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Billy Graham Wheaton Crusade Records

Identifier: CN 028

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of audio recordings and several hundred follow-up cards used by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) to track the progress being made by inquirers who had come forward during Graham's Wheaton, Illinois, meetings (September 27-October 4, 1959). Each form, with the inquirer's name typed in, was given to the local minister for whose church the inquirer had expressed a preference. The minister returned the form, indicating whether the inquirer was attending the church regularly, whether the inquirer planned to become a member, and adding any general comments the minister wished to make. The cards do not appear to be in any particular order. The audio recordings include the dedication of Centennial Gymnasium on the Wheaton College campus by President V. Raymond Edman, evangelistic messages by Graham, comments by Paul Randall and Harold Anderson, singing led by Cliff barrows, Scripture reading by Grady Wilson, prayer by Evan Welch, “How Great Thou Art” sung by George Beverly Shea and accompanied by Don Hustad on the organ and Tedd Smith on the piano, announcements by President Edman over the course of the Crusade.


  • Created: 1959

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.


3 Boxes

23 Audio Tapes

Language of Materials


Accruals and Additions

The materials in this collection were given to the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives by Edward Coray on August 11, 1977.

Accession 77-14, 88-138

Revised: 5/17/2021

Katherine Graber

Collection 028 Records of the BGEA Wheaton Crusade
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