Swearing in of Lyndon Johnson as President on Air Force One.[LBJ Library photo #1A-1-WH63 by Cecil Stoughton]

The LBJ Presidential Library unveils new web site about November 22, 1963

Nov 08, 2013

On Tuesday, November 12, 2013, LBJ Library unveils new multimedia web site with historic photos, videos, audio, and documents.
More than 400 historical items to be available online.

What:
LBJ Library unveils new web site entitled "Tragedy and Transition."
transition.lbjlibrary.org

When:
9:00 a.m. CT - November 12, 2013 -Web site is available to public
10:00 a.m. CT - November 12, 2013 – Supervisory Archivist Claudia
Anderson is available to talk to news reporters

Where:
2313 Red River St.
Media Contact:  Anne Wheeler
awheeler@lbjfoundation.org
512 721-0216

AUSTIN, TX – This month marks the 50th anniversary of the day the nation lost President John F. Kennedy to an assassin’s bullet and Lyndon Johnson became this country’s 36th President. The LBJ Presidential Library has made archival materials available to the public on a web site, transition.lbjlibrary.org. The material may be downloaded.

For the first time, some archival items will be available to the public. These include video interviews with President and Mrs. Johnson’s daughters, Lynda Johnson Robb and Luci Baines Johnson.  In these interviews, Lynda and Luci reflect on that historic day in Dallas and their father’s transition to the presidency.

Much of the material on the web exhibit page has been available to the public and researchers for years. However, now the archival items documenting the month of November, including November 22, 1963, are in chronological order, and more items have been digitized and are available online.

“The materials now on the LBJ Presidential Library’s website are an important tool for researchers and the public who are interested in that tragic day and the immediate days that followed, ” said Mark K. Updegrove, Library Director.

Assets available in the web site include:

  • Video interviews with Lynda Johnson Robb and Luci Baines Johnson in which they share their personal perspectives of those days in November 1963
  • Contact sheets of photographs showing sequences of events in November 1963
  • Reading copies of speeches
  • Lady Bird Johnson’s audio recording made about November 22, 1963, describing the sounds, emotions, mood, and scenes in Dallas
  • Audio recording of Lyndon Johnson being sworn into office on Air Force One in Dallas
  • Audio recording of President Johnson telephoning Rose Kennedy to offer condolences, recorded onboard Air Force One
  • Manifest listing each person on Air Force One as it flew from Dallas to Washington, D. C.
  • Video of Lyndon Johnson at Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, D. C., addressing the nation for the first time as President.
  • Meeting notes
  • Video tour of the Library’s permanent exhibit on November 22, 1963
  • Telephone conversations from November 1963
  • President’s Daily Diary recorded during the month of November 1963
  • Video of a Library program entitled “Personal Perspectives of November 22, 1963,” in which Ben Barnes, Sid Davis, Julian Read, and Larry Temple shared their memories and experiences of that tragic day. Neal Spelce moderated the conversation. For details, go to http://www.lbjlibrary.org/events/november-22-1963-personal-perspectives.