Joseph E. Johnson papers, 1940-1983

Johnson, Joseph E. (Joseph Esrey), 1906-1990


4 linear ft.
Organized into the following series: 1. Personal. 2. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. 3. United Nations. 4. Speeches. 5. Name and Subject.
Name and subject series arranged alphabetically by topic or name.
Personal series includes correspondence (1940-1982) relating to Johnson's views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, international affairs, U.S. politics in general, and the United Nations, diaries of a 1959 trip to Africa and a 1967 Vietnam trip, records of other travels, honorary degree awards, and photographs of dinners and committees; Carnegie Endowment for International Peace series includes reports to the U.S. Congress concerning financial and personnel matter, and material relating to trips to Africa, Vietnam, and the Middle East, U.S.-Soviet relations, and the problem of the Palestinian refugees from 1948 to 1970; United Nations series includes information on the Ralph Bunche project, the Conciliation Commission for Palestine, and a Dean Rusk paper on the Middle-East; speeches series includes topics relating to Johnson's ideas on the American public and the United Nations, discrimination in the U.S. government, disarmament, overseas reaction to U.S. foreign policy, foreign policy and the search for peace, improving the United Nations, American imperialism, problems of security in 1946, and Senate hearing reports on the United Nations and world peace; and the name and subject series includes material on topics relating to international affairs, interviews with Johnson, and correspondence with Henry Kissinger.
Professor of history (1934-1950); served in a variety of positions with the U.S. State Dept. and United Nations (1943-1947); president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; d. 1990.
Additional collections of papers from Joseph Johnson were donated to Columbia University, which also contains the records of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, as well as an oral history with Johnson conducted as part of a project to document the Carnegie Endowment in 1968. There is also an oral history interview on record in the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library in Independence, Mo.
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