Collection 096 Oral History Interview with Wayne G. Bragg
Scope and Contents
Oral history interviews with Wayne G. Bragg (1931-2009), in which he describes his missionary experiences in Brazil and the Caribbean working with university students, his student days at Wheaton College, and his experience at Wheaton College as a faculty member. Dr. Bragg was interviewed by Mary Ann Buffington at Wheaton College on February 15 and May 9, 1980.
- Created: 1980
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Biographical or Historical Information
Wayne G. Bragg was born in Madison Country, Georgia on January 17, 1931. He grew up in Kannapolis, North Carolina where his father was a weaver in one of the local textile mills. After receiving his early education in the public schools, he attended Wingate Junior College, Wheaton College (B.A., 1953; M.A., 1957), Fuller Seminary, Appalachian State (M.A.), and the University of Texas, Austin (Ph.D., 1973).
In 1956 Bragg and his wife Ann left Wheaton to do student work in the Caribbean. They did not go out under a mission board but were supported by a group of individuals concerned about Latin American missions. The International Fellowship Evangelical Students asked Bragg to join their staff and so he began 10 years of work in Puerto Rico, haiti, Cuba, Dominican Republic, and Venezuela. Brazil needed a general secretary to supervise the work there so in 1966 the Bragg's moved to South America. The work with IFES involved conducting camps, holding leadership training conferences, staff recruitment, literature publication, relations, pioneering and establishing national Christian student work. During his 15 years with student work, Bragg established national student groups in six countries.
The Braggs returned to the United States in 1970 with their five children Richard Wayne, Sandra Lynn, Susan Annette, Deborah Kay, and Eric John. Bragg began directing the HNGR program at Wheaton in 1976 while continuing his interest and involvement with Latin American Missions.
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Accruals and Additions
The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Wayne Bragg in February and May 1980.
Acc 80-23, 80-66
May 22, 1980
Mary Ann Buffington
S. Kouns January 17, 1990, revised
- Billy Graham Center.
- Bragg, Ann Kay.
- Bragg, Wayne G., 1931-
- Brazil -- Religion.
- Brazil. -- Social life and customs.
- Caribbean -- Social life and customs.
- Caribbean Area.
- Caribbean. -- Economic conditions.
- Catholic Church.
- Catholic Church. -- Protestant churches.
- Christian leadership.
- Christian life.
- Church and social problems.
- Church and state.
- Church work with students.
- College students -- Religious life.
- College students in missionary work.
- College students.
- Culture shock.
- Economic and social conditions
- Economic and social conditions -- Caribbean.
- Evangelistic work -- Brazil.
- Evangelistic work -- Caribbean Area.
- Evangelistic work -- Congresses
- Evangelistic work -- Costa Rica.
- Evangelistic work -- Cuba.
- Evangelistic work -- Dominican Republic.
- Evangelistic work -- Haiti.
- Evangelistic work -- Puerto Rico.
- Evangelistic work.
- Haiti -- Economic conditions.
- International Fellowship of Evangelical Students.
- Literacy -- Caribbean.
- Mission for Education in Latin America.
- Missionaries -- Appointment, call, and election.
- Missions -- Brazil.
- Missions -- Caribbean Area.
- Missions -- Costa Rica.
- Missions -- Cuba.
- Missions -- Dominican Republic.
- Missions -- Haiti.
- Missions -- South America.
- Old Fashioned Revival Hour (Radio program)
- Padilla, C. Rene.
- Race relations.
- Religious institutions.
- Sex role -- Caribbean.
- Sex role.
- Smith, Harold J.
- Wheaton College (Ill.)
- Wheaton College (Ill.) -- Alumni.
- Wheaton College (Ill.) -- Employees.
- Woods, C. Stacey, 1909-1983.
- World Student Christian Federation.
- Collection 096 Oral History Interview with Wayne G. Bragg
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