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James E. "Jimmy" Johnson (1879-1942) Scrapbooks and Miscellanea

Identifier: 31/6/134

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James E. "Jimmy" Johnson (1879-1942) Scrapbooks and Miscellanea
James E. "Jimmy" Johnson (1879-1942) Scrapbooks and Miscellanea

Scope and Contents

This collection has been digitized and can be viewed here: James E. "Jimmy" Johnson (1879-1942) Scrapbooks and Miscellanea.

Box 1:

The series consists mainly of two scrapbooks.

The first, bearing the title “Football Note,” contains numerous newspaper articles detailing Johnson’s football career and social engagements during the years he spent at Northwestern University.  About half of the scrapbook chronicles activities associated with the Carlisle Indian Industrial School.  Included are numerous photographs and halftone pictures depicting the school and its students.  Scattered throughout the scrapbook are printed items and ephemera pertaining to school ceremonies and events. Additionally there are pages with business and personal information cards documenting Johnson’s friends and associates.

The second scrapbook is smaller and only contains newspaper clippings pertaining to Johnson’s football career at Carlisle.

Supplementing the scrapbooks are folders of biographical information and newspaper clippings.


  • 1890-1911, 1942-2012


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored at a remote campus location and requires two business days advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.


2.00 Boxes

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Two scrapbooks and additional clippings/biographical information document James E. "Jimmy" Johnson's education at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School and at Northwestern University, as well as his football career at both schools.

Method of Acquisition

The James E. Johnson Scrapbooks were donated to the Northwestern University Archives by Clarence Cameron, September 20, 2010, as accession #10-256.

Separated Materials

A DVD copy of “The Life and Football Times of Dr. James E. (Jimmie) Johnson” was added to the Archives' audiovisual holdings.

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Library Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US