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Johnson (Franklin P. "Pitch") papers
M1939  
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Description
The Pitch Johnson papers consist primarily of his work as a venture capitalist at Asset Management Company, a firm he founded. Also included is material relating to education and his work as a community member.
Background
Franklin Pitcher Johnson, Jr., known colloquially as “Pitch” Johnson, is an American venture capitalist known for his investments in Silicon Valley biotechnology and computer companies. The son of an Olympic track and field athlete, Johnson attended Stanford University on a track and field scholarship, graduating in 1950 before earning his MBA from Harvard in 1952. After serving in the Air Force and working as a foreman for the Inland Steel Company in Indiana, Johnson returned to Palo Alto to work in venture capital.
Extent
78 Linear Feet (158 boxes)
Restrictions
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.
Availability
Material in Record Group 1 is open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.