SMU celebrates the fifth anniversary of the 乔治•布什(George W. 布什 Presidential Center. Located on a 23-acre site on the east side of campus, the 布什中心 houses the Presidential Library 和 Museum, which includes the presidential archives of the 布什 Administration as well as permanent 和 traveling exhibits, 和 乔治•布什(George W. 布什 Institute, an independent policy institute.

A world-changing academic partnership between SMU 和 布什中心 was launched with a history-making gathering on April 25, 2013. 乔治•布什(George W. 布什, the 43rd President of the United States, 和 former First Lady Laura 布什, 一个SMU女Alumni, were joined by then-President Barack Obama 和 former presidents Jimmy Carter, 乔治H.W. 布什 和 Bill Clinton, for the dedication of the first presidential center of the 21st century 和 first presidential library of the social media age.

The event drew more than 10,000 invited guests, including former British Prime Minister Tony Blair 和 other former heads of state. More than 500 members of the SMU community watched the simulcast in McFarlin Auditorium or at an outdoor viewing screen.

In his remarks, 布什 thanked SMU, noting that President R. Gerald Turner runs “a fantastic university.” He said SMU students are “awesome,” drawing cheers from students in the audience.

The opening of the 布什 Presidential Library 和 Museum followed on May 1, 2013. The 13th presidential library administered by the National Archives 和 Records Administration, it serves as a resource for the study of 布什’s life 和 career while promoting a deeper underst和ing of the presidency, American history 和 public policy.


More than 1 million visitors to the 布什中心 since it opened in 2013


43,000 artifacts housed in the presidential archives


More than 100 SMU students have served as 布什中心 interns


70 million pages of paper records

80 TB

80 terabytes of electronic information


13号你.S. presidential library


15-acre urban park on the 布什中心 grounds features walking trails, seasonal wildflowers 和 habitats for butterflies, birds 和 other wildlife


14,000-square-foot museum includes a full-size replica of the White House Oval Office


First presidential library to achieve LEED Platinum certification for new construction with its eco-friendly design, materials 和 systems