Personal Papers

Clifton Johnson delegate credentials

Clifton Johnson's delegate credentials for the Democractic State Convention, 1894

The Clifton Johnson Collection includes many of Johnson's personal papers that strengthens the richness found in his artwork and photography. His correspondence, diaries, journals, and notebooks all reveal a more personal side of this accomplished artist and illustrator while the financial and legal documents contain book contracts that provide insight into the publishing industry in the early 20th century.

The collection also contains many of Johnson's original manuscripts for his books as well as other writings, some of which were never published.