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Harry Johnston papers

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections - 2000 Box 2 (00.0025 - 00.0054)
Identifier: 00.0053

Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Harry Johnston who served as a U.S. Marine Corps Photographer in the Pacific Theater during World War II. The collection includes a "Gossip" newsletter for the Charleston, South Carolina branch of Kroger grocery. The newsletter discusses good sales, jokes, and friends and romantic interests coming in on leave, etc., and contains a few illustrations. Also included are over 20 postcards from Hawaii, none sent or written on, and one mailed postcard that was sent to Johnston when he was in the US Naval Hospital in April 1945 in Portsmouth, Virginia. A series of photographs are also included that were taken at Hawaii, Samoa, Guadalcanal, Bougainville, Kwajalein, and other South Pacific Islands. The photographs also include tourist-type shots of Hawaii and native women, action shots of fighting in the South Pacific, and photographs of killed in action Japanese soldiers. An original copy of a photograph used by Ken Burns for the front cover of The war: an intimate history, 1941-1945 is included.


  • Created: 1942-1945
  • Other: Date acquired: 02/07/2000


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.


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Source of Acquisition

Harry Johnston

Method of Acquisition


Harry Johnston papers
Takahito Moriyama
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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