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LBJ Library and Museum
2313 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 721-0200

General Information

Director of the LBJ Library and Museum: Mark K. Updegrove
Telephone: 512-721-0158
Email Address:

Deputy Director of LBJ Foundation: Elizabeth Boone
Telephone: (512) 232-2266

Administered by: National Archives and Records Administration

Museum Visiting Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, closed on Christmas Day
Archives Reading Room Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (closed all Federal holidays).

LBJ Library Email Address:

Main Telephone Number: 512-721-0200
Reading Room (Archives): 512-721-0212
Administrative Fax Number: 512-721-0170
Archives Fax Number: 512-721-0169
Audio-Visual Archives Fax Number: 512-721-0171

Address: LBJ Library and Museum, 2313 Red River Street, Austin, Texas 78705

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The Vision of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum:

"It is all here: the story of our time with the bark off. This Library will show the facts, not just the joy and triumphs, but the sorrow and failures, too."

"I hope that visitors who come here will achieve a closer understanding of the presidency and that young people will get a clearer comprehension of what this nation tried to do in an eventful period of its history."

--Lyndon Baines Johnson

The Mission of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum:

To preserve and protect the historical materials in the collections of the Johnson Library and make them readily accessible;

To increase public awareness of the American experience through relevant exhibitions and educational programs;

To advance the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum's standing as a center for intellectual activity and community leadership while meeting the challenges of a changing world.

Official Name:

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum

Other Appropriate Name:

LBJ Library and Museum

Dedication Date:

May 22, 1971


The Library is situated on a 30-acre site on The University of Texas campus in Austin, Texas. The building is on a promontory-like plaza adjoining Sid Richardson Hall and the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

Library Architecture:

Modern and monolithic in design, the ten-story building is notable for its unornamented travertine exterior. The east and west walls have a base thickness of eight feet, curving gently upward to the underside walls of the tenth floor, which overhangs the exterior walls by fifteen feet on each side. The north and south walls are set back fifteen feet, with balconies overlooking the campus and city. The most notable feature of the interior is the Great Hall, with its ceremonial staircase and a five-story, glass-encased view of the archives collection.

Library Architects:

Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill. Partner-in-charge: Gordon Bunshaft. Also, Brooks, Barr, Graeber, and White. Partner-in-charge: R. Max Brooks.

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