The archives also include more than 200 million emails and more than 4 million photographs. There are also about 10,000 large photos that decorated the White House with current events.
The center includes a research room for those who want to look through archival materials and a recreation of the Situation Room, complete with wood-paneled walls taken from the White House room during a remodeling, which will be used as a classroom.
The classroom eventually will be equipped with technology to allow students to be linked through video with students visiting the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum in Simi Valley, Calif. The two groups would be focused on a crisis, such as the attempted assassination of Reagan, Lowe said.
The George W. Bush Presidential Library will be the 13th overseen by the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. The first was President Herbert Hoover's. Some earlier presidents have libraries that aren't part the National Archives' system, and other presidential records are kept at the Library of Congress.