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Foy Johnson Willingham Farmer was a Southern Baptist Convention missionary to Japan, 1911-21; a trustee of Meredith College, Raleigh, North Carolina; and a leader in the North Carolina and Southern Baptist Convention Woman's Missionary Union.

Her papers consist of biographical files; correspondence; diaries; educational files of her first husband, Calder Truehart Willingham; financial documents; literary productions; literary productions of others as well as Japanese publications; prayer notebooks; Sunday School lessons; pictorial materials; professional files; and Japanese artifacts.

Biographical and Historical Note

Foy Johnson Willingham Farmer was a Southern Baptist Convention missionary to Japan, 1911-21; a trustee of Meredith College, Raleigh, North Carolina; and a leader in the North Carolina and Southern Baptist Convention  Woman's Missionary Union.

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Collection Overview

Her papers consist of biographical files; correspondence; diaries; educational files of her husband, Calder Truehart Willingham; financial documents; literary productions; literary productions of others; as well as Japanese publications; prayer notebooks; Sunday School lessons; pictorial materials; professional files; and Japanese artifacts.

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Collection Inventory

  • Biographical File
    • Biographical data. The Foreign Mission Journal,  (Sept. 1911) / Box 1 Folder 1
    • Clippings, (1947-1958) / Box 1 Folder 2
    • Provence, Ruth, Memorial tribute to Foy Johnson Farmer, (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 3
  • Correspondence
    • A, (1967) / Box 1 Folder 4
    • B, (1949-1967) / Box 1 Folder 5
    • C, (1939-1967) / Box 1 Folder 6
    • Cauthen, Baker J., (1967) / Box 1 Folder 7
    • D, (1967-1971) / Box 1 Folder 8
    • F, (1959-1967) / Box 1 Folder 9
    • G, (1959-1967) / Box 1 Folder 10
    • H, (1964-1967) / Box 1 Folder 11
    • J, (1962-1967) / Box 1 Folder 12
    • K, (1967) / Box 1 Folder 13
    • L, (1958-1967) / Box 1 Folder 14
    • M, (1958-1967) / Box 1 Folder 15
    • N, (1967) / Box 1 Folder 16
    • P, (1966-1967) / Box 1 Folder 17
    • R, (1962-1967) / Box 1 Folder 18
    • S, (1967) / Box 1 Folder 19
    • T, (1955-1967) / Box 1 Folder 20
    • W, (1957-1967) / Box 1 Folder 21
    • Y, (1963-1967) / Box 1 Folder 22
    • Z, (1964) / Box 1 Folder 23
    • First name only, (1946-1967) / Box 1 Folder 24
    • Unidentified, (1964-1966) / Box 1 Folder 25
  • Diaries
    •  (February, 1898-September, 1911) / Box 1 Folder 26
    •  (December, 1910-August, 1911) / Box 1 Folder 27
    • Trip through New England into Canada, (1954) / Box 1 Folder 28
  • Educational File
    • Willingham, Calder Trueheart. Masters Degree in Theology. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, (May 27, 1902.) / Box 1 Folder 29
  • Financial Documents
    • Cash book, (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 30
  • Writings and Speeches
    • Helps for teaching hitherto, (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 31
    • Meredith and the Woman's Missionary Union. Address before the Meredith College Alumnae Association, (1945.) / Box 1 Folder 32
    • Resume of Interracial Activities of Woman's Missionary Union, (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 33
    • Talks highlights, (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 34
  • Other Authors
    • Connor, Ralph, The Sky Pilot, (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 35
    • Twaya. Momotaro: The story of peach boy. Tokyo: Eigaku-Shimpo-Sha, (1903.) / Box 1 Folder 36
    • St. Luke. British and Foreign Bible Society and National Bible Society of Scotland. Japan, (1918.) / Box 1 Folder 37
    • Textbooks. First and Third Reader, (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 38
  • Notebooks
    • Prayerbooks
      •  (1941) / Box 1 Folder 39
      •  (1946-1947) / Box 1 Folder 40
      •  (1951) / Box 1 Folder 41
      •  (1954-1955) / Box 1 Folder 42
      •  (1957-1958) / Box 1 Folder 43
      •  (1959) / Box 1 Folder 44
      •  (1961) / Box 1 Folder 45
      •  (1962) / Box 1 Folder 46
      •  (1963) / Box 1 Folder 47
      •  (1964) / Box 1 Folder 48
      •  (1965) / Box 1 Folder 49
      •  (1966) / Box 1 Folder 50
      •  (1967) / Box 1 Folder 51
      •  (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 52
    • Sunday School Lessons
      •  (January-March 1967) / Box 1 Folder 53
      • Notes (probably for Biblical Recorder), (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 54
  • Pictorial Materials / Box 2
    • After School. Kindergarden children going home, (n.d.) / Box 2 Folder 55
    • Baptistmal service. Japan. (n.d.) / Box 2 Folder 56
    • Dozier, Edwin Burke and Miss Nagata, (n.d.) / Box 2 Folder 57
    • Doziers. Greetings from Sarah Ellen, Edwin B., Adelia Ann, Mary Ellen, Charles M., (n.d.) / Box 2 Folder 58
    • Farmer, Foy Elizabeth Johnson Willingham
      •  (1921) / Box 2 Folder 59
      •  (n.d.) / Box 2 Folder 60
      • And Cecil E. Lancaster. Shimonoseki, Japan, (April 1921) / Box 2 Folder 61
      • And family, (1911-1914) / Box 2 Folder 62
      • And Ruth Provence and J. Clyde Turner, (n.d.) / Box 2 Folder 63
      • And Shima Moujama, (April 1921) / Box 2 Folder 64
      • And Yaname Tamura. Jokura, Japan, (May 1917.) / Box 2 Folder 65
      • First Bible Class, Japan, (n.d.) / Box 2 Folder 66
      • With a group of Americans, (n.d.) / Box 2 Folder 67
      • With a group of Japanese women, (April 1917) / Box 2 Folder 68
      • With a group of Japanese women and children, (n.d.) / Box 2 Folder 69
    • Farmer, James Saberry
      • With a group, (n.d.) / Box 2 Folder 70
      • With a group on "Europa" heading toward Baptist World Alliance, Berlin, Germany, (1935.) / Box 2 Folder 71
      • With wife, Myrtle, (n.d.) / Box 2 Folder 72
    • Jackson, Craig and Sybil, (1967) / Box 2 Folder 73
    • Japanese stree scene, (n.d.) / Box 2 Folder 74
    • Japanese women, (n.d.) / Box 2 Folder 75
    • Moniyama, K. Kokura, Japan. (She was a Buddhist, Shintoist, Confucianist, and a Christian too). (n.d.) / Box 2 Folder 76
    • Provence, Ruth, (n.d.) / Box 2 Folder 77
    • Sevetton, Dr. and Elizabeth Ray, (n.d.) / Box 2 Folder 78
    • Southern Baptist Convention. Fiftieth Anniversary of Japan Mission. (November 3, 1940.) / Box 2 Folder 79
    • Turner, J. Clyde, (1956) / Box 2 Folder 80
    • Walne, Claudia McCann. Missionary to Japan, (n.d.) / Box 2 Folder 81
    • Willingham, Calder Trueheart
      •  (December 1906) / Box 2 Folder 82
      •  (n.d.) / Box 2 Folder 83
      • And Bessie Hardy (B. H.), (Spring 1903) / Box 2 Folder 84
      • And Foy Johnson, Missionaries to Japan, (n.d.) / Box 2 Folder 85
      • And Foy Johnson, Their home, Kokura, Japan, (June 7, 1912) / Box 2 Folder 86
      • And Foy Johnson. Wedding of. Album, Gift of Elsie West Gilliam, (June 7, 1911. n.d.) / Box 2 Folder 87
      • And Foy Johnson with a group of Japanese, Wakamatsu, (Apr. 3, 1916) / Box 2 Folder 88
    • Willingham, R. J., (1909?) / Box 2 Folder 89
  • Professional Files
    • Livingston Johnson Bible Class. First Baptist Church, Raleigh, North Carolina. Yearbook, (1980/81.) / Box 2 Folder 90
    • Lleaveland, Bess Bruce. Drawings, (n.d.) / Box 2 Folder 91
    • Millbrook Woman's Missionary Society, Raleigh, North Carolina. Yearbook, (1940.) / Box 2 Folder 92
    • Postal cards. Japan. (n.d.) / Box 2 Folder 93
    • Raleigh, North Carolina. First Baptist Church
      • Annual calendar, (1962/63) / Box 2 Folder 94
      • Membership of, (1970) / Box 2 Folder 95
      • Our Easter devotions, (1964) / Box 2 Folder 96
      • Woman's Missionary Union. Yearbook, (1954/55) / Box 2 Folder 97
  • Artifacts
    • Chopsticks (5) / Box 2 Folder 98
    • Cloth piece / Box 2 Folder 99
    • Dolls
      • First / Box 2 Folder 100
      • Second / Box 2 Folder 101
      • Third / Box 2 Folder 102
    • Incense stick / Box 2 Folder 103
    • Lanterns
      • First / Box 2 Folder 104
      • Second / Box 2 Folder 105
      • Third / Box 2 Folder 106
    • Napkins on rice paper / Box 3 Folder 107
    • Pillow cover / Box 3 Folder 108
    • Place Mats (2) / Box 3 Folder 109
    • Saki cup and saucer / Box 3 Folder 110
    • Sandals (red) / Box 3 Folder 111
    • Sash and screen painting / Box 3 Folder 112
    • Scarf / Box 3 Folder 113
    • Shoes
      • Adult (white) / Box 3 Folder 114
      • Child (blue) / Box 3 Folder 115
    • Wall decoration (iron) / Box 3 Folder 116

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Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Creator
Farmer, Foy Johnson, 1887-1971
Title
Foy Johnson Willingham Farmer Papers,
ID
MS256
Date [inclusive]
1902-1921
Extent
4.5 linear feet 3 bankers boxes
General Physical Description note
4 3

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Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives 2004
Access Restrictions
Collection is open. 
Copyright Notice
Copyright for materials resides with the creators of the items in question or their descendants, unless otherwise designated. Users of this collection are responsible for using the materials in conformance with U.S. copyright law. 
Acquisitions Information
Received as gifts from Mrs. Memory Farmer Mitchell, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1982, 1983, 1984. MS0256. 
Processing Information
Processed by John Woodard. Encoded by Apex, December, 2004. Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), with support provided through North Carolina ECHO
Preferred Citation
MS256, Foy Johnson Willingham Farmer Papers, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. 

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