to Robert Zimmer, says that talks are premature, the speculation cycle has been churning.

11/18/2010

Probably attending the Student Forum with President Zimmer to ask about the steps being taken toward the library bid process by the administration. What else should I say?

Almost a year ago, the University of Chicago expressed interest in the Obama Presidential Library. It was "premature" th...
11/15/2010
Obama Presidential Library: University Of Chicago Already Angling For It?

Almost a year ago, the University of Chicago expressed interest in the Obama Presidential Library. It was "premature" then, but the time is drawing near to prepare a more serious bid!

Less than a year into President Obama's first term, his former employer -- the University of Chicago -- is making it clear that it wants his presidential library when the time comes. Leaders of the elite South Side university have approached the Obama Administration several times to express interest

Yes, it's early. But it's never too early to voice our support! "Like" this page to keep up to say abreast on the newest...
11/15/2010
Universities vie for Obama's presidential library

Yes, it's early. But it's never too early to voice our support! "Like" this page to keep up to say abreast on the newest information about Hyde Park's bid for the Obama Presidential Library and Museum!

Officials with two universities that are interested in building Barack Obama's presidential library are already positioning themselves to win the Hawaii-born president's favor.

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