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Finding Aid for the Martha Ennis Johnson Papers, 1968-1985
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Martha Ennis Johnson Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1968-1985
    Collection number: 1390
    Creator: Johnson, Martha Ennis
    Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Martha Ennis Johnson (d. 1984) was the associate dean of financial aid at UCLA before she became the director of the Venice Service Center in Los Angeles. She was also an author who wrote The Idle Poor, short stories and a one-act play, The catalyst. The collection contains a manuscript of The Idle Poor, as well as clippings for research and correspondence regarding its publication. There are also general office records, personnel records, and publications of the Venice Service Center, Johnson's resumé, and three eulogies from her memorial service.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    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.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
    Portions of this collection are restricted. Consult finding aid for additional information.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Howard E. Johnson, 1985.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Martha Ennis Johnson Papers (Collection 1390). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Johnson received a BA in philosophy with honors from UCLA in 1964; did graduate work in philosophy, theater arts and education, and took extension courses in theater arts, education, psychology and English; was associate dean, financial aids, UCLA; she became a director of a private, non-profit educational agency, the Venice Service Center, in Los Angeles; wrote The Idle Poor, along with short stories and a one-act play, The catalyst; she died on December 21, 1984.

    Scope and Content

    Collection contains Martha Ennis Johnson's manuscript, The Idle Poor, as well as clippings for research and correspondence regarding its publication. Also contains general office records, personnel records, and publications of the Venice Service Center in Los Angeles, as well as Johnson's resumé and three eulogies from her memorial service.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Biographical (Box 1).
    2. Venice Service Center (Box 1).
    3. The Idle Poor manuscript material and publication history (Box 2).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Johnson, Martha Ennis--Archives.
    Venice Service Center (Los Angeles, Calif.).
    Women social workers--California--Venice (Los Angeles)--Archival resources.
    Manuscripts for publication.