ONLINE EXHIBITS

Online exhibits highlight digitized material to explore topics related to the Clinton Administration. Some of the online exhibits provide a more in depth look at subjects presented in the permanent exhibits, while others are a continuation of popular temporary exhibits or explore completely new topics.

Online exhibits are located on the Clinton Digital Library. The Clinton Digital Library is a virtual research room and digital repository that provides free and open access to the digitized collections of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library & Museum. 

 

President Clinton delivers remarks to the North End community at the Artist Collective in Hartford, Connecticut.

 

 

Economic Inclusion in the Clinton Administration

This exhibit focuses on the Clinton administration’s efforts to help all Americans benefit from economic prosperity. It outlines President Clinton’s work with the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, empowerment zones, enterprise communities, and New Markets initiatives, and also serves as an opportunity to research economic policies in both the Clinton Presidential Archives and the archival collections of Governor Clinton.

 

President Clinton signs Proclamation 6920 at Grand Canyon National Park

 

White House, Green Building 

This exhibit highlights digitized documents and photographs that reflect President Clinton’s commitment to the environment. The exhibit addresses the Greening of the Federal Government, investing in renewable energy, protecting natural resources, and the Kyoto Protocol. President Clinton continued in his commitment to the environment after his Presidency by building the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, which has received the highest "green building" rating. This exhibit was displayed in the Presidential Library from September 8, 2018 to March 24, 2019.

 

The Little Rock Nine present at Little Rock Central High School for the 40th Anniversary of Desegregation of the school.

 

Commemorating Courage: 40th Anniversary of Desegregation of Central High 

This online exhibit revisits the 1957 Central High crisis in Little Rock, Arkansas. Select quotes of President Clinton’s speech at the 40th Anniversary Commemoration are highlighted, along with an examination of the speechwriting process for crafting the remarks. The exhibit includes documents and images from the archives at the Clinton Library, and also provides links to additional historical material maintained by other institutions.

 

President Clinton shaking hands with a crowd at Londonderry, Northern Ireland

 

“Days Like This”: President Clinton’s Public Diplomacy in Northern Ireland 

Public diplomacy is communicating directly with foreign citizens in order to influence popular opinion in other countries. This Digital Library Exhibit revisits President Clinton’s most visible act of public diplomacy on behalf of peace in Northern Ireland:  his excursion to celebrate the beginning of the Christmas holiday season in Belfast and Londonderry on November 30, 1995. Northern Irish musician and activist, Van Morrison, performed his Northern Ireland peace anthem "Days Like This" at the Belfast Christmas Tree Lighting in celebration of President Clinton's visit.

 

President Clinton participates in a roundatable discussion at Eastgate Elementary school on reforming America's schools

 

Education Reform – Invest More, Demand More 

This exhibit contains digitized items that highlight the Clinton administration’s commitment to Education Reform through increasing investments and raising standards. This exhibit focuses on President Clinton’s efforts to reform education in the State of Arkansas, the Goals 2000: Educate America Act and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). This exhibit provides access to more than 1,000 digitized files related to Education Reform.

 

President Clinton plays saxophone with others

 

The Rock and Roll Beat: Musicians and White House Related Events 

This exhibit contains photos and documents from the Clinton Digital Library highlighting some of the most popular musical artists of the 20th Century. Featured artists include Fleetwood Mac, U2, Aretha Franklin, Bruce Springsteen, and David Bowie. Growing up, President Clinton loved music, especially Rock and Roll of the '50's and '60's. As President, he once stated that "one of the nice things about being President was that nearly anyone would come perform for him." President Clinton delighted in meeting and getting to know the talented musicians of his generation.