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E. Dana Johnson Papers

Identifier: AC 116

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This collection is composed of Johnson's correspondence, but also includes: business papers, poetry, newspaper columns, and other documents pertaining to life in New Mexico. Johnson, a politician and newspaper man, was an ardent advocate of preservation of New Mexico's early civilization.


  • 1902-1938


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E. Dana Johnson was a prominent New Mexico journalist for 35 years, including 25 years as editor of the Santa Fe New Mexican. His career spanned the late Territorial days, the struggle for a liberal constitution and statehood, and, after statehood, the struggle for a progressive government. Johnson was a close personal friend of Senator Bronson Cutting, and his support of Cutting's liberal policies are reflected in his editorials. Johnson was recognized by his peers as an intelligent political ally and a sharp-witted political opponent. He corresponded with some of the most powerful men in the state and had contact with all of the civil and social groups --merchants, archaeologists, artists and writers.


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  1. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
  2. The Palace of the Governors
  3. P.O. Box 2087
  4. Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-2087, U.S.A.
  5. Phone: (+)505.476.5090
  6. Fax: (+)505.476.5093
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Guide to the E. Dana Johnson Papers, 1902-1938
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Repository Details

Part of the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library Repository

Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave
Sante Fe NM 87501 USA
(505) 476-5090