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Personal correspondence and papers, undated

 File — Box: 8, Folder: 7

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: This collection includes personal and political correspondence and papers, photographs, notebooks, publications and other materials from Margaret Afflis Johnston in Delphi, Carroll County and Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1916 to 1967, regarding her political career, public service, the Democratic Party in Indiana, the Indiana Women's Prison and the state correctional system, community engagement, and personal life. Campaign materials and periodicals for various democratic candidates and organizations from the local to the national level are scattered throughout the political correspondence and papers.The collection also includes correspondence, photographs and materials from a scrapbook related to Johnston's son, William "Dick the Bruiser" Afflis. Correspondents including John F. Kennedy, Andrew Jacobs, and Matthew E. Welsh.

Oversize items include Johnston's certificates of appointment (1949-1961); a certificate certifying Johnston's passing of the state probation examinations (1944); a citation for meritorious service for devoted service to Indiana (1956); an anti-communist China broadside (1960); a campaign broadside for Johnston's unsuccessful bid for Congress in 1946; an issue of the Indiana Democrat newspaper (April 15, 1954) and of The County Paper Hit Parade: Supplement to the Starke County Democrat (November 24, 1960); and a team photograph of a juvenile football team which includes William F. Afflis (OBC132). The photographs concern Johnston's personal, social, and political life, ranging from circa 1920 to 1967 (P063). There are also portrait photographs.


  • circa 1916-1967

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 3.66 Cubic Feet (11 manuscript boxes, 1 large oversize folder)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.