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Collection 330 Records of The Moody Church

Identifier: CN 330

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, reports, scrapbooks, church bulletins, minutes of meetings, and other records documenting the activities of the influential independent Chicago church started by Dwight L. Moody; chiefly from ca. 1910 through 1946.

Topics documented include worship services, Sunday school, the weekly activities of the congregation, the governance of the body, and various urban evangelistic outreaches of the church.  Besides the history of the church, the collection also documents such topics as American foreign and home missions at the beginning of the twentieth century, the life and ministry of Moody's pastors A.C. Dixon, Paul Rader, P.W. Philpott, and Harry Ironside, various Evangelical and Fundamentalist figuresand institutions, the beliefs and practices of American Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism, and the impact of current events such as World Wars I and II on church life.

Biographical Note: Independent conservative Protestant church; founded by Dwight L. Moody in Chicago, 1864; one of the leading churches of Chicago and of Fundamentalism-Evangelicalism in the U.S.; originally called the Illinois Street Church, 1864-1871; after the building burned in the Chicago Fire, the congregation built a new structure at Chicago Avenue, which gave the church its name until it was renamed the Moody Church in 1900.


  • Created: 1864-1987


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Collection 330 Records of The Moody Church
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Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

501 College Avenue
Wheaton IL 60187 US