The Harry Middleton Fellowships in Presidential Studies
During his tenure as Director of the LBJ Presidential Library, and later as Executive Director of the LBJ Foundation, Harry Middleton ensured that the Library provided thousands of researchers and scholars unprecedented assistance and access to the forty-five million pages of historical documents of President Johnson and his close associates.
Since the Library's opening on May 22, 1971, Mr. Middleton was responsible for its direction for thirty-one years until his retirement in 2002. Under Harry Middleton's leadership, the LBJ Library established itself as a model to be emulated by every institution that cares about archival excellence, public education and cultural service.
The LBJ Foundation created the Harry Middleton fellowships to support scholarly work in presidential studies and to honor Mr. Middleton’s contributions to the presidential library system.
The Foundation generally awards two $5,000 fellowships annually to afford recipients the opportunity to conduct research at the LBJ Library and at least one other facility of the National Archives and Records Administration.