Finding Aid for the Martha Ennis Johnson Papers, 1968-1985

Processed by Manuscripts Division staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 2000
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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Finding Aid for the Martha Ennis Johnson Papers, 1968-1985

Collection number: 1390

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts 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
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff, 11 February 1999
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, April 2003
© 2000 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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

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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.


Container List

 

Biographical

 

General Information - Memorial Items

Box 1, Folder 1

Eulogy by Jean Trapnell spoken at Memorial Service, 1985 January 5.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 3 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 2

Eulogy by Terence Vliet, 1985 January 5.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 3 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 3

Eulogy by Andy Blunt and Betty Andrews, 1985 January 5.

Physical Description: (19 leaves [various pagings]. Typescript [BA] and Holograph [AB])
 

General Information - Summary Details

Box 1, Folder 4

Resume of Martha Ennis Johnson, n.d.

Physical Description: (1 leaf)
 

Career - Social Work

 

Venice Service Center - General Office Records

Box 1, Folder 5

Neighborhood Youth Center (folder 1 of 2), 1967-1968.

Scope and Content Note

Notes, correspondence and records concerning the Neighborhood Youth Corps program, and Shorthand Books with Minutes for the Venice Youth Council, 1968 March-1968 May 20.

Note

(Removed from Box 1, folder 9)
Box 1, Folder 6

Neighborhood Youth Center (folder 2 of 2), 1966 December-1967.

Physical Description: (Holograph)

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, notes and a police report concerning an incident involving clients on December 2.
Also, notes for a book [?].
 

Venice Service Center - Personnel Records

Box 1, Folder 7

Gloria Rodriguez, 1967-1968.

Physical Description: (15 items)

Note

Closed - filed in vault.
Box 1, Folder 8

Alvin Simpson, 1967-1968.

Physical Description: (20 items)

Note

Closed - filed in vault.
 

Venice Service Center - Publications

Box 1, Folder 9

Venice volcano, n.d. A weekly newsletter written and produced by teenagers for the community.

Physical Description: (11 items)
Box 1, Folder 10

Venice Service Center news, 1967 February 10-1968 September 20.

Physical Description: (71 items. Newsletters)
 

Writing

 

The Idle Poor - Manuscript Material

Box 1, Folder 12

Early drafts and notes [?], n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Contains: Section E - The Employment Process (photocopy), notes for book [?], and outline for The Inmates.
Box 1, Folder 13

The idle poor - interviews, n.d.

Physical Description: (Transcripts [typescript and holograph])
Box 2, Folder 1

The idle poor, n.d.

Physical Description: (2 p.l., 28 leaves. Typescript. In blue report folder)
Box 2, Folder 2

Early treatment titled The Inmates, with an outline of contents at end.

Physical Description: (ca. 50 leaves. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

Back-up Material.
Box 2, Folder 2

Table of contents and introduction.

Physical Description: (2pp. manuscript notes)

Scope and Content Note

Back-up Material.
Box 2, Folder 3

The Inmates, 1966 March 27.

Physical Description: (6 p.l., 48 [4] leaves. Typescript. Bound in tan report folder)

Scope and Content Note

Earlier treatment of work [?].
Box 2, Folder 4

The Inmates, 1984 September.

Physical Description: (2 p.l. 238 leaves. Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

Labeled Finished work with an attached memo from Jean Trapnell with a new postscript.
Box 2, Folder 5

The Inmates, n.d.

Physical Description: (240pp. 11 leaves. Typescript [photocopy])
 

The Idle Poor - Publication History

Box 2, Folder 6

Miscellaneous (folder 1 of 2), 1973 August-1984 November.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with publishers, including UC Press.
Box 2, Folder 7

Miscellaneous (folder 2 of 2), 1981 December-1984 November.

Physical Description: (Typed)

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with publishers. Copies of items from first folder [Box 2, folder 6].
Also, letters from Alden Duer Cohen, her agent.
 

The Idle Poor - Research Material

Box 1, Folder 11

Clippings for Prologue of The Idle Poor, 1981-1982.