Smith, Fred

Frederick C. Smith, a career civil servant with the Department of Defense, talks about his project to visit all thirteen of the nation’s Presidential Libraries and Museums. He was inspired to do so after being diagnosed with lung cancer in 2008.  His journey began with visits to the twelve Library's managed by NARA (the National Archives and Records Administration), and finished with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum in Springfield in April, 2010.  He reflects on the unique aspects of each library & museum, and share his insights on these national treasures.​​