CN. Billy Graham Center Archives
Found in 628 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: CN 181
Scope and Contents Correspondence, newsletters, promotional material, phonograph record, photographs, reports, financial records and other documents related to Earl W. Schultz's ministry with Youth For Christ.Topics covered include evangelistic work with youth, in the eastern U.S. primarily, and Hamstead, Maryland, particularly; also various YFC and other organizations' programs for young people, including rallies, conventions, contests and Bible quizzes, etc. Persons featured include various YFC...
Dates: Created: 1947-1971
Identifier: CN 182
Scope and Contents Correspondence and curriculum material from James Herbert Kane and Winnifred Mary (Shepherd) Kane's missiology courses, and three oral history interviews. Materials document the Kanes' missionary work in China and Dr. Kane's teaching in the U.S. Events described in the interviews cover the time period from 1932 to 1950.
Dates: Created: 1934-1987
Identifier: CN 183-183
Scope and Contents Two audio recordings of lectures given by Paul Tournier at Wheaton College on April 13 and 14, 1961. Topics covered include the relationship between the physical and spiritual, the role of dialogue in medical and spiritual care, human nature, philosophy, science and religion, psychology and psychiatry, and Tournier's personal life anecdotes and spiritual pilgrimage. Each tape is approximately 25 minutes.
Dates: Created: 1961
Identifier: CN 184
Scope and Contents Personal correspondence, cards, resumes, and mission newsletters from a group of Canadian and American students who attended an Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship summer camp, 1951, near Toronto, Canada. This collection documents an eighteen-year period of the lives of those who communicated with Lois Ottaway with information which was compiled by her for an informal, annual Campus-in-the-Woods Newsletter.
Dates: Created: 1961-1981
Identifier: CN 185
Scope and Contents Correspondence, photos, negatives and miscellaneous documents concerning family events and career decisions relating to the Nicholas’ missionary work in Sierra Leone. The bulk of the letters were sent to family during a two year period while the Nichols were serving as missionaries to Sierra Leone, where Albert was director of Industrial Education at Albert Academy. Topics include life in and methods of education of an urban missionary school in the 1920's, teaching industrial education at...
Dates: Created: 1904-1952
Identifier: CN 186
Scope and Contents Two oral history interviews, manuscript material, photographs, and memorabilia relatingn to Marion Douglas Hursh's work with Sudan Interior Mission's Kano Eye Hospital, Kano in Nigeria from 1942-1962. Topics covered concern Hursh's education and work as a medical missionary at the Sudan Interior Mission's Kano Eye Hospital in Kano, Nigeria, as well as various aspects of church life and mission activity in Nigeria. Events described in the interviews cover the time period from 1904 to 1982.
Dates: Created: 1904-1982
Identifier: CN 187
Scope and Contents Family correspondence, prayer letters, brochures, newspaper clippings, prayer cards and letters from other missionaries, photographs, slides, negatives, journals and diaries, and eight interviews concerning Elliott's childhood in China, mission work with China Inland Mission (now Overseas Missionary Fellowship) in China and the Philippines, her experiences as an evangelist and teacher, her life in China during the Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945, and the civil war that followed. Her retirement is...
Dates: Created: 1910-1988
Identifier: CN 188
Scope and Contents Letters, diaries, book and article manuscripts, sermon manuscripts and photographs related to Goforth's evangelistic work as a Presbyterian missionary in China, Korea and Manchuria.Includes some papers of Goforth's wife, Rosalind; reports on fleeing the Boxer Rebellion; descriptions of famine relief, attitudes about growing theological liberalism in North America, and the process of raising a family on the mission field. Persons featured include Feng Yu-hsiang, evangelist Paul...
Dates: Created: 1888-1981
Identifier: CN 189
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous personal papers, an autobiography, oral history interviews and color slides relating to the ministry of Mary Goforth Moynan. Topics covered include Moynan's memories of the personalities and work of her parents, Jonathan and Rosalind Goforth; evangelistic work in China before World War II; her own career in Christian work; and her trips in 1979 to Taiwan and in 1980 to the People's Republic of China.
Dates: Created: 1918-1994
Identifier: CN 190
Scope and Contents Oral History interviews with Alan Travers in which he discuess his work with Trans World Radio from 1959 to 1981, and the use of radio in missionary work. Topics discussed include: the history of TWR; technical and administrative details and policy of the organization; it's broadcasting and programming philosophy, finances, effectiveness and TWR's founder, Paul Freed; the locations of its stations throughout the world; how the staff members function in the stations and relate to the countries...
Dates: Created: 1959-1981
Identifier: CN 193
Scope and Contents Sermon notes, minutes, financial records, reports, oral history transcript, clippings, estate descriptions, tracts on various cults and heresies, and photographs documenting the history of the Washington Street Mission in Springfield, Illinois between 1914 and 1982.Records describe tan urban mission and the effectiveness of their programs, administration, and financial activities, and a historical view of its origins in an oral history interview with Mary Brown Miller. Sermon notes...
Dates: Created: 1916-1982
Identifier: CN 194
Scope and Contents Letters concerning hymn publishing and writing from Ira Sankey, Fanny Crosby, Philip P. Bliss, Philip Phillips, and Dwight L. Moody's daughter-in-law written to Doane. Includes a notebook for hymn and sermon references, Doane's will, hand- written lyrics for hymns, and a photograph of Doane, business leader, philanthropist, and hymn writer. Letters represent various details of the hymn-publishing business, including public reaction. Notebook contains words, phrases, verses and sentences...
Dates: Created: 1872-1917
Identifier: CN 195
Scope and Contents Sermons, speeches, scrapbooks, articles, correspondence, and other materials which document William Biederwolf's education and evangelistic activities. [NOTE: In the Scope and Content description, the notation "folder 2-5" means box 2, folder 5.]The collection consists mostly of scrapbooks, magazine articles, and manuscripts of Biederwolf's sermons and speeches. There are also a few letters and some miscellaneous items. They were in...
Dates: Created: 1884-1922
Identifier: CN 196
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Edna Louise Asher Case (1905-1999), in which she discusses her aunt, Virginia Asher, who was a co-worker of Billy Sunday; she was also involved in many other evangelistic efforts. Other topics include: Case's student days at Wheaton College, and her involvement in city mission work; impressions of Mel Trotter, Billy Sunday, Helen Sunday. The time frame covered by the interview is 1905 to 1929.Edna Case was interviewed by Robert Shuster on November 27,...
Dates: Created: 1905-1929
Scope and Contents Correspondence, procedures for evangelistic work, two diaries, autograph book, memorial booklets, clippings, tracts and photographs relating to Virginia Healey Asher’s ministry.The collection consists of a small amount of correspondence (folder 1-1), typed instruction for the Business Women's Invitation Committee (folder 1-6), two diaries and an autograph book (folders 1-3 to 1-5). Also included is a memorial booklet to J. Wilbur Chapman and clippings or tracts of other evangelists'...
Dates: Created: 1903-1941
Identifier: CN 199
Scope and Contents Correspondence, legal documents, financial records, notebooks, clippings, pamphlets, brochures, and sermon tapes related to the career of lawyer-evangelist Clift Brannon and two of the organizations he set up, Whosoever Heareth, Inc. and the Clift Brannon Evangelistic Association. Includes a copy of the data on the Soul Winner's New Testament, an edited version of the New Testament, with notes to be used for individual and group evangelism. Half the records deal with various aspects of the use...
Dates: Created: 1943-1975
Identifier: CN 200
Scope and Contents Collection documenting the medical missionary service of Robert and Winnifred Hockman with the United Presbyterian Church in Ethiopia, including correspondence written by Hockmans to Robert Hockman’s parents, photographs, a scrapbook about the life and death of Robert Hockman, and oral history interviews with Winifred Hockman. The collection contains extensive material on the Italo-Ethiopian War and the work of the International Red Cross.
Dates: Created: 1933-1982
Identifier: CN 201
Scope and Contents Three oral history interviews with Russell Philip Shedd, in which he describes his upbringing by missionary parents in Bolivia; education at Wheaton College, Faith Seminary (PA), and the University of Edinburgh; Billy Graham's evangelistic meetings at Harringay and Edinburgh in 1954/55; evangelism opportunities in Scotland, 1953-55; and work with the Conservative Baptist Foreign Mission Society in Portugal, 1959-62, and Brazil, 1962-82. The time period covered by the interviews is 1929 to...
Dates: Created: 1982
Identifier: CN 202
Scope and Contents Correspondence, articles, photographs, and various other materials created or compiled by Berea St. John Feiner. Collection includes items on a wide variety of missionary endeavors over a span of 140 years, notes of explanation with individual items, missionary stories, Feiner's and others' published articles concerning the work Harold L. and Biola Ogilvie in Nigeria and other Sudan Interior Mission personnel, a J. Herbert Kane article on Roland Bingham. Topics covered include missions in...
Dates: Created: 1834-1973
Identifier: CN 203
Scope and Contents This collection consists of one audio tape of brief radio broadcast messages by Luke Rader, "America's Pioneer Radio Evangelist," including hymns, poems, songs, and scripture readings by Rader accompanied by organ, piano and orchestra. The first side of the tape records short radio messages by Rader with anecdotal stories and pithy comments on their biblical significance. The second side of the tape is almost entirely short segments of musical selections, including hymns presumably sung by...
Identifier: CN 204
Scope and Contents Legal documents, reports, linguistic materials, correspondence, publications, organizational documents of SAM, chiefly 1921-1955.Materials document the mission's beginning as the Inland South America Missionary Union. In-depth reports cover all aspects of mission activities including missionary life and descriptions of their encounters with and observations of Indian tribes, methods of evangelizing, use of linguistic materials relating to Indian languages, personnel policies, social and...
Dates: Created: 1905-1981; Other: Majority of material found in 1921-1955
Identifier: CN 205
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Robert Dean Carlson in which he discusses his childhood in China and Tibet, the condition of the Christian church in those countries, social and religious customs, and the Chinese language. The time period covered by the interviews is 1928 to 1982.
Robert Carlson was interviewed by Robert Shuster on February 27 and April 17, 1982.
Robert Carlson was interviewed by Robert Shuster on February 27 and April 17, 1982.
Dates: Created: 1982
Identifier: CN 206
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with John C. Chin (1911-1989) in which he discusses his childhood in China, medical training, and the Chinese Christian church; the work of China Inland Mission in Honan, Szechwan, and Yunnan provinces; the Japanese occupation of China; Nationalist and Communist parties; medical work in CIM and Presbyterian hospitals; war conditions and relocation to Taiwan; Also discussed is his founding of the Lutheran Seminary, Taiwan; the contemporary status of Chinese Christians,...
Dates: Created: 1982
Identifier: CN 207
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with Mark Richard Larson concerning his experiences as a missionary under Sudan Interior Mission in Nigeria, 1979-1981. Centers on agricultural mission work in the Kano area of northern Nigeria. Also included in the collection are prayer letters dated from October 1982 to August 1984 and an Sudan Interior Mission Prayer Guide (folder 1-2), and a scrapbook (folder 1-1). The scrapbook was used as a point of reference throughout the interview and should be used by...
Dates: Created: 1981-1984
Identifier: CN 208
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Doris Embery in which she discusses the activities of her parents, who were China Inland Mission workers; her education at the CIM school in Chefoo; her reflections on the lack of uniqueness of missionary children; her work with Scripture Union, experiences as a missionary for Overseas Missionary Fellowship in Hong Kong, and her experiences after she left China. The time period covered by the interviews is 1916 to 1957.Doris Embery was interviewed by...
Dates: Created: 1982
Identifier: CN 209
Scope and Contents Correspondence, reports, minutes, manuscripts, photographs, phonograph records, and other materials relating to Eugene R. Bertermann's involvement in religious broadcasting, particularly in regard to his responsibilities as president and one of the board of directors of the National Religious Broadcasters; executive director and board member of Far East Broadcasting Company; and one of the planners of the ecumenical evangelistic effort known as Key '73.Materials particularly focus...
Dates: Created: 1955-1981
Identifier: CN 210
Scope and Contents Correspondence, newsletters, minutes of meetings, correspondence course, photos, registers, address lists, and account books, and other materials related to the work of the WBSF, which included publishing and distribution of Bible studies for use around the world in prisons, hospitals, and leper colonies, and for use of missionaries and national Christian workers. [NOTE: In the Scope and Content description, the notation "folder 1-1" means box 1, folder 1.]Folder titles...
Dates: Created: 1935-1982
Identifier: CN 211
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Maxwell A. Kerr (1912-1997) in which he discusses his early life, conversion, C. O. Baptista (his work, personality, and family), technical problem-solving and innovations, his career after Baptista Films, and his assessment of the Christian film industry. Other topics discussed include Kerr's conversion, impressions of Carl McIntire, and expriences while a professor at Wheaton College. The time period covered by the interviews is roughly 1935 to 1982....
Dates: Created: 1982
Scope and Contents Audio tapes, DVDs, films, photographs, slides, videotapes, miscellaneous correspondence, calendars, clippings, articles, news releases and Kathryn Kuhlman memorabilia, chiefly from the 1950s to 1976.Audio tapes are of Kuhlman's radio broadcasts, consisting of sermons, testimonies, musical selections and an oral history interview with Kuhlman; films record Kuhlman's early television programs; videotapes are predominatly her I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES television program, along with talk...
Dates: Created: ca. 1910-2006; Other: Majority of material found in 1950s-1984
Identifier: CN 213
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Sally Bell, in which she describes her mission work with radio station HCJB in Quito, Ecuador, 1965 to 1976. Other topics discussed include: her conversion during Billy Graham's Toronto crusade in 1955, preparation for and work on the mission field with radio station HCJB in Quito, Ecuador (in the departments of evangelism, television, and administration), language school in Costa Rica, comparisons between Western and Latin American culture, the role of women in...
Dates: Created: 1982
Scope and Contents Correspondence, minutes, directories, newsletters, brochures, photographs, book manuscripts, slides, photo albums, and other materials which document the history of the North American branch of the mission.Materials cover the origins of the mission's North American branch; its church planting, evangelistic, medical, educational, and literature work in China until the time of its expulsion in 1951; its reorganization from China Inland Mission into Overseas Missionary Fellowship; its...
Dates: Created: 1853, 1886-1990, 1997, n.d.; Other: Majority of material found in 1889-1990
Identifier: CN 216
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Horst Marquardt, in which he discusses his childhood in Germany under the Nazi government, his work for the Communist party in east Germany, his conversion to Christianity, and his career as director of Evangeliums-Rundfunk, the German branch of Trans World Radio. Other topics discussed include: Marquardt's involvement with Hitler's "Youth Movement," conversion to Christianity, his early radio career in East Germany, listener responses and conversion experiences,...
Dates: Created: 1982
Identifier: CN 217
Scope and Contents The collection consists of four oral history interviews with Lisa Chinn covering her childhood and family, education, ministry with Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship of the Philippines and InterVarsity in the United States, ministries with her husband Leiton in the US among international students (with International Students, Inc., Interaction, and their church), writing projects, and her experience as a female leader. Also included are her graduate school creative project, "Cross Cultural...
Dates: Created: 1972-2020
Identifier: CN 218
Scope and Contents Correspondence, press releases, minutes, financial statements, reports, and photographs documenting the activities of the Evangelical Mission Information Service (EMIS), the publications arm of both the Evangelical Foreign Missions Association and the Interdenominational Foreign Missions Association. Activities documented include the publication of several mission periodicals, including Evangelical Missions Quarterly and Missionary News Service; organization of missionary conferences and...
Dates: Created: 1964-1981
Identifier: CN 219
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Bertil A. Ogren (1914-2006) in which he describes his recruitment as a lay missionary in the Belgian Congo with the Covenant Church from 1948-56; his work there beginning and running the LECO Press, which served the needs of members of the Congo Protestant Council and relations between Africans and Western missionaries. Other topics discussed include: his family and early life, impressions of George Caprenter, independence of the Congo, Belgian influence on the...
Dates: Created: 1982
Identifier: CN 220
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one ninety-minute audio tape on which Schaeffer is lecturing to a small group of students following a chapel address at Wheaton College in 1963. There is no introduction on the tape. He elaborates on the address and answers questions in an informal session.Topics covered include an analysis of contemporary nihilistic, existential philosophy; discussion of Camus, Sartre, and others; answer to a question about what to say to children about faith, guilt, and...
Dates: Created: 1963
Identifier: CN 221
Scope and Contents Ten phonograph records and one audio tape containing messages by William R. Bright, Billy Graham, Richard C. Halverson, F.J. Huegel, J. Edwin Orr, Eugenia Price, Bernard Ramm, Wilbur Smith, and others used for various aspects of CCC ministry.The ten phonograph records are approximately twenty minutes on each side and consist of talks on selected topics delivered by Bill Bright, members of the CCC Board, and other outstanding individuals, authors, professors, and missionaries. ...
Dates: Created: 1960
Scope and Contents Correspondence, reports, minutes, manuscripts, handbooks, directories, photographs, etc., relating to the mission's work of evangelism, church planting and development of national leadership in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America since its origin in 1950.Documents describe the founding and expansion of the mission, administrations of Dick Hillis (first president from 1951-1976, but also including files dating back to 1933 on his years as a missionary in China with China Inland...
Dates: Created: 1933-1998
Scope and Contents Collection consists of minutes, committee records, correspondence, and missionaries' papers.Society committees whose activities and deliberations are documented include: Finance, Candidate Board, Eastern India and Ceylon, China, and Western. Principle correspondents and figures include William Carey, Adoniram Judson, Isaac Allen, William Holman Bentley, John Chamberlain, Thomas Comber, Andrew Fuller, Joseph Jackson Fuller, George Grenfell, Alfred G. Jones, William Knibb, Joshua...
Dates: Created: 1792-1914
Identifier: CN 224
Scope and Contents Reports, correspondence, newspaper clippings, handbills, photographs, and other ephemera relating to J. Stratton Shufelt's evangelistic activities as a speaker and song leader for Youth for Christ, Jack Shuler, John R. Rice, Harry Ironside and others, and as a performer or teacher at Bible conferences and other events. This collection also contains information on the Wheaton College Revival of 1950.
Dates: Created: 1908-1982; Majority of material found in 1924-1982
Identifier: CN 225
Scope and Contents Correspondence, diaries, newsletters, scripts, catalogs, films, and other material related to the work of the Baptista Film Mission. This collection contains much information on the beginnings of the Protestant evangelical Christian film industry. Included are films featured are evangelical and fundamentalist figures like V. Raymond Edman, Billy Graham, Henry A. Ironside, Bob Jones Jr., Paul Rader, Oswald J. Smith, and Walter Wilson and nondenominational organizations. Subjects documented...
Dates: Created: 1908-1977; Majority of material found in 1939-1963
Identifier: CN 227
Scope and Contents This collection contains two reels of microfilm of materials created by John Brooke Pinney (1806-1882), including a diary, reports, and correspondence to New York Colonization Society about the status of an American colony in Liberia and its educational facilities for freed African slaves, in particular the College of Monrovia. Includes details of how slavery affected Liberia, educational needs of Liberians, also early history of missionary efforts of the Presbyterian Church and American...
Dates: Created: 1836-1975; Majority of material found within 1836-1880
Identifier: CN 228
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Lyndon Roth Hess in which he describes his missionary service in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) between 1932 and 1975 as a teacher of missionary children, assistant to village pastors and other work with the Lunda people. Topics include cultural influences on missionary children, education at Wheaton College, missionary service with Brethren Assemblies in Zambia teaching children of missionaries, the national African church, tribal tensions, Marxism, influence of...
Dates: Created: 1982
Identifier: CN 229
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with L.C. Robie in which he describes his experiences during his forty-two years as an Assemblies of God evangelist in California, New York,and Pennsylvania, beginning ca. 1920. Topics discussed include: early ministry experiences in New York state churches, successes and hostilities, importance of prayer, work in Michigan; healing from youthful illness, first conversion of factory worker and spread of faith to others, New Hope revival, visions, power of revival and...
Dates: Created: 1979
Identifier: CN 230
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with John Alexander Gration (1926-2012). Topics discussed include: Gration's Christian activities in high school and the U.S. Navy, education at Moody Bible Institute, Gordon College, and Wheaton College; his spiritual growth and call to become a missionary, his marriage, and his first impressions of and missionary experiences with Africa Inland mission in the Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of Congo), Christianity and culture, animism, superstition, AIM attitudes...
Dates: Created: 1982
Identifier: CN 231
Scope and Contents Correspondence, diaries, articles, clippings, manuscripts, photographs, photo albums, songbooks, lecture and sermon notes, maps, audio tapes, etc. related to the Ian and Helen Anderson's mission work with the Overseas Missionary Fellowship. The materials document their careers in China until 1951, in Taiwan until 1956, and in the Philippines until 1971, and again in Taiwan until 1974. Materials also reflect their work as regional representatives for OMF following their retirement in 1974....
Dates: Created: 1928-1995
Identifier: CN 232-232
Scope and Contents Correspondence, photographs, and articles relating to Esther Hess's missionary work as a nurse in China with China Inland Mission from 1931 to 1945. The materials not only document Hess's missionary career, but also the Sino-Japanese war and her confinement to a Japanese internment camp from 1942-1945.
Dates: Created: 1931-1959; Majority of material found in 1931-1941
Identifier: CN 235
Scope and Contents Five tapes of country-style Gospel songs; two cassettes of songs sung by Redd Harper, one by Joe Rogers, and two eight-track stereo tapes by Redd Harper.The five tapes in this collection contain eleven or twelve songs each; four tapes (T1 through T4) were recorded by Redd Harper and one (T5) by Joe Rogers. Both men sing and play with guitar accompaniment, as well as with other instruments and choral background. A complete list of tapes and songs on each tape will be found on the...
Dates: Created: Undated
Scope and Contents Records of the mission, including correspondence, minutes, reports, memos, financial reports, policy statements, planning documents, promotional material, photographs, etc.Documents describe the origins of LAM (particularly the contribution of the Strachan family); evangelistic, church planting, educational, medical, and literature activities (primarily in Colombia and Costa Rica, but also many other Latin American countries and the United States); the restructuring of the mission...
Dates: Created: 1903-1994
Identifier: CN 237
Scope and Contents Correspondence, minutes, prayer letters, audio tapes, films, and other materials documenting the work of the Slavic Gospel Association. Records deal with the early career of Peter Deyneka Sr.; work of individual missionaries; long range planning for the mission; radio ministry; literature publication and distribution; and evangelism in Europe, North America and South America. Collection contains significant information about the church in eastern Europe. Most of the documents in the collection...
Dates: Created: 1922-1983