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Collection 490 [November 6, 2007]
MacKnight, Joseph (Dr.); 1921-2003
1 Reel of Audio Tape
Full name: Joseph Charles MacKnight, M.D.
Birth date: March 9, 1921, in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky
Death date: July 28, 2003
Parents: Joseph A. and Juanita MacKnight (lived with mother, who was separated from his father)
Marital Status: Married, wife June
Conversion: At age twelve
Denominational affiliation: Southern Baptist
- Ridgefield Park High School, Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
1939-1943 B.S., Wheaton College (Pre-Med, first winter convocation)
1943-1946 Columbia University Medical School, New York
1946- Army medical service in Japan
- Internist (25 years)
- Occupational physician for Dupont Co. (10 years)
- Medical director of a nursing home
Scope and Content
Interview with Dr Joseph Charles MacKnight by Paul Ericksen on May 7, 1993, at the office of the Billy Graham Center Archives. Events described in the interview cover the time period, 1921-1993.
T1 (60 minutes). Early life, parents' divorce, his conversion. Wheaton College: decision to attend, felt too sheltered and unprepared for medical school culture, professors Russell Mixter and James Mack, contact with Billy Graham (as Graham's lab instructor, Graham's preaching at the United Gospel Tabernacle), Mortimer and Mary Lane, organic chemistry final exam, his academic load, Elsie Storrs Dow's Shakespeare class, Edith Torrey's Acts of the Apostles class, assessment of campus spiritual life, hearing FDR's Pearl Harbor speech on the radio in chapel, MacKnight's speech urging blood donations for the war effort, classmates Pat Flack (auto accident with MacKnight), John MacDonald (see CN 489), Mc-Mac Club, social life at Wheaton (Washington Banquet, outings into Chicago), literary societies, Dr. Edman and transition from Dr. Buswell, Homecoming football game caravan (1940 or '41) to Naperville, working on Building & Grounds after his graduation, lived at The Schooner (named for Howard Schoon), member of the Scripture Distribution Society and its activities in Chicago, medical training and career, annual alumni gatherings in Philadelphia, classmate Scott Kerr, memorable train ride home at Christmas with other students
This oral history tape in this collection was given to the BGC Archives by Dr. MacKnight in May 1993.
July 26, 2000
Janyce H. Nasgowitz
Type of Material: Audio tapes
The following item is located in the AUDIO TAPE FILE:
T1 - Reel-to-reel , 3-3/4 ips, 60 minutes, one side only. Interview of Joseph C. MacKnight by
Paul Ericksen on May 7, 1993, at the Billy Graham Center Archives.