Lester R. Johnson papers, 1953-1964

Johnson, Lester R. (Lester Roland), 1901-1975

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Microforms; Photos, Drawings, Prints; Sound Recordings
  • Physical Details
    • 18.0 cubic feet (46 archives boxes)
    • 3 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
    • 3 tape recordings
    • 24 photographs (2 folders)
    • 1 poster (1 folder), and
    • 21 films (16 mm negatives)
  • OCLC ocn173712062
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  • Papers of a former Democratic congressman including correspondence from constituents, interest groups, and other legislators; subject files; newsletters, press releases, radio scripts (three in recorded form), speeches, and statements; and microfilmed clipping scrapbooks. Photographs in the collection include images of Johnson with friends and associates including Lyndon Johnson. Many of the images are autographed. Also included is a Lester Johnson for Congress poster. The files extensively document his interest in dairy marketing and price supports, soil and water conservation, wetlands and wildlife refuges, and the proposed Ice Age National Park.


  • Portions of this collection are available only on microfilm.
  • Presented by Lester R. Johnson, Black River Falls, Wisconsin, 1964-1968; and by June and Norman Kraeft, Tuscon, Arizona, 2009.
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