The Record - September 1998

Exhibit at Johnson Library Reveals Scope of Collections

"Researching the Archives," a newly opened exhibit, illustrates the scope of the Lyndon B. Johnson Library's archival holdings. As President Johnson remarked at the dedication of the Library, "It is all here: the story of our time—with the bark off.... There is no record of a mistake, nothing critical, ugly, or unpleasant that is not included in the files here.... This Library will show the facts—not just the joy and triumphs, but the sorrow and failures, too."

This exhibit has examples of the more than thirteen hundred articles, books, and dissertations for which the archives has provided the resource material. In addition, the exhibit features samples of recently released tapes of telephone conversations that provide an important window into how President Johnson worked to achieve the goals of his administration.