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Kathryn Johnson collection

Kathryn Johnson collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Kathryn Johnson collection
Creator: Johnson, Kathryn, 1926-2019
Inclusive Dates: 1947-1995
Language(s): English
Extent: 3.5 Linear Feet 2 boxes, 1 oversize box
Collection Number: ms4344
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Kathryn Johnson (1926-2019) was a reporter for the Associated Press, and editor for the US News and World Report, and CNN from 1960-1999. Ms. Johnson was born in Columbus, Georgia, and was a graduate of Agnes Scott College (1947). She is known for having covered the American Civil Rights Movement, the family of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Vietnam veterans and their families. Her first major story was on Charlayne Hunter and the integration of the University of Georgia in 1961. She published a memoir titled "My Time With the Kings" in 2016.

Scope and Content

This collection includes correspondence, press and family photographs, journals, writing, scrapbooks, and an aircraft flight suit.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Kathryn Johnson collection, ms4344, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Associated Press
CNN International
Civil rights movements -- United States.
Journalism -- United States.
Periodical editors
Reporters and reporting -- United States.
Television broadcasting -- United States.
U.S. News and World Report, Inc.
Women journalists.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Kathryn's mother, brother Lewis - correspondence
12Rita Besbekos Family - correspondences
13Evie, Babs, and Marge - correspondences
14B.P. - correspondence
15Hedley - correspondence
16Helen - correspondence
17John Kesler - correspondence
18Louise Gubb - correspondence
19Marybeth - correspondence
110Neil - correspondence
111Robert Moorefield - correspondence
112Personal correspondence
113Work-related correspondence
114Commentary on Places and Events: Travelogue
115Writing by Kathryn Johnson and others
116University of Georgia, Georgia State College, 1955-1957
117Family photographs
118Queen Elizabeth II - photographs with description, 1947-1964
119Three Annapolis Sisters Marry U.S. Naval Academy Graduates in a Single Ceremony - photographss with description, 1953-1956
120Sinking of Andrea Dorea - photographs with description, 1956
121Alberta Williams King's Death - photographs with description, 1974
122Photographs of various people
1Binders (2) - covering Columbus, Georgia trial of Lt. Calley
1Agnes Scott College scrapbook
1United States Air Force orange flight suit
1Personal journals, 1955-1983
2Personal journals, 1984-1995