Music -- Religious aspects.
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: CN 035
Scope and Contents Collection contains thousands of manuscripts of lyrics and music dictated by Fanny Crosby, poetess and hymnwriter. Most of the manuscripts are numbered and dated. This collection is also available on microfilm. The manuscripts in this collection are all of poems composed by Crosby after 1861. Most of these poems are dated and the majority are numbered in sequence. A description of these manuscripts can be found in the foreword of Fanny Crosby Still Speaks. For most of the poems the transcriber...
Dates: Created: 1862-1915
Identifier: CN 050
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews, photographs, and a video recordings relating to the ministry of Merrill Dunlop (1905-2002).The oral history interviews with Merrill Dunlop cover his association with evangelist Paul Rader, early religious radio programming in Chicago, the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle, Youth for Christ, Christian evangelism and Christian music work. Merrill Dunlop was interviewed by Robert Shuster on November 21, 1978 and June 1, 1979, at Dunlop's home in Oak Park, Illinois....
Dates: Created: 1978-1988
Identifier: CN 099
Scope and Contents Collection contains 24 recordings of radio broadcasts of The Little Country Church of Hollywood, a religious radio program founded by Dr. William B. Hogg in January 1933. Specific titles are available on the location record although the air dates are unknown. The broadcasts usually lasted fifteen minutes. Collections also contains a color postcard with a picture of the exterior fo the Little Country Church of Hollywood.
Dates: Created: 1933-1937
Identifier: CN 119
Scope and Contents One audio tape of two programs of Smilin' Ed Mc Connell's radio series, probably broadcast in the 1930's or 40's. Programs were fifteen minutes long and included the singing of four hymns. Mc Connell would pause after the first two selections to make a sales presentation for his hymnals and allow his sponsors a promotional advertisement. Rodeheaver music company published a hymnbook in 1933 called Smilin' Ed Mc Connell's Favorite Radio Hymns, containing over fifty hymns.
Dates: Other: Undated
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
Identifier: CN 203
Scope and Contents This collection consists of one audio tape of brief radio broadcast messages by Luke Rader, "America's Pioneer Radio Evangelist," including hymns, poems, songs, and scripture readings by Rader accompanied by organ, piano and orchestra. The first side of the tape records short radio messages by Rader with anecdotal stories and pithy comments on their biblical significance. The second side of the tape is almost entirely short segments of musical selections, including hymns presumably sung by...
Identifier: CN 247
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Louis E. Knowlton in which he discusses his career in evangelistic work and radio technology in Brazil for the Brazilian Evangelistic Association, Inc. Topics discussed include Knowlton's early life, education, service as an Army chaplain's assistant, decision to go into technological ministry, work at WMBI and in Brazil, efforts as a street evangelist and beginnings of music studio, Brazilian churches, church-state relations, ethnic groups and cults, the use of...
Dates: Created: 1982
Identifier: CN 270
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Roy Harvey Schulenberg (1909-2003) in which he discusses his conversion and involvement in Christian work, his memories of Paul Rader and the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle, the early days of Youth for Christ, evangelistic preaching, and city missions. Other topics discussed include: Rader’s radio ministry, Moody Memorial Church, evangelical figures who worked with or were influenced by Rader (Lance Latham, Richard Oliver, Howard Ferrin, Oswald Smith, Clarence Jones,...
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 315
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Marie Huttenlock Little (1918-2009) in which she describes her childhood in Philadelphia, training as a nurse and further education at Philadelphia School of Bible and the University of Pennsylvania; missionary service with China Inland Mission in 1947, working in Lanzhou and Wu Wei, Gansu province; return to the U.S. in 1950 to become a staff worker for Inter-Varsity. The time period covered by the interviews is circa 1918-1955.Marie Little was...
Dates: Created: 1985
Identifier: CN 437
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Dexter B. Gordon in which he describes growing up in Jamaica, his family, social conditions on the island, the role of Sunday school, in his life and the community, his conversion, spiritual mentor Amy Lord, his participation in sports, his and his parents involvement in politics, love for oratory and preaching, Jamaican worship, work in Youth for Christ, evangelism among young people, his work as an air-traffic controller, the role and influence of the church and...
Dates: Created: 1990
Identifier: CN 438
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Paul Frederick Hurlburt (1927-1996) in which he describes the work of his grandfather (Charles E.) and father (Paul F. E.) as missionaries and mission administrators in east central Africa; languages skills among missionaries; the development of Christianity among the nade people of Zaire, including their worship practices and music; and the influence of witchcraft in the area. The time period covered by the interview is approximately 1898 to 1990.Paul...
Dates: Created: 1990
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents The collection was donated by Mark Allen Powell after the creation of his Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music. The collection contains a wide variety of materials related to contemporary Christian music such as LPs, CDs and subject folders. Contemporary Christian music (CCM) is represented by performers and groups performing in a musical style that was influenced by urban folk revival, rock music, or mainstream popular music of the 1960s through the...
Dates: Created: 1948-2015; Other: Majority of material found in 1975-1995; Other: Date acquired: 08/14/2012
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents The largest portion of the Collection consists of 3 x 5 bibliographic note cards (in Dutch). This is also the only series that includes original manuscript material. A preliminary index has been created to assist the researcher. Copies of published articles in Dutch and English comprise Boxes 1 and 2. Arrangement is by language, and by publication. The articles written for the Dutch newspaper Trouw (1949-1956), and Opbouw (1957-1972) are foldered chronologically. Journal articles in English...
Dates: Created: 1927-2017; Other: Majority of material found in 1945-1977; Other: Date acquired: 1985