Personal Papers

Personal and Organizational Papers

 

Major Collections

Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
Lady Bird Johnson

John Connally
William McChesney Martin
Wright Patman
Drew Pearson
William Westmoreland

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Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson

Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson, 1934 - 1968

1.38 linear feet
Partially available for research [Courtship Letters series is available]
50% digitized [100% of Courtship Letters: see all]
2 or more series

The Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson are a collection of correspondence between the Johnsons that spans 1934 through 1968 and covers a variety of topics including their courtship; Lyndon Johnson's military service during World War II; the Austin radio station, KTBC, which Lady Bird Johnson purchased in 1943; Lyndon Johnson's congressional career and activities; politics; family matters; President Johnson's decisions to seek the Democratic party's nomination for president in 1964 and not seek the nomination in 1968; and life in the White House.

1. Courtship Letters, 9/1934 - 11/1934

.64 linear feet
Available for research
100% digitized 
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This series contains approximately 90 letters, and numerous photographs exchanged between Lyndon Baines Johnson and Claudia Alta “Lady Bird” Taylor during their 10 week courtship while Johnson worked in Washington, DC, and Lady Bird lived at her family home in Karnack, Texas. The courtship started in early September 1934 and culminated when they “committed matrimony,” as Lady Bird described it, in San Antonio, Texas on November 17, 1934.

For complete collection and series descriptions, visit the National Archives Catalog. [NAID: 7175753]

 

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Lady Bird Johnson

Lady Bird Johnson's White House Diary, 1963 - 1970

6 series:

Lady Bird Johnson Audio Diary Tapes, 1963 - 1969 

Annotated Transcripts of Lady Bird Johnson's Audio Diary, 1963 - 1983

Lady Bird Johnson's White House Diary Backup Envelopes, 1963 - 1969

  • 0% digitized

"A White House Diary" Manuscript Files, 1963 - 1970

  • 0% digitized

Lady Bird Johnson's Daily Diary, 12/1963 - 1/31/1969

  • 0% digitized

Original Transcripts of Lady Bird Johnson's Audio Diary, 1963 - 1969

  • 0% digitized

Lady Bird Johnson recorded an audio diary throughout President Lyndon B. Johnson’s administration detailing her experiences and observations as First Lady. A staff member typed transcripts in the White House, and Mrs. Johnson edited them after leaving the White House and returning to Texas. 

Go to National Archives Catalog for complete collection and series descriptions [NAID: 18580161]

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Lady Bird Johnson's Post-Presidential Papers, 1969 - 2007

  • x linear feet
  • Available for research
  • 0% digitized
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  • 7 series:
    • Name Files, 1969 - 2007
    • Subject Files, 1973 - 2007
    • Oversize Attachments, 1969 - 2004
    • Condolence Mail, 1973 - 1973
    • Unclassified Subject Files Signed by Lady Bird Johnson, 1969 - 1973
    • Unclassified Subject Files Signed by Lady Bird Johnson's Secretary, 1969 - 1973
    • KLBJ Radio Station Reports, 1973 - 1977

Lady Bird Johnson returned to Austin, Texas, when her husband, President Lyndon B. Johnson left office, and she continued to be active in public life, employed a small office staff, and maintained a wide-ranging correspondence with friends, associates, and the general public. The collection reflects these activities and contains letters she received as well as copies of responses and staff memorandums; material pertaining to her service on various boards; material pertaining to the National Wildflower Center which she co-founded with actress Helen Hayes; material related to her continuing efforts and interest in conservation and beautification; and material related to her extensive travels.

Go to National Archives Catalog for complete collection and series descriptions [NAID: 31841295]

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Lady Bird Johnson's University of Texas System Board of Regents Files, 1970 - 1982

  • x linear feet
  • Available for research
  • 0% digitized
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  • 5 series:
    • Meeting Files, 1970 - 1976
    • Budget and Financial Statement Files, 1971 - 1977
    • Press Releases, 1971 - 1982
    • Periodicals and Publications, 1971 - 1977
    • Board of Regents Office Files, 1971 - 1977

The collection is composed of material collected by Lady Bird Johnson while serving on the Board of Regents for the University of Texas System from 1971 to 1977. It includes dockets, agenda, and briefing materials for meetings of the Board of Regents; financial and budget information; contracts and other legal documents; reports; spreadsheets; correspondence; memorandums; publications; newsletters; periodicals; press releases; newspaper clippings; and other material.

Go to National Archives Catalog for complete collection and series descriptions [NAID: 33089220]

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Patillo-Taylor Family Correspondence

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  • x linear feet
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William McChesney Martin [bio]

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  • x linear feet
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Wright Patman [bio]

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Drew Pearson [bio]

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William Westmoreland [bio]

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