In "Guess whose library is a snore" (Up Front, Sept. 12), BUSINESS WEEK reported that our esteemed cousins at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., attracted 2,300 visitors to that library's exciting high-tech trade show over the weekend of Aug. 26-28, while reporting that "the crowds were absent" from the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace.
In fact, more than 340,000 people have come to the museum so far this year to pay their respects to the President and his First Lady and to view our galleries and gardens. During the weekend in question, our library had 1,723 visitors, and--while we admittedly were short on virtual reality--we offered special exhibits on Presidential neckwear (as reported in BUSINESS WEEK), the 25th anniversary of the landing on the moon, and California Impressionist painting.
In short, Southern California has two dynamic Presidential centers, each distinctly reflective of the energy of a visionary President.
John H. Taylor
Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace
Yorba Linda, Calif.