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Collection 490 Oral History Interview with Joseph C. MacKnight

Identifier: CN 490

Scope and Contents

Oral history interview with Joseph Charles MacKnight (1921-2003) in which he discusses his education and activities at Wheaton College from which he graduated in 1943, reasons for attending, literary societies, friends and significant staff and faculty (V. Raymond Edman, Russell Mixter, Elsie Storrs Dow, Edith Torrey, Mortimer Lane, James Mack), impact of World War II on the campus, Billy Graham and his role in the Gospel Tabernacle in Wheaton, and his medical career since graduating. The time period covered by the interviews is 1921 to 1993.

Dr. Joseph Charles Mac Knight was interviewed by Paul Ericksen on May 7, 1993 at the Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College.


  • Created: 1993

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There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Biographical Information

Full Name: Joseph Charles Mac Knight, M.D.

Birth Date: March 9, 1921, in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky

Death Date: July 28, 2003


Parents: Joseph A. and Juanita Mac Knight (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


1 Audio Tape

60 Minutes

Language of Materials


Accruals and Additions

The material in this collection was given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Dr. MacKnight in May 1993.

Accession 93-66

July 26, 2000

Janyce H. Nasgowitz

P. Ericksen

Collection 490 Oral History Interview with Joseph C. MacKnight
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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