CN. Billy Graham Center Archives
Found in 628 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box 1: Series Series 1
Identifier: CN 129
Scope and Contents This collection contains a letter to Dr. Mc Kenzie inviting him to the dedication of Thomas Dewitt Talmage's new tabernacle in Brooklyn, New York; a second letter from Talmage refuting the charge that he had visited an actor to increase his speaking abilities; and news articles by Talmage clipped from the LADIES HOME JOURNAL. The clippings were part of a regular series of short articles by Talmage appearing each month in the magazine on topics such as Thanksgiving, women, and the Christian...
Dates: Created: 1891-1894
Identifier: CN 130
Scope and Contents Audio tapes, newspaper clippings, phonograph records and photographs relating to the musical career and ministry of Homer Rodeheaver. This collection consists mostly of materials from the Homer A. Rodeheaver Company, a publisher of gospel music. There are several different types of order blanks and promotional materials. One newspaper clipping from 1937 refers to his appearance on a CBS radio affiliate playing his trombone. Other items include two issues of Rodeheaver's Musical News which...
Dates: Created: 1916-1939
Identifier: CN 131
Scope and Contents Materials in this collection include photographs, hand embroidery, prayer letters, personal correspondence, naturalization papers, financial records, family trees, wills and codicils, medical documents, and records relating to missionaries J. Wesley and Anna Ellmers Bovyer, superintendents at the Home of the Nazarene Industrial Orphanage in Chinkiang, China from 1908-1941. The materials also cover the Bovyer's residence as alien enemies in a Japanese internment camp from 1941-1945 during the...
Dates: Created: 1908-1953
Collection — Box 1: Series Series 1
Identifier: CN 132
Scope and Contents Prayer letters written by Bud and Alice Schaeffer about their mission work with Overseas Crusades. Materials relate their experiences in the Philippines, Australia, and the United States with Sports Ambassadors, which sends various athletes to foreign nations to share their faith. The groups are known by the name Venture for Victory.Letters documents the Schaeffers' work with Overseas Crusades (particularly sports evangelism with Venture for Victory and Sports Ambassadors) and...
Dates: Created: 1955-1993
Identifier: CN 133
Scope and Contents Materials relating to the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle founded by Paul Rader in 1922. Mateterials include photographs, negatives, correspondence, financial reports, church bulletins, newspaper clippings, and form letters and span 1954-1979. Several folders contain financial records and reports of the congregation. Data may be obtained from accounting records (folders 1-1 to 1-8), bank ledgers and statements (folders 3-34 to 4-19), and receipts from mission organizations (folders 4-26...
Dates: Created: 1952-1979
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews, photographs, and prayer letters relating to the ministry of Marian Gold Chapman, a missionary with Latin America Mission in Cartagena, Colombia (1957-1975); Bogota, New Jersey (1975-1977), and Coral Gables, Florida (1977-1979).
Dates: Created: 1980, 1995
Identifier: CN 135
Scope and Contents Correspondence, maps, clippings, pamphlets, photographs, and sketches relating the career and ministry of Alfred R. Tucker, Anglican Bishop of Uganda. Topics relate to missions in East Africa, social conditions and changes there, translation of the Bible, the abolition of slavery and a biography of Tucker planned by Mary Carus-Wilson.This collection is distinguished by its intimate picture of African life and the missionary church in this part of Africa at a period when technology was...
Dates: Created: 1890-1927
Scope and Contents Office files of MAF, a mission agency that provided transportation, radio contact and other support to missions working in remote areas, as well as some services to non-mission agencies.Materials, including correspondence, minutes, reports, prayer letters, personnel files, and budgets, that document the administration and activities of MAF, especially the regional offices in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America, the Development division (extensive individual prayer letters from...
Dates: Created: 1944-2006
Identifier: CN 137
Scope and Contents Sermons and sermon outlines, diaries, poetry, financial ledgers, and other items related to Ira Everett Hartman's evangelistic ministry. Primarily sermons and sermon outlines--over 250 in all--delivered by Hartman in evangelistic services in Iowa, Nebraska, and Colorado. The sermons also contain reflections of contemporary issues and mores. Diaries covering 1939-47 report national and international news; financial ledgers reflect the Great Depression.Sermons and outlines cover a...
Dates: Created: 1901-1958
Identifier: CN 138
Scope and Contents Microfilmed contents of a scrapbook containing miscellaneous correspondence, photos, and memorabilia by and about hymn writers and composers. Included are Cliff Barrows, Merrill Dunlop, Lowell Mason, Homer Rodeheaver, Ira Sankey, George Stebbins, and others.Series 1: PhotographsPhotographs include these subjects: George Stebbins, Charles Alexander, Rodney "Gipsy" Smith, William Runyan, Don Hustad, Cliff Barrows, Tedd Smith, George...
Dates: Created: 1878-1975
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Frances Rader Longino (1909-1996) in which she recounts memories of evangelists Billy Sunday, Mel Trotter, Homer Rodeheaver, and her uncle, Paul Rader. Other topics include: city mission work and the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle, Pacific Garden Mission, Winona Lake, and Cedar Lake Conference Grounds. Also included are reminiscences of Rader's reaction to Aimee Semple Mc Pherson, the formation of Scripture Press, Billy Graham's early preaching and crusades, and some of...
Dates: Created: 1980
Identifier: CN 140
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Everett Mitchell (1898-1990) who as a teenager sang invitation songs at Billy Sunday evangelistic campaigns. Other topics discussed include: Mitchell's background, music and radio career, musical training, Billy and Helen Sunday, evangelistic work in Chicago, Gipsy Smith, Homer Rodeheaver, other evangelists, career as a war correspondent during the Korean War, religious use of radio, evangelistic rallies and crusade music. The time period covered by the intervew is...
Dates: Created: 1989-1980
Identifier: CN 143
Scope and Contents Microfilm edition of originals in the Oberlin College Library. Includes incoming correspondence, sermon outlines from 1853-75, lecture outlines, and articles. Calendar and index are on reel 1. Also includes two letters relating to Finney, one dated January 6, 1845, written by Lydia to William Westervelt, describing a sermon of Finney's to which many responded. A second letter from Finney, dated January 15, 1873, was written to Brother Pierson discussing the location of Pierson's parents'...
Dates: Created: 1817-1875
Identifier: CN 144
Scope and Contents Microfilm edition of missionary correspondence, superintendents' correspondence, administrative records, and printed matter generated by the Missionary Society of Connecticut. Mission areas included those with a heavy concentration of New England settlers: Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, New Connecticut (Ohio). There was also an effort toward American Indians. All reels are 35mm.
Dates: Created: 1759-1948; Other: Majority of material found in 1793-1899
Identifier: CN 145
Scope and Contents Microfilm copy of the Claremont College missionary oral history project. Microfilm includes transcripts of interviews with 44 missionaries to Pre-Communist China, representing 15 denominations or sponsoring agencies. Includes biography on each participant and index to each transcript. Subjects covered include the Boxer Rebellion, social problems, church and state, communism, medical and educational missionary activity, social change, etc. Several significant individuals and organizations...
Dates: Created: 1969-1973
Identifier: CN 146
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the microfilmed archives of the first century of S.P.C.K. endeavor. These papers are arranged in four series: A - Minutes and Reports (reels 1-10); B - Financial Records (reels 11-20); C - Letters and Memorials (reels 21-33); D - Special Subjects (reels 34-41). The minutes, reels 1-7, are indexed at the beginning of each volume. All reels are 35mm, positive copies.
Dates: Created: 1698-1794
Identifier: CN 147
Scope and Contents This collection contains 40 reels of microfilm, containing the proceedings of the Church Missionary Society for Africa and the East. Includes annual Society meeting records, as published in the annual Proceedings, texts of sermons delivered to the Society, member lists, and reports. Volume 1 contains a history of the Society and its by-laws. Topic covered include evangelistic and missionary work in Africa and 19th century church history in Great Britain.All reels are 35mm, positive copies.
Dates: Created: 1801-1920
Identifier: CN 148
Scope and Contents This collection contains Microfilmed copybooks of letters sent to missionaries in the West Indies and loose incoming correspondence from missionaries. Copybooks are indexed at the beginning of volumes. West Indies missions were intended primarily for the proselytization of enslaved peoples in the British colonies. Topics covered include missions and nineteenth-century church and missions history in Great Britain and the Caribbean.
Dates: Created: 1819-1861
Identifier: CN 149
Scope and Contents This collection consists 2 reels of microfilm containing the Blantyre Missions Supplement (Life and work in British Central Africa, and Life and work in Nysasland), monthly, and later quarterly, journal of the Church of Scotland, detailing missions and evangelistic activities at the Blantyre station in Malawi. Microfilm reels are 35mm, positive copies.
Dates: Created: 1888-1919
Identifier: CN 150
Scope and Contents Microfilm of bound manuscript in which John Cennick recounts his missionary efforts for the Moravian church in Wiltshire, England, Dublin, and Northern Ireland. Information on John and Charles Wesley and George Whitefield. On the same reel are shorter accounts of Moravian missions in Labrador in the 1770's, Persia in the 1740's, and the West Indies.
Dates: Created: 1740-1751
Identifier: CN 151
Scope and Contents Complete microfilmed letters of Philip Quaque, first non-European ordained priest in the Church of England, native African and missionary to the Cape Coast (present day Ghana) for the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. Microfilm includes letters and other material concerning a wide variety of SPG mission efforts in North America, 1784-91, and Africa, 1817-1855. Letters describe progress in missionary work, relations with political authorities, daily life in colonial...
Dates: Created: 1765-1855
Identifier: CN 152
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 35 reels of microfilm containing nearly 14,000 letters by missionaries of the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, focused on evangelizing American Indians. All letters are numbered and catalogued, and indexed by both author and tribe in the printed guide. Originals are in the Presbyterian Historical Society in Philadelphia. The letters date from 1833 to 1893.
Dates: Created: 1833-1893
Identifier: CN 153
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 35 reels of microfilm containing over 50,000 pages of diaries, letters, and miscellaneous records documenting the missionary work of the Moravian Missiont to American Indians. Separate indexes cover Indian and missionaries, geographic names, non-Indian nations, and topics. Originals are held in the Moravian Church Archives, Bethlehem, Pa. All microfilm reels are 35mm, positive copies.*****[The following scope and content note is extracted from the...
Dates: Created: 1735-1900
Identifier: CN 154
Scope and Contents The collection consists of about two thousand five hundred letters and eight volumes of minutes covering the formative years of the Society, 1701-1750. Later papers document the establishment of the American episcopate after the Revolution. The correspondence is primarily with clergy sent to America, but also concerns Eurasia, especially China and India. Correspondence primarily with clergy sent to America, but also concerns work in Eurasia, particularly China and India. Topics covered include...
Dates: Created: 1679-1790
Identifier: CN 155
Scope and Contents This collections consists of 27 reels of microfilm containing incoming and outgoing letters written by S.P.G. secretaries, including letters and papers from and to missionaries in the American colonies both on the North American continent and in the Caribbean from colony governors and other individuals, from SPG subscribers in England, and from churches on the European continent. Subjects documented include missions and evangelistic work.The collection consists of 27 reels of...
Dates: Created: 1701-1786
Identifier: CN 156
Scope and Contents This collection consists of one reel of microfilm containing a letterbook of the Society, chartered for the purpose of evangelism among New England Indians. Concerns the company's business affairs, education of Indians, Harvard College, and translation of religious texts. Primary correspondents are the company's governors, secretaries or clerks, and treasurers, writing to Commissioners in America, who in turn paid missionaries or dispersed funds as directed. Letters describe Company business...
Dates: Created: 1688-1761
Identifier: CN 157
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 12 reels of microfilm containg missionary reports and correspondence from S.P.G. mission stations correspondence of eighteenth century missionaries Thomas Thompson and Philip Quaque, and correspondence of the twentieth century Committee for Women's Work. Microfilmed from originals in possession of the U.S.P.G. in London.
Dates: Created: 1753-1933
Identifier: CN 158
Scope and Contents The microfilm contains selected pages from the bound correspondence and reports series housed in the U.S.P.G. headquarters in London. It includes all missionary correspondence and reports from Madagascar, and some items concerning Mauritius and the Seychelles Islands. Letters refer to mission work, local customs, and politics. All reels are 35mm, positive copies.
Dates: Created: 1866-1900
Identifier: CN 159
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 52 reels of microfilm containing correspondence and reports concerning Anglican missions in South Africa prior to diocesan organization, and concerning five dioceses: Capetown, 1847-1900; Grahamstown, 1853-1900; Natal (Maritzburg), 1853-1900; St. John's-Kaffraria, 1874-1900; and Zululand, 1866-1900. Reel 52 is a detailed index, and includes a history of S.P.G. South African work. The originals for the microfilm are in the U.S.P.G. headquarters in London.
Dates: Created: 1819-1900
Identifier: CN 160
Scope and Contents This collection consists of one reel of microfilm containing the printed reports of the UMCA, the first mission society operated by the high church faction of the Anglican Church, and unique among Anglican missions in that primary authority rested not with a home committee, but with a bishop Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, and Dublin Universities.Originals of the reports are in the USPG office, London.
Dates: Created: 1860-1900
Identifier: CN 161
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 17,716 sheets of microfiche containing minutes, reports, candidates' papers, graphics, and correspondence with missionaries in Europe, Russia, the Americas, West Indies, Australia, the South Seas, Africa, China, India, and other areas. Also included are journals of missionaries, correspondence of David Livingstone, and material about a mission to Jewish people in London. The microfiche was filmed from originals in the Library of the School of Oriental and African...
Dates: Created: 1775-1940
Collection 162 Records of the International Missionary Council/Conference of British Missionary Societies
Identifier: CN 162
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 2,587 sheets of microfiche containing correspondence and memos, chiefly 1910-1945, especially to Joseph H. Oldham and William Paton. The microfiche primarily concerns India and British Africa, but includes material about African areas under Belgium, Portuguese and French control as well. Manuscript material is correspondence and memoranda related especially to key mission figures Joseph H. Oldham (1874-1969) and William Paton (1886-1943); much printed material is...
Dates: Created: 1910-1945
Identifier: CN 163
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 70 sheets of microfiche containing detailed inventories in typescript for a portion of the Archives of the Methodist Church, Overseas Division (also known as the Methodist Missionary Society) in England. This Archive, housed in the Library of the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, includes Methodism materials dating from 1769. The records of the Archive consist of three distinct groups: Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society, Women's Work, and Primitive...
Dates: Created: 1791-1931
Identifier: CN 164
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Elizabeth Stair Small in which she describes her missionary experiences in China between the earliest communist revolutions; includes customs, evangelizing methods, assistance of Chinese Christians in areas of central China; post-war pastoring in the U.S. The time period covered by the interviews is 1904-1980.
Elizabeth Small was interviewed by Robert Shuster on October 28, 1980 at the Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College.
Elizabeth Small was interviewed by Robert Shuster on October 28, 1980 at the Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College.
Dates: Created: 1980
Scope and Contents Correspondence, reports, minutes, audio tapes, clippings, photographs, maps, posters, etc., related to EFMA Administration and its service to its member missions.Includes documentation of persecution of Protestants in Roman Catholic Colombia, Italy and Spain; efforts to broaden American awareness of conditions; and attempts to apply pressure through the US State Dept. Persons prominently featured include EFMA's Executive Directors Clyde Taylor, Wade Coggins, and Paul McKaughan. ...
Dates: Created: 1937-1996
Identifier: CN 166
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Roger Walkwitz in which he describes his early life in Wheaton, Illinois, education at Wheaton College, and experiences of 23 years in the Philippines (1958-1980) as a missionary with Far Eastern Gospel Crusade. Other topics discussed include: the influence of Gil Dodds; the 1950 Wheaton College revival; work as a teacher-coach at Bryan College; aspects of cultural, religious and political life in the Philippines, including ranslation, church planting in the tribal...
Dates: Created: 1980
Identifier: CN 167
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Naomi Hildebrand Waltwitz recorded while she was on furlough, describing childhood experiences, education & marriage to Roger Walkwitz, their careers as missionaries, tribal peoples of the Philippines under Far East Gospel Crusade between 1958-1980. Topics include Filipino customs, tribal practices of Christian groups, training of singing gospel teams, education in the Christian and national schools, relationship with Roman Catholics & Philippine...
Dates: Created: 1980
Identifier: CN 168
Scope and Contents Correspondence records social and political history, including slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction period. Also documented is outreach to African and Native Americans, missions in Canada, China, France, Germany, Russia, India, and South America. This microfilm edition of the ASSU records, arranged in three series: (l) Correspondence and Reports, 1817-1915; (2) Administrative Records, 1817-1915; and (3) YOUTH'S PENNY GAZETTE, 1843-1860, and Catalogs, 1817-1910. Originals are housed in...
Dates: Created: 1817-1915
Identifier: CN 169
Scope and Contents Oral History Interview with Harold Paul Adolph, in which he discusses his boyhood in China as the son of missionaries with China Inland Mission, conditions in China, his education at Wheaton College, medical education at the University of Pennsylvania, decision to become a missionary, and his ministry in Ethiopia as a medical missionary in African with Sudan Interior Mission; American missions in Ethiopia; family life on the mission field, and work with the Christian Medical Society. The time...
Dates: Created: 1981
Identifier: CN 170
Scope and Contents Sound recordings of the Seminar on Measuring Missions' Effectiveness, held in July 1982 and sponsored by the Billy Graham Center Archives. This collection consists entirely of two presentations by Donald McGavran of the Fuller School of World Missionon measuring mission effectiveness and church growth, and subsequent discussion in response to the papers. In the morning session, his topic was "Measuring Mission Effectiveness." In the afternoon, the topic was "Church Growth: The Next Step." The...
Dates: Created: 1982
Identifier: CN 171
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews and personal papers of Albert and Mary Lee Bobby, missionaries in Lisbon and Santiago do Cacem, Portugal, under The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM). Collection includes interviews, articles, correspondence, prayer letters, manuscript notes, and other material from the Bobbys about their mission work, including evangelism and radio broadcasting. The correspondence also includes information on various theological issues and American Christian leaders. The oral history...
Dates: Created: 1980-1982
Scope and Contents Correspondence, reports, news releases, minutes of meetings, and other materials which describe the origins, planning, purpose, and results of the Pan African Christian Leadership Assembly (PACLA) meeting held in Nairobi, Kenya in December 1976, a gathering for evangelical African church leaders and missionaries in Nairobi, which grew out of of an informal meeting of African leaders at the 1974 International Congress on World Evangelization held at Lausanne, Switzerland. The bulk of this...
Dates: Created: 1975-1978
Identifier: CN 173
Scope and Contents Correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings relating to the ministry of Judson Smith. Letters between Smith and his family describe his trips abroad, among them to Great Britain and Paris in 1882 (which included visits to hear Charles Spurgeon), Turkey and the World Missionary Conference (1888), and Japan and China (1898); reports to ABCFM board members also describe Smith's observations of missionary work; included among Smith's descriptions of China are those of other missions including...
Dates: Created: 1878-1913
Identifier: CN 174
Scope and Contents Microfilm copy of original materials in the Library of Congress. Documents include correspondence, journals, miscellaneous materials which relate to Lewis Tappan's activities as an abolitionist leader, and business accomplishments.
Dates: Created: 1809-1903
Identifier: CN 175
Scope and Contents Microfilm copy of original materials in the Library of Congress. Correspondence, speeches, business papers, genealogical material. Documents deal mostly with Benjamin Tappan's career as jurist and U.S. Senator from Ohio. There is also information on the abolitionist movement, local and national politics, and Tappan's hobbies of mineralogy and conchology.
Dates: Created: 1795-1900
Identifier: CN 176
Scope and Contents Audio tapes of 30 addresses given at the National Prayer Congress held in October 1976 in Dallas, Texas. Tapes were prepared as part of a series for radio broadcast. Topics cover both theoretical and practical aspects of prayer, including its role in evangelism, national revival, biblical teaching, and impact on the family. Speakers included Harold L. Fickett, Paul Toms, Rex Humbard, Jack McAlister, W.A. Criswell, Cliff Barrows and Billy Graham, William Richardson, Bruce Cook, James Kennedy, B....
Dates: Created: 1976
Identifier: CN 177
Scope and Contents This collection contains curriculum materials and lecture notes, manuscripts of messages, correspondence, prayer letters, financial records, clippings, maps, promotional materials, minutes, photographs, newsletters, oral history interview, documenting Zoe Anne Alford's work in India and among Navajo Indians in New Mexico. The collection provides a broad overview of her education, preparation and missionary career, extending from her grammar school education into her retirement. It provides an...
Dates: Created: 1925-1983
Scope and Contents The papers of Donald and Mary McGavran include correspondence (personal and business), class lectures, manuscripts of books and articles, newspaper clippings, statistics, maps, reference materials, financial records, documents gathered to study church growth in different parts of the world, photographs, audio tapes, and videos. They document a wide variety of different topics, but are particularly strong for three areas: the McGavrans' family life, their work in India as missionaries, and,...
Dates: Created: 1906-2000
Identifier: CN 179
Scope and Contents Correspondence, personnel files, bulletins, newspapers, posters, publications, legal documents, photos, mailing lists, minutes of meetings, and other items pertaining to the operation of the organization, Short Terms Abroad, which brought together individuals with particular skills(such as teaching or construction) and an interested in serving as missionaries for a limited time with missions having temporary needs for those skills.
Dates: Created: 1965-1976
Identifier: CN 180
Scope and Contents Diaries, correspondence, scrapbook, travel documents, oral history interview, sermons and other materials documenting Carl Armerding's career and ministry, especially his work as a Bible teacher, preacher, and leader of Central American Mission.Interview topics covered include Armerding's family background, education, recollections of Billy Sunday, Gipsy Smith, Henry Ironside and Will Houghton, missions and evangelism in Honduras and the Bahamas, speaking engagements, teaching (at...
Dates: Created: 1903-1987