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Collection 438 Oral History Interview with Paul F. Hurlburt Jr.

Identifier: CN 438

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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There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Biographical Information

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.


2.00 Audio Tapes

86 Minutes

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Accruals and Additions

The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Paul F. Hurlburt in November 1990.

Accession: 90-118

February 20, 1997

Robert Shuster

Collection 438 Oral History Interview with Paul F. Hurlburt Jr.
Bob Shuster
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Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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