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Collection 486 Oral History Interview with Helen R. Jongewaard

Identifier: CN 486

Scope and Contents

Oral history interview with Helen Ruth Supplee Jongewaard (1922-2005) in which she describes her time as a student at Wheaton College. Among the topics discussed are aquaintance with Billy Graham; the Boethallian Literary Society; memories of professors such as Carl Henry, William Nordin; Russell Mixter, Merrill Tenney, V Raymond Edman, and others; revival of 1943 on Wheaton campus; and the effect of World War II on Wheaton. The time period covered by the inteview is 1920 to 1943.

Helen Ruth Supplee Jongewaard was interviewed by Robert Shuster on May 7, 1993 at the Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College.


  • Created: 1993

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Biographical Information

Full Name: Helen Ruth Supplee Jongewaard

Birth Date: May 10, 1922


Parents: George W and Ruth Lamberton Supplee, missionaries to India

Siblings: G. William, Jean, Robert

Marital Status: Married to Robert E Jongewaard by Billy Graham and V. Raymond Edman in 1943

Conversion: About nine years old

Denomination: American Baptist


1939-1943 BA, Wheaton College

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 Zam Zam, 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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Accruals and Additions

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

Accession: 93-60

July 21, 2000

Janyce H. Nasgowitz

R. Shuster

Collection 486 Oral History Interview with Helen R. Jongewaard
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Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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