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February 2004
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Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum
A presidential library and museum, online!
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12, Advanced, Professional

http://www.lbjlib.utexas.edu/

CONTENT:
The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum is located on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin and is part of the presidential libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. This online collection contains research articles, video and audio clips, biographical information, personal papers and much more.
AESTHETICS:
This well-designed site uses a nice balance of text and graphics that make the pages attractive. Real Player is needed for the video and audio clips.
ORGANIZATION:
A top navigation bar leads users to the various areas of the site. Subsequent pages have a left side menu for moving within the area. Current features are listed on the main page under News and Events.

REVIEW:
November 22, l963 Lyndon Baines Johnson became the 36th President of the United States following the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. This site provides educators, students, and the general public with insight to the life and times of this President. For a general overview visit the Research section which provides a chronological biography of LBJ, information about Lady Bird Johnson, quick facts, and visits from heads of state. The collection of online primary documents includes speeches, photographs, and audio and video clips, including an exhibit of Lady Bird Johnson's home movies, diaries, and memos. Especially interesting are the oral histories from many of his colleagues and friends including special interviews from such notables as Billy Graham and Robert S. McNamara.

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