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VOLTAIRE'S COFFEE: Sarah Haldeman, Archivist, LBJ Library; New Day and Time

Mon, March 1, 2010 • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM • The Joynes Reading Room, Carothers 007

President Lyndon Baines Johnson

President Lyndon Baines Johnson

White House Tapes of the 1960s


Sarah Haldeman is an archivist at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library on the UT campus. As a member of the foreign policy team, her duties include providing reference and research assistance, reviewing documents for mandatory review and processing of the Library's various holdings. Ms. Haldeman graduated from Scripps College in 1999 with a BA in German Studies and History. She then went on to earn her MA in History with a concentration in Public History at Arizona State University.

Ms. Haldeman will play conversations from the Library's White HouseTapes collection related to the scandal stemming from the 1964 arrest and subsequent resignation of Walter Jenkins, trusted friend and top adviser to President Johnson. The aftermath of this scandal and the ways in which the media reacted to it reveals distinct differences between the political and social environments of the 1960's and today. How does what we find scandalous now reveal what we value as a culture? What do President and Mrs. Johnson's reactions reveal about what they valued? How has the media changed since the 1960's?

VOLTAIRE'S COFFEE is a book discussion or lecture series that brings Plan II students and acclaimed UT professors together in a small, informal setting to discuss a variety of topics.

Sponsored by: Plan II Students Association and Plan II Honors Program

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