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John Thomas Johnson papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 164

Overview

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.

Dates

  • 1970 - 1994

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Literary rights are retained by the donor. Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Extent

3.25 Linear Feet (4 boxes, + 1 oversize folder)

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.

Physical Location

RH MS 164

Physical Location

RH MS 1006

Physical Location

RH MS S20

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, John T. Johnson, 1974, 1998

Title
Guide to the John Thomas Johnson Collection
Subtitle
John Thomas Johnson papers
Author
lgg 12/7/74 ; mg 2004 ; revised by mrk, 2010.
Date
2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid writtenin<language> English.</language>
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/7952218473
Preferred citation
John Thomas Johnson Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 164, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

Contact:
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