Guide to the Bonnie Johnson papers
Collection number: HMC-1327.
Creator: Johnson, Bonnie.
Title: Bonnie Johnson papers.
Volume of collection: 0.5 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Records of a public health nurse in Alaska.
Bonnie (MacCallum) Johnson was born in 1942, and attended East High School in Rockford, Illinois. After graduation, she attended nursing school at Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Hospital (now Rush) in Chicago, graduating in 1963. In 1965, she married Fred Johnson, and the couple moved to Alaska when Fred was drafted into the Army in 1967. Bonnie worked as a public health nurse in Fairbanks for more than 30 years. While in Fairbanks, she helped start hospice care, and established the first local chapter of the National Association of Diabetes. She also led a “5-a-Day Fruits and Vegetables” campaign, testified as a health expert to legislative bodies, and coordinated tuberculosis care and education. Bonnie helped organize a volunteer nursing clinic for foot care, called “Feet First”. In 1979, she earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Alaska Anchorage, and was awarded the BP Girl Scouts “Women of Distinction” award in 2015. Bonnie died in 2019.
The collection contains papers belonging to Bonnie Johnson relating to her public health career and nurses in Alaska. Included in the collection are records and video of the production of Tuberculosis: Shared Stories from Interior Alaska, documents related to a pioneer nurses banquet Johnson helped organize, and research and pamphlets related to Tuberculosis.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged in no discernible order.
Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Rights note: Archives and Special Collections holds copyright to materials created by Bonnie Johnson. The collection contains materials not created by Johnson, which may be subject to copyright restrictions.
Preferred citation: Bonnie Johnson papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Works used in preparation of inventory:
“Bonnie Lee (MacCallum) Johnson obituary.” Legacy.com. Last modified May 24, 2019. Accessed May 28, 2019. https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsminer/obituary-print.aspx?n=bonnie-lee-johnson-maccallum&pid=192968011.
Acquisition note: The collection was donated to Archives and Special Collections by Fred Johnson, Bonnie Johnson’s husband, in 2019. A deed of gift was signed at the time of donation.
Processing information: This collection was described by Veronica Denison in 2019.
|1/1||Pat Rogers: Photograph, typed obituary||undated|
|1/2||Tuberculosis pamphlets and bulletins||1983-1999|
|1/3||Invitation to video premiere for Tuberculosis: Shared Stories from Interior Alaska||2002|
|1/4||Historical TB (Tuberculosis) research||1994|
|1/5||Tuberculosis in Alaska: Video production information, interview notes, correspondence, research, and other notes||undated, 1998|
|1/6||TB information||circa 2000|
|1/7||Tuberculosis in Alaska: Research, video production, interview releases, and interview notes||undated, 1998-2000|
|1/8||Reminiscences of Katherine Ferguson, Alaska nurse||undated|
|1/9||Pioneer nurses: Information for banquet held for Alaskan nurses||2010|
|1/10||Honoring Nursing Pioneers: Biographies of Alaska Nurses printed on a table tent display||undated|
|1/11||Card from Alaska Nurses Foundation; Bonnie Johnson business card||1998, 2000|
|1/12||State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services retirement letters||2003|
|Box 2||VHS: Tuberculosis: Shared Stories from Interior Alaska including interviews with Edna Nathaniel and George Attla, rough cut, final draft, and final cut; Gap’s in Health Care Task Force produced by Jay Gelber; Diabetes: Changing Your Life and Understand Diabetes—What is Diabetes||2000-2002|
|Box 2||Audiocassette tape: Interviews from VHS tapes TB video project||circa 2000|
|Box 2||Pins belonging to Pat Rogers||undated|