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Lyndon Baines Johnson: A Resource Guide

Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson, Senate majority leader
Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson, Senate majority leader.
Thomas J. O'Halloran, photographer.
1955 Sept.
Prints & Photographs Division.
Reproduction Number:
LC-U91-242-2

Library of Congress Resources

"I Do Solemnly Swear...": Presidential Inaugurations

This collection contains approximately 400 items relating to presidential inaugurations, including a photograph of Lyndon B. Johnson taking the oath of office on November 22, 1963, and photographs from Johnson's 1965 inauguration.

America's Library

Designed for elementary and middle school students, America's Library provides the following stories related to Lyndon B. Johnson:

Jump Back in Time: Vice President Johnson Was Assigned the Task of Unifying the U.S. Satellite Programs, June 24, 1961

Jump Back in Time: Jack Ruby Shot Accused-Kennedy-Assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, November 24, 1963

Meet Amazing Americans: Martin Luther King and the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Exhibitions

The African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship

This Special Presentation of the Library of Congress exhibition The African-American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship, showcases the Library's incomparable African-American collections. The section on the Voting Rights Act of 1965 contains an image of Johnson signing the act.

American Treasures of the Library of Congress

This exhibition provides unique insight into various aspects of American history and culture. It includes a political cartoon concerning Johnson's policies in Vietnam.

Herblock's History: Political Cartoons from the Crash to the Millennium

Presents works by cartoonist Herb Block, who chronicled the nation’s political history and caricatured twelve American presidents from Herbert Hoover to Bill Clinton. This exhibition includes a number of political cartoons related to Lyndon Johnson and his Administration.

Voices of Civil Rights

The exhibition Voices of Civil Rights documents events during the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. This exhibition draws from the thousands of personal stories, oral histories, and photographs collected by the "Voices of Civil Rights" project. The second image in the section on Mary Frances Mays contains a photograph of Johnson and Martin Luther King at the signing ceremony for the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Prints & Photographs Division

Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)

Search PPOC using the subject heading Johnson, Lyndon B Lyndon Baines, 1908 1973 to find prints, photographs, political cartoons, and other digital images related to Johnson. Search all text fields in PPOC using the phrase Lyndon Johnson to locate additional images.

Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey

This collection contains surveys of more than 363,000 measured drawings, large-format photographs, and written histories for more than 35,000 historic structures and sites dating from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries, including the Lyndon B. Johnson Ranch in Stonewall, Texas.

Presidents of the United States Selected Images From the Collections of the Library of Congress

This guide presents portraits of U.S. presidents and first ladies, including images of Lyndon Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson.

Today in History

June 24

On June 24, 1961, the public learned of President John Kennedy's letter assigning Vice President Lyndon Johnson the high priority task of unifying the U.S. satellite programs. On May 25, 1961, President Kennedy declared to a joint session of Congress his belief that the nation should commit itself to landing a man on the moon by the end of the decade. This mission was accomplished on July 20, 1969.

November 22

On Friday, November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was shot as he rode in a motorcade through the streets of Dallas, Texas; he died shortly thereafter. The thirty-fifth president was forty-six years old and had served less than three years in office.

November 24

On November 24, 1963, Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby shot and killed President John F. Kennedy's accused assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, in a Dallas police station. Broadcasting live from the scene, network cameras captured Oswald's murder and shocked television viewers became unwitting witnesses to the crime.

Webcasts

Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Laws That Changed America

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nick Kotz discussed his new book, Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Laws That Changed America, where he draws upon newly available resources, including President Johnson's taped telephone conversations, FBI wiretap logs and recently declassified communications between the FBI and the president, to examine challenges faced by Johnson and King following the death of President John F. Kennedy.

Master of the Senate

Robert A. Caro discusses his Pulitzer Prize-winning book Master of the Senate, the third volume in his biography of President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Retreat from Armageddon? Khrushchev, Kennedy, Johnson and the Elusive Quest for Peace

Melvyn P. Leffler, Henry Alfred Kissinger Scholar in Foreign Policy and International Relations in the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, presented a lecture titled "Retreat from Armageddon? Khrushchev, Kennedy, Johnson and the Elusive Quest for Peace." According to Leffler, there were many attempts by policymakers in both Washington and Moscow to reduce the confrontational nature of the Cold War. Leffler analyzes the efforts of Nikita Khrushchev, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson and attempts to explain why they did not succeed.

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