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Collection 528 Ephemera of Mission Aviation History

Identifier: CN-528

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, prayer letters, audio tapes, clippings, brochures, negatives, photos, and slides collected by former aviator John R. Wells.

Includes documentation on various denominational and nondenominational organizations and individuals covering the time period 1922 to 1989; represented are such agencies as the Catholic, Episcopal, Lutheran, Baptist, Methodist, and Presbyterian churches, Mission Aviation Fellowship, Wycliffe Bible Translators, and individuals such as Paul Carlson, George Fisk, Wally Herron, William Larkins, Fritz Loose, Carl Mortenson, Paul Robinson, Clarence Soderberg, and others. Hundreds of photos and slides depict the airplanes used, pilots, accidents, and other missionary activities.


  • Created: 1922-1989

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Biographical or Historical Information

Aviator and compiler of historical materials; born January 15, 1929; attended Houghton College and Moody Bible Institute; flew as a pilot for North Central Airlines; employed at Wheaton College (1972-1992).


6.00 boxes

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Repository Details

Part of the Billy Graham Center Archives Repository

501 College Avenue
Wheaton IL 60187 US