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Collection 307 Ephemera of Christian Films and Videos

Identifier: CN 307

Scope and Contents

Moving image recordings in this collection provide a representative sampling of post-war evangelical Christian film companies, and cover various topics such as dramatizations of stories from the life of Jesus and of the Apostle Paul, Christian lifestyle, church and social issues, communism, drug and alcohol abuse, evangelism, immigration, materialism, mass media in religion, meaning of life, missions, the natural world as a reflection of God, politics, refugees, relationships, rock and roll, salvation, teenagers and the church, and values. Prominent people and organizations featured or depicted include Joe Aldrich, Bibles for the World, John Bunyan, William Carey, Chuck Colson, Christmas Evans, Irvin Moon, Hugh Latimer, Prison Fellowship, John Perkins, Rochunga Pudiate, Brother Roger Schultz of Taizé, Albert Schweitzer, Voice of Calvary Ministries, and John Wesley. Unless otherwise noted, the Archives holds only one copy of each item.

The items in this collection were collected by the Archives from production companies to provide a sampling of evangelical Christian audiovisual efforts. The items were donated by two Christian film libraries that went out of business, Inspir Action Films of LaGrange, Illinois, and Leffingwell Films of Kansas.


  • Created: 1940-1986

Conditions Governing Access

The moving image recordings in this collection may only be viewed in the Manuscripts Reading Room at the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives. They may not be duplicated, distributed, loaned, or rented.


51.07 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials


Accruals and Additions

The materials in this collection were received from multiple sources in 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1995 and 2011.

Accession: 84-144, 85-52, 85-86, 85-93, 85-95, 85-119, 85-148, 86-6, 86-30, 86-63, 86-122, 87-104, 88-114, 89-10, 89-19, 89-43, 95-08, 10-57, 10-59, 11-40

September 11, 1985

Revised, November 12, 1985

Revised February 3, 1986

Revised April 4, 1986

Revised June 4, 1986

Revised November 6, 1986

Revised August 15, 1987

Revised October 5, 1988

Robert Shuster

J. Nasgowitz

Revised March 16, 1993

Janyce Nasgowitz

M. L. Wohlschlegel

May 18, 2010

Accession 95-08

Bob Shuster

T. Gulsvug

K Ndiethieu

July 1, 2011

Acc. 11-40

Bob Shuster

H. Parish

July 19, 2011

Acc. 11-42

Bob Shuster

H. Parish

July 24, 2023 Acc. 2023-021 Bob Shuster

Collection 307 Ephemera of Christian Films and 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

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