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Guide to the Andrew William Johnson, Jr. Papers MSS.2356

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

February 2009

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-11-09T16:07-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

November 2010
Collection Title:

Andrew William Johnson, Jr. Papers

Unit ID:

MSS.2356

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.3 Linear feet (photographs, journals, correspondence and dog tags)

Dates:

1940-1949

Abstract:

Correspondence, photographs, diary, books, newspaper clippings, and dog tags of Andrew William Johnson, Jr. of Louisville, Kentucky, during the 1940s, before and after he was in the Army.

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains correspondence, photographs, a diary, books, newspaper clippings, dog tags and other items of Andrew William Johnson, Jr. of Louisville, Kentucky, during the 1940s while he was in the Army. There is a handmade memento booklet with poems and newspaper articles inserted, and both the diary and daybook have newspaper clippings inside. The folder of photgraphs is mainly of Johnson and what appears to be the women of his family (mother, grandmother, aunt?). There are group photos of military units of which Johnson was a part.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2010

Acquisition Information:

donated by Wade Hall, 2006

Biographical/Historical note

Andrew Wiliam Johnson, Jr. was born on 10 October 1909 in Louisville, Kentucky, to Andrew W. Johnson and Mary Plenge Johnson. He was a private (later corporal) in the Army during World War Two but was stationed at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indiana throughout the war. He worked for the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company after the war. He died on 10 June 1981.

Preferred Citation:

Andrew William Johnson, Jr. Papers, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Correspondence Box SC0011 Folder 2356.01

Postcard from P. F. Stockler, Local Board, Louisville, Kentucky, to Andrew Johnson, Jr., Louisville, Kentucky, November 6, 1941 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/35497

Postcard from Katherine Jackson, Local Board, Louisville, Kentucky, to Andrew Johnson, Jr., Louisville, Kentucky, October 23, 1942 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/35498

Postcard from Local Board, Louisville, Kentucky, to Andrew Johnson, Jr., Louisville, Kentucky, October 23, 1942 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/35499

Postcard from P. F. Stockler, Local Board, Louisville, Kentucky, to Andrew Johnson, Jr., Louisville, Kentucky, October 27, 1942 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/35500

Postcard from P. F. Stockler, Local Board, Louisville, Kentucky, to Andrew Johnson, Jr., Louisville, Kentucky, November 5, 1942 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/35501

Western Union Telegram from Andrew Johnson, Jr., Indianapolis, Indiana, to Mrs. A. W. Johnson, Jr., Louisville, Kentucky, January 1, 1943 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/35502

Postcard from War Department, Newark, New Jersey, to Andrew Johnson, Jr., Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, January 11, 1943 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/35503

Letter from J. R. Watt, Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company, Louisville, Kentucky, to Andrew Johnson, Jr., Camp Atterbury, Indiana, September 5, 1945 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/35504

Letter from June Scholl, Indianapolis, Indiana, to Aunt Mary and Martha, September 4, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/35505

Photographs Box SC0011 Folder 2356.02

Fifth service news and diamond dust http://purl.lib.ua.edu/35493

Diary and Daybook Box SC0011 Folder 2356.03

Diary, Andrew William Johnson, Jr., 1903-1945 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/35490

optimist's good night http://purl.lib.ua.edu/35491

Handmade Memento Booklet Box SC0011 Folder 2356.04

Handmade memento booklet, Andrew William Johnson, Jr., circa 1930 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/35492

Miscellaneous Military Items "How to Hatch a Nest Egg" (War Department Pamphlet No. 21-19); mailing label from Pvt. Andrew W. Johnson, to Mrs. Mamie L. Johnson; two dog tags on string Box SC0011 Folder 2356.05

Tag from Private Andrew W. Johnson, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, to Mrs. Mamie L. Johnson, Louisville, Kentucky http://purl.lib.ua.edu/35494

How to hatch a nest egg http://purl.lib.ua.edu/35495

Dog tags, A. W. Johnson, Jr., Louisville, Kentucky, circa 1940 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/35496