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Scope and Contents Correspondence, proposals, reports, minutes, programs, publications brochures, budgets, audio tapes, clippings, photographs, and video tapes related to the founding, ground breaking and dedication and continuing work of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College as a research and training center in evangelism, and its ongoing activities. Includes audio and video recordings of Center-sponsored conferences (on themes including evangelism and evangelistic preaching, outreach to various...
Dates: Created: 1919-2011
Scope and Contents This collection contains drafts of John Pollock’s 1966 and 2004/2005 biographies of Billy Graham. The 1966 version was originally published as Billy Graham: The Authorized Biography. This book was reprinted in revised and expanded edition in 1969, with the title Crusades: Twenty Years with Billy Graham. It brought the story of Graham’s life up to 1969. Im 1979, Pollock published another biography of Graham entitled ...
Dates: Created: 1973-2005
Identifier: CN 020
Scope and Contents Correspondence, photographs, reports, publications, posters, minutes of meetings, and other documentation of Herbert J. Taylor's long involvement in the leadership of such organizations as Child Evangelism, Youth for Christ, Christian Service Brigade, Pioneer Girls, Young Life, National Association of Evangelicals, Fuller Seminary, Christian Workers Foundation, and Inter-Varsity as well as his role in the planning and development of Billy Graham's Chicago crusades and of Key '73. Other records...
Dates: Created: 1916-1979
Scope and Contents Correspondence, minutes, memos, reports, manuscripts of speeches, press releases, newsletters, staff manuals, audio and video tapes of sponsored events, photographs of events and personnel, and other administrative materials. The Committee grew out of the 1974 International Congress on World Evangelization. Its basic doctrinal statement was the Lausanne Covenant and it had the mission "to encourage and stimulate the involvement of churches, denominations, ministries, networks and individuals...
Dates: Created: 1949, 1969-2007
Scope and Contents Minutes, constitution and by-laws, clippings, newsletters, manuals, pamphlets, directories, press releases, audio tapes, videotapes, photographs, posters, club yearbooks, correspondence, etc., about the founding, development and growth, and activities of Youth for Christ in the USA and internationally.Collection documents organizational policies, correspondence of the organization's presidents, conventions and Bible quiz competitions, the operation of Campus Life clubs, Youth...
Dates: Created: 1944-ongoing; Other: Majority of material found in 1944-ongoing
Identifier: CN 061
Scope and Contents Microfilm edition of original documents held in Winona Lake, Indiana, including correspondence, sermons, reports, revival ephemera, and scrapbooks dealing mainly with the career of evangelist Billy Sunday from its beginning to his death and about the work of his wife Helen, who, besides acting as his general manager, was a fundamentalist leader in her own right, especially after his death. Persons featured include numerous fundamentalist figures and institutions; sermon topics cover a wide...
Dates: Created: 1882-1974
Scope and Contents Correspondence, form letters, audio tapes, films, etc., gathered for the most part from non-Billy Graham Evangelistic Association sources which relate to Graham's family history, work as an evangelist, and his activities and influence as a public figure.[NOTE: In the Scope and Content description, the notation "Folder 2-6" means box 2, Folder 6.]This collection contains mainly materials gathered by the staff about Billy Graham or the...
Dates: Created: 1863-2013
Identifier: CN 140
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Everett Mitchell (1898-1990) who as a teenager sang invitation songs at Billy Sunday evangelistic campaigns. Other topics discussed include: Mitchell's background, music and radio career, musical training, Billy and Helen Sunday, evangelistic work in Chicago, Gipsy Smith, Homer Rodeheaver, other evangelists, career as a war correspondent during the Korean War, religious use of radio, evangelistic rallies and crusade music. The time period covered by the intervew is...
Dates: Created: 1989-1980
Scope and Contents Correspondence, reports, minutes, manuscripts, handbooks, directories, photographs, etc., relating to the mission's work of evangelism, church planting and development of national leadership in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America since its origin in 1950.Documents describe the founding and expansion of the mission, administrations of Dick Hillis (first president from 1951-1976, but also including files dating back to 1933 on his years as a missionary in China with China Inland...
Dates: Created: 1933-1998
Identifier: CN 225
Scope and Contents Correspondence, diaries, newsletters, scripts, catalogs, films, and other material related to the work of the Baptista Film Mission. This collection contains much information on the beginnings of the Protestant evangelical Christian film industry. Included are films featured are evangelical and fundamentalist figures like V. Raymond Edman, Billy Graham, Henry A. Ironside, Bob Jones Jr., Paul Rader, Oswald J. Smith, and Walter Wilson and nondenominational organizations. Subjects documented...
Dates: Created: 1908-1977; Majority of material found in 1939-1963
Identifier: CN 285
Scope and Contents Correspondence, oral history interviews, scrapbooks, sermons, minutes, reports, photos, posters, newspaper and magazine clippings, brochures, audio recordings, video recordings reflecting Johnson’s life as an influential American Protestant from the 1930s through the 1990s. Besides documenting Johnson’s pastorates of Midwest Bible Church (Illinois) and Bibletown Community Church (Florida), his leadership of Youth for Christ International, and his activities as an independent evangelist, the...
Dates: Created: 1919 -2001
Scope and Contents Correspondence, reports, minutes, press releases, planning and financial records, and manuscripts of Congress presentations (primarily in Spanish).Files in this collection were those of Clyde Taylor, executive secretary of the Evangelical Foreign Mission Association at the time of the Congress. Items document early planning and securing subsidy funding from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, travel arrangements, and daily reports from the Congress. Texts of Congress...
Dates: Created: 1951-1975; Other: Majority of material found in 1968-1970
Identifier: CN 326
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews and personal notebook relating to the ministry of James E. Wright with Youth for Christ in India, Mexico, and the United States.Series 1: Audio TapesOral history interviews with James E. Wright in which he describes his youth, conversion and spiritual growth, education at Wheaton College and Multnomah School of the Bible, involvement with Youth For Christ in Portland, Oregon, India and Mexico, counseling and follow-up...
Dates: Created: 1950-1986
Identifier: CN 343
Scope and Contents Administrative correspondence, reports, minutes, memos, newsletters, publications, promotional material, photographs, and slides documenting Samuel F. Wolgemuth's term (1965-1973) as president for Youth for Christ. The correspondence with YFC staff, individuals, and representatives of other Christian organizations, predominates. Materials document contact with major YFC donors, administration of YFC at various executive levels, fund raising, communication, and promotion. Prominent people...
Dates: Created: 1962-1981
Scope and Contents Correspondence, form letters, financial and statistical reports, minutes, memos and promotional material related to IFMA administration and its service to its member missions.The files on IFMA members and numerous other Christian agencies predominate. Also includes series of maps of Latin American countries identifying nondenominational and denominational mission activity. Numerous mission-related subjects are documented. Persons prominently featured include Jack Frizen, Billy...
Dates: Created: 1934-1983, n.d.
Identifier: CN 426
Scope and Contents Correspondence, reports, minutes, course notes, lecture notes, manuscripts, articles, photographs, and audio tapes relating to Little's college education at Wheaton College Graduate School, and his work as an evangelist, teacher, writer, and Evangelical leader.Included are Little's seminary lecture notes, and files on his contribution as assistant director of the 1974 International Congress on World Evangelization in Switzerland. A substantial portion of the collection consists of...
Dates: Created: 1946-1987; Created: Majority of material found in 1954-1975
Identifier: CN 431
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with T. Michael Flowers (1920-2015) in which he describes growing up in the Bahamas, the influence on his life of W. H. Farrington, his conversion, his evangelistic work in the Bahamas, his education in Scotland, a brief description of Billy Graham in Scotland in 1946, and the beginning of his evangelistic work in the United States. The second interview covers Flowers' ministry in Canada, Whitfield and B. M. Nottage, the Plymouth Brethren church and its church planting,...
Dates: Created: 1990-1995
Identifier: CN 463
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Clifford Burton Barrows (1923-2016), evangelist and long-time song-leader and choir director with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, in which he describes experiences which have influenced his work; the place of music in evangelism; trends in current Christian music; role of music in Billy Graham crusade services. Other topics discussed include: Barrow’s musical training; influence of Oliver Steiner and Homer Rodeheaver; and the commercialization of...
Dates: Created: 1992
Identifier: CN 489
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with John Allan MacDonald (1921-2014) in which he discusses his education and activities at Wheaton College from his graduation in 1943; literary societies; friends and faculty; the impact of World War II on the campus; Billy Graham and his role in the United Gospel Tabernacle in Wheaton; MacDonald's evangelistic and church ministry among San Francisco hippies in the late 1960s and work with Jews for Jesus (JFJ) and its founder Moishe Rosen. The second interview focuses...
Dates: Created: 1993-1994
Identifier: CN 492
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews, audio recordings, brochures, photographs, and a video tape relating to the ministry of William A. Drury, evangelist and youth worker with Percy Crawford, Youtharama, and Youth Haven.
Dates: Created: 1962-1996
Identifier: CN 671
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with David P. Bruce, in which he discusses the history of the Montreat office of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) that functioned as the personal secretariat of Billy Graham; the relationship of the office to the rest of the BGEA; Bruce's own background and his work as assistant to Graham; L. Nelson Bell and other BGEA leaders (T. W. Wilson, Stephanie Wills, John Akers, Charlie Riggs, Sterling Huston, and John Corts); effects on the Montreat office of the...
Dates: Created: 2013