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There’s always something going on at the library, from upcoming events that highlight LBJ’s current impact to immersive exhibitions that tell his story.
The LBJ Foundation
Established in 1969 by President and Mrs. Johnson, the LBJ Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports the LBJ Presidential Library and the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.
The LBJ Presidential Library, operated under the auspices of the National Archives and Records Administration, maintains the archive of President Johnson’s administration and political career, promoting his legacy while providing, in his words, “a springboard for the future” through public programming aimed at addressing current issues. The Foundation provides support for the Library by enhancing educational outreach and museum exhibits, administering grants for researchers and scholars, and directing public programming.
The LBJ School of Public Affairs embodies President Johnson’s living legacy by nurturing leaders and public servants in the hopes that they will pursue what he called “the oldest most basic mission of our country: to right wrong; to do justice; to serve man.” The Foundation provides financial support for the school to excel in its education offerings for graduate students in public policy and government affairs, community outreach, and global initiatives.
These three institutions, all bearing our thirty-sixth President’s name, work to preserve his consequential legacy while pursuing his hopeful vision for the future.
What you can find at LBJ Library
The Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library holds a vast collection of historical documents, totaling over 45 million pages. In addition to this, we have an extensive audiovisual archive, featuring 650,000 photos, 12,000 hours of audio recordings, 2,000 oral history interviews, and 7,500 motion picture film and video recordings.
Of course, the papers of Lyndon B. Johnson himself form the core of our holdings. These include his White House files from his presidency (1963-1969), as well as papers from his time serving as a congressman (1937-1949), senator (1949-1961), and vice president (1961-1963). However, the papers of hundreds of other individuals are also preserved here, including those of family members, friends, associates, and members of his presidential administration.
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