The Best Of: #MuseumFromHome and #ArchivesAtHome

The LBJ Presidential Library may be closed temporarily, but our mission continues. Visit us virtually and explore our "best of" digital resources!

Jump to: Museum, Archives, Education, About LBJ and Lady Bird and the History of the Library, LBJ In Your Daily Life, and Social Media



Museum


Virtual Walk-through: The LBJ Presidential Library's Great Hall

The Library has many stunning and unique features, but most notable is the Great Hall. Ruth Goerger, associate curator of digital interpretation, knows as much about the Great Hall as anybody. Watch as she leads us on a virtual walk-through of this historic space.

Virtual Walk-through: Gifts & Giveaways

Join Ruth Goerger, associate curator of digital interpretation, for a virtual walk-through of Gifts & Giveaways, a temporary exhibition on view in the Library's Great Hall.

Explore a Permanent Exhibition

In this virtual tour, explore the Library's The Vietnam Conflict permanent exhibition through photos, artifacts, and documents.

Explore Our Third-Floor Exhibition Galleries

In this virtual tour, browse highlights from our third-floor exhibition galleries, including a look at LBJ's limousine, a timeline of LBJ's life, and a visitor favorite—the LBJ animatronic. View in full screen mode.

Exhibition Topic Talks

Dive deeper into our most popular permanent exhibitions by watching a topic talk.

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Archives


DiscoverLBJ
A portion of the Library's collections have been digitized. From photos to telephone conversations to oral histories as well as a helpful List of Holdings, you can discover LBJ in a whole new way in the Library's online archive.

DiscoverLBJ

Featured

  • Telephone Conversations
    These recordings document many of the major events and decisions of LBJ's administration and provide insight into the complexity and daily management of the office of the presidency.
     
  • Oral Histories
    Hundreds of transcribed interviews with people who knew LBJ and Lady Bird, including childhood friends, lawmakers, advisers, and opponents.
     
  • Lady Bird Johnson Daily Diary, 1963-1969
    Part of our Lady Bird Johnson's White House Diary collection, this series includes audio of Lady Bird detailing her experiences and observations as First Lady, as well as the related original typed transcripts, edited transcripts, and daily diary sheets prepared by Mrs. Johnson’s secretaries.
     
  • National Security Action Memorandums
    Issued by Presidents Kennedy and Johnson or their national security advisors, these documents relayed policy statements or requests for action programs to federal agencies.

Online Photo Archive
A selection of photos from LBJ and Lady Bird's early years, their life in the presidency, post-White House years, and more.

LBJ’s Daily Diary
From the Senate to the presidency, the diaries LBJ's staff compiled reveal a rare glimpse into his daily political life.

On This Day in History
A curated look back at each day of LBJ’s presidency.

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Education

Lesson plans and education-related activities from the Library lend themselves well to an online teaching setting.

Take a Virtual Field Trip

Join us on a virtual field trip that takes you through the highlights of the Library's museum exhibitions. Listen to telephone conversations, watch historic film footage, and see key documents from President Johnson's time in office.

Virtual Field Trip

Lesson Plans

  • Election Collection
    Age: All Grades

    Learn about the presidential election of 1964 by analyzing and evaluating objects from the Johnson and Goldwater campaigns. Make connections to other presidential elections using the National Archives’ platform, DocsTeach.
     
  • We Shall Overcome: The Fight for Voting Rights
    Age: High School

    Follow the journey from the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 using primary sources, including telephone conversations with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and telegram correspondence with Alabama Governor George Wallace.
     
  • Piecing Together History: The Voting Rights Act
    Age: Middle and High School

    Follow the journey for voting rights and evaluate primary sources to determine whether the Voting Rights Act was necessary. Teams will gather evidence to support a stance on voting rights legislation and will work towards completing a final secret task.

You can find more of the Library’s education resources here.

DocsTeach

Through the National Archives’ online platform, DocsTeach, you can also participate in these primary source-focused online activities created by the Library education team.

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About LBJ and Lady Bird and the History of the Library

LBJ and Lady Bird

Lyndon B. Johnson: His Life and Legacy

LBJ: The 36th President of the United States

The Great Society

Quick Facts

Lady Bird's Home Movies

Library

History and Vision

The Dedication of the LBJ Library

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LBJ In Your Daily Life

Virtual Backgrounds

During this time, many of us are using online video calls to connect with family and friends. Use an LBJ-related virtual background to change your scenery on the daily!

Download a Virtual Background
Even the LBJ staff pets use our virtual backgrounds for their work from home calls!

All are available for download here. No Dropbox account required to download.

GIFs

Everyone loves a good GIF! Did you know we have a collection of LBJ-related GIFs on our GIPHY channel? You can use them in your tweets, Instagram stories, Facebook posts, and texts by typing in "lbjlibrary" into the GIF search bar on each platform.

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Social Media

Let’s get social. Stay connected with us on social media and join the conversation using the hashtag #LBJLibrary.

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