Collection 428 Papers of Helen E. Berry
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 Tapes
Oral 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 planting, evangelism, Buddhism, superstitions, idolatry, her discipleship work among women, national leadership of the Taiwanese churches, "prayer mountains," church and state relations, the roles of single and married women missionaries, deputation, and retirement. The time period covered by the interviews is 1924 to 1990.
Helen Berry was interviewed by Paul Ericksen on January 23, 1990 at the Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL.
Series: Paper Records (Box List)
The prayer letters in this collection (folder 1-1) describe Berry's missionary work in Taiwan under the Conservative Baptist Foreign Mission Society between 1966 and 1990. There are no letters for the years 1972 to 1976. The topics covered in the prayer letters are similar to those described in the oral history interview.
- Created: 1990
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.
Biographical or Historical Information
Full Name: Helen Elizabeth Berry
Birth Date: October 5, 1924
Birth Place: Rangeley, Maine
Parents: Charles W. and Winifred Hinkley Berry
Siblings: Two brothers, one sister
Conversion: Around 1935
Marital Status: Single
Denominational Affiliation: Conservative Baptist
1942 Graduated from Rangeley High School
1942-1945 Providence Bible Institute (now Barrington College, Rhode Island)
1945-1949 Wheaton College; BA in History
1952 University of Maine--Farmington; BS in Education
1954-? Teacher at Morrison Academy, Nanto, Taiwan
1966 Church work, visitation, Tou Liu, Taiwan
1967-1971 Church work, visitation, Peikang, Taiwan
1972 Church work, visitation, Pingtung, Taiwan
1974 Church work, visitation, Tso Ying, Taiwan
1975-1985 Church work, visitation, New Life Baptist Church, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
1986-1989 Church work, visitation, Wu Chang Baptist Church, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
3 Audio Tapes
Language of Materials
Accruals and Additions
The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Helen Berry in January and July 1990.
Accession 90-13, 90-81
February 21, 1996
Janyce H. Nasgowitz
- Animism -- Taiwan.
- Baptists -- Missions -- Taiwan.
- Baptists -- Missions.
- Baptists -- Taiwan.
- Berry, Helen E.
- Buddhists -- Taiwan.
- Cairns, Earle Edwin.
- Christian education -- United States.
- Christian education.
- Christian leadership.
- Christian life.
- Christianity and culture.
- Church and state -- Taiwan.
- Church and state.
- Church development, New.
- Conservative Baptist Foreign Mission Society.
- Evangelistic work -- Syria.
- Evangelistic work -- United States.
- Evangelistic work.
- Idols and images
- Idols and images -- Taiwan.
- Indigenous church administration
- Indigenous church administration -- Taiwan.
- Interpersonal conflict.
- Language in missionary work.
- Missionaries -- Training of.
- Missionaries -- Appointment, call, and election.
- Missionaries -- Leaves and furloughs.
- Missionaries -- Retirement.
- Missionaries -- Salaries, etc.
- Missionaries -- Taiwan.
- Missions -- Finance.
- Missions -- Taiwan.
- Morrison Academy (Taiwan)
- Prayer groups -- Taiwan.
- Prayer groups.
- Sex role.
- Syncretism (Religion)
- Taiwan -- Religion.
- Wheaton College (Ill.)
- Wheaton College (Ill.) -- Alumni.
- Women -- Religious life.
- Women in church work.
- Women missionaries.
- Collection 428 Papers of Helen E. Berry
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