JOHNSTON, John Bennett, Jr., 1932-



Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

Guide to Research Collections

Amistad Research Center
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA
Papers: Correspondence in Jesse W. Cook papers, 1943-1983. Finding aid.


Gerald R. Ford Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: 1974-1977. Correspondence and briefing papers. Finding aid.


Louisiana State University
Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections
Baton Rouge, LA
Papers: 1957-1997 (bulk 1972-1996). 500 linear feet. Correspondence, printed material, photographs, electronic media, and memorabilia. Includes personal office files, staff files, legislative files, federal department and independent agency files, grant and project files, press files, committee files, political campaign files, and social files. There are four series. The Early Years Series consists of items dating before Johnston’s election to the Senate. The U.S. Senate, Political, and Social Series reflect the United States Senate career of Johnston and his staff. The U.S. Senate Series consists of Johnston’s personal and Senate office files. The Political Series consists of Johnston’s campaign files and state and national political files. The Social Series consists of Mardi Gras files and memorabilia. Finding aid available online.

Oral History: 1996-1997. 45 interviews with various associates. Finding aid available online.



Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Eugene P. Watson Memorial Library
Natchitoches, LA
Papers: 1 letter (1974) from Johnston giving details of his move to Washington, DC and immediate impressions of the Senate in Robert DeBlieus collection, 1750s - 1970s.