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Title Johnson, James Alan
Author Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-
Type of Resource mixed material
Digital Origin reformatted digital
Date Created 1995-11-15
Date Digitized 2010-05-19
Rights Statement Portions of this interview may only be used for educational or scholarly purposes. All rights in the manuscript and recording, including the right to publish, are reserved to the Colorado College Tutt Library. PERMISSION TO PUBLISH IN ANY FORMAT MUST BE REQUESTED from Special Collections, Colorado College Tutt Library.
Description Professor Johnson (CC class of 1956) graduated with a major in economics. He was hired as an instructor in the Business Administration and Economics Department immediately following his graduation. After receiving his M.A. in Economics from Stanford University in 1959, he was promoted to assistant professor in 1961, associate professor in 1969, and professor in 1980. Professor Johnson's most notable contribution to the college was as registrar from the implementation of the Block Plan in 1970 to 1990. During his tenure, he initiated computerization of student and course records, an innovative point system, and a writing program across the curriculum. Following his retirement in 1995, he continued to serve as the coach of the Colorado College Forensics Team, a position he held for over 40 years.
Note (admin) Digitized from the original Special Collections Audio tape R77. This interview is part of a larger collection totaling 89 individuals. Interview transcripts converted to PDF/A from Microsoft Word. Other file materials, biographical data sheets, indexes, legal releases scanned from originals and converted to text searchable PDF/A using Fujitsu 4150 scanner and Scandallpro software version 1.5. Scanned at 400 dpi. Photos scanned at 500 dpi and saved as jpeg. There are 131 preservation wave files (44.1 kHz, 16-bit) and 131 delivery mp3 files (128 kbps) in the set. Each file represents up to an hour of material, equivalent to one side of a reel-to-reel tape or both sides of a cassette tape. The 262 files are now located on both of two hard drives in Special Collections, the master drive (A1) formatted for Mac and a backup drive (B1) formatted for PC. (.wav preservation masters created by Tom Sanny using Final Cut Pro. Analog tapes digitized as QuickTime 44k16b .mov files. Dead air edited out and sound levels adjusted ; .wav files exported using FCP QuickTime Conversion tool ; .mp3 files created from .wav files using Switch.) All files are monaural.
Subject (topic) Oral history
Universities and colleges
College administrators
Forensics (Public speaking)
Subject (corporate name) Colorado College
Colorado College. Dept. of Economics and Business
Subject (personal name) Johnson, James Alan, 1930-
Subject (time) 1950-1959
Subject (geographic) Colorado
Colorado Springs (Colo.)
Subject (form) Personal narratives
Audio recording
Publisher Colorado College
Place of Publication Colorado Springs, Colorado
Language eng
Series Title Colorado College Oral History Collection
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/10176/coccc:3050
Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads
JohnsonJAlan1.mp3   Audio access 1 audio/mpeg 53.31MB 0
JohnsonJAlan2.mp3   Audio access 2 audio/mpeg 55.56MB 0
JohnsonJAlan3.mp3   Audio access 3 audio/mpeg 54.73MB 0
JohnsonJAlandm1.wav   master 1 audio/x-wav 293.91MB 0
JohnsonJAlandm2.wav   master 2 audio/x-wav 306.31MB 0
JohnsonJAlandm3.wav   master 3 audio/x-wav 301.73MB 0
JohnsonJamesPhoto1.jpg   Photo 1 -- James Alan Johnson. Source: Special Collections. Photo File. Biography image/jpeg 353.11KB 0
JohnsonJamesPhoto2.jpg   Photo 2 -- James Alan Johnson. Source: Special Collections. Photo File. Biography image/jpeg 929.66KB 0
JohnsonJamesaBio.pdf   Biographical information sheet application/pdf 258.57KB 0
JohnsonJamesbSummary.pdf   Summary index of interview application/pdf 59.44KB 0
JohnsonJamescTranscript.pdf   Transcript of interview application/pdf 520.70KB 0
JohnsonJamesdAgreement.pdf   Permission agreement application/pdf 56.96KB 0
JohnsonJameseAppendix.pdf   Appendix application/pdf 123.39KB 0

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