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Erle E. Johnston, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M319

Abstract

This collection is comprised mainly of materials that document Erle Johnston's personal life and professional activities from approximately 1922 through his death in 1995. The Erle Johnston Papers should be beneficial to any researcher interested in the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi, as well as the political history of Mississippi in the twentieth century. The collection also provides insight into the life and personality of an important Mississippian.

Dates

  • circa 1922-1999

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Noncirculating; available for research

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Biographical / Historical

Erle Ennis Johnston, Jr., was born on October 10, 1917, in Garyville, Louisiana, to Erle E. Johnston, Sr., and Grace Buchanan Johnston. Erle Johnston, Sr., worked in the lumber business and moved his wife and two sons, Erle and Bert, to Toledo, Ohio, and Jackson, Mississippi, before settling in Grenada, Mississippi, in 1928.

During his years at Grenada High School, Johnston played on the baseball team and was a member of the band. He also started the school's first newspaper and reported part-time for the Grenada Daily-Star. Economic difficulties denied Johnston the opportunity to attend college, so he went immediately to work after his high school graduation in 1935.

Johnston started out working simultaneously as a correspondent for the Jackson Daily News, the Jackson Clarion-Ledger, and the Memphis Commercial Appeal. In 1937, he secured a full-time job with the Clarion-Ledger. One of only eight staff members, Johnston served the newspaper first as state news editor, then as political reporter and oil and gas editor before becoming the first staff photographer for a daily Mississippi newspaper. In 1941, Johnston became part owner of the weekly Scott County Times of Forest, Mississippi. A year later, he bought out his partner's half and became the sole owner of the Times at the age of twenty-four. Johnston worked hard and successfully turned the fledgling paper into a profitable enterprise. The Scott County Times repeatedly received awards of excellence from the Mississippi Press Association, and in 1949, Johnston was elected the MPA's youngest president to date. He was also the only journalist inducted into Sigma Delta Chi, the national journalism fraternity, who had never attended college.

During World War II, Johnston found it difficult to make ends meet. To supplement his income, he assumed the position of State Director of the Office of War Information in 1943. Two years later, he was called to serve in the U.S. Army. After more than a year of service, Johnston returned to Forest and the Scott County Times. The entire time Johnston was away, his wife, Fay Martin Johnston, ran the newspaper.

Because of his reputation as a well-known and well-respected journalist and political reporter, Johnston became involved with public relations in a number of Mississippi political campaigns. His first assignment was with James O. Eastland's senatorial campaign in 1942. He then went on to work in the gubernatorial campaigns of Mike Sennett Conner in 1943 and Fielding Wright in 1947, John C. Stennis' 1947 senatorial race, Oscar Wolfe's congressional campaign in 1950, Hugh White's gubernatorial race in 1951, and Eastland's 1954 reelection campaign. Johnston served as publicity director for Ross Barnett's 1955 and 1959 campaigns for governor, as well as for his Unpledged Elector campaign in the 1960 presidential election. He also helped write and produce the telecasts of the inaugural ceremonies of Governors Ross Barnett, Paul B. Johnson, Jr., John Bell Williams, and William Waller.

Johnston's tenure with the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission began in 1960, when he was appointed Director of Public Relations by Governor Barnett. The Sovereignty Commission, designed as the state's "segregation watch-dog agency," was created in 1956 in an effort to combat the threat of integration. The Sovereignty Commission came under attack by many civil rights activists, and it was Johnston's assignment to develop a publicity program that would counter such attacks and defend the commission. In 1963, Johnston became Executive Director of the Sovereignty Commission, a position he held until his resignation in 1968.

Johnston's next political endeavor was as Mayor of Forest from 1981 to 1985. During his term, Johnston focused on the advancement and development of the city's industry. Companies such as Hughes Aircraft and Sara Lee Bakeries found homes in Forest, which brought thousands of jobs to the area. In honor of his efforts to build up industry, a street in Forest's industrial park was named Erle Johnston Drive. Also during his service as mayor, the Johnston family sold the Scott County Times.

In 1979, Johnston's son, Erle "Bubby" Johnston, III, became the editor of the Scott County Times, and Johnston began a new career as an author of Mississippi politics. I Rolled With Ross: A Political Portrait, published in 1980, details the political life of Ross Barnett. Mississippi's Defiant Years: 1953-1973, published in 1990, is Johnston's personal account of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi. Politics: Mississippi Style, published in 1993, is a collection of political anecdotes from 1911 to 1979. At the time of his death, Johnston was working on a fourth book, tentatively titled "The Thunder of Elephants in Mississippi: From Bayonets to Ballots", about the history of the Republican party in the state.

Johnston was involved in a number of civic, religious, and community activities. He was an active member of the Forest Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club, the Retail Merchants Association, and the Country Club. He was a deacon and Sunday School teacher at the Forest Presbyterian Church, and worked with Little League baseball and the Boy Scouts.

In 1992, Johnston served as Co-Chairman of Tougaloo College's Committee on the Preservation of Civil Rights Activities. In 1994, he received what he considered to be his highest honor--induction into the Mississippi Press Association Hall of Fame. He was also responsible for organizing the fortieth anniversary reunion of the players in the 1955 Junior Rose Bowl between Jones County Junior College and Compton Community College of California, which marked the first time a football team from Mississippi played against a racially integrated team.

Johnston died on September 27, 1995, after suffering a heart attack. He had three children, Carol Johnston Lindley, Lynn Johnston Catalina, Bubby Johnston, and five grandchildren.

Extent

15.30 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

The collection is divided into eight series:

Series I: Subject Files

Series II: Items donated by Carol Johnston Lindley

Series III: 50th Wedding Anniversary

Series IV: Death

Series V: Books, Manuscripts, and Oral Interviews

Series VI: Scrapbooks

Series VII: Videocassettes

Series VIII: Plaques and Artifacts

Series I consists of subject files from Johnston's home office. Items in this series are arranged alphabetically, and include a wide variety of records, including correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs. Of particular interest in this series is the rich information pertaining to the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi, from the American Civil Liberties Union to the Citizens' Council and the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission. Examples of such files are Emmett Till, Clyde Kennard, the Philadelphia murders, Byron de la Beckwith, Martin Luther King, Jr., the Freedom Democratic Party, and minutes of meeting of the State Sovereignty Commission. Other topics in this series include the 40th anniversary reunion of the 1955 Junior Rose Bowl, campaign materials for several Mississippi politicians, such as Ross Barnett, James Eastland, and John Stennis, and materials collected by Johnston for Politics: Mississippi Style.

Series II contains subject files donated by Carol Johnston Lindley. Materials include family photographs and correspondence, news clippings about Johnston, and articles about his books. Of particular interest is a certificate presented to Johnston that accompanied an American flag that was flown over the nation's capitol on December 1, 1983.

Series III consists solely of cards and letters sent to Erle and Fay Johnston in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary on June 21, 1990.

Series IV contains materials related to Erle Johnston's death, including newspaper clippings and condolence cards. A copy of the eulogy and funeral book are also included.

Series V contains copies of Johnston's three published books, I Rolled With Ross: A Political Portrait, Mississippi's Defiant Years: 1953-1973, and Politics: Mississippi Style. Also included in this series are the manuscripts of these three books, as well as manuscripts of two unpublished works, "The Starter Girl" and "Short-Changed". In addition, copies of two oral histories with Johnston, one completed in 1991 for the John C. Stennis Oral History Collection at Mississippi State University, and the other in 1993 for the Mississippi Oral History Program of the University of Southern Mississippi, are located in this series.

Series VI is comprised of materials from five scrapbooks. Included are Johnston's personal scrapbook and one that covers his term as mayor of Forest from 1981 to 1985. There is also a memorial scrapbook that was put together by Johnston's family after his death. The other two contain clippings and articles about Johnston's books, Mississippi's Defiant Years: 1953-1973 and Politics: Mississippi Style.

Series VII consists of twenty-one videocassettes. Topics include the opening of Hughes Aircraft in Forest, the 40th anniversary reunion of the 1955 Junior Rose Bowl, the State Sovereignty Commission and the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi, and book promotions for Mississippi's Defiant Years and Politics: Mississippi Style.

Series VIII contains a variety of plaques and other personal items. The plaques include Johnston's induction into the Mississippi Press Association Hall of Fame, numerous awards of excellence for the Scott County Times, and a plaque of appreciation for four years of dedicated service as Mayor of Forest. Artifacts and personal items include a framed dust jacket of Mississippi's Defiant Years, a desk set from Johnston's years as Mayor, his mounted bass fish that was the largest one caught in the Barnett Reservoir in 1973, the 1975 Forest BassMasters Lunker Award, a president's gavel from the Mississippi Airports Association, and memorabilia from the 40th anniversary reunion of the 1955 Junior Rose Bowl.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The bulk of the collection was donated by the Johnston family in January 1997. Several small increments were received between February 1997 and January 1999. Other donors include Dr. Bobs Tusa, University Archivist at USM, and Dr. Neil R. McMillen, Professor of History at USM.

Existence and Location of Copies

For Digitized Materials from this collection, see: External Documents link at bottom of page.

Related Materials

Erle Johnston Oral History Interview, call number F341.5 .M57x vol. 276.

Erle Johnson Oral History Interview, call number F341.5 .M57 vol. 276, pt. 2.

M321 Erle Johnston Oral History Appendix

M191 Paul B. Johnson Family Papers

M99 Citizens' Council/Civil Rights Collection

Books

Copies of books by Erle Johnston are available in the Cook and McCain Libraries:

I Rolled with Ross: A Political Portrait (Baton Rouge: Moran, 1980), call number F345 .J64 1980 (Cook, McCain).

Mississippi's Defiant Years, 1953-1973: An Interpretive Documentary with Personal Experiences (Forest, Miss.: Lake Harbor Publishers, 1990), call number E185.93.M6 J58 1990 (Cook, McCain).

Politics: Mississippi Style (Forest, Miss.: Lake Harbor Publishers, 1993), call number F341 .J59x 1993 (Cook, McCain).

Photograph Log

M319-1 Erle Johnston at Book Signing 3.5 x 5, B & W, 1980. Erle Johnston at a book signing for "I Rolled With Ross" at the Morton Library. (Box 2, Folder 28) Second copy in Box 33, Personal Scrapbook.

M319-2 Erle Johnston at Book Signing 3.5 x 5, Color, 1980. Johnston discusses his book "I Rolled With Ross" at a book signing. (Box 2, Folder 28)

M319-3 Erle Johnston at Book Signing 3.5 X 5, B & W, 1980. Erle and Fay Johnston at a book signing for "I Rolled With Ross." (Box 2, Folder 28)

M319-4 Erle Johnston at Book Signing 3.5 X 5, B & W, 1980. Erle and Fay Johnston at a book signing for "I Rolled With Ross." (Box 2, Folder 28) Second copy in Box 33, Personal Scrapbook

M319-5 Erle Johnston at Book Signing 3.5 X 5, B & W, 1980. Erle and Fay Johnston at a book signing for ''I Rolled With Ross." (Box 2, Folder 28)

M319-6 Erle Johnston at Book Signing 3 X 7, B & W, 1980 Erle and Fay Johnston at a book signing for "I Rolled With Ross." (Box 2, Folder 28)

M319-7 Erle Johnston at Book Signing 3.5 X 5, 5 X 7, B & W, 1980. Erle Johnston at a book signing at the Forest Library for "I Rolled With Ross." (Box 2, Folder 28) Second copy in Box 33, Personal Scrapbook

M319-8 Book Signing 3.5 X 5, B & W, 1980. Three unidentified people admire a painting at a book signing for Erle Johnston's book "I Rolled With Ross." (Box 2, Folder 28)

M319-9 Ross Barnett 5 X 7, B & W, 1980. Ross Barnett speaking at a book signing for Erle Johnston's "I Rolled With Ross." (Box 2, Folder 28)

M319-10 Erle Johnston at Book Signing 3.5 x 5, B & W, 1980. Erle Johnston discusses his book "I Rolled With Ross" at a book signing. (Box 2, Folder 28)

M319-11 Book Signing 3.5 X 5, B & W, 1980. Unidentified woman playing piano at a book signing for Johnston's "I Rolled With Ross." (Box 2, Folder 28)

M319-12 1937 Clarion-Ledger Staff 4.5 x 6.5, 5 x 7, Albumen 1937. (Box 2, Folder 28) Second copy in Box 7, Folder 11

M319-13 Mayor Erle Johnston 5 X 7, B & W, July 1981. Erle Johnston being sworn in as the mayor of Forest by Judge Roy Noble Lee of the Mississippi Supreme Court. (Box 2, Folder 28)

M319-14 Mayor Erle Johnston 4 X 5, B & W, July 1981. Governor William Winter congratulates Erle Johnston following his swearing-in ceremony as mayor of Forest. (Box 2, Folder 28)

M319-15 Broiler Festival 5 x 7, B & W, circa 1980s. Erle Johnston presents Mary Ann Mobley and Gary Collins with Broiler Festival t-shirts. (Box 2, Folder 28) Second copy in Box 6, Folder 20.

M319-16 MPA meeting 8 x 10, B & W, circa 1940s. A meeting of the Mississippi Press Association. (Box 2, Folder 28)

M319-17 Erle Johnston, William Winter, and Gordon Dewey 8 x 10, B & W, circa 1980. (Box 2, Folder 28)



M319-18 Inaugural Broadcast 8 X 10, B & W, circa 1960s. Erle Johnston (far right) at an inaugural broadcast. (Box 2, Folder 28)

M319-19 Electric Chair 8 X 10, B & W, 1940. The first person to sit in the new electric chair. (Box 2, Folder 28) Second copy in Box 33, Personal Scrapbook.

M319-20 Grenada Reunion 3.5 x 5, Color, 1995. Erle Johnston(front left) with five classmates at the Grenada reunion of classes 1934, 1935, and 1936. (Box 2, Folder 28)

M319-21 Grenada Reunion 3.5 X 5, Color, 1995. Five classmates at the Grenada reunion of classes 1934, 1935, and 1936. (Box 2, Folder 28)

M319-22 Senator James 0. Eastland 4 x 5, B & W, circa 1970s. (Box 3, Folder 7)

M319-23 Erle Johnston 11 X 14, B & W, circa 1950. (Box 32, Folder 3) Photographer: Hawkins Studios

M319-24 Red West and Others 8 x 10, B & W, circa 1995. Red West(second from right). (Box 3, Folder 10)

M319-25 Grenada Class of 1935 5 X 8, B & W, 1985. Erle Johnston(back row, center) at the 50th class reunion of the Grenada High School class of 1935. (Box 4, Folder 11)

M319-26 Grenada Class of 1935 Reunion 5 X 7, Color, 1985 Welcome sign for Grenada High School class of 1935. (Box 4, Folder 11)

M319-27 Grenada Reunion 3.5 x 5, Color, 1995. Erle Johnston with two classmates at the 1995 Grenada Reunion of classes of 1934, 1935, and 1936. (Box 4, Folder 15)

M319-28 Grenada Reunion 3.5 X 5, Color, 1995. Classmates at the reunion of Grenada classes of 1934, 1935, and 1936. (Box 4, Folder 15)

M319-29 Grenada Reunion 3.5 x 5, Color, 1995. Erle Johnston speaking at the Grenada reunion of classes of 1934, 1935, and 1936. (Box 4, Folder 15)

M319-30 Hughes Aircraft Ceremony 3.5 x 5, Color, October 10, 1983. Clare G. Carlson, Erle Johnston, and Howard Capper; Johnston with Hughes Aircraft officials. (Box 4, Folder 25) Photographer: Bill Gupton

M319-31 Hughes Aircraft Ceremony 3.5 x 5, Color, October 10, 1983. Erle Johnston speaks at the Hughes Aircraft Ceremony. (Box 4, Folder 25) Photographer: Bill Gupton

M319-32 Hughes Aircraft Ceremony 8 x 10, Color, October 10, 1983. Erle Johnston speaks at the Hughes Aircraft Ceremony. (Box 4, Folder 25) Additional copies in Box 7, Folder 11, and Box 8, Folder 5

M319-33 Hughes Aircraft Ceremony 8 x 10, Color, October 10, 1983. Erle Johnston with a Hughes Aircraft official. (Box 4, Folder 25) Second copy in Box 7, Folder 11

M319-34 Hughes Aircraft Ceremony 8 x 10, Color, October 10, 1983. Erle Johnston shakes hands with Senator John Stennis. (Box 4, Folder 25)

M319-35 Hughes Aircraft Celebration 3 x 5, Color, October 10, 1983. Erle Johnston at the Hughes Aircraft celebration. (Box 4, Folder 25) Photographer: Bill Gupton

M319-36 Hughes Aircraft Celebration 8 x 10, Color, October 10, 1983. Erle Johnston admires two cakes at the Hughes Aircraft celebration. (Box 4, Folder 25) Second copy in Box 7, Folder 11

M319-37 Hughes Aircraft Celebration 8 x 10, Color, October 10, 1983. Erle Johnston gets help cutting a cake at the Hughes Aircraft celebration. (Box 4, Folder 25)

M319-38 Hughes Aircraft l0th Anniversary 5 x 7, B & W, November 1993. Erle Johnston speaks at the lOth anniversary celebration of Hughes Aircraft Mississippi, Inc. (Box 4, Folder 25)

M319-39 Berta Linson and Roger Mills 4 X 5, 2.5 X 5, B & W, August 2, 1970. Wedding ceremony of Berta Linson and Roger Mills. (Box 4, Folder 29). Photo appears in "Mississippi’s Defiant Years: 1953-1973”, page 410. Second copy in Box 6, Folder 15. Photographer: Jim Bonney

M319-40 1955 Jones Junior College Football Team 8 X 10, B & W, 1955. (Box 5, Folder 2)

M319-41 Bill Minor 3.5 X 5, B & W, circa 1993. (Box 6, Folder 3)

M319-42 Dedication of Grace Johnston Memorial Library slide, May 9, 1971. (Box 6, Folder 3)

M319-43 Mississippi Historical Society Resolution 5 x 7, 8 x 10, Color, circa February 1992. Erle Johnston is presented with a Resolution of Commendation for "Mississippi's Defiant Years: 1953-1973." (Box 6, Folder 7) Third copy in Box 7, Folder 11.

M319-44 Mississippi Historical Society Resolution contact print, circa February 1992. The Mississippi Historical Society presents Erle Johnston with a Resolution of Commendation for "Mississippi's Defiant Years: 1953-1973." (Box 6, Folder 7)

M319-45 Aaron Henry 1.5 x 2, 3.5 x 5, B & W, circa 1980s. (Box 6, Folder 14) Second copy in Box 7, Folder 17

M319-46 Thomas P. Brady 5 X 8, 3.5 X 5, B & W, circa 1954. Thomas P. Brady, author of “Black Monday”, describing the day of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision on May 17, 1954. Brady was also a Circuit Judge in Indianola. (Box 6, Folder 14) Photo appears in “Mississippi’s Defiant Years: 1953-1973”. Second copy in Box 6, Folder 15. Photographer: George Metz

M319-47 Governor William L. Waller 4.5 X 6.5, B & W, circa 1972. (Box 6, Folder 14) Second copy in Box 6, Folder 15

M319-48 J. Oliver Emmerich 4 X 6, 3.5 X 5, B & W, circa 1960s. (Box 6, Folder 14) Second copy in Box 6, Folder 15

M319-49 Congressman Frank Smith 8 x 10, 3.5 x 5, B & W, circa 1950s. (Box 6, Folder 14) Second copy in Box 6, Folder 15

M319-50 William J. Simmons 3.5 X 5, B & W, 1950s. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-51 John R. Salter, Jr. 3.5 X 5, 5 X 7, B & W, 1979. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-52 Woolworth Sit-In 4.5 x 7, B & W, May 28, 1963. Civil rights workers staged a sit-in at Woolworth's lunch counter and were harassed by the crowd. (Box 6, Folder 14) Photographer: Fred Blackwell

M319-53 Dr. Gilbert Mason 4 X 5, B & W, circa 1980s. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-54 Governor John Bell Williams 3.5 X 5, 5 X 7, B & W, circa 1968. (Box 6, Folder 14) Second copy in Box 7, Folder 17

M319-55 Senator James 0. Eastland 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1970s. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-56 Thomas P. Brady 3.5 X 5, B & W, circa 1954. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-57 Bryant/Milam Trial 8 x 10, B & W, circa 1955. Courtroom scene at the trial of Roy Bryant and J. W. Milam, who were charged with the murder of Emmett Till. (Box 6, Folder 14) Photographer: George Metz

M319-58 Mack Charles Parker 8 x 10, B & W, circa April 1959. The body of Mack Charles Parker, accused of raping a white woman, was pulled from the Pearl River. (Box 6, Folder 14) Photographer: George Metz

M319-59 Mack Charles Parker 8 x 10, B & W, circa April 1959. The body of Mack Charles Parker, accused of raping a white woman, was pulled from the Pearl River. (Box 6, Folder 14) Photographer: George Metz

M319-60 William J. Simmons 4 X 5, B & W, circa 1954. (Box 6, Folder 15)

M319-61 James P. Coleman 3.5 X 5, 8 X 10, B & W, circa 1956. (Box 6, Folder 15) Second copy in Box 7, Folder 17

M319-62 Dr. Gilbert Mason 4 X 5, B & W, circa April 1960. (Box 6, Folder 15)

M319-63 University of Mississippi Riot 3.5 x 4.5, B & W, October 1, 1962. Campus of the University of Mississippi the day after the riot brought on by James Meredith's admission to the university. (Box 6, Folder 15)

M319-64 Byron de la Beckwith 1.5 X 2.5, B & W, circa July 1963. (Box 6, Folder 15)

M319-65 1962-63 Mississippi State University Basketball Team 8 X 10, B & W, 1962-63. The 1962-63 MSU basketball team defied segregation and participated in an integrated tournament in Lansing, Michigan. (Box 6, Folder 15)

M319-66 Owen Cooper 4.5 x 6, B & W, circa 1966. Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mississippi Action for Progress. Photo appears in “Mississippi’s Defiant Years: 1953-1973” page 289. (Box 6, Folder 15) Photographer: Bob Hand/Aerial Photography

M319-67 A. W. "Red" Heffner 2.5 X 3.5, B & W, circa 1964. (Box 6, Folder 15)

M319-68 Second Landing of Columbia 8 x 10, Color, November 14, 1981. (Box 29, Folder 3)

M319-69 Reuben V. Anderson 3.5 X 4.5, B & W, circa 1980s. (Box 6, Folder 15)

M319-70 Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. 4 x 5, B & W, circa 1960s. Photo appears in “Mississippi’s Defiant Years: 1953-1973” page 357. (Box 6, Folder 15) Photographer: Jim Bonney

M319-71 Hodding Carter, Jr. 3 x 3.5, B & W, circa 1950s. (Box 6, Folder 15)



M319-72 Ira Harkey 2 X 3.5, B & W, circa 1950s. (Box 6, Folder 15)

M319-73 Hazel Brannon Smith 3.5 x 4.5, B & W, circa 1950s. (Box 6, Folder 15)

M319-74 Jr. Rose Bowl Reunion 3.5 x 5, Color, October 1995. (Box 33, Memorial Scrapbook)

M319-75 Erle Johnston and Webb Burke 5 x 7, B & W, October 1968. Webb Burke, who succeeded Johnston as director of the Sovereignty Commission, presents Johnston with a resolution of appreciation. (Box 6, Folder 15)

M319-76 Ross Barnett Neg., B & W, circa 1960s. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-77 Mary Ann Mobley and Others 3.5 x 4.5, Color, circa 1980s. Mary Ann Mobley(right). (Box 6, Folder 20)

M319-78 Gary Collins and Others 3.5 x 4.5, Color, circa 1980s. Gary Collins(left). (Box 6, Folder 20)

M319-79 Gary Collins and Others 3.5 x 4.5, Color, circa 1980s. (Box 6, Folder 20)

M319-80 Mary Ann Mobley 3.5 x 5, B & W, June 1959. (Box 6, Folder 20) Photographer: Jacob Photo Service

M319-81 Erle Johnston, Mary Ann Mobley, and Others 3.5 x 4.5, B & W, circa 1960s. (Box 6, Folder 20)

M319-82 Neshoba County Fair 3.5 x 6, Color, circa 1980s. Gary Collins, Mary Ann Mobley, and Erle Johnston at the Neshoba County Fair. (Box 6, Folder 20) Photographer: W.E. “Bill” Gupton

M319-83 Gary Collins at a Beauty Pageant 5 x 7, B & W, circa 1980s. Gary Collins presents a pageant winner with flowers. (Box 6, Folder 20)

M319-84 Gary Collins and Erle Johnston 5 x 7, B & W, circa 1980s. (Box 6, Folder 20)

M319-85 Broiler Festival 5 x 7, B & W, circa 1980s. Erle Johnston speaks at the Broiler Festival. (Box 6, Folder 20)

M319-86 Gary Collins 8 X 10, B & W, circa 1980s. (Box 6, Folder 20) Photographer: Harry Langdon Photography

M319-87 Mary Ann Mobley and Gary Collins 8 x 10, B & W, circa 1980s. (Box 6, Folder 20)

M319-88 Carol Johnston 2.25 X 3.25, B & W, circa 1950s. (Box 7, Folder 11)

M319-89 Erle Johnston 5 x 5.5, B & W, circa 1980s. (Box 7, Folder 11)

M319-90 Erle Johnston 5 X 7, B & W, circa 1980s. (Box 7, Folder 11)

M319-91 Erle Johnston 5 X 7, B & W, circa 1980s. (Box 7, Folder 11) Second copy in Box 8, Folder 13

M319-92 Mayor Erle Johnston 8 x 10, B & W, July 1981. Erle Johnston is sworn in as the mayor of Forest. (Box 7, Folder 11)

M319-93 Hughes Aircraft Ceremony 9 x 12, Color, October 10, 1983. (Box 7, Folder 11)

M319-94 Erle Johnston with Bass Fish 8 x 10, B & W, March 1973. Johnston caught the largest bass in the Barnett Reservoir in 1973. (Box 7, Folder 11) Second copy in Box 10, Folder 17

M319-95 Grenada Marching Band 8 x 10, Albumen, circa 1930s. (Box 7, Folder 11)

M319-96 Grenada Class of 1935 8 X 10, B & W, 1935. (Box 7, Folder 11) Photographer: Alexander’s Studio of Photography

M319-97 Erle Johnston, Eva Gabor, and Others 8 x 10, B & W, circa 1964. (Box 7, Folder 11)

M319-98 MPA Convention 8 x 10, B & W, circa 1950s. Erle Johnston(back right). (Box 7, Folder 11)

M319-99 Ross Barnett and Others 8 X 10, B & W, circa 1980s. The group includes Erle and Fay Johnston. (Box 7, Folder 11)

M319-100 MPA Hall of Fame 4 x 6, 8 x 10, Color, June 1994. Erle Johnston is inducted into the Mississippi Press Association Hall of Fame. (Box 7, Folder 11) Second copy in Box 33, Personal Scrapbook
M319-101 Hughes Aircraft Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 8 x 10, Color, October 1985. (Box 7, Folder 11) Second copy in Box 8, Folder 5

M319-102 Joan Myers and Erle Johnston 5 X 7, B & W, 1967. (Box 7, Folder 11)

M319-103 Erle Johnston, Ross Barnett, and Linda Lackey 8 x 10 B & W circa 1960. Johnston and Barnett ride in a parade with Maid of Cotton Linda Lackey. (Box 7, Folder 11)

M319-104 Loren Ormond 5 x 7, B & W, circa 1962. Miss Hospitality of Mississippi, 1962-63. (Box 7, Folder 11)

M319-105 Susan Akin 8 x 10, Color, circa 1986. Miss Scott County and Miss America, 1986. (Box 7, Folder 11)

M319-106 Joan Myers 8 X 10, B & W, 1967. Miss Mississippi and 1st Alternate Miss America, 1967. (Box 7, Folder 11)

M319-107 Gary Collins and Mary Ann Mobley 8 x 10, B & W, circa 1980s. (Box 7, Folder 11)

M319-108 Gary Collins and Mary Ann Mobley 8 x 10, Color, circa 1980s. (Box 7, Folder 11)

M319-109 Woolworth's Sit-in 8 X 10, B & W, May 28, 1963. (Box 6, Folder 15) Photographer: Fred Blackwell

M319-110 Delta Airplane 3.5 x 5, Color, October 1995. Airplane carrying participants in the Jr. Rose Bowl reunion. (Box 33, Memorial Scrapbook)

M319-111 Cleve McDowell 3.5 X 5, B & W, circa 1963. (Box 6, Folder 15)

M319-112 Paul B. Johnson, Jr. 2.5 x 5, B & W, November 6, 1963. (Box 6, Folder 15) Negative located in Box 6, Folder 14

M319-113 John Bell Williams 4 x 5, B & W, circa 1960s. (Box 6, Folder 15)

M319-114 Senator John Stennis 8 X 10, B & W, circa 1980s. (Box 6, Folder 15)

M319-115 Fay M. Johnston 2.5 X 3.5, B & W, circa 1993. (Box 7, Folder 17)

M319-116 Theodore G. Bilbo 7.5 X 10, B & W, circa 1911. (Box 7, Folder 17)

M319-117 Henry L. Whitfield 5 X 7, B & W, circa 1920s. (Box 7, Folder 17)

M319-118 Martin S. (Mike) Conner 5 x 7, B & W, circa 1930s. (Box 7, Folder 17)

M319-119 Dennis Murphree 2.5 x 3.5, B & W, circa 1920s. (Box 7, Folder 17)

M319-120 Hugh L. White 5 x 7, B & W, circa 1950s. (Box 7, Folder 17)

M319-121 Paul B. Johnson, Sr. 8 x 10, Albumen, circa 1940s. (Box 7, Folder 17)

M319-122 Thomas L. Bailey 5 X 7, B & W, circa 1940s. (Box 7, Folder 17)

M319-123 Fielding L. Wright 2 x 3.5, B & W, circa 1940s. (Box 7, Folder 17)

M319-124 Jr. Rose Bowl Reunion 3.5 x 5, Color, October 1995. Bubby Johnston (third from right). (Box 33, Memorial Scrapbook)

M319-125 Paul B. Johnson Jr. 2.5 X 3.5, B & W, circa 1960s. (Box 7, Folder 17)

M319-126 Jr. Rose Bowl Reunion 3.5 x 5, Color, October 1995. Fay and Bubby Johnston (center). (Box 33, Memorial Scrapbook)

M319-127 William L. Waller 4.5 X 5, B & W, circa 1972. (Box 7, Folder 17)

M319-128 Charles Clifton Finch 2.5 X 3.5, B & W, circa 1970s. (Box 7, Folder 17)

M319-129 Rubel Phillips 4 x 5, Albumen, circa 1960s. (Box 7, Folder 17)

M319-130 Ed Cole 2.5 X 3.5, B & W, circa 1980s. (Box 7, Folder 17) Photographer: Handy’s Photo Service Published in Politics: Mississippi Style

M319-131 Byron Patrick Harrison 5 x 7, B & W, circa 1930s. (Box 7, Folder 17)

M319-132 James 0. Eastland 8 x 10, B & W, circa 1970s. (Box 7, Folder 17)

M319-133 William 0. Allain 2.5 X 3.5, B & W, circa 1980s. (Box 7, Folder 17)

M319-134 John C. Stennis 4 X 5, B & W, circa 1970s. (Box 7, Folder 17)

M319-135 Thad Cochran 5 X 7, B & W, circa 1978. (Box 7, Folder 17)

M319-136 Wirt Yerger, Jr. 5 x 7, B & W, circa 1956. (Box 7, Folder 17) Photographer: Horrell Photographers

M319-137 D.C. Robert Clark, Jr. 4 x 5, B & W, circa 1967. (Box 7, Folder 17)

M319-138 Walter Sillers 6 x 7.5, B & W, circa 1960s. (Box 7, Folder 17)

M319-139 C.B. “Buddie” Newman 5 x 7, B & W, circa 1980s. (Box 7, Folder 17)

M319-140 William F. Winter 3.5 x 5, B & W, circa 1980s. (Box 7, Folder 17)

M319-141 Thad Cochran 8 x 10, B & W, circa 1980s. (Box 7, Folder 17)

M319-142 William F. Winter 8 x 10, B & W, circa 1980s. (Box 7, Folder 17)

M319-143 Erle Johnston and William Winter 5 x 7, B & W, circa 1980s. (Box 7, Folder 17)

M319-144 William and Elise Winter 8 x 10, B & W, 1979. (Box 7, Folder 17)

M319-145 Senator Pat Harrison with a Beauty Queen 5 x 7, B & W, circa 1935. (Box 7, Folder 17)

M319-146 Two Unidentified Men 4.5 X 5.5, B & W, circa 1930s. (Box 7, Folder 17)

M319-147 Unidentified Man 5 x 7, B & W, circa 1930s. (Box 7, Folder 17)

M319-148 William F. Winter 5 x 7, B & W, circa 1940s. (Box 7, Folder 17)

M319-149 Integration of Mississippi Gulf Coast Beaches 8 X 10, B & W, April 1960. (Box 7, Folder 17)

M319-150 McComb Voting Demonstration 5 x 7, B & W, circa 1960s. (Box 7, Folder 17) Negative located in Box 6, Folder 14 Photographer: Bonney

M319-151 University of Mississippi Riot 5 x 7, B & W, October 1, 1962. (Box 7, Folder 17)

M319-152 University of Mississippi Riot 5 x 7, B & W, October 1, 1972. (Box 7, Folder 17)

M319-153 Duane and Marjorie 4 x 6, Color, circa 1992. (Box 7, Folder 12)

M319-154 Hughes Aircraft Celebration 3.5 x 5, Color, October 10, 1983. Thad Cochran, Howard Capper, Gayla Gatewood, John Stennis, G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery, and unidentified at Hughes Aircraft Celebration in Forest, Mississippi. (Box 8, Folder 15) Photographer: Bill Gupton

M319-155 Hughes Aircraft Ceremony 3.5 x 5, Color, October 10, 1983. William Winter and Clare G. Carlson at Hughes Aircraft Celebration in Forest, Mississippi. (Box 8, Folder 5) Photographer: Bill Gupton

M319-156 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-157 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-158 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-159 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-160 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-161 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-162 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-164 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-165 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-166 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-167 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-168 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-169 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-170 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-171 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-173 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-174 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-175 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-176 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-177 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-178 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-179 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-180 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-182 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-183 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-184 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-185 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-186 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-187 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-188 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-189 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-191 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-192 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-193 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-194 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-195 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-196 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-197 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-198 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-200 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)
M319-201 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-202 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-203 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-204 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-205 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-206 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-207 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-208 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-209 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-210 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-211 Tour of Hughes Facility 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-212 Erle Johnston 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-213 Erle Johnston 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-214 Erle Johnston 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-215 Erle Johnston 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-216 Erle Johnston 3.5 x 5, Color, circa 1985. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-217 John C. Stennis 8 X 10, Color, October 10, 1985. Senator Stennis speaks at the Hughes Aircraft Ceremony. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-218 John C. Stennis 8 X 10, Color, October 10, 1983. Senator Stennis speaks at the Hughes Aircraft Ceremony. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-219 Hughes Aircraft Celebration 8 x 10, Color, October 10, 1983. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-220 Hughes Aircraft Celebration 8 x 10, Color, October 10, 1983. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-221 Hughes Aircraft Ceremony 8 x 10, Color, October 10, 1983. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-222 Hughes Aircraft Ceremony 8 x 10, Color, October 10, 1983. (Box 8, Folder 5)

M319-223 1955 Compton Community College Football Team 4 x 6, Color, August 19, 1995. Reunion of the 1955 Compton Community College Football Team (as identified on back). First Row: Bunny Aldrich, Bob Gudath-Prestidge, Marv Perz, Al Perryman, John Trani Second Row: Al White, Lee Mack Third Row: Lee Sampson, Don Sutton, Dave Kekuna, Dave Main, Billy Brown, Dave Jordan, Butch Galitz, Bill Goodman, Dave Rukstalis (Box 8, Folder 14)

M319-224 1955 Compton Community College Football Team 4 x 6, B & W, August 19, 1995. (Box 8, Folder 14)

M319-225 1955 Compton Community College Football Team Reunion 4 x 6, Color, August 19, 1995. (Box 8, Folder 14)

M319-226 1955 Compton Community College Football Team Reunion 4 x 6, Color, August 19, 1995. (Box 8, Folder 14)

M319-227 1955 Compton Community College Football Team Reunion 4 x 6, Color, August 19, 1995. (Box 8, Folder 14)

M319-228 1955 Compton Community College Football Team Reunion 4 x 6, Color, August 1995. (Box 8, Folder 14)

M319-229 1955 Compton Community College Football Team Wives 5 x 7.5, B & W, August 19, 1995. (Box 8, Folder 14)

M319-230 Sovereignty Commission Speaking Engagement 5 x 7, B & W, circa 1960s. (Box 9, Folder 5)

M319-231 Erle Johnston, William Winter, and Estelle Turner 8 X 10, B & W, 1973. Erle Johnston and William Winter gave their high school English teacher, Miss Estelle Turner, a birthday party and presented her with her first tv set. (Box 9, Folder 20)

M319-232 Estelle Turner and Others 8 x 10, B & W, 1973. (Box 9, Folder 20)

M319-233 Scott Lindley and Estelle Turner 8 x 10, B & W, 1973. Scott Lindley, Johnston's grandson, pins a corsage on Estelle Turner. (Box 9, Folder 20)

M319-234 Estelle Turner's Birthday Party 8 X 10, B & W, 1973. Estelle Turner is presented with flowers at her birthday party given by Erle Johnston and William Winter. (Box 9, Folder 20)

M319-235 Estelle Turner's Birthday Party 5 X 7, B & W, 1973. (Box 9, Folder 20)

M319-236 Estelle Turner and Fay Johnston 8 X 10, B & W, 1973. (Box 9, Folder 20)

M319-237 Johnston Family 5 x 7, Color, circa 1960. (Box 10, Folder 18)

M319-238 Carol Johnston's Wedding 5 x 7, Color, circa 1968. Erle Johnston puts a lucky penny in his daughter's shoe on her wedding day. (Box 10, Folder 18)

M319-239 Carol Johnston's Wedding 5 x 7, Color, circa 1968. (Box 10, Folder 18)

M319-240 Faculty of Hollibrook Elementary School 5 x 7, Color, circa 1968. Carol Johnston Lindley: front row, 4th from right. (Box 10, Folder 18)

M319-241 Johnston Family 5 x 7, Color, circa December 1971. First Row: Bob Lindley, Carol Johnston Lindley, Ben Catalina, Lynn Johnston Catalina Second Row: Scott Lindley Third Row: Bubby Johnston, Fay Johnston, Erle Johnston (Box 10, Folder 18)

M319-242 50th Wedding Anniversary 5 x 7, Color, June 21, 1990. (Box 10, Folder 18) Second copy in Box 33, Personal Scrapbook

M319-243 50th Wedding Anniversary 5 x 7, Color, June 21, 1990. First Row: Fay Johnston, Erle Johnston Second Row: Ben Catalina, Lynn Johnston Catalina, Carol Johnston Lindley, Jamie Catalina, Walker Lindley, Jeff Catalina, Brent Lindley Third Row: Scott Lindley, Bob Lindley, Bubby Johnston (Box 10, Folder 18)

M319-244 Johnston Family 5 x 7, Color, circa 1990s. First Row: Fay Johnston, Erle Johnston Second Row: Lynn Johnston Catalina, Bubby Johnston, Carol Johnston Lindley (Box 10, Folder 18)

M319-245 Erle and Fay Johnston 5 x 7, Color, circa 1990. (Box 10, Folder 18)

M319-246 Erle and Fay Johnston 5 x 7, Color, circa 1980. (Box 10, Folder 18)

M319-247 Erle and Fay Johnston 8 x 10, Color, 1993. (Box 10, Folder 18) Photographer: Olan Mills

M319-248 Erle Johnston 5 x 7, B & W, circa 1950. (Box 10, Folder 17)

M319-249 Erle Johnston 5 X 7, B & W, circa 1980s. (Box 10, Folder 17)

M319-250 Johnston Home 5 X 7, B & W, circa 1940s. (Box 10, Folder 17)

M319-251 Estelle Turner's Birthday Party 5 X 7, B & W, 1973. (Box 10, Folder 17)

M319-252 Rotary Club Meeting 8 x 10, B & W, circa 1970s. Erle Johnston: seated second from right. (Box 10, Folder 17)

M319-253 Johnston Family 5 X 7, B & W, circa 1960s. (Box 10, Folder 17)

M319-254 Birth Announcement for Scott Lindley 5 x 7, B & W, August 1969. (Box 10, Folder 17)

M319-255 Birthday Invitation for Scott Lindley 5 X 7, B & W, August 1972. Invitation designed and poem written by Erle Johnston. (Box 10, Folder 17)

M319-256 Erle and Fay Johnston 8 x 10, B & W, circa 1940. (Box 10, Folder 17)

M319-257 Erle and Fay Johnston 8 X 10, B & W, circa 1985. (Box 10, Folder 17)

M319-258 Estelle Turner and Scott Lindley 8 x 10, B & W, 1973. (Box 10, Folder 17)

M319-259 Estelle Turner's Birthday Party 8 X 10, B & W, 1973. (Box 10, Folder 17)

M319-260 Erle Johnston 8 x 10, B & W, March 1973. (Box 10, Folder 17) Second copy in Box 33, Personal Scrapbook

M319-261 Scott County Times Staff 5 x 7, Albumen, 1942. (Box 33, Personal Scrapbook)

M319-262 Shrimp Festival 3 x 5, Albumen, 1949. Johnston (far right) served on a panel of judges with Katherine Wright (middle), the state's first Miss Hospitality, to select the queen of the 1949 Shrimp Festival. (Box 33, Personal Scrapbook) Photographer: Anthony V. Raghsin

M319-263 Erle Johnston 2.5 x 3.5, B & W, circa 1940s. Johnston in Army uniform. (Box 33, Personal Scrapbook)

M319-264 Dedication of Grace Johnston Memorial Library 4 x 7, Color, May 9, 1971. (Box 33, Personal Scrapbook)

M319-265 Ross Barnett 5 X 7, B & W, 1980. Barnett speaks at a book signing for Johnston's "I Rolled With Ross." (Box 33, Personal Scrapbook)

M319-266 Erle Johnston with Bass Fish 3.5 x 5, Color, March 1973. (Box 33, Personal Scrapbook)

M319-267 Johnston Family 5 X 7, B & W, July 6, 1981. Photograph was taken the day Johnston was sworn in as Mayor of Forest, Mississippi. First Row: Bubby Johnston, Scott Lindley, Walker Lindley, Carol Johnston Lindley, Brandt Lindley, unidentified Second Row: Erle Johnston, Fay Johnston, unidentified, Natalie Johnston, Bob Lindley (Box 33, Personal Scrapbook)

M319-268 MPA Hall of Fame 4 x 6, Color, June 17, 1994. Sid Salter, Erle Johnston, and Tom Pittman taken in Tupelo, Mississippi. (Box 33, Personal Scrapbook)

M319-269 MPA Hall of Fame 4 x 6, Color, June 17, 1994. Johnston gives a speech after his induction into the Mississippi Press Association Hall of Fame in Tupelo, Mississippi. (Box 33, Personal Scrapbook) First Row: Walker Lindley, Brent Lindley, Scott Lindley, Fay & Erle Johnston, Jamie Catalina, Jeff Catalina Second Row: Lee Johnston, Jerry Schreurs, Natalie Boggs, Janet Johnston, Bubby Johnston, Lynn Johnston Catalina, Ben Catalina, Carol Johnston Lindley, Robert Lindley

M319-270 Johnston Family 4 x 6, Color, June 17, 1994. (Box 33, Personal Scrapbook)

M319-271 Flowers at Johnston's Grave 4 x 6, Color, September 28, 1995. (Box 33, Memorial Scrapbook)

M319-272 Flowers at Johnston's Grave 4 x 6, Color, September 28, 1995. (Box 33, Memorial Scrapbook)

M319-273 Flowers at Johnston's Grave 4 x 6, Color, September 28, 1995. (Box 33, Memorial Scrapbook)

M319-274 Flowers at Johnston's Grave 4 x 6, Color, September 28, 1995. (Box 33, Memorial Scrapbook)

M319-275 Flowers at Johnston's Grave 4 x 6, Color, September 28, 1995. (Box 33, Memorial Scrapbook)

M319-276 Flowers at Johnston's Grave 4 x 6, Color, September 28, 1995. (Box 33, Memorial Scrapbook)

M319-277 Jr. Rose Bowl Reunion 3.5 x 5, Color, October 1995. Players from the 1955 Compton Community College football team at the Delta terminal. (Box 33, Memorial Scrapbook)

M319-278 Jr. Rose Bowl Reunion 3.5 x 5, Color, October 1995. Players from the 1955 Compton Community College football team are greeted at the airport. (Box 33, Memorial Scrapbook)

M319-279 Jr. Rose Bowl Reunion 3.5 x 5, Color, October 1995. Fay Johnston and Bubby Johnston with three unidentified people. (Box 33, Memorial Scrapbook)

M319-280 Jr. Rose Bowl Reunion 3.5 x 5, Color, October 1995. Players from the 1955 Compton Community College football team are greeted at the airport. (Box 33, Memorial Scrapbook)

M319-281 Jr. Rose Bowl Reunion 3.5 x 5, Color, October 1995. Players from the 1955 Compton Community College football team are greeted at the airport. (Box 33, Memorial Scrapbook)

M319-282 Jr. Rose Bowl Reunion 3.5 x 5, Color, October 1995. (Box 33, Memorial Scrapbook)

M319-283 Jr. Rose Bowl Reunion 3.5 x 5, Color, October 1995. Introduction of Fay Johnston at the reunion. (Box 33, Memorial Scrapbook)

M319-284 Jr. Rose Bowl Reunion 3.5 x 5, Color, October 1995. (Box 33, Memorial Scrapbook)

M319-285 Jr. Rose Bowl Reunion 3.5 x 5, Color, October 1995. (Box 33, Memorial Scrapbook)

M319-286 Jr. Rose Bowl Reunion 3.5 x 5, Color, October 1995. (Box 33, Memorial Scrapbook)

M319-287 Jr. Rose Bowl Reunion 3.5 x 5, Color, October 1995. One of the Compton players speaks at the reunion. (Box 33, Memorial Scrapbook)

M319-288 Jr. Rose Bowl Reunion 3.5 x 5, Color, October 1995. (Box 33, Memorial Scrapbook)

M319-289 Jr. Rose Bowl Reunion 3.5 x 5, Color, October 1995. (Box 33, Memorial Scrapbook)

M319-290 Jr. Rose Bowl Reunion 3.5 x 5, Color, October 1995. (Box 33, Memorial Scrapbook)

M319-291 Jr. Rose Bowl Reunion 3.5 x 5, Color, October 1995. (Box 33, Memorial Scrapbook)

M319-292 Jr. Rose Bowl Reunion 3.5 x 5, Color, October 1995. (Box 33, Memorial Scrapbook)

M319-293 Jr. Rose Bowl Reunion 3.5 x 5, Color, October 1995. (Box 33, Memorial Scrapbook)

M319-294 Jr. Rose Bowl Reunion 3.5 x 5, Color, October 1995. Group of unidentified people. Bubby Johnston: 2nd from left. (Box 33, Memorial Scrapbook)

M319-295 Erle Johnston and Friends 5 x 7, Color, circa 1980s. Group of unidentified people. Erle Johnston: 4th from right. (Box 33, Memorial Scrapbook)

M319-296 Johnston Family and Friends 4 x 6, Color, circa 1995. First Row: two unidentified women, Carol Johnston Lindley, Fay Johnston, Lynn Johnston Catalina, two unidentified women Second Row: unidentified man, Walker Lindley, Scott Lindley, Robert Lindley, Ben Catalina, Bubby Johnston, unidentified man (Box 33, Memorial Scrapbook)

M319-297 Mary Ann Mobley and Others Neg., Color, circa 1980s. (Box 6, Folder 20)

M319-298 Mary Ann Mobley and Others Neg., Color, circa 1980s. (Box 6, Folder 20)

M319-299 Mary Ann Mobley and Carol Johnston Lindley Neg., Color, circa 1980s. (Box 6, Folder 20)

M319-300 Gary Collins and Carol Johnston Lindley Neg., Color, circa 1980s. (Box 6, Folder 20)
M319-301 Mary Ann Mobley and Others Neg., Color, circa 1980s. (Box 6, Folder 20)

M319-302 Mary Ann Mobley and Others Neg., Color, circa 1980s. (Box 6, Folder 20)

M319-303 Group of Unidentified People Neg., Color, circa 1980s. 6 women and 1 man posed around a table. (Box 6, Folder 20)

M319-304 Paul B. Johnson, Jr. Neg., B & W, May 11, 1964. Johnson speaking at the Harperville graduation. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-305 Harperville Graduation Neg., B & W, May 11, 1964. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-306 Harperville Graduation Neg., B & W, May 11, 1964. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-307 Ross Barnett Neg., B & W, November 6, 1963. Barnett speaking at a Rotary Club meeting. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-308 Paul B. Johnsom, Jr., and Ross Barnett Neg., B & W, November 6, 1963. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-309 Ross Barnett Neg., B & W, November 6. 1963. Barnett speaking at a Rotary Club meeting. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-310 Ross Barnett Neg., B & W, November 6, 1963. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-311 Ross Barnett Neg., B & W, November 6, 1963. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-312 Paul B. Johnson, Jr. Neg., B & W, November 6, 1963. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-313 Paul B. Johnson, Jr. Neg., B & W, November 6, 1963. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-314 Rotary Club Members Neg., B & W, November 6, 1963. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-315 Charles Evers Neg., B & W, circa 1971. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-316 Closed Swimming Pools Neg., B & W, circa 1960s. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-317 Closed Swimming Pools Neg., B & W, circa 1960s. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-318 Berta Linson and Roger Mills Neg., B & W, August 2, 1970. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-319 Martin Luther King, Jr. Neg., B & W, circa 1960s. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-320 Martin Luther King, Jr. Neg., B & W, circa 1960s. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-321 Martin Luther King, Jr. Neg., B & W, circa 1960s. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-322 Martin Luther King, Jr., and Others Neg., B & W, circa 1960s. King (center). (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-323 Martin Luther King, Jr., and Others Neg., B & W, circa 1960s. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-324 Martin Luther King, Jr., and Others Neg., B & W, circa 1960s. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-325 Martin Luther King, Jr., and Others Neg., B & W, circa 1960s. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-326 Martin Luther King, Jr., and Others Neg., B & W, circa 1960s. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-327 Martin Luther King, Jr., and Others Neg., B & W, circa 1960s. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-328 Martin Luther King, Jr., and Others Neg., B & W, circa 1960s. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-329 Andy Young Neg., B & W, circa 1960s. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-330 Andy Young Neg., B & W, circa 1960s. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-331 Andy Young Neg., B & W, circa 1960s. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-332 Andy Young Neg., B & W, circa 1960s. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-333 McComb Voting Demonstration Neg., B & W, circa 1960s. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-334 McComb Voting Demonstration Neg., B & W, circa 1960s. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-335 McComb Voting Demonstration Neg., B & W, circa 1960s (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-336 McComb Voting Demonstration Neg., B & W, circa 1960s.. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-337 McComb Voting Demonstration Neg., B & W, circa 1960s. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-338 McComb Voting Demonstration Neg., B & W, circa 1960s. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-339 McComb Voting Demonstration Neg., B & W, circa 1960s (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-340 McComb Voting Demonstration Neg., B & W, circa 1960s. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-341 Cars Parked at a Voting Demonstration Neg., B & W, circa 1960s. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-342 Cars Parked at a Voting Demonstration Neg., B & W, circa 1960s. (Box 6, Folder 14)

M319-343 Cars Parked at a Voting Demonstration Neg., B & W, circa 1960s. (Box 6, Folder 14)
Title
Erle E. Johnston, Jr. Papers
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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