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CN. Billy Graham Center Archives

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Found in 628 Collections and/or Records:

Collection 293 Oral History Interview with Melvin D. Suttie

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Identifier: CN 293
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Melvin David Suttie (1912-2006) in which he discusses his childhood, Christian growth, education at Wheaton College and Biblical Seminary in New York and Omaha Presbyterian Seminary, missionary work with China Inland Mission (1940-1950), work among university students, persecution, evangelistic work among the Chinese population and Nationalist troops, his wife Mary's work among women, their children, church and state relations in China, the impact of the...

Collection 294 Records of the Hour of Freedom Radio Program

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Identifier: CN-294
Scope and Contents Recordings of weekly radio program, each a half-hour in length, largely featuring Howard O. Jones.

Subjects covered include Christmas, church, forgiveness, God, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, love, resurrection, salvation, sin, social service, religion and sports, and truth.

Collection 295 Records of the Charlotte Evangelistic Campaigns Research Project

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Identifier: CN-295
Scope and Contents Research data including clippings, questionnaires, correspondence, sermon typescripts, thesis by Kenneth Russell on Ham's 1934 meetings, audio tapes, and photograph, which document a series of mass evangelistic campaigns held in Charlotte, NC, between 1915 and 1983.

Collection 296 Oral History Interviews with Stanley Okoro

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Identifier: CN 296
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Stanley Okoro in which he discusses his childhood in Nigeria, education participation as a soldier in the 1967-1970 Nigerian civil war, conversion to Christianity, theological training, youth ministry in Nigeria and Liberia, Christian cults in Nigeria, and the strengths and weaknesses of the Nigerian churches. The time period covered by the interviews is from 1951 to 1985.Stanley Okoro was interviewed by Robert Shuster on February 25, 1985 at the Billy...

Collection 297 Papers of Kenneth L. Shingledecker

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Identifier: CN 297
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Kenneth L. Shingledecker in which he describes his work with college students in Student Training in Missions, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, planning Urbana '79 student missions convention, missionary work in Kenya for Daystar Communications, and the development of Christian leadership in the church in Kenya. The collection also includes a folder of prayer letters, ranging from 1985-1990.Topics covered in the oral history interview include...

Collection 298 Papers of Howard E. Thomas

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Identifier: CN 298
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Howard E. Thomas in which he describes his family background, Christian life and growth, education at Stony Brook School and Wheaton College, missionary work with the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions among lepers of the Tai-Lu people along the Burmese border in southwestern China, internment by the Japanese in Thailand, contextualization of the gospel, expulsion from the area by the Chinese army involved in opium trade. Description of Stony Brook School covers...

Collection 299 Oral History Interview with Ruth M. Thomas

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Identifier: CN 299
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Ruth M. Thomas about her family and religious background, conversion, recollections of Billy Sunday's campaign in Scranton, PA in 1914, her education at Wheaton College, call to foreign missions, work as a missionary nurse wiht the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions in a rehabilitation program of a leper colony in southwestern China along the Burmese border among the Tai-Lu people, language study, worship and use of music, an anti-opium campaign, and a...

Collection 302 Oral History Interview with David L. Farah

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Identifier: CN-302
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with David Livingstone Farah, in which he discusses his upbringing, education at Wheaton College, work as an administrator with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Peru and Bolivia, and relationships with other religious bodies, national groups and governments. Other topics include the 1950 revival at Wheaton College; Wycliffe jungle training in Mexico; the Catholic Church in Bolivia and the prevalence of syncretism; differences between Peru and Bolivia; description of William...

Collection 303 Oral History Interview with Erma Walker

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Identifier: CN 303
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Erma Horton Stevens Walker in which she discusses her conversion, background in Christian Science, effects of the Great Depression, education at Wheaton College, husband Bill Walker, church planting in Texas, and acceptance to Central American Mission.  The time period covered by the interviews is circa 1913-1950.

Erma Horton Walker was interviewed by Paul Ericksen on May 4, 1985, at the Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College.

Collection 307 Ephemera of Christian Films and Videos

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Identifier: CN-307
Scope and Contents Films and Videotapes.Tapes in this collection provide a sampling of evangelical Christian film companies and cover various topics such as dramatizations of stories from the life of Jesus amd of the Apostle Paul, Christian lifestyle, church and social problems, communism, drug and alcohol abuse, evangelism, immigration, materialism, mass media in religion, meaning of life, missions, the natural world as a reflection of God, politics, refugees,  relationships, rock and roll,...

Collection 308 Papers of Harvey W. Marks

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Identifier: CN 308
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Harvey W. Marks in which he describes his career as a pastor and work in Christian film distribution beginning in 1945; the development of Christian film-making and involvement with film pioneers such as C. O. Baptista and James Frederick; Walt Disney's production facilities; and film production workshops at Green Lake, Wisconsin. Includes discussion of church use of films and the effects of television on the Christian film industry.Also included is a...

Collection 309 Records of National Religious Broadcasters

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Identifier: CN-309
Scope and Contents Correspondence, reports, clippings, recordings and programs of conventions, photographs and other materials of the NRB, which served as a professional association for persons or organizations involved in Protestant Christian radio and television broadcasting.The collection documents the NRB's efforts to provide information on training for its members on a wide range of technical and broadcasting issues and is especially strong on Federal Communication Commission policies effecting...

Collection 310 Oral History Interview with Eugene Grosman

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Identifier: CN-310
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Eugene Grosman in which he discusses his early life in the Soviet Union, his conversion to Christianity, his emigration from the Soviet Union, his studies at Moody Bible Institute, and his work with Slavic Gospel Association. The time period covered by the interviews is 1945-1985.Eugene Grosman was interviewed by Robert Shuster at the Billy Graham Center Archives on September 4 and 18. The collection as recorded consisted of three audio tapes. However,...

Collection 311 Papers of Charles J. Guth

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Identifier: CN 311
Scope and Contents Water color paintings and oral history interviews with Charles J. Guth, relating to Guth’s missionary work in Africa with the Sudan Interior Mission. Topics covered by the interviews include: Guth’s education at Wheaton College, preparation for the mission field as a worker with Sudan Interior Mission, his life, work, and contacts as a missionary among the Koma and Maban people of the Sudan; the culture of these peoples; the effect of Sudan's independence on the church in the Sudan, linguistics...

Collection 312 Papers of Diane W. Hawkins

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Identifier: CN-312
Scope and Contents Collection 312 consists of letters, oral history interviews, articles, minutes of meetings, reports and other relating to Diane Hawkins' missionary service in Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) as well as the tapes of an oral history interview conducted several years later. Among the topics covered are: TEAM's evangelistic, and educational work in Rhodesia; the lifestyle, music, and beliefs of Shona people; the civil war between white government and the black nationalist guerrillas which raged while...

Collection 313 Papers of Robert C. Van Kampen

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Identifier: CN 313
Scope and Contents Correspondence, minutes, reports, manuscripts, photographs, audio tapes, clippings, etc., related to Van Kampen's responsibilities on the Board of Directors of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association as well as various board committees, the boards of BGEA subsidiaries or affiliated institutions (Billy Graham Benevolent Fund, Billy Graham Evangelistic Film Ministry, Inc., Billy Graham Evangelistic Trust, Billy Graham Foundation, Grason Company, World Evangelism and Christian Education Fund,...

Collection 314 Oral History Interview with Martha H. Philips

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Identifier: CN 314
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Martha H. Philips (1905-1996) in which she describes her childhood, education, missionary work in China with China Inland Mission at Chefoo School as a teacher of missionary children, her internment by the Japanese at Temple Hill and Wei Xian camps, repatriation, working with Wycliffe Bible Translators among the Zapotec Indians in southern Mexico, and traveling throughout the world representing the mission. The time period covered by the interviews is roughly...

Collection 315 Oral History Interview with Marie H. Little

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Identifier: CN 315
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Marie Huttenlock Little (1918-2009) in which she describes her childhood in Philadelphia, training as a nurse and further education at Philadelphia School of Bible and the University of Pennsylvania; missionary service with China Inland Mission in 1947, working in Lanzhou and Wu Wei, Gansu province; return to the U.S. in 1950 to become a staff worker for Inter-Varsity. The time period covered by the interviews is circa 1918-1955.Marie Little was...

Collection 316 Oral History Interview with Deborah J. Seymour

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Identifier: CN 316
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Deborah J. Seymour in which she describes her childhood as a child of missionaries in Papua New Guinea and working as an English teacher in Honduras with World Gospel Mission and Churches of Christ in Christian Union from 1983 to 1985. Topics discussed include her parents' missionary work; her childhood as a missionary kid; New Guinea tribal culture; conversion to Christianity and spiritual life; call to the mission field; observations about Honduras, particularly...

Collection 317 Oral History Interview with Ian H. and Ruth E. Cook

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Identifier: CN 317
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Ian Harper Cooke and Ruth Eileen (Witmer) Cook, in which Ian describes his childhood and education in South Africa, college education at Wheaton College, training for missionary work, medical missions work in South Africa with The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM), the Zulus, apartheid, and the national church; and Ruth describes her childhood, conversion, and intention to become a missionary nurse, education at West Suburban Hospital and Wheaton College, joining...

Collection 319 Oral History Interview with Jesse W. Hoover

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Identifier: CN 319
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Jesse Wilbert Hoover (1908-2002) in which he discuesses his pietistic background and beliefs, his education at Messiah and Wheaton Colleges, his involvement in Mennonite relief work in Europe and the Far East and his evangelistic work in Canada. The time period covered by the interviews is 1908-1947.

Jesse W. Hoover was interviewed by Paul Ericksen on October 7, 1985 in Greenfield, Indiana.

Collection 320 Records of International Prison Ministries

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Identifier: CN-320
Scope and Contents Twenty-four audio tapes and two video tapes.

Recordings include Ray Hoekstra interviewing prisoners converted to Christianity, law officials, a Vietnam veteran, as well as sermons by Hoekstra, founder of the International Prison Ministry.  Topics covered include conversion, life in prison, crime and criminals, and other topics related to prisons and prisoners.

Collection 321 Papers of Glicerio M. Manzano

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Identifier: CN-321
Scope and Contents The collection consists of prayer letters and oral history interviews, which document Glicerio M. Jojo Manzano's early life, education, family life, and work as a service manager with Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship and as an accountant for a rural hospital with International Nepal Fellowship.Series 1: Audio TapeThree oral history interviews with Glicerio Manzano. Topics discussed in the interview include Manzano's early life, education,...

Collection 322 Papers of Oswald J. Smith

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Identifier: CN-322
Scope and Contents Correspondence, clippings, sermons, tracts, hymn lyrics, audio tapes, photographs, lantern slides, etc. related to Smith's career as an evangelist, pastor, hymn writer, author and missions promoter.Correspondence, audio tapes, hymn and poem manuscripts, lantern slides, phonograph records, negatives, photographs, tracts, posters, audio tapes, clippings, scrapbooks, etc., related to Smith's career as an evangelist, pastor, author and editor, hymn writer and poet, colporteur, and...

Collection 324 Records of Primer Congreso Latinoamericano de Evangelizacion (CLADE)

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Identifier: CN-324
Scope and Contents Correspondence, reports, minutes, press releases, planning and financial records, and manuscripts of Congress presentations (primarily in Spanish).Files in this collection were those of Clyde Taylor, executive secretary of the Evangelical Foreign Mission Association at the time of the Congress. Items document early planning and securing subsidy funding from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, travel arrangements, and daily reports from the Congress. Texts of Congress...

Collection 325 Oral History Interview with Donald W. Berry

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Identifier: CN 325
Scope and Contents Oral history interview in which Berry discusses his conversion, education at Wheaton College, and his work as a pilot and administrator for Mission Aviation Fellowship in Honduras and Southeast Asia. Other topics discussed include. Berry’s service in the Army during World War II, his views on pacifism, the origins of Mission Aviation Fellowship, challenges of MAF, and the effect of life on the mission field on Berry’s family.Donald Berry was interviewed by Robert Shuster on February...

Collection 326 Papers of James Edwin Wright

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Identifier: CN-326
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews and personal notebook relating to the ministry of James E. Wright with Youth for Christ in India, Mexico, and the United States.Series 1: Audio TapesOral history interviews with James E. Wright in which he describes his youth, conversion and spiritual growth, education at Wheaton College and Multnomah School of the Bible, involvement with Youth For Christ in Portland, Oregon, India and Mexico, counseling and follow-up...

Collection 327 Oral History Interview with James K. Friedrich

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Identifier: CN-327
Scope and Contents Oral history with James Kempe Friedrich (1903-1966) by Mr. Kearney (?) in which Friedrich discusses his career as a pastor specializing in production of Christian films to be used in churches, particularly for children. Included is a discussion of his reasons for choice of actors, use of Walt Disney Studios, and effectiveness of a film ministry. The time period covered by the interview is circa 1930 to 1947.James K. Friedrich was interviewed by a Mr. Kearney (?) during the Fourth...

Collection 328 Papers of Eric and Lydia Maillefer

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Identifier: CN 328
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews, speech manuscripts and prayer letters relating to the careers and ministries of Eric and Lydia Maillefer as missionaries and Christian workers with the Evangelical Free Church in Zaire, Evangelicals of Africa and Madagascar (AEAM), and the Africa Evangelical Office (AEO). Lydia worked as a teacher and school administrator; Eric worked first as a teacher, then on loan as a conference coordinator to the Africa Evangelical Office, and later as administrative secretary of...

Collection 329 Papers of Louis and Phil Palermo

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Identifier: CN-329
Scope and Contents Articles, audio tapes, clippings, correspondence, films, phonograph records, photo albums, photographs, video tapes and wire recordings of Louis and Phil Palermo, musical evangelists with Chicago Midnight Brigade and Youth for Christ. The collection highlights the Palermo’s musical ministry in the United States and other parts of the world, especially Italy and Vietnam, predominantly from the early-1940s to the 1980s; also includes assorted information about evangelical figures and activities,...

Collection 330 Records of Moody Memorial Church

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Identifier: CN-330
Scope and Contents Correspondence, reports, scrapbooks, church bulletins, minutes of meetings, and other records documenting the activities of the influential independent Chicago church started by Dwight L. Moody; chiefly from ca. 1910 through 1946.Topics documented include worship services, Sunday school, the weekly activities of the congregation, the governance of the body, and various urban evangelistic outreaches of the church.  Besides the history of the church, the collection also documents such...

Collection 331 Papers of Reuben Archer Torrey, III

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Identifier: CN 331
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Reuben Archer Torrey III and a videotape of the Otterbein United Brethren Missionary Convention in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania on April 23, 1986.Audio TapesOral history interview with Reuben Archer Torrey in which he describes his childhood in China as the son of Presbyterian missionaries; his experiences at boarding schools in China and Korea; his grandfather, Dr. R. A. Torrey, Sr.; his work as an Episcopalian parish...

Collection 332 Papers of Isaac Backus

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Identifier: CN-332
Scope and Contents Microfilm copy of Baptist preacher and historian Isaac Backus' diaries, autobiography, daybook, sermons on Acts and the Psalms, correspondence, letters from mother Elizabeth Backus, and other materials. Originals were filmed by the Historical Commission of the Southern Baptist Church.

Collection 333 Papers of Adoniram Judson

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Identifier: CN-333
Scope and Contents Microfilm edition of letters and journals describing Adoniram Judson's work as a translator and Baptist missionary in Burma. Originals microfilmed by the Historical Commission of the Southern Baptist Church.

Collection 334 Papers of Luther Rice

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Identifier: CN-334
Scope and Contents Microfilm edition of the papers of Baptist educator, missionary, and leader Luther Rice (1783-1836), including a list of correspondents, lecture notes on theology and other topics, school records of Columbian College, diary, financial record book, and letters. Also includes a copy of the 1814 constitution (and later suggested revisions) of the General Missionary Convention of the Baptist Denomination in the United States for Foreign Missions. Originals filmed by the Historical Commission of the...

Collection 335 Papers of Ralph E. Shannon

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Identifier: CN 335
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews and paper records relating to Ralph Shannon’s life and ministry as a medical missionary in Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo).Audio Tapes Four oral history interviews with Ralph Shannon, recorded on eight reels of audio tape. Topics covered include Shannon's childhood in Belgian Congo (Zaire) with his missionary parents, Wheaton College undergraduate and graduate education, service in Zaire as a medical missionary...

Collection 336 Papers of William Carey

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Identifier: CN-336
Scope and Contents This collection consists of one reel of microfilm containing materials relating to William Carey’s life and ministry. The materials include letters, engravings, biography, reports of the jubilee of the Baptist Missionary Society in 1842, Carey's will, an 1862 lecture on Carey, and fifty-two letters from Carey in Serampore, India, to John Rydland, along with several miscellaneous items.The reel includes an index (hand-written); engraving of John Ryland, the minister of the Broadmead...

Collection 337 Papers of Roger H. Malstead

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Identifier: CN-337
Scope and Contents Two oral history interviews and prayer letters, relating to Roger Malstead’s ministry with Operation Mobilization.Audio TapesTwo oral history interviews with Roger Malstead in which he describes his youth, education at Wheaton College, work with Operation Mobilization (OM) in the former Soviet Union, Turkey, Lebanon, the United States, at OM headquarters in England, and with the OM ship DOULOS; Other topics described are the director of OM,...

Collection 338 Records of the World Evangelical Fellowship

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Identifier: CN-338
Scope and Contents Correspondence, reports, minutes, budgets, audio tapes, photographs.

Topics documented included the formation of the WEF; the gradual growth of influence by non-Western associations; the activities of Evangelical Protestants in many different parts of the world; the leadership of J. Elwin Wright, Clyde Taylor, Waldron Scott, and David Howard, among others. Many of the twenty-eight audiotapes are of addresses presented at the Eighth General Assembly in Singapore in 1986.

Collection 339 Ephemera of the American Board of Mission to Jews

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Identifier: CN-339
Scope and Contents Recording of THE PROMISE OF TOMORROW radio program.

Produced by American Board of Missions to Jews and directed toward friends of Jewish Christians; contains discussion of the Jewish concept of heaven, reports from the Middle East, and interpretation of Ezekiel's gospel.  Although there is no date for this program, it predates Anwar Sadat's assasination in 1981.

Collection 340 Records of the Baptist Women's Missionary Union

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Identifier: CN-340
Scope and Contents Minutes, annual reports, and histories of the WMU and its auxiliaries in Kentucky, Mississippi, and South Carolina.

Documents mission efforts in the U.S., including among Native and African Americans.

Collection 341 Papers of Victor G. Plymire

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Identifier: CN-341
Scope and Contents Letters, articles, over 1200 photos, maps, diary and other material relating to Victor Plymire's missionary career in Tibet and China under the auspices of the Assemblies of God. The collection contains information not only on his evangelistic work among various strata of Tibetan society but also about his evangelistic/exploration expedition of 1927-28 which crossed from northeastern to southwestern Tibet; Tibetan culture and society; the Buddhist religion; and the early history of relations...

Collection 343 Papers of Samuel F. Wolgemuth

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Identifier: CN-343
Scope and Contents Administrative correspondence, reports, minutes, memos, newsletters, publications, promotional material, photographs, and slides documenting Samuel F. Wolgemuth's term (1965-1973) as president for Youth for Christ. The correspondence with YFC staff, individuals, and representatives of other Christian organizations, predominates. Materials document contact with major YFC donors, administration of YFC at various executive levels, fund raising, communication, and promotion. Prominent people...

Collection 344 Oral History Interview with Paul B. Long

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Identifier: CN-344
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Paul Brown Long in which he discusses his childhood, attendance at Wheaton Academy and Wheaton College (including individuals Hudson, Taylor Armerding, Edward A. Coray, V. Raymond Edman, Billy Graham, Ruth Bell Graham, Clarence Jaarsma, Clarence Simpson, C. Gregg Singer), missionary work in education, evangelism, and church planting in the former Belgian Congo and in Brazil. Other topics include animism, church discipline, Christianity and culture, rearing a family...

Collection 346 Oral History Interview with Joshua Adjabeng

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Identifier: CN-346
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Joshua Adjabeng in which he discusses his childhood in Ghana, family, conversion to Christianity, education at Wheaton College; the Church of the Pentecost, evangelistic work among university students, Christian literature in Ghana. Other topics discussed include the condition of the church in Ghana, African Pentecostalism, and a comparison of the Christian church and Ghana and the United States. The time period covered by the interview is 1950-1986....

Collection 347 Oral History Interview with Ruth M. Long

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Identifier: CN-347
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Ruth Margaret (Hollander) Long in which she discusses her conversion, education at Wheaton College, work as a missionary for the Sudan Interior Mission tohgether with her husband Burt) in Niger and Nigeria from 1950 through 1984. Other topics discussed include raising a family on the mission field, development of an AWANA program for Hausa children, evangelistic activities, impressions of the French colonial system, the independence of Niger, Hamami Diori, relations...

Collection 348 Oral History Interview with Sharon R. Simon

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Identifier: CN-348
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Sharon "Sheri" Rose Simon in which she describes her childhood, conversion to Christianity, decision to become a missionary, internship in Mexico, and medical work in Haiti.Other topics discussed include:  joining the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society, raising financial support, common health problems, folk remedies, the relationship between the Haitian would view and health care, voodoo, the 1985-86 revolution in Haiti, relations between Catholics and...

Collection 349 Papers of Clarence W. Jones

 Collection — Box 7: Series Series 8
Identifier: CN-349
Scope and Contents Collection includes correspondence, reports, sermons, memos, minutes of meetings, clippings, photographs, videotapes, slides, and other materials relating to the career of mission executive Clarence W. Jones. The materials deal mainly with his work at the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle and the growth and development of the organization he helped found, the World Radio Missionary Fellowship, and especially its primary broadcasting station, HCJB in Ecuador. There is also an extensive amount of...

Collection 350 Papers of John M. Peck

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Identifier: CN-350
Scope and Contents Microfilm copy of the journal of John Mason Peck, pioneer Baptist missionary, educator, editor, author, and pastor, describing his ministry in Illinois territory during the 1840s until 1857. Contains biographical data on colleagues; subscription lists to periodicals; financial accounts; brief descriptions of events; notes of activities; proposed articles, etc. Original microfilmed by the Historical Commission of the Southern Baptist Church.

Collection 351 Oral History Interview with Burt E. Long

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Identifier: CN 351
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Burt E. Long by Wheaton College student Heather Conley in which Long discusses his memories of Paul Rader and the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle, his education at Wheaton College, and his decades of services as a medical missionary for Sudan Interior Mission in Niger and Nigeria. The time period covered by the interviews is 1930-1986.

Burt Long was interviewed by Wheaton College student Heather Conley on November 26 and December 3, 1986.