World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library

Article Id: WHEBN0017957483
Reproduction Date:

Title: Lyndon Baines Johnson Library  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Cyrus Vance, Jim Lovell, Diane Nash, History of Austin, Texas, Nathaniel A. Owings
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library


Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum
Shown within Texas
Location 30°17′09″N 97°43′45″W / 30.2857°N 97.7292°W / 30.2857; -97.7292Coordinates: 30°17′09″N 97°43′45″W / 30.2857°N 97.7292°W / 30.2857; -97.7292
Austin, Texas, USA

Dedicated May 22, 1971
Named for Lyndon B. Johnson
Architect Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill[1]
Size 14 acres (57,000 m²)
Website LBJ Presidential Library

The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, also known as the LBJ Presidential Library, is one of 13 Presidential Libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. The Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, including the papers of Lyndon Baines Johnson and those of his close associates and others. The Library was dedicated on May 22, 1971, with Johnson and then-President Richard Nixon in attendance. The current director is Presidential historian Mark K. Updegrove. President Johnson is buried at his ranch, near Johnson City, Texas, at the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. After her death in July, 2007, the body of Lady Bird Johnson lay in repose in the Library and Museum, just as her husband's had after his death, 34 years earlier.[2]

In 2012, the LBJ Library underwent a multi-million dollar redesign, during which most of the exhibits were closed. On December 22, the Library reopened to the public. In 2013, the Library began charging admission for the first time since its dedication in 1971.[3]

The Library, adjacent to the LBJ School of Public Affairs, occupies a 14-acre (57,000 m²) campus that is federally run and independent from The University of Texas at Austin. The top floor of the Library has a 7/8ths scale replica of the Oval Office decorated as it was during Johnson's presidency. The LBJ Library provides year-round public viewing of its permanent historical, cultural, and temporary exhibits to approximately 125,000 visitors each year.[4] It is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. seven days a week throughout the year. The Library is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.[5]

References


External links

  • LBJ Presidential Library
  • The LBJ Foundation
  • The LBJ School of Public Affairs
  • The LBJ Future Forum
  • Friends of the LBJ Library

Further reading

Benjamin Hufbauer, Presidential Temples: How Memorials and Libraries Shape Public Memory (University Press of Kansas, 2005). See ch.3: "Symbolic Power, Democratic Access, and the Imperial Presidency: The Johnson Library."

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.