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LBJ Presidential Library

2313 Red River St, Austin, Texas 78705 USA

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“preserve and protect a vast collection of historical materials”

“It is all here: the story of our time with the bark off...This library will show the facts, not just the joy and triumphs, but the sorrow and failures, too.”  —from the words of Lyndon Baines Johnson at the dedication of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, May 22, 1971 Spoken by Lyndon Johnson at the dedication of the LBJ Presidential Library in May 1971, these words capture the 36th President's intent to make all the records of his administration available to all Americans—and to let them render their own verdict as to his place in history.In that spirit, and in the hope that the institution would also serve as a "springboard to the future," the mission of the LBJ Presidential Library is "to preserve and protect the historical materials in the collections of the library and make them readily accessible; to increase public awareness of the American experience through relevant exhibitions and educational programs; to advance the LBJ Library's standing as a center for intellectual activity and community leadership while meeting the challenges of a changing world." Situated on a 30-acre site on The University of Texas campus in Austin, Texas, the Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos and 5,000 hours of recordings from President Johnson's political career, including about 643 hours of his recorded telephone conversations. The iconic ten-story building was designed by award-winning architect Gordon Bunshaft and features a Great Hall with a stunning four-story, glass-encased view of the archives collection. A centerpiece in the Great Hall of the LBJ Library is thephoto-engraving mural by artist Naomi Savage. Approximately 100,000 visitors from around the world visit the LBJ Library exhibits each year.Special activities, events, and permanent exhibits are sponsored by the Friends of the LBJ Library and its parent organization, The LBJ Foundation.The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum is one of 13 Presidential Libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration.

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I've always regarded Lyndon Johnson as one of America's most underrated presidents and, after visiting the LBJ Library, I only feel it more strongly! His record of accomplishment has few equals... Read more

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Walked the 1.7 miles using Apple Maps from the Capitol to the LBJ library, which is on the far east of the University of Texas's campus. Hard to find/see the building because it's nondescript and... Read more

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This Hoosier couple very much enjoyed our entire afternoon here. Could use some larger signage at street as it sits behind another large building. There were a plethora of us old people and... Read more

LBJ Presidential Library

2313 Red River St
Austin, Texas
78705 USA
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