Emily Cooper Johnson Family Papers
Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081
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Emily Cooper Johnson was a Quaker author, peace activist, and social reformer. She was born in 1885 in Camden, New Jersey. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1907 and studied at the Pennsylvania Academcy of the Fine ARts. She married Edwin J. Johnson in 1915 under the care of Haddonfield Monthly Meeting..
Emily Cooper Johnson revised and updated her father's book, Historical Sketch of Camden, co-edited The Children's Story Caravan, and wrote a biographies of Elizabeth Powell Bond and Jane Rushmore, and edited Jane Addams: A Centennial Reader. She was active in the American Friends Service Committee and Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, where she served as president. She died April 11, 1966.
The collection contains correspondence, articles, reviews, and other papers, relating to Johnson's books, Dean Bond of Swarthmore: A Quaker Humanist (1927), and Under Quaker Appointment: The Life of Jane P. Rushmore (1955); together with The collection contains correspondence, articles, reviews, and other papers, relating to Johnson's books, Dean Bond of Swarthmore: A Quaker Humanist (1927), and Under Quaker Appointment: The Life of Jane P. Rushmore (1955); together with business and financial papers, family marriage certificates, reference materials, clippings, and photos.
The collection is divided into four series:
- Business and financial
Donor: Emily Cooper Johnson, ca. 1965
The collection was given by Emily Cooper Johnson, who also donated the Cooper Family Papers, RG5/031 in 1959-1962.
Unprocessed when received. Sorted and described, marriage certificates transferred to FHL Marriage Certificates. Some obituaries and related material in Johnson's clippings file transfered to PG 7, Biographical and genealogical reference files for access.
The following marriage certificates from the collection were transferred to FHL Marriage Certificates:
- Howard M. Cooper to Lucy Smith, 4/22/1884, Race Street Monthly Meeting.
- Edwin James John and Emily Smyth Cooper, 5/8/1915, Haddonfield Monthly Meeting.
- Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
- Finding Aid Author
- FHL staff
- Finding Aid Date
- ca. 1967
- Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research.
- Use Restrictions
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