President Woodrow Wilson had a distinguished career before he assumed the office of the President in 1912, and some may not know that he was also the only United States president to hold a PhD. Located in Staunton, Virginia, The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library serves as an excellent repository of primary and secondary historical documents related to his life as both an academic and as an elected official. Visitors will get a real sense of the man and his legacy just from the materials on the homepage, which include a "Facts & Photos" area where visitors can learn about his visionary ideals and his "surprising sense of humor." Moving on, there is copious information about visiting the museum and the library, but perhaps more importantly for online visitors, there is an "eLibrary" full of telling documents. Here, visitors can read some of his famous speeches, including his well-known "Peace Without Victory" address and his "Fourteen Points for Peace". Educators who might be interested in using materials at the library can take a look through the "Learn at the Library" area. Finally, the site also includes information about how interested parties can support the library's mission.


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