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Collection 356 Records of the Prison Ministries Videos

Identifier: CN 356

Scope and Contents

The material in this collection consists of edited videotaped programs produced by the staff of the Institute of Prison Ministries of the Billy Graham Center. Programs contain interviews by director of Institute for Prison Ministries with people involved in the criminal justice system.  Prominant people interviewed include Chief Justic Warren Burger, Senator Mark Hatfield, and Attorney General Edwin Meese; also interviewed are prisoners, social workers, gang members, and prison guards.  Other videos are programs done about IPM director, Don Smarto, and the Institute for Prison Ministries.  Programs were produced to be broadcast on television and shown at IPM conferences.


  • Created: 1985-1986

Conditions Governing Access

The videos in this collection may not be duplicated or used outside the Reading Room without written permission. Requests for permission should be directed to:

Director of Institute for Prison Ministries

Billy Graham Center, Wheaton College,

Wheaton, IL 60187

Forms to be sent to the contact person should be obtained from the staff in the Reading Room.

Historical Information

Founded as a program of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College, 1984; intended to be a resource for prison ministries and individuals who bring the gospel to prisoners; conducted research, convened consultations and offered academic programs; oversaw a scholarship for ex-offenders to study at Wheaton College; Donald Smarto served as director, beginning in 1984.


11 Films

Language of Materials


Accruals and Additions

The material in this collection was received by the Billy Graham Center Archives from the Institute of Prison Ministries in January, 1987.

Accession 87-4

January 28, 1987

Robert Shuster

J. Nasgowitz

M. Wohlschlegel

Collection 356 Records of Prison Ministries Videos
Bob Shuster
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

501 College Avenue
Wheaton IL 60187 US