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Collection Number: 05371-z

Collection Title: J. Monroe Johnson Scrapbooks, circa 1920-1960

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Abstract John Monroe Johnson was born in Marion, S.C., in 1878 and attended the University of South Carolina and Furman University. He served in the Spanish-American War and was the chief engineer of the Rainbow (42nd) Division during World War I. In 1940, Johnson was appointed to the Interstate Commerce Commission, a position he held until 1956. During World War II, he served as director of the Office of Defense Transportation and was awarded the Medal of Merit for his service by President Truman in 1946. Johnson died in Marion, S.C., in 1964. The collection includes three scrapbooks that document the career of J. Monroe Johnson. One scrapbook contains materials relating to a testimonial dinner in Johnson's honor held by the American Legion's Post Mortem Club of Washington D.C. The other two scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, certificates, and awards pertaining to Johnson's military service during World War I; his activities as director of the Office of Defense Transportation, 1944-1949; and as a member of the Interstate Commerce Commission, 1940-1956.
Creator Johnson, J. Monroe (John Monroe), 1878-1964.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the J. Monroe Johnson Scrapbooks #05371-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Chapel Hill Rare Books of Chapel Hill, N.C., in 2007 (Acc. 100824).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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John Monroe Johnson was born in Marion, S.C., in 1878 and attended the University of South Carolina and Furman University. He served in the Spanish-American War and was the chief engineer of the Rainbow (42nd) Division during World War I. In 1940, Johnson was appointed to the Interstate Commerce Commission, a position he held until 1956. During World War II, he served as director of the Office of Defense Transportation and was awarded the Medal of Merit for his service by President Truman in 1946. Johnson died in Marion, S.C., in 1964.

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The collection includes three scrapbooks that document the career of J. Monroe Johnson. One scrapbook contains materials relating to a testimonial dinner in Johnson's honor held by the American Legion's Post Mortem Club of Washington D.C. The other two scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, certificates, and awards pertaining to Johnson's military service during World War I; his activities as director of the Office of Defense Transportation, 1944-1949; and as a member of the Interstate Commerce Commission, 1940-1956.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Allison Moore, February 2011

Encoded by: Allison Moore, February 2011

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