Black lacquered box from Seoul, Korea

[LBJ Library photo by Ruth Goerger]

This week's artifact is a black lacquered box (1970.23.398) with raised mother-of-pearl peacocks and abalone shell tail feathers. This beautiful piece of craftsmanship was a gift to Lady Bird from the Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea. The Ewha Womans University is the world’s largest female educational institute.

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The Lady Bird Johnson Scholarship, named for the First Lady who officially dedicated Columbia State Community College in 1967, is awarded to two deserving students every year. Lady Bird declared Columbia State to be the “new beat and rhythm of our land” and said that “when a community college rises from a once empty field, the country expands not outward, but upward… I am honored to dedicate this college—dedicate it forever to the service of the people and the progress of our nation.”

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