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CN. Billy Graham Center Archives

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Found in 628 Collections and/or Records:

Collection 405 Papers of W. Robert & Frances Holmes

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Identifier: CN-405
Scope and Contents Collection of letters written primarily by Robert Holmes and his wife, Frances (Frannie) to their families in the United States, while they served as missionaries with the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions in Sri Lanka from 1947 to 1960. A few of the letters are from the children, Bobby and Carol Lou, to their grandparents, and there are a few letters sent to the Holmes family. (The originals were retained by the donor.) The letters date from 1947 to 1960, and were mostly...

Collection 406 Records of SEND International

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Identifier: CN-406
Scope and Contents Correspondence, reports, minutes, promotional materials, incorporation documents, news releases, statistics, news/prayer letters, clippings, photographs, negatives, films, and financial records related to the origins, development and operation of SEND.Includes information on ministry in Japan and the Philippines, particularly following World War II and later in in Alaska. Limited information available on work in Hong Kong, Spain and Taiwan. Persons prominently featured include...

Collection 407 Records of InterAct Ministries

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Identifier: CN-407
Scope and Contents Correspondence, minutes, newsletters, brochures, handbook, video tapes, and historical sketches documenting the ministry of the mission.Topics covered include administration of the mission, the Arctic Bible Institute, infant baptism, the Moravian Church, Arctic Training Center, Victory High School, Multi Media Production, the correspondence school program, Victory Bible Camp, Slavic Gospel Association's transfer of its work in Alaska to AMI, Native Institute of Canada, Native Bible...

Collection 408 Oral History Interview with Tien Fock Leong

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Identifier: CN 408
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Tien Fock Leong in which he describes his conversion, work with Campus Crusade for Christ in Malaysia; Malaysian culture in the Chinese community; the Malaysian church; and the relationship between church and state in Malaysia. Other topics discussed include social and economic conditions of Malaysia; the Muslim population in Malaysia; role of women in Malaysian society; American misconceptions of Malaysia; cultural diversity of Malaysia; and the Japanese occupation...

Collection 409 Papers of David D. Thomas

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Identifier: CN-409
Scope and Contents Correspondence, photographs, negatives, and clippings relating to the linguistic and missionary work of David and Dorothy Thomas in the Philippines, Vietnam (especially with the Chrau tribe), Cambodia, and Thailand with Wycliffe Bible Translators from 1954-1975. The bulk of the content consists of David and Dorothy's letters to his mother, Ruth, who lived in Wheaton, IL. Topics covered in the correspondence include information on the Thomas family, missionary work in the Philippines, and...

Collection 410 Oral History Interviews with Arthur Rorheim

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Identifier: CN-410
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Arthur Rorheim, executive director of Awana Clubs, International. Topics disussed include his childhood, his parents' Christian example, his conversion, the youth work of the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle, Paul Rader, Lance Latham, the origins of AWANA, and principles for establishing programs for boys and girls. The time period covered by the interviews is 1918 to 1989.

Arthur Rorheim was interviewed by Robert Shuster on March 31 and April 24, 1989.

Collection 412 Oral History Interview with Gleason L. Archer

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Identifier: CN 412
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Gleason Leonard Archer in which he describes his family background; his conversion; his education at Harvard University and Princeton Theological Seminary; his attendance at Park Street Church in Boston, Massachusetts; involvement with Robert Schneider and the Fellowship of Faith and other mission work with the Muslim community in Chicago; forming the United Evangelical Arab Mission; Muslim views of Christians; studying the Arabic language; and his time in Beirut,...

Collection 413 Oral History Interview with Matthew Parker

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Identifier: CN-413
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Matthew Parker in which he describes his childhood, family, education, conversion, study at Grand Rapids School of Bible and Music and work/study at Wheaton College, ministry with Campus Crusade in its sports ministry and with Overseas Crusades sports evangelism ministry (Venture for Victory w/ Bud Schaeffer), the 1984 and 1986 National Summits on Black Church Development, the Atlanta '88 Congress on Evangelizing Black America, the Afro-American community, white...

Collection 414 Papers of Wade T. Coggins

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Identifier: CN-414
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews, papers and speech manuscripts relating to the ministry of Wade T. Coggins, Christian worker with the Christian and Missionary Alliance and the Evangelical Foreign Mission Association.[Note: In the Scope & Content section, the notation "folder 2-5" means "box 2, Folder 5"]Series: Audio TapesSix oral history interviews with Wade T. Coggins in which he...

Collection 415 Papers of Bonnie Stuckless

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Identifier: CN-415
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews, prayer letters, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and articles relating to the ministry of Bonnie G. Stuckless and her husband Donald Stuckless, missionaries in Colombia, Panama, and Spain with the Assemblies of God from 1970 to 1992.[NOTE: In the Scope and Content description, the notation "folder 2-5" means box 2, folder 5.]Series: Audio TapesTwo oral history...

Collection 416 Oral History Interviews with Benjamin L. Armstrong

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Identifier: CN-416
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Benjamin Leighton Armstrong in which he describes his family, particularly his father (Benjamin Leighton Armstrong Sr.) and grandfather (Benjamin Franklin Armstrong), his own conversion and spiritual growth, education at Nyack Bible College, New York University, Union Seminary, Princeton Theological Seminary, religious radio and television, Samuel Shoemaker, Paul Tillich, missions in the Christian and Missionary Alliance church, Voice of Tangiers and Trans World...

Collection 417 Ephemera of Dick Springer

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Identifier: CN-417
Scope and Contents Oral history interview and one prayer letter relating to the ministry of Charles Oliver “Dick” Springer, missionary with Overseas Missionary Fellowship in China and Japan from 1937-1996.Series: Audio TapesOral history interview with Dick Springer in which he describes his family and their missionary interest and involvement, conversion, education (at Whitman College, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Moody Bible Institute), his involvement in...

Collection 418 Papers of Hester H. Withey

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Identifier: CN-418
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews and a manuscript, relating to the ministry of Hester Hartzell Withey, missionary with WEC International in China and India from 1940-1985.Series: Audio TapesOral history interviews with Hester Withey in which she describes her parents’ and grandparents’ missionary service in Angola, her childhood in Africa and the U.S., education in South Africa, conversion, medical training, missionary work for WEC International among...

Collection 419 Oral History Interviews with Crawford W. Loritts, Jr.

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Identifier: CN-419
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Crawford Wheeler Loritts, Jr., in which he discusses his childhood; family; conversion; education at Philadelphia College of Bible; perception of racial conditions as he experienced them; evangelistic ministry; church planting projects with of Black Evangelistic Enterprise in Canton, Mississippi, and with Tony Evans in Dallas Other topics discussed include: American Missionary Fellowship; Tony Evans; Here's Life Black America; Bill...

Collection 421 Oral History Interviews with Arthur F. Glasser

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Identifier: CN-421
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Arthur Frederick Glasser (1914-2009) in which he discusses his family background; conversion to Christianity at a Keswick conference; his education at Moody Bible Institute and Faith Seminary in Wilmington, DE; service as a chaplain during World War II; marriage, work with Dawson Trotman and the Navigators; service as a missionary in China with China Inland Mission; the Communist revolution in China; the 1951 Bournemouth conference to determine CIM's future; and...

Collection 422 Papers of Laura Neva Collins

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Identifier: CN 422
Scope and Contents Glass negatives, negatives, and photographs relating to the ministry of Laura Neva Collins, missionary to Kenya with Africa Inland Mission from 1907-1952. Shots include missionaries, Africans, indigenous artifacts, church architecture, etc., relating to mission work in Africa.This collection originally consisted of ninety-seven black and white glass negatives of missionary activities in Africa before 1914. There are two series of glass negatives. The first series may have taken by...

Collection 423 Oral History Interviews with Rodrigo Chavarria

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Identifier: CN-423
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Rodrigo Chavarria (1956-2015) in which he discusses his childhood in Costa Rica, his conversion to Christianity; spiritual development; his theological education in Costa Rica and the United States; relations between Protestants and Catholics in Costa Rica; relations between the church and the state; Pentecostalism in Costa Rica; liberation theology; and evangelical institutions in Costa Rica. Other topics include a discussion of Escuela des Estudios Pastorales...

Collection 424 Oral History Interviews with Ruth L. Maxwell

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Identifier: CN-424
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Ruth Lillian Maxwell in which she talks about her family background, including her grandfather, L.E. Maxwell, founder of Prairie Bible Institute, and her parents, missionaries with Sudan Interior Mission (SIM) in Nigeria; Nigerian village life; experiences at boarding school; conversion to Christianity; spiritual development; education in Canada at Prairie Bible Institute; joining SIM; missions work in Liberia teaching the Bible and leading study groups for women....

Collection 426 Papers of Paul E. Little

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Identifier: CN-426
Scope and Contents Correspondence, reports, minutes, course notes, lecture notes, manuscripts, articles, photographs, and audio tapes relating to Little's college education at Wheaton College Graduate School, and his work as an evangelist, teacher, writer, and Evangelical leader.Included are Little's seminary lecture notes, and files on his contribution as assistant director of the 1974 International Congress on World Evangelization in Switzerland. A substantial portion of the collection consists of...

Collection 427 Oral History Interviews with Americo Saavedra

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Identifier: CN-427
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Americo Saavedra,a Peruvian-born missionary working with HCJB in Ecuador, in which he describes his childhood, family, conversion, Catholicism in Peru and Ecuador, radio station HCJB and its ministry, Quito, Ecuador, his decision to be a missionary, employment with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Peru. Other topics include his education at Moody Bible Institute, Christian education in Ecuador, informal education, Summer Institute of Linguistics, the state of the...

Collection 428 Papers of Helen E. Berry

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Identifier: CN-428
Scope and Contents Oral history interview and prayer letters relating to the ministry of Helen Elizabeth Berry, missionary with the Conservative Baptist Foreign Mission Society in Taiwan from 1966-1990.Series: Audio TapesOral history interview with Helen E. Berry in which she describes her youth, family, conversion, call to be a missionary, education at Wheaton College, missionary work with the Conservative Baptist Foreign Mission Society in Taiwan, church...

Collection 429 Oral History Interview with Milton Alfonso Acosta

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Identifier: CN-429
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Milton Alfonso Acosta in which he describes his family background, youth, conversion to Christianity, the Roman Catholic Church in Colombia, charismatic movement in the Catholic Church, the state of the Evangelical church in Colombia; involvement in the student movement in Colombia, ministry as a staff worker with Unidad Christiana Universitaria (UCU), and UCU's relationship with local congregations. In a second interview, Acosta continues his description of work...

Collection 430 Papers of Tom Skinner

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Identifier: CN-430
Scope and Contents One oral history interview, articles, newsletters, clippings and other materials, relating to Skinner's life and the ministry of Tom Skinner Associates.[NOTE: In the Scope and Content description, the notation "folder 5-2" means box 5, folder 2.]Series: Audio TapesOral history interview with Tom Skinner, in which he describes his parents, youth, conversion to Christianity, theological...

Collection 431 Oral History Interviews with T. Michael Flowers

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Identifier: CN-431
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with T. Michael Flowers (1920-2015) in which he describes growing up in the Bahamas, the influence on his life of W. H. Farrington, his conversion, his evangelistic work in the Bahamas, his education in Scotland, a brief description of Billy Graham in Scotland in 1946, and the beginning of his evangelistic work in the United States. The second interview covers Flowers' ministry in Canada, Whitfield and B. M. Nottage, the Plymouth Brethren church and its church planting,...

Collection 433 Papers of Benjamin Colman

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Identifier: CN-433
Scope and Contents One reel of microfilm containing letters to and from Benjamin Colman, describing his pastoral duties at Brattle Street Church in Boston, his work among Native Americans (with the Society for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the Parts Adjacent, the Society for Propagating Christian Knowledge, and the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts), his responsibilities as a corporate officer of Harvard College, and his participation in the religious and political life of...

Collection 434 Papers of Jack Frizen

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Identifier: CN 434
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews, articles, brochures, booklets, clippings, correspondence, directories, financial records, manuals, minutes, publications, reports, and other materials documenting Jack Frizen's life and ministry. Material mainly describes Frizen’s family life, work with G.I. Gospel Hour, director of Far East Gospel Crusade (now SEND International), executive director of International Foreign Mission Association (IFMA), director of Tyndale House Foundation, trustee of the Henry and...

Collection 435 Ephemera of Isobel Miller Kuhn

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Identifier: CN-435
Scope and Contents Correspondence, newsletters, articles, negatives, and photographs relating to the missionary service of Isobel and John Kuhn, primarily among the Lisu people in China and Thailand with Overseas Missionary Fellowship from 1928 to 1954. The topics discussed in the letters include travel in China, missions work, their marriage, birth of daughter and son, cultural differences, advance of communists into the Lisu area, biographical sketches of co-workers Mary Baldock, Frances Bailey, Lilian Hamer,...

Collection 437 Oral History Interview with Dexter B. Gordon

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Identifier: CN-437
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Dexter B. Gordon in which he describes growing up in Jamaica, his family, social conditions on the island, the role of Sunday school, in his life and the community, his conversion, spiritual mentor Amy Lord, his participation in sports, his and his parents involvement in politics, love for oratory and preaching, Jamaican worship, work in Youth for Christ, evangelism among young people, his work as an air-traffic controller, the role and influence of the church and...

Collection 438 Oral History Interview with Paul F. Hurlburt Jr.

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Identifier: CN-438
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Paul Frederick Hurlburt (1927-1996) in which he describes the work of his grandfather (Charles E.) and father (Paul F. E.) as missionaries and mission administrators in east central Africa; languages skills among missionaries; the development of Christianity among the nade people of Zaire, including their worship practices and music; and the influence of witchcraft in the area. The time period covered by the interview is approximately 1898 to 1990.Paul...

Collection 440 Oral History Interviews with Inge Rydland

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Identifier: CN-440
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Inge Herman Rydland in which he describes his family's Lutheran evangelistic work in Norway; his own call to become a missionary; his and his wife's departure to Ethiopia as workers of the Swedish Evangelical Mission in 1977; his work in Ethiopia as a teacher and as a community development work. Other topics discussed include:  the work of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Meaken Yesus; church state relations; effect of the Ethiopian political situation on the...

Collection 441 Oral History Interviews with Paul F. Robinson

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Identifier: CN-441
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Paul Frederick Robinson (1910-1993) in which he describes his family background; spiritual development; education at Moody Bible Institute; his evangelist father, Frederick Robinson; and his own founding of Moody Bible Institute's mission aviation training program. Other topics discussed include: Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) and Jungle Aviation and Radio Service (JAARS); Robinson's flying experiences in New Guinea, Indonesia, long cross-country flights, Central...

Collection 442 Papers of Philip R. Foxwell

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Identifier: CN 442
Scope and Contents Oral history interview and one folder relating to the ministry of Philip R. Foxwell with the Independent Board for Presbyterian Foreign Missions and later World Presbyterian Missions.Series: Audio TapesOral history interview with Philip R. Foxwell in which he describes his youth, conversion, magician career, education at Wheaton College, decision to become a missionary, preparation and orientation for missionary work in Japan with the...

Collection 443 Oral History Interviews with William L. Simmer

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Identifier: CN-443
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with William Leonard Simmer (1929-2015) in which he discusses his childhood, years in the United States Air Force, conversion to Christianity, education at Washington Bible College, and the development of Good News Jail and Prison ministry. Other topics discussed include: Carl Henry, Grady Wilson, and the BGEA 1960 Washington, DC, Crusade. The time period covered by the interviews is 1929 to 1991.William Leonard Simmer was interviewed by Robert Shuster on June...

Collection 445 Oral History Interviews with Helen E. Evans

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Identifier: CN-445
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Helen Elizabeth Evans in which she decsribes her family background; spiritual development;  education at Wheaton College; ministry in rural Vermont with the New England Fellowship; the influence of her aunt, Elizabeth Evans; her missionary work in Vietnam and Indonesia with the Christian and Missionary Alliance; and work among Vietnamese in Charlotte, North Carolina. Evans' work in Vietnam was particularly among the Dega and other tribal groups often classified as...

Collection 446 Papers of Jack Wyrtzen

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Identifier: CN-446
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews, audio tapes and video tapes relating to the ministry of Jack Wyrtzen.Series: Audio TapesTape 1 to Tape 7: Oral history interviews with Jack Wyrtzen in which he describes his parents, childhood, early influences, conversion, relations with other Christian leaders, development of the Word of Life Fellowship, radio and television work and youth work. The time period covered by the interviews...

Collection 447 Oral History Interview with Scott J. Harbert

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Identifier: CN-447
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Scott Jeffrey Harbert in which he discusses his family, growing up, meeting his father as an adult, influences on his childhood and adolescence, contacts with Shintoism in Japan, problem with marijuana, conversion to Christianity and influence of Richard Foster, college education and participation in Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, work as a staff member at the IVCF headquarters, marriage to Barbara Gration, the development of Concerts of Prayer, short-term...

Collection 448 Oral History Interviews with Seung-Hun Yang

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Identifier: CN-448
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Seung-Hun Yang in which he discusses the discipline and devotion of the rural South Korean Presbyterian church he grew up in, the effects of the Korean War on the country, his father's example as a Christian and lay leader, the work of the Navigators abd Campus Crusade for Christ in Korea, Yang's education as a physicist, the introduction of creation science to Korea, his efforts to found a Christian university, and the strengths and weaknesses of the Korean church...

Collection 449 Ephemera of the Stam Family

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Identifier: CN-449
Scope and Contents Memoirs, newsletters, correspondence, diary, photos, film, poems, newspaper clippings and other items that relate to the Stam family, their Christian faith, Star of Hope Mission and the missions and evangelism work of various family members, especially John and Betty Stam who were killed in China by Chinese Communist soldiers in 1934. [Note: The notation "Folder 2-1" means "Box 2, Folder 1.]This collection was created by the...

Collection 450 Oral History Interviews with Vasile Bunta

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Identifier: CN-450
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Vasile Bunta in which he decsribes his family background, the Baptist church in Romania, relations between church and state, his conversion and education, Billy Graham's visit to the country in 1985, the Christian revival of the 1970s in Romania, the effect of the 1989 revolution on the church, evangelistic work among the Romani people, and the current state of the Church. The time period covered by the interviews is 1960 to 1991.Vasile Bunta was...

Collection 451 Papers of Bernard L. J. Litchman

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Identifier: CN-451
Scope and Contents This collection consists of diaries, negatives, photographs, and slides created by Bernard "Jack" Litchman about his work with Africa Inland Mission in the former Belgian Congo (now Zaire), mostly among the Balendu people, in and around the Linga mission station, as well as involvement in setting up Sunday Schools, churches, itinerant preaching, and other mission activities as well as working as a health officer for the Belgian government.[NOTE: In...

Collection 452 Papers of Elwood L. Davis

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Identifier: CN-452
Scope and Contents Diaries, photographs, and miscellaneous materials about Elwood L. Davis and his medical missionary work in Kenya for the Africa Inland Mission (AIM). Topics covered include brief descriptions of daily life in Africa, of his army medical service during World War I, places visited, colleagues entertained, services held, birth of his sons, death of his wife, etc.; diaries cover, with a few gaps, the years 1902 until his death in 1961; includes information on his father, various licenses and...

Collection 453 Oral History Interviews with Paul H. Bartel

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Identifier: CN-453
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with Paul Henry Bartel (1904-2001) in which he describes his parents' work in China with orphans, his own childhood in that growing up in China, his conversion to Christianity and anecdotes from his long career as a missionary. Other topics discussed include: The Boxer Uprising and its aftermath; education, including high school at a Holiness Mission school; returning to the United States for college and experiencing culture shock; missionary training institute;...

Collection 455 Records of Champions for Life

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Identifier: CN-455
Scope and Contents Correspondence, minutes, photos, audio tapes, reports, testimonies and other materials which relate to the work of evangelist Bill Glass and his associates in city-wide evangelistic meetings around the United States and, especially, in prison ministry. The collection also contains information on other athletes involved in evangelism and many sermons. (Champions for Life was previous named Bill Glass Ministries.)

Collection 457 Ephemera of Evangelistic Sermons

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Identifier: CN-457
Scope and Contents Videotapes and one film of evangelistic sermons.

Sermon topics include salvation, conversion, grace, miracles, jealousy, faith, sanctification, honor, sin and prayer. Speakers featured include Stuart Briscoe, Jerry Falwell, Ravi Zacharias, D. James Kennedy, Larry Lea, Kenneth Hagin, Bob Mumford, Kenneth Copeland, Robert Schuller, Bruce Larson, Jay Strack, Charles Stanley, Kay Arthur, and Josh McDowell.

Collection 459 Records of Fellowship Foundation

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Identifier: CN-459
Scope and Contents Correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings, reference files, clippings, newsletters and other material related to the work of the Foundation (also known as International Christian leadership) which involved developing small group prayer fellowships, especially among government, business and academic leaders.There is a great deal of information on the United States and other countries.  Also documented is the group's involvement in various community development, patriotic, and...

Collection 460 Oral History Interviews with Phyllis E. Taylor

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Identifier: CN-460
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Phyllis Evelyn Taylor in which she discusses her childhood and conversion to Christianity; education at Wheaton College; her experiences as a Christian and Missionary Alliance teacher and evangelist among the Bantu people in the Belgian Congo from 1952-1966; her work in Taiwan from 1968 as an independent missionary; and teaching English as a means of evangelism. Other topics discussed include attending Nyack Missionary Training Institute; memories of the 1950...

Collection 461 Oral History Interviews with John D. Ellison

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Identifier: CN-461
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with John David Ellison (1925-1998) in which he talks about his parents' work as missionaries for the Christian and Missionary Alliance (CMA) in French Indochina (now Vietnam) between 1924 and 1940; his own missionary training at Nyack Institute; his and his wife's work in Thailand among Cambodians from 1950 through 1980; and his work in the United States among Cambodian refugees. Other topics discussed include internment by the Japanese in December 1941; methods of...

Collection 462 Oral History Interview with Adrian O. Ban

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Identifier: CN-462
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Adrian Ban in which he describes his family background, the revival in his Baptist church in Oradea, Romania; his own conversion; attempts by the government to intimidate Christians; influence of Christians such as Joseph Tson, Liviu Olah, and Aurel Tosa; his involvement in music ministry in Romania; the 1989 revolution in Romania; conditions for the church since the revolution; impressions of the church in the United States and Romania; the Romanian Missionary...

Collection 463 Oral History Interview with Cliff Barrows

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Identifier: CN-463
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Clifford Burton Barrows (1923-2016), evangelist and long-time song-leader and choir director with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, in which he describes experiences which have influenced his work; the place of music in evangelism; trends in current Christian music; role of music in Billy Graham crusade services. Other topics discussed include: Barrow’s musical training; influence of Oliver Steiner and Homer Rodeheaver; and the commercialization of...