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Arnold H. Johnson papers

Identifier: uarc 1181

Scope and Content

This collection documents the life and career of Arnold H. Johnson, dairy scientist, researcher and food technologist. This collection includes correspondence, photos and papers that document both professional endeavors as well as Johnson's personal life.


  • 1900-2002


Language of Materials

Collection material in English

Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Biographical Sketch of Arnold H. Johnson (1896-1993)

Arnold H. Johnson, B.A. (1921), M.A. (1923), Ph.D. (1924) University of Minnesota. Assistant professor (1924-1925) of biochemistry, University of Minnesota. Assistant professor of Cereal Research, Montana State College. President of the National Dairy Research Laboratory (1954), recipient of the C.E. Gray award (1946) and Babcock-Hart award (1960). Member of Advisory Committee on Dairy Research, served on National Research Council, the Nutrition Foundation, and the Agricultural Research Institute. Leading dairy scientist and food technologist.

Arnold H. Johnson was born on November 21, 1896 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He attended the University of Minnesota and earned a Master of Science in biochemistry and a Ph.D. in philosophy. Johnson joined the National Dairy Research Laboratory, later known as Kraft, in 1930 and later became its president in 1954. He authored many technical papers on dairy products, served the government during World Ward II as a member of the Civil Defense Foods Advisory Committee and The Scientific Advisory Board for the U.S. Army, and received numerous awards for his contributions to research and development for dairy product standards. Arnold H. Johnson died on April 24, 1993.


1 box (0.25 cubic feet)


Collection documents the life and career of Arnold H. Johnson, alumnus and assistant professor of biochemistry at the University of Minnesota.

Source of acquisition

The materials were donated by Arnold H. Johnson's family in 2001 and 2006.

  • Dairying. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Arnold H. Johnson Papers, 1900-2002
Julia Weisgram
June 2010
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

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