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COLLECTION Identifier: M-133, reel E12; A-68, Series V

Papers of Carrie Ashton Johnson in the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1889-1941

Series V of the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection.

Dates

  • 1889-1941

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. ORIGINALS CLOSED. USE MICROFILM. REQUEST AS: M-133, REEL E-12.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Carrie Ashton Johnson as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Extent

7 folders

This series provides some information about Carrie Ashton Johnson, and documents her friendship with Mary E. Holmes. It consists mainly of correspondence and also includes clippings, certificates, and a photograph. A scrapbook was dismantled for preservation purposes; its contents are in #52 and 53.

BIOGRAPHY

Carrie (Ashton) Johnson, editor, author, and suffragist, was born in Durand, Illinois, on August 24, 1863. She moved to Rockford, Illinois, when she was 15 and remained there most of her life. Johnson graduated from a business college in Rockford and in 1889 married Harry M. Johnson, then managing editor of Rockford's Morning Star. She wrote about domestic topics, temperance, and suffrage for several magazines. Johnson was a lifelong member of the Illinois Equal Suffrage Association (IESA) and served as its secretary under President Mary E. Holmes. For further biographical information, see A Woman of the Century (New York, 1893), page 421.

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 56-121

Processing Information

Reprocessed: June 1990

By: Kim Brookes, Bert Hartry, Katherine Kraft, Jane Ward
Link to catalog
Title
Johnson, Carrie Ashton, 1863- . Papers of Carrie Ashton Johnson in the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1889-1941: A Finding Aid
Author
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
EAD ID
sch00408

Repository Details

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