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Howard Johnson papers

 Collection — Folder: S731
Identifier: S0731

Scope and Contents

This collection includes an autographed, signed manuscript from Howard Johnson in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from the 1870s to the 1890s regarding life and education in Indianapolis, Indiana.


  • 1870s-1890s


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Howard Johnson was born on May 22, 1873 in Marian County, Indiana to Franklin Pierce and Geroge Ann [Gerogeanna] Pursel Johnson. He had a brother. He married Minnie C. Fessler May 22, 1894, and they had two children. He worked as a farmer, retiring in 1962, and wrote several reminiscences of early Marion County. He died in June of 1970.

Information found within the collection.

"Johnson, Howard". 1880 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/02/18.

"Johnson, Howard". (1974) Indiana authors and their books, 1917-1966. (p. 326). Print. ISLI 016.810 B219I SUPP. 1917-66

"Johnson, Howard". U. S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014. Retrieved 2015/02/18.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/02/18 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2015/02/18 by Edythe Huffman.
Howard Johnson papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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