Truman presidential library director to speak Monday

Monday, April 05, 2004

Dr. Michael J. Devine, director of the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and president of the Truman Library Institute for National and International Affairs, will speak at the College Monday night.

His talk, at 7 p.m., will cover current issues facing the nation’s presidential libraries and the future of those libraries. The location of the talk will be in Mallon Hall of Old Main room 401.

While his local claim to fame is being the father of Brother Luke Devine, O.S.B., a member of Saint Martin's Abbey, Dr. Devine also is a past president of the National Council on Public History and former Illinois state historian. He has published widely on subjects from American foreign policy to the history of the American West. His tenure with the Truman Library and Institute, which began in September 2001, adds to his more than 25 years of experience in the management of historical museums and archives.

Prior to coming to the Truman Library, Dr. Devine was on the University of Wyoming faculty, where he taught courses in U.S. and diplomatic history and directed the University’s American Heritage Centers. He has been a Senior Fulbright lecturer to Argentina and to Korea and also was tapped to serve as Houghton Freeman Professor of American History at John Hopkins University-Nanjing University Graduate Center in Nanjing, China.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Devine for a return trip to campus.

For more information:
Martin Moore
president of the Donkey Democrat Club
360-412-6100