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Governor Edwin C. Johnson Papers

Identifier: WH1243

Scope and Contents

Collection contains correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, text of a speech, testimonial letters, and a letter. Of interest are a handwritten letter to Rocky Mountain News editor Jack Foster denying racial strife in the San Luis, Colorado area; Lyndon Baines Johnson correspondence; the text of a speech to the U.S. Senate (1939), and some senatorial correspondence.


  • 1906-1987
  • Majority of material found within 1942-1968


Language of Materials

Material is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Edwin C. Johnson (1884-1970) served three terms as U.S. Senator from Colorado (1923-1931) and three terms as Governor of Colorado (1933-1937, 1955-1957). He also served as Colorado Lieutenant Governor (1931-1932), and U.S. Senator from Colorado (1937-1955). He retired from public office in 1956.


.5 box

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift Janet J. Howsam, 1988, 2000, 2003; Gift, David Forsyth, Gilpin Historical Society, 2010; Gift, unknown donor, 2023.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.


Former collection -M407 has been added to this collection.

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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