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Ethel McLean Johnson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0772-sc

Scope and Content Note

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.

Dates

  • 1905-1972

Creator

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

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.

Extent

1 folder (40 items)

2 film reels (microfilm)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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.

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.

Existence and Location of Originals

Originals of the microfilmed material are owned by the Harvard University Library.
Title
Guide to the Ethel McLean Johnson Papers
Status
No Additional Box Or Folder List For This Small Collection
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States
207-581-1686