An Evening with Doris Kearns Goodwin and Don Carleton

Friends of the LBJ Library | Sep, 21 2022 6:30PM - 7:30PM

An Evening with Doris Kearns Goodwin and Don Carleton

Join us on Wednesday, September 21, at 6:30 p.m. Central for “An Evening with Doris Kearns Goodwin and Don Carleton,” co-sponsored by the LBJ Presidential Library and the Briscoe Center for American History. The program will celebrate the Briscoe Center’s recent acquisition of the papers of Richard Goodwin and Doris Kearns Goodwin. Moderated by distinguished historian Mark Lawrence, director of the LBJ Library, the discussion will explore how the Goodwin Papers enhance the holdings of the Briscoe Center and the LBJ Library and provide a richer understanding of the political and presidential history of the United States.

This program will be held in-person in the Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium located at the LBJ Presidential Library at 2313 Red River Street. Friends of the LBJ Library members at the Individual level and above, and invited guests of the Briscoe Center, can attend in person and must register in advance.


About Doris Kearns Goodwin:

Doris Kearns Goodwin is a renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times #1 best-selling author. She is best known as a preeminent public intellectual, presidential historian, and biographer frequently seen on television putting today’s news into historical context.

Her first book, Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream, became a national bestseller and achieved critical acclaim. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II. Her bestselling book The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys was adapted into an award-winning five-part television miniseries. The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the Golden Age of Journalism was awarded the Carnegie Medal.

Doris earned the Lincoln Prize for Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, which provided the basis for Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award-winning film Lincoln, starring Daniel Day-Lewis. Her most recent title, Leadership in Turbulent Times, incorporates her five decades of scholarship studying Presidents Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Baines Johnson.

About Don Carleton:

Don Carleton is the executive director of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History and J. R. Parten Chair in the Archives of American History at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of twelve books, including The Governor and the Colonel: A Dual Biography of William P. Hobby and Oveta Culp Hobby, Red Scare, A Breed So Rare, and Conversations with Cronkite. He is also the executive producer of two PBS documentaries: When I Rise (2010) and Cactus Jack: Lone Star on Capitol Hill (2016). In 2015, the Texas Democracy Foundation honored him with its Bernard Rapoport Award.

Location and Parking

The LBJ Auditorium is located on the lower level of the LBJ complex at 2313 Red River. Access to the Auditorium will be through the lobby of the LBJ School of Public Affairs. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

Free parking will be available in the LBJ Library visitors' lot (#38), and lots #37 and #39 after 5:30 p.m. Please enter the parking lots via the entrance to the Library visitors' lot. There is a concert at the Moody Center this evening, so please expect traffic, and let the parking attendant know you are attending this event. Please note that Red River Street is closed between Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Clyde Littlefield Drive. Red River Street is open and accessible from E. Dean Keeton Street; please plan your route accordingly.


Online registration is now closed. If you are a current member of the LBJ Library or an invited guest of the Briscoe Center, please email to request to be added to the list.


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