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Collection 459 Records of Fellowship Foundation

Identifier: CN 459

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings, reference files, clippings, newsletters and other material related to the work of the Foundation (also known as International Christian leadership) which involved developing small group prayer fellowships, especially among government, business and academic leaders.

There is a great deal of information on the United States and other countries.  Also documented is the group's involvement in various community development, patriotic, and personal growth projects.


  • Created: 1937-1988, n.d.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on use of Fellowship Foundation materials in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Permission is required from the Fellowship Foundation to obtain copies of audio or video recordings. Contact the BGC Archives for the permission form.

Biographical or Historical Information

Fellowship of people concerned to provide a means for intimate small group sharing and prayer, especially for leaders in government and businness; the organization grew out of Abraham Vereide's work in Seattle in the mid-1930s, but from 1944 on was based in Washington D.C.; organizational structure was a secondary consideration when compared with the importance of informal contacts and understandings between participants; group was called by a variety of names, including International Christian Leadership and Fellowship Foundation; the branch in the U.S. was the most active, but there were similar fellowships in all parts of the world; the group's most visible activity was the National Prayer Breakfast in the United States and other countries, but was also involved in a wide variety of less publicized educational, philantropic, networking and discipleship programs; important leaders include Richard Halverson, Douglas Coe, Frank Carlson, Mark Hatfield, Harold Hughes, among others.


240.00 Cubic Feet

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Other Descriptive Information

Researchers use this collection by the box instead of by the folder. Restricted folders will be removed from boxes before they are given to researchers.

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Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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