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Collection 096 Oral History Interview with Wayne G. Bragg

Identifier: CN 096-096

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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There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

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.


2.00 Audio Tapes

172 Minutes

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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

P. Ericksen

L. Beloz

Collection 096 Oral History Interview with Wayne G. Bragg
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Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

501 College Avenue
Wheaton IL 60187 US