Leon George Johnson Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator -
Johnson, Leon George, (Johnnie)
Leon George Johnson papers
Date [inclusive]
0.25 Cubic feet , 1 volume; 10 folders

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing,Michigan".

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Biographical Note

Leon George (Johnnie) Johnson, of Cadillac, Michigan, attended Michigan Agricultural College for the academic years 1906-1911. He studied engineering and forestry. It is not clear whether he earned his B.S. degree. Johnson was a member of the Hesperian Society (Psi Upsilon Fraternity) and lived in the Hesperian House from 1907 to 1911. While at M.A.C., Johnson was a member of the Band and the Forestry Club. He participated in class football, was a manager of the 1909 Varsity Football team and the 1911 Varsity Baseball team, and was Assistant Business Manger of the Holcad newspaper.

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Scope and Contents note

Leon Johnson papers consist of a scrapbook, letters, speeches, and memorabilia. Scrapbook contains athletic, dance, theatre, and semi-centennial programs; receipts and tickets; letters; college songs; greeting cards and ribbons; newsclippings; posters, including class rivalry posters by the classes of 1910, 1911, and 1912; and postcards and photographs of Michigan Agricultural College life, Forestry Camp, and friends. Memorabilia include M.A.C. programs and calendars.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections July 1980

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Revision Description

  March 2012

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. Anniversaries, etc..
  • Michigan State University. Athletics. Baseball.
  • Michigan State University. Class of 1911.
  • Michigan State University. Hesperian Literary Society. -- Chronological subdivision--1906-1911;
  • Psi Upsilon Fraternity. Epsilon Nu Chapter (Michigan State University).

Personal Name(s)

  • Ferrari, J.


  • Baseball
  • College students
  • College students -- United States -- Conduct of life
  • San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Letters and Speeches 1907 - 1909, 1911, undated 

F.D. 1


Drawer Folder

M.A.C. Programs 1909 - 1911, undated 

F.D. 2

M.A.C. Calendar 1911 

F.D. 3

Miscellaneous 1907 - 1910, Undated 

F.D. 4

Postcards 1909-1912 

F.D. 5


Drawer Folder

Leon Johnson and friends (group and individual shots) Circa 1906-1911 

F.D. 6

M.A.C. Band Undated 

F.D. 7

Group photo from a dance Undated 

F.D. 7

M.A.C. baseball players and coach Circa 1906-1911 

F.D. 8

Outdoor group shots - Cyanotypes Undated 

F.D. 9

San Francisco, California Earthquake aftermath 1906 

F.D. 10

Scrapbook #59 1905-1911 

Scrapbook #59