Contents and Arrangement

Series X, Josephine Johnson Hall, 1911-1974

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Series X, Josephine Johnson Hall (1918-1974), contains journals, correspondence of Josephine Wells Johnson, a native of Racine, Wisconsin who served as a World War I field nurse. Her correspondence describes battlefield conditions and nursing activities, as well as contacts with family and friends after her marriage. Her daybook, kept during their five years in Persia, includes observations on social life and customs, and on domestic problems.

During the second World War, Mrs. Hall was active in American Women's Voluntary Services, Inc. and memos and correspondence about the group are included in this series. As well, there are some proceedings from the 1946 Conference on Peace Settlements. There are two folders of notes and anecdotes which she collected, and extracts from the diary given to her father which describes revolution in China in 1911.


The materials in this series are arranged chronologically.

Collection History


About 14 maps were transferred to the Maps Division of the Geology Library (now Maps and Geospatial Information Center) in 1991. No other information about appraisal is available for this collection.

Processing Information

This collection was initially processed in the 1970s. Subsequent processing by Barbara Bennet in 1991 resulted in an updated finding aid, series-level description, and container lists.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Series X, Josephine Johnson Hall; Melvin A. Hall Papers, MC159, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 14

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Other Finding Aids

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Curtiss-Wright Corporation
American Financial Mission (1922-1927 : Iran)
United States. Army. Air Service
Hall, Josephine Johnson