Charles Ellicott Johnson papers, 1942-1968  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
University of Oregon. Office of the PresidentJohnson, Charles E., d. 1969
Title
Charles Ellicott Johnson papers
Dates
1942-1968 (inclusive)
Quantity
2 linear feet, (4 containers)
Collection Number
UA 008
Summary
Charles Ellicott Johnson (1920-1969) worked as an accountant before serving at the University of Oregon as Head of the Department of Accounting and Business Statistics in 1959, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts in 1963, and finally as Acting President of the University in 1968. The collection includes biographical material, correspondence, speeches, reports, schedules, publications, and clippings relating to his professional career as an accountant and to his positions at the University of Oregon.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Charles Ellicott Johnson (1920-1969), accountant and university administrator, was born on September 7, 1920 in Worland, Wyoming, to Palmer Johnson and Rose Ellicott. Johnson entered the University of Minnesota in 1939 and studied accounting and business administration. He graduated in 1942 and married Jeanne, with whom he would have three children. Johnson worked as an accountant before serving in World War II. He returned to the University of Minnesota after his service, earning his MBA in 1948 and his PhD in 1952.

Charles Johnson came to the University of Oregon in 1952 as an Associate Professor in Business Administration and became a full Professor in 1957. In 1959, he was appointed as Head of the Department of Accounting and Business Statistics, and then became Dean of the College of Liberal Arts in 1963. Johnson was appointed as Acting President of the University of Oregon in 1968. Johnson’s presidency was defined by several controversies, including the dormitory grape boycott, athletes who were disciplined for refusing to cut their hair, and obscenities printed in the Emerald. During his tenure, Navy recruiters were harassed by activists, a shanty town was set up on the campus lawn, and there were numerous protests over the Vietnam War, civil rights, and freedoms. Charles E. Johnson was killed in an automobile accident on June 17, 1969.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Charles E. Johnson papers cover the professional activities of Johnson, beginning with his career as an accountant in 1942, following his various administrative positions at the University of Oregon, and ending with his tenure as Acting President of the University of Oregon in 1968. The collection includes biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, speeches, reports, schedules, publications, and clippings that relate to his professional career as an accountant and to his positions at the University of Oregon. The collection is organized into five series: I: Biographical Material, II: Correspondence, III: Speeches, IV: Reports and Schedules, V: Publications and Clippings.

The biographical material contains various biographical notes written by Johnson and information on his fellowship from the Ford Foundation.

The original organization of the correspondence into three categories was maintained: job offers, personal correspondence, and professional correspondence.

The files relating to Johnson’s speeches comprise the bulk of the collection. The speech series is organized alphabetically by the title of the speech, and by the subject of the speech when no title was available. Speech transcripts are included here as well as files containing information on speech ideas.

The reports and schedules series contains reports on the University of Oregon and Johnson’s schedule as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts.

The publications and clippings series include book reviews and an article on management and accounting principles written by Johnson, and various clippings relating to educational and business-related topics. Although the collection does contain some personal correspondence, the collection mostly pertains to Johnson's professional activities. There are no files relating to Johnson’s military service in World War II. The files relating specifically to Johnson’s tenure as Acting President of the University of Oregon are contained in a separate Office of the President collection; please see the related materials note.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival records many contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Charles Ellicott Johnson papers, UA 008, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Series I: Biographical MaterialReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Biographical Note
1959-1968
1 2
Ford Foundation Fellowship
1959

Series II:  Correspondence, 1942-1968Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 3
Job Offers
1954-1966
1 4
Personal
1963-1965
1 5
Personal
1966-1968
1 6
Professional
1942-1962
1 7
Professional
1962-1963

Series III:  Speeches, 1953-1969Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 8
Accounting as a Career
1962-1963
1 9
Accounting Theory
1953-1960
1 10
Annexation
1956
1 11
Attracting and Educating Accountants, Portland Certified Public Accountants Conference
1953
1 12
Audit Reports
1954-1955
1 13
Beyond the Horizon—or Over the Hill, Tax and Accounting Seminar, University of Iowa
October 12, 1967
1 14
Business and Government, Northwest Universities Business Administration Conference
October 20, 1967-October 21, 1967
1 15
Business Decisions, Payoffs, and Adequate Profits, University of Oregon School of Business Administration Business Conference
January 24,1962
1 16
Business Management, Institute of Advanced Pastoral Studies
October 14, 1965
1 17
Cash Flow Analysis, Modern Management and Data Processing Institute
November 1,1966
1 18
Depreciation, National Accountants Association
June 25, 1963
1 19
Effects and Implications of Accounting Principles Board Opinion No. 9, Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants
December 13,1967
1 20
Financial Reporting, California Society of Certified Public Accountants
February 17,1968
1 21
Functions and Responsibilities of Financial Management, Meeting of Plywood Comptrollers
May 19, 1961
1 22
Future Role of the Accountant, Seminar on the Future of Accounting Education
May 4, 1962
1 23
Human Side of Control, Boise Chapter of the National Association of Accountants
April 18,1968
1 24
Human Side of Control, Institute of Internal Auditors
February 27,1967
1 25
Income Tax, Eugene Rotary Club
1956
1 26
Income Taxes
1954-1957
1 27
Inventory Valuation, Northwest Graduate Accounting Study Conference
September 24,1953-September 26,1953
1 28
Making Good Managers Better
April 23, 1964
1 29
Management Behavior, American Women's Society of Certified Public Accountants and American Society of Women Accountants
September 22,1967
1 30
Managements Role in External Accounting Measures, Beta Alpha Psi Banquet
1965
1 31
Many-Body Problem, Pacific Northwest Conference of Certified Public Accountants
June 16, 1966
1 32
Miscellaneous Speeches
1955-1964
1 33
Miscellaneous Speeches
1955-1964
1 34
Miscellaneous Speeches as Dean
1964-1968
1 35
More Effective Financial Reports, National Association of Accountants
March 3, 1963
1 36
Organized Imagination, Round Table of Eugene, OR
January 13, 1959
1 37
Personnel Recruitment, Certified Public Accountants of the Pacific Northwest
October 6, 1964
1 38
Role of the Universities, Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
October 6, 1964
1 39
Role of Universities in Professional Accounting Education, Southern California Accounting Educator Conference
February 27,1965
1 40
Speech Ideas—Accounting
1957-1960
1 41
Speech Ideas—Business
1963-1966
1 42
Speech Ideas—Education
1955-1969
2 1
Speech Ideas—Education
1955-1969
2 2
Speech Ideas—Education
1964-1968
2 3
Speech Ideas—Education
1964-1968
2 4
Speech Ideas—General
1959-1964
2 5
Speech Ideas—General
1959-1964
2 6
Tax Proposals, University of Oregon School of Business Administration Business Conference
March 4, 1959
2 7
Traditional Role of Accounting and Accountants, Business Environment Guest Lecture
1964-1966

Series IV:  Reports and Schedules, 1963-1964Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 8
Schade Reports
1963-1964
2 9
Schedules
1964

Series V:  Publications and Clippings, 1951-1966Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 10
Book Reviews
1952-1954
2 11
Clippings
1951-1966
2 12
Management and Accounting Principles
1965-1966

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Accountants--United States
  • College presidents--Oregon--Eugene
  • Deans (Education)--Oregon--Eugene
  • Universities and colleges--Oregon--Eugene
  • Personal Names :
  • Johnson, Charles E., d. 1969
  • Johnson, Charles E., d. 1969--Correspondence
  • Corporate Names :
  • University of Oregon. College of Liberal Arts
  • University of Oregon. Dept. of Accounting and Business Statistics--Faculty
  • University of Oregon--Presidents
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Speeches
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • University of Oregon. Office of the President (fmo)