Architecture: The Ten-Gallon Stack

President Hoover's library sits in West Branch, Iowa, Eisenhower's in Abilene, Kans., Truman's in Independence, Mo., and Kennedy's will be located in Cambridge, Mass. Naturally, Lyndon B. Johnson has hankered to have the library housing his presidential papers built down by the Pedernales. But rather than make scholars beat a track to his door, Johnson will see his library go up on Austin's University of Texas campus. In fact he has already called him self "a son-in-law of the university," where his wife and daughters have been students.

The L.B.J. library, which will house papers recording Johnson's career in public service...

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