Ethel McLean Johnson Papers
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The papers of a political activist, public servant, and poet from Maine. The 2 microfilm reels (located in the Microforms Department in the Fogler Library - call number Microfilm J631) include the papers which were deposited in the Harvard University Library in Cambridge, Mass. They are largely concerned with labor conditions and laws pertaining to women and children in Massachusetts. Included in the folder in the Special Collections Department are correspondence, biographical material of Ethel McLean Johnson, photographs of her, postcards sent to her, and her poems and other writings. Included are copies of the Maine Writers' Conference Chapbooks (no. 8, 10-13), the New England Galaxy (winter 1971), and Flamingo (Dec. 1969). Included also is a typed statement of Ethel McLean Johnson at a meeting of the Simmons College Alumnae Association, June 6, 1970. Also included are 2 copies of her Teasing the donkey: political jingles, state, national and general, 1952-1968.
- Johnson, Ethel McLean (Person)
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Ethel McLean Johnson was born in Brownfield, Maine. She graduated from Gorham State Normal School, studied library science at Simmons College, earned her B.A. at Boston University, and did graduate work at the American University in Washington, D.C. She gained recognition as an author of monographs, essays, dramas, and articles besides being an outstanding poet. She also published a book of political doggerel. She held many important government positions and served on boards, committees, and commissions dealing with minimum wage, women and children in industry, industrial health and safety codes, and unemployment. She also served as assistant to the American ambassador in London at the Court of St. James.
1 folder (40 items)
2 film reels (microfilm)
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
The 15 postcards were a gift of T. H. Mitchell in 1971. The 2 reels of microfilm were purchased from the Harvard University Library in 1971.
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- Authors, American -- Maine Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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- Child labor -- Massachusetts Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
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- Poems Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Political poetry, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Women -- Massachusetts -- Employment Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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