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T1. Oral History Interview with Maxwell A. Kerr, 7 April 1982

Identifier: Tape 1

Content Description

(150 minutes). Personal history; conversion experience under Carl McIntire; impressions of Carl McIntire and Bible Presbyterian denomination; education and Christian influences; early interest and experience in films; other Christian influences; reproduction of sound tracks and editing of old films; Baptista Films: sermon films; C. O. Baptista's personality; early work with Baptista Films; early attitudes toward Christian films; C. O. Baptista; development of projectors; teaching experiences at Wheaton College; Baptista Films' development of filmstrips; C. O. Baptista and family; animation department of Baptista Films; lip-synchronization innovations; Sound-Optics innovation; examples of technical problem solving at Baptista Films; Baptista films after 1950; Ken Anderson's early career; Baptista Film as training ground for many Christian film-makers; financial difficulties of Baptista Films; present status of films made by C. O. Baptista Films; Kerr's career after Baptista Films; personal assessment of Christian film industry. Reel-to- reel audio recording, 3-3/4 ips.

Link to audio recording for Tape 1

Link to transcript for Tape 1


  • Created: 7 April 1982

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.


From the Collection: 1.00 Audio Tape

From the Collection: 150 Minutes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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