The Resource Harvey Johnson collection, (manuscript)

Harvey Johnson collection, (manuscript)

Label
Harvey Johnson collection, 1850-1920
Title
Harvey Johnson collection
Inclusive dates
1850-1920
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This collection contains notes made by Harvey Johnson about his research of the history of the Yuma area. The bulk of the papers are hand -written excerpts from a variety of books and articles concerning the local history of Western Arizona and the Colorado River area of Arizona and California. Johnson was an extremely meticulous and thorough researcher. His transcriptions of 19th and early 20th century Yuma area records and sources are an important tool for future researchers investigating the Territorial Era
Biographical or historical data
Harvey Johnson was a geophysicist and amateur historian who specialized in the history of the Yuma area. He was born on March 3rd, 1921 in Somerton, Arizona. His parents, Frank and Ruth Johnson lived on a homestead nearby. He attended school in Somerton and the University of Arizona. When America entered World War II he left the University and joined the military as a draftsman, making charts and maps in the Pacific theatre. After the war, Harvey studied geophysics at the University of California - Los Angeles where he graduated. For the next twenty years his profession led him to all four corners of the world. Upon retiring in 1968 he returned to Arizona and his family's homestead, where he devoted himself to studying the history of the Yuma area. As he was studying, he also became involved with teaching others about history. He ran historical tours, gave slideshow presentations and volunteered at the Arizona Historical Society-Rio Colorado Division. While he published very little material himself, he assisted others in research for books, articles and nominations to the National Register of Historical Places. He died in 1982.
Cataloging source
ZP3
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1921-1982
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Johnson, Harvey
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  • Johnson, Harvey
  • Geophysicists
  • Historians
  • Arizona
  • Arizona
  • Colorado River Region (Colo.-Mexico)
Label
Harvey Johnson collection, (manuscript)
Instantiates
Note
Processed by Benjamin Findley, 2013
Control code
40387
Extent
  • 1.5
  • 3
Type of unit
  • linear ft. (
  • boxes)
Label
Harvey Johnson collection, (manuscript)
Note
Processed by Benjamin Findley, 2013
Control code
40387
Extent
  • 1.5
  • 3
Type of unit
  • linear ft. (
  • boxes)

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