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Johnson Family Records (DeKalb County)


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Collection Overview

Title: Johnson Family Records (DeKalb County), 1917-1969

ID: RHC/RC/231

Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 02/00/1994. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: American Farm Bureau Federation, Barbed Wire, DeKalb County (Ill), Farm life, General Electric Company, Johnson Family, DeKalb County, Maps, World War II

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

At present the collection contains information relating to Revere E. Johnson’s careers in farming (1917 - 1945), and at the General Electric Plant in DeKalb (1946-1964), Johnson family materials and photographs, documentation relating to World War II rationing, maps, and DeKalb County history articles.

Collection Historical Note

Revere Elmer Johnson was born in 1898, the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Johnson.  He also had a brother Carl Martin and a sister Helen M. Johnson.  On February 24, 1926 Revere married Zaida Christine Munson, and they had one daughter Corinne Elizabeth.  In 1917 Revere had taken an agricultural course at Madison, Wisconsin and apparently hired out for several years, until he joined his father on a farm C.M. purchased in 1926.  In December of 1946 he started working at the General Electric plant in DeKalb. Over the years he held a number of jobs including machine operator, stock keeper, dispatcher, process planner, foreman (Stator Making, second shift, beginning March 1, 1954), and by December 1961 he was a plant guard.  After his retirement from GE on June 1,1963, he enjoyed gardening.  He died in 1966, and Zaida in 1970.  They are buried in the Fairview Cemetery, DeKalb, IL.

Subject/Index Terms

American Farm Bureau Federation
Barbed Wire
DeKalb County (Ill)
Farm life
General Electric Company
Johnson Family, DeKalb County
World War II

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Accruals: Addition in May 2005.

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.

Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.

Acquisition Source: Corinne Johnson

Acquisition Method: Corinne Johnson donated the Johnson Family Records to the Regional History Center in February 1994.

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Box 1
Folder 1: Johnson Family, Photographs and Newspaper Clippings, circa 1920-1963
Folder 2: Revere Johnson, Photograph Album, May 1919
Folder 3: Defense Savings Bond Pledge of Corrine E. Johnson, 1942
Folder 4: Report Card, 7th Grade, Corinne Johnson, June 1943
Folder 5: Revere Johnson's Bank Books, 1926-1941
Folder 6: Correspondence, Central Illinois Light Company, January 26, 1937
Folder 7: Revere Johnson, Selective Service Registration Certificate; Registration Certificate; Registration; Notice of Classification (2) [5 cards], 1918; 1942; 1942;1943
Folder 8: OPA (Office of Price Administration) Blue Points, World War II
Folder 9: World War II Ration Books, 1942-1945
Folder 10: Revere Johnson, Career at General Electric (GE), 1946-1963
Folder 11: Suggestions for Improvements at General Electric (GE) by Revere Johnson, 1948-1950
Folder 12: Supervisory Reports and Meetings at GE, 1951, 1952, 1957
Folder 13: History of General Electric (GE) Motor, circa 1955
Folder 14: Illinois Farm Bureau Member Sticker; DeKalb Farm Bureau Dues Receipt, no date; 1948
Folder 15: Farm Bureau History Edition, DeKalb Daily Chronicle, June 30, 1922
Folder 16: Farm Ownership Map Book; Street Guide of DeKalb, Illinois; DeKalb County Plat Book; DeKalb County Road Map, 1936; 1938; 1940; 1966
Folder 17: Revere Johnson, Receipts from Various Businesses; East End Bicycle Shop notebook, 1948-1949; circa 1940's
Folder 18: Old Court House and Hospitals Article, DeKalb County Journal, March 27, 1968
Folder 19: "Bet-A-Million Gates: The Man Who Fenced the West" Kiwanis Magazine, December 1968/January 1969
Box 2
Folder 1: Revere Johnson's Pocket Notebooks of Agricultural Activities, 1919-1944
Folder 2-5: Revere Johnson's Farm Account Books, 1935-1945
Folder 6: Farm Bureau Management Service Reports, 1938-1944
Folder 7: Revere Johnson's Workbook from College of Agriculture, Madison, Wisconsin; Short Course in Dairying, 1917; 1921
Addendum 1
Box 3
Folder 1: Marriage Certificate for Fred Johnson and Tillie Lofgren, 1897
Folder 2: Baptism for Revere Johnson, 1898
Folder 3: Delayed Record of Birth for Revere Johnson, 1962
Folder 4: Photographs, no date
Folder 5: Receipts, 1919-1926
Folder 6: School Dictionary, no date
Folder 7: "Beechman's Help to Scholars", no date
Folder 8: Report Card for Revere Johnson, 1907-1914
Folder 9: Diploma, 1909, 1914
Folder 10: Philodendron Bloom, 1964
Folder 11: Retirment, 1963
Folder 12: Correspondence Between Corrine and Revere Johnson, 1949, 1965, no date
Folder 13: Postcard to Corinne Johnson, 2000
Folder 14: "Take a Look at Life in a Field of Corn" Corinne Johnson Scrapbook of Field Work, Summer 1952
Folder 15: DeKalb Ag Hybrid Corn Catalog, 1941, no date
Box 4
Folder 1: Camping Vacation, 1959
Folder 2: Chinese Seminar, 1986
Folder 3: European Seminar: Ashridge, 1956
Folder 4: European Seminar: Baggage Declaration, 1956
Folder 5: European Seminar: Bulletins, 1956
Folder 6: European Seminar: Class Roster, 1956
Folder 7: European Seminar: Correspondence, 1956
Folder 8: European Seminar: Itinerary, 1956
Folder 9: European Seminar: Journal, 1956
Folder 10: European Seminar: News Items, 1956
Folder 11: European Seminar: Photographs (12), 1956
Folder 12: European Seminar: Tickets, 1956
Folder 13: Funeral for Revere Johnson: Church Bulletins, 1966
Folder 14: Funeral for Revere Johnson: Correspondence, 1966
Folder 15: Funeral for Revere Johnson: Memorials, 1966
Folder 16: Funeral for Revere Johnson: Newspaper Articles, 1966
Folder 17: Funeral for Revere Johnson: Services, 1966

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