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Collection 309 Records of National Religious Broadcasters

Identifier: CN-309

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, reports, clippings, recordings and programs of conventions, photographs and other materials of the NRB, which served as a professional association for persons or organizations involved in Protestant Christian radio and television broadcasting.

The collection documents the NRB's efforts to provide information on training for its members on a wide range of technical and broadcasting issues and is especially strong on Federal Communication Commission policies effecting religious broadcasters, the content of the NRB's annual conventions (including speeches by several US presidents and leading politicians), the development of the so-called "electric church" in the United States, and Evangelical and Fundamentalist views on several significant social and political issues in the United States during the 1960s through the 1980s.  There are very few files with information on the NRB prior to the mid-1960s.


  • Created: 1922, 1969-1989, 1991

Biographical or Historical Information

Professional association for Protestant radio and television broadcasters; primary activities include annual conventions, training programs, and serving as a forum on issues of concern to Evangelicals and Fundamentalists in the United States.


57.30 Cubic Feet

Collection 309 Records of National Religious Broadcasters
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Repository Details

Part of the Billy Graham Center Archives Repository

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