Charles Ellicott Johnson papers, 1942-1968 PDF
- University of Oregon. Office of the PresidentJohnson, Charles E., d. 1969
- Charles Ellicott Johnson papers
- 1942-1968 (inclusive)19421968
- 2 linear feet, (4 containers)
- Collection Number
- UA 008
- 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.
- University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
- Access Restrictions
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.
- 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. Johnsonâ€™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 Johnsonâ€™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 Johnsonâ€™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 Johnsonâ€™s military service in World War II. The files relating specifically to Johnsonâ€™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
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[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
Ford Foundation Fellowship
Series II: Correspondence, 1942-1968Return to Top
Series III: Speeches, 1953-1969Return to Top
Accounting as a Career
Attracting and Educating Accountants, Portland Certified Public Accountants Conference
Beyond the Horizon—or Over the Hill, Tax and Accounting Seminar, University of Iowa
|October 12, 1967|
Business and Government, Northwest Universities Business Administration Conference
|October 20, 1967-October 21, 1967|
Business Decisions, Payoffs, and Adequate Profits, University of Oregon School of Business Administration Business Conference
Business Management, Institute of Advanced Pastoral Studies
|October 14, 1965|
Cash Flow Analysis, Modern Management and Data Processing Institute
Depreciation, National Accountants Association
|June 25, 1963|
Effects and Implications of Accounting Principles Board Opinion No. 9, Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants
Financial Reporting, California Society of Certified Public Accountants
Functions and Responsibilities of Financial Management, Meeting of Plywood Comptrollers
|May 19, 1961|
Future Role of the Accountant, Seminar on the Future of Accounting Education
|May 4, 1962|
Human Side of Control, Boise Chapter of the National Association of Accountants
Human Side of Control, Institute of Internal Auditors
Income Tax, Eugene Rotary Club
Inventory Valuation, Northwest Graduate Accounting Study Conference
|September 24,1953-September 26,1953|
Making Good Managers Better
|April 23, 1964|
Management Behavior, American Women's Society of Certified Public Accountants and American Society of Women Accountants
Managements Role in External Accounting Measures, Beta Alpha Psi Banquet
Many-Body Problem, Pacific Northwest Conference of Certified Public Accountants
|June 16, 1966|
Miscellaneous Speeches as Dean
More Effective Financial Reports, National Association of Accountants
|March 3, 1963|
Organized Imagination, Round Table of Eugene, OR
|January 13, 1959|
Personnel Recruitment, Certified Public Accountants of the Pacific Northwest
|October 6, 1964|
Role of the Universities, Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
|October 6, 1964|
Role of Universities in Professional Accounting Education, Southern California Accounting Educator Conference
Tax Proposals, University of Oregon School of Business Administration Business Conference
|March 4, 1959|
Traditional Role of Accounting and Accountants, Business Environment Guest Lecture
Series IV: Reports and Schedules, 1963-1964Return to Top
Series V: Publications and Clippings, 1951-1966Return to Top
Management and Accounting Principles
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 :
- Other Creators :
- Corporate Names :
- University of Oregon. Office of the President (fmo)