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Collection 415 Papers of Bonnie Stuckless

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 Tapes

Two oral history interviews with Bonnie G. Stuckless, in which she describes her family, childhood, conversion, husband Donald, missionary Gladys Aylward, Canadian and American Pentecostalism, the Assemblies of God Church and its mission programs in Colombia, Panama, and Spain, baptism of the Holy Spirit, and her husband's recovery from a brain tumor, missions in Panama and Spain. Other topics discussed include: the charismatic movement among Catholics, liberation theology, missionary lifestyles, cooperation among missionaries, Evangelical attitudes toward Catholics, women's roles in missions and church life, church planting, the gypsy church in Spain, anti-American attitudes in Panama and Spain, impressions of the American church, rearing and educating a family on the mission field, and other mission-related topics.  The time period covered by the interviews is 1941 to 1992.

Bonita Grace Stuckless was interviewed by Paul A. Ericksen on April 25 and May 10, 1989 at the Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL.

Series: Paper Records (Box List)

The materials in this collection include prayer letters, articles, photocopies of newspaper clippings, and testimonies of converts concerning the missionary work in Colombia, Panama, and Spain of Donald and Bonnie Stuckless from 1970 to 1992 (folder 1-1). Folder 1-2 contains photocopies of correspondence, articles, obituaries, and clippings from and about missionary to China Gladys Aylward and the movie that was made about her life, The Inn of the Sixth Happiness.


  • Created: 1969-1992

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Biographical Information

Full Name: Bonita Grace Stuckless

Birth Date: September 14, 1941

Birth Place: Brigden, Ontario, Canada

Parents: Christian parents, father a farmer

Siblings: Two brothers, four sisters

Marital Status: Married to Donald F. Stuckless

Children: Marty Ann Lo Franco and David Mark

Conversion: At six years of age

Membership and Denomination: Assemblies of God


1959-1962 Sarnia General School of Nursing

1965-1966 College of Western Nebraska

1967-1968 Barat College of the Sacred Heart

1970 Instituto de Espanol, San Jose, Costa Rica

1974-1975 Blackburn College, BA

1976 University of Alabama

1977 La Verne College

1983-1984 Northern Baptist Seminary

1988-1989 Wheaton College Graduate School, MA


1970-1974 Missionary, Colombia

1975-1977 Missionary, Panama

1978-1982 Pastorate, La Grange, IL

1984-1988 Missionary, Spain

1989- Missionary, Spain


1 Box (DC)

4 Audio Tapes

Language of Materials


Accruals and Additions

The material in this collection was given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Bonita Stuckless in 1989 and 1990.

Accession 89-43, 89-47, 90-35

August 19, 1995

Janyce H. Nasgowitz

Collection 415 Papers of Bonnie Stuckless
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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Wheaton IL 60187 US