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Collection 270 Oral History Interview with Ray Schulenburg

Identifier: CN 270

Scope and Contents

Oral history interview with Roy Harvey Schulenberg (1909-2003) in which he discusses his conversion and involvement in Christian work, his memories of Paul Rader and the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle, the early days of Youth for Christ, evangelistic preaching, and city missions. Other topics discussed include: Rader’s radio ministry, Moody Memorial Church, evangelical figures who worked with or were influenced by Rader (Lance Latham, Richard Oliver, Howard Ferrin, Oswald Smith, Clarence Jones, Howard Jones, Torrey Johnson, Clarence Erickson), the Christian and Missionary Alliance, African American participation at the Tabernacle, the Depression's impact on ministry, and the use of music in evangelism. The time period covered by the interview is circa 1909-1984.

Roy Schulenburg was interviewed by Robert Shuster on March 29, 1984 at the Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College.


  • Created: 1984

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There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Biographical Information

Ray Harvey Schulenburg was born in the Humboldt Park district of Chicago. He was converted to Christianity at an early age and, as a youth and young man, regularly attended the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle, where he was deeply influenced by pastor Paul Rader. Schulenburg eventually became a minister himself and was ordained in the Evangelical Free Church.


1.00 Audio Tape

111 Minutes

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Accruals and Additions

The material in this collection was given to the Billy Graham Center Archives in March 1984.

Accession 84-45

August 30, 1985

Robert Shuster

J. Nasgowitz

Collection 270 Oral History Interview with Ray Schulenburg
Bob Shuster
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Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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Wheaton IL 60187 US