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Paul Bowen Johnson papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 914

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of letters and papers, 1918-1919, relating to the work of Paul Bowen Johnson, captain in the Medical Corps, as Morale Officer for the Port of Embarkation, Newport News, Virginia, during World War I.

Included are several letters to and from Army officers and civilians concerning the activities of the Morale Department, as well as orders, memoranda, and official papers from the War Department, photographs, newspaper clippings, and printed matter, all relating to the Port of Embarkation and the Morale Department. Also among the papers are a typed history of the Morale Department which explains its work maintaining the health and well-being of soldiers throughout their service in the Army, written by Johnson, and his own log of his work as Morale Officer between November 13, 1918, and August 1, 1919. The volume also contains minutes of meetings with the Morale Department and with civilian welfare groups, copies of orders, and related matter.

Dates

  • 1918-1937

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Paul Bowen Johnson, 1947.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.0914

Overview

Letters and papers relating to the work of Paul Bowen Johnson, who was a captain in the Medical Corps, as Morale Officer for the Port of Embarkation, Newport News, Virginia, during World War I. Also in the papers is a history of the Morale Department and his own log of work between 1918-1919.

Biographical / Historical

Paul Bowen Alden Johnson was born in Washington, D.C., on March 23, 1878. He was educated at Central High School and Yale College, where he graduated with the class of 1901. After graduation, he studied medicine at Georgetown University, where he received the degree of M.D. in 1905. During World War I, he was a captain in the Medical Corps. In 1921, he was appointed full professor at the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry at Georgetown. Johnson was secretary of the Social Hygiene Association of the District of Columbia; a member of various medical associations; and he belonged to the American Legion, the Society of Mayflower Descendants, the Mt. Pleasant Citizens' Association, etc. He lived the rest of his life in Washington, D.C., where he died on January 16, 1954.
Title
Guide to the Paul Bowen Johnson Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Janet Elaine Gertz
Date
June 1983
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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