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Summer 2001 Newsletter

Exhibition Opens at the LBJ Library and Museum

Photograph of LBJ Library by Charles N. Bogel.
LBJ Library. Photograph by Charles N. Bogel.

Keepsake book by Eye 4 Design.
Keepsake book by Eye 4 Design.

On May 3, the Ransom Center's blockbuster exhibition opened to the public at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum. Showcased in the exhibit are 175 cultural and literary icons from the Center's collections—everything from Gutenberg to Gone With The Wind. Thanks to corporate sponsorship from Guaranty Financial Services and Southwest Airlines we were able to install a banner along the east side of the LBJ Library that announces the exhibition. In addition, a beautiful, hardback book filled with sixty images was produced and can be purchased in the LBJ Library and Museum gift shop or at the Ransom Center. Free posters will soon be available for those visiting the exhibition.

In late April, several private receptions were held in the Great Hall of the LBJ Library and Museum celebrating the opening of this exhibition. Receptions were held for our two corporation sponsors: Guaranty Financial Services and Southwest Airlines, as well as for our Advisory Council and Ransom Circle. Private tours were held for several groups including spouses of The University of Texas Board of Regents and the English Speaking Union. The Ransom Center's film curator, Steve Wilson, gave a talk to the Friends of the LBJ Library on the "Search for Scarlett in Gone With The Wind."

Other events are planned to highlight the exhibition. Please stay tuned to our Web site at: www.treasures.utexas.edu for an updated listing or call us at 512.471.8944.

— Sheree Scarborough


Harry Middleton and Tom StaleyRansom Center's John Thomas leads a tourCreekmore and Adelle Fath
LEFT TO RIGHT: Harry Middleton and Tom Staley; Ransom Center's John Thomas
leads a tour; Creekmore and Adelle Fath. Photographs by Pete Smith.


Betty and Jim Wilson, Val and Sam DunnamSouthwest Airlines' guests and former UT System Chancellor William CunninghamRansom Center's Rich Oram leads a tour
LEFT TO RIGHT: Betty and Jim Wilson, Val and Sam Dunnam; Southwest Airlines' guests and former UT System
Chancellor William Cunningham; Ransom Center's Rich Oram leads a tour. Photographs by Pete Smith.

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