A Guide to the William Martin Johnson Papers, 1937-1968 Johnson, William Martin Papers Ms1982-017

William Martin Johnson Papers, 1937-1968

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1982-017


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Processed by: Sydney Vaile, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1982-017
Title
William Martin Johnson Papers, 1937-1968
Physical Characteristics
0.6 cu. ft. 3 boxes
Creator
Johnson, William Martin
Language
English
Abstract
The papers in this collection include both personal and professional correspondence, ranging from November 1931 to March 1977. Johnson wrote to representatives at Public Works, American Society of Civil Engineers, the Department of Architectural Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and the War Assets Administration, among others.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the William Martin Johnson Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: William Martin Johnson Papers, Ms1982-017, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the William Martin Johnson Papers was completed in April 2015.


Biographical Note

William M. Johnson graduated with B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1928 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He went on to work as a Civil Engineer for Wiley and Wilson, consulting engineers in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Scope and Content

The papers in this collection include both personal and professional correspondence, ranging from November 1931 to March 1977. Johnson wrote to representatives at Public Works, American Society of Civil Engineers, the Department of Architectural Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and the War Assets Administration, among others. His letters discuss matters related to Civil Engineering. There are two photographs: one of Virginia Episcopal School, and one of Longwood College in Farmville, Virginia. This collection also features issues of The Newcomen Bulletin for North America from January 1963 to May 1973.

Arrangement

The William Martin Johnson Papers is organized in three series by material type. Series I: Correspondence includes personal and professional correspondence to and from Johnson between 1937 and about 1977. The majority of the letters relating to civil engineering topics. Series II: The Newcomen Bulletin for North America contains a collection of bulletins dating between 1963 and 1973. This series includes most, if not all, issues between 1963 and 1969, as well as scattered issues between 1970 and 1973. Series III: Papers and Ephemera consists of reports, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other personal papers.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Science and Technology
  • University Archives
  • University History
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Contents List

Series I: Correspondence, 1932-1977, n.d.
  • Box-folder 1-1
    Nov. 17, 1932-Dec. 16, 1936
  • Box-folder 1-2
    Jan. 18, 1937-Dec. 18, 1937
  • Box-folder 1-3
    Jan, 12, 1938-Dec. 20, 1939
  • Box-folder 1-4
    Jan. 1, 1940-May 16, 1940
  • Box-folder 1-5
    June 5, 1940-April 12, 1944
  • Box-folder 1-6
    May 23, 1944-April 1, 1947
  • Box-folder 1-7
    April 7, 1947-Sept. 25, 1947
  • Box-folder 1-8
    Oct. 9, 1947-Nov. 21, 1949
  • Box-folder 1-9
    Jan. 3, 1950-June 13, 1951
  • Box-folder 2-1
    June 20, 1951-Mar. 7, 1952
  • Box-folder 2-2
    Mar. 18, 1952-Oct. 8, 1952
  • Box-folder 2-3
    Oct. 15, 1952-Jan. 9, 1961
  • Box-folder 2-4
    Sept. 15, 1961-March 28, 1977
  • Box-folder 2-5 to 2-6 (2 folders)
    Undated
Series II: The Newcomen Bulletin for North America, 1963-1973
  • Box-folder 3-2
    Jan. 24, 1963-Dec. 5, 1963
  • Box-folder 3-3
    Jan. 17, 1964-Dec. 3, 1964
  • Box-folder 3-4
    Jan. 28, 1965-Dec. 2, 1965
  • Box-folder 3-5
    Jan. 20, 1966-Dec. 1, 1966
  • Box-folder 3-6
    Jan. 20, 1967-Dec. 7, 1967
  • Box-folder 3-7
    Jan. 25, 1968-Dec. 5, 1968
  • Box-folder 3-8
    Jan. 23, 1969-Dec. 4, 1969
  • Box-folder 3-9
    Jan. 22, 1970-May 23, 1973
Series III: Papers and Ephemera
  • Box-folder 3-1
    Reservation Coupons and Papers
  • Box-folder 3-10
    Newspaper Clippings and Letter from Nixon
  • Box-folder 3-11
    Photographs
  • Box-folder 3-12
    "Three Historic Documents of the Washington Family" Folder
  • Box-folder 3-13
    "Environmental Considerations Related to the Army Package Power Reactor"