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Guide to the Oliver Martin Johnston Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0434
    Creator: Johnston, Oliver Martin, 1866-
    Creator: Johnston, Oliver Martin.
    Title: Oliver Martin Johnston papers
    Dates: 1893-1987
    Bulk Dates: 1893-1947
    Physical Description: 2.25 Linear feet
    Summary: 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.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Green Library
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: specialcollections@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

    Administrative Information


    Gift of Dr. Martha Bigelow, 1991.

    Information about Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Ownership & Copyright

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    Oliver Martin Johnston Papers (SC0434). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    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.
    Dr. Johnston was active in the First Baptish Church of Palo Alto. He was one of the founders of the Berkeley Baptist Divinity School and served on its Board of Directors for many years. prof. Johnston died in 1953.

    Description of the Collection

    The papers of Dr. Johnston primarily consist of his notebooks from his years as a doctoral student at John Hopkins Unviersity. The collection also includes his dissertation, articles, correspondence, greeting cards, family history, his published autobiography, notes for sermons, and other miscellaneous papers.

    Access Terms

    Johns Hopkins University --Students.
    Johnston, Oliver Martin.
    French language.
    French literature.
    Italian language.
    Italian literature.