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Identifier: CN 387
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews and transcripts with William M. Miller in which he describes his education at Princeton, Christian faith, and work as a Presbyterian missionary to Iran from 1919 to 1962. Besides descriptions of his evangelistic, pastoral, and educational work, he also describes many aspects of Iranian and Islamic society. Most of the transcripts are of interviews done for the Presbyterian Historical Society.
Dates: Created: 1979-1988
Identifier: CN 392
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Dorothy Jane Mainhood in which she describes her childhood, conversion, spiritual growth, education at Wheaton College, call to be a missionary, and work in Thailand for Overseas Missionary Fellowship. Other topics discussed include Mainhood’s medical training, language study in Thailand, Thai people and culture, regional differences in Thailand, the Buddhist and Muslim communities in Thailand, religious syncretism, church-state relations, characteristics of...
Dates: Created: 1988
Identifier: CN 400
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Ingrid Hult Trobisch (1926-2007) in which she describes her childhood in Tanzania as the daughter of missionaries and her own missionary service in Africa with husband Walter Trobisch. Other topics discussed include: first impressions of Africa, especially French Cameroon; observations about the role of women in Africa; African views of marriage and gender roles; medical care in Africa; the Christian church in Cameroon; the Muslim population in Cameroon; relationship...
Dates: Created: 1988
Identifier: CN 402
Scope and Contents Audio recordings, including an oral history interview, diary, and several letters, relating to the career and ministry of Debbie Dortzbach, missionary to Kenya and Eritrea with the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and later the Reformed Presbyterian Church from 1973 to 1988.Series: Audio TapesOne oral history interview with Debbie Dortzbach in which she describes her describes her childhood, education at Wheaton College, and missionary work in...
Dates: Created: 1974-1989
Identifier: CN 404
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Rosanna Formenak in which she discusses her family background; conversion; education at Nyack College and Columbia University in nursing; experiences as a missionary in Gabon with the Christian and Missionary Alliance; youth work, relationship between church and state in Gabon; medical work; and the strengths and weaknesses of the church in Gabon. Other topics discussed include the influence of Word of Life and Youth for Christ on Formenak’s spiritual growth,...
Dates: Created: 1988
Identifier: CN 405
Scope and Contents Collection of letters written primarily by Robert Holmes and his wife, Frances (Frannie) to their families in the United States, while they served as missionaries with the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions in Sri Lanka from 1947 to 1960. A few of the letters are from the children, Bobby and Carol Lou, to their grandparents, and there are a few letters sent to the Holmes family. (The originals were retained by the donor.) The letters date from 1947 to 1960, and were mostly...
Dates: Created: 1947-1960
Scope and Contents Correspondence, reports, minutes, promotional materials, incorporation documents, news releases, statistics, news/prayer letters, clippings, photographs, negatives, films, and financial records related to the origins, development and operation of SEND.Includes information on ministry in Japan and the Philippines, particularly following World War II and later in in Alaska. Limited information available on work in Hong Kong, Spain and Taiwan. Persons prominently featured include...
Dates: Created: 1943-[ongoing]
Identifier: CN 418
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews and a manuscript, documenting the ministry of Hester Hartzell Withey, missionary with Worldwide Evangelisation for Christ International (WEC) in China and India from 1940-1985.Series: Audio TapesOral history interviews with Hester Withey in which she describes her parents’ and grandparents’ missionary service in Angola, her childhood in Africa and the U.S., education in South Africa, conversion, medical training,...
Dates: Created: 1989
Identifier: CN 423
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Rodrigo Chavarria (1956-2015) in which he discusses his childhood in Costa Rica, his conversion to Christianity; spiritual development; his theological education in Costa Rica and the United States; relations between Protestants and Catholics in Costa Rica; relations between the church and the state; Pentecostalism in Costa Rica; liberation theology; and evangelical institutions in Costa Rica. Other topics include a discussion of Escuela des Estudios Pastorales...
Dates: Created: 1989
Identifier: CN 440
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Inge Herman Rydland in which he describes his family's Lutheran evangelistic work in Norway; his own call to become a missionary; his and his wife's departure to Ethiopia as workers of the Swedish Evangelical Mission in 1977; his work in Ethiopia as a teacher and as a community development work. Other topics discussed include: the work of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Meaken Yesus; church state relations; effect of the Ethiopian political situation on the...
Dates: Created: 1991
Scope and Contents Memoirs, newsletters, correspondence, diary, photos, film, poems, newspaper clippings and other items that relate to the Stam family, their Christian faith, Star of Hope Mission and the missions and evangelism work of various family members, especially John and Betty Stam who were killed in China by Chinese Communist soldiers in 1934. [Note: The notation "Folder 2-1" means "Box 2, Folder 1.]This collection was created by the...
Dates: Created: 1919-2003
Identifier: CN 451
Scope and Contents Collection consists of diaries, negatives, photographs, and slides created by Bernard "Jack" Litchman about his work with Africa Inland Mission in the former Belgian Congo (now Zaire), mostly among the Balendu people, in and around the Linga mission station, as well as involvement in setting up Sunday Schools, churches, itinerant preaching, and other mission activities as well as working as a health officer for the Belgian government.
Dates: Created: 1917-1971
Identifier: CN 452
Scope and Contents Diaries, photographs, and miscellaneous materials about Elwood L. Davis and his medical missionary work in Kenya for the Africa Inland Mission (AIM). Topics covered include brief descriptions of daily life in Africa, of his army medical service during World War I, places visited, colleagues entertained, services held, birth of his sons, death of his wife, etc.; diaries cover, with a few gaps, the years 1902 until his death in 1961; includes information on his father, various licenses and...
Dates: Created: 1882-1961
Identifier: CN 465
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Merry Dalton Long (1925-2010) in which she describes her childhood; education at Wheaton College; marriage; missionary work in the Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of Congo) and Brazil; the 1960 Congo Rebellion; raising and educating children on the mission field. Other topics discussed include: Long’s medical training as a nurse during WWII; impressions of Africa; medical care available on the mission field; observations about Congolese animism; missionary...
Dates: Created: 1986
Identifier: CN 467
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Doris Gould Schneider (1922-2009) in which she describes her family background; conversion to Christianity; preaching of John R. Rice; education at Moody Bible Institute; marriage; missionary work in Morocco; the role of women in Muslim society; raising children on the mission field; overthrow of the French protectorate; the family's move to Spain; cultural difference between Arabs and Berbers; public health in Morocco; return to the United States in 1982; views on...
Dates: Created: 1989
Identifier: CN 495
Scope and Contents Two volumes of letterbooks which contain copies of the handwritten correspondence of Jacob Chamberlain, a missionary to India. He worked with the Arcot Mission under the Reformed Church in America Board of Foreign Missions. Volume 1 dates from June 1869 to July 1874 and Volume 2 from January 1880 to January 1882.Each volume is separated into two sections, official correspondence and personal correspondence; both types describe Chamberlain's work as a medical missionary, itinerant...
Dates: Created: 1882
Identifier: CN 530
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Ruby Beatrice (Arnold) Maynard (1912-1998), medical missionary in Tanzania from 1938-1984 with Africa Inland Mission. Topics discussed include Maynard's childhood; conversion; education at Moody Bible Institute; managing the hospital and leprosarium in Tanzania; the development of the African Inland Church in Tanzania; Dr. Nina Maynard's work at the Kolo Ndoto hospital; Ruby Maynard's marriage to station supervisor, William Maynard; challenges of missionary life;...
Dates: Created: 1996
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 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 684
Scope and Contents Correspondence and photographs of Bert and Colleen Elliot, Plymouth Brethren missionaries to Peru from 1949 to 2012. Correspondence is by and large written by Colleen Elliot to her parents and sister. Topics covered include reflections on cultural and spiritual differences between the United States and Peru, the challenges of missionary life and language divides, interactions with missionaries from different denominations, medical work in rural areas, evangelism, and the spiritual development...
Dates: Created: 1943-1994
- Wheaton College (Ill.) 36
- China Inland Mission. 11
- Edman, V. Raymond (Victor Raymond), 1900-1967. 10
- Chung-kuo kuo min tang. 9
- Islam 9
- Wheaton College (Ill.). 9
- Overseas Missionary Fellowship. 8
- Sudan Interior Mission. 8
- Africa Inland Mission. 7
- Buswell, J. Oliver. 7
- Graham, Billy, 6
- Moody Bible Institute. 6
- Elliot, Jim, 5
- Moody Bible Institute 5
- Stam, Elisabeth Alden Scott, 5
- Stam, John Cornelius, 5
- Borden Memorial Hospital (Lanchow, China) 4
- Evangelical Churches of West Africa. 4
- Presbyterian Church in the U.S. 4
- United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. 4
- Wycliffe Bible Translators. 4
- American Bible Society. 3
- Christian Medical Society. 3
- Christian and Missionary Alliance 3
- Christian and Missionary Alliance. 3
- Crossett, Margaret E. 3
- Glover, Robert Hall, 3
- Haile Selassie 3
- Howard, David M. 3
- Latham, Lance Breton, 3
- Paul, Austin, 3
- Rader, Paul, 3
- Schoerner, Katharine Dodd. 3
- Tenney, Merrill C. (Merrill Chapin), 1904-1985 3
- World Council of Churches. 3
- Adolph, Harold Paul. 2
- Africa Evangelical Fellowship. 2
- Africa Inland Church. 2
- American Baptist Foreign Mission Society. 2
- American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. 2
- Assemblies of God 2
- Bell, L. Nelson 2
- Blanchard, Charles A. 2
- Chiang, Kai-shek. 2
- Chicago Gospel Tabernacle (Ill.) 2
- Columbia Bible College (S.C.) 2
- Coptic Church. 2
- Crossett, Vincent L. 2
- Doremus, Sarah Platt. 2
- Dow, Elsie Storrs, 1859-1944 2
- ELWA (Radio station : Monrovia, Liberia) 2
- Elliott, Eleanor Edwards. 2
- Elliott, Ruth, 2
- Elliott, Walter Scott. 2
- Evangelical Alliance Mission. 2
- Evangelical Fellowship of Thailand. 2
- Faith Academy (Quezon City, Philippines) 2
- Frame, Raymond. 2
- Gandhi, 2
- Gospel Recordings, Inc. 2
- Graham, Ruth Bell. 2
- HCJB (Radio station : Quito, Ecuador) 2
- Hockman, Robert William, 2
- Hoste, Dixon Edward. 2
- Houghton, Frank, 2
- Hursh, Douglas, 2
- Interdenominational Foreign Mission Association of North America. 2
- Jones, Clarence W. 2
- Kuhn, Isobel. 2
- Larson, Reuben. 2
- Latin America Mission. 2
- LeBar, Lois E. 2
- Leedy, John W. 2
- Long, Burt E. 2
- Lundgren, Ruby Josephine. 2
- Lutheran Church 2
- MAP International (Organization) 2
- Marston, Sarah Hall. 2
- Mixter, Russell Lowell, 2
- North Side Gospel Center (Chicago, Ill.) 2
- Perkins, John, 2
- Perkins, Vera Mae. 2
- Rethy Academy (Rethy, Zaire) 2
- Salvation Army 2
- Schoerner, Otto Frederick. 2
- Straw, Darien A. 2
- Summer Institute of Linguistics. 2
- Sunday, Billy, 2
- Taylor, James Hudson, 2
- Thomas, Howard E., 2
- Thomas, Ruth Hatcher, 2
- Torrey, R. A. 2
- Voice of Calvary Ministries (U.S.) 2
- Wheaton Eye Clinic (Ill.) 2
- Winsor, Earl. 2
- Woman's Union Missionary Society of America. 2
- World Vision International. 2
- Youth for Christ International. 2
- Zhongguo guo min dang. 2
- Ackerman Hoyt Memorial Hospital (Jhansi, India) 1 ∧ less