As of July 2015, two presidential libraries are located in California, three in Texas and one each in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Maryland, New York, Massachusetts, Georgia and Michigan. President Franklin Roosevelt was the first president to have a library established to preserve his papers and artifacts.
The two libraries in California are the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, located in Simi Valley, and one of the two libraries dedicated to Richard Nixon. The other of the two Nixon libraries is located in College Park, Maryland.
Texas is home to the presidential libraries of Lyndon B. Johnson, George Bush and George W. Bush. The Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library is on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin. The George Bush Presidential Library is in College Station on the campus of Texas A & M University. The George W. Bush Library is on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
President Clinton chose Little Rock Arkansas as the site for the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum. Another Southern president, Jimmy Carter, chose Atlanta, Georgia, to be the site of his library and museum.
The midwestern section of the United States is home to the Presidential Library and Museum of Dwight Eisenhower in Abilene, Kansas; Harry S. Truman in Independence, Missouri; Herbert Hoover in West Branch, Iowa; and Gerald R. Ford in Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The Northeast is home to two presidential libraries. The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is located in Hyde Park, New York. Its groundbreaking took place in 1939, and President Roosevelt dedicated the library in 1941. The library and museum dedicated to President John F. Kennedy is in Boston, Massachusetts.