CN. Billy Graham Center Archives
Found in 628 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: CN 595
Scope and Contents Audio tapes of numerous sessions from Congress '88, touching on a wide variety of topics related to evangelism and missions.Series: Audio tape recordingsArrangement: Tapes were received in vinyl cases each already numbered. The archivist kept the same order and labeled the tape sequentially.Date Range: 1988-1988Volume: 161 cassette tapes (0.91 cubic feet)Type of documents: Recordings of the plenary and workshop sessions of Congress 88,...
Dates: Created: 1988
Identifier: CN 597
Scope and Contents Correspondence, reports, minutes, lists and other materials mainly relating to a series of Protestant Evangelical international evangelism congresses which Clyde Taylor helped plan and organize between 1966 and 1974. There is also some material about his leadership in the World Evangelical Fellowship.
Dates: Created: 1950-1980
Identifier: CN 598
Scope and Contents Correspondence, papers, case studies, minutes, participant evaluations, and other documents relating to the planning, holding and follow-up of Wheaton '83, an international, evangelical conference exploring the nature and mission of the global church. The meeting was sponsored by the World Evangelical Fellowship and other organizations. It consisted of three simultaneous consultations which dealt with the local church, evangelism across frontiers, and Christian response to human need.
Dates: Created: 1975-1984, undated
Identifier: CN 599
Scope and Contents Audio tapes, comic book, film, filmstrips, oversize materials, phonograph records, postage stamps, and video tapes documenting the martyrdom of five American missionaries in Ecuador by the Huaorani Indians in 1956. Documents describe the deaths of the missionary, the response by Protestant evangelical Christians in the United States, and later missionary work with the Indians by Rachel Saint and Elisabeth Elliot.
Dates: Created: 1956-1993, undated
Identifier: CN 601
Scope and Contents Clippings, correspondence, miscellaneous documents, and photographs which document the life and ministry of Milan B. Williams. The materials cover his life as a state legislator in Kansas and his evangelistic work.
Dates: Created: 1874-1941; Majority of material found in 1892-1941
Identifier: CN 602
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Esther L. (Wyzenbeek) Filkin (1911-2007) in which she describes childhood memories of Paul Rader and the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle, especially its efforts in evangelism, its music program and radio ministry; and memories of her father, Andrew Wyzenbeek. Other figures discussed include Clarence Jones, Torrey Johnson, Peter Deyneka, and Ralph and Luke Rader. The time period covered by the interview is 1911 to 1984.Esther L. Filkin was interviewed by Bob...
Dates: Created: 2004
Identifier: CN 603
Scope and Contents Correspondence, oral history interviews, and photographs which document the Courtneys' courtship and marriage, Ruth Courtney's ministry in China as a single missionary with China Inland Mission, their brief work together in China after their marriage (1949-1951), and later work for the mission in the Philippines and in the United States.
Dates: Created: 1940-2006
Identifier: CN 604
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Dan Duvall Crawford in which he discusses his parents, Percy and Ruth (Duvall) Crawford; Percy Crawford’s evangelistic ministry at meetings, through radio and television programming; and the camps his father founded. Other topics discussed include Crawford’s experiences at Pine Brook Camp as a child; Pine Brook Praises and Young People’s Church of the Air; Percy Crawford’s relationship with Billy...
Dates: Created: 2004
Identifier: CN 606
Scope and Contents Oral history interview, articles, questionnaires, and biographical information related to the missionary service of Winifred Rand with China Inland Mission. Topics covered by the material include: Rand’s teaching ambitions as a young girl; reason for move to missions; Portland Bible Institute; Christian and Missionary Alliance missions policy toward single women on the mission field; China Inland Mission training; Chinese language school; doing rural work with Chinese Bible woman in Shansi,...
Dates: Created: 1936-2004
Identifier: CN 607
Scope and Contents Oral History Interviews with Dr. Herbert Andrew Atkinson (1931-2009) and his wife, Frieda Elizabeth (Paul) Atkinson (1930- ), missionaries with Africa Inland Mission (AIM) in the Belgian Congo. Dr. Atkinson discusses his family background, conversion, Wheaton College, influence of his roommate Bill Kornfield and Dr. V. Raymond Edman, God's provision for his entering medical school, ministry in Oicha, obstacles in communication with the Congolese, lessons learned on the mission field. Frieda...
Dates: Created: 1988
Identifier: CN 609
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Frederick George Ferris (1911-1998) a Baptist pastor, officer with World Evangelical Fellowship (WEF) and the National Association of Evangelicals, and missionary to Liberia, West Africa. Topics discussed include Ferris’s family background; conversion to Christianity; various church pastorates; church planting; foreign mission work in Liberia with the LeTourneau Foundation; medical and educational work in Liberia; description of traditional tribal religious culture;...
Dates: Created: 1988
Identifier: CN 610
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Geneva Grace Haller, who was a missionary to the Congo, first as an independent, then with World Wide Mission. Haller describes growing up in Africa, being home schooled, orphanage work, problems caused by the independence of Congo, persecution of Congolese, her view of various Congo political leaders, condition of the Congolese church, relationship between the Joseph Mobutu government and missionary societies, Congo education, health care, and economic problems. The...
Dates: Created: 1988
Identifier: CN 611
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Mary Ann (Shook) Miller a missionary with Africa Inland Mission (AIM) to the Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) and the Central African Republic. Topics discussed include her family background; conversion to Christianity; education at Wheaton College; InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Urbana Conference; call to the mission field; history of AIM; preparation for the mission field; language training; descriptions of her first mission station; traditional tribal...
Dates: Created: 1988
Identifier: CN 612
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Brenda (Gatlin) Stevens, an agricultural missionary with Mission to the World in Uganda. Topics discussed include Stevens's family background; conversion to Christianity; involvement with Campus Crusade for Christ; reflections on Ugandan culture and the state of the Christian church in Uganda; challenges for western missionaries in a second culture; agricultural work in Uganda; and specific medical concerns for Ugandans. The time period covered by the interview is...
Dates: Created: 1988
Identifier: CN 613
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Addison Carl Tanner (1932-2012) a missionary with Africa Inland Mission (AIM) in Tanzania and publisher of Christian literature. Tanner describes his mission work, the Tanzanian people, Christianity and animism, political situation in Tanzania, role of tribal chiefs, his conversion and call to mission work, changes in the Tanzanian church, and role of women in the African Inland Church. The time period covered in the interview is 1932 to 1988.Addison Carl...
Dates: Created: 1988
Identifier: CN 614
Scope and Contents Papers, recordings of meeting sessions, planning materials and other documents from the Trinary Consultation, which examined how Christians in the late twentieth century should present the Christian gospel in large urban settings. The meeting was co-sponsored by Moody Bible Institute, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Wheaton College.
Dates: Created: 1985-1986
Identifier: CN 620
Scope and Contents An oral history interview with Lynfred T. Charter (1921-2009) in which he describes his childhood, parents, conversion, baptism in the Spirit and speaking in tongues, early days in the Foursquare Church, activities of LIFE Bible College, impression of Aimee Semple McPherson and her work in Los Angeles, Angelus Temple, evangelistic tour of the Far East, changes in the Foursquare Church during his lifetime, and Rolf Mc Pherson. The time period covered by the interview is 1921 to 1987....
Dates: Created: 2005
Identifier: CN 621
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Sid Couchey in which he decsribes his conversion to Christianity; his experience as a cartoonist; his participation in the 1957 New York City Crusade, including the preparation; artwork he created for the crusade; counseling; and the aftermath. Ruth Couchey, his wife, also makes brief comments about her experiences during the crusade. The time period covered by the interviews is 1929-1957.Mr. Couchey was interviewed by Bob Shuster on October 11, 2005, at...
Dates: Created: 2005
Identifier: CN 624
Scope and Contents Diaries, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, oral history interviews, correspondence, photos, and other materials relating to the passengers, mainly American missionaries, who were aboard the ship Zamzam, sunk in the south Atlantic Ocean in 1941 by a German warship. Materials describe the sinking, the subsequent experiences of the passengers as German prisoners and the internment of some for the duration of the war, and reunions held in later years by the survivors and their families.
Dates: Created: 1941-2012
Identifier: CN 625
Scope and Contents Class papers and notes, correspondence, hymns, manuscript, post cards, sermon notes, and thesis documenting the ministry of Lois Vashti Gregory, American Methodist evangelist and teacher of Christian values to young people. Her ministry not only included preaching to adults but also teaching young people, especially children, in Christian ethics and living a morally pure life. Gregory was particularly active in the northeast region of the United States.
Dates: Created: 1887-1961; Majority of material found in 1902-1961
Identifier: CN 627
Scope and Contents Correspondence, newspaper and magazine clippings, forms, minutes, memos, budgets, incorporation papers relating to Harold E. Renfrow's work as executive secretary of the 1974 Cruzada Evangelística Billy Graham Grande-Rio, held in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.[Note: In the Scope & Content section, the notation “folder 2-5" means “Box 2, Folder 5"]Arrangement: Alphabetical by title. The titles of all of the...
Dates: Created: 1972-1979
Identifier: CN 628
Scope and Contents Correspondence, reports, notes, minutes, and manuscripts related to theologian and author Carl Henry, documenting his work with the Institute for Advanced Christian Studies, but which also touch on a few other aspects of his life, including his association with Wheaton College and with the magazine Christianity Today.
Dates: Created: 1925-1984
Identifier: CN 629
Scope and Contents Two audio tapes relating to John H. Ockenga, one of the most prominent American Evangelicals of the mid-20th century. The first tape is a sermon preached by Ockenga and the second is an interview in which Ockenga talks about the founding of the National Association of Evangelicals and the development of American Evangelicalism.Arrangement: ChronologicalDate Range: 1979...
Dates: Created: 1979
Identifier: CN 632
Scope and Contents Prayer letters, publications, sermons notes of Nowack documenting William H. Nowack’s work as an independent Christian missionary in the United States (Tennessee) and China (Honan) over a period of four decades.
Dates: Created: 1903-1980
Identifier: CN 634
Scope and Contents Paper records relating to the missionary work of Theodore B. Wallin in the Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of Congo) from 1927-1936 with the Evangelical Free Church of America. Documents include unpublished dictionaries, word lists, and manuscripts about the culture of the Ngbaka people of the Congo; translations of portions of the New Testament in Ngbaka, and autobiographical notes. Materials in the collection reflect the research Wallin did in preparation for Bible translation into the...
Dates: Created: 1932-1979
Identifier: CN 644
Scope and Contents Audio tapes of radio messages on the Book of Romans by Dr. Robert A. Cook, sermons preached at Bibletown Community Church and Conference Center.Series: Audio TapesArrangement: ChronologicalDate Range: 1983, n.d.Volume: 0.15, 38 audio tapesGeographic Coverage: United States...
Dates: Created: 1983, undated
Identifier: CN 645
Scope and Contents Correspondence, financial records, lists, memos, minutes, notebooks, promotional materials, press releases, and reports which document the planning and convening of the 1981 American Festival of Evangelism. The materials are the administrative files of C.B. Hogue, the vice chairman.
Dates: Created: 1978-1981
Identifier: CN 646
Scope and Contents Financial records, correspondence, reports, committee memos, minutes, articles and newsletters related to the work of the Evangelical Committee on Latin America especially pertaining to its visits to and consultations with Latin and South American organizations. Also contains many advisory reports given to the Board of ECLA.
Dates: Created: 1966-1976
Identifier: CN 647
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Loren D. Cunningham, in which he describes his early life, family and influence of his mother and evangelist father, the Assemblies of God church and evangelistic mission, role of prayer in their family, other influences on his spiritual life, accounts of growing in his faith and learning to hear God speaking, call to worldwide mission as a young teenager, education, early mission trips, moving beyond Assemblies of God circles, meeting his wife Darlene, dream to...
Dates: Created: 2009
Identifier: CN 648
Scope and Contents Collection contains published transcripts of sermons from evangelist Ben Haden’s weekly TV and radio program, "Changed Lives." Topics covered include: spiritual gifts, belief and doubt, teenagers, forgiveness, ethics, Biblical teaching, addiction, wealth, hypocrisy, Soviet Union, US politics and government. Each program contains two sermons, copyright dated between 1969-1989. Some sermons are repeated. The date range for the materials in this collection is 1981-1989.
Dates: Created: 1981-1989
Identifier: CN 649
Scope and Contents Microfilm of official documents, publications, and private papers relating to the work of the Sudan Interior Mission in Ethiopia, Nigeria, Sudan, Benin, Niger, Upper Volta, and Ivory Coast. This collection consist of a copy negative of microfilm of the records of Sudan Interior Mission. The film was given to the BGC Archives by the SIM International Archives to make these resources for the history of the church in Africa more widely available. The documents are solely from Sudan Interior...
Dates: Created: 1887-1987
Identifier: CN 650
Scope and Contents Correspondence, memos, reports, newspaper clippings, lists, financial records, questionnaires and training videos other materials of the Say Yes Chicago committee, a group of Protestant Christian leaders that incorporated to sponsor Say Yes Chicago, a 1996 city-wide evangelistic effort led by evangelist Luis Palau. These files contain significant information about the planning and organizing of the campaign, with some material on the actual events of the campaign, the results, and the follow-up...
Dates: Created: 1973-1997
Identifier: CN 653
Scope and Contents Correspondence, prayer letters, photograph and pamphlets related to Ruth Paxson’s work as a missionary in China, Europe and the United States and career as an author of pamphlets and books on the Christian life.[Note: In the Scope & Content section, the notation "folder 2-5" means "Box 2, Folder 5"]Series: PhotographsThe following items are located in the ...
Dates: Created: 1908-1958
Identifier: CN 654
Scope and Contents Photocopies of essays, theses, articles, tributes, tracts and sermons written by or about Byang Kato, a Nigerian theologian and the first General Secretary of the Association of Evangelicals in Africa and Madagascar (AEAM).Series: Paper RecordsArrangement: Alphabetical by folder title; arranged by Archives staffDate Range: 1962-1996, n.d....
Dates: Created: 1962-1996
Identifier: CN 657
Scope and Contents Collection contains letters, articles, audio recordings, photographs, and other material collected by Kenneth Fleming relating to the death of five American missionaries in Ecuador in 1956, including his brother Peter Fleming, in Ecuador with the Plymouth Brethren mission agency Christian Missions In Many Lands. In particular, the papers document the story of Peter’s involvement in the so-called “Operation Auca” and his death, along with missionaries Jim Elliot, Ed McCully, Nate Saint and Roger...
Dates: Created: 1946-2011
Scope and Contents Prayer letters and an oral history interviews which document Samuel Douglas Faircloth’s childhood, conversion, education at Wheaton College and elsewhere, and his work as a United States Army chaplain in Italy immediately after World War II, as a church planter in Portugal, and a seminary professor at the Tyndale Theological Seminary in the Netherlands.
Dates: Created: 1949-2011
Identifier: CN 659
Scope and Contents Scrapbooks, correspondence, photos, newspaper clippings, and other documents relating to Gustafson’s education and life’s work as a minister, evangelist, Bible teacher, and staff member of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Particularly well documented are the tours of the Holy Land (Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt) he led and lectured to for several decades, his participation in ministries in Africa and Asia, and his active involvement in the worldwide activities of Samaritan’s Purse.
Dates: Created: 1908-2002
Identifier: CN 665
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Paul Cedar about his upbringing as the son of a Presbyterian minister, his conversion at a Youth for Christ rally, his call to ministry at a young age, his work as a summer evanelist in Pennsylvania, his education at Northern State College in South Dakota, and his first pastorate during which he started a YFC club. Events described in the interview cover the time period 1938-1960.Paul Cedar was interviewed by Paul Ericksen on June 9, 2011 at the Billy...
Dates: Created: 2011
Identifier: CN 666
Scope and Contents Correspondence, prayer letters, sermon transcripts, and photographs relating to the career of Arvilla E. Garner, personal secretary to H. A. Ironside. Correspondence and photographs in this collection is from Helen Mae Doderlein, a friend of Garner and a missionary with the Christian & Missionary Alliance. Also includes transcripts of sermons by Ironside, preached at The Moody Church of Chicago.
Dates: Created: 1922-1940, undated
Identifier: CN 670
Scope and Contents Manuscripts, newsletters, photos, digital copies of journals, and other materials relating to the life and ministry of Elisabeth Elliot as they were gathered by Kathryn Deering, employee of Servant Publications who edited Elliot’s newsletter and several of her books.
Dates: Created: 1979-2012
Identifier: CN 671
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with David P. Bruce, in which he discusses the history of the Montreat office of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) that functioned as the personal secretariat of Billy Graham; the relationship of the office to the rest of the BGEA; Bruce's own background and his work as assistant to Graham; L. Nelson Bell and other BGEA leaders (T. W. Wilson, Stephanie Wills, John Akers, Charlie Riggs, Sterling Huston, and John Corts); effects on the Montreat office of the...
Dates: Created: 2013
Identifier: CN 675
Scope and Contents Letters, reports, clippings, handbills, newsletters, brochures, pamphlets selected from the papers of Christian and Missionary Alliance pastor John Minder related to his mentorship of Billy Graham while Graham was a student at Florida Bible Institute (FBI) and their continuing friendship. To a lesser extent, the papers also document Minder’s mentorship of other students and evangelists, such as Roy Gustafson and Jimmie Johnson, as well as his leadership at FBI, the Tampa Gospel Tabernacle, and...
Dates: Created: 1927-1992
Identifier: CN 677
Scope and Contents Materials in this collection include correspondence, newsletters, memoranda, photographs, and a church directory relating to the ministry of Beatrice Sutherland, a missionary to China with the China Inland Mission beginning in 1938 during the Second Sino-Japanese War. The materials also span her later activities as a Christian worker living in California after her retirement from full-time missionary service in 1976.
Dates: Created: 1938-2006
Identifier: CN 683
Scope and Contents Newsletters, prayer letters, fund-raising and promotional material, donor correspondence, pamphlets, blueprints, maps, personal correspondence, programs, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, radio program scripts, and photographs relating to the Rolland and Thelma Smith’s missionary work among the Cree First Nations in Alberta, Canada (1945-1960). The collection also contains camp meeting itineraries, newspaper clippings, financial reports, brochures and directories relating to Sebring...
Dates: Created: 1942-2000
Identifier: CN 684
Scope and Contents Correspondence and photographs of Bert and Colleen Elliot, Plymouth Brethren missionaries to Peru from 1949 to 2012. Correspondence is by and large written by Colleen Elliot to her parents and sister. Topics covered include reflections on cultural and spiritual differences between the United States and Peru, the challenges of missionary life and language divides, interactions with missionaries from different denominations, medical work in rural areas, evangelism, and the spiritual development...
Dates: Created: 1943-1994
Identifier: CN 687
Scope and Contents Journal, correspondence, manuscript, audio tapes, photographs and other materials relating to the life and ministry of Ed and Marilou McCully, Plymouth Brethren Missionaries in Ecuador. The materials document Ed Mc Cully's education (including at Wheaton College), successes in oratorical competition, courtship of Marilou Hobolth, their work in Ecuador as Plymouth Brethren missionaries, his death at the hands of Waorani tribespeople, and Marilou McCully’s subsequent involvement in documenting...
Dates: Created: 1944-1985
Identifier: CN 689
Scope and Contents Typed manuscript of an unpublished history of the Africa Inland Church (AIC) of Kenya written by Stephen D. Morad and Shelly Arensen and a report on the results a 1993-1995 survey of the AIC.[Note: In the Scope & Content section, the notation “folder 2-5" means “Box 2, Folder 5"]Date Range: circa 1995-1996Volume: .25 cubic feet, 1 Box...
Dates: Created: 1995-1996
Identifier: CN 693
Scope and Contents Newsletters, oral history transcripts, manuscripts, correspondence, slides, photographs, audio recordings, and films relating to Jim Vaus’ youth ministry work in East Harlem, NY and later youth camp ministries in New York and California and internationally with the Missionary Communication Service. The collection also contains material on Jim Vaus’ work as a wiretapper for the Los Angeles mob prior to his conversion to Christianity at the 1949 Los Angeles Billy Graham Crusade, and the 1955 film...
Dates: Created: 1950-2001
Identifier: CN 698
Scope and Contents Correspondence, memoranda, reports, and other documents relating to Lois R. Ferm’s work as a personal assistant to Billy Graham and particularly relating to the Billy Graham Center, Graham’s personal library, and the BGEA Oral History Project.This collection consists of materials documenting Ferm’s work as a personal assistant to Billy Graham and Resource Coordinator of the BGEA. Although there are a few earlier items, almost everything in collection dates from 1970 or later. The...
Dates: Created: 1967-2000
Identifier: CN 701
Scope and Contents This collection contains letters, reports, transcripts, photographs, photo albums, and other materials from the papers of Olive Liefeld relating to her first husband, Peter Fleming, their work as missionaries in Ecuador among the Quichua people, his death along with four other missionaries at the hands of Waorani tribesmen in 1956, the continuing development of that story in terms of the impact of the men's deaths on American evangelicalism and the growth of a Christian community among the...
Dates: Created: 1946-2006, undated