Collection 400 Oral History Interview with Ingrid H. Trobisch
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 between evangelical denominations and the Catholic church in Cameroon; Lutheran missions; Dawson Trotman and the Navigators; Billy Graham in Africa; the Fulani language; and relationship between missionaries and government officials. The time period covered by the interviews is 1929-1988.
Ingrid Trobisch was interviewed by Robert Shuster on September 27, 1988 at her home in Springfield, Missouri.
- Created: 1988
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Full Name: Ingrid Hult Trobisch Birth date: February 17, 1926 Birth place: Moshi, Tanganyika, Africa (now Tanzania)
Death Date: October 23, 2007
Parents: Ralph and Gertrude Jacobson Hult (Ralph Hult was on the Zamzam on his way to Tanganyika when it was sunk in 1941.)
Siblings: John, Veda Magnuson, Eunice Will, Carl, Gustaf, Mary Orvis, David
Marital Status: Married to Walter Arthur Trobisch, June 2, 1952 Children: Kathryn Herta, Daniel Martin, David Johannes, Stephen Walter, Ruth Ingrid
1945 Luther Junior College, Wahoo, Nebraska
1945-1947 B.A., Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
1947-1948 Lutheran Bible Institute
1949-1951 M.A., Sorbonne, University of Paris
1948-1949 Parish worker, First Lutheran Church, Rock Island, IL
1951-1952 Missionary for Sudan (Lutheran) Mission, Poli, Meiganga, and Garoua-Boulai, Cameroon
1953-1957 Missionary in Tchollire, Cameroon
1957-1963 Teacher in the Cameroon Christian College, Libamba, Cameroon
1963-1969 Teacher, together with husband, of courses on marriage in Third World countries
1969- Marriage and family counselor/speaker
On Our Way Rejoicing, New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1964
The Joy of Being a Woman, Harper & Row, Publishers, 1975
My Beautiful Feeling, Inter-Varsity Press, 1977, with Walter Trobisch
Learning to Walk Alone, Quiet Water Publications, 2002 On My Way Home, Quiet Water Publications, 2002
The Confident Woman: Finding confident Strength in a Turbulent World, Quiet Waters Publications, 2001
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Accruals and Additions
The material in this collection was given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Ingrid Hult Trobisch in 1988.
July 13, 1995
Janyce H. Nasgowitz
- Cameroon. -- Politics and government.
- Catholic Church.
- Catholic Church. -- Protestant churches.
- Christian education -- Cameroon.
- Christian education.
- Christian leadership.
- Christianity and culture.
- Church and state -- Cameroon.
- Church and state.
- Church work with women
- Church work with women -- Cameroon.
- Family -- Christianity.
- Family -- Religious aspects
- France -- Colonies
- France -- Colonies -- Africa.
- Fula language.
- Graham, Billy, 1918-2018.
- Lutheran Church
- Lutheran Church -- Missions.
- Marriage -- Africa.
- Marriage -- Christianity.
- Marriage -- Religious aspects.
- Medical care
- Medical care -- Cameroon.
- Missionaries -- Training of.
- Missions -- Cameroon.
- Muslims -- Cameroon.
- Persecution -- Cameroon.
- Sex role
- Sex role -- Cameroon.
- Sexual ethics.
- Trobisch, Ingrid Hult.
- Trobisch, Walter.
- Trotman, Dawson E.
- Women -- Religious life.
- Women missionaries.
- Collection 400 Oral History Interview with Ingrid H. Trobisch
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