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Citing Executive Order, Archivists Urge SMU to Reject Presidential Library

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Archivists and historians are urging Southern Methodist University to reject the Bush presidential library unless the White House reverses an executive order that gives former presidents and their heirs the authority to keep White House papers secret forever. “If the Bush folks are going to play games with the records, no self-respecting academic institution should cooperate,” said Steven Aftergood, director of the Project on Government Secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists. (2/5/07)