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Grafton W. Johnson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 15.0030

Scope and Contents

Although the collection was donated in the name of Grafton W. Johnson, who served as a an Army Staff Sergeant in Florida during WWII, the bulk of the collection consists of private papers of his wife, Doris Hightower Johnson, from her childhood until Grafton's death in 1994.


  • Creation: 1931-1994
  • Other: Majority of material found within 1944-1956
  • Other: Date acquired: 09/10/2015
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2020-06-08


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

Doris Hightower was raised in Mariana, Florida. Grafton was born in New Bedford, MA, and entered the service in Boston, MA, on August 1942. He served at the 902d Army Air Force Base Unit at Orlando Army Air Base, FL, as a Radio Mechanic and was discharged as a staff sergeant in 1946. Doris and Grafton married in November 1943 in Mariana, FL. Grafton passed away in 1994.


3.5 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

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Arrangement Note

Arrangement by the archivist Alyson Stanton.

Custodial History

This collection was donated by Cynthia Kugler Csikos. The collection was acquired by the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience on September 10, 2015.

Custodial History

Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.

Grafton W. Johnson papers
Mallory McGovern
June 8, 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

116 Honors Way
PO Box 3062047
Tallahassee FL 32306-2047 US