Collection 438 Oral History Interview with Paul F. Hurlburt Jr.
Scope and Contents
Oral history interview with Paul Frederick Hurlburt (1927-1996) in which he describes the work of his grandfather (Charles E.) and father (Paul F. E.) as missionaries and mission administrators in east central Africa; languages skills among missionaries; the development of Christianity among the nade people of Zaire, including their worship practices and music; and the influence of witchcraft in the area. The time period covered by the interview is approximately 1898 to 1990.
Paul Frederick Hurlburt was interviewed by Robert Shuster on November 8, 1990 at the Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College.
- Created: 1990
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Full Name: Paul Frederick Hurlburt Jr.
Birth Date: September 6, 1927, in Anaheim, Texas
Death Date: September 5, 1996, in Los Angeles, CA Family:
Parents: Paul F. E. and Helen (Lundren) Hurlburt
Siblings: Agnes, Alta, Harry, Charles, Dorothy, Helen, Wynne, Byron, Hugh
Marital Status: Married to Faye Templeton
Children: Paul III and Diane
Conversion: As a very young child. Baptized at age of sixteen
Educated at home while living with his parents in Belgian Congo
Attended Katwa Mission School in the Belgian Congo
1946-1947, 1949-1951 - attended Wheaton College, received an AB in Bible
1947-1949 - Attended Prairie Bible Institute
1954 - Received a bachelor of divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary
1957 - Received an MA in Theology from the Wheaton Graduate School
1956 Sailed to Africa as a missionary of the Conservative Baptist Foreign Mission Society in the Belgian Congo. Worked in Randa and Zaire (the Belgian Congo) involved in church planting, evangelism, and training leaders.
1979 While at Butembo in Zaire worked on a primer for the Kinandi language
Other significant information: From the age of one until eighteen lived in Africa with his missionary parents, most of the time at Katwa station in the Belgian Congo.
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The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Paul F. Hurlburt in November 1990.
February 20, 1997
- Africa Inland Mission.
- Animism -- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Blackwater fever.
- Children -- Conversion to Christianity.
- Children -- Religious life.
- Children of missionaries -- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Children of missionaries.
- Christianity and culture Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Conservative Baptist Foreign Mission Society.
- Davis, Elwood Linnell, 1879-1961.
- Evangelistic work -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- History
- Evangelistic work -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Religion.
- Evangelistic work.
- Evangelists -- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Hurlburt, Charles E.
- Hurlburt, Paul F.
- Interpersonal conflict.
- Ironside, H. A. (Henry Allan), 1876-1951.
- Kivu (Zaire)
- Language in missionary work.
- Music -- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Music -- Religious aspects.
- Nandi (Zairian people)
- Nandi (Zairian people) -- Music.
- Nandi language.
- Occultism -- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Religion, Primitive
- Religion, Primitive -- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Roosevelt, Theodore,, 1858-1919.
- Storytelling -- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Swahili language.
- Unevangelized Africa Mission.
- Witchcraft -- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Collection 438 Oral History Interview with Paul F. Hurlburt Jr.
- Bob Shuster
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