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Collection 475 Oral History Interview with W. Scott Nyborg

Identifier: CN-475
Oral history interview with W. Scott Nyborg in which he describes his childhood, work with High School Evangelism Fellowship; the 1957 Billy Graham New York Crusade; the Sermons from Science exhibit at the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair; Office of Worldwide Evangelism-in-Depth (OWED) for Latin America Mission; In-Depth Evangelism Associates (IDEA); Reality Seminars with Latin America Mission; Christ for the City-Miami; co-workers Ruben Lores, Rene Padilla, Orlando Costas and John Huffman; attitudes of the American church towards the rest of the world; affect of Hurricane Andrew on Miami. The time period covered by the interview is 1917-1993.

Scott Nyborg was interviewed by Paul Ericksen on January 15, 1993, at the office of Latin America Mission in Miami, Florida.


  • Created: 1923-1993

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There are no restrictions on the use of this collection


1.00 audio_tapes

75 minutes other_unmapped

Biographical or Historical Information

Full Name: W. Scott Nyborg

Birth: 1923, in Tacoma, Washington, United States


Parents: Parents immigrated to the United States from Norway, 1917. Father was a pastor in the Evangelical Free Church denomination.

Siblings: 5 brothers & sisters

Marital Status: Married to Jane A. Newell in 1950s


?-1960 - Graduated Columbia Bible College, Columbia , South Carolina


AT&T, personnel department

?, 1957 - High School Evangelism Fellowship, oversaw high school clubs in Brooklyn & Queens

(?) 1950s, 1960-1963 - Gospel Volunteers of the World (Camp-of-the-Woods)

1963 - Christian Businessmen's Committee

1963-1965 - Director of Sermons from Science at the New York World's Fair, 1964-1965, for Moody Institute of Science

1966-1970 - Latin America Mission, worked in Office of Worldwide Evangelism-in-Depth (OWED)

1970-1976 - Latin America Mission, seconded to In-Depth Evangelism Associates (IDEA)

? - Latin America Mission, Reality Seminars

1986-199? - Latin America Mission, director of Christ for the City-Miami

Accruals and Additions

The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Scott Nyborg in January 1993.

Accession: 93-07

April 2003

Christian F. Sawyer
Collection 475 Oral History Interview with W. Scott Nyborg
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