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Collection Overview

Title: Edward Johnson Papers, 1972-1987Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates: 1980-1985
ID: 02/24/ U0131
Primary Creator: Johnson, Edward (1940-2013)
Extent: 12.0 Boxes
Arrangement: Items are arranged alphabetically as grouped.
Date Acquired: 00/00/1983
Forms of Material: Administrative records
Minutes (administrative records)
Languages: English


The Edward Johnson Papers are comprised of Dr. Johnson's office files which include a comprehensive Organizational Study for the University of North Texas libraries.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection is comprised paper documents which include office files and desk copies of University publications for Dr. Edward Johnson's years of service as the Director of the University's libraries,1979 - 1987. Some of Dr. Johnson's papers dealing with the Director's Office can be found in the Margaret Galloway Records. Material includes correspondence, reports, surveys, publications, schedules, studies, meeting minutes, library association documentation, assessments, documentation regarding the library's technical progression, staff development, etc.

Biographical Note

Edward Johnson served as the director of libraries at the University of North Texas (then North Texas State University) from 1979 to 1987. Johnson also taught at the University as an adjunct faculty member in library and information sciences. A graduate of the University of Colorado, he earned master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Wisconsin. At North Texas, he was responsible for the libraries during a time of change and progress. Changes during his directorship included the computerization of the library's card catalog and the creation of the Rare Book Room.

Johnson published several journal articles as well as two books. He was an active member of the Texas Library Association, where he served on the executive board. He was also a member of the Oklahoma Library Association (OLA) and served as the association's president. In 2004, the OLA gave him its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award. In 2007 they honored him as a Library Legend during Oklahoma's centennial celebrations.


The North Texan Magazine, September 2013

Subject/Index Terms

Access Information

Access Restrictions:

This collection is not restricted.

Use Restrictions:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Archives and Rare Books department. Copyright restrictions apply.

Physical Access Note:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.

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Administrative Information

Repository: University of North Texas Special Collections
Acquisition Source: Edward Johnson
Acquisition Method: Gift
Related Materials: Several other collections have similar material and may be of help, including the Damron Dennis, David Webb, Margaret Galloway, Lou Ann Bradley, Louise Evans and the University of North Texas Library Collections.
Preferred Citation: Edward Johnson Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections
Finding Aid Revision History: May 2018 by Nicole Yatsonsky - edited Scope/Content, described and arranged Boxes 7-10


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