Allbritton exhibit opens window to Baylor’s past

new exhibit allows students to time-travel through Baylor’s history while telling a story of past alumnus.

The exhibit, “Joe L. Allbritton: A Legacy to Baylor University,” will be in Moody during the spring semester.

“The exhibit not only chronicles the life of Joe Allbritton, it gives a snapshot of Baylor’s history,” said Carl Flynn, director of marketing and communication for information technologies and university libraries.

The exhibit includes stories from The Daily Lariat along with pictures of construction of Baylor’s Moody Library and President Lyndon B. Johnson giving his graduation speech at Baylor’s Law School.

Allbritton, who died Dec. 12, set forth initiatives such as the creation of Moody Memorial Library; the Baylor president’s house, known as the Allbritton House; Baylor’s Law School Facility Fund; and the Allbritton Art Institute.

Allbritton founded many Baylor buildings and funded Baylor-sponsored scholarships and establishments to honor Baylor’s legacy in Texas higher education.

Allbritton was the former publisher of The Washington Star, a trustee for National Geographic Society, The Ronald Reagan President Foundation in Los Angeles, the George Bush Presidential Foundation in College Station, and the Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation in Austin. He was a member of the Baylor Foundation and chairman for the Baylor College of Medicine.

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Originally posted and published in The Baylor Lariat

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