Lyndon Baines Johnson distinguished lecture series collection
Scope and Contents
Collection documents each lecture given and includes planning materials, pages and programs from a guest book with lecturers' signatures and messages, some posters, and commemorative medallions. Records of individual lectures may include transcripts, videorecordings, press releases, invitations, programs, and photographs. No lectures were given in 1988, 1993, 1999, 2006, 2008, or 2010.
- Texas State University (Organization)
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The LBJ Distinguished Lecture Series was inaugurated in 1982 by President Robert Hardesty. In 1973, President Johnson brought his economic advisor Walter Heller to campus. It was the President's hope that Dr. Heller would be the first of many national leaders to visit Texas State and share their philosophies and experiences with the students. Less than a week later, President Johnson died before any formal plans could be made to follow up on his idea.
The Lyndon Baines Johnson Distinguished Lecture Series fulfills the President's promise and honors the university's most distinguished alumnus.
2.95 Linear Feet (10 containers. Vertical file contains posters.)
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The Lyndon Baines Johnson Distinguished Lecture Series honors the Texas State University's most distinguished alumnus by fulfilling his promise to bring important leaders to the university to share their philosophies and experiences. Records of individual lectures may include transcripts, videorecordings, press releases, invitations, programs, and photographs.
Materials in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Distinguished Lecture Series are arranged into three series: I. Planning, II. Realia, and III. Lectures.
Series I contains planning documents, including President Hardesty's announcement of beginning the lecture series and a fundraiser to benefit the endowed lecture series.
Series II contains realia consisting of a guest book signed by the distinguished lecturers, examples of bronze medallions given to the lecturers, as well as posters
Series III is arranged chronologically by date of the lecture and includes materials related to the planning and delivery of each LBJ distinguished lecture.
Materials may be stored off-site. Advance notice may be required for use.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Provenance information is unknown at this time.
- Lyndon Baines Johnson distinguished lecture series collection
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- 2021 August: Revised for DACS compliance, Nicole Critchley