About Us

Library


The Eisenhower Presidential Library is a world-class research facility that caters to scholars and history enthusiasts from around the world. Located in Eisenhower's hometown of Abilene, Kansas, the vast holdings of the Library consist of approximately:

     • 26 million pages of historical records and papers
     • 335,000 photographs
     • 768,000 feet of original motion picture film
     • 70,000 artifacts

In addition, the Eisenhower Museum and Boyhood Home allow visitors to explore Ike's boyhood years growing up in America's heartland, his years as military leader, and his presidency.

Please use the links at the top of the page for information on Ike, conducting research, and visiting in person.

The Eisenhower Presidential Library is one of 13 Presidential Libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. They preserve the documents and artifacts of our Presidents, providing insight into the times in which these Presidents lived and served the nation through archives, museums, and special programs.


About the Eisenhower Foundation

The mission of the Eisenhower Foundation is to honor and champion the relevance today of the life and leadership of Dwight D. Eisenhower through compelling programs and events that celebrate his legacy.  His vision of peace, prosperity and justice in the world offers this generation a timely and relevant example for character leadership.

The Eisenhower Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1945, following the Allied victory in Europe, to honor World War II veterans and General Dwight D. Eisenhower. 

The Foundation provides private support for the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home located on a 22-acre campus in Ike's hometown of Abilene, Kansas. While the federal government, through the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), supports the overall administration of the facility, the Eisenhower Foundation provides funding to support the exhibits, programs, and events.