Billy Graham Center

BGEA: Billy Graham/The Authorized Biography Manuscript -
Collection 6

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Table of Contents

Brief Description of This Collection

Title Page and Restrictions

General Historical Background of Billy Graham and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

An Essay on the Contents of the Collection (Scope and Content)

List of the Contents of Boxes of Paper Records in This Collection (Container List)

Brief Description.
Manuscripts and letter. The original handwritten and typed drafts of the biography by John Pollock. There are restrictions on the use of this collection.

Collection 6 [November 30, 2004]
BGEA: Billy Graham - The Authorized Biography
Papers; 1973, n.d.

2 boxes (DC; .8 cu ft)


The BGEA retains the copyright to their materials and their permission is needed for quotation. BGEA permission is also required to copy photos, audio recordings, or films in this collection, as well as paper records in any restricted files. The Archives staff will provide the form needed to request copying permission. Paper records in files not otherwise restricted may be copied. For quotation permission, contact the BGEA at

The material in this collection is closed to researchers until after the death of Rev. Billy Graham and Rev. John Pollock except for persons with written permission from either Rev. Pollock, or the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

Scope and Content

Handwritten and typewritten drafts of the biography of Dr. Graham written by John Pollock and published by McGraw-Hill Book Company. The manuscripts are not dated, but Pollock copyrighted his book in 1966. There is also a letter that Pollock sent with the manuscripts when he donated them to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in 1973.



These papers were donated to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Pollock in October 1982. They were physically transferred to the Center in 1975.

Accession 75-4
October 29, 1975
Robert Shuster

Box Folder Item
Manuscript of Chapters:
1 1 1, 2, n.d.
2 3-5, n.d.
3 6-7, n.d.
4 8-9, n.d.
5 10-13, n.d.
6 14-19, n.d.
7 20-22, n.d.
2 1 23-25, n.d.
2 26-28, n.d.
3 29-31, n.d.
4 Manuscript Revisions, n.d.
5 Title Page and Introduction, n.d.
6 Billy Graham Part III & IV, n.d.
7 Part V, The New Age 1960, n.d.
8 Letter; March 14, 1973

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