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Table of Contents

Brief Description of This Collection

Title Page and Restrictions

Biography of Paul Rader

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


Lists of Audio Tapes, Microfilm, Negatives, Oversize Materials, Photographs, Slides, and Video Tapes in This Collection (Location Records)

    Audio Tapes
    Microfilm
    Negatives
    Oversize Materials
    Photographs
    Slides
    Video Tapes

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


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Collection 38                                                                                                           [March 28, 2014]

Rader, Daniel Paul; 1879-1938

Ephemera; 1899, 1905-1996, n.d.

10 Box (1 RC, 9 DC), Audio Tapes, Microfilm, Negatives, Oversize Materials, Photographs, Slides, Video Tape. (6.224 cubic feet)

Brief Description

Newsletters, sermon manuscripts, scrapbooks, programs, pamphlets, photo- graphs, negatives, brochures, a taped sermon, slides, thesis materials, etc., which document 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 Rader, newspaper clippings and articles about Rader, reports about mission activities around the world supported by the Tabernacle. For more information, please see guide.

  

Restrictions

The materials in Folders 3-1 through 3-4 may not be copied without the written permission of the Director of Scotty's Castle, Death Valley National Monument, Death Valley, CA.

The materials in Folder 3-5 may not be copied without the written permission of the Federal Archives and Record Center, Chicago, IL

The materials in Folder 3-6 may not be copied without the written permission of the Federal Radio Commission Records, Record Group 173, National Records Center, Suitland, MD.


Biography 

Full name

Daniel Paul Rader, commonly called Paul

Birth

August 24, 1879, in Denver, Colorado, USA

Death

On his way home to California from a preaching tour in England, he became ill and died July 19, 1938, of carcinoma. He was buried in Glendale, California.

Family

 

Parents

His father, Daniel L. Rader, was a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church, as had been his grandfather and great-grandfather. Later he became editor of the Pacific Coast Advocate. His mother, Laura Eugenia Marmaduke Rader, was from Shelbyville, Missouri.

 

Siblings

Fourth of ten children, including brothers Lyell, Ralph and Luke and sisters Eugenia (later Eugenia Sanderson) Mary and Kathryn (later Kathryn Hawthorne).

 

Marital Status

Married Mary Caughran on June 21, 1906

 

Children

Pauline C. (later Mrs. Pauline Griffin and still later Mrs. Pauline Noll), born 1907; Willamine M. (later Mrs. C. O. Miller), born 1908; and Harriet E. (later Mrs. Steen Carlson, later Mrs. Joseph Kisler), born 1916.

Conversion

In 1888 while talking with his father after attending a revival meeting in Cheyenne, Colorado. He suffered a crisis of faith in college when he began to doubt the literal truth of the Bible and eventually resigned from the pastorate in 1909 because of a lack of faith. He experienced a recommitment to the Christian faith while on a business trip in New York City, ca. 1912.

Ordination

September 21, 1904 in the Congregational Church

Education

 

ca. 1897-1899

Attended University of Denver

 

1899-1900

Attended University of Colorado, earning a reputation as a football player and boxer.

 

1900-1901

Attended Central College in Fayetteville, Missouri, USA, where he also coached and played football

 

1901-1902

Student, football player, director of athletics at Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

 

1901

Was an original founder of the Beta Kappa fraternity at Hamline University

Career

 

 

As a boy would often accompany his father on preaching tours, singing hymns before the sermon began.

 

ca. 1895

Went on his first preaching tour of small towns in Wyoming

 

1900-1901

Attended Central College, Fayetteville, Missouri, USA, where he also coached and played football

 

1901-1902

Student, football player, director of athletics at Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

 

1902-1904

Taught and coached at the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington, USA

 

1904-1906

Pastor of Maverick Congregational Church, East Boston, Massachusetts, USA

 

1907-1909

Pastor of the Holladay Congregational Church, Portland, Oregon. Resigned because of a growing lack of conviction in his faith and preaching

 

1909-1912

Worked as a boxing promoter and then started an oil service company

 

1912-1914

Caretaker and eventually assistant pastor at the Christian and Missionary Alliance (CMA) Tabernacle under E. D. Whitside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

 

Ca. 1913

Served as song leader and assistant at several evangelistic meetings around the United States led by A. B. Simpson, founder of the CMA.

 

1914

Became full-time itinerant evangelist. Led a campaign in Toledo, Ohio.

 

February 3, 1915

Accepted a call to become pastor of the Moody Memorial Church in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He continued to hold evangelistic campaigns in other cities around the United States. His energy, vivid preaching style, and unorthodox ways of bringing people into the church began to bring him nationwide attention.

 

November 7, 1915

The Moody Tabernacle was opened to serve as the site of the church’s evangelistic program in the city.

 

1919-1924

Upon A. B. Simpson’s death, Rader becomes the second president of the CMA.

 

1920

Toured CMA missions in Asia.

 

1921

Rader left Moody Church in September, partly because he was unable to convince the leaders of the church that they should devote more energy and resources to evangelism. There was also a feeling on the part of the executive committee of the church that he spent too much time on other projects, such as CMA work. There was also some fear that he might change Moody from an independent church to a CMA church.

 

1921-1922

Rader led various campaigns in southeastern United States

 

Spring 1922

Founded World Wide Christian Couriers to serve as the corporate base of his ministry. Albert Johnson, a Chicago businessman, was Rader’s major financial supporter and continued to be so for the next decade.

 

June 3, 1922

Broadcast from the Chicago municipal radio station from city hall for two weeks and broadcast over other stations at irregular intervals for the next three years.

 

June 18, 1922

Steel Tent Evangelistic Campaign began in Chicago at the corner of Barry, Clark and Halsted. It was intended to run until Labor Day, but Rader decided to continue it permanently as the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle. The Tabernacle was not a church as such, there was no membership. Rader was the predominant influence, although he recruited a talented staff including Merrill Dunlop, Lance Latham, R. O. Oliver, Clarence W. Jones, and others. It was intended to be primarily a preaching center, with services scheduled, at least in the early years, so as to allow people to go to their own church and then attend the Tabernacle. For many of the thousands who attended, though, the Tabernacle was their only church. Rader himself continued to hold evangelistic campaigns in many cities around the United States.

 

September 17, 1922

First missionary rally at the CGT. By 1932, the Tabernacle would be supporting 192 missionaries around the world.

 

April 26, 1925

Rader began regular radio broadcasts over station WHT (owned by Chicago mayor, William Henry Thompson). Rader agreed to provide fifteen hours of programing ever Sunday, including preaching by himself and other and music from the CGT staff.

 

December 1925

First issue of the National Radio Chapel Announcer appeared, a glossy magazine that focused on the ministry of the CGT and work it supported. The title was soon changed to World Wide Christian Courier.

 

January-March 1926

Rader filled the pulpit of Angelus Temple in Los Angeles, California, USA during the absence of Aimee Semple McPherson.

 

May 1926

CGT bought land at Lake Harbor, Michigan, for a summer camp ground. The camp opened in June and then each following year there were a series of summer events that drew large numbers of people from Chicago and the surrounding area. After this camp was sold, it became Maranatha Bible Camp.

 

September 1927

Rader reached agreement to broadcast over WJBT on Sundays, using the WBBM transmitter.

 

1928

Tabernacles started with assistance from Rader in Toronto, Canada, (Oswald J. Smith) and Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (Luke Rader)

 

August-December 1929

Rader traveled around the world to preach in twenty-two cities and visit missionaries supported by the CGT. He visited to China, Japan, India, Palestine, France, and England.

 

April 28, 1930

The Tabernacle Breakfast Brigade radio program carried by twenty-six stations for seven days a week. The arrangement proved too expensive and was canceled by summer.

 

August 17, 1930

The Tabernacle ended its arrangement with WJBT, but continues to broadcast a few hours each week over a variety of stations until 1933

 

November 2, 1930

Rader began a second world trip for preaching and visiting missionaries. Stops included Canada, Ireland, Scotland, England, Italy, Greece, Egypt, Palestine, India, Singapore, Java, Bali, Borneo, the Philippines, China, and Japan.

 

May 4, 1931

World tour ended in Chicago.

 

1932

World Wide Christian Couriers established as a network of small Bible study clubs across the country that train people in grass roots evangelism. By the end of the year, there were fifty clubs in Chicago and sixteen tabernacles in other cities (which Rader had helped start and were associated with the CGT) were also starting clubs.

 

Ca. June 1932

Paul Rader’s Pantry formed to gather surplus food from farmers who could not sell it elsewhere and can it for needy families. By the end of the year, the CGT claimed that the Pantry has fed 41,000 families, including 100,000 children.

 

October 8, 1932

The Courier, an eight-page newspaper, began publication. It replaced the much more elaborate World Wide Christian Courier. Because of declining funds, the Tabernacle’s publications became smaller and cruder over the next two years until they altogether.

 

October 1932

Albert M. Johnson, who had bought the land the Tabernacle stood on in 1927, had lost his fortune at the beginning of the Great Depression and could not longer make the payments. Rader signed a note taking over the payments. Programs at the Tabernacle had to be curtailed and several staff left go.

 

February 12, 1933

Rader traveled to Los Angeles to preach at the affiliated tabernacle there and to deal with the financial debts of that organization. Rev. Clarence Ericksen was to preach at the CGT in his absence. Because the creditors of the Los Angeles tabernacle were suing it, a California judge forbade Rader from leaving the state until a satisfactory solution had been found.

 

April, 1933

Because of the debts of the World Wide Christian Couriers, Rader decided the organization had to declare bankruptcy and the Tabernacle was severed from it. Rader resigned as pastor of CGT and was succeeded by Ericksen.

 

Summer, 1933 and 1934

Rader led evangelistic meetings at the Chicago World’s Fair.

 

May 1935

Bankruptcy of World Wide Christian Couriers resolved in court and assets divided among creditors

 

1935-1936

Rader became pastor of the Fort Wayne Gospel Tabernacle in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA. He continued to hold evangelistic meetings in various cities.

 

1937

Rader went on a preaching tour of Great Britain which was cut short by the illness that ended in his death

Other significant information

 

Rader himself was an enormous personal influence on many Evangelical leaders of the next generation. His style, his aggressiveness, his charisma, his entrepreneurship, his eager use of all the newest means of communications remained vividly impressed in the memory of such people as Percy Crawford, Peter Deyneka, Merrill Dunlop, Howard Ferrin, Charles Fuller, Torrey Johnson, Clarence Jones, Howard Jones, Lance Latham, and Oswald Smith, among others.

 

Rader was the author of numerous pamphlets and tracts, as well as God’s Blessed Man: Soul Stirring Sermons (1922), ’Round the Round World : Some Impressions of a World Tour (1922), Harnessing God : Messages with a Method, the Way to "Abounding Life" for Spirit, Soul and Body, the novel Big Bug (1932) and Life’s Greatest Adventure (1939, posthumously)

 

Rader also was the author of several popular hymns, including “Alive Again,” “Old Time Power,”“ Jesus Satisfies,” “I’ve Found the Way,” “Only Believe,” “Whosoever Will May Come”




Scope and Content

 [NOTE: In the Scope and Content description, the notation "folder 2-5" means box 2, folder 5.]

 The material in this collection, consolidated by the Archives, was gathered from several different sources, including Rader’s family members and co-workers, and therefore has no organic organization as a whole. Such form as exists was imposed by the processor. The files are arranged alphabetically by title and the material within each folder is arranged chronologically, wherever possible. Included in the collection are scrapbooks, sermon manuscripts, copies of Chicago Gospel Tabernacle publications, Moody Church and Fort Wayne Gospel Temple newsletters, photos, audio tapes, a video tape, and miscellaneous items relating to Rader's career and to attempts to write a biography of him after his death.

Series: I. Paper Records
Subseries: A. Material from Rader’s lifetime; B. Material about Rader compiled after his death
Arrangement: Alphabetical
Date Range: 1899-1988
Volume: 5.4 cubic feet
Boxes: 1-10
Geographic coverage: United States, China, India, Ireland, England, Palestine
Subjects: American Protestant Fundamentalism, Evangelicalism, and Pentecostalism; methods of mass evangelism; use of current technology in evangelism; American Protestant foreign missions in the 20th century; (Daniel) Paul Rader’s life, ministry and influence; the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle; Chicago in the 1920s and 1930s; American sermons
Notes: As can be seen, the archivist has divided the documents into this collection into two groups: those which more or less date from the time of Rader’s ministry and those which were gathered together after his death. Sometimes this was done to create scrapbooks about his life, sometimes it was done to gather sources for a biography about him. Or about the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle.

Subseries: IA. Material from Rader’s lifetime
Arrangement: Alphabetical
Date Range: 1899-1938
Volume: 3.6 cubic feet
Boxes: 1,2,8,9,10
Type of documents: Sermon transcripts, handbills, magazines, newsletters, correspondence, pamphlets, hymnals
Correspondents: J. Oliver Buswell, Clarence Jones, Floyd Johnson, Moody Church executive committee, Paul Rader
Notes: There are only a few pieces of correspondence in folder 1-1 and a few more in folder 9-2. However, they cover many events in Rader’s life. Among the subjects covered are his health as a young man; his part in founding the Beta Kappa fraternity; the resignation of his associate pastor at Moody, E. Y. Woolley; his relationship with his friend and principal financial supporter Albert M. Johnson; Rader's leaving Moody Church and the growth of ill feeling between him and the leaders of that church; Rader’s presidency of the CMA; his service as a trustee of Wheaton College during the presidency of Charles Blanchard; and the resignation of C.L. Eicher as missions secretary of the World Wide Christian Couriers.

The collection contains many, many manuscripts of sermons. Only a portion were given by Rader, although all were given at CGT or had some connection with the Tabernacle. Among the topics covered are:

Folder

Topic

Speaker(s)

1-30

African Missions

Norman Davis, Kopp

1-31

African Missions

Roadhouse

1-35

Apostasy

Luke Rader

1-18

The Bible School

E. Joseph Evans

1-37

Born Again

E. J. Richards

10-1

Breeding a New Species

Paul Rader

1-42

Brotherhood

T. T. Shields

1-51

Canada Missions

J. H. Woodward

1-31

China Missions

Martin Ekvall, Stuart

1-32

China Missions

Tom? Moseley

1-30

China Missions

Stewart, Howard Van Dyck, Rudy

1-29

The Church

Mark Matthews

1-33

The Church

R. E. Neighbor

1-28

Compromise

Gregory Mantle

1-35

Cults

Luke Rader

1-43

Daniel, Book of

Oswald J. Smith

1-50

Demons

Gerald Winrod

1-36

Easter

Paul Rader

1-33

Ecclesiastes

R. E. Neighbor

1-19

Evangelism

Howard Ferrin

1-20

Evangelism

R. H. Forrest

1-21

Evangelism

Margaret Houser

1-28

Evangelism

Gregory Mantle

1-41

Evangelism

William Shannon

1-24

Faith

Bessie Johnson

1-35

Faith

Luke Rader

1-36

Freedom

Paul Rader

1-33

Glory of God

R. E. Neighbor

1-19

God and Science

Howard Ferrin

1-37

Good Samaritan

E. J. Richards

1-35

Heaven

Luke Rader

1-35

Holy Spirit

Luke Rader

1-15

The Home

William Biederwolf

1-30

India Missions

Andrews, Lapp, Peter

1-31

India Missions

Cox

1-22

Israel in God's Plan

F. E. Howitt

1-34

Israel in God's Plan

Henry Ostrom

1-38

Israel in God's Plan

William Bell Riley

1-31

Japan Missions

Wood

1-50

Jonah, Book of

Gerald Winrod

1-31

Korea Missions

Wood

1-35

Labor Movement

Luke Rader

10-1

The Laugh in Life

Paul Rader

1-37

Lazarus

E. J. Richards

1-36

Legalism

Paul Rader

1-35

Love

Luke Rader

1-36

Love

Paul Rader

1-38

Micah

William Bell Riley

1-50

Miracles

Gerald Winrod

1-30

Missions

Chrisitan Eicher

1-30

Missions (South China)

Galbraith

1-30

Missions (India)

Peter

1-31

Missions

Paul Rader

1-43

Missions

Oswald J. Smith

1-47

Missions

Walter Turnbull

1-49

Missions

J. D. Williams

1-33

Peter, First Book of

R. E. Neighbor

1-16

Prayer

E. M. Bounds

1-26

Prayer

John Wesley Lee

1-29

Prayer

Mark Matthews

1-35

Prayer

Luke Rader

1-33

Prophecy

R. E. Neighbor

1-35

Prophecy

Luke Rader

1-38

Prophecy

William Bell Riley

1-43

Prophecy

Oswald J. Smith

1-41

Repentance

William Shannon

1-39

Ruth, Book of

Margaret T. Russell

1-27

Salvation

Harry Lindblom

1-28

Salvation

Gregory Mantle

1-35

Salvation

Luke Rader

1-36

Salvation

Paul Rader

1-37

Salvation

E. J. Richards

1-35

Sanctification

Luke Rader

1-50

Satan

Gerald Winrod

1-27

Sin

Harry Lindblom

10-1

Sin and Victory

Paul Rader

1-24

Twenty-Third Psalm

Bessie Johnson

1-44

Value of Men

George Soerheide

10-1

Wearing Shoes

Paul Rader

1-45

World War I

John Sproul

Several of the sermons deal with the mission work of the CMA or with memories of the CMA's founder, A. B. Simpson (folders 1-30, 1-32, 1-40, 1-45, 1-47, 1-51).

There are also the sermons in folders 1-23 and 1-41, among others, which include biographical information on Paul Rader. Rader's own "sermons" in folder 1-36 do not appear to be sermons at all, for the most part, but rather very short messages he wrote either as editorials for his newsletter or for delivery over the radio.

The newsletters and magazines in OS10 and folders 1-10 to 1-12, as well as the bound copies of Good News, World Wide Christian Courier, and The World-Wide Temple Evangelist on the shelves of the Manuscript Reading Room on the third floor of the Billy Graham Center contain an extremely rich and varied amount of information on Rader's career from his pastorate of Moody Church (including Moody tabernacle) in the mid 1910s to shortly before his death in 1938. These publications include samples of his preaching and writing style; the work of Tabernacle staff including Richard Oliver, Clarence Jones, Merrill Dunlop, and others as well as associated Christian workers such as Peter Deyneka, Oswald Smith, and Luke Rader; CGT activities, the early days of radio evangelism, Protestant missions in various parts of the world, the Fundamentalist movement, and the work of other evangelists. Other topics covered, briefly or in detail, include such subjects as the speeches of William Jennings Bryan, Peter Deyneka and others' work in Russia, Christmas at the Tabernacle, city missions run by the Tabernacle, Courier services in Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Toronto, and other cities, missions in Borneo, Jewish evangelism, Oswald Smith's work in Canada, and speeches of William Bell Riley. There is other also information in the articles and about local, national, and international events. For example, the February 1926 magazine contains an article by Eugene Taylor about the Chicago Plan of municipal development. The advertisements are very informative as well. They offer everything from Tabernacle hymn books to devices for making radioactive water ("When a family drinks Radio-Active Water, 89% of all disease lessens its hold upon the body").

Rader also made heavy use of the written word, especially pamphlet, through out his ministry, printing some of his popular sermons and radio message. Folders 8-4 through 9-1 contain dozens of these tracts, most from his time at CGT, but also many from the Moody Church period and a few from his time at the Fort Wayne Gospel Tabernacle. What is probably his first published work, a collection of poems called Variae Lectiones (Various Readings), is in folder 8-3. Folder 8-1 contains a copy of Rader’s novel, Big Bug, autographed by him for his wife.

A few cards and advertising items from his years at Moody, particularly the summer conferences of the church, are in folder 9-7.

Besides the publications described above, a description of Tabernacle activities can be found in the brochure Every Day of the Week at the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle (folder 1-7) and the stationery (folder 1-54). A miscellaneous collection of handbills and other materials are in folder 9-2.

Some memorabilia from Rader's radio work are contained in folder 1-13, which contains program schedules, gifts given to listeners, and messages he delivered over the radio. See also folder 8-8 for some of his radio messages published as pamphlets.

Folders 1-3 and 1-8 contain reports from Rader's frequent missionary trips to Asia and Europe. One report contains an interesting description of Mussolini. Folder 9-9 contain lengthy reports on meetings he in China (with Leland Wang); Belfast, North Ireland; and London, England. Writers of the report include Arie Kok, Henry Montgomery (ex-moderator of the Irish Presbyterian Church), and Thomas Cochrane of World Dominion. The passports of Paul and Mary Rader in folder 9-8 reflect his wide ranging travels.

World Wide Christian Couriers was the corporation that Rader founded in the early 1920s to serve as base for his various ministry activities. By the early 1930s, the Couriers had become a kind of cross between a fraternal society and a Bible study/Christian training group. Incorporation certificates, minutes and other legal documents are in folder 10-2. Samples of the manuals and course work of the Couriers can be found in folders 1-6 and OS10. Each Courier received a small medallion, know as the Courier Coin or Pocket Piece. It was stamped with the individual’s member number and has an esoteric symbol, the parts of which represented salvation through Christ. The idea was that Couriers would show it to people as a curiosity and in explaining it, would tell people the way of salvation. A sample of the Pocket Piece is in folder 10-3 . The magazines in folders 1-10 and 1-11 as well as the sermons also contain frequent references to the Couriers.

Other Courier publications are in folder 8-8.

Folders 2-1 through 2-3 contain material received from William Dillon, who was director of music at the Fort Wayne Gospel Temple and who accompanied Paul Rader on an evangelistic trip to England and Scotland in 1938. In folder 2-3 is a printed pamphlet titled Three Vital Messages by Rader. These messages were delivered at the Alliance Temple in Toronto, Canada, in 1925.

Folders 1-4 and 9-3 contains material about Rader’s death and funeral. (See also boxes 5 and 6, described below.) Also of interest are the materials in folders 1-24 and 1-25, which are concerned with the death and funeral of Laura Eugenia Rader, Paul Rader's mother.

Subseries: IB. Material about Rader compiled after his death
Arrangement: Alphabetical
Date Range: 1905-1988
Volume: 2.925 cubic feet
Boxes: 2, 3-7
Type of documents: Scrapbooks, chapter outlines and drafts of chapters, correspondence, reminiscences, a wide variety of documents from Rader’s ministry
Correspondents: C. L. Eicher, Albert M. Johnson, Paul Rader, Susannah Spurgeon, E. Y. Woolley
Notes: Boxes 4, 5 and 6 contain three scrapbooks kept by Rader's daughter Harriet. The substantial portions of these books have been microfilmed and can be found on microfilm reels 3 and 4. For portions of the scrapbooks which were totally repetitive, only samples were filmed. The books are a treasure trove of information about his career. The material in the three scrapbooks is not arranged in any particular order, although II and III contain mostly Rader's obituaries and information about his funeral. Besides clippings, these scrapbooks include photos, brochures, letters, handbills, and programs from all aspects of Rader's career. Materials which would need to be unfolded to be read or which for some other reason could not be read while in the scrapbook and were put in a folder in the same box as the scrapbook. A page was put in the scrapbook which said what folder the removed material was in.

Here is some of the information of particular interest in each book:

Book I - Manuscript of an article by Rader of his interview of actor Harry Lauder (folder 4-2), article from the Christian and Missionary Alliance magazine about the Rader’s 1920 trip to visit C&MA missionaries in India, Indochina, China, Japan and the Philippines (folder 4-4), brochures about Homer Rodeheaver's evangelistic activities (folder 4-5), clippings about Rader's 1926 Philadelphia meetings (folders 4-1, 4-6, and 4-7), handbill about healing evangelist F. F. Bosworth (folder 4-9), newsletters published by the Fort Wayne Gospel Temple (folder 4-12), clippings from Rader's 1938 evangelistic tour of England (folder 4-13 and 4-14).

Book II - Articles about Rader's Belfast meetings, telegrams from friends and colleagues sent to Rader's family after his death (folders 5-1, 5-2, 5-4), material about Rader as a founder of the Beta Kappa fraternity (folder 5-3), list of major events at the Tabernacle during its first ten years (folder 5-5), speech apparently given by Rader shortly before his resignation as president of the Christian and Missionary Alliance in which he discusses problems caused by its increasingly denomination-like structure, a manuscript copy of the sermon preached at Rader's funeral, a time line of the first 10 years of the CGT (folder 5-5), copies of several brief sermons by Rader (folder 5-6).

Book III - Newsletter about the purchase of the CGT property in 1937 (folder 6-2), obituaries for Rader (folders 6-1 and 6-4), brochures about World Wide Couriers, several telegrams sent to Rader by various celebrities and Christian leaders on the occasion of the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle's tenth anniversary (folders 6-1 and 6-3), newsletters put out by the Tabernacle after Rader left (folder 6-5), material relating to Rader's leadership of a movement to have the president of the United States proclaim a national day of prayer (folder 6-5), a copy of a letter from Rader's daughter Willamine to Arthur McGee discussing her father's theology (folder 6-6), honorary degrees Rader received from Bob Jones College (folder 6-7), brochures about North Side Gospel Center (folders 6-11, 6-14), information on the Christian Broadcasters Fellowship and early radio preachers, an article by Rader giving his reaction to Billy Sunday's death (folder 6-10), material about Rader's 1935 meetings in Detroit.

Another of Rader’s daughter, Willamine Rader Miller, compiled some of materials in this collection and at one point apparently had an idea of writing a biography of her father or having one written. The materials she gathered and drafts (and transcripts of those drafts) made at various times between the late 1930s and early 1970s about her memories of her father and her memories of his own descriptions of his life, can be found in folder 7-4. This material was passed on to another would-be Rader biographer, her cousin.

This cousin was a later Paul Rader (some times called Paul Rader II ), son of Luke Rader and nephew of Daniel Paul Rader, was also an evangelist. In the late 1960s and early 1970s he spent a good deal of time gathering material for a biography of his uncle. Box 7 contains the letters of reminiscences he gathered from people who remembered his uncle (folder 7-1); a variety of source documents, mainly notes, reminisces and articles from later magazines that touch on some aspect of his uncle’s life and ministry (folder 7-3); and his own notes, outlines, and drafts for the book (folder 7-2). The biography was never completed.

Rader, the man, is described in some reminiscences from Charles Fuller, J. Fletcher Agnew, and Clarence Jones contained in folder 1-14. The Agnew materials include information on assistance Rader gave the Salvation Army.

The materials in box 3 were gathered by Larry Eskridge for a master's thesis for the University of Maryland. Included are photocopies made of (1) records of the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle, Albert M. Johnson, and Gospel Foundation between 1927-1933 (folder 3-1); (2) the Rader, Johnson, and Westerfield Candy Company legal agreements, 1925, (folder 3-2); (3) correspondence of Albert M. Johnson, 1915-1921 (folder 3-3); (4) minutes and dissolution of the Gospel Foundation and the sale of Tabernacle Publishing Company to Hope Publishing Company, 1921-1948 (folder 3-4); and (5) World Wide Christian Couriers bankruptcy records, 1933-1935 (folder 3-5). Folder 3-6 contains radio station WJBT applications and forms, 1927-28. Additional materials on the history of the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle, dissolution of the Gospel Missionary Association and Tabernacle Publishing Company may be found in folder 3-7. Folder 3-8 contains photocopies of a letter and advertisements of Rader's Pantry. The original is in the folder in Oversize Drawer 10. Copies of a publication started by Rader, Beta Kappa Journal, are in folder 3-9 and a genealogical book on the Rader family is in folder 3-10. A copy of Eskridge's thesis is contained in folder 3-11. Folder 3-12 holds the lists of questions for interviews of Virginia Latham, Pauline Rader Noll, and Harriet Rader Kisler. The interviews themselves may be found on T4 through T10.

Series: II. Audio Visual Materials

Arrangement: Chronological by date
Date Range: 1928-1996
Volume: .824 cubic feet
Geographic coverage: Chicago, Illinois; Los Angeles California; Fort Wayne, Indiana; England
Type of documents: Films, audio tapes, video tapes, photographs
Subjects: Paul Rader’s life, ministry, and impact, the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle
Notes: This series contains all the audio and video tapes and photographs in the collection. For more detailed descriptions, see the location records for the different types of items.

Exceptional items:

There is a sample of his preaching style contained on the brief recordings of Rader's voice in tapes T1 and T2.

The video tape V1 is a copy of a silent film, probably made in the late 1920s. It includes shots of the adult and children's choirs, the band, Merrill Dunlop and Lance Latham playing the organ and piano, broadcasting over the radio, the missionary activity of the Tabernacle, etc. The video tape also contains a film of Rader in bed in the hospital at the time of his final illness (including a visit by Homer Rodeheaver) and his funeral in California.


Provenance

The material in this collection has been gathered from a variety of sources in the years between 1978 and 2006. Contribution of materials were made by John Bauerlein, William Bickett, Lloyd Cory, Barbara Jones Cowan. William Dillon, Merrill Dunlop, Larry Eskridge, Jean Hibben, Mrs. Harriet Kisler, Mrs. Frank Longino, Walter Osborn, Paul Rader, Ray Schulenberg, Eunice Mae Schultz, Paul Smith, Grace Van Deraa, Andrew Wyzenbeek, and Wheaton College Special Collections. Special mention should be made of materials donated by Daniel Paul Rader’s daughter and nephew, Harriet E. Kisler and Paul Rader.

Researchers in the Archives reading Room can ask for the books and pamphlets by Rader given to the Wheaton College library.

Accessions: 78-13, 78-31, 78-45, 79-101, 79-103, 80-51, 80-81, 81-145, 83-118, 84-7, 84-21, 84-29, 84-30, 84-38, 84-80, 84-130, 85-15, 85-85, 85-145, 85-150


June 19, 1978
Revised: 11/27/78, 4/18/79, 1/22/80, 7/1/80, 10/15/82,
3/6/85, 6/11/86
Robert Shuster
J. Nasgowitz
Accessions: 84-110, 85-15, 85-47, 85-83, 85-139, 86-26, 86-135, 87-59

July 26, 1995, updated
Janyce H. Nasgowitz
Accession: 04-20

April 28, 2004
Bob Shuster
Accession 97-59, 00-15

July 18, 2007
Accessions: 87-62, 96-11, 97-59, 99-37, 99-48, 99-67, 00-27, 00-44, 00-15, 00-56, 01-21, 05-43, 03-80, 06-04
Bob Shuster, K. Hayward

January 19, 2010
Bob Shuster

January 18, 2013
Acc 12-48
Bob Shuster



LOCATION RECORD
Accession: 79-101, 85-139
Type of Material: Audio Tapes

The following items are located in the AUDIO TAPE file.
Item# - Reel or cassette, speed, length, number of sides, contents (title of session, participants) according to the program, date.

 #

R/C

speed

length

Sides

Contents

Dates

T1

R

3 3/4

90

1

Taped from LP phonograph record, Yesterday's Voices. In addition to the material on the record, the tape contains a brief sermon by Rader and music from the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle.

Rader segment is ca. 1928

T2

R

3 3/4

8

1

Same as Rader and Tabernacle segments on T1.

ca. 1928

T3

C

3 3/4

5 ½

1

William Dillon talks about his association with Paul Rader at the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle, the Fort Wayne Gospel Tabernacle, and on an evangelistic trip to England in 1938.

n.d.

T4

R

3 3/4

60

1

Tape recording by Virginia Latham in response to a typed list of questions (see folder 3-12) sent to her by Larry Eskridge for his M.A. thesis. Discusses her memories of and the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle, including other people such as Clarence Jones, Paul Fleming, Arthur Rorheim and the Awana Youth Association, as well as the radio ministry of Paul Rader. Tells in story form and refers to only several specific questions at the end.

ca. 2/1985

T5

R

3 3/4

40

1

Tape recording by Harriet Rader Kisler in response to a typed list of questions (see folder 3-12) sent to her by Larry Eskridge for his M.A. thesis. Discusses her memories of her father, Paul Rader, and the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle, including other people such as Rader's sister Katherine and R. R. Brown, among others. More or less follows questions.

ca. 8/1984

T6

R

3 3/4

60

1

Tape recording by Harriet Rader Kisler made in response to a typed list of questions (see folder 3-12) sent to her by Larry Eskridge for his M.A. thesis. Discusses her memories of her father, mother, Richard Oliver, Homer Rodeheaver, and others.

ca .9/1984

T7

R

3 3/4

25

1

Continuation of T6, tape recording by Harriet Rader Kisler in response to a typed list of questions (see folder 3-12) sent to her by Larry Eskridge for his M.A. thesis. Discusses her memories of her father, Fort Wayne Bible Temple, men who spoke at the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle, missionaries sent out by the Tabernacle, including Hattie Bailey and the Door of Hope Mission, etc.

ca. 9/1984

T8

R

3 3/4

70

1

Tape recording by Pauline Rader Noll made in August 1984 in response to a typed list of questions (see folder 3-12) sent to her by Larry Eskridge for his M.A. thesis. Discusses her father and the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle and tells something about herself. She follows questions faithfully.

ca. 2/1985

T9

R

3 3/4

30

1

Continuation of T8, tape recording by Pauline Rader Noll in response to a typed list of questions (see folder 3-12) sent to her by Larry Eskridge for his M.A. thesis. Discusses her father and the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle, her uncles Lyell, Luke, and Ralph, Lance and Virginia Latham, Merrill Dunlop, Clarence Jones, A. M. Johnson and others.

ca. 8/1984

T10

R

3 3/4

15

1

Continuation of T9, tape recording by Pauline Rader Noll in response to a typed list of questions (see folder 3-12) sent to her by Larry Eskridge for his M.A. thesis. Discusses her father and the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle, her missionary experience, marriage to and subsequent divorce of David Griffen, children, marriage to Ralph Noll, social work, among other topics.

8/1984


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LOCATION RECORD
Accession 85-85
Type of Material: Microfilm
The following items are located in the CENTER LIBRARY MICROFORM ROOM:

Reel 1 - Guide to CN 38, Box 1, Folders 1 through 7. 35mm.

Reel 2 - Box 1, Folders 8 through 11. 35mm.

Reel 3 - Box 1, Folders 11-14. First part of Scrapbook I. 35mm.

Reel 4 - Box 1, Folders 14 to 47. Second part of Scrapbook I, Scrapbook II. 35mm.

Reel 5 - Box 1, Folders 48-54. 35mm.

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LOCATION RECORD
Accession 84-21, 84-80, 85-15, 85-145, 86-135
Type of Material: Negatives
The following items are located in the NEGATIVE FILE. Request by Folder titles at the beginning of each line.

CHICAGO GOSPEL TABERNACLE. 1 b&w. Scene of interior of Tabernacle when it was filled. N.d.

LATHAM, LANCE. 1 b&w. N.d.

MARANATHA BIBLE AND MISSIONARY CONFERENCE GROUND, MI. 3 b&w. Lake Harbor Camp, Michigan. Scenes of the facilities at the camp, including bus, beach, and cafeteria. N.d.

MOODY TABERNACLE, CHICAGO, IL. 2 b&w. Two shots of the interior of the Tabernacle tent. In one, Paul Rader is preaching. Ca. 1920.

RADER, DANIEL PAUL. 14 b&w. Informal shot of Rader. Snapshots of Paul and Mary Rader and their children, Willamine, Harriet, and Pauline, in India. N.D. 5 b&w. Also 35mm negatives of images, each including Rader. Shots include: Rader and family, a portrait shot of Rader, a gathering at the time of the death of Eugenia Rader, Rader's mother, and Rader with an unidentified person in front of the Wisconsin Tabernacle in Milwaukee, WI. N.d.

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LOCATION RECORD
Accession 83-118, 99-37
Type of Material: Oversize Materials
The following items are located in the OS FILE. Request by Folder Title at the beginning of each entry below:

FLYER: Paul Rader’s Pantry; 1932. Multiple-page flyer describing Rader’s plan to can and distribute to the needy food that was going to waste.

PUBLICATIONS: THE COURIER; OCTOBER 1932-APRIL 1933 (OS 10).

PUBLICATIONS: GOOD NEWS; 1916 (OS 10).

PUBLICATIONS: GOOD NEWS; 1917 (OS 10).

PUBLICATIONS: GOOD NEWS; 1918 (OS 10).

PUBLICATIONS: GOOD NEWS; 1919 (OS 10).

PUBLICATIONS: GOOD NEWS; 1920 (OS 10).

PUBLICATIONS: GOOD NEWS; 1921-JANUARY 1922 (OS 10).

PUBLICATIONS: THE SICKLE; 1922 (OS 10).

PUBLICATIONS: THE WEEKLY COURIER, June 1932 (OS 10).

Note: Bound copies of the following periodicals, of which Paul Rader served as the editor, can be found in the BGC Archives’ Reading Room:

GOOD NEWS; March 1916-December 1919

THE WEEKLY COURIER; January-April 1932

THE WORLD-WIDE TEMPLE EVANGELIST; August 1934-July 1936

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LOCATION RECORD
Accession: 78-45, 79-103, 80-51, 83-118, 84-21, 84-80, 84-130, 85-15, 85-139, 85-145, 86-26, 86-135, 99-37, 00-56, 01-21, 06-04
Type of Material: Photographs
The following items are located in the PHOTO FILE. Request by Folder Title at the beginning of each line.

 ALMEN, FLORENCE. 1 b&w. Snapshot of Almen, missionary to Africa, in a dress made by Mrs. Latham's Bible class. 1938.

BAILEY, HATTIE. 4 b&w. Photos of Bailey, first missionary sent from Moody Church by Paul Rader, who served in Shanghai, China, with the Door of Hope Mission, and one photo with Della Whitehead, missionary to South America, and Harriet Rader. N.d.

BERTSCHE, AMELIA. 2 b&w. Snapshot of Bertsche, missionary to Africa, on a veranda and with other people, including Rev. Eash (field secretary), Agnes Sprunger, Erma Birky, and Rev. and Mrs. H. H. Moser. N.d.

BROWN, ROBERT R. 4 b&w. A portrait, a snapshot of his family, one of his fortieth wedding anniversary in 1952, and a portrait of his sister, Agnes. 1952, n.d.

CEDAR LAKE CONFERENCE GROUNDS. 15 b&w. Also known as the Moody Conference Grounds, Cedar Lake, Indiana. Photos of Torrey Hall, Mary Rader Hall, the office, dedication of grounds by Monon Railway officials, Paul Rader, a meeting tent, group pictures, and cars and buses parked under the trees. 1918, n.d.

CHICAGO GOSPEL TABERNACLE. 13 b&w. Scenes of the interior of the Tabernacle when it was filled; attendees of the 1923 annual Council of the Christian and Missionary Alliance; Rader's novel Big Bug; pages from The World Wide Christian Courier; stationery, "Reaching Souls by Radio"; food being gathered for Paul Rader's Pantry, which was a program for distribution to the needy; the Tabernacle musical staff; the Butera food store the Tabernacle was converted into, a car caravan for "Young People's Conference, Chicago Gospel Tabernacle," and a group of Tabernacle Life Guards. 1923-1984, n.d.

CHICAGO GOSPEL TABERNACLE. (Oversize) 2 b&w. Large wide angle photos, one of which shows the entire tabernacle, congregation and platform, filled with people with Rader at the front at the pulpit The occasion is possibly Rader’s return from his 1932 missionary trip. The other shows Rader with a large group of people, including Lance Latham among others, sitting on bleaches and posing for the camera. Ca. 1932.

CHRISTIAN AND MISSIONARY ALLIANCE (CMA). 6 b&w. Group picture includes William Christie, Mr. and Mrs. Rader, and R. A. Jaffray, a CMA convention visits the Heinz Company, crowd shots of CMA conferences held at Old Orchard, Maine, in various years, which include Mr. and Mrs. Rader, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Simpson, and Arthur McKee. 1917-1922, n.d.

DAVIS, RALPH. 1 b&w. Portrait postcard of Ralph and his wife Ellen, missionaries to Africa. N.d.

DEYNEKA, PETER SR. 1 b&w. Postcard photos of Deyneka at the Russian border and with other unidentified people. N.d. 4 b&w.

DIBBLE, GEORGE. 2 b&w. Portrait photos of George and his wife, autographed. N.d.

DILLON, WILLIAM. 4 b&w. Photos of Dillon with a trombone, with his wife in England about 1938, a portrait, and his wife and children in 1956. 1938, 1956, n.d.

DUNLOP, MERRILL. 1 b&w. Dunlop with his wife and family. 1952.

EICHER, CHRISTIAN. 2 b&w. Snapshot of Eicher with a Mr. Turnbull and a portrait of Mrs. Eicher. N.d.

EKVALL, ROBERT B.. 3 b&w. Photos of Robert and his wife Elizabeth (Betty), missionaries in Tibet, his mother Helen and her sisters, and his mother and Amelia Burke [Bertsche?], missionary in Africa. N.d.

FERRIN, HOWARD. 5 b&w. Portrait of Howard with his wife and baby; snapshots of Howard. N.d.

FORBES, FORREST. 3 b&w. Forbes, a missionary on the Burma frontier with his wife, Mary Esther, and children and one each of Forrest and Mary Esther. N.d.

FORT WAYNE BIBLE TABERNACLE (GOSPEL TEMPLE?). 2 b&w. Gospel Temple Band, including William Dillon, and a welcome reception for Dave and Pauline Rader Griffin. N.d.

FULLER, CHARLES. 1 b&w. Portrait photo. N.d.

HACHTEL, FRED. 3 b&w. Portrait photos of Fred and of his wife, Helen, one snapshot of Fred and one of Fred with unidentified man. N.d.

HAMILTON, HARRY G. 1 b&w. Portrait photo. N.d.

HARDING, WARREN G. (PRESIDENT). 1 b&w. Autographed with a note by Rader, "Given to me when I attended the 'Disarmament Conference.'" N.d.

HILKER, HARRY. 2 b&w. Portrait of Harry and snapshot of him with his family. N.d.

HOWELL, VIOLA. 1 b&w. Portrait post card of Howell, missionary to Africa. N.d.

JAFFRAY, R.A. 6 b&w. Jaffray, missionary to China, with his wife and daughter, a portrait, a conference of China missionaries in 1930, the CMA Bible School in Wuchow, China. 1930, n.d.

JOHNSON, ALBERT M. 10 b&w. Portrait photos of Johnson and of his wife, a snapshot of Johnson at Death Valley, pictures of the Johnsons with Rader and his family and others at Cedar Lake conference grounds. 1918, N.d.

JONES, CLARENCE W. 3 b&w. Portrait of Jones, Jones as a young man standing in front of a microphone with a trumpet, and one of his wife and daughter. N.d.

LATHAM, LANCE. 10 b&w. Photo of Latham, a wedding picture of Latham and his wife Virginia, the two of them alone and with Virginia's mother, picture of Latham with the White Shirt Brigade, several pictures (one autographed by both) of Latham with Merrill Dunlop, Latham with William Dillon, George Ziemer, and G. Howard Jones. N.d.

LEROY, ANNA. 2 b&w. Portraits of LeRoy, missionary to India. N.d.

MALCOLM, MR. AND MRS. 2 b&w. One portrait each of Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm of Toronto, Canada. N.d.

MANTLE, JOHN GREGORY. 3 b&w. Photos of Mantle, one with unidentified man. N.d.

MARANATHA BIBLE AND MISSIONARY CONFERENCE GROUNDS, MI. 32 b&w. Lake Harbor Camp, Michigan; later changed to Maranatha. Scenes of the facilities at the camp, including bus, beach, bathhouse, and cafeteria. Also picture of the dedication service, and Paul Rader and crowd on the Fourth of July. Also several pictures from when Billy Graham spoke at Maranatha in July 26, 1956. 1927-1956, n.d.

MASTERS, EMERY AND EVA. 2 b&w. Attending a Hindu wedding in 1932 and Eva with Anna LeRoy. 1932, n.d.

MCCAMMON, JAMES. 1 B&W. Small portrait photo, along with his card and a note to Rader about the Belfast meetings. Ca. 1930.

MCCORD, T. T. 1 b&w. Snapshot portrait. N.d.

MCKEE, ARTHUR W. 4 b&w. Photos of McKee with his wife, with Paul Rader, and a portrait. N.d.

MILWAUKEE TABERNACLE. 3 b&w. Photo of audience and map of "Paul Rader Route of the Unevangelized World Highway" and portrait of pastor George Zeimer (Ziemmer?), and a portrait of Simon Ramseyer and his wife with harp and trombone. N.d.

MITCHELL, HUBERT. 3 b&w. Photos of Hubert with his family and one of his wife and two sons on horseback in Indonesia. 1936, n.d.

MOODY TABERNACLE, CHICAGO, IL. 3 b&w. Two shots of the interior of the Tabernacle tent, in one of which Paul Rader is preaching, and photo of a group seated on the platform. Ca. 1920, n.d.

MOSELEY, TOM. 7 b&w. Photos of Moseley with his family, a portrait of his wife, Eva Palmquist Moseley, a wedding in Tibet, and other China missionaries, and a 1918 photo of a Mr. Hansen with the legend "Tibet with Tom and Eva." 1918, n.d.

NORRIS, J. FRANK. 1 b&w. Portrait photo.

OLFIELD, MR. AND MRS. 2 b&w. Photos of Olfield family, missionaries to South China. N.d.

RADER, DANIEL PAUL. 151 b&w. Portraits of Paul and of Mary Rader, informal photos of Rader preaching to crowds, street meetings, Rader with his brothers Lyell and Luke, with his father and Luke, with his sister, Kathryn, and shots of his mother by herself and with various family members. There are photos of Paul and Mary Rader and their children, Willamine, Harriet, and Pauline, together and separately, in India, Egypt, at camp grounds, and elsewhere, Rader's twenty-fifth wedding anniversary c. 1930, and Rader in Glasgow, Scotland, ca 1938, There are scenes of Moody Tabernacle's audience, one with Marie Gaillard turning around and one with audience turning to face the camera, shots from Moody's Sunday School picnic, Rader in the Holy Land, posed action shots of Rader, Rader boxing, football team Rader coached in Puget Sound, camp ground scenes from Cedar Lake and Lake Harbor. There are photos of Rader with Bob Jones receiving his L.D., L.L.D., and honorary D.D. Included also is a baby picture of Paul as well as some of him as a youth. Photographs include Rader with many other people, such as the Rader brothers, Uncle John Morrison, Emil Burke, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Oliver, Clarence Jones, Lance Latham, Arthur McKee, Mrs. A. B. Simpson, Leon Tucker, Percy James, Melvin Trotter. There is an autographed portrait of Rader's secretary, Julia Fletcher. There are shots of Rader outside the North Shore Congregational Church, addressing a group of Northwestern Railroad shop men at a noon meeting during a Chicago campaign, and being welcomed home at the railroad station after a world tour. There is also one proof sheet of 35mm shots described on the Location Record for Negatives elsewhere in this guide. One image is a xerox of Rader on archival bond and there is a card announcing Rader's sermons and a brochure of the annual supper of the Young Business Women's Class in 1920. 1912-1938, n.d.

RADER, DANIEL PAUL (oversize). N.d. Long photo of Rader speaking outside the North Shore Congregational Church, with E. Y. Woolley. The lower right corner of the photo is torn off, but the Archives has both portions.

RADER, LUKE. 5 b&w. Photo of Luke with Robert Brown and two unidentified men, portraits, photo of Luke and his mother, and a portrait of Luke's wife, Lela. N.d.

RADER, LYELL. 2 b&w. A photo of Paul Rader's brother Lyell and one of Lyell's wife, Jennie. N.d.

RADER, RALPH. 2 b&w. Photos of Paul Rader's brother Ralph. N.d.

RADIO IN RELIGION. 2 b&w. Rader preaching into a microphone. 1922.

RODEHEAVER, HOMER A.. 1 b&w. One autographed photograph. N.d.

RUSSELL, DOROTHY. 1 b&w. Portrait photo of Russell, a missionary and private secretary to Paul Rader. N.d.

SEAHOLM, MINNA. 2 b&w. Wedding portrait of Minna and her husband and one of her and her baby son. N.d.

ST. GEORGE'S CROSS TABERNACLE, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND. 1 b&w. Page taken from a publication showing the audience at the re-opening service. 1907.

STEBBINS, GEORGE C. 1 b&w. Portrait photo. N.d.

SUNDAY, WILLIAM ASHLEY "BILLY". 1 b&w. Autographed portrait. 1916.

TROTTER, MELVIN E. 2 b&w. Photo of Trotter and his mother and one of him playing golf. N.d.

TUCKER, LEON. 1 b&w. Autographed portrait of Tucker. N.d.

VAN DYCK, HOWARD. 2 b&w. Howard and his wife, Anna, one in Wuhu, China, in 1923, and one dated 1930. 1923, 1930.

VAUS, JIM. 1 b&w. Portrait photo. N.d.

WANG, LELAND. 2 b&w. Wang standing at Rader's grave and an autographed portrait. N.d.

WARD, HAZEL SHIMP. 3 b&w. Snapshot of Ward. 1952, with Paul Rader in the Holy Land and a wedding picture of her and her husband. 1952, n.d.

WEATHERLY, JOE. 1 b&w. Portrait photo. N.d.

WILLIAMS, MR. AND MRS. 2 b&w. Identified as from a Bible school in St. Paul, MN. N.d.

WILLIAMS, ROBERT. 2 b&w. Portrait of Robert and his wife, Rena, and children and a boat on a river in Borneo. N.d.

WOOLLEY, E. Y. 3 b&w. Portrait of E. Y., assistant pastor of Moody Memorial Church, and one of his wife, and one photo of them together. N.d.

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LOCATION RECORD
Accession 85-150
Type of Material: Slides
The following items are located in the SLIDE FILE. Request by S# at the beginning of each entry below:


SLIDE FILE BOX 13:

S1-S14 - Butera supermarket, formerly the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle, on Clark and Halsted in Chicago, Illinois. 1984. 14 b&w.

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LOCATION RECORD
Type of material: Videos
Accession: 85-150, 96-11
The Archives has one copy of each video, unless otherwise noted. The following items are in the Video FILE:

 

Video

#

Type

b&w / c

Length in minutes

Title

Description

Date

V1

Umatic & vhs

b&w, c

22

--

Copies of three silent films. The first is 17 minutes long and made circa, 1928. It is about the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle and shows Paul Rader, Clarence Jones Merrill Dunlop, Lance Latham, Mary C. Rader, Pauline Rader and Willamine Rader, as well as others. There are shots of various aspects of the Tabernacle’s ministry, including radio and music. Caption cards are also included and they apparently date from when the film was originally made. This is followed by two home movies, probably made by Merrill Dunlop in 1938. The first is a 1-minute black and white film showing Homer Rodeheaver visiting Paul Rader in the hospital. This is followed by a 5-minute color film showing Paul Rader’s funeral procession and burial in Glenside, California. Merrill Dunlop and Lance Latham are shown at the funeral. The video copies of each of these three films contain scenes that are repeated.

1928, 1938

V2

VHS

C

30

Paul Rader and the Fruits of His Ministries

Documentary produced by Awana International and narrated by Merrill Dunlop. The programs tells the story of Rader’s life and ministries that grew out of his work, including Awana.

1996




CONTAINER LIST

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

1

1

Correspondence

1921-1926

9

2

Correspondence

1905-1935

3

Death records

1938

4

Handbills and ephemera - CGT

1925-1931

5

Hymnals

1922-1936, n.d.

1

2

Miscellaneous

ca. 1920

3

Missionary Journey Mementos

1921-1931

9

6

Moody Church Materials

1916, n.d.

1

4

Order of Service for Paul Rader's funeral

1928

9

7

Passports

1920-1938

1

5

Programs

1926-1931

Publications:

8

1

 

Book: Big Bug

1932

2

 

Book: Life’s Greatest Adventure

ca. 1937

3

 

Booklets: Variae Lectiones

ca. 1899

4

 

Booklets: Moody Tabernacle

n.d.

5

 

Booklets: Chicago Gospel Tabernacle

1924-1932

6

 

Booklets: Chicago Gospel Tabernacle

n.d.

7

 

Booklets: Radio Messages

n.d.

8

 

Booklets: World Wide Christian Couriers

1937, n.d.

9

1

 

Booklets: Fort Wayne Gospel Temple

1936-1938, n.d.

OS10

 

The Courier

October 1932-April 1933

1

6

 

Courier Manuals

 ca. 1930-1934

7

 

Every Day of the Week at the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle

 ca. 1931

OS 10

 

Good News

1916

 

Good News

1917

 

Good News

1918

 

Good News

1919

 

Good News

1920

 

Good News

1921-January 1922

1

8

 

A Little Chinese Lantern

ca. 1931

OS 10

 

The Sickle

1922

 

The Weekly Courier

June 1932

2

3

 

Three Vital Messages. by Paul Rader. Sermons delivered in the Alliance Temple, Toronto, Canada, in 1925

1925

1

9

 

World Wide Christian Courier Bible Course on the Book of Acts

N.d.

10

 

World Wide Christian Courier (National Radio Chapel Announcer)

December 1925-December 1927

11

 

World Wide Christian Courier

January 1928-December 1929

microfilm only

World Wide Christian Courier

January 1930-December 1931

1

12

 

World Wide Christian Courier

June 1932

13

Radio Gifts

n.d.

14

Reminiscences of Rader's associates

1960-1961

9

8

Reports on evangelistic meetings

1929-1937

Sermons:

1

15

 

Biederwolf, William E.

1924-1929

16

 

Bounds, E. M.

n.d.

17

 

Davis, Norman

1923

18

 

Evans, E. Joseph

March 1923

19

 

Ferrin, Howard

1928

20

 

Forrest, R. H.

1923

21

 

Houser, Margaret

1923

22

 

Howitt, F. E.

1928

23

 

Jaffray, R. A. (Canon)

n.d.

24

 

Johnson, Mrs. A. M.

1928

25

 

Jones, Clarence

1928

26

 

Lee, John Wesley

1923

27

 

Lindblom, Harry

1928

28

 

Mantle, Gregory

1923

29

 

Matthews, Mark

1924

30

 

Missionary Rally

1923

31

 

Missionary Rally; 1929

1929

32

 

Moseley, Tom?

1923

33

 

Neighbor, R. E.

1924

34

 

Ostrom, Henry; 1920

1920

35

 

Rader, Luke

1923-1924, n.d.

36

 

Rader, Paul

n.d.

10

1

 

Rader, Paul

1920-1928

1

37

 

Richards, E. J.

1923

38

 

Riley, William B.

1924

39

 

Russell, Margaret T.

July-August ?

40

 

Senft, ---

1923

41

 

Shannon, William

1924

42

 

Shields, T. T.

1925

43

 

Smith, Oswald J.

1928

44

 

Soerheide, George

1924

45

 

Sproul, John

1923

46

 

Strenstrom, ---

1924

47

 

Turnbull, Walter

1924

48

 

Van Dyck, Howard

1923

49

 

Williams, J. D.

1923

50

 

Winrod, Gerald

1923

51

 

Woodward, J. H.

1923

52

Sheet Music

n.d.

53

Songbooks; 1929-1932

1929-1932

54

Stationery

n.d.

10

2

World Wide Christian Couriers

1927-1939

3 World Wide Christian Couriers - Pocket Piece 193?

William Dillon Materials

 

2

 1

Evangelistic trip with Paul Rader to England and Scotland

1938

 2

Fort Wayne Gospel Temple: miscellaneous photocopies

1938, n.d.

 

 

Larry Eskridge Research Materials

 

3

1R

Johnson & Tabernacle (Chicago Gospel Tabernacle, Albert M. Johnson, and Gospel Foundation records; (photocopies from MSS 4, Box 1, Folder 2, Records of A.M. Johnson, Scotty's Castle, Death Valley National Monument, Death Valley, CA)

1927-1933

2R

Rader & Johnson & Westerfield Candy Co caper (legal agreements; (photocopies from MSS 4, Box 1, Folder 3, as above)

1925

3R

Albert M. Johnson Letters (photocopies from MSS 2, Boxes 4 and 5, as above)

1915-1921

4R

Gospel Foundation (minutes and dissolution of the Foundation and sale of Tabernacle Publishing Company to Hope Publishing Company (photocopies from Library of Scotty's Castle, as above)

1921-1948

5R

WWCC bankruptcy records (photocopies of World Wide Christian Couriers records from the Federal Archives and Record Center, Chicago, IL; file #52999)

1933-1935

6R

WJBT (radio station applications and forms, photocopies from the Federal Radio Commission Records, Record Group 173, National Records Center, Suitland, MD)

1927-1928

7

Tab--Misc. (Chicago Gospel Tabernacle history and legal records of dissolution of Gospel Missionary Association and Tabernacle Publishing Company; photocopies from Mrs. Harriet Rader Kisler)

1921-1922; 1984

8

Rader's Pantry (a letter and advertisements, photocopies from Mrs. Kisler)

n.d.

9

Beta Kappa--Rader's early life (articles, biographical sketches, and epitaphs; photocopies from Beta Kappa Journal and The National Cyclopedia of American Biography)

1927-1940

10

The Raders--God's Guided Missiles (genealogical notebook for the Rader family; photocopies from Lyell Rader's daughter)

n.d.

11

Only Believe: Paul Rader and the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle, 1922-1922. Thesis by Larry Eskridge for M.A. from the University of Maryland--College Park

1985

12

Questions prepared for Virginia Latham, Pauline Rader Noll, and Harriet Rader Kisler

n.d.

Harriet E. (Rader) Kisler materials

4

1

Scrapbook I

1919-1976

2

Scrapbook materials

1919, n.d.

3

Scrapbook materials

1920

4

Scrapbook materials

1920

5

Scrapbook materials

1924-1933

6

Scrapbook materials

1921-1927

7

Scrapbook materials

1926-1938

8

Scrapbook materials

1920-1930

9

Scrapbook materials

1905-1928

10

Scrapbook materials

1923

11

Scrapbook materials

1926-1936

12

Scrapbook materials

1935-1936

13

Scrapbook materials

1938

14

Scrapbook materials

1937-1938

5

1

Scrapbook II

1938

2

Scrapbook materials

1938

3

Scrapbook materials

1938

4

Scrapbook materials

1938

5

Scrapbook materials

1932-1938

6

Scrapbook materials

1938

6

1

Scrapbook III

1926-1978

2

Scrapbook materials

1937

3

Scrapbook materials

1932

4

Scrapbook materials

1938

5

Scrapbook materials

1936-1938

6

Scrapbook materials

n.d.

7

Scrapbook materials

1933

8

Scrapbook materials

1931-1935

9

Scrapbook materials

1932-1933

10

Scrapbook materials

1935

11

Scrapbook materials

n.d.

12

Scrapbook materials

1936

13

Scrapbook materials

n.d.

14

Scrapbook materials

n.d.

Paul Rader biography materials

7

1

Correspondence

1969-1988

2

Notes and outlines

n.d.

3

Source materials

1911-1985

4

WRM materials

1938-1970




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