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Collection 487 Oral History Interview with Kathryn M. Feldi

Identifier: CN 487

Scope and Contents

Oral history interview with Kathryn Marie Hess Feldi (1912-2015) in which she describes her parents, who were Africa Inland Mission workers in Tanzania; mother's conversion at a Billy Sunday campaign; her own attendance at Wheaton College; memories of Billy Graham as a college student; the Wheaton revival of 1943; favorite professors; and the effect of World War II on the Wheaton campus. The time period covered by the interviews is 1922 to 1993.

Kathryn Marie Hess Feldi was interviewed by Robert Shuster on May 7, 1993 at the Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College.


  • Created: 1993

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The copyright to the oral history interview in this collection is held by the Billy Graham Center Archives.

Biographical Information

Full Name: Kathryn Marie Hess Feldi

Birth Date: February 27, 1922

Death Date: February 14, 2015


Parents: Charles Edward and Laura Anna Danzizen (sp?) Hess, missionaries to Tanganyika (now Tanzania)

Siblings: One sister, Anna M. Hess (Mrs. Gene C. Lander)

Marital Status: 1957 married Santo J. Feldi

Children: Two daughters

Denomination: Reformed Church of America


Rift Valley Academy - High School

1939-1943 - BA, Wheaton College

1943-1947 MD,  Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania

Other significant information: A significant event in her life was hearing an address by Mrs. J.W.Guilding, a survivor of the sinking of the Zamzam, an Egyptian cargo ship transporting missionaries across the Atlantic to Africa, when it was attacked by the German naval vessel Atlantis during World War II.


1.00 Audio Tape

65 Minutes

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Accruals and Additions

The materials in this collection was given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Kathryn Feldi in May 1993.

Accession: 93-61

July 24, 2000

Janyce H. Nasgowitz

Collection 487 Oral History Interview with Kathryn M. Feldi
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Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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