Guide to the Leone S. Johnson Papers

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Johnson, Leone Sands
Title: Leone S. Johnson Papers
Dates: 1911-1964 ( inclusive )
1953-1964 ( bulk )
Quantity: 0.05 cubic foot, including 25 photographs (1 box)
Collection Number: MSS Johnson
Summary: The Leone S. Johnson Papers consist of personal correspondence and pages from a dissembled scrapbook compiled by alumna and Memorial Union Program Consultant Leone Sands Johnson.
Repository: Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Contact Information: Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
Languages: Materials in English . 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Biographical Note

Graduating with a master's degree in personnel guidance from Oregon State College in 1948, Leone Johnson served as Memorial Union Program Consultant from 1948 to 1964. She also worked as Executive Secretary for the campus YMCA-YWCA Roundtable from 1943 to 1948.

Content Description

This collection consists of correspondence and pages from a dissembled scrapbook compiled by alumna and Memorial Union Program Consultant Leone Sands Johnson.

The majority of the correspondence was written by Johnson's aunts Bess Coppes MacKay and Ida Leiter; most pertains to Ida’s illness, death, and the settling of her will.

Comprised of photographs, newspaper clippings, and greeting cards, the scrapbook pages also include a Christmas poem received from friends and a graduation announcement. The images depict Johnson at home with her husband, attending social events, and examining an exhibit of locally collected artifacts at a show in the Memorial Union. Other people featured in the photographs include Norma Pritchett, Mrs. Tommy Prothro, Mrs. Austin Walter, and students Charlie Dunn and Jan Anderson.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

Leone S. Johnson Papers, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Custodial History :  

These materials were donated by Don McIlvenna, retired OSU History Department faculty, who found the pages in his house. The home was formerly occupied by Johnson and her husband.

Related Materials :  

The Memorial Union Photograph Collection (P 198) and Memorial Union Record Group (RG 99) contain information about the Memorial Union. Other photographs pertaining to the Memorial Union can be found in Harriet's Collection, #34.


  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon State College. Memorial Union.
  • Oregon State University. Memorial Union.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Corvallis (Or.)
  • Subject Terms :
  • College environment--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • College students--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • College students--Oregon--Corvallis--Social life and customs.
  • Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographs.
  • Postcards.
  • Scrapbooks.

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