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Collection 610 Oral History Interview with Geneva Grace Haller

Identifier: CN 610

Scope and Contents

Oral history interview with Geneva Grace Haller, who was a missionary to the Congo, first as an independent, then with World Wide Mission. Haller describes growing up in Africa, being home schooled, orphanage work, problems caused by the independence of Congo, persecution of Congolese, her view of various Congo political leaders, condition of the Congolese church, relationship between the Joseph Mobutu government and missionary societies, Congo education, health care, and economic problems. The time period covered by the interviews is 1927 to 1988.

Geneva Grace Haller was interviewed by Dale Stanley Brewster on October 22, 1988 at the D & D Missionary Home in St. Petersburg, Florida.


  • Created: 1988

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Biographical Information

Full Name: Geneva Grace Haller

Birth: January 3, 1928, Belgian Congo

Death: Before 2005


Parents: Archie and Ellen Haller

Siblings: None

Marital Status: Single

Children: Adopted African children: Gary, Ruth, Lydia


ca. 1933-1938 - Home schooled by her father up to grade five when he died


1940s-1960 - Independent missionary to the Belgian Congo

1961-1964 - Missionary involved in orphanage work with her mother in the Belgian Congo under World Wide Mission

1964-1966 - Worked as a nurse in a hospital in Detroit, Michigan

1966-1987 - Returns to the Belgian Congo with her mother

Other Significant Information:

Grace's parents were missionaries with Congo Inland Mission (1926-1927), Unevangelized Tribes Mission (UTM) in the Bambunda Province of the Belgian Congo (1927-1939), and then independent missionaries (1939-1960). Later Grace and her mother worked with World Wide Mission (1961-1987).


2 Audio Tapes

90 Minutes

Language of Materials


Accruals and Additions

The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Geneva Grace Haller and Dale Stanley Brewster in January 1989.

Accession: 89-6

May 9, 2005

Wayne D. Weber

Collection 610 Oral History Interview with Geneva Grace Haller
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Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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