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  • Tribute to Lady Bird Johnson
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    Tribute to Lady Bird Johnson

    Lady Bird Johnson is remembered on the 100th anniversary of her birth. Her daughter, Lynda Robb Johnson, and others talk about Lady Bird’s life, achievements and contributions. Mark…

  • President and Mrs Lyndon Johnson
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    President and Mrs. Lyndon Johnson

    Historians Michael Gillette, author of Lady Bird Johnson: An Oral History and Mark Updegrove, author of Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency, talked about the lives of Lyndon and Lady…

  • Investigative Role of Congress
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    Investigative Role of Congress

    Participants talked about the historical use of the investigatory powers of Congress and oversight roles of various committees. Among the topics they addressed were the influence of…

  • Congress  Representative Government
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    Congress: Representative Government

    Dr. Livingston, Mr. Gillette, and Mr. Flanagan spoke about the history of the Institute and the forthcoming publication of the The Encyclopedia of the United States Congress. The Institute…

  • Presidential Gifts Collection
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    Presidential Gifts Collection

    Ms. Monkman talked about the presidential gifts collection at the National Archives and told the stories behind the gifts given to twelve presidents. She showed slides of many of the items…