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Abilene, Kan. - Join our virtual Lunch & Learn scheduled for Thursday, August 25 at noon central time. Eisenhower Presidential Library's former deputy director, Tim Rives, is our guest speaker.

Continuing with this year's theme "The Making of a Leader," Rives will look at the alleged role of luck or providence in Eisenhower's career, with a special emphasis on the fate of Ike and the other young men who took the service academy examination with him in 1910.

Rives is currently the deputy director for archival operations for the National Archives and Records Administration in Kansas City, MO. He is the former deputy director and supervisory archivist of the Eisenhower Presidential Library, an army veteran and Kansan. He is a graduate of Wichita State University and Emporia State University. His articles have appeared in the Journal of Military History, the Baseball Research Journal and Prologue, among others. His work has been translated into Turkish


The 2022 Lunch & Learn series is made possible courtesy of the Eisenhower Foundation with generous support from the Jeffcoat Memorial Foundation.

About the Eisenhower Presidential Library

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum is one of 15 Presidential Libraries operated by the National Archives and Records Administration. Presidential Libraries promote understanding of the presidency and the American experience. They preserve and provide access to historical materials, support research, and create interactive programs and exhibits that educate and inspire. Public programs and exhibits at the Eisenhower Presidential Library are made possible in part through the generous support of the Eisenhower Foundation. To learn more, visit