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Collection 467 Oral History Interview with Doris Schneider

Identifier: CN 467

Scope and Contents

Oral history interviews with Doris Gould Schneider (1922-2009) in which she describes her family background; conversion to Christianity; preaching of John R. Rice; education at Moody Bible Institute; marriage; missionary work in Morocco; the role of women in Muslim society; raising children on the mission field; overthrow of the French protectorate; the family's move to Spain; cultural difference between Arabs and Berbers; public health in Morocco; return to the United States in 1982; views on and materialism and Muslims in the United States. The time period covered by the interviews is 1936 to 1989.

Doris Schneider was interviewed by Robert Shuster on March 17 and April 14, 1989 at her home in Elgin, Illinois.


  • Created: 1989

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There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Biographical Information

Doris Gould Schneider was one of six children born to Frank and Lillian Gould. Her mother was a Christian and the other children came to be Christians through the influence of her brother, Frank Jr. Doris was converted in 1936. In 1940, after graduation from high school, she began taking courses at Moody Bible Institute (MBI). She met Robert Schneider at an evangelistic tent meeting and they were married after their graduation from MBI. While they were students there, they felt God's call to missions, particularly in the Muslim world. She and her husband began working in Morocco, North Africa, in 1947, under Gospel Missionary Union.

The Schneiders served twenty years in Morocco and fifteen years in Spain. In Morocco, they were involved in evangelism, summer camp work, Bible correspondence courses, Bible classes for boys and girls, and Bible conferences. In Spain, work included a Bible correspondence course, a print shop, and a radio ministry. These ministries were carried out in the Arabic and Berber languages and targeted North Africa and North African communities in Europe.

After their return to the United States in 1982, the Schneiders were appointed as representatives of the Gospel Missionary Union's ministry to Muslims. The Schneider's had three children, twin boys, David and Daniel, and a girl, Susan [?]. In 1989, they resided in Elgin, Illinois.


4 Audio Tapes

177 Minutes

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Accruals and Additions

The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Doris Schneider in March and April 1989.

Accession 89-18, 89-35

March 7, 1995

Janyce H. Nasgowitz

K. Cox

Collection 467 Oral History Interview with Doris Schneider
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Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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