Wallace B. Johnson Papers
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.
- Johnson, Wallace B., (Person)
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 Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.
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.
- College admission officers Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- College registrars Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Navy agents Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Utica (N.Y.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Jeremy P. Schmidt (summer 2001); Carly Horton (spring 2022)
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