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people don't know what they're doing or what they're giving to
and they're confused. Don't you agree?
You have the practical application in the foundations which
existed--your own, for instance--and any number of others have
a single purpose which they pursue, which they promote. Only
the huge ones are in different areas.
Have the Johnsons talked about the proposed Johnson
Library or was this the first time that you saw any indication
of the interest in it?
No, she had mentioned the Johnson Library before
and that she was thinking about it and that she wanted to
get information about how to go about it. Now, Mrs. Juanita
Roberts and another archivist joined us there that morning,
and they seemed to have already started in '58 to collect
Johnson's papers and information and photographs and a great
deal of information about Johnson's life and works; and I
think they're very well along as far as the material goes.
I asked about oral histories, as I said, and they said it's
very hard to get anybody to do anything currently. I have
a feeling that Mrs. Johnson herself has some tapes that she
herself is making but she isn't talking about it, and I'm sure
that sometime Mrs. Johnson will write a wonderful book.
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