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MSS 82-4

The Papers of Herbert Johnson


Small collection of correspondence between Herbert Johnson, Law ’27 and the University of Virginia School of Law and the Law School Alumni Association.

1926-1977 [Inclusive]
.3 Linear Feet (1 box)

Scope & Contents

This collection consists of correspondence between Mr. Johnson and law professors Hardy C. Dillard, Frederick D. G. Ribble, John Rictchie III, T. Munford Boyd, Dean Monrad Paulsen, UVA President Colgate M. Darden, Law School Foundation, and law alumni.

There is also some memorabilia and letters to Cornelia Stacey Johnson.

It was donated in four installments from 1982-1984.

Collection Description


    This small collection consists of one box (.2 linear ft.)

    Biographical / Historical

    Herbert Johnson was born in Conyers, Georgia, on 15 June 1901. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1927, and 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), and on 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 1 November 1976.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Mrs. Cornelia Stanley Johnson donated these papers in the fall of 1982.

fileCorrespondence and professional memorabilia – Correspondence between Johnson and University of Virginia law professors Hardy C. Dillard, Frederick D. G. Ribble, John Ritchie III, T. Munford Boyd, Dean Monrad Paulsen, UVA President Colgate M. Darden and laMSS 82-4, Box 1
Johnson, Herbert- 1975
fileCorrespondence 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 AMSS 82-4, Box 1
fileLaw 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, MSS 82-4, Box 1
fileLetters to Cornelia Staley Johnson after the death of her husband Herbert (Pete) Johnson, 1976-1977MSS 82-4, Box 1