Collection 613 Oral History Interview with Addison C. Tanner
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Oral history interview with Addison Carl Tanner (1932-2012) a missionary with Africa Inland Mission (AIM) in Tanzania and publisher of Christian literature. Tanner describes his mission work, the Tanzanian people, Christianity and animism, political situation in Tanzania, role of tribal chiefs, his conversion and call to mission work, changes in the Tanzanian church, and role of women in the African Inland Church. The time period covered in the interview is 1932 to 1988.
Addison Carl Tanner was interviewed by Robert Bruce Rummel on December 10, 1988, at Tanner's home in Creve Coeur, Illinois. This interview was conducted as part of a Wheaton College class assignment.
- Created: 1988
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Full Name: Addison Carl Tanner
Birth: January 18, 1932
Parents: John and Irene (Goodfellow) Tanner
Siblings: John (older brother)
Marital Status: Married Lillian Clark
Children: Thomas, Rebecca, Dan, Paul, Tim, Debbie
Conversion: At age 18
1951-1954 - Graduated from John Brown University, Siloam Springs, Arkansas (majored in printing and minored in Bible)
1954-1956 - Philadelphia Bible Institute (now Philadelphia Biblical University)
1958-1978 - Served with Africa Inland Mission in Mwanze, Tanganyika (now Tanzania) through the publishing of Christian literature. He was manager of Africa Inland Press.
1978 - Returned to the United States for the education of his children
1990-2000 - Returned to Tanzania to continue the work he previously had done. Retired from AIM in 2000.
Other Significant Information: Tanner's primary work was in developing the modern printing plant to serve the needs for Christian literature in Mwanza, Tanzania.
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The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Addison Carl Tanner and Robert Bruce Rummel in January 1989.
March 8, 2005
Wayne D. Weber
- Africa Inland Church.
- Africa Inland Mission.
- Church growth
- Church growth -- Tanzania.
- Evangelistic work -- Tanzania.
- Evangelistic work.
- John Brown University.
- Missionaries -- Appointment, call, and election.
- Missions -- Tanzania.
- Mwanza, (Tanzania)
- Nyerere, Julius K., 1922-1999.
- Printing industry
- Printing industry -- Management.
- Tanner, Addison Carl.
- Collection 613 Oral History Interview with Addison C. Tanner
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