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Johnson, F. Walker


Biographical Note

Frank Walker Johnson (1909-1989) was born in St. Augustine, Florida and graduated from the University of Nebraska with a B.A. in Geology in 1934, and went to work in the Frick Laboratory, American Museum of Natural History as a Collector of Vertebrate Fossils from 1935-1936. From 1936 until his retirement in 1971 he worked for Standard Oil Co. (now Exxon Corporation) in various assignments as a Geologist, eventually holding roles as Deputy Manager of Exploration, Research Chairman, Senior Exploration Advisor before retiring in 1971. In 1972 Johnson began volunteering at the American Museum of Natural History, studying the late Tertiary stratigraphy of an area in north-central Nebraska in collaboration with the curator Morris Skinner.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

F. Walker Johnson papers

Identifier: VPA 121
Scope and Contents The F. Walker Johnson papers is a collection of correspondence, records, field notebooks, bibliographic reference materials, drawings, charts, and maps. Boxes 1-3 labeled “Tertiary Stratigraphy and the Frick collection of fossil vertebrates from North Central Nebraska” contain material for Johnson’s 1984 publication, Bulletin AMNH, vol. 178, article 3. Box 1 (1972-1985) contains correspondence; Box 2 (1931-1979) contains photocopied field notes and M. F. Skinner’s compilation of...
Dates: 1972-1983, 1973-1988

Papers, 1928-1972

Identifier: VPA 127
Scope and Contents Morris F. Skinner's personal papers, correspondence, administration, field and study notes, maps, photographs and drawings, and bison study. Some notable names that are mentioned are Ted Galusha, Jean Hough, F. Walker Johnson, and Childs Frick. Boxes 1-2 contain correspondence and administration. Box 3 contains administation and annual reports. Box 4 contains administration and field notes. Box 5 contains field notes and study notes. Box 6 contains field notes and publications. Box 7...
Dates: 1928-1972

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