Title: Erick Johnson Papers
ID: OGLMC 1208
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet
1905-1990; Immigrated to the United States from Sweden in 1928
Erick Johnson was born October 16, 1905, to Anton and Jenny Jonsson in Ränneslöv Parish, Halland County, Sweden. He grew up on their farm where they raised mostly potatoes and rye. In 1918, he left the farm to search for work elsewhere in Sweden. In 1928, he immigrated to the United States, eventually settling in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he worked various jobs at local farms. In 1939, Johnson moved to Grand Forks, North Dakota, to try his hand at construction work. That same year, Johnson married Dorothy Wright (July 3, 1939). They bought a farm south of Michigan, North Dakota. During World War II, he was stationed at naval ammunition depots in Hawthorne, Nevada, and Hanaford, Washington. After the war, Johnson continued in the construction trade, working at Air Force bases including some in foreign countries. One of his most memorable construction projects, 1952-1953, was at a large Air Force base in Morocco. Erick Johnson died May 28, 1990, at the age of 84.
Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Acquisition Note: Source: Dorothy Johnson, Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Erick Johnson Papers. OGLMC 1208. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
Finding Aid Revisions: Finding aid added to Archon in November 2014.
Collection Material Type: Personal Papers