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Foy Johnson Willingham Farmer Papers

Finding Aid & Inventory

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.

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.

Collection Inventory

  • Biographical File
    • Biographical data. The Foreign Mission Journal  (1911 September) Box 1 Folder 1
    • Clippings (1947-1958) Box 1 Folder 2
    • Provence, Ruth, Memorial tribute to Foy Johnson Farmer (undated) 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 (1958-1967) Box 1 Folder 20
    • W (1958-1967) 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
    •  (1898 February-1911 September) Box 1 Folder 26
    •  (1910 December-1911 August) Box 1 Folder 27
    •  (1913 July-1914 October) Folder 125
    •  (October 1915-1917 December) Folder 127
    •  (1917 January-1918 July) Folder 126
    •  (1944 March-1945 December) Folder 128
    •  (1948 January-1949 June) Folder 129
    • Trip through New England into Canada (1954) Box 1 Folder 28
    •  (1960 February-1960 August) Folder 130
    •  (undated) Folder 124
  • Educational File
    • Willingham, Calder Trueheart. Masters Degree in Theology. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY (1902 May 27) Box 1 Folder 29
  • Financial Documents
    • Cash book (undated) Box 1 Folder 30
  • Writings and Speeches
    • Helps for teaching Hitherto (undated) Box 1 Folder 31
    • Hitherto annotated by author (1951) Folder 119
    • "Laborers Together with God" (1962) Folder 120
    • 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 (undated) Box 1 Folder 33
    • Sacrifice and Song  (1953) Folder 118
    • Talks highlights (undated) Box 1 Folder 34
  • Other Authors
    • Connor, Ralph, The Sky Pilot  (undated) Box 1 Folder 35
    • Twaya Momotaro, "The Story of the 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 (undated) Box 1 Folder 38
  • Notebooks
    • Prayerbooks
      •  (1941) Box 1 Folder 39
      •  (1946-1947) Box 1 Folder 40
      •  (1951) Box 1 Folder 41
      •  (1953) Folder 117
      •  (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
      •  (undated) Box 1 Folder 52
    • Sunday School Lessons
      •  (1967 January-March) Box 1 Folder 53
      • Biblical Recorder notes (undated) Box 1 Folder 54
  • Pictorial Materials Box 2
    • After school, kindergarten children going home (undated) Box 2 Folder 55
    • Baptismal service, Japan (undated) Box 2 Folder 56
    • Dozier, Edwin Burke and Miss Nagata (undated) Box 2 Folder 57
    • Doziers, Greetings from Sarah Ellen, Edwin B., Adelia Ann, Mary Ellen, Charles M. (undated) Box 2 Folder 58
    • Farmer, Foy Elizabeth Johnson Willingham
      •  (1921) Box 2 Folder 59
      •  (undated) Box 2 Folder 60
      • And Cecil E. Lancaster, Shimonoseki, Japan (1921 April) Box 2 Folder 61
      • And family (1911-1914) Box 2 Folder 62
      • And Ruth Provence and J. Clyde Turner (undated) Box 2 Folder 63
      • And Shima Moujama (1921 April) Box 2 Folder 64
      • And Yaname Tamura, Jokura, Japan, (1917 May) Box 2 Folder 65
      • First Bible Class, Japan (undated) Box 2 Folder 66
      • With a group of Americans (undated) Box 2 Folder 67
      • With a group of Japanese women (1917 April) Box 2 Folder 68
      • With a group of Japanese women and children (undated) Box 2 Folder 69
    • Farmer, James Saberry
      • With a group (undated) Box 2 Folder 70
      • With a group on "Europa" heading toward Baptist World Alliance, Berlin, Germany (1935) Box 2 Folder 71
      • With wife, Myrtle (undated) Box 2 Folder 72
    • Jackson, Craig and Sybil (1937) Box 2 Folder 73
    • Japanese street scene (undated) Box 2 Folder 74
    • Japanese women (undated) Box 2 Folder 75
    • Moniyama, K. Kokura, Japan (undated) Box 2 Folder 76
    • Provence, Ruth (undated) Box 2 Folder 77
    • Sevetton, Dr. and Elizabeth Ray (undated) Box 2 Folder 78
    • Southern Baptist Convention, Fiftieth Anniversary of Japan Mission (1940 November 3) Box 2 Folder 79
    • Turner, J. Clyde (1956) Box 2 Folder 80
    • Walne, Claudia McCann, missionary to Japan (undated) Box 2 Folder 81
    • Willingham, Calder Trueheart
      •  (1906 December) Box 2 Folder 82
      •  (undated) Box 2 Folder 83
      • And Bessie Hardy (B.H.) (1903 Spring) Box 2 Folder 84
      • And Foy Johnson, missionaries to Japan (undated) Box 2 Folder 85
      • And Foy Johnson, their home in Kokura, Japan, (1912 June 7) Box 2 Folder 86
      • And Foy Johnson, wedding album, gift of Elsie West Gilliam (1911 June 7) Box 2 Folder 87
      • And Foy Johnson with a group of Japanese people, Wakamatsu (1916 April 3) Box 2 Folder 88
    • Willingham, R. J. (circa 1909) Box 2 Folder 89
  • Professional Files
    • Foreign Mission Board (1957 April) Folder 122
    • Leadership Conference notes (undated) Folder 121
    • Livingston Johnson Bible Class, First Baptist Church, Raleigh, North Carolina, yearbook (1980-1981) Box 1 Folder 90
    • Lleaveland, Bess Bruce drawings (undated) Box 2 Folder 91
    • Millbrook Woman's Missionary Society, Raleigh, North Carolina, yearbook (1940) Box 2 Folder 92
    • Postal cards, Japan (undated) Box 2 Folder 93
    • Raleigh, North Carolina, First Baptist Church
      • Annual calendar (1962-1963) Box 2
      • Membership of (1970) Box 2 Folder 95
      • Our Easter devotions (1964) Box 2 Folder 96
      • Woman's Missionary Union yearbook (1954-1955) Box 1 Folder 97
    • WMU Durham (1959 March 10-12) Folder 123
  • Artifacts
    • Chopsticks (5) (undated) Box 2 Folder 98
    • Cloth piece (undated) Box 2 Folder 99
    • Dolls (undated)
      • First (undated) Box 2 Folder 100
      • Second (undated) Box 2 Folder 101
      • Third (undated) Box 2 Folder 102
    • Incense stick (undated) Box 2 Folder 103
    • Lanterns (undated)
      • First (undated) Box 2 Folder 104
      • Second (undated) Box 2 Folder 105
      • Third (undated) Box 2 Folder 106
    • Napkins on rice paper (undated) Box 3 Folder 107
    • Pillow cover (undated) Box 3 Folder 108
    • Place Mats (2) (undated) Box 3 Folder 109
    • Saki cup and saucer (undated) Box 3 Folder 110
    • Sandals (red) (undated) Box 3 Folder 111
    • Sash and screen painting (undated) Box 3 Folder 112
    • Scarf (undated) Box 3 Folder 113
    • Shoes (undated)
      • Adult (white) (undated) Box 3 Folder 114
      • Child (blue) (undated) Box 3 Folder 115
    • Wall decoration (iron) (undated) Box 3 Folder 116

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]
1807-1971
Extent
3.9 linear feet  3 record cartons

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives 2004
Access Restrictions
Collection is open. 
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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