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Collection 485 [July 21, 2000]
Johnson, Mary Margaret Garfield; 1920-
1 Reel of Audio Tape
Full name: Mary Margaret Garfield Johnson
Birth date: August 10, 1920, in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Parents:Hubert and Margaret Garfield
Marital Status:Married to Robert C. Johnson (BS '41 from Wheaton College)
Conversion: At four years old, Plymouth Brethren Church
1939-1943 BA, Wheaton College, in Political Science
1971 Additional courses to qualify for teaching
Scope and Content
Mary Margaret Garfield Johnson was interviewed by Robert Shuster on May 7, 1993, at the Billy Graham Center Archives. The events described in the interview cover the time period 1920-1943.
T1 ( 65 minutes). Discusses family, coming to Wheaton College as result of a cartoon; first impressions; began as a history major but switched to political science; member of Philalethean Literary Society; lessons learned through participation in society, description of societies, activities of societies; remembrances of professors, especially Richard Kamm, Clyde Kilby and V. Raymond Edman; Drs. Oliver Buswell and Edman as presidents; influence of classmates and spiritual atmosphere of College; remembrance of Billy Graham as a student, person, preacher at the Gospel Tabernacle in downtown Wheaton; strength of Wheaton education was its spiritual base of professors and students, friends made at Wheaton; weakness was a lack of breadth, a narrow focus; altogether a good experience
The materials in this collection were given to the Archives of the Billy Graham Center by Mary Johnson in May 1993.
July 21, 2000
Janyce H. Nasgowitz
T1 - Reel-to-reel, 3-3/4 ips, 66 minutes, one side only. Interview of Mary Margaret Garfield
Johnson by Robert Shuster on May 7, 1993, at the Billy Graham Center Archives.