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Honor, not sainthood : interpreting scandals and personal flaws in presidential homes, museums and libraries.

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dc.contributor.advisor Hafertepe, Kenneth, 1955-
dc.contributor.author Gray, Troy.
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. Dept. of Museum Studies. en
dc.date.copyright 2009-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/5315
dc.description.abstract The inauguration of President Barack Obama as President of the United States underscored the reality of the different kinds of men who occupied the Oval Office. In many cases, these men have been put on a high pedestal by staff who operate the homes, museums and libraries which tell the story of the presidents. Sometimes the stories that are told at these places have left out personal struggles caused by scandals and personal flaws that were experienced by the presidents. This thesis looks at the question of how a president can be honored while his scandals and flaws are still revealed. How the different kinds of scandals and personal flaws that were experienced by individual presidents are interpreted by different types of establishments will be examined. Some suggestions are offered at the end to assist museums in telling these so that visitors can find emotional connections to presidents. en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission. en
dc.subject Presidents -- Museums --- United States. en
dc.subject Presidents -- Homes and haunts --- United States. en
dc.subject Presidential libraries --- United States. en
dc.subject Scandals --- United States. en
dc.subject Tour guides (Persons) -- Training of. en
dc.subject Museum docents -- Training of. en
dc.subject Historic sites -- Interpretive programs. en
dc.title Honor, not sainthood : interpreting scandals and personal flaws in presidential homes, museums and libraries. en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.degree M.A. en
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en
dc.contributor.department Museum Studies. en


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