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James Persyn LBJ memorabilia

Identifier: 80.300-LBJ-2014-Persyn

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of three decorative plates that feature President Lyndon B. Johnson, and two LP comedy record albums related to Johnson.


  • 1960s


Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. Special Collections and Archives owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections and Archives material in print or electronic form.

Biographic note

Lyndon Johnson attended Southwest Texas State Teachers College from 1927-1930. He took a year off (1928-1929) to teach at Welhausen School in Cotulla, Texas in order to earn money to continue his education. He graduated with a degree in history and a permanent teaching certificate in 1930. Johnson became president after Kennedy’s assassination, serving the rest of JFK’s term and one of his own.

Throughout his political career, Johnson maintained a close relationship with the college in San Marcos. He visited the campus frequently, often several times per year, until his death in 1973. Johnson often credited his experiences at college with shaping his policies on education. In 1965, Johnson chose Southwest Texas State College as the location to sign the Higher Education Act into law.

Johnson, regularly referred to as LBJ, continues to have a presence on the Texas State University campus. The student center was named for LBJ, as was an ongoing lecture series. A statue of LBJ as a student was installed on the quad in September 2006. And in celebration of his 100th birthday in 2008, the university published “Connections: Lyndon B. Johnson in San Marcos.”


1 Linear Feet (One artifact box (12 x 15.25 x 5))

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Collection of memorabilia related to President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Physical Location

Materials may be stored off-site. Advance notice may be required for use.

Custodial History

Unsolicited gift, items dropped off at the reference desk on 9/10/2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by James L. Persyn, class of 1961, 2014 September 10.

Separated Materials

1962 Mobil calendar moved to the Strutters series.

James Persyn LBJ memorabilia
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Revision Statements

  • 2021 April: Revised, Nicole Critchley

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

Alkek Library Room 580
601 University Drive
San Marcos Texas 78666 USA