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Van Cliburn Photographs

Manuscript 305

Cliburn, Van (1934-2013). Photographs, 1958-1985

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Harvey Lavan “Van” Cliburn, Jr. was a world renown classical pianist who was born in Shreveport, LA and grew up in Texas. He rose to fame when at the age of 23, he won first prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Russia. He also performed for every U.S. president from Harry Truman to Barack Obama.

This collection contains photographs of Cliburn, including one where he is conducting Luci Baines Johnson, President Lyndon Johnson’s youngest daughter.

305-01 Pianist Honored at Church Dinner, New York, 23 September 1958
  Cliburn Directs, Luci Baines Recites – Interlochen, Mich., 22 July 1964
  Pianist Van Cliburn and the medals he will present to winners of the Seventh Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Tex. on June 4 at 9 p.m., 3 June 1985