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Identifier: CN 607
Scope and Contents Oral History Interviews with Dr. Herbert Andrew Atkinson (1931-2009) and his wife, Frieda Elizabeth (Paul) Atkinson (1930- ), missionaries with Africa Inland Mission (AIM) in the Belgian Congo. Dr. Atkinson discusses his family background, conversion, Wheaton College, influence of his roommate Bill Kornfield and Dr. V. Raymond Edman, God's provision for his entering medical school, ministry in Oicha, obstacles in communication with the Congolese, lessons learned on the mission field. Frieda...
Dates: Created: 1988
Identifier: CN 609
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Frederick George Ferris (1911-1998) a Baptist pastor, officer with World Evangelical Fellowship (WEF) and the National Association of Evangelicals, and missionary to Liberia, West Africa. Topics discussed include Ferris’s family background; conversion to Christianity; various church pastorates; church planting; foreign mission work in Liberia with the LeTourneau Foundation; medical and educational work in Liberia; description of traditional tribal religious culture;...
Dates: Created: 1988
Identifier: CN 611
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Mary Ann (Shook) Miller a missionary with Africa Inland Mission (AIM) to the Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) and the Central African Republic. Topics discussed include her family background; conversion to Christianity; education at Wheaton College; InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Urbana Conference; call to the mission field; history of AIM; preparation for the mission field; language training; descriptions of her first mission station; traditional tribal...
Dates: Created: 1988
Identifier: CN 612
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Brenda (Gatlin) Stevens, an agricultural missionary with Mission to the World in Uganda. Topics discussed include Stevens's family background; conversion to Christianity; involvement with Campus Crusade for Christ; reflections on Ugandan culture and the state of the Christian church in Uganda; challenges for western missionaries in a second culture; agricultural work in Uganda; and specific medical concerns for Ugandans. The time period covered by the interview is...
Dates: Created: 1988
Identifier: CN 613
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Addison Carl Tanner (1932-2012) a missionary with Africa Inland Mission (AIM) in Tanzania and publisher of Christian literature. Tanner describes his mission work, the Tanzanian people, Christianity and animism, political situation in Tanzania, role of tribal chiefs, his conversion and call to mission work, changes in the Tanzanian church, and role of women in the African Inland Church. The time period covered in the interview is 1932 to 1988.Addison Carl...
Dates: Created: 1988
Identifier: CN 617
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with Soong-Chan Rah in which he describes his family background, experiences as an immigrant to the United States in the early 1970s from South Korea, his spiritual development, experiences as a church-planter, and ministry with IVCF. Topics discussed include: parents’ influence; spiritual development; immigration to the United States at the age of six; conversion experience and church background; education at Columbia University; involvement in InterVarsity Christian...
Identifier: CN 620
Scope and Contents An oral history interview with Lynfred T. Charter (1921-2009) in which he describes his childhood, parents, conversion, baptism in the Spirit and speaking in tongues, early days in the Foursquare Church, activities of LIFE Bible College, impression of Aimee Semple McPherson and her work in Los Angeles, Angelus Temple, evangelistic tour of the Far East, changes in the Foursquare Church during his lifetime, and Rolf Mc Pherson. The time period covered by the interview is 1921 to 1987....
Dates: Created: 2005
Identifier: CN 621
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Sid Couchey in which he decsribes his conversion to Christianity; his experience as a cartoonist; his participation in the 1957 New York City Crusade, including the preparation; artwork he created for the crusade; counseling; and the aftermath. Ruth Couchey, his wife, also makes brief comments about her experiences during the crusade. The time period covered by the interviews is 1929-1957.Mr. Couchey was interviewed by Bob Shuster on October 11, 2005, at...
Dates: Created: 2005
Identifier: CN 623
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Christopher Ladish in which he discusses his childhood, conversion to Christian faith, marriage, joining Wycliffe Bible Translators/Summer Institute of Linguistics, his translation and literacy work in the Koromfe language among the Koromba people of Burkina Faso, the characteristics of the Wycliffe organization and staff, and methods of Bible translation. The time period covered by the interviews is 1961 to 2006.Christopher Ladish was interviewed by Bob...
Identifier: CN 624
Scope and Contents Diaries, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, oral history interviews, correspondence, photos, and other materials relating to the passengers, mainly American missionaries, who were aboard the ship Zamzam, sunk in the south Atlantic Ocean in 1941 by a German warship. Materials describe the sinking, the subsequent experiences of the passengers as German prisoners and the internment of some for the duration of the war, and reunions held in later years by the survivors and their families.
Dates: Created: 1941-2012
Identifier: CN 625
Scope and Contents Class papers and notes, correspondence, hymns, manuscript, post cards, sermon notes, and thesis documenting the ministry of Lois Vashti Gregory, American Methodist evangelist and teacher of Christian values to young people. Her ministry not only included preaching to adults but also teaching young people, especially children, in Christian ethics and living a morally pure life. Gregory was particularly active in the northeast region of the United States.
Dates: Created: 1887-1961; Majority of material found in 1902-1961
Identifier: CN 626
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Stephen Christopher, a Tamil mission leader. Topics covered in the interview include his childhood, education and conversion; the work of Dohnavur Fellowship; ministry of his father (P. T. Christopher) and the founding of the Tamil Gospel Village Mission, his own vision for the ministry; the Christian church in northern and southern India; and a comparison of Indian and American Christianity. The time period covered by the interview is 1980 to 2006....
Identifier: CN 631
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Maria Katherine Waldschmidt in which she discusses her family background, Roman Catholic upbringing, experiences as an exchange student in Germany, her spiritual struggle and conversion; spiritual atmosphere in Germany in the late 1980s. The time period covered by the interview is roughly 1959-1988.
Maria Katherine Waldschmidt was interviewed by Bob Shuster at the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives on February 9, 2007.
Maria Katherine Waldschmidt was interviewed by Bob Shuster at the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives on February 9, 2007.
Identifier: CN 632
Scope and Contents Prayer letters, publications, sermons notes of Nowack documenting William H. Nowack’s work as an independent Christian missionary in the United States (Tennessee) and China (Honan) over a period of four decades.
Dates: Created: 1903-1980
Identifier: CN 635
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Mole, a missionary and church planter with CB International and Interact Ministries in the Ukraine and Siberia. Topics covered in the interview include the development of his faith in college, involvement with InterVarsity; work as an engineer with DuPont; study at Denver Theological Seminary; churching planting among Russian immigrants in Denver; teaching missions at Donetsk Christian University in Ukraine; Svet Evanglia, a Ukrainian mission agency; working in...
Identifier: CN 641
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with David Kirwa Tarus, a Kenyan pastor and theologian. Tarus describes the ministry of his parents; growing up in Kenya; his conversion; spiritual development; Scott Theological College; the Africa Inland Church in Kenya; Scott’s satellite campus in Eldoret; the general condition of Christianity in Kenya; his impressions of the United States and Wheaton Graduate School; the 2008 election of Barak Obama. The interview covers the time period 1979-2008.David...
Identifier: CN 642
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Susan Nivens, in which she discusses her childhood in Michigan, development of her Christian faith, education at Bethany Bible College, joining the Summer Institute of Linguistics/Wycliffe Bible Translators, the relationship between the two; her marriage; work in Indonesia among the Tarangan people; raising a family in the field; the processes of Bible translation; Indonesian village life; Muslim/Christian relations; experiences during a jihad, helping to create and...
Identifier: CN 650
Scope and Contents Correspondence, memos, reports, newspaper clippings, lists, financial records, questionnaires and training videos other materials of the Say Yes Chicago committee, a group of Protestant Christian leaders that incorporated to sponsor Say Yes Chicago, a 1996 city-wide evangelistic effort led by evangelist Luis Palau. These files contain significant information about the planning and organizing of the campaign, with some material on the actual events of the campaign, the results, and the follow-up...
Dates: Created: 1973-1997
Identifier: CN 651
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Mary J. Hawthorne in which she describes her experiences working in community development, education, evangelism, and medical missions among the Quechua people in Bolivia with SIM International for over 20 years, beginning in 1989. Topics discussed include her family background and spiritual development; education at Wheaton College; impressions of various mission agencies; including SIM, Medical Assistance Program (MAP), and the Moravians; challenges of...
Scope and Contents Prayer letters and an oral history interviews which document Samuel Douglas Faircloth’s childhood, conversion, education at Wheaton College and elsewhere, and his work as a United States Army chaplain in Italy immediately after World War II, as a church planter in Portugal, and a seminary professor at the Tyndale Theological Seminary in the Netherlands.
Dates: Created: 1949-2011
Identifier: CN 659
Scope and Contents Scrapbooks, correspondence, photos, newspaper clippings, and other documents relating to Gustafson’s education and life’s work as a minister, evangelist, Bible teacher, and staff member of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Particularly well documented are the tours of the Holy Land (Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt) he led and lectured to for several decades, his participation in ministries in Africa and Asia, and his active involvement in the worldwide activities of Samaritan’s Purse.
Dates: Created: 1908-2002
Identifier: CN 662
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews of Brazilian minister and missionary Marcus Figueiredo. Topics covered included his family background; membership in a spiritualist church, conversion; education at Seminario Biblico Palavra da Vida (Word of Life Seminary); his battle with cancer; pastoral duties at the Igreja Presbiteriana 12 de Agosto (August 12 Presbyterian Church); Evangelicalism in Brazil; Pioneer Missions; mission work in Kyrgyzstan as a teacher of English; Muslim attitudes towards Jesus; the...
Identifier: CN 665
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Paul Cedar about his upbringing as the son of a Presbyterian minister, his conversion at a Youth for Christ rally, his call to ministry at a young age, his work as a summer evanelist in Pennsylvania, his education at Northern State College in South Dakota, and his first pastorate during which he started a YFC club. Events described in the interview cover the time period 1938-1960.Paul Cedar was interviewed by Paul Ericksen on June 9, 2011 at the Billy...
Dates: Created: 2011
Identifier: CN 668
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Esdras Krebsky in which he describes his upbringing, ministry education in Brazil and the United States, Evangelicalism in Brazil, the nature of camp ministry, his experiences as a camp director, Christian Camping International, reflections on the church in Brazil, dealing with allegations of child abuse in camp ministry.Esdras Krebsky was interviewed by Bob Shuster on January 6 and 13, 2012 in the offices of the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center...
Identifier: CN 669
Scope and Contents Three oral history interviews with Samuel Boateng in which he describes his family and growing up in an impoverished part of Accra, Ghana; journey to faith as a Christian; personal witness and devotional practices; starting a youth group in his Pentecostal church; education in Ghana, South Africa, United Kingdom, and the United States; leadership in Ghana Fellowship of Evangelical Students at the University of Cape Coast; church planting ministry, influential mentors including Gottfried and...
Identifier: CN 672
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Jeanne Bourland Blumhagen in which she describes her family background; effects of the Great Depression; conversion and spiritual development; education at Whitworth University, University of Chicago, and University of Illinois; World War II; medical missionary service in Afghanistan with the American Embassy in Kabul, Bible and Medical Missionary Fellowship (BMMF), Medical Assistance Program (MAP), and later Interserve, and serving on the Wheaton College Board of...
Identifier: CN 678
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Helen Grace Madeira Cox (1921-2019), missionary in China from 1947-1951 and Northern Thailand 1953-1973 with China Inland Mission (later Overseas Missionary Fellowship). Topics discussed include Cox's childhood experiences and early faith in the Church of the Brethren; call to missionary work; education at Columbia Bible College and Wheaton College; teaching Bible in Virginia public schools; attending Missionary Medical Institute and Wycliffe’s Summer Institute of...
Identifier: CN 679
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with John and Virginia Casto. Topics discussed include their family backgrounds; their education at Prairie Bible Institute and elsewhere; marriage; work in Thailand as missionaries with Overseas Missionary Fellowship in hospital evangelism, nursing, and church planting; the Thai church; raising a family on the mission field.The Castos were interviewed by Bob Shuster on August 14 and 14, 2015 and August 19, 2016 at the Calvary Fellowship Homes in Lancaster,...
Identifier: CN 681
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Mertis Byram Heimbach (1921- ) missionary in China, Thailand, Singapore and U.S. with China Inland Mission (CIM) and (as it was later known) Overseas Missionary Fellowship (OMF) from 1946 to 1999. Topics discussed include childhood in Korea; parents’ mission work; Wheaton College and Prairie Bible Institute; marriage to Ernest Heimbach; Hmong (Miao) people; tribal mission work; Communist takeover of China; Communist treatment of Christians; CIM’s exit from China;...
Identifier: CN 688
Scope and Contents Oral history interview and articles by Paul Borthwick, a minister, and leader in the Short-Term Mission (STM) and in development ministry. In the interview Borthwick discusses his childhood in Massachusetts, involvement with Grace Chapel, his conversion and growth in Christian faith, his own early involvement with the Short Term Missions movement (STM), the development of STM in the United States and other countries; evaluation of the movement. The collection also contains dozens of articles...
Dates: 1980-2015; Majority of material found in 1980-2012
Identifier: CN 693
Scope and Contents Newsletters, oral history transcripts, manuscripts, correspondence, slides, photographs, audio recordings, and films relating to Jim Vaus’ youth ministry work in East Harlem, NY and later youth camp ministries in New York and California and internationally with the Missionary Communication Service. The collection also contains material on Jim Vaus’ work as a wiretapper for the Los Angeles mob prior to his conversion to Christianity at the 1949 Los Angeles Billy Graham Crusade, and the 1955 film...
Dates: Created: 1950-2001
Identifier: CN 707
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Douglas W. Stewart in which he describes his ministry with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) in South and Central America and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship from 1963-1991. Topics discussed include Stewart’s family background, spiritual growth, education at Colombia Bible College and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, leadership, roles, and structure of IFES, political, social, and religious context in South and Central America, gender...
Identifier: CN 708
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Amira Mina, in which she describes her family background; spiritual formation in the Egyptian Coptic Church in Alexandria; her education at the University of Alexandria; her spiritual awakening and discipleship through Youth With A Mission (YWAM); and ministry service with YWAM working with homeless populations, refugees, and mental health patients in Egypt, India, Cambodia, Laos, Sudan, and the United Kingdom; observations of the Arab Spring in 2010, interest in...
Identifier: CN 655
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Adonai. Topics discussed include family background and childhood in Nigeria, his conversion and the development of his Christian faith, graduate education in Poland; ministry among university students through the Christian Student Association of Poland (ChSA) and the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES); African students in Poland; Pentecostalism in Poland; founding of the Victory in Jesus Church in Lodz, Poland; impressions of the Wheaton College...
Identifier: SCN 104
Scope and Contents This collection contains a letter from Belgian Gospel Mission directors Edith and Ralph Norton and a BGM newsletter. The personal letter describes the continuing effects of World War I on the country, the activities of various missionaries, perceived opposition to the mission from the Roman Catholic hierarchy and the testimonies of new converts.
Dates: Created: 1931
- Evangelistic work 218
- Conversion. 188
- Missionaries 124
- Christian and Missionary Alliance -- Missions 118
- Missionaries -- Appointment, call, and election. 101
- Evangelistic work -- United States. 91
- Women -- Religious life. 91
- Christian life. 88
- Women 87
- Church and state 84
- Women in missionary work. 80
- Christian education 68
- Evangelicalism 68
- Conversion 64
- Bible 61
- Language in missionary work. 61
- Indigenous church administration 59
- Missionaries -- Training of 59
- Christian leadership. 50
- Conversion -- Personal narratives. 49
- Evangelicalism -- United States. 48
- Missions 46
- Church and social problems 45
- Catholic Church. 44
- Christianity and culture. 42
- Wheaton College (Ill.) -- Alumni. 41
- Children of missionaries. 39
- Persecution 37
- Children. 35
- Pentecostalism 35
- Church work with youth 34
- Family. 34
- Missionaries -- Leaves and furloughs. 34
- Tribes 34
- Animism 33
- Youth 33
- Bible colleges 32
- Evangelistic invitations. 32
- Medical care 32
- Preaching. 32
- Religious institutions. 32
- Christian literature 31
- College students 31
- Evangelistic sermons. 31
- World War, 1939-1945. 31
- African Americans 30
- Church and social problems -- United States. 30
- Communism 30
- Education 30
- Radio in religion 29
- Bible -- Study and teaching. 28
- Culture shock. 28
- Mass media in religion 28
- Muslims 28
- Prayer. 28
- Sex role 28
- Worship. 28
- Children of missionaries 27
- Christian and Missionary Alliance -- Missions -- Educational work. 27
- Evangelistic work -- Philosophy. 27
- Racism 27
- Christian literature -- Publication and distribution 26
- City missions 25
- Evangelistic work -- China. 25
- Missionaries -- Training of -- United States. 25
- Sermons, American. 25
- Catholic Church. -- Protestant churches. 24
- Christian and Missionary Alliance -- Missions -- China. 24
- Mass media in religion -- United States. 24
- Missions, Medical 24
- Christian and Missionary Alliance -- Missions -- Finance. 23
- Christian education -- United States. 23
- Fundamentalism 23
- Radio in religion -- United States. 23
- Rural missions 23
- Bible -- Translating. 22
- Church growth 22
- Communism -- China. 22
- Fundamentalism -- United States. 22
- Salvation 22
- Theology 22
- African Americans -- Religious life. 21
- African Americans -- Social conditions. 21
- Belief and doubt. 21
- Church work with students 21
- Church work with youth -- United States. 21
- Radio in religion. 21
- Revivals 21
- Theological seminaries 21
- Islam -- Christianity. 20
- Race relations. 20
- Racism -- United States. 20
- Radio in missionary work. 20
- Chicago (Ill.) 19
- Christian life 19
- Evangelistic work -- China 19
- Faith 19
- Children. -- United States 18
- Children. -- United States -- Conversion to Christianity. 18
- Christianity and culture 18 ∧ less
- Wheaton College (Ill.) 82
- Graham, Billy, 1918-2018 51
- Wheaton College (Ill.). 43
- Moody Bible Institute. 37
- Edman, V. Raymond (Victor Raymond), 1900-1967. 25
- Islam 21
- Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. 20
- Campus Crusade for Christ International. 19
- Moody Bible Institute 19
- Overseas Missionary Fellowship. 18
- Rader, Paul, 17
- Christian and Missionary Alliance 16
- Sunday, Billy, 1862-1935 16
- Youth for Christ International. 16
- China Inland Mission. 14
- Wycliffe Bible Translators. 14
- Christian and Missionary Alliance. 13
- Sudan Interior Mission. 13
- Buswell, J. Oliver. 12
- Evangelical Alliance Mission. 12
- HCJB (Radio station : Quito, Ecuador) 12
- Wyrtzen, Jack, 12
- Africa Inland Mission. 11
- Crawford, Percy B. 11
- International Fellowship of Evangelical Students. 11
- Jones, Clarence W. 11
- Smith, Oswald J. 11
- Catholic Church 10
- Chicago Gospel Tabernacle (Ill.) 10
- Chung-kuo kuo min tang. 10
- Johnson, Torrey Maynard, 1909- 10
- Moody Memorial Church (Chicago, Ill.) 10
- Perkins, John, 10
- Wheaton College (Ill.). Graduate School 10
- World Evangelical Fellowship. 10
- Africa Inland Mission, International. 9
- Blanchard, Charles A. 9
- Henry, Carl F. H. 9
- Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship. 9
- National Association of Evangelicals. 9
- Ockenga, Harold John, 9
- Bright, Bill. 8
- Colson, Charles W. 8
- Fuller, Charles Edward, 8
- Graham, Ruth Bell. 8
- Ironside, H. A. 8
- Jesus Christ 8
- Jones, Bob, 8
- Latin America Mission. 8
- McIntire, Carl, 8
- Rodeheaver, Homer A. 8
- Smith, Gipsy, 8
- Stam, Elisabeth Alden Scott, 8
- Africa Inland Church. 7
- Columbia Bible College (S.C.) 7
- Conservative Baptist Foreign Mission Society. 7
- Evangelical Churches of West Africa. 7
- McPherson, Aimee Semple, 7
- Navigators. 7
- Riley, W. B. 7
- Shea, George Beverly, 7
- Skinner, Tom, 7
- Stam, John Cornelius, 7
- Woods, C. Stacey, 7
- Youth for Christ/USA. 7
- Adeney, David H. 6
- Armerding, Hudson T. 6
- Assemblies of God. 6
- Elliot, Jim, 1927-1956 6
- Fuller Theological Seminary. 6
- Kuhn, Isobel. 6
- Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization. 6
- Operation Mobilization. 6
- Pacific Garden Mission (Chicago, Ill.) 6
- Plymouth Brethren. 6
- Princeton Theological Seminary. 6
- Prison Fellowship. 6
- Stott, John R. W. 6
- Sunday, Helen Amelia Thompson, 6
- Torrey, Edith C. 6
- Torrey, R. A. (Reuben Archer), 1856-1928 6
- Trotman, Dawson E. 6
- Wright, J. Elwin. 6
- Ackley, B. D. 5
- Asher, Virginia Healey, 5
- Barrows, Cliff. 5
- Bingham, Rowland V., 5
- Dunlop, Merrill. 5
- ELWA (Radio station : Monrovia, Liberia) 5
- Freed, Paul E. 5
- Greater Europe Mission. 5
- Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship of the United States of America. 5
- Kuhn, John Becker. 5
- LeTourneau, Robert Gilmour, 5
- Methodist Church 5
- Nixon, Richard M. 5
- Padilla, C. Rene. 5
- Prairie Bible Institute. 5
- Presbyterian Church in the U.S. 5
- SIM (Organization) 5 ∧ less