Andrew Rudalevige, Bowdoin’s Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government, brought students from his American Presidency class to the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, where they spent time with the library’s director, Tom Putnam ’84. “He graciously met with us to give us a sense of his post-Bowdoin career, the National Archives system, and the joys and pressures of running a high-pressure public institution — especially in this 50th anniversary year of the Kennedy assassination,” says Rudalevige. The students also met with one of the library’s archivists to explore how presidency scholars conduct primary research, and toured the museum exhibits.
American Presidency Students Tour JFK Library, Meet Director Putnam ’84
December 11, 2013 By Leave a Comment