Papers primarily consist of his notebooks as a doctoral student on French and Italian grammar and literature, 1893-1895; other
items include his dissertation, articles, correspondence, family history, published autobiography, and notes for sermons.
Oliver Martin Johnston was a professor of Romanc Languages at Stanford University from 1897 until his retirement in 1932.
He received his a.b. and M.A. from Mississippi College and his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1896. He taught one
year at Bryn Mawer before joining the Stanford faculty to teach French. He served as head of the Department of Romanic Languages
for twenty-two years, from 1914-1932.
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