FROM OUR COLLECTION

The museum collection at the Clinton Presidential Library includes over 100,000 three-dimensional objects and works of art. The collection consists of gifts to President Clinton and his family, including those presented to President Clinton by foreign heads of state and gifts he received from regular citizens in the United States and around the world. It also includes objects collected by the museum since President Clinton left office, including those related to his life and presidency and items from his campaigns for president.

The archives at the Clinton Presidential Library includes approximately 78 million pages of official records, 20 million emails, 2.6 million photographs, 12,400 videotapes, and over 5,900 audio recordings documenting the life and career of the 42nd president of the United States.

Due to exhibit size limitations, many of these objects and documents will never be on display. Some of these treasures are highlighted below. We will periodically rotate the selection in order to share more of the collection with the public.

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- Hand carved sculpture of Uncle Sam carrying an American Flag with thirteen stars. Gift to President Clinton during his trip to Chillicothe, Ohio on February 19, 1993.

 

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- Matryoshka dolls (Russian nesting dolls) of five US Presidents. From left to right: President Clinton (42nd), President HW Bush (41st), President Reagan (40th), President Carter (39th), and President Washington (1st). Gift to the Clinton Family.

 

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- "The Oval Office" - a framed painting featuring Socks the cat, wearing a tie and seated at a desk. Gift to Chelsea Clinton in 1993.

 

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- Football jersey with "Clinton 42" on the back. Gift from the original Titans football players to President Clinton at the movie premier of Remember the Titans on September 26, 2000.

 

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- Memoranda of Conversation (Memcons) between President Bill Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin October 23, 1995 Hyde Park New York / (MDR 2014-0948-M)

 

 

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Mr Rogers

- Letter From Mr. Fred Rogers to President and Mrs. Clinton April 22, 1995

 

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Mandela State Dinner Menu

- State Dinner Menu honoring South African President Nelson Mandela October 4, 1994

 

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- Drawing by student Justin Walker of President Clinton and Socks the Cat

 

 

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- Sports Illustrated magazine featuring William J. Clinton wearing a University of Arkansas basketball tracksuit on the cover.  Issued March 21, 1994

 

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- "A New America - President Bill Clinton" - an acrylic collage depicting President Clinton wearing sunglasses & playing a saxophone.  Gift to the President in November 1992.

 

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- 100 piece jigsaw puzzle depicting the President and First Lady in a version of the American Gothic painting. Gift to the President and First Lady.

 

 

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- Matted and framed color print of President Clinton and Vice President Al Gore waving in front of the gate of the Old State House in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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