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Independent churches

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Collection 002 Papers of Roy Lundquist

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Identifier: CN-002
Scope and Contents The bulk of the collection is comprised of charts created by Roy Lundquist that attempted to trace the effect of Billy Grham Crusades on the crime rates of thirteen selected cities. Also contains a few letters, notes, and newspaper clippings relating to Moody Memorial Church in Chicago, Wheaton, Illinois local politics, and unidentified architectural drawings.

Collection 038 Ephemera of Paul Rader

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Identifier: CN-038
Scope and Contents Newsletters, sermon manuscripts, scrapbooks, programs, pamphlets, photo- graphs, negatives, brochures, a taped sermon, slides, thesis materials, etc., which document Paul Rader's life and ministry. The material deals mostly with his radio work and the organizations he founded, including the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle. Additional material includes materials gathered about him for a planned biography, sermons of other preachers who spoke at the Tabernacle, newsletters and magazines published by...

Collection 133 Records of the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle

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Identifier: CN-133
Scope and Contents Materials relating to the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle founded by Paul Rader in 1922. Mateterials include photographs, negatives, correspondence, financial reports, church bulletins, newspaper clippings, and form letters and span 1954-1979. Several folders contain financial records and reports of the congregation. Data may be obtained from accounting records (folders 1-1 to 1-8), bank ledgers and statements (folders 3-34 to 4-19), and receipts from mission organizations (folders 4-26...

Collection 139 Oral History Interview with Frances Rader Longino

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Identifier: CN-139
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Frances Rader Longino (1909-1996) in which she recounts memories of evangelists Billy Sunday, Mel Trotter, Homer Rodeheaver, and her uncle, Paul Rader. Other topics include: city mission work and the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle, Pacific Garden Mission, Winona Lake, and Cedar Lake Conference Grounds. Also included are reminiscences of Rader's reaction to Aimee Semple Mc Pherson, the formation of Scripture Press, Billy Graham's early preaching and crusades, and some of...

Collection 206 Oral History Interview with John C. Chin

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Identifier: CN-206
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with John C. Chin (1911-1989) in which he discusses his childhood in China, medical training, and the Chinese Christian church; the work of China Inland Mission in Honan, Szechwan, and Yunnan provinces; the Japanese occupation of China; Nationalist and Communist parties; medical work in CIM and Presbyterian hospitals; war conditions and relocation to Taiwan;  Also discussed is his founding of the Lutheran Seminary, Taiwan; the contemporary status of Chinese Christians,...

Collection 285 Papers of Torrey Maynard Johnson

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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...

Collection 322 Papers of Oswald J. Smith

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Identifier: CN-322
Scope and Contents Correspondence, clippings, sermons, tracts, hymn lyrics, audio tapes, photographs, lantern slides, etc. related to Smith's career as an evangelist, pastor, hymn writer, author and missions promoter.Correspondence, audio tapes, hymn and poem manuscripts, lantern slides, phonograph records, negatives, photographs, tracts, posters, audio tapes, clippings, scrapbooks, etc., related to Smith's career as an evangelist, pastor, author and editor, hymn writer and poet, colporteur, and...

Collection 330 Records of Moody Memorial Church

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Identifier: CN-330
Scope and Contents Correspondence, reports, scrapbooks, church bulletins, minutes of meetings, and other records documenting the activities of the influential independent Chicago church started by Dwight L. Moody; chiefly from ca. 1910 through 1946.Topics documented include worship services, Sunday school, the weekly activities of the congregation, the governance of the body, and various urban evangelistic outreaches of the church.  Besides the history of the church, the collection also documents such...

Collection 335 Papers of Ralph E. Shannon

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Identifier: CN 335
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews and paper records relating to Ralph Shannon’s life and ministry as a medical missionary in Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo).Audio Tapes Four oral history interviews with Ralph Shannon, recorded on eight reels of audio tape. Topics covered include Shannon's childhood in Belgian Congo (Zaire) with his missionary parents, Wheaton College undergraduate and graduate education, service in Zaire as a medical missionary...

Collection 352 Records of the Interdenominational Foreign Mission Association (IFMA)

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Identifier: CN-352
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...

Collection 374 Oral History Interviews with Artis Fletcher

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Identifier: CN 374
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Artis Edwards Fletcher in which he discusses his childhood, education, and work as pastor of the Mendenhall Bible Church. Also discussed are John Perkins, Voice of Calvary Ministries, the black church in the United States, and racial conditions in Mississippi. The time period covered by the interviews is 1944-1987.

Artis Fletcher was interviewed in by Paul Ericksen at office at the Mendenhall Bible Church, Mendenhall, MS on June 26, 1987.

Collection 385 Oral History Interview with Daniel E. Liberek

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Identifier: CN 385
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Daniel Eric Liberek in which he describes growing up in Belgium as the son of a Protestant pastor, his conversion, methods of evangelism in that country, comparison between United States and Belgian evangelicals, his own work as a youth pastor in Belgium, Protestant-Catholic relations, church-state relations, and other faiths in the country. Other topics discussed include Liberek's experiences running a Christian youth camp; and some of the spiritual options in...

Collection 393 Oral History Interview with David H. Adeney

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Identifier: CN 393
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with David Howard Adeney (1911-1994) in which he describes his childhood, conversion to Christianity, spiritual growth, education, involvement in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in Great Britain, preparation for missionary work and his missionary career with China Inland Mission in rural areas of Henan Province, China (1934-1941) and with university students in Nanking (1946-1948) and Shanghai (1949-1950). Other topics discussed include: his father's missionary work in...

Collection 396 Oral History Interview with Perry C. Straw

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Identifier: CN-396
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Perry Clark Straw, an executive of the Moody Radio Network. Topics covered include Straw's childhood in the northeastern United States, his parent's work in starting and administering Baptist youth camps, memories of Percy Crawford and Jack Wyrtzen, his education at Southeastern Bible College and Moody Bible Institute, his early work in radio, discussion of Christian youth camps, descriptions of Percy Crawford, Jack Wyrtzen, WMBI, and the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle's...

Collection 406 Records of SEND International

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Identifier: CN-406
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...

Collection 410 Oral History Interviews with Arthur Rorheim

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Identifier: CN-410
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Arthur Rorheim, executive director of Awana Clubs, International. Topics disussed include his childhood, his parents' Christian example, his conversion, the youth work of the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle, Paul Rader, Lance Latham, the origins of AWANA, and principles for establishing programs for boys and girls. The time period covered by the interviews is 1918 to 1989.

Arthur Rorheim was interviewed by Robert Shuster on March 31 and April 24, 1989.

Collection 510 Oral History Interviews with Erik S. Barnett

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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...

Collection 564 Papers of Felix Onwukanjo Erondu

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Identifier: CN-564
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews, photograph, videos related to the ministry of Reverend Felix Erondu, Nigerian evangelist and founder of Traveling Light Ministries.Series: Oral History InterviewsTwo oral history interviews with Felix Erondu, in which he decribes his family background in Aba, Nigeria; upbringing in the Anglican church; education; training as a teacher; participation in the Biafran civil war; work as a teacher and principal; committing...