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Collection Summary

Identifier

MA 32

Title

Henry and Inez Johnson Journals

Creator

Henry and Inez Johnson

Dates

1924-1995

Extent

4.40 linear feet (8 boxes)

Language

English

Repository

South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Access note

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Preferred Citation

Name of item . Henry and Inez Johnson journals. MA 32. South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Abstract

Henry and Inez Johnson lived and farmed on the farm of Henry' parents until they retired and moved into the town of Baltic in 1987. The collection is composed of 71 journals kept by Henry and Inez Johnson that document rural life near Baltic, S.D.

Biographical Note

Henry M. Johnson was born to Ole and Beret Johnson on October 5, 1903, on a farm near Baltic, South Dakota. He was baptized at the Old Nidaros Lutheran Church where he was a member. He enjoyed hunting and fishing all of his life.

Inez O. Erickson Johnson was born to Martin and Julia Erickson on October 31, 1911 in Lake County, South Dakota. At the age of eight she moved with her parents to a farm near Baltic, South Dakota. She attended rural school and Baltic Grade School. She was baptized at St. Peter Lutheran Church and confirmed at East Nidaros Lutheran Church.

On March 14, 1931 Inez married Henry at East Nidaros Lutheran Church. They lived and farmed on the farm of Henry' parents until they retired and moved into the town of Baltic in 1987.

Henry died June 4, 1993, at the Dell Rapids Community Hospital. Inez became a resident of Terrace Manor Nursing Home in Dell Rapids on April 28, 1995 and died May 19, 1995 at Dell Rapids Community Hospital.

Henry and Inez had four children. Odel, Ivan, Dean, and Jerome.

Contents Note

The collection is composed of 71 journals kept by Henry and Inez Johnson that document rural life near Baltic, S.D.

Key Words

American diaries

Baltic (S.D.) -- Biography

Baltic (S.D.) -- History

Farm life -- South Dakota -- Baltic

Farmers -- South Dakota -- Baltic -- Diaries

Johnson, Henry -- Diaries

Johnson, Inez – Diaries

Container List

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Henry and Inez Johnson Journals Container List. MA 32

BoxDate(s)
11924-1927
21928-1940
31941-1950
41951-1960
51961-1970
61971-1980
71981-1990
81991-1995

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Researchers conducting extensive research are asked to make an advance appointment to access archival material. Please call or e-mail prior to visiting the collection and indicate as much detail as possible about a particular topic and intended use.

South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted as a result of their fragile condition or by contractual agreements with donors.

Copyright note

Copyright restrictions apply in different ways to different materials. Many of the documents and other historical materials in the Archives are in the public domain and may be reproduced and used in any way. There are other materials in the Archive carrying a copyright interest and must be used according to the provisions of Title 17 of the U.S. Code. The Archive issues a warning concerning copyright restrictions to every researcher who requests copies of documents. Although the copyright law is under constant redefinition in the courts, it is ultimately the responsibility of the researcher to properly use copyrighted material.

Arranged and Described by

Crystal J. Gamradt, 2000 December 26.