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Wallace B. Johnson Papers

Identifier: yhm-arc-0000-002

Scope and Contents

Contains personal correspondence with many individuals over seven decades; primary senders include his father J.J. Johnson, Aunt Clara, George E. Dunham, Sidney Bennett, Robert Treat, Herman Schilz and Peter Cox. Also included are correspondence with the class of 1915 for their 20th reunion, and a small number of professional correspondence.


  • 1899-1965


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

H.C. Administrator H.C. Class of 1915 Wallace Bradley Johnson was born in Utica, NY on 13 September 1892 and died in Clinton, NY on 29 August 1967, a Hamilton College graduate of the class of 1915 (Ph.B.). He was also graduated from Utica Free Academy and received an honorary L.H.D. from Hamilton in 1962. He attended Harvard Business School for a year before serving as an ambulance driver for the French Army and from 1918-20 an ensign in the U.S. Navy (Intelligence), then serving in Budapest in 1920 with President Hoover's War Relief Administration, and finally worked as a reporter for the Utica Daily Press in 1921. He returned to Hamilton in 1922 where he served as Field Secretary for the Admissions Office, Director of Admissions, Registrar, and Secretary of the College. Other activities of his included serving as charman of the Commencement Committee, and as a member of the Editorial Board of the Alumni Review. His hobbies included the theater, as he taught a theater class for 20 years at Hamilton and was involved in community theater productions, and traveling.


1.2 Linear Feet (1 full-size box, 1 quarter size box)

Language of Materials



The collection is arranged alphabetically and chronologically by folder.

Custodial History

The organization and content of the Wallace B. Johnson Papers was disturbed by library staff. When this description was written, the contents were organized by decade.

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Repository Details

Part of the Hamilton College Archives Repository

198 College Hill Road
Clinton NY United States