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LBJ In Your Daily Life


Virtual Exhibits

Get in the Game : The Fight for Equality in American Sports examines the intersection of social justice and sports in the United States. The exhibition celebrates athletes who have broken barriers and spoken out for equality, both on and off the playing field. Beginning in the late 19th century and continuing through current day, Get in the Game encourages visitors to think about sports as part of an ongoing national conversation and as a vehicle for social change. The exhibition was on view April 21, 2018 through January 13, 2019.

Votes for Women is a celebration of the passage of the 19th Amendment of the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. This small exhibit features items from within the LBJ Library’s Museum Collection.

In this virtual tour, explore the 3rd Floor Permanent exhibits, featuring the LBJ Timeline, the Presidential Limousine, and the Humor of LBJ.

Our temporary exhibits continue on with these virtual versions of our past temporary exhibits. Explore these wide-ranging exhibits all produced by the staff of the LBJ Library.

The LBJ Library’s Great Hall is host to two small cases that allow the museum to show the breadth and depth of the artifact holdings. These Virtual Walkthrough videos feature these exhibits.

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!

All are available for download here: http://bit.ly/lbj-virtualbg
No Dropbox account required to download.


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.

See all our GIFs here: https://giphy.com/channel/lbjlibrary/

Coming soon:
LBJ-themed wallpapers for your phone
LBJ and Lady Bird-themed crossword puzzle
Revamp of our "Color Our Collections" book
Instagram stickers

Visit the Museum Virtually

Explore a Permanent Exhibition

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


LBJ Library Museum Collection

The Library's museum collection contains more than 54,000 objects donated by the President and Mrs. Johnson, their family, close friends, associates, and the American people.

Learn more about what’s in our collection through this curated selection of artifacts from our “Artifact of the Week” series: http://www.lbjlibrary.org/exhibits/artifact-of-the-week/

Exhibition Topic Talks

The JFK Assassination - November 22, 1963

LBJ’s Presidential Limousine

The Vietnam Conflict

The Oval Office

The White House Years

Past Special Exhibitions

“Deep in the Vaults of Texas: A Campus Collaboration”

“Sixty From The '60s”
For Educators

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


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.


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

Civil Rights or Freedom? When Vietnam and the Civil Rights Movement Clashed
The Path of Justice: Selma & the Voting Rights Act
The Gulf of Tonkin Incident and Resolution
The Vietnam War Timeline: Understanding the Nature of a Controversial Conflict

And, stay tuned! The Library is currently working on making more education resources accessible.


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.


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.


LBJ 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.

Other Helpful Non-LBJ Library Archival Resources

President's Daily Brief
Day-to-day intelligence and analysis briefings prepared by the CIA on current and future national security issues.

The American Presidency Project
The public papers of Lyndon B. Johnson

Pentagon Papers
Officially titled "Report of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Vietnam Task Force," the papers were commissioned by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara in 1967. The complete report is available, with no redactions, on the National Archives website.

National Archives Catalog

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only one to three percent are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by the National Archives forever. Those valuable records are searchable in their online catalog.

Learn More About LBJ and Lady Bird and the History of the Library

LBJ and Lady Bird

Quick Facts

Lyndon B. Johnson: His Life and Legacy

LBJ: The 36th President of the United States

The Great Society

Lady Bird’s Home Movies


The Dedication of the LBJ Library

LBJ Library History and Vision

Social Media

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