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Collection 058 Oral History Interview with Carol Carlson

Identifier: CN 058

Scope and Contents

Oral history interview with Carol Hammond Carlson (1985-1980) in which she describes her experiences on the Tibetan mission field. Subjects discussed include first entry into Tibet, reaction of the people to non-Tibetans, and the Islamic rebellion of 1929.

Carol Hammon was interviewed in her home by Ellen Balmer, a Wheaton College student, on November 11, 1978. There is a section of blank tape which resulted in the loss of the bulk of the interview material.


  • Created: 1978

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There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Biographical or Historical Information

Carol Hammond Carlson lived in Wheaton, Illinois, and attended Wheaton Academy. She later married a Wheaton College graduate, Mr. C. Edwin Carlson. The couple became affiliated with the Christian and Missionary Alliance mission board.

Under the auspices of the C&MA, the Carlson's served twenty-seven years on the China-Tibet border. Other fields of service for the Carlson's include the school for missionaries' children in Quito, Equador; American Community Church in Saigon, Vietnam; and the Alliance Bible Seminary in Hong Kong. After Edwin's death in Hong Kong, Carol returned to Wheaton to live.


1.00 Audio Tape

57 Minutes

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Accruals and Additions

The material in this collection was given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Ellen Balmer and Carol Carlson in January 1979.

Accession 80-32

February 29, 1980

Ellen Balmer

M.A. Buffington

S. Kouns

Collection 058 Oral History Interview with Carol Carlson
Ellen Balmer
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Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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Wheaton IL 60187 US