Manuscript Collection


Johnson Family



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Accession 912

Inclusive Dates

1882-1945, nd


Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

1500 pieces, .75 linear feet



Scope and Content Note

The Johnson Family Papers consist of correspondence, medical records, publications, invitations, memorandums, education journals, and a ledger belonging to and concerning Dr. David Bancroft Johnson, founder and first president of Winthrop College. There is also a small collection of photographs concerning and belonging to Dr. Johnson which include portraits of Dr. Johnson and scenes from Winthrop’s campus grounds. Also included in the Johnson Family Papers is correspondence concerning Mrs. D.B. Johnson (Mai Rutledge Smith Johnson) as well as Dr. and Mrs. Johnson’s son Bancroft. Finally there is a collection of publications belonging to Dr. and Mrs. Johnson. This collection provides useful information on the professional and personal life of Dr. D.B. Johnson, particularly in his later years, as well as the personal life of Mrs. Johnson while dealing with her husband’s declining health.


The Johnson Family Papers were donated to the Archives by Sandra Bush via Sharon B. Thompson.


For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Johnson Family Papers - Accession 912

LC Subject Headings

Johnson, David Bancroft, 1856-1928--Archives; Johnson, David Bancroft, 1856-1928--Family; Johnson, Mai Rutledge Smith, 1878-1978; Johnson family; College presidents--South Carolina--Rock Hill