Bush Library Raises $100 Million in 100 Days

06/04/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Michael Weisskopf and Michael Duffy / Washington Monday, May. 04, 2009 TIME

Longtime financial backers of the 43rd president have raised more than $100 million for a presidential library at Southern Methodist University in Dallas that will house his official papers, sources close to Bush told TIME. Much of the money was collected in the 100 days or so since Bush left the White House, a pace much faster than that of his recent predecessors. At least so far, none of it has come from overseas, the sources said.

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