Collection Summary

Creator: Johnson, Herbert
Title: The Papers of Herbert Johnson
Accession: MSS 82-4
Description: 1 box, .02 linear ft.
Location: SC - Basement
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Digitized Content: 0 objects
Use Restrictions: There are no restrictions.

Collection Description & Arrangement

This small collection consists of one box (.2 linear ft.), donated by Mrs. Cornelia  Staley Johnson in four installments from 1982-1984.  It portrays Mr. Johnson’s relationship with the University of Virginia School of Law and the Law Alumni Association.  

Biographical & Historical Information

Herbert  Johnson was born in Conyers, Ga. on June 15, 1901.  He graduated from the University of Virginia School  of Law in 1927 and he was a member of the “celebrated class of 1927”.   He served as the Atlanta Bar Delegate to the American Bar, where he served on the Committee on Professional Ethics (1955-64), advisory board of the Bar Journal (1961-1966) an the Committee on Condemnation Law (1960-1965).  He was a delegate at the International Law Conference in Oslo (1956) and in Dublin (1968).  He was also member of the Inter-American Bar Associations, the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, the Atlanta Lawyers Foundation and the American Judicature Society, the Selden Society International Association of Jurists; Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, World Peace Through Law, American Bar Foundation, trustee of the Atlanta Historical Society, director of the English Speaking Union of the United States and the Atlanta Committee on Foreign relations. Mr. Johnson was active in alumni activities for fifty years.  He died November 1, 1976.

Acquisition Information

Date Received 1982
Donor Information Donated by Mrs. Cornelia Stanley Johnson in the fall of 1982.

Content List

Box 1

  • 1947-1977; Correspondence and professional memorabilia – Correspondence between Johnson and University of Virginia law professors Hardy C. Dillard, Frederick D. G. Ribble, John Rictchie III, T. Munford Boyd, Dean Monrad Paulsen, UVA President Colgate M. Darden and law alumni re alumni issues.  Included are letters from Mr. Johnson suggesting a fund drive for air conditioning in the library (1956); and many others relating to numerous gifts to the Law School and the Law School Foundation.   Also correspondence with the Law School Foundation and alumni related to Law Day.  1964 Program for the Seventh Law Day and Johnson’s remarks; Law School Association newsletters, invitations, etc. and  The University of Virginia A Century and Half of Innovation, Edgar F. Shannon Sesquicentennial Address delivered at a National Meeting of the Newcomen Society  in North America held in New York City, January 23, 1969 (2 folders)
  • 1926-1969; Correspondence and Memorabilia re Law School and Atlanta law practice – Statement of Herbert Johnson before the Senate Foreign Relations Sub-Committee Hearing on March 17, 1955; “A Plea for Scientific Study if the Causes of Motor Vehicular Collisions in Atlanta and for the Legislative and Executive Branches of our City Government to Stop Interfering with the Judiciary; memorabilia from the Union Internationale des Avocats (n.d., 1955-56); ABA The Fellows (1958-59, 1971-73); E. J. Montini, Propos sus la recherché de la prevue en matiere judiciare, Paris n.d., 7 p.;   certificates, copies of speeches (2 folders)
  • 1925-1928, 1950; Law School Memorabilia: Program Inter-Society Debate, Minor Hall, January 24, 1925; College Topics, January 26, 1925; Ethics – Spring – Term – 1926 notes; Phi Delta Phi Exposée, Cabell Hall, April 9, 1926; The Wesley Club Annual Banquet Menu, 1924, 1927, n.d.; The Annual Phi Delta Phi Phantasy, Cabell Hall, April 22, 1927; University of Virginia Finals, 1928; “The Meaning of Honor”, by T. Munford Boyd, 1950.
  • 1976-1977; Letters to Cornelia Staley Johnson after the death of her husband Herbert (Pete) Johnson.

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Preferred Citation

Papers of Herbert Johnson, MSS 82-4, Box Number, Special Collections, University of Virginia Law School Library

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