The Resource Christopher Columbus and Lucile Waite Johnson papers, (manuscript)

Christopher Columbus and Lucile Waite Johnson papers, (manuscript)

Label
Christopher Columbus and Lucile Waite Johnson papers, 1940-1996
Title
Christopher Columbus and Lucile Waite Johnson papers
Inclusive dates
1940-1996
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Includes black and white photographs of C.C. and Lucile at the Owl Club (circa 1940s-1950s), Owl Club of Denver Debutante Presentation programs(1976-1977), Owl Club newspaper clippings (1961,1987), C.C. Johnson eulogy given by grandson (1996), plaque " In appreciation for your 47 years of dedicated service to the Owl Club of Denver" (1988) and plaque "Denver Public Schools Award, Black Education Advisory Committee" (1981)
Note
Forms part of: DPL Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library collection.
Member of
Biographical or historical data
Christopher Columbus (C.C.) Johnson was born in Dallas, Texas on May 13, 1904. Came to Denver in his early twenties, worked as a Pullman Porter. Met and married Lucile Waite. Became the first African American to work for Denver Public Schools. Active in community affairs. Founding member of the Owl Club in 1941, a non-profit social club with an emphasis on promoting education and good citizenship. Died January 11, 1996. Lucile was born in Bishop, Texas. Moved to Denver at the age of 15. Head cook at the Park Hill Country Club (C.C. was the Maitre d).
Cataloging source
DPL
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
2006
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Johnson, Irene
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson, Christopher Columbus
  • Johnson, Lucile Waite
  • Owl Club (Denver, Colo.)
  • Debutante balls
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
Label
Christopher Columbus and Lucile Waite Johnson papers, (manuscript)
Instantiates
Note
Catalog record based on preliminary inventory
Extent
.25 linear ft. (1box), 1 oversize folio.
Governing access note
Contact Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, Denver Public Library, Denver, Colo
Immediate source of acquisition
Gift of Irene Johnson, 2006.
System control number
  • ocn144585925
  • (OCoLC)144585925
Label
Christopher Columbus and Lucile Waite Johnson papers, (manuscript)
Note
Catalog record based on preliminary inventory
Extent
.25 linear ft. (1box), 1 oversize folio.
Governing access note
Contact Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, Denver Public Library, Denver, Colo
Immediate source of acquisition
Gift of Irene Johnson, 2006.
System control number
  • ocn144585925
  • (OCoLC)144585925

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