B. Lamar Johnson was a highly distinguished educator known as
the father of the community college due to his extensive contributions to the study and development of community college education. The collection contains correspondence,
reports, speeches, administrative papers and publications from Johnson's tenure at Stephens College, UCLA, and Pepperdine
University, as well as other educational organizations and activities with which Johnson was involved.
Byron Lamar Johnson was born in Peterson, Iowa, on June 28, 1904. He received his B.S. in 1925, M.A. in 1927, and Ph.D. in
1930 from the University of Minnesota in Education and English. Johnson held a number of positions in education early in his
career, serving as an English instructor at Minnesota College from 1925 to 1927, as principal of a high school in Buffalo,
Minnesota from 1927 to 1928, as assistant-principal of the University of Minnesota High School from 1928 to 1930 and as an
assistant professor at New Jersey State Teachers College at Montclair from 1930 to 1931.
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