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Identifier: CN 124
Scope and Contents Two oral history interviews with Helen Gignilliat Torrey Renich in which she describes her grandfather, Reuben Archer Torrey, Sr., and her experiences growing up in China as a child of missionaries. Other topics discussed include her experiences at Wheaton College and culture shock. The collection also includes photographs of her family life in China and Chinese nationals, ca. 1920-30s.Helen Renich was interviewed by Robert Shuster on May 15, 1980 in Michigan and on May 17, 1982 at...
Dates: Created: 1920-1982
Identifier: CN 171
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews and personal papers of Albert and Mary Lee Bobby, missionaries in Lisbon and Santiago do Cacem, Portugal, under The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM). Collection includes interviews, articles, correspondence, prayer letters, manuscript notes, and other material from the Bobbys about their mission work, including evangelism and radio broadcasting. The correspondence also includes information on various theological issues and American Christian leaders. The oral history...
Dates: Created: 1980-1982
Identifier: CN 186
Scope and Contents Two oral history interviews, manuscript material, photographs, and memorabilia relatingn to Marion Douglas Hursh's work with Sudan Interior Mission's Kano Eye Hospital, Kano in Nigeria from 1942-1962. Topics covered concern Hursh's education and work as a medical missionary at the Sudan Interior Mission's Kano Eye Hospital in Kano, Nigeria, as well as various aspects of church life and mission activity in Nigeria. Events described in the interviews cover the time period from 1904 to 1982.
Dates: Created: 1904-1982
Identifier: CN 266
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Ruth Sundquist in which she describes her education at Moody Bible Institute, decision to become a missionary, work first in Kentucky home missions as a Christian education worker with the Evangelical Free Church and then her missionary career in China and Hong Kong between 1947 and 1982 as an administrator for a Sunday School and orphanage. Other topics discussed include: language school in China, Chinese attitudes toward the Nationalists, Communists, Americans in...
Dates: Created: 1984
Scope and Contents Letters with some translation, photographs, a Lisu translation of the New Testament, combined catechism and hymnbook in the Atsi Kachin language, slides, and four oral history interviews all related to Jennie Fitzwilliam's mission work with Overseas Missionary Fellowship (formerly China Inland Mission) among the Lisu and Kachin peoples in southern China along the Burmese border. Included are recollections of Fitzwilliam's husband, Francis, J.O. Fraser and the early history of missionary work...
Dates: Created: 1985
Identifier: CN 325
Scope and Contents Oral history interview in which Berry discusses his conversion, education at Wheaton College, and his work as a pilot and administrator for Mission Aviation Fellowship in Honduras and Southeast Asia. Other topics discussed include. Berry’s service in the Army during World War II, his views on pacifism, the origins of Mission Aviation Fellowship, challenges of MAF, and the effect of life on the mission field on Berry’s family.Donald Berry was interviewed by Robert Shuster on February...
Dates: Created: 1986
Identifier: CN 391
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews, oversize materials, and a photograph, relating to the ministry of Robert C. Schneider, missionary in Spain and Morocco with Gospel Missionary Union.Series: Audio TapesTwo oral history interviews with Robert C. Schneider in which he describes his childhood, education, evangelistic work, the beginnings of Youth for Christ; attendance at Moody Bible Institute, marriage to Doris Gould, missionary work in Morocco and Spain...
Dates: Created: 1988
Identifier: CN 417
Scope and Contents Oral history interview and one prayer letter relating to the ministry of Charles Oliver “Dick” Springer, missionary with Overseas Missionary Fellowship in China and Japan from 1937-1996.Series: Audio TapesOral history interview with Dick Springer in which he describes his family and their missionary interest and involvement, conversion, education (at Whitman College, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Moody Bible Institute), his involvement in...
Dates: Created: 1937-1989
Identifier: CN 427
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Americo Saavedra,a Peruvian-born missionary working with HCJB in Ecuador, in which he describes his childhood, family, conversion, Catholicism in Peru and Ecuador, radio station HCJB and its ministry, Quito, Ecuador, his decision to be a missionary, employment with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Peru. Other topics include his education at Moody Bible Institute, Christian education in Ecuador, informal education, Summer Institute of Linguistics, the state of the...
Dates: Created: 1990
Identifier: CN 449
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.
Dates: Created: 1919-2003
Identifier: CN 464
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Eileen J. Kuhn in which she describes her family background; her conversion to Christianity; her medical training as a nurse; life at Moody Bible Institute in the late 1940s; China Inland Mission at about the same time; her call to foreign missions; her work at the CIM retirement home in Toronto; descriptions of John and Isobel Kuhn; work among the Lisu people in Thailand and Burma; translation of the Bible into the Lisu language; contacts with a former Kuomintang...
Dates: Created: 1992-1994
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 468
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Elizabeth Quackenbush Stough (1913-2009) in which she discusses her parents, childhood, education, conversion, attendance at Moody Bible Institute, call to be a missionary, joining Africa Inland Mission, travel to Africa, work in French Equatorial Africa, evangelistic field trips, her husband Paul Stough, her work among women in the Belgian Congo, the growth of the Africa Inland Church, the independence of the Congo, the Congolese civil war and Simba uprising, the...
Dates: Created: 1992-1993
Identifier: CN 478
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Paul Adrian Buyse (1926-2017), Africa Inland Mission worker in the Belgian Congo/Zaire. Topics covered include Buyse's childhood and youth as the son of AIM missionary parents in the Congo; education at Rethy Academy, Northwestern Schools, and Moody Bible Institute; work with North Arkansas Gospel Mission, spiritual hardships of being a missionary; his work in the Congo among pygmies; development of the Africa Inland Church in the Congo, transition from missionary...
Dates: Created: 1993
Identifier: CN 480
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Margaret L. Clapper (1912-2005), missionary with Africa Inland Mission in Belgian Congo/Zaire from 1939-1980. Topics covered in two sessions include her youth, conversion, Bible school education at Moody Bible Institute, missionary work in central Africa, Belgian administration of the Congo, work among pygmies, Zaire politics and government, independence of the country in 1960 and the Simba rebellion, transition from mission to national authority, singleness, role...
Dates: Created: 1993
Identifier: CN 510
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Erik Stanley Barnett (1910-2006) in which he describes his childhood in Kenya as the son of missionary parents; his own work in that country as pastor, church planter, educator and administrator with Africa Inland Mission (AIM); the internal developments of AIM and of the Africa Inland Church in Kenya during the twentieth century. Other topics discussed include: his parents’ missionary service in Kenya among the Maasai people; changes in AIM missionary training over...
Dates: Created: 1995
Identifier: CN 511
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Dr. Erwin Jephthah Cummins, Jr. (1918-1997), SIM International medical missionary to Nigeria from 1952 to 1983. Topics discussed include Cummins's Christian background and education; early medical training and practice in Chicago, involvement in Christian Medical and Dental Society; transition to the mission field in Nigeria; medical work building and directing leprosaria in the Nigerian interior; indigenous church administration; Evangelical Church of West Africa...
Dates: Created: 1995
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