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Roger Johnson papers

Identifier: N183

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains plans and renderings for buildings designed by architect Roger Johnson. The collection includes job files, renderings, specifications, photographs, plans and microfilm. Some of the plans include projects that are on the National Register or which have received design awards.


  • 1930-1995


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Restrictions on Access

Available for use in the Manuscripts Division reading room. Advance notice is requested.

Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on the use of materials in this collection. Copies can be requested if the condition of the originals warrants it.

Biographical Note

Roger T. Johnson was an architect in Minneapolis, Minnesota for 42 years. He was an architect in the following firms: Parker and Johnson Architects (1957-1958), Roger Johnson Associates (1958-1974), Roger Johnson-James Forberg Associates (1975-1980), Johnson-Forberg Associates, Inc. (1981-1985) and Roger Johnson-Richard Smith Architects (1985-1998). Roger Johnson retired in 1998.

He, along with his associates, designed residential, civic and religious buildings in Minnesota. Projects include remodels of many University of Minnesota buildings, including Northrop Auditorium and Coffman Union (1969-1984), Roosevelt Community Center (1990), and Courage Center I.L.U. (1979).


40 Cubic Feet


Collection contains plans and renderings by architect Roger T. Johnson.


The collection is organized into the following series:

  1. Working Drawings
  2. Job Files
  3. Microfilm
  4. Photographs
  5. Renderings
  6. Specifications

Physical Location

Mezzanine; High Bay

Additional Finding Aid

An unpublished finding aid with detailed contents is available in the Manuscripts Division.


The collection was donated to the Northwest Architectural Archives by Roger Johnson on December 7, 1998.

Processing Information

The collection was processed and the finding aid written by Christine Emeott, August 1999.

Roger Johnson papers
Karen Spilman
April 2005
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Collecting Area Details

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