Presidential Libraries

Digital Artifact Collections

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Iridescent Blue Evening Gown

This sari-inspired gown was worn by Lady Bird Johnson for an informal dinner at the White House on July 12, 1967.

View the Digital Artifact Collection.

The museum collection of the Presidential Libraries and Museums contain nearly 800,000 objects given to Presidents, their families, and administrations. There are many different types of artifacts, including gifts to the Presidents and First Ladies from foreign heads of state and the general public, works of art, political and personal memorabilia, White House artifacts, and other works related to the American Presidency. 

Currently, only a selection of these artifacts are available to search from three Presidential Libraries and Museums. Additional records and images of artifacts are added to each Library’s digital artifact collection regularly. The National Archives is continuing to make additional Library collections available online. Please check back periodically for new entries and new online collections.

Digital Artifact Collections Currently Available: 

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum

Digital Artifact Collections Coming Soon: 

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum 
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum 
Barack Obama Presidential Library