October 17, 1966. The Johnsons and their staffs, including Liz Carpenter, pictured, depart for Honolulu on Air Force One. From Hawaii they will take a journey that will cover 17 nations and 25,000 miles, including Australia and New Zealand, the Phillipines, Thailand, Malaysia, and South Korea.
LBJ Presidential Library photo #A3323-5, public domain.
February 7, 1966. After the morning session, the South Vietnamese and the Americans divide into smaller, specialized groups. The topics they discuss include pacification, rural development, and finding a path to negotiations.
Here South Vietnamese P.M. Nguyen Cao Ky listens as President Lyndon B. Johnson speaks and gestures. Also seen (L-R): Chm. Nguyen Van Thieu, Amb. Vu Van Thai (partially hidden), Adm. Grant Sharp.
Sunday, February 6, 1966. From the President’s Daily Diary:
“Arrived at the St. Augustine Church and went inside to attend services. The Church was extremely crowded and people were standing on Honolulu the sides of the pews for the services… (The President nearly fell asleep during part of the service especially where the members of the Church received communion — the line went on and on and and JV [Jack Valenti] sitting behind him, nudged him several times.)…
“The President stopped for a moment and visited w/ the Priest. Then proceeded to the car…Departed the Church en route to the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Along the way, the streets were lined w/ tourists and natives that had turned out to see the President … .the President stopped at a Dairy Queen stand [and] bought 4 ice creams — shook hands w/ some of the people, waved to the remainder and returned to his car.”
February 5, 1966. LBJ arrives in Honolulu for the Vietnam conference.
L-R: Congr. Spark Matsunaga, Sen. Daniel Inouye, President Lyndon B. Johnson, Sen. Hiram Fong, Lloyd Hand.
August 21, 1959. Hawaii is admitted to the Union as the 50th state. The document above certifies the election of Daniel K. Inouye to the 86th Congress as the new State of Hawaii’s first voting member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
More here, via the National Archives and Records Administration.