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Collection Summary
Administrative Information
Access
Publication Rights
Scope and Content Note
Biographical Note
Container List
Personal Papers
Photographs
Political Papers

Joseph B. Johnson Papers

Collection Summary

Repository
University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections
Creator - cre
Johnson, Joseph B., Governor
Title
Joseph B. Johnson Papers
ID
mss.393
Date
1893-1986
Extent
16.5 Linear Feet
Extent
15 cartons, 5 boxes, 5 oversize folders
Location
Library Research Annex; contact uvmsc@uvm.edu for access.
Language
Most material is English; some material is Swedish.
Abstract
Collection contains correspondence, printed matter, newsletters, clippings, plans, reports, speeches, meeting minutes, hearings proceedings, legislative materials, campaign materials, scrapbooks, diaries, many photographs, and other materials documenting Johnson's political career including his terms as Governor of VT, 1954-1959.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item] Joseph B. Johnson Papers, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.

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Biographical Note

Joseph Blaine Johnson (1893-1986) was born in Sweden and moved to Vermont in 1894. He attended University of Vermont, graduating in 1915 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He married Virginia Slack Johnson and they had daughter Anna Patricia (Patsy) Johnson. Joseph Johnson worked as Vice President and General Manager for Bryant Chucking Grinder Company until 1949 when he retired in order to run for Vermont State Senator from Windsor County. He later was elected Lieutenant Governor and then Governor in 1954. He served two terms as governor until 1959. Johnson died in 1986.

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Scope and Content Note

The Joseph B. Johnson Papers contain records from Joseph Blaine Johnson, Governor of Vermont 1954-1959. The collection includes both political and personal papers. The personal papers include correspondence, subject files such as financial records, boards and committees to which Johnson belonged, and charitable pursuits. The personal series also contains memorabilia such as date books, travel diaries, and objects such as plaques and graduation regalia. The political papers include subject files: records of state departments, bills, and political actions with which Johnson participated. Also included are political correspondence, publicity such as transcripts of radio talks, speeches, and newspaper clippings. Campaign materials for each of Johnson's state political campaigns are also included. The collection also contains photographs, both personal/familial and from Johnson's political career. Personal subject files and memorabilia are arranged alphabetically, while other series and subseries are arranged chronologically.

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