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Finding Aid for the Frederick Johnson Papers, 1948-1968
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Description
Frederick Johnson (b.1904) was a anthropologist and curator of the R.S. Peabody Foundation. He became chairman of the Committee on Radioactive Carbon 14 set up by the American Anthropological Association. Johnson later became president of the Radiocarbon Dates Association. The collection consists of correspondence and papers relating to Dr. Frederick Johnson in the development of the radiocarbon 14 dating method.
Background
Johnson was an anthropologist and curator of the R.S. Peabody Foundation; became chairman of the Committee on Radioactive Carbon 14 set up by the American Anthropological Association, and charged with providing archeological and geological advice and assistance to Dr. Willard F. Libby in his research on radiocarbon dating, for which he was awarded the 1960 Nobel Prize in chemistry; Johnson later became president of the Radiocarbon Dates Association.
Extent
9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.