Lyman Johnson Papers, 1852-1997

Accession: 2004-076
Extent: 23.5 linear feet
Restrictions:None.
Copyright: Copyright for some materials has been transferred to the University of Louisville.

Biography

Lyman Tefft Johnson was born in Columbia, Tennessee June 12, 1906. He was the eighth of nine children born to Mary and Robert Johnson and the grandson of former slaves. His grandfather, Dyer Johnson, bought himself out of slavery in 1850 and two years later he purchased his wife, Betty. Dyer had to wait two years because Betty's owner would not let the husband buy her until he had land and a home. Lyman's father and uncle were both educators and they emphasized the need to get an education as the only way to make their lives better. In 1937 Lyman married Juanita Morrell who was also from Columbia, Tennessee. They were married for forty years and had two children, Yvonne Hutchins and Lyman M; one grandson, Imar; and one granddaughter, Ayelet.

Lyman Johnson received a Bachelor's Degree in 1930 from Virginia Union University and a Master's Degree in History in 1931 from the University of Michigan. He moved to Louisville, Kentucky in the spring of 1933 at the insistence of his sister, Louisvillian Cornelia Blue. He started teaching History at the racially segregated Central High School that fall and spent the next forty years as a public and parochial school educator. Johnson taught History, Economics, and Government at Central for thirty-three years (doubling as Central's Athletic Director for many years), was the Assistant Principal at Parkland Junior High School (later Lyman T. Johnson Middle School) for four years, taught at Manley Junior High for one year, and was the Director of Student Personnel at Flaget High School, a parochial school in West Louisville, for two years. He took two years away from teaching to enlist in the United States Navy during World War II.

Mr. Johnson was very active within his community. He was an elected member of the Jefferson County Board of Education from 1978 to 1982. He served as a Deacon at Plymouth Congregational Church for thirty years, was active in the NAACP for forty years (serving as President of the Louisville branch four times), and was a member of the Louisville Public Library Board for six years. Johnson was also a member of the Kentucky Civil Liberties Union Board for twelve years and Secretary for two years and active on numerous other boards and committees within the city and state. Mr. Johnson was also a founding member of the Board of the J.O. Blanton House, a senior residence sponsored by his fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha.

Lyman Johnson was a leader in the successful local struggle to equalize African-American and white teachers' salaries in 1939-1941. In 1948 he fought successfully in federal court for admission to the all-white University of Kentucky and was also a Plaintiff in the 1972-1975 federal court case that led to further integration of Louisville and Jefferson County Public Schools. Johnson also engaged in the struggle for civil rights for African-Americans in libraries, parks, theaters, public accommodations, and residential housing.

Johnson received over 200 awards and recognitions including four Honorary Doctor of Letters degrees from the University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Spalding University, and Bellarmine University. There are also awards, scholarships, parades, and a public school named in his honor.

He died in Louisville, Kentucky on October 3, 1997.

Brief Description of the Collection

The Lyman T. Johnson Papers consist of twenty boxes of material totaling approximately 23.50 linear feet. There are biographical and topical files, clipping and reference files, audio and video tapes, yearbooks, photos, plaques and awards, and diplomas. The news clippings—originally found in three-ringed binders--are frequently stapled to sheets of scrap paper which in some cases are themselves historically significant. The clippings reach back to the 1930s but the bulk hails from the 1950s to 1980s. The biographical and topical files are equally expansive ranging from a few news articles from the 1920s to a booklet on the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA) in the 1990s. Those files include clippings from a wide variety of sources, flyers, correspondence, funeral programs, items of family and personal history, and miscellanea. Lyman T. Johnson, the historian, clearly organized and preserved this treasure trove of personal and topical documentation with an eye toward future researchers.

Arrangement of the Collection

The Johnson Papers are arranged in five series: Biographical and Topical Files, Photographs, Published Material, Plaques, and Diplomas. The Biographical and Topical Files series, by far the largest, is broken into five subseries: Indexed Files, Unnumbered Files, Binders, Unclassified Materials, and Tennessee. For the most part, Lyman Johnson's unique system of arrangement for his papers, where most items or files have been assigned a name and a number, has been respected. Also, whenever possible, the original file folders and file envelopes have been retained. In the Indexed files and Tennessee subseries, for instance, each number deals with a specific name or topic. The complex system designates the first file within a 100s base numbering arrangement (e.g. #201A) as a site for reference topics for which there are just a few items within say the 200-250 range -- each item marked with the appropriate reference number -- while a topic consisting of multiple items would have a stand-alone number, e.g. #206. At the beginning of that larger Biographical and Topical subseries, a compilation of those topics and their corresponding numbers has been gathered into both a numerical and topical listing photocopied from Mr. Johnson's original "home-made notecards." (Those notecards are found in Box 9.) The archival processor discerned some patterns in the Johnson filing system (for example, the 500s mainly deal with schools and churches while the 900s deal with Central High School), but frequently a pattern was indiscernible. Use of the Johnson filing system is made additionally challenging by the fact that the family has retained certain files, and that the Unnumbered Files subseries appears to follow an earlier, lost classification scheme.

Processing Note

The archivist returned duplicates and routine medical and financial records to the family and numbered files found stuffed in binders were filed in appropriate Indexed Files (Subseries I: A). As a result, binders VIII, XII, XIII, and XIV were eliminated. On the other hand, Series I: C "Binders" remains intact though the materials were removed for preservation purposes from their original binders and placed in file folders. In some instances numbered single items found in a 100s base aggregate file were moved to an appropriate free standing topical file within the same numerical series. There are numerous instances within the original numbering system where information is found in several locations. In a few instances, when items appeared to be misplaced or overlooked for inclusion in Lyman Johnson's filing system, the archivist provided an appropriate numerical or topical designation. When a spouse is not listed in the index but the file clearly contains information about them the spouse's name was added. A majority of the file folders have writing on the index tab provided by Lyman T. Johnson or a family member. Several volumes in Mr. Johnson's personal library were of general interest and transferred to the University of Louisville Libraries while other volumes were cataloged for the reference holdings of the University Archives and Records Center. There was an older numbering system for the plaques that is reflected in the Johnson numerical index. However, at some point the numbering system was changed by the family and that ordering system has been retained. Some plaques/awards did not have numbers so they were provided by the archivist consistent with that later numbering system. There were files in several boxes that only had names, numbers, or nothing at all written on them. Those files that had numbers were filed in the Indexed Files (Subseries I: A) subseries and the ones only with names or nothing at all were placed in the Unnumbered (Subseries I: B) subseries.

Series Descriptions

Series I: Biographical and Topical Files

The Biographical and Topical file series, by far the largest, is wide and varied. The series contains personal correspondence with family and friends, family history, letters, greeting cards, invitations, event programs, and news clippings from local and national publications. The topics include the Louisville branch of the NAACP, the Louisville Free Public Library, public school desegregation and busing, prominent African-Americans locally and nationally, local schools and the school board, and civil rights court cases. On occasion a reference file ranges more broadly than the title provided by Lyman T. Johnson. The archivist attributed inclusive dates for files but sometimes specific date ranges were difficult to determine.

Subseries A: Indexed Files

Lyman Johnson developed a classification scheme for his biographical and topical files, and the materials in this subseries were, for the most part, organized by him. An asterisk (*) denotes that there was no entry in Mr. Johnson's file index for that topic. Materials for a range of numerical classifications were typically filed together in one folder; in the more detailed listing of files in this document, the range of the classification numbers is given, along with the subjects included in the file. These listings of contents were generated by the archivists. On a few occasions, Mr. Johnson appeared to cross out an entry in the numerical index and a numbered honorific plaque from that organization was put in its place. The alphabetical and numerical index that Mr. Johnson created is found at the beginning of this subseries. View a listing of the contents of these boxes

Subseries B: Unnumbered Files

This subseries contains files that had no title or number, although some clippings are marked with numbers, apparently from another classification scheme which may have been superseded or discarded. Lyman T. Johnson's scholastic and employment records, 1925-1973, are also found here. View a listing of the contents of these boxes

Subseries C: Binders

Lyman Johnson filed other materials -- primarily newspaper articles from the 1940s to the 1980s -- in numbered three-ring binders. For preservation purposes, the binders were eliminated and their contents placed in file folders. Binders III A, IV A, and XV are in chronological order while binders I, III, and V appear to be grouped according to subject. There is a separate handwritten index prepared by Mr. Johnson for Binders I, III, and V that seems to be the remnant of an earlier filing system. Numbers at the bottom of the pages correspond with those index numbers. That index is found at the start of the Binder subseries. Binder IVC contains clippings that are in no discernible order other than a miscellany for a specific year. Binder IVB is grouped both ways in that the first part contains unordered clippings while the second part is arranged chronologically. Binders VIII, XII, XIII, and XIV were removed from the collection and items found there were interfiled in appropriate numbered folders in Subseries I A: Indexed Files. View a listing of the contents of these boxes

Subseries D: Unclassified Materials

On receipt, these unorganized materials were titled "Residue from the Hall Closet." The file titles were assigned by the archivist and arranged in no particular order. The materials relate to Central High School and other educational topics, as well as some family correspondence and programs from various events. View a listing of the contents of these boxes

Subseries E: Tennessee

This small subseries has a unique numbering system separate from the rest of the collection. That file listing created by Mr. Johnson is found in the front of the subseries. These materials date from the last few years of Lyman's life when he resided in Tennessee. There is contact information for family members, a church directory for Plymouth Congregational Church in Louisville, published profiles of Lyman Johnson including his move back to Tennessee, correspondence and greeting cards, an article about his KET special, and a family history statement written by his grandson, Imar Hutchins. A black notebook #130 was removed from the collection because it contained items easily distributed in other "Tennessee" files. View a listing of the contents of these boxes

Series II: Photographs

The Photographs series contains mostly family images such as an album of Lyman T. Johnson as a young man, photos of his wife Juanita Morrell's family, and miscellaneous family photos as well as an image of an African American who had been lynched. His daughter Yvonne's wedding album is also found as well as more recent images originally found in Tennessee (Subseries I: E). View a listing of the contents of these boxes

Series III: Published Materials

This series is divided into three subseries:

Subseries A: Books

Several volumes from Mr. Johnson's personal library. View a listing of the contents of this subseries

Subseries B: Yearbooks

The yearbooks span the years 1923 to 1973. There are several from Tennessee A & I State College and Central High School, three from Flaget High School and one each from Knoxville College and Virginia Union University -- all institutions associated with either Lyman T. or Juanita M. Johnson. View a listing of the contents of this subseries

Subseries C: Audiovisual Material

There are two videocassettes and one audio tape in this subseries. The audio tape entitled "Preparing Our Youth for the Future" is from West Chestnut Baptist Church's 1996 Youth Day. One videocassette is entitled "University of Louisville-School of Law: African-American Pioneers in Kentucky Law" and the unlabeled videocassette contains "Great Leaders: The Black Odyssey of Lyman Johnson," a KET program recreating Johnson's life, based on published interviews conducted by Wade Hall. View a listing of the contents of this subseries

Series IV: Plaques, Medallions, Certificates and Johnson Bust

This series contains over eighty plaques and awards received by Mr. Johnson spanning the years 1951 to 2006. Plaque 88 is located in the back of the series since it is too large to fit in a box. A separate descriptive log of the plaques is found in the front of the series. Mr. Johnson's small personal collection of honorary and fraternal lapel pins and medallions as well as a Johnson bust commission by the University of Kentucky are also included in this series. View a listing of the contents of this box

Series V: Diplomas

Johnson received honorary degrees from University of Louisville, Spalding University, Bellarmine University, and University of Kentucky. View a listing of the contents of these boxes

Box List

Series I: Biographical and Topical Files

Subseries A: Indexed files

Box 1

  • Lyman Johnson's Alphabetical Index to Biographical and Topical Files (Photocopied)
  • Lyman Johnson's Numerical Index to Biographical and Topical Files (Photocopied)
  • Lyman Johnson's Original Numerical Index to Biographical and Topical Files (Original)
  • 2006 Exhibit (CD) and Photocopies of Items Reviewed for Inclusion
  • 201A File #'s 201-250, circa 1971-1991, Contains:
    • 201: Lawrence Marshall
    • 202: Christine Mason
    • 203: Jacob Gay
    • 204: Benjamin Mays
    • 209: Elijah Muhammad
    • 210: Malcolm X
    • 211: James Weathers
    • 213: Edward Branch
    • 214: Virgil Ford
    • 215: Mrs. John Starks
    • 216: Robert Lowery
    • 217: Pat Kirwan
    • 218: Arthur Kling
    • 219: Clyde Liggin
    • 220: Maeme Ray
    • 222: Sarah Bundy
    • 223: Leo Lessor, Jr.
    • 224: Christopher Lyles
    • 225: Jerri Skeans
    • 227: Jerri Ratterman
    • 228: Joseph Bowers
    • 229: Jesse Warders
    • 230: Vernon Miller
    • 231: Rose Adams
    • 232: Percy Newbrant, Sr.
    • 233: Norma Wilson
    • 234: Mildred Cates
    • 235: Beatrice Eades
    • 236: Melvin Robards
    • 237: Martin Perley
    • 239: Alice Dunnigan
    • 241: Thomas Hogan
    • 242: Bernard Minnis
    • *Ely Forbes
    • 243: Victor Perry
    • 244: Rosa Parks
    • 247: William Perry, Jr.
    • 248: Gordon Starks and Luella Starks (Brother and Sister)
    • 250: Shirley Chisholm
  • 201B File #'s 254 to 300, circa 1950-1993, Contains:
    • 254: Abbie Clement Jackson
    • 255: Julius Price, Sr.
    • 256: William Summers III
    • 258: Lucy Morton
    • 259: Alvin Elmore, Jr. and Ann Elmore
    • 260: Mary Eliza Smith
    • 261: Aubrey Williams
    • 263: John Johnson
    • 264: Lenora Morton
    • 265: JoEtta Perkins
    • 266: Edward Hamilton (See Also #347)
    • 268: Margaret Harlan
    • 270: Julius Blair
    • 271: Andrew Armstrong
    • 272: George and Gertrude Wilson
    • 273: W.E.B. DuBois
    • 274: Rayford Logan
    • 275: Myrtle and Floyd Crawford
    • 276: George Gore
    • 277: Whitney Young Sr.
    • 279: John Haycraft
    • 280: Ben Davis
    • 281: Angela Davis
    • 282: Lerone Bennett
    • 284: Frederick Sampson
    • 286: Benjamin Hooks
    • 287: Jewel and Maurice Rabb Sr.
    • 288: John and Murray Walls
    • 292: Hilda Butler
    • 294: Milton and Hortense Young
    • 296: William Tisdale, Jr.
    • 297: Audley Moore
    • 299: Arthur Evans, Jr.
    • 300: Medgar Evers
  • 206: Whitney Young, Jr., ca 1970-1979
  • 208: Raymond Stephenson, ca 1977-1986
  • 221: Carl and Anne Braden, circa 1954-1994
  • 238: Maurice Strider, ca 1977
  • 240: Louis Lusky, ca 1963-1965
  • 245: E. Alexander Campbell, ca 1983-1989
  • 246: Sylvia Watson, ca 1981-1982
  • 249: W. J. Hodge, ca 1972-1993
  • 252: Kenton Atwood, ca 1967-1992
  • 253: Kirby Boone, ca 1980-1993
  • 257: James Miller, ca 1982
  • 262: Woodford Porter, Sr., ca 1950-1993
  • 283: Roger Wilkins, ca 1982
  • 285: Roy Wilkins, ca 1977-1991
  • 289: Carl Perkins, circa 1982-1984
  • 290: Martin Luther King, Jr., circa 1968-1993
  • 291: Charles Parrish, Jr., circa 1972-1978
  • 293: Frank and Helen Stanley, Sr., circa 1939-1985
  • 298: Anna Kadlec, circa 1981
  • 301A File #'s 302 to 351, circa 1967-1994, Contains:
    • 302: Jonathan Robinson
    • 304: Jerome Hayes
    • 305: E. Porter Hatcher, Jr.
    • 306: Carroll Grant
    • 307: Garnette Guthrie
    • 308: Ron Smith
    • 309: Katherine Lawery
    • 310: Lloyd Alexander
    • 311: Edmund and Hazel Bolan
    • 320: Wiley Daniel, Jr.
    • 321: Frank and Claire Judd
    • 323: Milburn Maupin
    • 324: Louis Jr. and Ruth Harper
    • 325: Fisk University Oral History Archives "Dyer Johnson"
    • 326: Anthony Newberry
    • 327: University of Louisville Oral History Taping by Arthur Kling
    • 328: William Brennan
    • 329: George Wright
    • 330: George Wright
    • 331: Edward Owens
    • 332: William Hastie
    • 334: Leotyne Price
    • 335: Thurgood Marshall
    • 337: Jesse Jackson
    • 338: Kenneth Clark
    • 339: Todd Duncan
    • 340: Dates taped with Regina Monsour (See Also #859)
    • 341: Thank You from Regina Monsour (See Also #859)
    • 342: Note from Regina Monsour (See Also #859)
    • 343: Eunice Wilson
    • 344: Atwood Wilson
    • 345: Michael Meeks
    • 347: Ed Hamilton (See Also #266)
    • 348: Jimmy Smith
    • 349: Erastus and Annie Morrell
    • 350: George and Jean Edwards
    • 351: First Black Miss America
  • 301B Files #'s 352 to 397, circa 1969-1994, Contains:
    • 352: Annie Garvin
    • 353: Susan Minor
    • 354: Douglas Dowery
    • 356: James and Bettie Taylor
    • 357: Anne Crockett
    • 358: Jack Meisburg
    • 359: Samuel Robinson
    • 360: Evelyn Waldrop
    • 361: Houston Baker
    • 363: William Green
    • 364: Reginald Meeks
    • 365: Charles Elliott
    • 366: Georgia Powers
    • 367: Darryl Owens
    • 368: Russell Awkard
    • 369: Fred Dooley
    • 371: Alexander Floyd
    • 372: Rebecca Trigg
    • 381: American Baptist Magazines
    • 385: Statement to Louisville Defender
    • 390: 41st Child Care Center
    • 397: Statement to Press on Utilities Tax
  • 313-319 (Filed under #313) : University of Louisville Archives, circa 1976-1995
  • 322: Galen Martin, circa 1974-1985
  • 336: Roger Baldwin, undated
  • 400: Louisville Central Community Centers, circa 1985-1995
  • 401A File #'s 401 to 427, circa 1939-1989, Contains:
    • 401: The Day Law Passed in 1904
    • 403: Thomas Clark
    • 404: George Wright
    • 405: Robert Sedler
    • 406: Phoebe and George Gibson, Jr.
    • 407: Sydell and Edward Stone
    • 408: Frank Stanley, Jr.
    • 409: Clifford and Myrtle Morton
    • 411: John Hardin
    • 412: Jack Bates
    • 413: Claude Benboe
    • 414: Henry Watterson
    • 415: Walter Huddleston
    • 416: Wendell Ford
    • 417: William Wilson
    • 419: Newburg, Kentucky
    • 420: George and Pearl Gore
    • 421: C. Mackey Daniels
    • 422: Vernon Robertson
    • 423: Ralph and Lois Morris
    • 424: Ben and Sarah Collins
    • 425: Letter to Louisville Association of Teachers in Colored Schools, 1939
    • 426: Stephen Spottswood
    • 427: John Morsell
  • 401B File #'s 428 to 498, circa 1939-1995, Contains:
    • 428: Kentucky High School Athletic League
    • 429: Rachel Harris
    • 430: William Kean
    • 431: Kentucky Negro Education Association
    • 432: E.N. Jordan
    • 433: Ronald Garnett
    • 435: Thomas Hogan
    • 436: Theodore and Madge Boalware
    • 437: Summary of Conference Kentucky Negro Leaders
    • 439: Letter of Commendation Flaget High School
    • 440: Lynn Bynum
    • 441: Leon Sullivan
    • 442: Thank You from The Courier-Journal and The Louisville Times
    • 443: Donald Buchhold
    • 444: William Braxton
    • 445: Henry and Carla Wallace
    • 446: Bell Embroidery Club
    • 447: Rachelle Edmondson
    • 448: Cyrus Wilson
    • 449: William Weathers
    • 451: Emory Wesley
    • 452: Maude Porter
    • 453: Lawrence Douglas Wilder
    • 454: Joseph McMillan
    • 455: Hughlyne Wilson
    • 456: Louis Coleman
    • 457: Vernon Cooper
    • 458: John Smith
    • 459: Robert Downs
    • 460: Louis Farrakhan
    • 463: William Mcanulty, Jr.
    • 464: Gregg Corr
    • 465: Fidel Castro
    • 467: Mammoth Life and Accident Insurance Company
    • 468: Leonard Lyles
    • 469: Carrie Smythe
    • 470: Bob and Suzi Schuhmann
    • 471: Wade Hall
    • 472: Mike Wooden
    • 473: Roster Louisville Branch NAACP
    • 480: Economical Club
    • 485: Louisville Free Public Library Board of Trustees Roster 1971-1977
    • 486: Louisville General Hospital Board of Governors Roster 1976-1978
    • 487: Community Action Committee Roster 1975
    • 490: Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity
    • 492: Optimist International
    • 493: Anshei Sfard
    • 498: Western Branch Louisville Public Library
  • 418: Henry Kean, circa 1953-1955
  • 434: Daniel Taylor Case, circa 1969
  • 497: Louisville Free Public Library, circa 1962-1989
  • 501A File #'s 501 to 551, circa 1956-1980, Contains:
    • 501: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
    • 502: Daughters of Jerusalem
    • 503: Ursuline Academy
    • 504: Correspondence from Class at Ursuline Academy
    • 507: Correspondence from Class at Parkland Junior High School
    • 509: Woerner's High School Parents Group
    • 510: Jeffersontown High
    • 511: Presentation Academy
    • 512: Ballard High School
    • 513: YMCA (Chestnut Branch)
    • 514: Bellarmine College
    • 515: Student National Dental Association at University of Kentucky
    • 516: University of Kentucky Extension
    • 517: 1st Baptist Church Lexington, Kentucky
    • 518: New Zion Baptist Church
    • 519: Naval Ordinance Station
    • 520: University of Kentucky Black Student Union
    • 521: Trinity High School
    • 522: Bellarmine College
    • 523: Louisville Public Schools French Student Program
    • 524: Durrett High School
    • 525: WINN Interview Thank You
    • 526: Denise Woodman
    • 527: WAVE 3 Interview Thank You
    • 528: Henry Wallace
    • 529: Bob Gabriel
    • 530: Plymouth Church Bulletin
    • 531: Jefferson County Public Schools Department of School Programs Staff Meeting
    • 532: Fayette County Teachers Association
    • 534: Outstanding Youth of Louisville
    • 535: Upward Bound Award Banquet University of Louisville
    • 536: Whitney Young School
    • 537: YWCA
    • 538: Shriner's Damascus Temple (#58)
    • 539: Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church
    • 540: Williams Middle School
    • 541: Barrett Junior High School
    • 542: Whitney Young School
    • 543: Male High School Honor Society
    • 544: Fern Creek High School
    • 545: Westport High School
    • 546: Bell Embroidery Club
    • 547: Community Baptist Church
    • 548: Bell Embroidery Club
    • 549: Von Speigel Baptist Church
    • 550: Internal Revenue Service
    • 551: Greater St. James AME Church

Box 2

  • 501B File #'s 552 to 600, circa 1953-1996, Contains:
    • 552: Upward Bound University of Louisville
    • 553: Yearlings Club
    • 554: Pan Hellenic Council
    • 556: American War Mothers
    • 557: First Trinity Baptist Church
    • 558: International Woodworkers of America
    • 559: International Woodworkers of America
    • 560: Watson Memorial Church
    • 561: Fifth Street Baptist Church
    • 562: Harvey Browne Memorial Presbyterian Church
    • 563: Adath Israel /Brith Sholom
    • 564: First Gethsemane Baptist Church
    • 565: Kentucky Annual Conference AME Zion Church
    • 566: Jefferson County Church School Association
    • 567: Mount Olive Baptist Church
    • 568: AME Zion Ministers Wives
    • 569: Stoic Club
    • 570: St. Paul AME Church
    • 571: Mount Lebanon Baptist Church
    • 573: Russell Junior High School
    • 574: Wilson MacDonald
    • 575: Ernest Jasmin
    • 578: James Meredith
    • 581: Ron and Janeria King
    • 582: Cecil Blye
    • 583: Thomas and Helen Long and Charlotte Coffee
    • 584: Neville Tucker
    • 587: Landis and Annette McClain
    • 588: Clarence Yancy
    • 589: Dictionary of International Biography
    • 590: Who's Who Among Black Americans
    • 591: American Biographical Institute
    • 592: Charles Wesley
    • 593: Lottie Woolridge
    • 594: Arthur Walters
    • 595: Bayard Rustin
    • 596: Laken Cosby
    • 597: Election to Board of Education
    • 598: Montest Eaves
    • 599: Robert Kilgore
    • 600: F. Louise Matthews
  • 601 File #'s 621 to 700, circa 1962-1981, Contains:
    • 621: Louisville Black Six
    • 623: Jury Service
    • *632: Public Accommodation Protest
    • 638: Charles Vettiner
    • 639: Louisville Education Association Annual Awards Dinner
    • 640: Eunice Wilson
    • 641: Louise Montgomery
    • 642: Norma Lewis
    • 643: Milburn Maupin
    • 644: Alberta Jones
    • 645: Letter about being selected to Receive Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Plaque
    • 646: Herman Milvrey and Sherrell Bentley
    • 647: Jonathan Robinson
    • 648: Plymouth Congregational Honoring Mae Kidd, Lyman Johnson, and Jessee Warders
    • 649: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity (There is a letter to Omega Psi Phi Marked #651) (The numerical entry has been crossed out and plaque number for this organization inserted, however, the file contains clippings)
    • 651: Filies De Jolie Beauticians
    • 652: Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority (The numerical entry has been crossed out and plaque number for this organization inserted, however, the file contains clippings)
    • 653: Magpie Club (The numerical entry has been crossed out and plaque number for this organization inserted, however, the file contains clippings)
    • 654: Hardin County NAACP
    • 655: Letter about Receiving Alpha Kappa Alpha Plaque
    • 658: Freemasons United Supreme Council
    • 659: Calvary Baptist Church
    • 660: Kentucky Congress of Barbers and Beauticians
    • 661: Kentucky State Association of Blacks (The numerical entry has been crossed out and plaque number for this organization inserted, however, the file contains clippings)
    • 663: Westwood Presbyterian Church (The numerical entry has been crossed out and plaque number for this organization inserted, however, the file contains clippings)
    • 664: West Chestnut Street Baptist Church (The numerical entry has been crossed out and plaque number for this organization inserted, however, the file contains clippings)
    • 666: Calvary Baptist Church and Independent Voters Association
    • 668: Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity
    • 672: Louisville Board of Aldermen Certificate of Merit
    • 673: Ernestine Mitchell
    • 674: R. Lillian Carpenter
    • 675: Martha Allen
    • 676: Victor Perry
    • 677: Peggy and Victor Perry
    • 678: Foster Sanders
    • 679: Lillian Liter
    • 680: Olof Anderson
    • 681: E.L. Chaudoin
    • 682: Jack Dundon
    • 683: Rose Banks
    • 684: Tommie Smith
    • 685: Grover Sales
    • 686: Frank Stanley, Jr.
    • 687: Romano Mazzoli
    • 688: Evelyn Travis
    • 689: Clyde Liggin
    • 690: Letter to Louisville Defender
    • 692: Yvonne Parks
    • 695: T.G. Becker
    • 697: Helen Long
    • 698: Roosevelt Perry School
    • 699: Plymouth Congregational
    • 700: Jo Riley
  • *616: Dyer Johnson (Lyman's grandfather; also includes Lyman Johnson's return to Tennessee, circa 1852 [photocopies]) -1996
  • 777: National Conference of Christians and Jews (NCCJ), circa 1981-1986
  • 778: Celebrity Roast, circa 1981-1982
  • 785: University of Kentucky Honorary Degree, circa 1979
  • 792: Gwendolyn Young, circa 1979
  • 798A and B: Johnson Middle School, circa 1980-1995
  • 801A File #'s 825 to 849, circa 1957 to 1993, Contains:
    • 825: Charles Blue
    • 832: John and Mary Leake
    • 833: Frank Williams
    • 834: Louis Brown
    • 835: Suzanne Post
    • 836: James Gordon
    • 838: Desmond Tutu
    • 841: Rose Turner
    • 842: Susan Higdon
    • 843: Eula Kemp
    • 844: Merv Aubespin
    • 845: Joyce Malone
    • 846: Charmaine and Lisa Ellis
    • 847: Herbert Bentley and family
    • 848: Carl and Kate Barbour
    • 849: Yvonne, Walter, and Imar Hutchins
  • 801B File #'s 851 to 900, circa 1953-1995, Contains:
    • 851: Wes and Cornelia Unseld
    • 852: A. Wilson Edwards
    • 853: Evelyn Jackson
    • 854: Louise Reynolds
    • 855: Morris Jeff
    • 856: Jerri and Murray Baumberger
    • 860: Grace James
    • 862: Michael and Rhonda Mathis
    • 863: D.W. Beard
    • 864: Kenneth Stanley
    • 865: Julian Bond
    • 866: Henry Wilson
    • 867: Evelyn Cross
    • 868: Alice McDonald, Kentucky Superintendent of Education
    • 869: Doris Weathers
    • 870: A.B. Chandler
    • 871: Richard Beal
    • 872: Jim Harris and family
    • 873: Stu Sampson
    • 875: Jesse Bell
    • 876: Talk at Head Start Parent and Volunteer Orientation
    • 877: Earl Cox
    • 878: Bert Combs
    • 879: George Cordery
    • 880: Charles Roberts
    • 881: Lindsey Scott
    • 882: David Daniel
    • 883: Paul Robeson
    • 886: Joyce Howell
    • 887: Maurice Sweeney
    • 888: Lenin
    • 889: Olof Anderson
    • 890: Scott Detrick
    • 891: Joseph Robinson
    • 892: Luska Twyman
    • 893: Frances Thompson
    • 894: Marian Anderson
    • 895: Paul Bather
    • 896: Gerald and Kathy Neal
    • 897: Abbie Jackson
    • 898: Herbert Clay
    • 899: William Coleman, Sr.
    • 900: Nelson and Winnie Mandela
  • 829 and 830 File Empty upon Receipt
  • 837A: General Correspondence (Includes greeting cards, clippings, etc., circa 1961-1992)
  • 837B: General Correspondence, circa 1974-1982 (includes Lyman Johnson's View on Busing and The Glory and Despair of Challenge and Change: A History of the Molder's Union, As Well As Incoming Notes, Programs, Etc. [James Cebula])
  • 837C: General Correspondence, Invitations, etc., circa 1979-1983
  • 837D: General Correspondence, circa 1973-1982
  • 837E: General Correspondence, circa 1945-1960 [includes incoming and outgoing WWII letters]
  • 839A: Family Correspondence, circa 1943-1980 [includes letters with nephews]
  • 839B: Family Correspondence, circa 1953-1980 [includes letters with daughter and nephews]
  • 857: Yvonne Jasmin, circa 1981-1983
  • 858: Thelma Lauderdale, circa 1981-1992
  • 859: Regina Monsour, circa 1977-1982 (see also #340-342)
  • 884: Stenson Broaddus, circa 1959 and 1977
  • 901A File #'s 901 to 914, circa 1957-1994, Contains:
    • 901: General Central High items
    • 902: Class of 1934-1/2 - 1935 [Central High School]
    • 903: Class of 1935-1/2 - 1936 [Central High School]
    • 905: Class of 1936-1/2 - 1938 [Central High School]
    • 906 and 907: Class of 1939 - 1940-1/2 [Central High School]
    • 909: Class of 1941-1/2 - 1942 [Central High School]
    • 910: Class of 1943 [Central High School]
    • 911: Class of 1944 [Central High School]
    • 912: Class of 1944-1/2 - 1945 [Central High School]
    • 913: Class of 1945-1/2 - 1946 [Central High School]
    • 914: Class of 1947-1/2 [Central High School]
  • 901B File #'s 915 to 968, circa 1956-1994, contains:
    • 915: Class of 1948 [Central High School]
    • 916: Class of 1948-1/2 [Central High School]
    • 917: Class of 1949 [Central High School]
    • 919: Class of 1950-1/2 -- 1951 [Central High School]
    • 920: Class of 1951-1/2 [Central High School]
    • 922: Class of 1954 [Central High School]
    • 924: Class of 1956 [Central High School]
    • 925: Class of 1957 [Central High School]
    • 926: Class of 1958 [Central High School]
    • 929: Class of 1961 [Central High School]
    • 931: Class of 1963 [Central High School]
    • 932: Class of 1964 [Central High School]
    • 933: Class of 1965 [Central High School]
    • 949: Class of 1981 [Central High School]
    • 963: Copies of pictures of sports teams 1929-1930 and copies of articles about sports teams 1927 to 1929 [Central High School]
    • 968: Central High School Alumni Association
  • 901C: Central High School, circa 1953-1973 (see also Series VII)

Box 3

  • 901D: Central High School, circa 1956-1965
  • 901E: Central High School, circa 1947-1970
  • 901F: Central High School, circa 1949-1967
  • 950: Central High School 100th year Centennial 1982, circa 1980 and 1982
  • 1001A File #'s 1003 to 1047, circa 1952-1995, Contains:
    • 1003: Louisville Alderman Race (Numerical index entry is out of order, behind #1072)
    • 1004: Lee Jones
    • 1005: Gerald Smith
    • 1006: Bruce Branch
    • 1007: June Key
    • 1008: Nelson Goodwin
    • 1009: Kelly Hinkle
    • 1010: Edward Brown
    • 1011: Dell Barber
    • 1012: Russell Maple
    • 1015: Gary and Stefani Spotts
    • 1016: Cleopatra Gregory
    • 1017: Henry Triplett
    • 1018: Steve Porter
    • 1019: Marvin Williams
    • 1020: Lizzie Miller
    • 1021: Judy Birkhead
    • 1022: Kiron Bordoloi
    • 1023: Tom Johnson
    • 1024: Kathryn and Pat Berla
    • 1028: Arthur Ashe
    • 1029: William and Jeanne Payne
    • 1030: Winefred Foley
    • 1031: Sam Watkins
    • 1032: Mary Alice Hasty
    • 1033: Jeanne Reid
    • 1034: Jesse Taylor
    • 1035: Mattie Jones
    • 1036: David Britt
    • 1040: West Branch Library (numerical index entry is out of order, behind #1072)
    • 1041: Mary Lou Morris
    • 1042: Frank Sanford
    • 1043: John and Rose Banks
    • 1044: William Owens
    • 1045: Janice Martin
    • 1046: Joseph and Sara McPherson
    • 1047: Frank Clay
  • 1001B File #'s 1052 to 1080, circa 1950-1995, Contains
    • 1052: Maurice Clay
    • 1053: Herman and Helen Landau
    • 1054: Benjamin Shobe
    • 1055: Carl Rowan
    • 1056: Morton Holbrook
    • 1057: Barbara Jordon
    • 1058: Muhammad Ali
    • 1059: Edward Brooke
    • 1060: Leonard Smith
    • 1064: Irene Dunham
    • 1065: C. Scully Stikes
    • 1066: Owen Clifford
    • 1067: Rufus Stout
    • 1068: Albert Meyzeek
    • 1069: Patrick Kirwan
    • 1070: W.C. Brummell
    • 1071: Myrtle Forbes
    • 1072: John Blanton
    • 1077: G.D. Wilson
    • 1078: Arnold Wright
    • 1079: Carl Hill
    • 1080: Carl Hill
  • 1014: Bardstown, Kentucky (Nelson County), circa 1982
  • 1101 File #'s 1101 to 1168, circa 1926-1995, Contains:
    • 1101: KET Profile of Lyman T. Johnson
    • 1104: Sister Clara Baumberger
    • 1105: article about Lyman at Knoxville College
    • 1110: The Louisville Defender Article
    • 1113: Ronald Kozlowski
    • 1114: Taylor Davidson
    • 1116: WLLV radio
    • 1117: WDRB TV
    • 1119: Personalities of America
    • 1121: Louisville Times, "Future of Black Youth"
    • 1122: Lexington Herald Leader Write Up
    • 1126: Louisville Magazine article "A Courtly Crusader" by Jean Nance
    • 1127: Johnson Steps Aside and Shawnee High School Graduation [does not match entry]
    • 1129: WHAS
    • 1133: FACTS Newsletter from Superintendent Grayson
    • 1134: USA Today Article
    • 1145: Center for Women and Families [the entry in the index is #1144 but the number on the item is #1145]
    • 1154: African Cultural Center
    • 1155: National Council of Negro Women Louisville Section
    • 1158: Downtown Neighborhood Association
    • 1166: WFPL Radio
    • 1168: St. Catherine College
  • 1106 Oral History Transcript, File Empty upon Receipt
  • 1107: Regina Monsour's Life of Lyman Johnson, M.A. Thesis, 1978
  • 1107B: Second Copy of Regina Monsour's Thesis
  • 1111: The Rest of the Dream by Wade Hall about Lyman Johnson, circa 1988-1989
  • 1111A: The Rest of the Dream by Wade Hall about Lyman Johnson, circa 1988-1990
  • 1118: Lyman Johnson's vita, circa 1948-1995
  • 1130: NAACP Testimonial Dinner, circa 1977
  • 1131: NAACP Women's Auxiliary Testimonial Dinner, circa 1976-1986 (includes items about Ottenheimer Award)
  • 1201A File #'s 1201 to 1248, circa 1940-1993, Contains:
    • 1201: Testimonial paper "Desegregation of Schools" by Lyman Johnson
    • 1208: David DeRuzzo
    • 1209: Dawson Orman
    • 1210: Stephen Daeschner
    • 1212: Grayce Young
    • 1213: Report to Judge James Gordon on Desegregation Plan for Elementary Schools 1976
    • 1215: Local Schools Named for Blacks
    • 1216: Jefferson County Board of Education Black Board Members
    • 1218: Elections to Jefferson County Board of Education
    • 1221: C.B. Young, Jr.
    • 1224: Riddle
    • 1226: Board of Education General
    • 1231: Equalization of Teachers Salaries, 1940
    • 1232: Better Education Starts Today (BEST) (Lyman Elected to School Board)
    • 1234: United Nations Association of America
    • 1238: Jeffersonville, Indiana High School
    • 1239: St. Martin's Catholic School
    • 1240: Johnson Puckett School
    • 1241: Charlestown, Indiana High School
    • 1242: Collegiate High School
    • 1243: Holy Spirit Catholic School
    • 1244: St. Edward's Catholic School
    • 1245: St. Agnes Catholic School
    • 1246: Brown School
    • 1247: Roy Pullam: Henderson, Kentucky
    • 1248: Lucian Yates: Western High School
  • 1201B File #'s 1253 to 1271, circa 1973-1995, Contains:
    • 1253: Wilder Elementary School
    • 1254: Whitney Young Elementary School
    • 1256: St. Pius X School
    • 1258: Iroquois High School
    • 1259: Russell Junior High School
    • 1260: Sullivan College
    • 1261: Schools (Bruce Middle, Lassiter Middle, Barrett Middle, J. Graham Brown School, Klondike Elementary)
    • 1263: Lyman Johnson talk at Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Elementary School
    • 1264: Crosby Middle School [one paper numbered #1264 deals with Kenwood Elementary but there is no entry for Kenwood]
    • 1265: Kentucky Country Day School
    • 1266: Lowe Elementary School
    • 1268: Brandeis Elementary School
    • 1269: Trinity High School
    • 1270: Atherton High School
    • 1271: Minors Lane Elementary School
  • 1206A: Ernest C. Grayson, circa 1977-1989
  • 1206B: Ernest C. Grayson Controversy with the Board of Education, 1979, circa 1979-1980
  • 1206C: Ernest C. Grayson Court Suit Against 6 Members of Board of Education, circa 1979-1990
  • 1206D: Ernest C. Grayson Suit vs. Board, circa 1982-1987
  • 1207: Donald Ingwerson, circa 1980-1993 (2 folders, A and B)
  • 1217A: Election to Board of Education, circa 1977-1981

Box 4

  • 1217B: Board of Education Election Campaign, circa 1977-1978
  • 1220: A.M. Gamboa, circa 1978-1981
  • 1225: Bd. of Ed. Copies of Minutes and Remarks by Lyman Johnson, circa 1980-1983
  • 1226: Jefferson County Board of Education General, circa 1954-1991
  • 1230: General Electric Jefferson County Public School Partnership, circa 1983-1994
  • 1233: Committee for Educational Excellence (CEE), circa 1977-1980
  • 1237B: Parkland Junior High School, circa 1966-1970 (Includes Johnston Case)
  • 1249B: Manley Junior High School, circa 1971-1972
  • 1255: Flaget High School, circa 1971-1994
  • 1262: Jefferson County Public Schools Lyman Johnson Visited, circa 1980-1983
  • 1267: River Valley Middle School New Albany, Indiana, circa 1986
  • 1301A File #'s 1301 to 1347, circa 1963-1994, Contains:
    • 1301: Churches, General
    • 1302: West Chestnut Street Baptist Church
    • 1303: St. Matthews Episcopal Church
    • 1306: First Unitarian Church
    • 1308: Greater Louisville Baha'i Community
    • 1309: The Commission on Peace and Justice of the Archdiocese of Louisville
    • 1310: Calvary Baptist Church
    • 1312: Joshua Tabernacle Baptist Church
    • 1314: St. Paul AME Church
    • 1316: Plymouth Community Renewal Center
    • 1318: Fifth Street Baptist Church
    • 1319: Magazine Street Seventh Day Adventist Church
    • 1321: Burnett Avenue Baptist Church
    • 1322: York Street Baptist Church
    • 1323: Little Flock Baptist Church
    • 1335: Bethel Baptist Church
    • 1337: West End Baptist Church
    • 1338: The Lord's Temple
    • 1340: Good Shepherd Baptist Church
    • 1341: Peace Presbyterian Church
    • 1343: Tried Stone Church
    • 1344: Kenwood Baptist Church
    • 1346: Oak Grove Baptist Church
    • 1347: Greater Shepherd Missionary Baptist Church
  • 1301B File #'s 1324 to 1357, circa 1965-1996, Contains:
    • 1324: Filson Club
    • 1327: Lyman T. Johnson's Soliloquy
    • 1328: Contract to Donate Lyman T. Johnson's Body to University of Louisville
    • 1329: Stone is in Robert G. Johnson Lot Cemetery Columbia, Tennessee for Juanita and Lyman Johnson
    • 1330: Emergency Contacts
    • 1332: Lyman T. Johnson General
    • 1333: Rosemont Cemetery Columbia, Tennessee
    • 1334: Centennial Baptist Church
    • 1336: Lyman T. Johnson Newspaper Clippings Miscellaneous
    • 1357: Louisville Chamber of Commerce
  • 1304: Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church Columbia, Tennessee, circa 1943-1984 with copy of photo circa 1930 in newspaper clipping
  • 1305: St. Charles Montessori Schools, circa 1977-1980
  • 1307: U.S. Navy WWII Veterans, circa 1981-1985
  • 1320: (Filed with #1307) Kentucky NAACP Scholarship Fund, circa 1975
  • 1331: Lyman Johnson's Will (Filed with #1307), File Empty upon Receipt
  • 1401 File #'s 1401 to 1490, circa 1950-1995, Contains:
    • 1401: Distinguished Alumni of Black Colleges/Universities
    • 1405: Grace Wigginton
    • 1408: Joseph Cotter
    • 1409: Lucie DuValle
    • 1410: John and Mary Bell
    • 1414: Ernestine Bransford
    • 1415: Izora Roberts
    • 1416: Heather Ciarrico
    • 1417: Percy Julian
    • 1418: Rosa Wise
    • 1419: Leon and Sandra French
    • 1420: William McClaskey
    • 1421: William Bell
    • 1422: John Smith
    • 1423: Harry Stephenson (on same paper as #1424)
    • 1424: William Kean (on same paper as #1423)
    • 1427: Jean Ruffra
    • 1435: Sojourner Truth
    • 1436: Wayne Meaux
    • 1444: Magpie Club
    • 1446: Marcus Crume
    • 1449: Kentucky Derby 15 Black Winning Jockeys
    • 1451: Kentucky Historical Society
    • 1457: Continental National Bank
    • 1459: New Directions, Inc.
    • 1461: Freedom Hall Kentucky Fairgrounds
    • 1465: Kentucky Show
    • 1466: NETWORK
    • 1468: Walden Theatre
    • 1469: Old Walnut Street
    • 1485: Columbia and Spring Hill, Tennessee
    • 1490: Lexington, Kentucky Map
  • 1440: The Louisville Defender Expo, circa 1982-1994
  • 1453: Brown Hotel, circa 1984-1985
  • 1470: Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD), circa 1986 and 1987
  • 1473: Road Atlas, Maps (undated; before 1991]
  • 1500: Map of Washington, D.C., circa 1977
  • 1501A File #'s 1502 to 1532, circa 1961-1993, Contains:
    • 1502: Yolanda Wilkerson
    • 1503: Uwe Eickmann
    • 1504: UAW Retired Workers
    • 1505: Charles and Joyce Miller
    • 1506 : Judy and Bill Monro-Leighton
    • 1507: Anti-Busing, U. S. Congress
    • 1508: Tom Riner
    • 1509: Eleanore Garber
    • 1510: Jerry Abramson
    • 1511: Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton
    • 1514: Ku Klux Klan
    • 1518: Mitch McConnell
    • 1520: William Cowger
    • 1522: George Bush
    • 1523: Mary McLeod Bethune
    • 1524: Virginia Harris
    • 1528: Sickle Cell Anemia
    • 1530: Chickasaw Athletic Club
    • 1532: Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence
  • 1501B File #'s 1533 to 1600, circa 1965-1995,Contains:
    • 1533: James Edmunds
    • 1535: Horace and Helen Spears
    • 1577: Kentuckiana Mensa
    • 1578: Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee
    • 1581: Americans for Democratic Action
    • 1582: Federal Executive Association of Louisville
    • 1583: Selective Service Draft Board
    • 1585: Morehouse College
    • 1586: Lyman T. Johnson Classic
    • 1590: United Black Protective Parents
    • 1591: Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA)
    • 1592: Louisville General Hospital
    • 1593: Louisville/Jefferson County Youth Commission
    • 1595: Equal Education Opportunity Conference
    • 1596: Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company
    • 1600: Fellowship of Reconciliation
  • 1513: Hate (Hate Mail), circa 1948-1993
  • 1519: Romano Mazzoli, circa 1978-1990
  • 1521: Harvey Sloane, circa 1975-1992

Box 5

  • 1525: Jimmy and Mrs. Carter, circa 1976-1977
  • 1531A, B, and C: Political Materials from Elections, circa 1974-1983 (all three files are in one folder)
  • *1574: Demonstrations and Protest Marches for Public Accommodation Ordinances, circa 1957-1963
  • 1587: The Louisville Defender Lyman T. Johnson Festival Parade, circa 1994-1995
  • 1588: The Louisville Defender Festival Heritage Luncheon, circa 1995
  • 1598: Kentucky Coalition for the Handicapped, circa 1984-1985
  • 1601: Kentucky Oral History Commission, circa 1981-1982
  • 1601A File #'s 1602 to 1650, circa 1954-1995, Contains:
    • 1602: Project One
    • 1603: Community Hospital
    • 1604: Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador
    • 1606: Leadership Louisville
    • 1607: Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity
    • 1609: Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity
    • 1610: Top Ladies of Distinction
    • 1611: Louisville Board of Aldermen
    • 1612: West Side Players Phase II
    • 1614: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity National
    • 1617: Brown Memorial CME Church
    • 1619: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
    • 1620: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
    • 1621: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
    • 1624: Louisville Central Area, Inc.
    • 1627: Southern Poverty Law Center
    • 1630: Freemasons Prince Hall Chapter
    • 1631: Kentucky Citizens Conference for Judicial Improvement
    • 1633: Portland Museum
    • 1634: Hampton House
    • 1639: Clothe a Child
    • 1641: PAC-10
    • 1642: Kentucky Association for Equal Opportunity
    • 1643: Socialist Workers Party
    • 1645: Louisville Association of Black Social Workers
    • 1647: Kentucky Democratic Party
    • 1648: Kentucky Association for Older Persons
    • 1650: Community Action Agency
  • 1601B File #'s 1652 to 1698, circa 1962-1993, Contains:
    • 1652: National Civil Rights Hall of Fame
    • 1660: The Bell Awards WLKY
    • 1672: Louisville Historic League
    • 1677: Office of Minority Affairs University of Louisville
    • 1679: Kentucky Education Association (KEA)
    • 1690: Talladega College
    • 1691: Fisk University
    • 1693: Union College
    • 1694: Bellarmine College
    • 1695: Simmons Bible College
    • 1697: National School Boards Association
    • 1698: NSBA-Black Caucus
  • 1605: Leadership Louisville, circa 1980-1986
  • 1613 and 1614: Alpha Phi Alpha Lambda Chapter, circa 1985-1994 (both files are in one folder)
  • 1618: Louisville Municipal College, circa 1950-1951
  • 1623: Louisville Jefferson County Government Annexation Proposal, circa 1984 and 1989
  • 1625A: Plymouth Church, circa 1965-1995
  • 1625B: Plymouth Church, circa 1987-1993
  • 1625D: Plymouth Church [file was empty upon receipt]
  • 1632: Kentucky Constitutional Convention Coalition, circa 1958-1977
  • 1635A: Louisville Jefferson County Government Reorganization Charter Commission, circa 1982
  • 1635B: Louisville Jefferson County Government Reorganization Charter Commission, circa 1982-1993
  • 1635C: Louisville Jefferson County Government Reorganization Charter Commission, circa 1982-1984
  • 1635D: Louisville Jefferson County Government Reorganization Charter Commission, circa 1983
  • 1636: Jefferson County Government Reorganization Is Needed (GRIN), circa 1976-1980
  • 1638: National Association of Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, circa 1982
  • 1640: League of Women Voters, circa 1977-1994
  • 1644: Kentucky and National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, circa 1978-1984
  • 1646: Renaissance Development Corporation, circa 1979-1981
  • 1653: Black Understanding Group, circa 1976-1984
  • 1654: Lincoln Foundation, circa 1949-1985
  • 1655: Southern Christian Leadership Conference, circa 1964-1984

Box 6

  • 1656: A. Phillip Randolph Institute, circa 1948-1993
  • 1657: Black/Jewish Dialogue, circa 1975-1981
  • 1658: Progressive Coalition of Central Kentucky, circa 1981-1982
  • 1659: Association for Study of Afro-American Life and History, circa 1979-1982
  • 1661: Kentucky Educational TV (KET), circa 1977-1984
  • 1663: YWCA West Broadway Branch, circa 1984-1987
  • 1664: YMCA Chestnut Street Branch, circa 1978-1995 [the index says the 10th Street Branch but there is only information about the Chestnut Street Branch and the YMCA organization]
  • 1665: Jewish Community Center, circa 1976-1994
  • 1666: Kentucky Coalition of Conscience, circa 1972-1984
  • 1667: Louisville Urban League, circa 1970-1993
  • 1668: Kentucky Civil Liberties Union and American Civil Liberties Union, circa 1967-1995
  • 1670: Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee (DSOC), circa 1974-1989
  • 1671: National Conference of Christians and Jews (NCCJ), circa 1969-1995
  • 1674: American Federation of Teachers Local 672 (Includes 1673, 1674, and 1774), circa 1948-1990
  • 1675: University of Kentucky Court Case, circa 1948-1963
  • 1676: Kentucky Citizens for the Arts, circa 1983-1984
  • 1677: University of Louisville Minority Affairs Office, circa 1982-1984
  • 1678: United Negro College Fund (UNCF), circa 1980-1989
  • 1680 and 1681: JCTA, KEA, NEA, NRTA, KRTA, and JCRTA [all filed together], circa 1977-1994
  • 1682: Spalding College, circa 1969-1988
  • 1683: Kentucky Conference of Colored PTA Scholarship Fund [filed with #1684], circa 1944
  • 1684: 15th District PTA [filed with 1683], circa 1981-1984
  • 1685: Virginia Union University, circa 1955-1986
  • 1686A: University of Michigan, circa 1976-1993
  • 1687: University of Kentucky, circa 1979-1993
  • 1688: Knoxville College, circa 1979-1982
  • 1689: University of Louisville, circa 1968-1995
  • 1699: University of Kentucky Black Students Union, circa 1976-1995
  • 1700 and 1649B: [filed under #1700] Kentucky State University, circa 1981-1992
  • 1701 File #'s 1701 to 1742, circa 1984-1995, Contains:
    • 1701: Trips
    • 1705: Louisville Association of Teachers in Colored Schools
    • 1707: Kentucky Center for the Arts Plumbline Series
    • 1708: University of Kentucky King Center
    • 1710: Tennessee State University
    • 1712 : Jefferson Community College
    • 1721: American Federation of Teachers and the National Council of Senior Citizens
    • 1722: The University of Texas at Austin
    • 1724: Lexington Public Library
    • 1731: Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau
    • 1735: FLOPS
    • 1736: Hindman Settlement School
    • *1742: First Congregational Methodist Church
  • 1704A (1704A, B, and C Filed together under #1704): KNEA 5th District, circa 1947-1948
  • 1704B: KNEA 5th District, circa 1955
  • 1704C: KNEA 5th District, circa 1954-1955
  • 1706: University of Kentucky L.T. Johnson Alumni, circa 1991-1994
  • 1711: Berea College, circa 1984-1992
  • 1713: Guest List and Dinner Parties, circa 1978-1985

Box 7

  • 1714: Thank You notes from Guests at Dinner Parties, circa 1974-1985
  • 1715: Parties Book, circa 1977-1988
  • 1716: Party Thank You Social Hour, circa 1990
  • 1717: University of Kentucky Jefferson County Alumni Association, circa 1993-1994
  • 1723: Lexington Theological Seminary, circa 1988-1989
  • 1725: Trips made by L.T. Johnson, circa 1935-1984
  • 1728: Visitors to L.T. Johnson's Home "2340," circa 1981-1982
  • 1730: Interviews of L.T. Johnson, circa 1981-1995
  • 1733: Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Sorority, circa 1990-1992
  • *1773 and 1774: JCFT and AFT [items were incorporated into #1674]
  • 1801 File #'s 1806 to 1870, circa 1942-1994, Contains:
    • 1806: Citizens and Victims for Justice Reform
    • 1817: Louisville Magazine "50 Who Made Kentucky"
    • 1819: Quality Education for All Students (QUEST)
    • 1823: Tape Recorder Use and Care Guide
    • 1844: PRIDE's 20th Annual Motorcade
    • 1845: Louisville Jaycees
    • 1847: Voter Registration Nonpartisan Campaign 1960-1963
    • 1852: 100 Black Men
    • 1853: Ebony Article on Black Federal Judges
    • 1855: Intergovernmental Black History Committee
    • 1856: Fairness Campaign
    • 1860: The Community Theater
    • 1861: Kentucky Commission on Corrections
    • 1862: Kentucky Department of Personnel Anderson Award
    • 1863: Blanton House
    • 1866: Think Tank Louisville Civil Rights Group
    • 1868: Civil Rights Congress Debate
    • 1870: Minority Enterprise Corporation of Louisville
  • 1807: Louisville Community Foundation, circa 1992
  • 1815: Medical information, Arthritis, etc., circa 1967-1978
  • 1825: Social Security Administration [one item - change of address card – undated]
  • 1829: Teachers Retirement System of Kentucky, circa 1983-1986
  • 1837, 1838, and 1840 [in the same folder] : NAACP, circa 1956-1993
  • 1839: Kentucky Conference of NAACP Branches, circa 1981-1990
  • 1840C and 1843: [in the same folder] NAACP National and NAACP Legal Defense Fund Kentucky Chapter, circa 1988-1990
  • 1841A: NAACP Louisville Branch, circa 1943-1993
  • 1841B: NAACP Louisville Branch Financial Reports (2 Files), circa 1949-1979
  • 1841C: NAACP Louisville Branch History 1914-1960, Thesis by Patrick McElhone, University of Louisville Masters Degree, 1976
  • 1843B: NAACP Legal Defense Fund Kentucky Chapter [file was empty upon receipt]
  • 1849A: and B Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, circa 1980-1989
  • 1849C: Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Black History Committee, circa 1970-1971
  • 1851: Louisville Jefferson County Human Rights Commission, circa 1972-1984 (2 Files)
  • 1851A: (Filed with #1851; 3 Files Total) Louisville Jefferson County Human Rights Commission, circa 1984-1989
  • 1854A: Black History Pamphlets, etc., circa 1963-1991

Box 8

  • 1854B: Black History, circa 1965-1991 (2 Files)
  • 1858: Allied Organization for Civil Rights (AOCR), circa 1961
  • 2001A: Funeral Program, Correspondence, and Numbers #2018 and #2020, circa 1966
  • 2018: Charles Kelley
  • 2020: Car Rental
  • 2003A and B: Personal Home Budget Data, circa 1941-1980
  • 2004 and 2006 [filed together] : Home Bills of Purchase of Appliances, Etc. and House Repairs, circa 1947-1984
  • 2007: Home Finance and Insurance, circa 1976-1979
  • 2008: Auto Records (Car Repair from Accident), circa 1977-1978
  • 2013: Family Gift Log, circa 1936-1975
  • 2015: Robert G. Johnson, Sr. (Lyman Johnson's father), circa 1950-1984
  • 2022: Desegregation vs. Integration Jefferson County, Kentucky, circa 1994 [index entry out of order]
  • 2025: Juanita Johnson Estate, circa 1975-1977
  • 2026: Juanita Johnson, circa 1926-1977: Business Papers, Birthday Cards, Clippings and Memorials
  • 2029: John W. Johnson [Lyman Johnson's uncle], circa 1954-1962
  • 2033: 1018 Maple Ash Avenue House Columbia, Tennessee, circa 1887 [original deed for the house] and circa 1977-1990
  • 2973: Jefferson County Desegregation Federal Lawsuit, circa 1972-1985
  • 2975: Johnson Middle School Program, circa 1989
  • 2985: Jefferson County Desegregation Federal Lawsuit, circa 1978-1989
  • 3001 File #'s 3049, circa 1980, Contains:
    • 3049 Jefferson County Board of Education Closing Roosevelt Elementary
  • 3037: James Haycraft, et al. vs. Board of Education, circa 1972-1974
  • 3038: Lyman Johnson vs. Board of Education, circa 1972-1974
  • 3039: James Haycraft, et al. vs. Board of Education, District Court of Appeals, circa 1976-1994
  • 3061: Jefferson County Public School Lyman Johnson Fellows Minority Leadership Program, circa 1988-1995
  • 3101 File #'s 3137 and 3156, circa 1976-1993, Contains:
    • 3101: School Board Decision to Close 10 Schools
    • 3137: 80-81
    • 3144: United States Commission on Civil Rights
    • 3153: Jefferson County Board of Education Selection of New Superintendent
    • 3155: Neutron
    • 3156: Tuition Tax Credits
  • 3168: National Conferences NSBA and SUSB (See #1697) (2 Folders), circa 1978-1981
  • 3301: An Invitation, a Program, and Numbered #3304, circa 1991, Contains:
    • 3304 Jefferson County Public School "A Decade of Achievement"
  • 3301A: Jefferson County Board of Education Desegregation Busing Plan, circa 1983-1986
  • 3301B: Jefferson County Board of Education Desegregation Busing Plan, circa 1983
  • 3302: Jefferson County Public Education Equity Coalition (JCPEEC) (3 Files), circa 1983-1987
  • 3305: Jefferson County Board of Education Desegregation Plan, circa 1953, 1991-1992
  • 3315: Jefferson County Public Education Foundation, circa 1984-1988
  • 3515: Louisville City Parks (there is no entry for this number but there is an entry for #3513 which has the right title for the information but none of the items are numbered), circa 1951-1954
  • 3519: Kentucky Heritage Council, circa 1992-1995
  • File Box Containing Original Lyman T. Johnson File "Cards" For Filing System (alphabetically arranged)

Subseries B: Unnumbered files

Box 9

  • Clippings, file 1: This file is full of clippings. Most of the pages have a number in the bottom corner that likely corresponds with a subject, although no list of the subjects corresponding to these numbers has been found. It appears to be the remnants of an earlier filing system. The clippings in the folder are about the ACLU, NAACP, desegregation, politics, Blanton House, Plymouth Church and Settlement House, Cuba, and nuclear power, circa 1945-1974
  • Clippings, file 2: This file is full of clippings. The pages have numbers in the bottom corner but they do not correspond with any of the indexes. Some of the subjects in this file are desegregation, school closings, the School Board, choosing a new superintendent for Jefferson County Public Schools, police districts, the results of the 1980 census, and clippings on different religions, circa 1981-1982
  • Clippings, file 3: Contains clippings on Spain, the School Board, Affirmative Action, baseball, desegregation, and South Africa, circa 1977-1983
  • Miscellaneous programs: Contains funeral programs with a few other programs, circa 1949-1974
  • June 1993 Candidates for new superintendent: Contains clippings, an invitation, correspondence and resumes of candidates, circa 1993
  • Assort and File: Contains issues of Black Scene magazine, clippings, correspondence and a political flyer, circa 1960-1977
  • Clippings to be "assorted": Contains clippings on NAACP, Carl Braden, Angela Davis, Elijah Muhammad, desegregation and busing, circa 1945-1977
  • Building a Home Program for African-American Children: A Parent's Handbook, by Cleopatra Gregory
  • Johnson Scholastic and Employment Records, circa 1925-1973
  • Recommendations, circa 1951-1994; includes letter to the FBI concerning Cassius Clay (see also #1058)
  • Political Officials, circa 1969-1974
  • Receipt Book, circa 1970-1994

Subseries C: Binders

Box 9

  • Index for Binders I, III, and V
  • Binder I, 1-16: Contains clippings on state politics, Kentucky Education Association and the Kentucky Negro Education Association, Jefferson County School Board and the NAACP, circa 1943-1971
  • Binder III, 20-50 Contains clippings on NAACP, ACLU, Civil Rights marches, and school Integration, circa 1950 - 1974

Box 10

  • Binder IIIA: NAACP, Civil Rights Memorial, 1962-1964- Contains clippings on Martin Luther King, Jr. in Louisville, NAACP, and race riots, circa 1962-1981 (3 folders)
  • Binder IVA: Jefferson County Board of Education: Contains clippings about local schools and school board, circa 1978 (4 folders)
  • Binder IVB: Jefferson County Board of Education vs. Superintendent E.C. Grayson: Contains clippings about local schools and the trial against Grayson, circa 1978-1980 (3 folders)
  • Binder IVC: Jefferson County Board of Education: Contains clippings about school closings, DeRuzzo and regional superintendents, circa 1980 (1 folder)
  • Binder V: Central High School, Parkland High School, and Manley Junior High School: Contains clippings on Central, Parkland, and Manley and the Louisville Invitational Basketball Tournament, circa 1950-1974 (2 folders)
  • Binder XV: School Desegregation Merger 1972-1977; Bd. of Ed. Campaign & Election District I 1977: Contains clippings on the school board, Lyman Johnson's election and campaign, desegregation, Shawnee High School, and busing, circa 1972-1977 (4 folders)

Subseries D: Unclassified Material

Box 10

  • Central High School A: Contains sports programs, circa 1954-1966
  • Central High School B: Contains issues of The Current and programs, circa 1953-1963
  • Board of Education, circa 1957-1971 (3 folders)
  • Kentucky Negro Education Association, Louisville Association of Teachers in Colored Schools, Education Equalization Committee, and Youth Speaks Programs, circa 1939-1959
  • Johnson Family: Contains correspondence to and from Juanita Johnson, biography and funeral programs of John William Johnson, Thomas J. White, Robert Johnson, Sr., Neill Johnson, William Johnson, and Robert Johnson, Jr., and certificate for J.N. Johnson from the Tennessee Department of Education, circa 1920-1965
  • Programs A: Funeral programs and a wedding program, circa 1950-1972
  • Programs B: Musical programs, circa 1948-1963
  • Programs C: School programs, circa 1923-1973

Box 11

  • Programs D: Contains various programs, circa 1952-1972
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha, circa 1955-1969
  • Plymouth Congregational Church and Plymouth Settlement House, circa 1945-1973
  • Cards and Letters, circa 1944-1973
  • Roger Williams University: Contains copies of the course catalogue and the Rogerana, circa 1896-1918
  • Miscellaneous: Contains clippings, correspondence, and invitations, circa 1958-1972

Subseries E: Tennessee

Box 11

  • Numerical Index to "Tennessee" subseries
  • Membership Cards and Business Card - Cards for Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, NAACP, ACLU, and the Southern Poverty Law Center, circa 1997
  • Plaque from Shellie White Central High School Class of 1948
  • 110: Address Book Contains a church directory for Plymouth Congregational Church, a list of Christmas cards sent and received, 1995, and short lists of addresses, circa 1995
  • 140: Board of Education/Beverly Moore - Moore served on Board of Education, circa 1996
  • 150: Budget - Contains a list of how much Lyman Johnson gave to different organizations and how much he spent on personal items such as doctors and medications, circa 1995-1997
  • 210: Common Cause - Contains clippings, copies of articles, correspondence and Common Cause magazine, circa 1996
  • 212: Correspondence - Contains letters and cards, circa 1995-1997
  • 250: Bank Summary and Finances - Contains a list of insurance companies and what was paid to each, circa 1983-1991
  • 400: Newspaper Clippings - Contains clippings, copies of articles, programs, and an invitation, circa 1993-1997
  • 475: Vita A - Contains clippings, correspondence, programs, copies of awards, and vita detailing Mr. Johnson's life work and achievements, circa 1974-1996
  • 477: Shelbyville school - Contains correspondence from students and teacher at Wright Elementary School in Shelbyville, Kentucky, circa 1997
  • 580: Fair Housing Council - Contains a program and correspondence, circa 1996
  • 590: Louisville Defender - Contains an article about the Lyman T. Johnson Festival Parade, circa 1996
  • 605: Magazines - Contains a copy of The Brandeis Brief, Kentucky Alumnus, and a Medicare Handbook, circa 1996
  • 618: Current Miscellaneous - Contains clippings about the KET docudrama, clippings, and personal statement from Imar Hutchins (Lyman Johnson's grandson), programs, and correspondence, circa 1995-1997
  • 620: Notebook of Special Addresses - Contains handwritten address list including note of those persons who accompanied Mr. Johnson to public and social events, circa 1974-1995
  • 640: Move to Tennessee - This file was created by the Archives. Contains a clipping, copies of newspaper articles, letter to the Columbia, Tennessee Daily Herald, and a copy of an award from Kentucky Governor Brereton Jones. All the items pertained to Lyman Johnson moving back to Tennessee, circa 1995-1996

Series II: Photographs

Box 11

  • Photos of Lyman Johnson, relatives, friends, and Common Cause banquet, circa 1989 to 1996 (formerly Tennessee 630)
  • 5001A: Photos, circa 1929 to 1952
  • 5001B: Photos Miscellaneous (Morrells), Juanita Johnson's family, undated
  • 5001C: Photos Miscellaneous, circa 1932 to 1993
  • 5019: Walter and Yvonne (Lyman Johnson's daughter) Hutchins' Wedding Album, undated

Series III: Published Materials

Subseries A: Books

Box 11

  • Dyer, Louis & Thomas Day Seymour: Plato: Apology of Socrates and Crito
  • Monroe, Harriet & Morton Dauwen Zabel: Poems for Every Mood, 1936
  • Various Authors, Collected and Published by the Peter Pauper Press: Chinese Love Poems, 1942

Subseries B: Yearbooks

Box 12

  • Tennessee A & I State College, 1925, 1926, 1930, 1946, 1948
  • Knoxville College, 1927
  • Virginia Union University, 1928
  • Flaget High School, 1970, 1972, 1973
  • Central High School, 1923-1/2 - 1924, 1933-1/2 - 1934, 1934-1/2 - 1935, 1935-1/2 - 1936, 1938, 1953, 1957, 1959, 1964, 1965

Subseries C: Audiovisual

Box 12

  • University of Louisville School of Law "African Americans: Pioneers in Kentucky Law" [VHS]
  • Great Leaders Series "The Black Odyssey of Lyman Johnson" (KET) [VHS]
  • Audiotape, West Chestnut Street Baptist Church Youth Day "Preparing Our Youth for the Future" July 21, 1996

Series IV: Plaques, Medallions and Johnson Bust

Box 13

  • Log for plaques
  • 001 to 016

Box 14

  • 017 to 036

Box 15

  • 037 to 055

Box 16

  • 056 to 078

Box 17

  • 079 to 085, 094 to 097, and 107 to 114
  • 115 Medallions (in cigar box)

Box 18

  • 088: Framed photo and textual collage for Lyman T. Johnson on receipt of Bellarmine University honorary degree

Box 19

  • Lyman T. Johnson Bust commissioned by University of Kentucky

Oversized

  • 086: Certificate—Anderson Laureates (1989)
  • 087: Honorary Degree—Shawnee High School (1981)
  • 089: Resolution—Resignation from the Kentucky Civil Liberties Union (1976)
  • 090: Certificate—Jefferson County Board of Education (1981)
  • 091: Certificate—Kentucky Colonel (1996)
  • 092: Plaque—Lucy Harth Smith/Atwood S. Wilson Award for Civil & Human Rights in Education (1996)
  • 093: Plaque—Keyman Award (1999)

Series IV: Diplomas

Box 20