Title: Papers, 1913-1976 Description: 21 linear feet
Notes: Afro-American minister and educator; president of Howard University (1926-1960). Family and personal papers, correspondence, writings by and about Johnson, divinity school education materials, programs, documents relating to Johnson's three-year tenure as a member of the District of Columbia Board of Education, materials from organizations with which Johnson was affiliated, financial papers, address books and datebooks, photographs, and memorabilia relating chiefly to Johnson's activities before and after his tenure as president of Howard University as a minister and civic leader. Includes materials about Johnson's work as student secretary for the International Committee of the YMCA (1916-17) and about his role in establishing a branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Charleston, WV. Correspondents include Nannie Burroughs, Louis Cramton, Stanley Durkee, John Hope, Benjamin Mays, Jesse Moorland, Walter White, and Carter G. Woodson. Gift of William E. Johnson, 1977.
Subjects: Afro-American clergy. lcsh Afro-American college presidents -- Washington (DC). lcsh Afro-American college teachers. lcsh Afro-Americans -- Civil rights -- West Virginia -- Charleston. Afro-Americans -- Education -- Washington (DC) Afro-Americans -- Religion. Board of Education. Burroughs, Nannie Helen, 1879-, correspondent. Charleston, West Virginia Branch. Cramton, Louis C. (Louis Convers), b. 1875, correspondent. District of Columbia. Durkee, J. Stanley (James Stanley), 1866-1951, correspondent. Hope, John, 1868-1936, correspondent. International Committee. Mays, Benjamin E. (Benjamin Elijah), 1894-1984, correspondent. Moorland, Jesse Edward, 1863-1940, correspondent. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. White, Walter Francis, 1893-1955, correspondent. Woodson, Carter Godwin, 1875-1950, correspondent. YMCA of the USA.
Location: Howard University, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center (Washington, DC) NUCMC #: DCLV96-A834
Staff, MSRC, "JOHNSON, MORDECAI" (2015). Manuscript Division Finding Aids. 106.