Collection 487 Oral History Interview with Kathryn M. Feldi
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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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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.
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The materials in this collection was given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Kathryn Feldi in May 1993.
July 24, 2000
Janyce H. Nasgowitz
- Children of missionaries.
- Dyrness, Enock.
- Edman, V. Raymond (Victor Raymond), 1900-1967.
- Feldi, Kathryn M.
- Graham, Billy, 1918-2018.
- Grigolia, Alexander, 1896-1979.
- Missions -- Tanzania.
- Reformed Church in America.
- Revivals -- United States.
- Sunday, Billy, 1862-1935.
- United Gospel Tabernacle (Wheaton, Ill.)
- Voskuyl, Roger J.
- Welsh, Evan D.
- Wheaton College (Ill.)
- Wheaton College (Ill.) -- Alumni.
- Wheaton College (Ill.) -- Religious life and customs.
- World War, 1939-1945.
- Wright, Paul McCoy.
- Collection 487 Oral History Interview with Kathryn M. Feldi
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