Collection 441 Oral History Interviews with Paul F. Robinson
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 and South America; and the support of the Evangelical community. The time period covered by the interviews is 1910-1991.
Paul F. Robinson was interviewed by Paul A. Ericksen on March 27 and April 3, 1991 at the Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College.
- Created: 1991
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Full Name: Paul Frederick Robinson
Birth Date: July 5, 1910
Birth Place: Western New York State, near Buffalo
Death Date: December 31, 1993
Family: Parents: Frederick and ? Robinson Rimanoczy; officially changed name to Robinson when Paul was nine years old
Siblings: Richard (seven years younger than Paul)
Marital Status: Married to Lillian Horton, 1935
Children: Jack, Annette, Ed, Bill
Conversion: Accepted Christ at ten years of age, but became more spiritually earnest in college
Denominational Affiliation: Baptist
Louisiana State University on a football scholarship, c. 1931
Wheaton College, 1935 (one semester)
Moody Bible Institute (majored in pastoral studies)
Pastored in New York State
Became a commercial pilot during World War II
Started Moody Aviation program
A Vision with Wings, with James Vincent
4.00 Audio Tapes
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Accruals and Additions
The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Paul Robinson in March and April 1991.
Accession 91-28, 91-29
July 22, 1997
Janyce H. Nasgowitz
- Aeronautics in missionary work.
- Evangelistic work -- United States.
- Evangelistic work.
- Fisk, George, 1905-
- Greene, Betty, 1920-1997.
- Hartford, Paul C.
- Mission Aviation Fellowship.
- Missionaries -- Training of.
- Missionaries -- Training of -- United States.
- Missions -- North America.
- Moody Bible Institute.
- Parrott, Grady.
- Robinson, Frederick E.
- Robinson, Paul F.
- Strachan, Robert Kenneth,
- Truxton, James.
- Wertheimer, Paul.
- Collection 441 Oral History Interviews with Paul F. Robinson
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