Useful Web Resources

National Archives and Records Administration

This site includes links to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), including other Presidential libraries and regional archives.

American Presidency Project:

This site offers access to public papers of the Presidents, including speeches, messages, remarks, press conferences and other types of documents.

Miller Center:

Access nearly 5,000 hours of meetings and telephone conversations during the terms of six American Presidents.

This is a direct link to LBJ recordings, in a new page format, with listings grouped by date.    

Many of the LBJ Library Oral History transcripts—recollections of staff members, administration officials. politicians and friends of LBJ and Lady Bird Johnson—are available in PDF format at this site.

State Department:

Experts in the history of U.S. foreign policy and the Department of State make declassified and unclassified government records available online.

National Security Archive: 

The National Security Archive combines a unique range of functions: investigative journalism center, research institute on international affairs, library and archive of declassified U.S. documents online.

Presidential Timeline:

The Presidential timeline is an interactive web resource for exploring the U.S. Presidents from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush. It includes audio and video clips, photos, original documents, and curriculum materials for teachers.

National Archives Experience:

This site offers primary source documents from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) that can be used to create interactive educational activities.

Dolph Briscoe Center for American History:

The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History increases knowledge and fosters exploration of our nation's past.

The Handbook of Texas Online:

The Handbook of Texas Online is a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association.

Texas Almanac:

Texas Almanac is a reference book on resources, industries, commerce, history, government, population, and other subjects relating to the political, civic, and economic development of Texas.

U.S. Department of State

This site includes information on the history of the Department of State, biographic information about the Secretaries of State, and information about travels of U.S. Presidents, Secretaries of State, and visits by foreign leaders to the United States. (Foreign Relations of the United States)

The Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. Volumes for the Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford Administrations are available online at this site. 

The 34 volumes for the Johnson Administration include many key documents from the holdings of the LBJ Library as well as other archives. Here is a direct link to the Johnson Administration volumes:

CIA World Factbook:

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as flags of the world, physical and political maps of the world, and a Standard Time Zone map of the world.