Richard "Dick" Erickson is a Houston businessman and author of the idea for a Counter Clinton Museum in Little Rock, Arkansas and a Counter Clinton Library or Archive in Washington, DC. Erickson had hoped to create a museum with sixteen rooms fulls of multimedia displays before the Clinton Library dedication in 2004. Erickson called the presidential center a "lie-brary." He founded the nonprofit company Counterlibe to achieve this goal, but the museum - to be designed by Southwest Museum Services of Dallas - never opened.
Said Erickson in 2005, "I was very passionate about this, but also very naive as far as fundraising procedures go." In a letter to a supporter, former U.S. Representative Bob Barr of Georgia, Erickson wrote, "Nearly every dime raised has gone to professional fundraisers and lawyers. I cannot continue, in good conscience, to ask well-meaning people to donate to what they believe is a good cause, when the money will most likely be consumed in administrative and legal expenses."