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Helen Johnson Martin Papers
Scope and Contents
The scrapbook depicts her life as a student on campus with her friends, small drawings, student organization materials, rulebooks for living in the dorms, programs for various events on campus, writing projects, poems, and news articles about World War II. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, photographs of Martin and her friends, poems, artwork, letters, cards, advertisements, rules for the female dormitories, and more.
Martin took several classes with famed Tufts poet and professor John Holmes and collected a number of materials by him, including handwritten poems and copies of the books Map of My Country (signed) and The Poet's Work.
- Majority of material found within 1943 -- 1947
- circa 1940s - 1990s
Conditions Governing Use
Immediate Source of Acquisition
1 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
Biographical / Historical
After graduating, Martin began working for the University of Northern Colorado, where she met Albert Martin, whom she married in 1949. They settled in Pasadena, California and raised two children, daughter Laurel and son Tracy. In 1963 Martin received a Master’s in Vocational Counseling from the California State College in Los Angeles, and later worked for the State of California’s Department of Rehabilitation, becoming the Assistant Deputy Director for Field Operations for Southern California. She relocated to Sacramento, California and worked in the Department of Rehabilitation for 30 years. Helen Johnson Martin died in Tempe, Arizona in 2016 at the age of 91.
The Helen Johnson Martin Papers were processed by Archives Assistant Cassandra Anderson in the Summer of 2021 under the supervision of Adrienne Pruitt, Collections Management Archivist. Materials were labeled, described, and a finding aid was created.