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Interview with Frontis W. Johnston '30, 1989 January 25

 Item — Audiocassette Box: 4, Cassette case: Audio 59
Identifier: OHI-0108

Scope and Contents

Interview of Dr. Frontis W. Johnston ‘30 by John P. Scherer (Class of 1989) as part of his senior project for the history department. Johnston describes the Vietnam War issue on Davidson’s campus through the late 1960s and early 1970s. Johnston discusses faculty-admin relations, activism, civil rights, the fraternity issue, and compulsory ROTC.


  • Creation: 1989 January 25


Conditions Governing Access

There is no permission form on file for this interview. This interview is open for research but must be accessed onsite due to issues surrounding privacy and copyright. Please email to learn more about the conditions surrounding access and to schedule an appointment.

Conditions Governing Use

There is no permission form on file for this interview. The interview may be protected by copyright and other rights. Researchers must seek permission from the interviewee or next of kin for quotation, reproduction, or publication. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, please email

Biographical / Historical

Frontis Withers Johnston ‘30 (1908-1990) received an A.B. from Davidson College and a Ph.D. from Yale University. During his time at Davidson College, he served as Professor of History as well as Dean of Faculty 1959-1970 and 1975-1977, and Interim President in 1968 and 1983-1984.


1 Audiocassettes (Compact) (Audio 59. The audiocassette contains multiple interviews.)

1 Digital (Sound recordings) (WAV)