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LBJ 100 Celebration Records

Identifier: 11.100-LBJ100-2008

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of planning materials for the University's events and the oral history project commemorating Lyndon Baines Johnson's 100th birthday (LBJ 100). Most of the materials were created by members of the LBJ Centennial Celebration Steering Committee. Items include meeting minutes, agendas, proposals, schedules, emails, lists, forms, notes, research materials, news clippings, magazines, and promotional materials such as brochures, post cards, flyers, stickers and book marks. The collection includes two posters and two banners.

The collection is arranged into two series, Centennial Events Planning, 2002-2009, undated and Oral History Project, 2007-2008, undated. Due to the absence of a usable original order, the arrangement of both series was artificially imposed during processing.


  • 2002-2009, undated


Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by Texas State University. Educational reproduction is allowed without permission. Authorization to publish must be obtained from the Special Collections and Archives.

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Historical note

The Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) Centennial, often referred to by the logo LBJ 100, consisted of events and celebrations at Texas State University coinciding with the 100th birthday of Lyndon Baines Johnson. Johnson's 100th birthday would have been Aug. 27, 2008.

Events scheduled between August 2008 through May 2009 included the “LBJ: The White House Years” exhibit, “Remembering LBJ and His Legacy: Local Recollections—An Oral History Project” exhibit, “To the Moon: The American Space Program in the 1960s” exhibit, LBJ Picnic, the play The Dead President’s Club, and the LBJ Distinguished Endowed Lecture series.

An LBJ Centennial Celebration Steering Committee planned the events with representatives from the Common Experience Team, University Archives, faculty, staff, students, representatives from the San Marcos community and the LBJ Museum of San Marcos, with general oversight by an Honorary Committee that represented the Johnson Family, Johnson White House staff and other Centennial sponsors. The Steering Committee established criteria and guidelines for events, planned a marketing and communications plan, and fostered collaborative initiatives with the university’s external constituents.


1.8 Linear Feet (2 hollinger boxes and 2 oversized tube boxes)

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Collection consists of planning materials for the events and the oral history project commemorating Lyndon Baines Johnson's 100th birthday (often referred to as LBJ 100). Most of the materials were created by members of the LBJ Centennial Celebration Steering Committee and overlapped with the Common Experience at Texas State University.

Physical Location

Stored in the Archives and Research Center offsite preservation. Advance notice is required for to view.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred by the LBJ 100 planning commmittee, 2013.

Related Materials

See the LBJ 100 Oral History Project records for the oral histories gathered during LBJ's centennial year. Also see Common Experience records and LBJ distinguished Lecture Series records.

LBJ 100 Celebration Records
Wendy Thompson
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Revision Statements

  • 2019 June: ArchivesSpace migration revisions by Eric Robertson-Gordon.
  • 2021 August: Revised for DACS compliancy, Nicole Critchley

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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