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John Carlisle Johnson WWI archive, 1913-1919

Identifier: 1980-010

Scope and Contents

Consists of the correspondence, writings, personal ephemera, and photographs of 1st Lieutenant John Carlisle Johnson of the 167th Infantry, 42nd (Rainbow) Division, American Expeditionary Forces.

The correspondence is comprised of 60 autograph and typescript letters from Johnson to his wife Beula Addison Johnson, his mother and father, and a friend, Cliff Jones. Johnson's letters (dating from 1917-1919)--written from officer's training camp, from New York prior to his being shipped overseas, and lastly from France and Germany--document his experiences of the war from the trenches. Also included are 2 carbon copy transcriptions of Johnson's letters, an invitation to the Johnson's wedding (1913), and 7 undated autograph letter fragments. The letters are arranged chronologically.

The writings consist of autograph and typescript drafts of short stories, memories of the war, and scripts for a radio program series about the war. The writings are arranged alphabetically by title or first line.

The personal ephemera includes an autograph/typescript list of names with rifle and bayonet numbers of the "Pioneer Platoon" 167th Infantry and autograph notes, possibly an outline for war memoirs.

The photographs have been organized into two categories: wartime experiences, and family and friends.


  • Creation: 1913 - 1919


These materials are in English.


This material is open for research use by any registered reader.

Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.


1 Linear Feet (2 boxes.)

Physical Location

Shelved on 3rd floor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Provenance unknown.

John Carlisle Johnson WWI archive, 1913-1919
Milissa Burkart
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

McFarlin Library
University of Tulsa
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Tulsa 74104-3123 USA
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