Arthur Johnson Papers 1887-1980 1930-1970


Arthur Johnson Papers 1887-1980 1930-1970

This collection documents the personal and professional life of Arthur Harold Johnson singer, poet, novelist and curator of the Jonson Gallery on the University of New Mexico campus. Materials include correspondence, unpublished and published writing, photographs, newspaper clippings and music recital programs.

4 boxes (3.5 cu. ft.)



SNAC Resource ID: 6404632

Related Entities

There are 5 Entities related to this resource.

Van Dyke, May (person)

Jonson Gallery (corporateBody)

Johnson, Arthur (Arthur Harold), 1898- (person)

Arthur Harold Johnson was a singer, novelist, poet and curator of the Jonson Gallery. Born on December 2, 1898, the son of Swedish immigrants, Reverend Gustav Johnson and Josephine Abrahamson Johnson, he was one of six children. His father's service to the Baptist church required the family to travel and relocate on a frequent basis until their permanent settlement in Portland, Oregon in 1902. Johnson attended Reed College, a liberal arts college in Portland, but dropped out after his father's d...

Homosexuality and literature (corporateBody)

Jonson, Raymond, 1891-1982 (person)

Raymond Jonson (1891-1982) was an American modernist painter and teacher. As a young man (1912 to 1917) he was the lighting, stage set, costume and graphics designer for the Chicago Little Theatre, America's first experimental theater, and later founded the Transcendental Painting Group (1938). He organized the Modern Wing at the Museum of New Mexico and taught art classes at his Atalaya Art School and at the University of New Mexico, retiring as Professor Emeritus in 1954. In 1950 he establishe...