UT Day at the LBJ – February 17
News to History: Photojournalism and the Presidency from the Briscoe Center.
January 29, 2013
The LBJ Presidential Library is inviting UT students, faculty, and staff to experience new innovative, state-of-the art exhibits giving visitors a contemporary experience relating to one of the most significant presidents and eras in our country’s history – President Lyndon Johnson. By incorporating the latest technology and interactive elements used in museums today, the LBJ Library has a completely new look and feel.
“UT Day” comes as The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History opens a new temporary exhibit, News to History: Photojournalism and the Presidency, February 15 – October 1.
Showcasing the Briscoe Center’s unparalleled photographic collections, News to History highlights the thirteen Presidential administrations from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Barack Obama. The exhibit features the iconic images that captured the interaction of each President with their era.
“Historians use a wide variety of sources to interpret the past, but the still photographs shot by photojournalists are among the most compelling sources we have for documenting and understanding our history,” said Don Carleton, executive director of the Briscoe Center. “The photographs we are displaying in News to History are an outstanding example of the value of this resource for teaching and research.”