Audio diary and annotated transcript, Lady Bird Johnson, 11/24/1963 (Sunday)


Audio diary and annotated transcript, Lady Bird Johnson, 11/24/1963 (Sunday)

Duration: (min: sec):

8:00; 8:20

Number of Pages:



JFK lies in state at the Capitol; the Johnsons attend St. Mark's Church; Eunice Shriver tells the Johnsons Lee Harvey Oswald has been killed; Jacqueline Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, John-John and Caroline ride to the Capitol in the car with the Johnsons; procession to the Capitol, riderless horse, flag-draped caisson; memory of Franklin Roosevelt's death; arrival at Capitol Rotunda; eulogies; LBJ lays wreath at foot of casket; Jacqueline Kennedy kisses the casket with Caroline by her side; Lady Bird comments on Jacqueline Kennedy's behavior and the rapport she has established with the American people since the assassination; contrasts with the death of FDR; sense of shame for America and Texas; Lady Bird makes plans for Lynda Bird to travel from Texas to attend JFK's funeral; Lynda's friendship with JFK; meeting about placing KTBC stock in trust and selling The Elms; dinner with friends at The Elms


Mrs. Johnson's secretarial staff; Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007


Lady Bird Johnson's White House Diary

Collection Description:

Go to List of Holdings


Sound Recordings of Lady Bird Johnson's Diary; Annotated Transcripts of Lady Bird Johnson's Diary


Assassinations; Business; Johnson family; KTBC; Lady Bird Johnson reminiscences; Social events; Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007; Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963; Kennedy, Robert F. (Robert Francis), 1925-1968; Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994; Oswald, Lee Harvey, 1939-1963; Robb, Lynda Bird, 1944-

Archivist's General Note:

This day was included in Lady Bird Johnson's book "A White House Diary," published in 1970


Public domain

Specific Item Type:

Personal diary


Text; Audio


Audio tape; Paper

Physical Item ID #:

D-04; D-06






Washington, DC

Time Period:

Presidential (Nov. 22, 1963-Jan. 20, 1969)