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Collection 441 Oral History Interviews with Paul F. Robinson

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 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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There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Biographical Information

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

180 Minutes

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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

P. Ericksen

Collection 441 Oral History Interviews with Paul F. Robinson
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Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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Wheaton IL 60187 US