Devil's Front Porch, with editorial proof markings
The Devil's Front Porch, with editorial proof markings and photographs.
- 1934 - 1970
- Johnson, Lester Douglas, 1903- (Person)
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Biography of Lester Douglas Johnson, 1903-
Johnson entered the State Reformatory in Hutchinson, Kansas at nineteen. One year later he was transferred to the State Penitentiary at Lansing. Other crimes ranging from larceny to armed robbery resulted in five prison terms in federal and state penitentiaries, all adding up to forty years. While in prison Johnson completed correspondence courses, haunted the prison libraries, and became interested in history. In 1946 he was one of the founders of The Clock, the publication of the Idaho State Penitentiary. Johnson was released from prison in 1968. He worked for The Pictorial Times in Topeka, writing a weekly column, "echoes of the Past", and a historical feature.
1 box (24 leaves + 1 box) : illustrations; typescript
RH MS 131
RH MS-P 131
The published book Devil's front porch is available at RH C1263
This manuscript was published by the University of Press of Kansas, Lawrence in 1970.
- Guide to the Lester Douglas Johnson Collection
- Devil's Front Porch, with editorial proof markings
- lgg 8 February 1973; mg 2004; revised by rw, 2009
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Lester Douglas Johnson Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 131 , Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas