Johnson, Edgar A. J. Papers

Dates: 1931-1975

Civil Administrator, South Korean Interim Government, 1946-1947; Chief Adviser to the Government of Korea, 1947-1948; Division Director, Korean Program, Economic Cooperation Administration, 1948-1951; economic adviser, Economic Cooperation Administration Mission to Greece, 1951-1952

The papers of Edgar A. J. Johnson consist of printed publications, correspondence, maps and charts, newspaper clippings, addresses and lectures, materials related to published and unpublished manuscripts, and other items mostly concerning Johnson’s activities related to economic and foreign affairs.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 5 linear feet, 3 linear inches.
Access: Open.
Copyright: The donor gave to the U.S. government the copyrights in this material and in any other material received by the U.S. government and maintained in a depository administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. Documents created by U.S. government officials in the course of their official duties are in the public domain. Copyright interest in other documents presumably belongs to the creators of those documents, or their heirs.
Processed by: Erwin J. Mueller (1974); Jan Davis and David Clark (2016); Lindsay Closterman (2023).


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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

1900 (January 31)

 

Born, Orion, Illinois

1922 (August 8)

 

Married Virginia Gravelle

1922

 

B.S., University of Illinois

1922-1923

 

Instructor, Economics, University of Illinois

1924

 

M.A., Harvard University

1929

 

Ph.D., Harvard University

1931-1937

 

Assistant Professor, Economics, Cornell University

1937-1941

 

Associate Professor, Economic History, New York University

1941-1943

 

Professor, Economic History, New York University

1946

 

Director, Department of Commerce, South Korean Interim Government

1946-1947

 

Civil Administrator, South Korean Interim Government

1947-1948

 

Chief Advisor to the Government of Korea

1948-1950

 

Director, Korean Program, Economic Cooperation Administration

1951

 

Economic Advisor, Mission to Greece, Economic Cooperation Administration

1951-1955

 

Deputy Director, Mission to Yugoslavia, Mutual Security Administration

1956-1962

 

Professor, International Economics, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

1964-1965

 

Consultant, National Council of Applied Economic Research (New Delhi, India)

1967

 

Member, International Seminar on the Urban and Industrial Growth of the Kanpur Region (India)

1968-1969

 

Senior Specialist, East-West Center (Honolulu, Hawaii)

1972 (August 18)

 

Died, Washington, D.C.

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The papers of Edgar A. J. Johnson mostly relate to his economic and foreign affairs activities, particularly concerning Korea, as well as his publications and book reviews. Dr. Johnson served as an Economic Advisor and Director for the Economic Cooperation Administration.

The collection is arranged in three series. The first series, the General File, contains correspondence, memoranda, reports, newspaper clippings, and other materials regarding Johnson’s economic and foreign affairs activities, largely relating to his involvement in Korea. The series also includes writings and lectures related to the history of Korea, economic issues, and foreign aid, as well as documentation of Johnson’s academic and professional activities involving publications, lectures, and other speaking engagements.

The second series, the Publications File, makes up most of the collection. It contains mostly articles and book reviews written by Johnson. In the cases of book reviews, folder titles reflect the book titles; some publications contain multiple book reviews written by Dr. Johnson. This series also contains material related to published and unpublished manuscripts written by Dr. Johnson, including related correspondence received by his son, Edgar A. J. Johnson, Jr., and his wife, Virginia, after his death.

The third and final series in the collection is the Subject File. It contains a variety of printed items, maps and charts, newspaper clippings, personal correspondence, and materials regarding labor and economic issues, as well as foreign affairs.

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos.

 

Series

1   GENERAL FILE, 1946-1971
Correspondence, memoranda, reports, newspaper clippings, writings regarding Korean history and economics, and other items relating to academic and professional activities involving publications, lectures, and other speaking engagements. Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
2-9   PUBLICATIONS FILE, 1930-1975
Scholarly articles and book reviews written by Dr. Johnson, as well as material relating to published and unpublished manuscripts. Arranged alphabetically.
10-11   SUBJECT FILE, 1932-1975
Personal correspondence, printed items, maps and charts, newspaper clippings, and materials relating to labor and economic issues, as well as foreign affairs. Arranged alphabetically.
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FOLDER TITLE LIST

GENERAL FILE, 1946-1971

Box 1

  • Correspondence, General - 1946-1971
  • Greece - Aid to Under Economic Cooperation Administration
  • Korea - Addresses Concerning the Subject of
  • Korea - ECA Budget Estimates for Aid to, FY 1951
  • Korea - General File
  • Korea - Andrei Gromyko Speech Concerning, July 4, 1950
  • Korea - History of
  • Korea - Outline for Lectures on
  • Korea - Scrapbook Concerning

PUBLICATIONS FILE, 1930-1975

Box 2

  • American Economic Review: "Nehemiah Grew: A Forgotten Mercantilist", September 1931
  • American Economic Review: "American Economic Thought", March 1933
  • American Economic Review: "Malynes and the Theory of Foreign Exchanges", September 1933
  • American Historical Review: "Einaudi", January 1938
  • Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science: "The Money Supply of the American Colonies before 1720", July 1935
  • Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science: "An Economic History of the Western World", September 1937
  • Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science: "Economic History of Modern Britain", January 1939
  • Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science: "Nassau Senior and Classical Economics", May 1939

Box 3

  • Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science: "The Zollverein", November 1939
  • Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science: "Henry George", January 1940
  • Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science: "A Hundred Years of Economic Development", January 1941
  • Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science: "The Triumph of American Capitalism", March 1941
  • Books Abroad: "The Yankee Peril", October 1931
  • Economic History: "The Mercantilist Concept of Art and Ingenious Labor", January 1931
  • Foreign publications
  • Harvard Alumni Bulletin: "The Kress Library of Business and Economics", November 11, 1938