Centennial Celebration

As part of the 2008-2009 Common Experience, Texas State University launched a year-long celebration of Johnson's legacy of civic responsibility. Exhibitions, dialogue series, lectures, and campus-wide events explored themes and events connected with Johnson's presidency. The University published Connectionswhich traced Johnson's intimate relationship with his Alma Mater from his student days to his last campus visit in January 1973.


Oral History Project

As part of the centennial celebration, the University collaborated with the Lyndon Baines Johnson Museum of San Marcos to collect numerous oral histories relating to Johnson's life and legacy.

Forty-nine individuals, interviewed by historian Barbara Thibodeaux, recalled their memories of Johnson. The resulting exhibit, "Remembering LBJ and his Legacy: Local Recollections – An Oral History Project," was displayed at the museum from 2008 through 2009. Interviewees included former work associates, college classmates, students who met Johnson during his visits to San Marcos, campus employees and administrators, and other city residents who recalled Johnson's local importance.  The LBJ100 oral histories are avaialble online.

The University Archives holds materials related to the university's Common Experience programming as well as the LBJ Centennial and its oral history project.