Q:is this blog officially affiliated with the US government?
Yes, we’re all “govies” over here. Our Presidents is the Tumblr blog of the Presidential Libraries, and we are part of the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.
Before 1978, records created by a President and his staff while in office were considered his personal property. The Presidential Records Act of 1978 changed this practice and now an administration’s records are transferred to The National Archives after a President leaves office. Contemporary Presidential records are the property of the United States Government. We could go on (and on) about ourselves, and if you are interested in the legislation and history of Presidential Libraries, we invite you to learn more.
Suffice to say, we’re up to 13 Presidential Libraries and Museums across the country, all administered by the Federal Government. Come visit us!