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Guide to the A. Clifford Johnson 1930 High Trip book 1987.001
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  • Arrangement
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Content Description

  • Contributing Institution: William E. Colby Memorial Library
    Title: A. Clifford Johnson 1930 High Trip book
    Creator: Johnson, A. Clifford
    Identifier/Call Number: 1987.001
    Physical Description: 0.1 Linear Feet in 1 folder within manuscript box
    Date (inclusive): July 7, 1930 - July 27, 1930
    Abstract: This collection contains one hand-made book documenting A. Clifford Johnson's experiences on the Sierra Club's 1930 High Trip. Included in the book are typed descriptions of his day-to-day activities, names of people he met, and his reflections throughout the trip. In addition to typed text, Johnson has glued small black and white photos – likely cut from a contact sheet – illustrating some of the destinations on his trip.
    Language of Material: English .

    Arrangement

    Due to its small size, this collection has not been arranged by an archivist. The materials are arranged in the order in which they were received from the donor.

    Biographical / Historical

    Little is known about A. Clifford Johnson's involvement in the Sierra Club. According to the Sierra Club High Trip personnel list, he was in attendance during the 1930 High Trip and resided in Whittier, CA at the time. No other information is known about his affiliation with Sierra Club.
    A. Clifford Johnson moved from Indiana to Whittier, CA in 1898 after marrying Susan Harrison. While working at the Whittier National Trust and Savings Bank, Johnson rose from cashier to the bank's first president. Johnson also served on the Board of Trustees for Whittier College from 1902 to 1946, where his wife became one of the first female professors in the country, teaching Greek and Latin. The couple also donated financially to the college and donated the "Susan and Clifford Johnson Library of Quaker Literature," perhaps the largest collection of books by and about Quakers in the west. A. Clifford Johnson further contributed to the community in Whittier through his positions as a City Councilman, a charter member of the Rotary Club, and a founding member of the Board of Trade.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Repository permission is required for access. Please contact Colby Library, colby.library@sierraclub.org, 415-977-5506.

    Conditions Governing Use

    This collection is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use materials in the collection in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s).

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Donated by Naomi Binford, great niece of Clifford Johnson, on April 15, 1987.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item, date]; A. Clifford Johnson 1930 High Trip book; 1987-001; [box number]; [folder number or item identifier]; William E. Colby Memorial Library, Sierra Club.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Joanna Black in April, 2021. Included with the original donation was a typed note from donor Naomi Binford, great niece of Clifford Johnson, stating: "Dear friends, Enclosed is the account my Great Uncle Clifford Johnson made of a Sierra Club trip he took in 1930. I thought you might like to have it to put in your archives or publish – whatever. Many years later I too had many wonderful trips with the Sierra Club. Sincerely, Naomi Binford (Kirschner)." No other description was included with the item.

    Content Description

    This collection contains one hand-made book documenting A. Clifford Johnson's experiences on the Sierra Club's 1930 High Trip. Included in the book are typed descriptions of his day-to-day activities, names of people he met, and his reflections throughout the trip. He mentions the construction of the John Muir Trail as well as future plans to build a "hut" on John Muir Pass. Locations Johnson mentions included Rock Creek, Mono Creek, Muir Pass, Colby Meadows, Palisade Creek, and Bishop Pass. The trip officially lasted from July 7 to July 31, 1930, although Johnson's entries only cover July 7 to July 27. In addition to typed text, Johnson has glued small black and white photos – likely cut from a contact sheet – illustrating some of the destinations on his trip. Johnson also notes in his text that trip participants included Sierra Club leaders William Colby, Marion Parsons, and Ansel Adams.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Camping
    Inyo National Forest (Calif. and Nev.)
    Sierra National Forest (Calif.)