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Lyndon B. Johnson Visit to Elon

 Collection
Identifier: Mss.Coll.010

Scope and Contents

This collection is arranged alphabetically by type of material and is divided into five series that include: Audio Recordings; Correspondence; Literary Productions; Photographs; Printed Material. Where applicable, each series is arranged chronologically. The majority of the materials in this collection pertain to Lyndon B. Johnson’s visit to Elon College on March 8, 1962. While visiting, President Johnson delivered a speech during the Founder’s Day Convocation ceremony.

The audio recordings series contains a reel to reel film and VHS tape. The contents on the reel to reel are unknown (1:1). However, the VHS tape is a recording of Johnson giving his speech during the Founder’s Day Convocation ceremony (1:2).

The correspondence series includes letters that discuss the planning of Lyndon B. Johnson’s visit to Elon, as well as a variety of reactions to his visit and speech (2:1). Of particular interest in the literary productions series is a copy of the original speech and remarks made by Lyndon B. Johnson during the Founder’s Day Convocation ceremony (3:1). In addition, the other item in this series offers a unique reminiscence of the day’s events, including behind the scenes perspectives (3:2).

One of the larger series in the collection, photographs, contains black and white and color prints of Lyndon B. Johnson and other individuals involved with Johnson’s visit to Elon College in 1962. Many of the other individuals represented in the photographs are unidentified.

The largest series in the collection, printed material, has a variety of items relating to Lyndon B. Johnson’s visit to Elon College. Primarily, this series is made up of multiple newspaper clippings, capturing the events of March 8, 1962, as well as events before and after the visit. An invitation and program from the Founder’s Day Convocation ceremony are the only two items representing that event in this series (5:1,5:10).

Dates

  • 1962 - 2001

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

The nature of the Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research of otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Biographical / Historical

Any biographical information about Lyndon B. Johnson can be found in the following Series/Folders: 2:1 and 5:3-5:9.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 archival box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection includes materials relating to Lyndon Baines Johnson's visit to Elon College on March 8, 1962 for the Founder's Day Convocation ceremony. It was during this ceremony that Johnson gave a speech to the Elon community. The collection is arranged alphabetically by type of material and is divided into five series. The five series are: Audio Recordings; Correspondence; Literary Productions; Photographs; Printed Material. Within each series, the materials are arranged chronologically, where applicable. Primarily, photographs and multiple types of printed material make up the majority of the collections holdings.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by type of material into five series, then chronologically within each series, where applicable. The series are: Audio Recordings; Correspondence; Literary Productions; Photographs; Printed Material.

Physical Location

The collection is located in Belk Library Archives Satellite Shelving at Elon University. Please contact the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian for further details about the location.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Unknown

Related Materials

For related materials pertaining to Lyndon B. Johnson's visit to Elon College, please refer to the following publications listed below. Elon College Alumni News February 1962 April 1962 January 1964 April 1973 Daily Times-News, Burlington, NC March 8, 1962 March 9, 1962 Maroon and Gold February 16, 1962 March 2, 1962 March 16, 1962 December 13, 1963

Processing Information

Processed by Katie Nash, January, 2006

Note: The numbers following the name/subject entry indicate in which Series#:Folder# that name/topic can be found (ex. 1:1). If no Series#:Folder# is listed, then a number will indicate in which Series the name/topic can be found. Dates of the items are given in parentheses for an individual Series/Folder or, if at the end, for the entire subject/name entry (no date=n.d.). Numbered entries come before alphabetical listings.

Alamance Building, 4:4, 5:1 (1962)

Alumni Gymnasium, 4:3, 4:5, 4:6 (1962)

Danieley, James Earl, 2:1, 3:2, 4:1, 4:2, 4:7, 4:8 (1962, 2001)

Danieley, Verona, 4:1, 4:7

Earp, T.S., 4:6

Elder, W.C., 4:6

Elon Choir, 4:6

Elon College, 2:1, 3:1, 3:2 (1962, 2001)

Erwin, Sam, 4:1, 4:6

Etteson, Peter, 4:7, 5:2

Founder’s Day, 2:1, 3:2 (1962, 2001)

Founder’s Day Convocation, 5:1, 5:10 (1962)

Gant, Allen E., 4:6

Gordon, Clyde W., 4:6

Greensboro Daily News, 5:3 (1973)

Jordan, B. Everette, 4:1

Jordan, Katherine, 4:1

Johnson, Lyndon B., 1:1, 1:2, 2:1, 2:2, 3:1, 3:2, 4:1, 4:2, 4:3, 4:7, 4:8, 5:2 (1962, 1991, 2001)

Kernodle, John R., 4:6

Kornegay, Horace, 2:2, 4:1 (1991)

McCormack, Alfred, 2:1

McEwen Dining Hall, 4:5

Moebes, Jack, 2:2 (1991)

Sanford, Terry, 4:2, 4:7

Scott, Ralph H., 4:6

Shreves, Melvin L., 2:1

Smith, Mark, 2:1

Spence, Royall H., Jr., 4:6

West Dormitory, 4:4, 4:5, 4:6

Williams, Jo Watts, 2:2 (1991)
Author
Encoded by Katie Nash, March, 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Belk Library Archives & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Belk Library, Room 204
Campus Box 2550
Elon U.S.A. - North Carolina 27244