Lyndon Baines Johnson Library bookplate
Forty-one years ago today--May 22, 1971--the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library was dedicated in Austin, Texas. Officially known today by a slightly modified name, The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library & Museum, the library is most commonly referred to as the LBJ Library. The former president's memoir, The Vantage Point: Perspectives of the Presidency 1963-1969 (Holt, Rinehart and Winston) was published the same year the library was opened. A library bookplate was designed for First Edition copies sold at the library that year. Assuming these First Edition copies were available for purchase when the library's gift shop doors opened for business, it is likely that this bookplate was the first or one of the first bookplates issued by the LBJ Library.