Ellen Hulda Johnson papers, 1872-1994, bulk 1921-1992

Johnson, Ellen H. (Ellen Hulda), b. 1910 d. 1992
Art critic, Curator, Educator, Art historian, Librarian
Active in Oberlin, OH

Collection size: 55.3 linear feet

Collection Summary: The papers of art historian, art critic, author, librarian, and educator Ellen Hulda Johnson measure 55.3 linear feet and date from 1872-1994, with the bulk of the material dating from 1921-1992. The papers include biographical materials; personal and family files; personal, professional, and business correspondence; extensive research and writing files; teaching files; subject files; professional and curatorial files; and artists' files. Johnson's papers reflect the full range of her career, interests, and close relationships with many artists.

Biographical/Historical Note: Ellen Hulda Johnson (1910-1992) was an art historian, critic, and professor who worked and taught at Oberlin College in Ohio for most of her career.

The Ellen Hulda Johnson papers were donated in 1994 and 1998 by the estate of Ellen Hulda Johnson via exectutor Athena Tacha.

Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian's Collection Care and Preservation Fund.

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Related Materials

Shortly after aquisition, the Archives transferred Ellen Hulda Johnson's vertical file (16 linear feet) of clippings, press releases, and exhibition announcements to the library of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery.