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Collection 445 Oral History Interviews with Helen E. Evans

Identifier: CN 445

Scope and Contents

Oral history interviews with Helen Elizabeth Evans in which she decsribes her family background; spiritual development;  education at Wheaton College; ministry in rural Vermont with the New England Fellowship; the influence of her aunt, Elizabeth Evans; her missionary work in Vietnam and Indonesia with the Christian and Missionary Alliance; and work among Vietnamese in Charlotte, North Carolina. Evans' work in Vietnam was particularly among the Dega and other tribal groups often classified as Montagnards, and included both Bible translation and teaching in a Bible School. The time period covered by the interviews is 1923 to 1991.

Helen Elizabeth Evans was interviewed by Paul Ericksen on September 10 and 11, 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: Helen Elizabeth Evans

Birth Date: February 28, 1923


Parents: Clinton M. (Insurance agent) and Edith N. Fish Evans

Siblings: One brother

Marital Status: Single

Conversion: Approximately 1935 at age 12


1941-1946 B.A. Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, in Christian Education

1949 Nyack Missionary Training Institute


1946-1948 Director of Christian Education for New England Fellowship

1949-1974 Missionary in tribal area of Vietnam (then French Indo-China) for Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA)

1976-1986 Missionary in Sulawesi, Indonesia, for C&MA

1986- Work among Dega refugees in Charlotte, North Carolina


7.00 Audio Tapes

400 Minutes

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Accruals and Additions

The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Helen Elizabeth Evans in September 1991.

Accession 91-87

November 19, 1997

Janyce H. Nasgowitz

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Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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