The release comes as the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene marks the 40th anniversary of Ike's death on March 28, 1969.
The last diary entry was made in January 1969. Eisenhower started the diary in 1966 to jot down notes about his health to answer doctor's questions. Medical issues dominate the diaries, but he also wrote about issues of the day, including the economy, civil rights and the Vietnam War.
The library also is expanding its archival and museum collections with the acquisition of some 800,000 pages of documents, 7,200 photographs and 4,000 museum artifacts.
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