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CN. Billy Graham Center Archives

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Identifier: CN

Found in 628 Collections and/or Records:

Collection 352 Records of the Interdenominational Foreign Mission Association (IFMA)

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Identifier: CN-352
Scope and Contents Correspondence, form letters, financial and statistical reports, minutes, memos and promotional material related to IFMA administration and its service to its member missions.The files on IFMA members and numerous other Christian agencies predominate.  Also includes series of maps of Latin American countries identifying nondenominational and denominational mission activity.  Numerous mission-related subjects are documented.  Persons prominently featured include Jack Frizen, Billy...

Collection 353 Papers of Isaac Lunsford

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Identifier: CN-353
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a microfilmed day-to-day journal, dating from November 1791 to July 1795 kept by Isaac Lunsford, itinerant preacher for the Baptist Church. Contents includes descriptions of Lunsford’s preaching activities along the east coast of America from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to the West Indies; his attendance at a Baptist General Conference in Baltimore in 1792; descriptions of travel by foot and by ship; accounts of revival meetings; preaching at Methodist and Presbyterian...

Collection 354 Records of the Baptist General Convention

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Identifier: CN-354
Scope and Contents Includes minutes dated from 18 May 1814-19 April 1820 as well as Records of the Foreign Missions Managers of the Baptist General Convention, 24 Sept. 1845, with reports on mission activity in Africa, Burma and India. Topics include contents of the constitution, lists of financial gifts, committee members, actions concerning missionaries on the field, letters of resignation, and organizational procedures. Also included are minutes of a meeting of Foreign Missions Managers of the Baptist General...

Collection 355 Papers of James Edwin Orr

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Identifier: CN-355
Scope and Contents Collection consists of correspondence between J. Edwin Orr and various Christian leaders in Latin America with most of the letters to and from Brazil, and dealing in some way with Orr's meeting throughout that country in 1951 and 1952. Materials also document the situation of the church in different parts of Brazil, developments in that country, Orr's credentials, his plan of campaign, and other aspects of Brazilian religious life. Also contains descriptions of meetings Orr held in New...

Collection 356 Records of the Prison Ministries Videos

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Identifier: CN-356
Scope and Contents Video programs.Programs contain interviews by director of Institute for Prison Ministries with people involved in the criminal justice system.  Prominant people interviewed include Chief Justic Warren Burger, Senator Mark Hatfield, and Attorney General Edwin Meese; also interviewed are prisoners, social workers, gang members, and prison guards.  Other videos are programs done about IPM director, Don Smarto, and the Institute for Prison Ministries.  Programs were produced to be...

Collection 357 Papers of Percy B. Crawford and Ruth Crawford Porter

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Identifier: CN 357
Scope and Contents Films, videos, audio tapes, correspondence, a book manuscript, sermon notes, and other materials documenting the evangelistic ministry of Percy and Ruth Crawford, particularly their radio and television work.

Collection 358 Papers of Charles P. Wagner

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Identifier: CN-358
Scope and Contents Correspondence, memos, minutes, reports, promotional materials, news releases, clippings, article and address manuscripts, photographs and negatives. The materials document Wagner's activities as a member of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization and its Executive Committee; as chairperson of its Strategy Working Group; as co-editor of the annual books, UNREACHED PEOPLES '79, '80, and '81; as a missionary educator and theologian in South America; and his appointment to Fuller...

Collection 359 Records of the Baptist Missionary and Education Convention of Oklahoma and Indian Territories

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Identifier: CN-359
Scope and Contents Reproduction of Convention minutes originally published between 1883 and 1905.This collection consists of the following printed microfilmed documents: minutes of annual meetings of the Baptist General Convention's Indian and Oklahoma Territories, 1896, 1901-1907, including also minutes of the Women's Baptist Missionary Society, 1896, 1900, 1904-1907; minutes include copies of the Constitution, agenda, annual reports of committees, amounts pledges, reports of the Sunday School...

Collection 362 Records of Voice of Calvary Ministries

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Identifier: CN-362
Scope and Contents Administrative correspondence, memos, reports, photographs and other material, relating to VOCM's evangelistic ministry in a context of holistic community development, economic redistribution, and racial reconciliation, primarily from the mid-1970s to 1986 in Mendenhall and Jackson, Mississippi, and nearby rural communities.The collection especially describes the operation of the organization, the fund raising for and promotion of its work, and the educational and training program...

Collection 363 Papers of Ruth M. Mellis

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Identifier: CN-363
Scope and Contents Correspondence, prayer letters, clippings, photographs, oral history interviews and audio tapes of missionary conference relating to the missionary career of Ruth M. Mellis. Materials document her work among orphans and students in Greece, the Greek Bible Institute, the Greek language, and Greater Europe Mission; oral history interviews describe her childhood, attendance at Wheaton College, work with Near East Relief in Siros, teaching public schools in the St. Louis area, teaching at the...

Collection 364 Oral History Interview with Spencer W. Perkins

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Identifier: CN-364
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Spencer W. Perkins (1954-1998) in which he discusses his childhood in California and Mississippi; attending black and white schools; relations with his father, John Perkins; the civil rights movement in Mississippi in the late 60s and early 70s; and the work of Voice of Calvary Ministries in Jackson, MS. The time period covered by the interview is 1954-1987.Spencer Perkins was interviewed by Paul Ericksen on June 18, 1987 at the Voice of Calvary...

Collection 365 Oral History Interview with Shirlene Walker Philips

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Identifier: CN-365
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Shirlene Walker Phillips in which she discusses her childhood, education, hospital and clinic work, her work with Dolphus Weary and Voice of Calvary Ministries, and racial conditions in Mississippi, especially Mendenhall. The time period covered by the interview is 1956-1987.

Shirlene Phillips was interviewed by Paul A. Ericksen on June 18 and 19, 1987 at the office of Voice of Calvary Ministries, Jackson, MS.

Collection 366 Oral History Interview with Lemuel Tucker

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Identifier: CN-366
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Lemuel "Lem" Simpson Tucker (1952-1989)in which he describes his childhood and family, spiritual growth, education, leadership of Voice of Calvary Ministries (VOCM), John Perkins, VOCM's ministry in Jackson, Mississippi, evangelism in the African American community, Mendenhall Ministries, and racial conditions in Mississippi. Other topics discussed include the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's 1975 Deep South Crusade in Jackson; racism in America; the African...

Collection 367 Papers of John Perkins

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Identifier: CN-367
Scope and Contents Oral history interview, video tapes, and promotional material, relating to the ministry of John Perkins, author, speaker, and founder and President Emeritus of Voice of Calvary Ministries.Series: Audio TapesOral history interview with John PerkinsInterview with John Perkins in which he describes his childhood in rural Mississippi, his conversion, the formation of VOCM, its program and significant events and individuals in its history,...

Collection 368 Oral History Interview with Vera Mae Perkins

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Identifier: CN-368
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Vera Mae Buckley Perkins in which she discusses her family background, her education, the importance of her Christian faith, marriage to John Perkins, racial conditions in Mississippi and involvement in Civil Rights demonstration, and racial conditions in that state. Other topics discussed include her work as a migrant laborer and participation in Civil Rights protests that resulted in the integration of the school system in Mendenhall, Mississippi. The time period...

Collection 369 Oral History Interview with Lue Shelby

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Identifier: CN-369
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Lue Shelby in which she describes her family background; Voice of Calvary Ministries; the health clinic started by VOC; health problems among the the low-income population in Jackson, MS; Bible study for patients and staff at the clinic; programs for educating the community in personal health care; racial conditions in Mississippi; and the VOC Fellowship Church. The time period covered by the interview is 1953-1987.Lue Shelby was interviewed by Paul...

Collection 370 Oral History Interview with Melvin R. Anderson

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Identifier: CN-370
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Melvin R. Anderson in which he discusses his work with Voice of Calvary Ministries in Jackson, MS, particularly as director of Peoples Development Incorporated and its housing ministry to rennovate and make homes available to the economically disadvantaged in Jackson. Other topics discussed include Anderson's family background, education, racial integration of the public school system; boycott of white businesses,  the influence of John and Vera Mae Perkins on him,...

Collection 371 Oral History Interview with C.J. Jones

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Identifier: CN-371
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Cornelius Jerome "C.J." Jones about his childhood, work with the civil rights movement, John Perkins and the Voice of Calvary, Dolphus Weary and The Mendenhall Ministries, his philosophy of ministry, the impact of TMM on the community, and racial conditions in Mississippi. The time period covered by the interview is 1944 to 1987.

C. J. Jones was interviewed by Paul Ericksen on June 25, 1987, at the Mendenhall Ministries office in Mendenhall, Mississippi.

Collection 372 Oral History Interview with Judith Adams

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Identifier: CN-372
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Judith Rachelle Whitthingham Adams about her childhood, her work with Genesis One Christian School, The Mendenhall Ministries, and the educational and racial conditions in Mississippi. The time period covered by the interview is circa 1960-1987.

Judith Adams was interviewed by Paul A. Ericksen on June 25 and 26, 1987, at the offices of Mendenhall Ministries in Mendenhall, MS.

Collection 373 Oral History Interview with Dolphus Weary

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Identifier: CN-373
Scope and Contents Oral hisotry interview with Dolphus Douglas Weary, in which he describes his childhood, education and religious training in rural Mississippi, conversion, leadership in Voice of Calvary Ministries and Mendenhall Ministries, impressions of John Perkins, and racial conditions in Mississippi. The time period covered by the interview is 1948-1987.

Dolphus Weary was interviewed by Paul A. Ericksen on June 25, 1987 at the Mendenhall Ministries headquarters in Mendenhall, Mississippi.

Collection 374 Oral History Interviews with Artis Fletcher

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Identifier: CN-374
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Artis Edwards Fletcher in which he discusses his childhood, education, and work as pastor of the Mendenhall Bible Church. Also discussed are John Perkins, Voice of Calvary Ministries, the black church in the United States, and racial conditions in Mississippi. The time period covered by the interviews is 1944-1987.

Artis Fletcher was interviewed in by Paul Ericksen at office at the Mendenhall Bible Church, Mendenhall, MS on June 26, 1987.

Collection 375 Oral History Interview with Suzanne Griggins

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Identifier: CN-375
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Suzanne Elizabeth Griggins (T3-T4) in which she describes her work as a lawyer at the Mendenhall Ministries Law Office, including examples of cases. Other topics discussed include: Griggins’ conversion and spiritual growth; political, legal, educational, racial and social conditions in rural Mississippi; voter registration; pastor Artis Fletcher; the Ku Klux Klan; and the church's response to injustice. The collection also includes an orientation session (T1-T2) that...

Collection 377 Papers of Elias Hatcher

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Identifier: CN-377
Scope and Contents Correspondence, audio tapes, photographs, diaries, and periodicals documenting the career of Elias Hatcher as a pilot for Mission Aviation Fellowship in Mexico from 1949 to 1968, and his time as a mission administrator at the U. S. headquarters of MAF from 1968 until his death in 1971. Diaries document Hatcher's military service and education at Wheaton College; correspondence includes love letters between Hatcher and his future wife, and letters with their six children when they were away at...

Collection 378 Ephemera of the Railroad Evangelistic Association

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Identifier: CN-378
Scope and Contents Correspondence, photograph, constitutions relating to the work of the Railroad Evangelistic Association, an organization created by railroad workers for fellowship and evangelism. Only a very few items in this collection, describing the structure of the organization and a little information about its purpose. The collection consists of a few miscellaneous items of the REA, all in folder 1-1. There is correspondence about the Association's tax exempt status, which includes...

Collection 379 Records of the Woman's Union Missionary Society

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Identifier: CN-379
Scope and Contents Correspondence, reports, personnel files, legal documents, financial files, scrapbooks, almost 3,000 photographs.

Topics documented include the creation and activity of the mission work in Burma, China, India, Pakistan, and Japan, its work among orphans and women.

Collection 380 Oral History Interview with James Neece

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Identifier: CN-380
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with James Halloway Neece in which he describes his conversion to Christianity, education at Multnomah School of the Bible and Wheaton College, his work as a prison chaplain at the DuPage County Jail. Other topics discussed include the spiritual needs of prisoners, the AIDS crisis, Charles Colson and Prison Fellowship, and the work of the Good News Mission. The time period covered by the interviews is 1941-1987.James Neece was interviewed by Paul Ericksen on...

Collection 381 Oral History Interview with Peter Deyneka, Jr.

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Identifier: CN-381
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Peter Simon Deyneka, Jr. (1931-2000) in which he describes his father, Peter Deyneka Sr; his own education at Wheaton College; and his early Christian work in Alaska, South America and Korea. Other topics discussed include: Deyneka's childhood in Chicago as the child of Russian immigrants, spiritual life on Wheaton College campus, decision to go into full-time ministry with the Slavic Gospel Association, working among the Aleut people in Alaska, refugee camps in...

Collection 382 Oral History Interview with Paul E. Freed

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Identifier: CN-382
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Paul Ernest Freed (1918-1996) in which he describes the founding of Trans World Radio in 1952, the history of the development of its administrative policies and work from that time to 1981, and about the use of radio in missionary work. Other topics discussed include: Freed's childhood as the son of Christian and Missionary Alliance workers in Syria, his education in Jerusalem and at Wheaton College, the business he started to help pay his way through college during...

Collection 383 Oral History Interview with Itchaya Sitterley

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Identifier: CN-383
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Itchaya Sitterley in which she describes her family, life in Thailand, education, career in television and radio, conversion, the evangelistic use of folk drama, the Thai church and comparisons between it and the American church, and Buddhism. Other topics discussed include Sitterley's work with the Chrisitan Communicatins Institute; her marriage; main denominations and seminaries in Thailand; and education at Wheaton College; competition among churches in Thailand;...

Collection 385 Oral History Interview with Daniel E. Liberek

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Identifier: CN-385
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Daniel Eric Liberek in which he describes growing up in Belgium as the son of a Protestant pastor, his conversion, methods of evangelism in that country, comparison between United States and Belgian evangelicals, his own work as a youth pastor in Belgium, Protestant-Catholic relations, church-state relations, and other faiths in the country. Other topics discussed include Liberek's experiences running a Christian youth camp; and some of the spiritual options in...

Collection 386 Oral History Interview with Charles H. Dawson

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Identifier: CN-386
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Charles H. Dawson (1916-2000) in which he describes his family background; conversion; involvement in street preaching; jail ministry and other work in the Camden area; involvement in the work of the Afro-American Missionary Crusade; and philosophy of Christian work. Other topics discussed include Dawson's training at the New Jersey Bible School; street preaching; Montrose Waite; Dawson's trips to Africa from the 1960s through the 1980s; training African evangelists;...

Collection 387 Papers of William M. Miller

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Identifier: CN-387
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews and transcripts with William M. Miller in which he describes his education at Princeton, Christian faith, and work as a Presbyterian missionary to Iran from 1919 to 1962. Besides descriptions of his evangelistic, pastoral, and educational work, he also describes many aspects of Iranian and Islamic society. Most of the transcripts are of interviews done for the Presbyterian Historical Society.[NOTE: In the Scope and Content description,...

Collection 388 Oral History Interviews with Catherine Saavedra Velasco

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Identifier: CN-388
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Catherine Saavedra Velasco in which she discusses her life and ministry in the Philippines, including her childhood, education, and work as a Bible school teacher. Other topics covered include theological education and evangelism in the Philippines; work with "Here's Life Philippines," sponsored by Campus Crusade for Christ; the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church; Filipino culture; Muslim and Catholic communities in the Philippines; Ebenezer Bible College; and...

Collection 389 Papers of John A. Huffman, Sr.

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Identifier: CN-389
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews, correspondence, films, negatives, photographs, and radio programs which document the life and ministry of John A. Huffman, Sr. The materials cover his presidency of the Winona Lake School of Theology dealing mainly with the work of the students and faculty. There are some materials on the relationship of the School with Fuller Theological Seminary, films about Islam, the WLST tour of Israel and over two dozen radio programs of Great Moments with the Master and...

Collection 390 Papers of Janet Kuhns

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Identifier: CN-390
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews and manuscript, relating to the ministry of Janet Kuhns, missionary among the Dayak people in West Kalimantan, Indonesia under the auspices of the Christian and Missionary Alliance (CM&A).[NOTE: In the Scope and Content description, the notation "Folder 1-1" means box 1, Folder 1.]Series: Audio TapesThree oral history interviews with Janet Kuhns in which she...

Collection 391 Papers of Robert C. Schneider

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Identifier: CN-391
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews, oversize materials, and a photograph, relating to the ministry of Robert C. Schneider, missionary in Spain and Morocco with Gospel Missionary Union.Series: Audio TapesTwo oral history interviews with Robert C. Schneider in which he describes his childhood, education, evangelistic work, the beginnings of Youth for Christ; attendance at Moody Bible Institute, marriage to Doris Gould, missionary work in Morocco and Spain...

Collection 392 Oral History Interviews with Dorothy J. Mainhood

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Identifier: CN-392
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Dorothy Jane Mainhood in which she describes her childhood, conversion, spiritual growth, education at Wheaton College, call to be a missionary, and work in Thailand for Overseas Missionary Fellowship. Other topics discussed include Mainhood’s medical training, language study in Thailand, Thai people and culture, regional differences in Thailand, the Buddhist and Muslim communities in Thailand, religious syncretism, church-state relations, characteristics of...

Collection 393 Oral History Interview with David H. Adeney

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Identifier: CN-393
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with David Howard Adeney (1911-1994) in which he describes his childhood, conversion to Christianity, spiritual growth, education, involvement in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in Great Britain, preparation for missionary work and his missionary career with China Inland Mission in rural areas of Henan Province, China (1934-1941) and with university students in Nanking (1946-1948) and Shanghai (1949-1950). Other topics discussed include: his father's missionary work in...

Collection 394 Oral History Interview with Ruth W. Adeney

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Identifier: CN-394
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Ruth Winifred Temple Adeney (1912-1911) in which she describes her youth; spiritual growth; education at Northwestern Schools; call to missionary work with China Inland Mission; her missionary experience; her husband, David Adeney; her work with with China Inland Mission in rural areas of Henan Province (1934-1941); and her husband's work with university students in Nanking (1946-1948) and Shanghai (1949- 1950). Other topics discussed include the impact of war and...

Collection 395 Oral History Interview with Rafael Maldonado, Jr.

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Identifier: CN-395
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Rafael Maldonado, Jr. in which describes his childhood; conversion; education and training for ministry at Moody Bible Institute and Calvin Theological Seminary; ministry with Chicago’s Hispanic communities; and role as a pastor at Hope Christian Fellowship to the Puerto Rican community in Chicago. Other topics discussed include: completion of the SCUPE program; apprenticeship for Urban Ministry, the Spirit and Truth Fellowship Church under Manuel Ortiz; church's...

Collection 396 Oral History Interview with Perry C. Straw

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Identifier: CN-396
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Perry Clark Straw, an executive of the Moody Radio Network. Topics covered include Straw's childhood in the northeastern United States, his parent's work in starting and administering Baptist youth camps, memories of Percy Crawford and Jack Wyrtzen, his education at Southeastern Bible College and Moody Bible Institute, his early work in radio, discussion of Christian youth camps, descriptions of Percy Crawford, Jack Wyrtzen, WMBI, and the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle's...

Collection 397 Papers of Consuella York

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Identifier: CN-397
Scope and Contents Clippings, photographs, cards, sermons, handbooks, oral history interviews and other records mainly relating to Consuella York's ministry as a chaplain at the Cook County Jail, but also describing her childhood growing up on the south side of Chicago, her conversion, religious education, and work as a pastor.The materials in this collection consist of miscellaneous items from Rev. York's life, mostly relating to her prison ministry. They include newspaper and magazine clippings,...

Collection 398 Oral History Interview with Wayne L. Gordon

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Identifier: CN-398
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Wayne LeRoy Gordon, pastor of Lawndale Community Church, a nondenominational church in Chicago's predominantly black community, Lawndale. Topics covered include Gordon's youth, the influence of his family on his spiritual growth, his call to work in the black community, his education at Wheaton College, ministry through Lawndale Community Church in Chicago (its structure, various ministries, including health care, education, and recreation), and the African American...

Collection 399 Oral History Interview with Paul E. Johnson

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Identifier: CN 399
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Paul E. Johnson (1909-1997) in which he talks about his family background; conversion; lay witness as a musician involved in the work of Pacific Garden Mission and various prison ministries; Chicago in the 1930's; the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle; the Christian Businessmen's Committee; Paul Rader, Jack Wyrtzen, Roger Malsbary; and the early days of Youth for Christ in Indianapolis. Other topics discussed include the Great Depression in Chicago, and Johnson's post-1945...

Collection 400 Oral History Interview with Ingrid H. Trobisch

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Identifier: CN-400
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Ingrid Hult Trobisch (1926-2007) in which she describes her childhood in Tanzania as the daughter of missionaries and her own missionary service in Africa with husband Walter Trobisch. Other topics discussed include: first impressions of Africa, especially French Cameroon; observations about the role of women in Africa; African views of marriage and gender roles; medical care in Africa; the Christian church in Cameroon; the Muslim population in Cameroon; relationship...

Collection 401 Oral History Interview with Karl G. Dortzbach

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Identifier: CN-401
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Karl G. Dortzbach in which he describes his childhood and youth, influence of his family, education at Wheaton College and Westminster Theological Seminary, and missionary experience in Ethiopia (short term with the Orthodox Presbyterian Church) and in Kenya. Subjects covered include missiology, conversion, raising children on the mission field, marital relationships on the mission field, church life in a Nairobi congregation, proliferation of parachurch groups and...

Collection 402 Papers of Debbie Dortzbach

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Identifier: CN-402
Scope and Contents Audio recordings, including an oral history interview, diary, and several letters, relating to the career and ministry of Debbie Dortzbach, missionary to Kenya and Eritrea with the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and later the Reformed Presbyterian Church from 1973 to 1988.Series: Audio TapesOne oral history interview with Debbie Dortzbach in which she describes her describes her childhood, education at Wheaton College, and missionary work in...

Collection 403 Oral History Interviews with Duncan Mugisha

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Identifier: CN-403
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Duncan Aggrey Mugisha in which he discusses the state of the church in Uganda; life under the rule of Idi Amim, impressions of Bishop Festo Kivengere; the Bolokole movement; relations between Catholics and Protestants in Uganda; relations between Christians and Muslims in Uganda; his conversion and work with the Fellowship of Christian Unions (FOCUS) among college and university students. Other topics discussed include East African revivals of the 1930s; AIDS crisis...

Collection 404 Oral History Interview with Rosanna Formanek

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Identifier: CN-404
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Rosanna Formenak in which she discusses her family background; conversion; education at Nyack College and Columbia University in nursing; experiences as a missionary in Gabon with the Christian and Missionary Alliance; youth work, relationship between church and state in Gabon; medical work; and the strengths and weaknesses of the church in Gabon. Other topics discussed include the influence of Word of Life and Youth for Christ on Formenak’s spiritual growth,...