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President Joe Biden to Announce New McCain National Library at ASU

Today, President Biden will announce new federal funding for a national library to honor and remember Senator John McCain

TEMPE, Ariz.The McCain Institute at Arizona State University (ASU) is proud to announce the creation of a John S. McCain III National Library on the campus of ASU in Tempe, Arizona. The announcement will be formally made by President Joe Biden in Tempe later today.

Thanks to investment by the Biden administration, the State of Arizona, and Arizona State University, the McCain National Library will serve as a gathering spot for those in the Tempe community and visitors to discuss leadership, democracy, and national security. It will also serve as the official Arizona home of the McCain Institute and provide education, work, and health monitoring programs to underserved communities. In addition, the library will host decades worth of Senator McCain’s papers and materials from his long career as a public servant.

“John McCain is a national hero, an Arizona icon, and an inspiration to Americans from all walks of life for his robust defense of democracy, his patriotism and love of country, and his commitment to service,” said McCain Institute Executive Director Evelyn Farkas. “It is fitting to honor a statesman of Senator McCain’s caliber with this federally funded library. The McCain Library will be an outstanding resource for the McCain Institute, Arizona State University and the wider-Tempe community. We are proud to be a part of this effort.”

“We are looking forward to continuing the McCain family’s strong partnership with ASU, and their world-class students, faculty, and leadership, to serve all communities within the state of Arizona,” said McCain Institute Board of Trustees member Jack McCain. “There is no better partner in this endeavor, than Dr. Michael Crow, who has pioneered many educational programs targeting the underserved communities by breaking down barriers to access and facilitating connection to educational opportunities for people of all ages.”

The McCain Institute thanks President Biden, Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs, and former Governor Doug Ducey, ASU President Dr. Michael Crow and the many individuals and organizations who helped make this library a reality.

Publish Date
September 28, 2023