John Carlisle Johnson WWI archive, 1913-1919
Scope and Contents
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.
- 1913 - 1919
Use and Copyright
1 Linear Feet (2 boxes.)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Johnson, Beula Addison
- Johnson, John Carlisle, 1895-1981
- Jones, Cliff
- Special Collections -- Manuscripts -- Johnson, John Carlisle.
- United States. Army. Ambulance Company, 167th
- United States. Army. Infantry Division, 42nd -- History
- World War I Collection
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Correspondence.
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Manuscripts
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Photographs.
- World War, 1914-1918 -- United States.
- World War, 1914-1918.
- John Carlisle Johnson WWI archive, 1913-1919
- Milissa Burkart
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
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