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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory:

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Lyndon B. Johnson Items, 1942-[1968?]



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973
Title: Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), Items
Dates: 1942-[1968?]
Abstract: Comprised of correspondence, books, literary efforts, photographs, printed material, a speech, and a genealogy, the Lyndon B. Johnson Items, 1942-[1968?], document Johnson’s political career and family.
Accession No.: 66-52; 66-84; 66-85; 66-189; 66-190; 90-275; 91-277; 92-62; 95-272; 2011-218
Extent: 1 1/4 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

The 36th President of the United States, Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973) was the eldest of five children born to Samuel Ealy and Rebekah Baines Johnson on a farm near Stonewall, Texas. Johnson graduated from Southwest Texas State Teachers College in San Marcos in 1928 and entered Democratic politics. In 1934, he met and married Claudia Alta “Lady Bird” Taylor, with whom he had two daughters. Johnson directed the National Youth Administration, before being elected to the U. S. House of Representatives in 1937 and Senate in 1948. After an unsuccessful run in the Democratic primary, Johnson became John F. Kennedy’s Vice President. Kennedy’s assassination in November 1963 necessitated Johnson’s inauguration as President. Projects of the Johnson presidency included the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Great Society Program as well as the escalation of the Vietnam War. In 1968, Johnson chose not to pursue another presidential term and retired to the Johnson Ranch in Texas.

Source:

Gould, Lewis L. “ Johnson, Lyndon Baines.” Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed January 26, 2011.

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Scope and Contents

Comprised of correspondence, books, literary efforts, photographs, printed material, a speech, and a genealogy, the Lyndon B. Johnson Items, 1942-[1968?], document Johnson’s political career and family. Papers from Johnson’s career in the U. S. Senate include a letter to a constituent (1949) asking for input on government spending and the text of guest column for Texas newspapers (1949) called “Economy Begins at Home.” Materials from Johnson’s presidency consist of books documenting his inauguration (1965) and the establishment of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Archival Depository (1965) and materials related to Texas Democratic organizations and the 1964 election, such as newsletters and mailers from the Dallas Democratic Party and the Texas Voters for Enforcing the Constitution. Photographs and prints depict Johnson alone and with his wife, Lady Bird, while videotapes of the PBS American Experience documentary “LBJ” give a comprehensive view of Johnson’s presidency. Correspondence from Johnson to Joel Nash of Austin and Geoffrey Needler of Denver include discussions on school desegregation, constitutional government, and Johnson lack of interest in running for president. Additionally, the collection includes a genealogy of the Johnson family in Texas, collected by the Blanco County Historical Association.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007.
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 -- Archives
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 -- Inauguration.
Johnson family
Subjects (Organizations)
Democratic Party (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century.
Democratic Party (U.S.) -- History -- 20th century.
Lyndon Baines Johnson Library
Subjects
United States. Higher Education Act of 1965
Legislators -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Politics, Practical -- Texas -- History -- 20th century.
Politics, Practical -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Places
Texas -- Politics and government -- 20th century
United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century

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Related Material

See also Claudia Taylor "Lady Bird" Johnson Collection

See also Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson Item

See also Johnson Presidential Library Items

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Separated Material

Some materials have been separated to the Artifact Collection and Broadsides Collection.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lyndon B. Johnson Items, 1942-[1968?], Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.

Processing Information

This collection processed by William H. Richter, 1966-1967.

Subsequent revisions made by Evan Usler, September 2011, and Maria Soscia, December 2011.

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory:

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3C62 Correspondence from Johnson to Joel Nash and Geoffrey Needler, April 18, 1956 and October 10, 1957
Johnson family genealogy, undated
Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Archival Depository, 1965
Inaugural, 1965
Senatorial papers, 1949
Wedding program for Lynda Bird Johnson and Charles Robb, The White House, 1967
Correspondence regarding proposed highway between Austin and Bastrop, 1942
Texas democratic organization election materials:
Newsletters and mailers, 1964
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2.325/K70c “LBJ Behind the Smile and Handshake,” Human Events, 1964
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3S181 Photographs:
Pictures of President and Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson
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3S133 Color halftone lithograph of portrait photograph of Lyndon Johnson, [1968?]
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3S119b Postcard of Lyndon B. Johnson portrait by Wayne Ingram, undated
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3W18a Videotapes:
“LBJ,” David Grubin Productions, Parts I and II
“LBJ,” David Grubin Productions, Parts III and IV

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