Reading Room

Overlooking Dealey Plaza, the Reading Room is a place for researchers to access the Museum’s vast collection of films, photographs, artifacts, and oral history recordings.

New Arrivals

Picturing Texas Politics: A Photographic History from Sam Houston to Rick Perry by Chuck Bailey. 2015.

This photographic album includes many never-before-published images of Texas politicians and political campaigns, as well as informative photo captions and historical details.

New Arrivals

Lady Bird and Lyndon: The Hidden Story of a Marriage That Made a President by Betty Boyd Caroli. 2015.

This new book takes a fresh look at Lady Bird Johnson, wife to President Lyndon B. Johnson, and her role as key strategist, fundraiser, barnstormer, and peacemaker.


New Arrivals

Mourner’s Bench: A Novel by Sanderia Faye. 2015.

Sarah Jones lives in a small town of Arkansas in the tumultuous 1960s, and is part of a traditional religious community. However, her activist mother and Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) organizers are determined to push the town toward integration.

New Arrivals

Parkland Hospital by John W. Boyd, MD. 2015.

Chronicles the 120-year journey of Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas, from frontier medicine to becoming one of the world’s premier medical centers.

New Arrivals

JFK’s Forgotten Crisis: Tibet, the CIA, and the Sino-Indian War by Bruce Riedel. 2015.

While the world stood transfixed by the Cuban missile crisis, President Kennedy was also consumed by a dangerous altercation between India and China that threatened to engulf all of Asia.

New Arrivals

Anything for a Vote: Dirty Tricks, Cheap Shots, and October Surprises in U.S. Presidential Campaigns by Joseph Cummins. 2015.

Covers 225-plus years of smear campaigns and questionable behavior in U.S. Presidential elections, from George Washington to Barack Obama.