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Lura Frances Johnson papers

Identifier: MSS-097

Scope and Contents

The Lura Frances Johnson papers include correspondence, photographs, and other ephemeral items, including those related to many educational organizations and conferences. Ms. Johnson wrote to her mother frequently, and the collection includes several of these letters, which provide valuable primary source insight into the life of a Seminary teacher. There is also a small amount of incoming correspondence from fellow teachers (including poet Eleanor B. North) and a student. One of the more interesting ephemeral items is a World War II era Aircraft Warning Service Observer Identification Card. Some photographs were labeled, with the labels mostly indicating the names of fellow teachers.


  • 1927-1955

Biographical/Historical note

Lura Frances Johnson was born in Westpoint, Georgia and graduated from LaGrange College in 1922. She taught at St. Mary's Female Seminary from about 1928 until 1943, when she returned to Georgia to take care of her elderly mother. Ms. Johnson was active in many educational organizations and had occasion to travel with other teachers at the Seminary.


2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials



Lura Frances Johnson taught at St. Mary's Female Seminary from about 1928 until 1943. Papers include correspondence written by Lura Frances Johnson to her mother, as well as photographs and other ephemeral items.

Arrangement note

Arranged in alphabetical order, Correspondence series arranged in chronological order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

A. Stephen Johnson, 2013, 2021. Donor was the last owner of the historic home at 1603 Highway 29, Westpoint, Georgia, which was built by his great-grandfather Henry W. Miller and known as the Miller-Johnson House. Materials in this collection relate to donor's aunt, Lura Frances Johnson (granddaughter of Henry W. Miller), who taught at St. Mary's Female Seminary. The items were discovered in a trunk and a wooden box in the attic. The home was donated to the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation in 2012.

Lura Frances Johnson papers
College Archivist, and Zoey Downs.
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Repository Details

Part of the St. Mary's College of Maryland Archives Repository

Calvert Hall
St. Mary's College of Maryland
47645 College Dr.
St. Mary's City MD 20686-3001 United States