Guide to the Edward Carl Johnson Papers 1896-1959
Cage 223

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Johnson, Edward Carl
Title
Edward Carl Johnson Papers
ID
Cage 223
Date [inclusive]
1896-1959
Extent
5.0 containers.
General Physical Description note
2.5 linear feet of shelf space. 14,000 items.
Language
English
Abstract
Personal and professional papers, including correspondence, speeches, manuscripts, notes, reports, publications, clippings, and photographs of an agricultural administrator specializing in extension services. Included is a lengthy diary recounting extensive travels in western Europe and the Soviet Union during 1937; and the report of the 1947 United States Department of Agriculture Mission to Colombia, of which Johnson was head.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 223, Edward Carl Johnson Papers. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Edward Carl Johnson was born on a farm in southern Minnesota in 1880. He received his BA and MA degrees from the University of Minnesota in 1906 and 1907, respectively. In 1907 he became Assistant Pathologist in the Bureau of Plant Industry, USDA, in Washington, D.C., and from 1908-1912 he served as Pathologist in charge of disease work. Johnson accepted the position of Superintendant of Institutes and Demonstrations at Kansas State Agricultural College in 1912, and was the Dean of College Extension from 1915 to 1918. In 1919 he became Dean of the Washington State University College of Agriculture and Director of the Washington Agricultural Experiment Station. Johnson was Dean until 1945 and held the station directorship through 1948. He died in 1962.

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Arrangement note

The collection is arranged in three series. The first series contains reports and correspondence dating from Johnson's employment at Kansas State University and with the USDA in Washington, D.C. Series two is composed primarily of materials relating to Johnson's overseas travels while employed at Washington State University. This material includes correspondence, speeches, notes, reports, maps, clippings, photographs and photograph lists, glass slides, and motion pictures. Most of the approximately 500 photographs were taken on Johnson's tour of farms and agricultural experiment stations in Colombia in 1947, although some are of European agriculture dating from his extensive travels in 1937. The four short rolls of motion picture film were also taken on Johnson's European trip. Scenes of American agriculture from the period ca. 1907-1920 are depicted on the more than 40 glass slides in the collection, some taken in the Pullman vicinity. Mementos from Johnson's childhood and travels are also included in this series. The final series contains Johnson's publications. Manuscripts of some of his writings are included, among them being Emphasis on Conservation,  Other Inland Empires, and  Another Valley.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1978

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The greater portion of the papers of Edward Carl Johnson were donated to the Washington State University Library by Mrs. E. C. Johnson in 1968. Additional papers were received with the records of the College of Agriculture (UA 76-12) which were deposited in the Library prior to 1970.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University. College of Agriculture -- Officials and employees--Correspondence

Geographic Name(s)

  • Europe--Description and travel
  • Soviet Union--Description and travel

Personal Name(s)

  • Johnson, Edward Carl --Archives
  • Johnson, Edward Carl, Mrs. waps

Subject(s)

  • Agricultural extension work--Washington (State)--Records and correspondence
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture -- Colombia
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Kansas State University and USDA 1906-1918 

Box

Cereal Disease Reports 1907-1911   5.0 items.

1

Correspondence 1912 1917   7.0 items.

1

Demonstration Work Information 1914   2.0 items.

1

Extension Division Report 1917   1.0 item.

1

Extension Work Information 1914 1918   41.0 items.

1

Extension Work Information and Home Economics Information 1918   2.0 items.

1

Forage Sorghums Information 1917   2.0 items.

1

Freeman, E. M. 1907-1911   28.0 items.

1

Jardine, W. M. 1910-1911   7.0 items.

1

Miller, J. H. 1911-1912   8.0 items.

1

National Chamber of Agriculture Information 1918   1.0 item.

1

Western Field Trip 1912   1.0 item.

1

Wheat Smut Correspondence 1908-1910   8.0 items.

1

Wheat Statistics 1916   1.0 item.

1

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Series 2: Overseas Travel and Washington State 

Box

University Material 1896-1959 

1

Correspondence 1906-1959   120.0 items.

2

Speeches 1929-1953   26.0 items.

2

Manuscript Diary of Trip to Europe,  1937   1.0 item.

3

Notes from European and Colombian travel 1937-1947   500.0 items.

3

Reports: 

Box

USDA Mission to Columbia 1947   5.0 items.

4

Pakistan Project 1954   1.0 item.

4

Capital Outlay Survey Committee 1954   1.0 item.

4

Washington State Farm Production Statistics 1935   1.0 item.

4

Experiment Stations' Budgets 1949-1953   1.0 item.

4

Gut Jemmeritz undated   1.0 item.

4
Box

Clippings 1937-1948   13.0 items.

4

Mementos 1896-1938   48.0 items.

4

Photograph lists   2.0 items.

4

Photographs   500.0 items.

4

Glass slides   40.0 items.

4

Motion picture film 1937   4.0 items.

4

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Series 3: Publications and Manuscripts 1905-1954 

Publications 1910-1954   35.0 items.

Box

Co-ordinate Farm Societies 1918 

5

Kansas Needs Well Organized Plans for Highway Improvement 1916 

5

Profits from Farming not Excessive When Interest is Considered 1915 

5

The Agricultural Road as Traveled by Collegians 1925 

5

It's Always Fair Weather When Farmers Get Together 1918 

5

The County Agents in Kansas 1915 

5

The Present Status of Agricultural Engineering Instruction 1920 

5

A Permanent Agriculture for the Wheat Belt 1919 

5

Cow Testing and Official Testing 1919 

5

Methods in Breeding Cereals for Rust Resistance 1910 

5

Floret Sterility of Wheats in the Southwest 1911 

5

A Handbook for Institute Officers 1913 

5

The Rusts of Grains in the United States 1911 

5

Timothy Rust in the United States 1911 

5

Contour Farming in Kansas 1914 

5

A Study of Some Imperfect Fungi Isolated from Wheat, Oat, and Barley Plants 1914 

5

County War Organization in Kansas 1918 

5

Handling the 1918 Wheat Harvest in Kansas 1918 

5

Experiments on the Relation Between Soil Composition and Crops 1930 

5

The Influence of Climate on Washington Agriculture 1931 

5

Reprint from the Third Biennial Report of the Washington State Planning Council 1938 

5

The Agricultural Agent Farm Bureau Movement in Kansas 1915 

5

Prefatory Notes in Kansas State Farmers' Institute Bulletins 1912-1915 

5

What Is the Best Type of Education for Station Workers in Aiding Them in the Solution of Present Day Problems? 1917 

5

Vocational Preferences of High School Students in Washington 1934 

5

Application of Science to Agriculture in the North Temperate Zone on the Eastern Side of the Pacific Ocean undated 

5

The Relation of Experiment Station Work to the Fruit Industry undated 

5

Biology and Agriculture as Training for Citizenship 1920 

5

Why Experiment Stations? 1954 

5

Emphasis on Conservation 1952 

5

Manuscripts: 

Box

Emphasis on Conservation undated 

5

Other Inland Empires undated 

5

Another Valley undated 

5

Writings and drawings of plants 1905 

5

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