Papers, 1955-1982 (bulk 1962-1979).


Papers, 1955-1982 (bulk 1962-1979).

Correspondence, memoranda, agendas and minutes, reports, opinions, orders, briefs, writs, motions, petitions, depositions, transcripts, notes, clippings, and printed materials, relating to Johnson's career as a judge on U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama (1955-1979) and U.S. Temporary Emergency Court of Appeals (1972-1982), and his involvement in professional activities including membership on the Advisory Committee on Criminal Rules of the Judicial Conference of the United States. Papers as district court judge relate chiefly to civil rights for African Americans, the mentally ill, and prison inmates; papers relating to his service on the Temporary Emergency Court of Appeals pertain to energy regulations under the Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act of 1973. Topics include the Montgomery, Ala., bus boycott, Selma-Montgomery march, and living conditions in Alabama prisons and in the state's psychiatric hospitals. Correspondents include John Robert Brown, Warren E. Burger, Emanuel Celler, Ira DeMent, John Doar, John C. Godbold, Fob James, William C. Keady, Robert F. Kennedy, Seybourn H. Lynne, Burke Marshall, Richard T. Rives, Hugh Scott, Edward A. Tamm, Elbert P. Tuttle, Robert E. Varner, and Earl Warren.

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