John Thomas Johnson papers
John Thomas Johnson worked as a freelance reporter, primarily for the Topeka Capital-Journal, and as a stringer for Time magazine, the Wichita Eagle-Beacon, the Kansas City Star-Times, and United Press International. This collection includes notes compiled while he was reporting in Lawrence, Kansas, 1970, and outlines, notes, etc., for a proposed book to be jointly authored with James P. Girard. A later addition to the collection contains materials related to his work for Time-Life in El Salvador, Mexico City, Guatemala, and Belize, 1981-1994.
- Creation: 1970 - 1994
- Johnson, John Thomas, 1943- (Person)
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3.25 Linear Feet (4 boxes, + 1 oversize folder)
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Scope and Contents
Johnson's notes cover roughly an eighteen month period, especially the civil disturbances during that time, in Lawrence in 1970. The proposed book would have treated incidents growing out of the death of a University of Kansas student, Harry N. Rice, during this period. A later addition to the collection contains materials related to his work for Time-Life in El Salvador, Mexico City, Guatemala, and Belize, 1981-1994.
RH MS 164
RH MS 1006
RH MS S20
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, John T. Johnson, 1974, 1998
- Guide to the John Thomas Johnson Collection
- John Thomas Johnson papers
- lgg 12/7/74 ; mg 2004 ; revised by mrk, 2010.
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John Thomas Johnson Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 164, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas