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Collection 169 Oral History Interviews with Harold P. Adolph

Identifier: CN 169

Scope and Contents

Oral History Interview with Harold Paul Adolph, in which he discusses his boyhood in China as the son of missionaries with China Inland Mission, conditions in China, his education at Wheaton College, medical education at the University of Pennsylvania, decision to become a missionary, and his ministry in Ethiopia as a medical missionary in African with Sudan Interior Mission; American missions in Ethiopia; family life on the mission field, and work with the Christian Medical Society. The time period covered by the interviews is 1932-1981.

Harold Adolph was interviewed by Wheaton College student Daniel Mercer on January 14 and 21, 1981.


  • Created: 1981

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There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Biographical or Historical Information

Missionary doctor; born in China in 1932 to American missionary parents; after being educated as a doctor in the United States, went with his family to Ethiopia, where he served as a medical missionary; returned to the United States in 1974 because of the Communist revolution.


2.00 Audio Tapes

158 Minutes

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Accruals and Additions

The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Harold Adolph in January 1981.

Collection 169 Oral History Interviews with Harold P. Adolph
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Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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