Inventory of the Lyndon B. Johnson Visit to Elon, 1962 Collection, 1962 - 2001 Mss.Coll.010

Inventory of the Lyndon B. Johnson Visit to Elon, 1962 Collection, 1962 - 2001
Mss.Coll.010


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Belk Library Archives and Special Collections
Elon University
2550 Campus Box
Elon, North Carolina
27244
336-278-6599
Email: belkarchives@elon.edu
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Descriptive Summary

Repository: Elon University. Belk Library Archives and Special Collections
Creator: Elon University
Title: Lyndon B. Johnson Visit to Elon, 1962 Collection, 1962 - 2001
Language of Material: Material in English
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.
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.
Extent: 0.5 linear feet, 1 archival box

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


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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.


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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Lyndon B. Johnson Visit to Elon, 1962 Collection, Belk Library Archives and Special Collections, Elon University, Elon, NC, USA.


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Gift or Purchase Note

Unknown


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Accession Information

Not applicable


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Processing Information

Processed by Katie Nash, January, 2006

Encoded by Katie Nash, March, 2009


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Biographical Note

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


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Scope and Content Note

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).


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.


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Online Catalog Headings

These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs.

Elon College
Elon (N.C.)
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines, 1908-1973
Elon College -- Founder's Day celebration
Presidential candidates -- United States
Elon University -- Archival resources

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Related Material

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

Detailed Description of the Collection

1. Audio Recordings. 1962.
2 Folders. 2 Items.
There are two types of media in this series, reel to reel and VHS. The contents on the reel to reel are unknown (1:1). The VHS tape is of Lyndon B. Johnson giving his speech during the Founder’s Day Convocation ceremony on March 8, 1962 (1:2). It has been cataloged into the online library catalog and is housed with the Audio-Visual Collection at the Library Archives off site facility (1:2).
Folder 1. Reel to Reel. Johnson, Lyndon B. 1962.
Folder 2. VHS. Johnson, Lyndon B. 1962.
2. Correspondence. 1962 and 1991.
2 Folders. 7 Items.
One of the smaller series in the collection, the correspondence contains only letters relating to Lyndon B. Johnson’s visit to Elon College in March of 1962.
Folder 1. Letters. No Date.
* Elon College
* Shreves, Melvin L.
* Johnson, Lyndon B.
* Smith, Mark
* Founder's Day
* Danieley, James Earl
* McCormack, Alfred
Folder 2. Letters. August 1991.
* Williams, Jo Watts
* Moebes, Jack
* Kornegay, Horace
* Johnson, Lyndon B.
3. Literary Productions. 1962 and 2001.
2 Folders. 2 Items.
Another small series in the collection, the literary productions includes a copy of the original speech and remarks that Lyndon B. Johnson gave during the Founder’s Day Convocation ceremony on March 8, 1962 (3:1). In addition, there is a 2001 article that offers historical information relating to the speech and visit of Lyndon B. Johnson to Elon’s campus (3:2). This article outlines the events of the day, as well as discusses the reactions of the crowd and individuals that were involved with planning the event (3:2).
Folder 1. Speeches. Johnson, Lyndon B. March 1962.
* Elon College
* Johnson, Lyndon B.
Folder 2. Reminiscences. February 2001.
* Johnson, Lyndon B.
* Danieley, James Earl
* Founder's Day
* Elon College
4. Photographs. 1962.
8 Folders. ca. 80 Items.
This is one of the larger series in the collection, containing only photographs (both black and white and color). The majority of the photographs include Lyndon B. Johnson, either by himself or with other individuals. Some of the photographs show different parts of Elon College’s campus on the day of Johnson’s visit, including where Johnson’s helicopter landed when he arrived at Elon College.
Folder 1. Johnson, Lyndon B.
* Danieley, Verona
* Danieley, James Earl
* Erwin, Sam (Senator)
* Jordan, Katherine
* Jordan, B. Everette (Senator)
* Kornegay, Horace
Folder 2. Johnson, Lyndon B.
* Danieley, James Earl
* Sanford, Terry
Folder 3. Miscellaneous.
* Alumni Gymnasium
* Johnson, Lyndon B.
Folder 4. Miscellaneous.
* West Dormitory
* Alamance Building
Folder 5. Miscellaneous.
* Alumni Gymnasium
* West Dormitory
* McEwen Dining Hall
Folder 6. Miscellaneous.
* Elon Choir
* Alumni Gymnasium
* Elder, W.C.
* Scott, Ralph H.
* Kernodle, John R.
* Erwin, Sam
* Gant, Allen E.
* Gordon, Clyde W.
* Earp, T.S.
* Spence, Royall H., Jr.
* West Dormitory
Folder 7. Miscellaneous.
* Johnson, Lyndon B.
* Sanford, Terry
* Danieley, James Earl
* Danieley, Verona
* Etteson, Peter
Folder 8. Miscellaneous.
* Johnson, Lyndon B.
* Danieley, James Earl
5. Printed Material. 1962.
10 Folders. ca. 90 Items.
The largest series in the collection, printed material, contains a variety of items that all pertain to Lyndon B. Johnson’s visit to Elon College. Primarily, this series is made up of newspaper clippings from newspapers in the local Triad and Triangle area of North Carolina (5:3-5:9). The articles discuss the events and planning that took place before Johnson’s visit, as well as analysis and reactions of the speech and visit afterwards. There are a few articles that relate to the death of Lyndon B. Johnson (5:3).
Folder 1. Invitations. Founder's Day Convocation. March 1962.
* Alamance Building
* Founder's Day Convocation
Folder 2. Magazines. Slater News. May 1962.
* Johnson, Lyndon B.
* Etteson, Peter
Folder 3. Newspapers. Greensboro Daily News. 1973.
Folder 4. Newspaper Clippings. No Date (ca. 1962.).
Folder 5. Newspaper Clippings. February 1962.
Folder 6. Newspaper Clippings. March 1-7, 1962.
Folder 7. Newspaper Clippings. March 8, 1962.
Folder 8. Newspaper Clippings. March 9, 1962.
Folder 9. Newspaper Clippings. March 10-17, 1962.
Folder 10. Programs. Founder's Day Convocation. March 1962.