CN. Billy Graham Center Archives
Found in 628 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: CN 076
Scope and Contents Correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, sermon notes and personal notes relating to the ministry of Judson Eber Conant. The collection also contains ordination materials and his examination for a preaching license. Of particular interest in the oversize collection is Conant's license to preach.[NOTE: In the Scope & Content section, the notation "folder 2-5" means box 2, folder 5.]This is a very small collection of materials pertaining to Rev. Judson E....
Dates: Created: 1875-1955
Identifier: CN 077
Scope and Contents Microfilm from the Presbyterian Historical Society of correspondence, sermons, sermon notes, photographs, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, and memorabilia documenting the life and ministry of J. Wilbur Chapman. Materials detail Chapman's life from his early education through his pastoral Ministry and full-time evangelistic work. Documents also relate to his interests in Bible conference centers in Winona Lake, IN; Montreat, NC; and Stony Brook, NY.
Dates: Created: 1880-1918
Identifier: CN 078
Scope and Contents Papers of Dutch watchmaker, evangelist, author, and Christian aid worker Corrie ten Boom. The collection includes information on her father Casper ten Boom, her imprisonment in Ravensbrück concentration camp during World War II, her work among refugees after the war, her travels as an evangelist, the work of her two foundations, and the production of the film The Hiding Place. The collection includes audio tapes, correspondence, a film, notebooks, photos, photo albums, and video tapes.
Dates: Created: 1902-1997; Majority of material found within 1902 - 1983
Collection — Box 1
Identifier: CN 079
Scope and Contents The collection contains one hundred completed questionnaires from a survey created by Aubrey Leon Morris and administered between August and December 1963 to parcipants at the 1962 Greater Chicago Crusade. The survey was used as part of Morris's PhD research, resulting in his doctoral dissertation, "A Study of Psychological Factors in the Evangelistic Preaching of Billy Graham." His degree was awarded by Southern Baptist Seminary in 1966.The survey was designed for those who...
Dates: Created: 1963
Collection — Box 1
Identifier: CN 080
Scope and Contents Collection contians a manuscript of I Get Your Message, Father, written by Miriam J. Dunn relating her missionary experiences in China and Southeast Asia with China Inland Mission (CIM) (319 pp.) Topics include her childhood in China, nurses training in England, language school in China, marriage, work with Christian Witness Press in Hong Kong, and missionary work in Malaysia. The manuscript is typed on 319 pages, 8" x 11" size bond paper and contains...
Dates: Created: 1978
Scope and Contents Correspondence, reports, personnel files, minutes of meetings, films, videos, audio recordings, and other materials documenting the work of the mission in east Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Zaire, Tanzania, Sudan, the Central African Republic) and other regions of the continent.The bulk of the collection consists of the files of the US branch of the mission, although there are also significant amounts of material from the international office and the Tanzanian field office. Topics covered...
Dates: Created: 1888-2006
Identifier: CN 082
Scope and Contents Correspondence, newsletters, minutes of meetings, transcripts of sessions, brochures, clippings, etc., of the Conference on Faith and History formed for evangelical Christian historians. The records in this collection consist mainly of the correspondence on the Secretary-Treasurer, with a few other items such as the CFH's newsletter, some of the minutes of the executive committee, a few mailings and membership lists, brochures, reports, the constitution and by-laws, and a miscellaneous of...
Dates: Created: 1966-1978
Identifier: CN 083
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews, slides, photographs, correspondence and a personal diary created by Dr. Richard E. Scheel, missionary to Ethiopia with Sudan Interior Mission (S.I.M.) from 1951-1971.
Dates: Created: 1953-1970
Collection — Box 1: Series Series 1
Identifier: CN 084
Scope and Contents Correspondence describing Vera Thiessen's experiences and work as a medical missionary for the Africa Inland Mission (AIM) in the Belgian Congo (now Zaire) to her family, which included her parents, Rev. and Mrs. J. D. Thiessen, her sisters Carol and Lois, and her brother Jack. A few letters were written to friends as general prayer letters. The time period covered by the letters is 1946 to 1976. Topics discussed include her experiences as a missionary with Africa Inland Mission, Africa Inland...
Dates: Created: 1946-1976
Identifier: CN 085
Scope and Contents Sermons, clippings, articles, manuscripts, notebooks, personal records, correspondence and miscellaneous items relating to the William Wrighton's career as a pastor, professor, writer. Also in this collection are photographs of Wrighton and his family and friends.
Dates: Created: 1903-1963
Identifier: CN 086
Scope and Contents Collection contains correspondence, audiotapes, photographs, financial reports, slides, blueprints, and memos related to the activities of International Christian Broadcasting's (originally the World Conference on Mission Radio) work to promote interest in Christian broadcasting and to support and encourage Protestant Christian radio and television broadcasters, largely engaged in evangelism.Materials include data on the International Communications Congress in Tokyo (1970), Muslim...
Dates: Created: 1937-1978; Other: Majority of material found in 1937-1978
Identifier: CN 087
Scope and Contents Microfilm copy of correspondence, reports, excerpts from sermons and other writings collected by Rev. Edward P. Torjesen on the life and ministry of Fredrik Franson (1852-1908). Materials include articles written about evangelistic work, prophecy conferences, missionary efforts on several continents, and the recruitment of Christian workers. Persons featured include mission founders A.B. Simpson and James Hudson Taylor. Materials include articles in several languages. Documents are arranged...
Dates: Created: 1872-1909
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Kenneth Gieser and letters reporting to the Southern Presbyterian Mission Board in Nashville, TN on the Gieser’s work in China, written between October 19, 1934, and November 1, 1936. Also contains audio tapes and transcripts of autobiographical statements.
Dates: Created: 1934-1979
Identifier: CN 089
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews, films, videos relating to Paul P. Stough’s missionary service in the Belgian Congo with Africa Inland Mission. Materials contain information on Stough's father, Henry Stough, Wheaton College, Paul Stough's work as a missionary for Africa Inland Mission in the Belgian Congo (Zaire) and Kenya from the 1920s to the 1970s, and generally on the spread of Christianity in Africa.
Dates: Created: 1979-1992
Identifier: CN 090
Scope and Contents An oral history interview, correspondence, reports and clippings relating to George Spotts’ work as a Youth for Christ staff member in France and the United States involved in evangelistic work among teenagers.
Dates: Created: 1960-1979
Scope and Contents Correspondence, minutes, reports, monographs, financial records, mailing lists, questionnaires, and photographs related to the origin and activity of CAMEO.Subjects covered include theological education in developing countries throughout the world, programmed learning, a self-evaluation program for institutions, Theological Education by Extension (TEE), education of prospective pastors and Christian workers, IFMA and EFMA as the sponsoring bodies of CAMEO and activities of US-based...
Dates: Created: 1956-1991; Other: Majority of material found in 1964-1975
Identifier: CN 092
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews, correspondence, photographs, and a manuscript that describe Robert B. Ekvall's education at Wheaton College, work as a missionary in China and Tibet, and military and diplomatic activities during World War II and after in China and Southeast Asia.
Dates: Created: 1933-1980
Identifier: CN 093
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Earl Austin Winsor (1897-1983) in which he discusses his education at Wheaton College as a student (1919-1920) and teacher (1920-25, history, and 1939-1949, math and physics) and his missionary experiences in Africa under Africa Inland Mission, serving in what is now Zaire. Wheaton personalities, mission experiences, especially those relating to his education work, and analysis of his exposure to African government, churches, tribal customs, and health practices....
Dates: Created: 1979-1980
Identifier: CN 094
Scope and Contents Audio recording of class lecture delivered by Dr. John Hsu, a former Wheaton College graduate, in Dr. Will Norton's History of Christian Missions class at Wheaton College on October 11, 1979. Dr. Hsu spoke about his recent trip to mainland China and his analysis of the church's situation there. Topics discussed include the three-self group, Chinese politics, government, and religion, home church groups, and the Cultural Revolution. The time period covered by the lecture is mid-19th century to...
Dates: Created: 1979
Identifier: CN 095
Scope and Contents Films, including a home movie, microfilm of scrapbooks, notebooks, clippings, and sermons of William Bell Riley, noted Fundamentalist, Baptist minister, theologian,and founder and president of of Northwestern Bible School in Minnesota.
Dates: Created: 1903-1945
Identifier: CN 096-096
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Wayne G. Bragg (1931-2009), in which he describes his missionary experiences in Brazil and the Caribbean working with university students, his student days at Wheaton College, and his experience at Wheaton College as a faculty member. Dr. Bragg was interviewed by Mary Ann Buffington at Wheaton College on February 15 and May 9, 1980.
Dates: Created: 1980
Identifier: CN 097
Scope and Contents Audio tape of portions of two of William Jennings Bryan's speeches and a recitation. The two speeches are the "Cross of Gold" speech to the 1896 Presidential Convention and an election talk from 1900. The recitation is of the 23rd Psalm, made in 1924.
Dates: Created: 1896-1924
Identifier: CN 098
Scope and Contents An audio tape with excerpts from two of William Booth's sermons, one of which contains a reference to Salvation Army; two autographs of Booth, one dated 1921, one undated; one video tape containing black and white photos and filmed segments of Salvation Army activities, including Booth's funeral. Also includes a brief commentary of Salvation Army history in Depression years in the United States, and activities during World War II. Included on the video tape is a 5 minute sermon by Harry...
Dates: Created: 1921
Identifier: CN 099
Scope and Contents Collection contains 24 recordings of radio broadcasts of The Little Country Church of Hollywood, a religious radio program founded by Dr. William B. Hogg in January 1933. Specific titles are available on the location record although the air dates are unknown. The broadcasts usually lasted fifteen minutes. Collections also contains a color postcard with a picture of the exterior fo the Little Country Church of Hollywood.
Dates: Created: 1933-1937
Identifier: CN 100
Scope and Contents Newspaper clippings, sermons, radio logs, form letters to supporters, publicity materials of Charles Fuller's Old Fashioned Revival Hour radio programs, and audio tapes and phonograph records of the program and of gospel music.
Dates: Created: 1940-1968
Identifier: CN 101
Scope and Contents Correspondence, account books, photographs, and other records mostly concerned with Robert William Roberts' tasks as a worker for the American Sunday School Union from 1907 to 1913.Most of the records in the collection date to Roberts' career as a worker for the American Sunday School Union from 1907-1913. A few items are from his post-1913 career. The bulk of the collection is made up of his account books with one folder each of commissions, correspondence, obituaries, ordination...
Dates: Created: 1907-1964
Identifier: CN 103
Scope and Contents Sermon transcripts, sermon notes, audio tape recordings of sermons, films, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, video tape, and evangelistic campaign literature related to Aimee Semple McPherson's ministry as an evangelist, radio speaker, public figure and founder of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. Most of the materials in this collection are available from the BGC Archives only on microfilm.
Dates: Created: 1921-1946
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews in which Bruce Finley Hunt (1903-1992) discusses his boyhood in Korea, college and seminary education at Wheaton College, Rutgers University and Princeton Seminary; a portion (1928-1942) of his missionary work in Korea and Manchuria; and his impressions of Korean culture. The time period covered by the interviews is roughly 1903-1976.Bruce Finley Hunt was interviewed by Robert Shuster on March 22 and May 21, 1980 and October 16, 2002 in Abington, PA and...
Dates: Created: 1980-1982
Identifier: CN 105
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Paul Dean Votaw (1917-2007) in which he describes his childhood; education at Wheaton College, Dallas Seminary, and Princeton Seminary; and missionary activities in Syria and Lebanon. The time period covered by the interview is roughly 1917-1954.Reverend Paul Votaw was interviewed by Robert Shuster on March 4, 1980, at the Graham Center offices in Wheaton. The first ten minutes of the interview are barely decipherable due to technical difficulties. The...
Dates: Created: 1980
Identifier: CN 106
Scope and Contents Evangelistic campaign materials, correspondence, an autobiographical manuscript, microfilm of clippings scrapbooks, scrapbook, sermons, sermon notebooks, and photographs relating to the evangelistic career of Stough.Sermon notes, autobiographical manuscripts, photographs, correspondence, a microfilmed scrapbook of Stough's 1915 campaigns in Altoona and Lancaster (Pennsylvania), sermon notebooks, and a xeroxed copy of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings and pamphlets from the 1916...
Dates: Created: 1911-1939
Identifier: CN 107
Scope and Contents Diaries, correspondence, sermon notes, Sunday school lessons, newspaper clippings, brochures, memorial booklet, photographs, diaries, audio tapes, and glass negatives from R.A. Torrey's career as evangelist, teacher, author, and family man.
Dates: Created: 1882-1983
Identifier: CN 108
Scope and Contents Correspondence, newspaper clippings, a book manuscript, a film script, tapes of sermons and speeches, and other items which describe Muntz's early career as director of the Winona Lake Bible Conference, the early development of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the criticism it received, the careers of Billy Sunday and other evangelists. There are also several sermons on Christian prophecy and evangelism to the Jewish people. Topics covered include information on Palmer's career as...
Dates: Created: 1947-1986
Identifier: CN 109
Scope and Contents Newspaper clippings, audio tapes and phonograph records of Smith singing hymns, and photographs. Newspaper clippings are about meetings held by Smith in Denver, Colorado (1909) and with Billy Sunday in Boston, Massachusetts (1935); included are extended excerpts from both men's sermons.This collection consists of newspaper clipping of Smith's 1909 evangelistic meetings in Denver (folder 1-16), scrapbook pages (folders 1-1 through 1-13) containing newspaper reports about Smith's 1935...
Dates: Created: 1909-1935
Identifier: CN 110
Scope and Contents Collection of 643 slides which document Donald E. McDowell's mission work and activity in Paraguay. Scenic views, native flora, mission personnel, mission facilities, national churchmen and pastors are some of the subjects illustrated by the collection.When the collection was received by the Archives, the slides were arranged in sets and were accompanied by an attached description and date for each picture. The original order of the slides was maintained. Three unidentified slides...
Dates: Created: 1951-1973
Identifier: CN 111
Scope and Contents Correspondence, minutes, reports, manuals, and other records documenting Charles Troutman's career in Christian ministry among university students, first with Inter-Varsity in the United States and Australia and then with Latin America Mission. This collection also contains a great deal of information on evangelical Christianity in the United States, Australia and Latin America; Troutman's letters from his service in the Pacific in World War II; and reports and other information relative to the...
Dates: Created: 1924-1991
Identifier: CN 112
Scope and Contents Microfilm edition of about 29,000 items relating to the career of pastor, editor, and controversialist John Franklyn Norris. Major topics include: evolution, 1928 presidential election, radio evangelism, communist infiltration of the churches, and internal disruption at Baylor University. Originals (and copyright) is retained by the Dargan-Carver Library, Baptist Sunday School Board, Nashville, TN. Documents record the 1928 presidential election, radio evangelism, communist infiltration of U.S....
Dates: Created: 1928-1952
Identifier: CN 114
Scope and Contents Brochures, press releases, 1977 annual report, published biographical sketch, undated audio tape recording of Hyman J. Appelman's testimony, and materials relating to a crusade held in Grand Rapids, Mich., November 7-26, 1944: correspondence, mostly with Pat Zondervan, building lease, Christian Business Men's Committee's constitution and by-laws, and postcard reports of results of various crusades. is also included. Brochures mark the 30th, 35th, and 40th anniversaries of Appelman's...
Dates: Created: 1942-1978
Identifier: CN 115
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Raymond Leroy Elliott (1924-2008), Wycliffe Bible translator working among the Ixil Indian tribe in Guatemala. Interview topics include educational work and life in Wheaton, translation activities, missionary training, mission responsibilities, and political, social, and cultural events in Central America. The time period covered by the interviews is roughly 1924-1980.Raymond Elliott was interviewed by Chris Matthews, a Wheaton College graduate student,...
Dates: Created: 1980
Identifier: CN 116
Scope and Contents Oral History interviews conducted with Helen Ruth Belcher Elliot (1927-2012), missionary with Wycliffe Bible Translators to the Ixil Indian tribe in Guatemala. Topics include Wheaton College during the 1940s, field experiences, Guatemalan culture and religion, and family activities. Topics covered in the interview include: Elliott's childhood, marriage and early family life, education at Wheaton College (including courses, academic and social life), decision to become a missionary with...
Dates: Created: 1980
Identifier: CN 117
Scope and Contents Phonograph record and audio tape of popular songs, hymns and Gospel songs sung by Hamblen, several of which he also wrote. The two songs on the phonograph album, "Golden River" and "Dream Book of Memories," were also written by him. There are twenty-four selections on the audio tape. Songs both written and sung by Hamblen include "It Is No Secret," "His Hands," "This Ole House," and "The Lord is Counting on You."
Dates: Created: Undated
Identifier: CN 118
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence, oral history interviews, newspaper clippings, microfilm, periodicals, photographs, sermon transcripts and notebooks. It documents in a non-comprehensive way Ham’s preaching style, some of his evangelistic meetings; his campaigns against Roman Catholics, Jews, evolution, and for the prohibition of alcohol and the racial hierarchy in the American South. There is in particular a great deal of material about the 1934 meetings in Charlotte when Billy Graham...
Dates: Created: 1875-1983; Majority of material found within 1915-1934
Identifier: CN 119
Scope and Contents One audio tape of two programs of Smilin' Ed Mc Connell's radio series, probably broadcast in the 1930's or 40's. Programs were fifteen minutes long and included the singing of four hymns. Mc Connell would pause after the first two selections to make a sales presentation for his hymnals and allow his sponsors a promotional advertisement. Rodeheaver music company published a hymnbook in 1933 called Smilin' Ed Mc Connell's Favorite Radio Hymns, containing over fifty hymns.
Dates: Other: Undated
Identifier: CN 120
Scope and Contents Collection includes twelve cassette tapes of John E. Brown's sermons comprise the bulk of the collection. The tapes contain thirty-five sermons and an introduction from the series "Whose Son Is He," recorded by Brown in 1955 on the deity of Christ.
Archive holdings also include a photograph of a children's choir taken during a campaign in Santa Ana, California. The date is unknown.
Archive holdings also include a photograph of a children's choir taken during a campaign in Santa Ana, California. The date is unknown.
Dates: Created: 1955
Identifier: CN 122
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Gladys Marie Fleckles (1946-2006) in which she describes her short term missionary experience with OMF in Japan. Other topics include her graduate work at Wheaton, undergraduate study at John Brown University, and work in the admissions department of Wheaton Graduate School. The time period covered by the interview is roughly 1946-1980.Gladys Fleckles was interviewed by Mr. John Svadbik twice in May 1980. The time period covered by the interviews is...
Dates: Created: 1980
Identifier: CN 123
Scope and Contents Photographs, films, video tapes, and over 1,200 audio tapes containing sermons preached by charismatic-healing evangelist William Marrion Branham, including the healing portion of services.This collection contains primarily audio tapes, but also films, photographs, and books relating to William Branham's ministry as a healing evangelist. One of Branham's meetings (Washington, DC, 1953) was recorded on film, providing a visual example of his preaching style and healing work....
Dates: Created: 1947-1967
Identifier: CN 124
Scope and Contents Two oral history interviews with Helen Gignilliat Torrey Renich in which she describes her grandfather, Reuben Archer Torrey, Sr., and her experiences growing up in China as a child of missionaries. Other topics discussed include her experiences at Wheaton College and culture shock. The collection also includes photographs of her family life in China and Chinese nationals, ca. 1920-30s.Helen Renich was interviewed by Robert Shuster on May 15, 1980 in Michigan and on May 17, 1982 at...
Dates: Created: 1920-1982
Identifier: CN 125
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Jane (Teresa) Leasor (1922-2009) in which she describes her post-graduate education at Biblical Seminary in New York City; teaching at a secondary school for girls and a college for women in Beirut, Lebanon; the Arabic language; Islam; the place of women in Islam society; and the relationship between various Christian churches in Lebanon.Teresa Leasor was interviewed by Robert Shuster on May 24 and September 7, 1982. There was an earlier tape recorded...
Dates: Created: 1982
Identifier: CN 126
Scope and Contents Manuscripts, diaries, journal, minute books, ledgers, sermons, biographer's manuscripts, and diplomas, documenting Eleazar Wheelock's career, and the histories of Dartmouth College, Moor's Indian Charity School, and the town of Hanover, New Hampshire.The microfilmed materials in this collection are from Dartmouth College Archives. They document the career of Eleazar Wheelock, and the histories of Dartmouth College, Moor's Indian Charity School, and the town of Hanover through the year...
Dates: Created: 1728-1779
Identifier: CN 127
Scope and Contents Photographs, audio tapes, and prayer letters from Kathy Joan Bridegroom's two years as a Sudan Interior Mission worker at radio station ELWA in Liberia. Letters discuss her teaching experiences, cultural impressions, and mission activities. Ephemera from Bridegroom's missionary experiences consist of audio tapes and photographs from the ELWA mission compound including a Christmas program, closing service of summer Awana girls camp, and several worship services; pamphlets containing information...
Dates: Created: 1972-1974
Identifier: CN 128
Scope and Contents Autograph, newspaper clippings, photograph, and booklet. Clippings include coverage of Henry Ward Beecher's trial in civil court for adultery in 1875, articles about him with sermon excerpts, reminiscences by his widow and posthumously published articles by Beecher. The 176-page booklet was published as part of the lawsuit and contains transcripts of the proceedings.[Note: In the Scope & Content section, the notation "folder 2-5" means "box 2, Folder...
Dates: Created: 1870-1893