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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 128 Collections and/or Records:

Collection 280 Papers of Malla Moe

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Identifier: CN-280
Scope and Contents Diaries, notebooks, correspondence, clippings, financial records, tracts, photographs, and certificates belonging to Malla Moe, missionary to South Africa, 1892-1953, under Scandinavian Alliance Mission (later TEAM). Correspondence documents evangelistic work among South African tribes in Swaziland and Tongoland and includes descriptions of the Boar War, life in African communities, and church growth.The bulk of the material is in the correspondence files of TEAM which were labeled...

Collection 281 Papers of John and Florence Stauffacher

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Identifier: CN-281
Scope and Contents Correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, notes, clippings, and photographs relating to the Stauffachers' work as missionaries with Africa Inland Mission, chiefly from 1911 to the early 1940s. The materials document their careers from the earliest stages, describing their responsibilities and everyday life, primarily in Kenya and the Belgian Congo, but also in Uganda & Tanzania, their developing relationship by correspondence prior to Mrs. Stauffacher's arrival in Kenya and their subsequent...

Collection 287 Oral History Interview with Margaret Crossett

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Identifier: CN 287
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Margaret Rice Elliott Crossett in which she describes her childhood with her missionary parents in China, her education at Wheaton College, and missionary career with her husband, Vincent Crossett, in China and Taiwan with China Inland Mission/Overseas Missionary Fellowship (1929-1948, 1961-1973). Topics discussed include  Crossett's childhood in China; description of Chinese indigenous worship practices and syncretism in Chinese religious culture; Crossett's...

Collection 307 Ephemera of Christian Films and Videos

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Identifier: CN-307
Scope and Contents Films and Videotapes.Tapes in this collection provide a sampling of evangelical Christian film companies and cover various topics such as dramatizations of stories from the life of Jesus amd of the Apostle Paul, Christian lifestyle, church and social problems, communism, drug and alcohol abuse, evangelism, immigration, materialism, mass media in religion, meaning of life, missions, the natural world as a reflection of God, politics, refugees,  relationships, rock and roll,...

Collection 316 Oral History Interview with Deborah J. Seymour

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Identifier: CN 316
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Deborah J. Seymour in which she describes her childhood as a child of missionaries in Papua New Guinea and working as an English teacher in Honduras with World Gospel Mission and Churches of Christ in Christian Union from 1983 to 1985. Topics discussed include her parents' missionary work; her childhood as a missionary kid; New Guinea tribal culture; conversion to Christianity and spiritual life; call to the mission field; observations about Honduras, particularly...

Collection 317 Oral History Interview with Ian H. and Ruth E. Cook

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Identifier: CN 317
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Ian Harper Cooke and Ruth Eileen (Witmer) Cook, in which Ian describes his childhood and education in South Africa, college education at Wheaton College, training for missionary work, medical missions work in South Africa with The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM), the Zulus, apartheid, and the national church; and Ruth describes her childhood, conversion, and intention to become a missionary nurse, education at West Suburban Hospital and Wheaton College, joining...

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 325 Oral History Interview with Donald W. Berry

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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...

Collection 328 Papers of Eric and Lydia Maillefer

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Identifier: CN 328
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews, speech manuscripts and prayer letters relating to the careers and ministries of Eric and Lydia Maillefer as missionaries and Christian workers with the Evangelical Free Church in Zaire, Evangelicals of Africa and Madagascar (AEAM), and the Africa Evangelical Office (AEO). Lydia worked as a teacher and school administrator; Eric worked first as a teacher, then on loan as a conference coordinator to the Africa Evangelical Office, and later as administrative secretary of...

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 331 Papers of Reuben Archer Torrey, III

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Identifier: CN 331
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Reuben Archer Torrey III and a videotape of the Otterbein United Brethren Missionary Convention in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania on April 23, 1986.Audio TapesOral history interview with Reuben Archer Torrey in which he describes his childhood in China as the son of Presbyterian missionaries; his experiences at boarding schools in China and Korea; his grandfather, Dr. R. A. Torrey, Sr.; his work as an Episcopalian parish...

Collection 333 Papers of Adoniram Judson

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Identifier: CN-333
Scope and Contents Microfilm edition of letters and journals describing Adoniram Judson's work as a translator and Baptist missionary in Burma. Originals microfilmed by the Historical Commission of the Southern Baptist Church.

Collection 338 Records of the World Evangelical Fellowship

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Identifier: CN-338
Scope and Contents Correspondence, reports, minutes, budgets, audio tapes, photographs.

Topics documented included the formation of the WEF; the gradual growth of influence by non-Western associations; the activities of Evangelical Protestants in many different parts of the world; the leadership of J. Elwin Wright, Clyde Taylor, Waldron Scott, and David Howard, among others. Many of the twenty-eight audiotapes are of addresses presented at the Eighth General Assembly in Singapore in 1986.

Collection 341 Papers of Victor G. Plymire

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Identifier: CN-341
Scope and Contents Letters, articles, over 1200 photos, maps, diary and other material relating to Victor Plymire's missionary career in Tibet and China under the auspices of the Assemblies of God. The collection contains information not only on his evangelistic work among various strata of Tibetan society but also about his evangelistic/exploration expedition of 1927-28 which crossed from northeastern to southwestern Tibet; Tibetan culture and society; the Buddhist religion; and the early history of relations...

Collection 348 Oral History Interview with Sharon R. Simon

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Identifier: CN-348
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Sharon "Sheri" Rose Simon in which she describes her childhood, conversion to Christianity, decision to become a missionary, internship in Mexico, and medical work in Haiti.Other topics discussed include:  joining the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society, raising financial support, common health problems, folk remedies, the relationship between the Haitian would view and health care, voodoo, the 1985-86 revolution in Haiti, relations between Catholics and...

Collection 349 Papers of Clarence W. Jones

 Collection — Box 7: Series Series 8
Identifier: CN-349
Scope and Contents Collection includes correspondence, reports, sermons, memos, minutes of meetings, clippings, photographs, videotapes, slides, and other materials relating to the career of mission executive Clarence W. Jones. The materials deal mainly with his work at the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle and the growth and development of the organization he helped found, the World Radio Missionary Fellowship, and especially its primary broadcasting station, HCJB in Ecuador. There is also an extensive amount of...

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 354 Records of the Baptist General Convention

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Identifier: CN-354
Scope and Contents Includes minutes dated from 18 May 1814-19 April 1820 as well as Records of the Foreign Missions Managers of the Baptist General Convention, 24 Sept. 1845, with reports on mission activity in Africa, Burma and India. Topics include contents of the constitution, lists of financial gifts, committee members, actions concerning missionaries on the field, letters of resignation, and organizational procedures. Also included are minutes of a meeting of Foreign Missions Managers of the Baptist General...

Collection 358 Papers of Charles P. Wagner

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Identifier: CN-358
Scope and Contents Correspondence, memos, minutes, reports, promotional materials, news releases, clippings, article and address manuscripts, photographs and negatives. The materials document Wagner's activities as a member of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization and its Executive Committee; as chairperson of its Strategy Working Group; as co-editor of the annual books, UNREACHED PEOPLES '79, '80, and '81; as a missionary educator and theologian in South America; and his appointment to Fuller...

Collection 362 Records of Voice of Calvary Ministries

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Identifier: CN-362
Scope and Contents Administrative correspondence, memos, reports, photographs and other material, relating to VOCM's evangelistic ministry in a context of holistic community development, economic redistribution, and racial reconciliation, primarily from the mid-1970s to 1986 in Mendenhall and Jackson, Mississippi, and nearby rural communities.The collection especially describes the operation of the organization, the fund raising for and promotion of its work, and the educational and training program...

Collection 363 Papers of Ruth M. Mellis

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Identifier: CN 363
Scope and Contents Correspondence, prayer letters, clippings, photographs, oral history interviews and audio tapes of missionary conference relating to the missionary career of Ruth M. Mellis. Materials document her work among orphans and students in Greece, the Greek Bible Institute, the Greek language, and Greater Europe Mission; oral history interviews describe her childhood, attendance at Wheaton College, work with Near East Relief in Siros, teaching public schools in the St. Louis area, teaching at the...

Collection 375 Oral History Interview with Suzanne Griggins

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Identifier: CN-375
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Suzanne Elizabeth Griggins (T3-T4) in which she describes her work as a lawyer at the Mendenhall Ministries Law Office, including examples of cases. Other topics discussed include: Griggins’ conversion and spiritual growth; political, legal, educational, racial and social conditions in rural Mississippi; voter registration; pastor Artis Fletcher; the Ku Klux Klan; and the church's response to injustice. The collection also includes an orientation session (T1-T2) that...

Collection 379 Records of the Woman's Union Missionary Society

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Identifier: CN-379
Scope and Contents Correspondence, reports, personnel files, legal documents, financial files, scrapbooks, almost 3,000 photographs.

Topics documented include the creation and activity of the mission work in Burma, China, India, Pakistan, and Japan, its work among orphans and women.

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 409 Papers of David D. Thomas

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Identifier: CN-409
Scope and Contents Correspondence, photographs, negatives, and clippings relating to the linguistic and missionary work of David and Dorothy Thomas in the Philippines, Vietnam (especially with the Chrau tribe), Cambodia, and Thailand with Wycliffe Bible Translators from 1954-1975. The bulk of the content consists of David and Dorothy's letters to his mother, Ruth, who lived in Wheaton, IL. Topics covered in the correspondence include information on the Thomas family, missionary work in the Philippines, and...

Collection 418 Papers of Hester H. Withey

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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,...

Collection 426 Papers of Paul E. Little

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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...

Collection 435 Ephemera of Isobel Miller Kuhn

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Identifier: CN-435
Scope and Contents Correspondence, newsletters, articles, negatives, and photographs relating to the missionary service of Isobel and John Kuhn, primarily among the Lisu people in China and Thailand with Overseas Missionary Fellowship from 1928 to 1954. The topics discussed in the letters include travel in China, missions work, their marriage, birth of daughter and son, cultural differences, advance of communists into the Lisu area, biographical sketches of co-workers Mary Baldock, Frances Bailey, Lilian Hamer,...

Collection 440 Oral History Interviews with Inge Rydland

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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...

Collection 449 Ephemera of the Stam Family

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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. [Note: The notation "Folder 2-1" means "Box 2, Folder 1.]This collection was created by the...

Collection 452 Papers of Elwood L. Davis

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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...

Collection 465 Oral History Interview with Merry E. Long

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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...

Collection 481 Papers of Laura Barr

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Identifier: CN 481
Scope and Contents Correspondence, diaries, articles, clippings, oral history interviews, photograph albums, photographs, prayer letters, radio broadcasts, and slides, describing Laura Isabelle “Belle” Barr's missionary work among the Lugbara people of northeast Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of Congo) and the West Nile District of Uganda with Africa Inland Mission (AIM) from 1944-1981.

Collection 483 Oral History Interview with Francis Sunderaraj

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Identifier: CN-483
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Francis Sunderaraj in which he describes committing his life to Christ as a teenager in India; the development of his faith; the institutions and leadership of Evangelical Protestantism in India; Methodist churches in India and Malaysia; Sunderaraj's education at the Union Biblical Seminary in Yeotmal, India, Princeton Seminary, and Wheaton College; the development of the Evangelical Fellowship of India. The time period covered by the interviews is ca. 1942-1993....

Collection 495 Papers of Jacob Chamberlain

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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...

Collection 496 Papers of Mabel Buyse

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Identifier: CN-496
Scope and Contents Diaries, photographs, correspondence, and a scrapbook relating to Mabel Easton Buyse’s missionary service with Africa Inland Mission among the Dungu and Bafuka people groups in Belgian Congo (later, Zaire) before her marriage and later service in Aru and Kasengu, Belgian Congo; Goli, Uganda; and Opari, Sudan. Buyse was involved with setting up, operating, and teaching in schools in each place she worked. The scrapbook deals with the 1941 sinking of the Zamzam, in which her brother-in-law,...

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 526 Oral History Interview with Jose Pablo Sanchez-Nunez

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Identifier: CN-526
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Jose Pablo Sánchez-Nuñez, in which he describes his family, childhood in Spain, Protestant Evangelicalism in a predominantly Catholic country, his conversion and spiritual development, training for ministry, work with Decisión, theological education by extension in Spain, American missionaries and their impact in Spain, attempts to unify Spanish Protestants, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's Global Mission (of which he was the director in Madrid), his...

Collection 530 Oral History Interview with Ruby B. Maynard

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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;...

Collection 535 Oral History Interview with Mona Joyce

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Identifier: CN-535
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Mona Miller Joyce (1912-2000) in which she describes her childhood and youth, conversion and spiritual development, call to missionary work, family, work in China with China Inland Mission, husband Raymond Joyce, the Communist period in China and CIM's expulsion from the country, co-workers Dr. Jessie McDonald and Mabel Soltau, Pentecostalism, relations among missionaries, her role as a woman missionary, outreach to Muslims, their work in the Persian Gulf with TEAM...

Collection 540 Papers of William E. Blackstone

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Identifier: CN-540
Scope and Contents Materials relating to the ministry of William E. Blackstone, evangelist, Christian Zionist, and first superintendent of the Chicago Hebrew Mission. These materials include correspondence, organizational reports, miscellaneous mission organization reports, book orders, financial statements involving home and foreign missionaries as well as indigenous Christian workers, people and organizations who received support from the Milton Stewart Evangelistic Fund of which Blackstone was sole trustee,...

Collection 572 Papers of Philip E. Armstrong

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Identifier: CN-572
Scope and Contents Audio tapes, articles, clippings, correspondence, diplomas, manuscripts, ordination certificate, photographs, planning schedules, prayer letters, publications, reports, memos, school newspapers and yearbooks related to Philip Edward Armstrong's involvement as co-founder and general director of Far Eastern Gospel Crusade (now SEND International). Includes Armstrong's correspondence with FEGC colleagues and Evangelical figures, personal correspondence with his family, documents related to his...

Collection 579 Records of the Asia-South Pacific Congress on Evangelism

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Identifier: CN-579
Scope and Contents Audio and paper copies of speeches, and newspaper coverage of the congress.

Collection 593 Papers of Lillian R. Dickson

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Identifier: CN-593
Scope and Contents Correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, newsletters, audio tapes, clippings, photo albums, photographs, prayer calendars, and video tapes all related to the life and ministry of Lillian Dickson, missionary to Taiwan under the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church of Canada, along with her husband James and founder of the small independent mission Mustard Seed, Inc.The collection documents as well the mission's founding, development and activities in church planting,...

Collection 598 Records of Wheaton '83 Conference

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Identifier: CN-598
Scope and Contents Correspondence, papers, case studies, minutes, participant evaluations, and other documents relating to the planning, holding and follow-up of the conference.

Collection 599 Ephemera of the "Auca" Incident

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Identifier: CN-599
Scope and Contents Audio tapes, comic book, film, filmstrips, oversize materials, phonograph records, postage stamps, and video tapes documenting the martyrdom of five American missionaries in Ecuador by the Huaorani Indians in 1956.

Documents describe the deaths of the missionary, the response by Protestant evangelical Christians in the United States, and later missionary work with the Indians by Rachel Saint and Elisabath Elliot.

Collection 607 Oral History Interviews with Herbert and Frieda Atkinson

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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...

Collection 614 Records of the Trinary Consultation

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Identifier: CN-614
Scope and Contents Papers, recordings of meeting sessions, planning materials and other documents from the consultation, which examined how Christians in the late twentieth century should present the Christian gospel in large urban settings. The meeting was co-sponsored by Moody Bible Institute, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Wheaton College.

Collection 632 Papers of William H. Nowack

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Identifier: CN-632
Scope and Contents Prayer letters, publications, sermons notes of Nowack documenting William H. Nowack’s work as an independent Christian missionary in the United States (Tennessee) and China (Honan) over a period of four decades.[Note: In the Scope & Content section, the notation “folder 1-5" means “Box 1, Folder 5"]Series: Paper RecordsArrangement: Alphabetical...