LBJ Library Partners with The University of Texas at Austin to Showcase Rare Items in New Exhibit

Apr 04, 2017

In a new exhibit, Deep in the Vaults of Texas: A Campus Collaboration, the LBJ Presidential Library partners with museums/archives at The University of Texas at Austin to showcase rare items from their collections.

When: Wednesday, April 5, (10 a.m.-noon)
Media preview of exhibit with LBJ Library Acting Curator Nikki Diller

Wednesday, April 5, (5:30 p.m.) Ribbon Cutting opens exhibit
Dr. Gregory L. Fenves, President, The University of Texas at Austin
Luci Baines Johnson

Saturday, April 8, (9 a.m.-5 p.m.), Public Open House
Free admission, souvenirs for all visitors
2 p.m. – Longhorn Singers perform, Great Hall

Exhibit dates: April 8 through Sept. 6, 2017

Where: LBJ Library, 2313 Red River St.

Media Contact: Anne Wheeler
[email protected]
(512) 721-0216

Visuals: Photos of exhibit artifacts available upon request.

(AUSTIN) – Ten museums and archives at The University of Texas at Austin, along with the LBJ Presidential Library, share some of their most compelling and rare artifacts in a new exhibit displayed at the LBJ Library. Where else could you see Tom Landry's hat?  Or Zelda Fitzgerald's ostrich feather fan? Or Santa Anna's memoir? Or what an architect in 1933 envisioned for the future of the university campus?

"The LBJ Library reached out to our neighbors on The University of Texas at Austin campus to help make this exhibit a reality," explained Nikki Diller, acting curator, LBJ Presidential Library. "Deep in the Vaults of Texas is a great introduction to the diversity of collections and resources available on the university campus."

Institutions at The University of Texas at Austin displaying artifacts:

  • Alexander Architectural Archives
  • Benson Latin American Collection
  • Blanton Museum of Art
  • Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
  • Fine Arts Library
  • H. J. Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports
  • Harry Ransom Center
  • John L. Warfield Center for African & African American Studies
  • Tarlton Law Library
  • Texas Archeological Research Laboratory
  • LBJ Presidential Library

 "The special collections of the university — including those of UT Libraries' distinctive collections like the Alexander Archives and the Benson Collection — are the rare and often unique resources that help to make the city and the university such an exceptional place to live and learn," said Vice Provost and Director of The University of Texas Libraries Lorraine Haricombe. "This exhibit provides a rare opportunity to bring together a selection of these extraordinary holdings for the benefit of visitors who may be unfamiliar with the trove of treasures that reside on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin."

Step inside Deep in the Vaults for a true Texas experience.