Finding aid created by: DB
Date: 12 Apr 1978
|20 Apr 2010||converted to EAD (MRC)|
Overview of the Collection
|Creator:||Johnson, Douglas Wilson, 1878-1944.|
|Title:||Douglas W. Johnson Papers|
|Quantity:||3.0 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||American professor of geography and geology at Columbia University. Collection contains correspondence (1907-1938); clippings (1919-1940); photographs; scrapbook material (1897-1943); manuscript articles, and book reviews.|
|Language:||Majority in English, one item in French|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
Douglas William Johnson (1878-1944) was an American professor of geography and geology at Columbia University.
Born in Parkersburg, West Virginia on November 30, 1878, Johnson received his B.S. from the University of New Mexico in 1901 and a PhD from Columbia University in 1903. In 1912 Johnson began his teaching career at Columbia, where he remained for more than thirty years as a professor of physiography. He served as an exchange professor of applied science to French universities in 1923-1924.
As well as being an outstanding educator, Johnson was internationally recognized as an authority in his field. He was chief of the Division of Boundary Geography on the American Commission to Negotiate Peace in 1918 and 1919, served as advisor to President Woodrow Wilson on the question of Italian boundary problems, and was consulting physiographer to the Canadian Government in the Labrador Boundary Dispute in 1926.
Johnson was the author of many books and articles, and received numerous awards, commendations and honorary degrees during his lifetime. He died at the age of 65 in Sebring, Florida on February 24, 1944.
The Douglas W. Johnson Papers consist of subject files, scrapbook material, photographs and writings. The donor's own index to correspondence is included at the beginning of the collection and the original folder title list, which does not exactly match the final arrangement but contains interesting information nonetheless.
Subject files are arranged alphabetically, scrapbook material chronologically.
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Johnson, Douglas Wilson, 1878-1944.
Earth scientists, United States.
Genres and Forms
Clippings (information artifacts)
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Douglas W. Johnson Papers
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
|Box 1||Adriatic and Tyrol questions 1919-1924|
|Box 1||America-Yugoslav Society 1924-1925|
|Box 1||American Rights League 1915-1919 (2 folders)|
|Box 1||Biographical data|
|Box 1||Calling cards undated|
|Box 1||Clippings and articles 1919-1939|
|Box 1||Clippings, Sinking Coast 1925-1940|
|Box 1||General 1907-1938 (3 folders)|
|Box 1||Jefferson: The Forgotten Man 1938|
|Box 1||Paysages et problemes geographique de la terre Americaine 1927-1928|
|Box 1||False neutrality 1938-1939|
|Box 1||Finland 1940|
|Box 1||Folly of Federal Spending / Roosevelt, Franklin D. 1938-1939|
|Box 1||France 1924 (2 folders)|
|Box 1||Ickes v. Gannett 1939|
|Box 1||International Geographical Congress 1928|
|Box 1||Miscellaneous printed material|
|Box 1||"Muddy Thinking" address 1933-1935|
|Box 1||Post-conference lectures, etc. 1919-1920|
|Box 1||Origin of Carolina Bays 1942-1943|
|Box 1||Postcards, menus, invitations, etc.|
|Box 2||World trip 1929-1930|
|Oversize 2||Volume 1|
|Box 2||General 1897-1943 - arranged roughly chronologically (22 folders)|
|Oversize 2||Loose material|
|Box 2||Geology and strategy in the present war 1940|
|Box 2||A Thanksgiving prayer of the American government undated - typescript|
|Box 2||War imperils America 1940|
|Box 2||Battlefields of the World War 1921-1922 - reviews|
|Box 2||The New England-Acadian Shoreline 1925-1927 - reviews|
|Oversize 1||Topography and Strategy in the War - reviews|
|Box 2||Assorted published items|
|Box 2||Assault on the Supreme Court 1937-1938|
|Box 2||The Next Armistice and After 1941|
|Box 2||Commencement Oration 1927-1933|
|Box 2||Untitled undated - typescripts|