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Records of Youth for Christ/USA - Collection 48

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Table of Contents

Brief Description of This Collection

Title Page and Restrictions

Historical Background of Youth for Christ/USA

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

    I. Documents about the early history of YFC
    II. Administrative Records
    III. Convention Records
    IV. Bible Quiz Competition Records
    V. Campus Life
    VI. Youth Guidance Records
    VII. International Records
    VIII. Miscellaneous
Other Information Which Will Be Helpful to the User of This Guide (Presidents of YFC/USA)

Microfilm List

Lists of Audio Tapes, Books, Films, Negatives, Oversize Materials, Periodicals, Phonograph Records, Photographs, Slides, and Video Tapes in This Collection (Location Records)
    Audio Tapes
    Films
    Negatives
    Oversize Materials
    Phonograph Records
    Photographs
    Slides
    Video Tapes

List of the Contents of Boxes of Paper Records in This Collection
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Brief Description.
Correspondence, minutes of meetings, clippings, newsletters, manuals, press releases, audio and video tapes, photographs, phonograph records, posters, yearbooks, and more about the founding, development, and activities of YFC, an organization involved in evangelism and nurture among high school age people. Also included are copies of a YFC television special and its radio program REALITY.
Collection 48
[February 27, 2012]
Youth for Christ/USA; 1944-
Records; 1944-1989, n.d.

69 Boxes (8 DC, 2 OSC, 54 RC, 5 Card Files; 33.7 cubic feet), Audio Tapes, Books, Films, Negatives, Oversize Material, Periodicals, Phonograph Records, Photographs, Slides, Videotapes

Restrictions

Youth For Christ/USA, retains the copyrights to any published works in the collection belonging to YFCI; to videotapes or the films the tapes were copied from; to Youth for Christ magazine, Campus Life magazine, and any other printed material dated after July 1, 1980.

Folder 32-2 is closed until December 31, 2048.


Historical Background of Youth for Christ/USA

During World War II, pastors in widely separated cities in the United States and Canada began holding huge evangelistic rallies especially aimed at young people, including those in the armed forces. These rallies had been inspired by the youth work of men like Paul Guiness and Jack Wyrtzen, and included entertainment, singing, and vigorous preaching. Among the more important leaders of the movement were John Von Casper "Jack" Wyrtzen from New York, Walter Smyth from Philadelphia, Roger Malsbary from Indianapolis, Richard Harvey from St. Louis, George Wilson from Minneapolis, Edward Darling from Detroit, and Torrey Johnson from Chicago. In August of 1944, most of these men and others, including J. Palmer Muntz, Arthur McKee, and V. Raymond Edman, met at Winona Lake, Indiana, to form a temporary organization to serve as a channel for the various rallies to render mutual assistance to each other. Another meeting was held in Detroit in November. Torrey Johnson was elected the chairman of a temporary committee. Johnson soon recruited Billy Graham, who had worked on the Chicago rallies, to become the organizations' first full-time evangelist. A magazine also began to be published. It was an expanded version of the periodical put out by the Indianapolis rally. Less than a year later, 42 delegates from the various rallies met again at Winona Lake to make Youth for Christ International (YFCI) into a permanent organization. Torrey Johnson was elected president, Richard Harvey vice president, George Wilson secretary, and Walter Block treasurer. (The organization originally called Youth for Christ International was essentially based in the United States, although clubs started in other countries at an early date. Over the years, autonomous national organizations started in other countries and a national co-ordinating office, also called Youth for Christ, International, also was started. About 1980, the United States branch was officially renamed Youth for Christ/USA. Unless specifically stated otherwise, "YFC" in the descriptions that follow refers to the United States organization.)

The first constitution declared the objectives of YFC to be "1. To promote and to help Youth for Christ everywhere. 2. To encourage evangelism among youth. 3. To emphasize radiant, victorious Christian living. 4. To foster service internationally of youth through existing agencies." The constitution also included a statement of faith, to be signed by all workers, which declared, among other articles, belief in the Bible as the inspired infallible Word of God; the Trinity; the deity, virgin birth, atoning death, bodily resurrection, and second coming of Jesus Christ; the necessity of the regeneration of the Holy Spirit for salvation; the salvation and damnation of souls; and the spiritual unity of believers in Christ. The organizational structure was simple. Local rallies were grouped together into regional areas under a regional vice president. These vice presidents and the general officers of the organization made up the executive council, which had general oversight of the organization. The president served as the council's executive. The local rallies generally had a large degree of independence. An annual convention, held at Winona Lake and attended by the general officers of the organization and the directors of the affiliated rallies, met to approve the actions of the Council and its Board of Directors.

The work went through many changes in the years that followed. The emphasis shifted from the Saturday night rallies to clubs organized for teenagers. These clubs both sponsored recreational type activities and help the youths deepen their understanding of spiritual things. In the sixties, this section of YFC became known as Campus Life (CL). Other major activities and divisions of YFC included JV clubs for junior high-aged children; Youth Guidance, a program aimed at reaching delinquents and other troubled teenagers through counseling, half way house, group homes, and summer camps; publications aimed at a teen audience such as Youth For Christ magazine, later Campus Life ( in October 1982, Christianity Today, Inc. took over the publication of Campus Life magazine, although it remained closely associated with YFC through the mid-1990s.); general evangelistic activities such as rallies; and training programs for YFC staff and other youth workers and interested persons in how to run activities for teenagers, counseling techniques, the lifestyle of modern teens, etc. Of particular importance throughout almost all of YFC's history were the international, national and regional conferences when hundreds or thousands of teens would get together for evangelism, discipling and mutual encouragement.

Originally YFC also had the Overseas Division which sponsored the sending of evangelists, musicians and Christian teens to other nations to help spread the gospel and to support the work churches in those countries were doing. In time, many nations developed, with the help of YFCI, their own indigenous YFC organization and the overseas division as a unit of the United States YFC was phased out. In 1968, representatives of the national YFC organizations gathered in Jamaica to form the International Council of Youth to coordinate international activities, charter national organizations, and set standards for the training of youth workers, and plan the world strategy of the organization. The organization was known as Youth for Christ International and it had several regional offices.

Organizationally, YFC-USA became more centralized in the late 1940s. It's headquarters were moved from Chicago to Wheaton, a Chicago suburb, in 1953. Although local clubs retained a degree of autonomy, their staff goes through the YFC training program, use YFC materials, and agrees to abide by YFC policies and statement of faith. The annual business meeting was shifted from the summer Winona convention to a midwinter convention, usually held at the beginning of the year in different cities around the nation. Eventually The Winona convention was eventually discontinued altogether as a national gathering. In August 1990, YFC moved from Wheaton to Denver, Colorado, which became the headquarters for both YFC-USA and YFC International's United States office.


Scope and Content

[NOTE: In the Scope and Content Description, the notation "folder 10-7" means box 10, folder 7.]

The materials in this collection touch on almost very aspect of YFC's development and activity. It includes correspondence, manuals, minutes of meetings, press releases, newspaper clippings, photographs, audio tapes, video tapes, phonograph records, pamphlets, directories, newsletters and other materials, which show both the work YFC did and the way it functions as an organization. The organization of the collection was created by the archives' staff, although original folder titles were retained wherever possible. The folders are arranged alphabetically according to title. The contents of most folders are arranged in rough chronological order. Two exceptions are the news release files in box 15, where the alphabetical arrangement according to the subject of the release was retained, and the correspondence in boxes 31-60, which are arranged by year and then alphabetically.

The folders have been divided by the processing archivist into eight sections: I. Documents about the early days of YFC's history; II. Administrative records; III. Convention records; IV. Bible quiz completion materials; V. Campus Life records; VI. Youth Guidance Records; VII. International records; and VIII. Miscellaneous. These sections are described in the narrative that follows, although, as will be seen, often material in one section relates to the material in another section.

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I. Documents about the early history of YFC

There are several files containing information on the early days of YFC and the celebration of those days. Youth for Christ was a very history conscious organization. It often celebrated various anniversaries. For the tenth anniversary of its founding in 1954, a notebook containing photographs and memorabilia from its beginnings was prepared. This notebook is in folder 1-1. Materials on the 25th anniversary are in folders 14-8 and 37-2, among others. There is also a great deal of material on the 40th anniversary in 1984, including audio tapes T37-T44, videotape V17 and phonograph record P5.

Many publications of the organization (see examples in folders 17-10 and 17-11) also contain thumbnail histories. Other interesting histories are in folder 13-42 and in folder 18-9. The former is a 10th year pictorial and written retrospective prepared for the 10th annual convention at Winona Lake. The folder contains a YFC chronology, as well. The latter is the introduction to a staff orientation manual.

The actual documents from the early days are rather fragmentary. The folder on constitution and by-laws contains the first of these documents (folder 12-30). Several folders in box 14 contain leaflets, programs, advertisements, newsletters, etc., for the rallies held across the United States and Europe. The Winona Convention folders contain the minutes and programs from the very first convention on, although there are gaps in the documentation. Another source of information on the organization's beginnings can be found in the minutes of the Board of Directors (folders 9-4 to 9-10); the yearbooks published by YFC clubs in various cities such as Kansas City, Grand Rapids, etc. (folders 11-34 to 12-9); executive council minutes (folders 14-69 to 14-71), some of the YFC's newsletters such as News Bulletin (folder 16-3) and Leads for Leaders (folder 15-38); press clippings files (folders 17-1 to 17-3); and the reports sent by early clubs to the YFC central office (folder 17-15).

Among other items of interest are: a notebook ca. 1957 which contains photographs and captions describing YFC activities at that time (folder 20-2); manuals on how to begin and develop a YFC club in a typical high school (folder 2-3); ephemera from early YFC chapters in Illinois, Iowa, and California (OS 11, folder 22-1).

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II. Administrative Records

Many of the records mentioned above have to do with administration. A significant portion of the collection deals with organizational development and internal policies. For example, there are the minutes of the YFC's governing bodies, such as the council of delegates (folder 4-25), the executive committee (folder 14-68, boxes 24-30), the vice presidents' meetings (folder 19-31), and the board of directors and executive council minutes of (folders 14-69 to 14-71, boxes 24-30). Sam Wolgemuth's (boxes 31-32, 33-35) and Jay Kesler's (box 37) copies of correspondence and minutes for the national and international YFC boards can be found in their sections of the collection. Besides summaries of the meetings, minutes often also include reports or special presentations on long range planning. For example, the Administrative Position Paper presented at the 1968 Winona convention is basically a narrative description of the then existing geographic hierarchy of YFC (folder 14-5). Similar information can be found in folders 13-18, 13-21, and 13-26.

The majority of the correspondence folders consist of the letters and related materials of YFC presidents Samuel Wolgemuth and Jay Kesler.

The Wolgemuth correspondence in folders 14-22 and 14-23 consists mostly of congratulatory messages he received when he became president of YFC. The variety of senders of these messages give an idea of the scope of the organization's influence and impact. Most of Wolgemuth's correspondence can be found in boxes 31 through 37. They include items from 1956 through 1986, although most of the material is from the period of his presidency (1965-1973) and the years afterwards, when he served on the boards of YFC-USA and YFC International and continued to be a policy maker within the organization. Many of the reports in boxes 67 and 68 are also from his files. Included is correspondence with YFC staff members; reports, minutes and correspondence with the YFC-USA board (box 31). Wolgemuth's files are especially rich in materials relating to YFC's International Council for the 1970s and 1980s (boxes 33-35). Box 35 also contains some reports relating to the Overseas Division, the original department of YFC which was concerned with work outside the United States, as described below. The correspondence with YFC-International president James Groen in folder 33-6 also relates to the International Council. Folder 35-5 consists of a report by Billy Kim, YFC's coordinator for East Asia, on a training program. Folder 36-19 consists of responses by various political leaders to Senator Frank Carlson's invitation to attend the 1962 Capital Teen Convention banquet.

Several folders contain material about Wolgemuth's involvement on the boards or committees of other Christian organizations, such as International Congress on World Evangelization (Box 33), Messiah College (36-3), Taylor University (36-13), and the Tyndale Foundation (36-16). Folder 33-12 contains an interesting copy of a letter from W. Stanley Mooneyham to Hudson Armerding (then president of the World Evangelical Fellowship) in which Mooneyham discusses some of the weakness of the WEF and evaluates a proposal from Billy Graham for international Evangelical cooperation.

Much of the collection consists of material about YFC staff member and eventual president Jay Kesler. Folder 14-19 has a memo of Kesler's describing the issues he would stress, if and when he became president of YFC. His presidential correspondence is in boxes 37-60, although scattered throughout these are folders are many materials from his non-presidential days as well, such as the file on 1970 Reach to the Future fund raising campaign in folder 56-4.

Boxes 37 through 40 contain Kesler's correspondence, memo, etc., to and from YFC board members and senior YFC staff members such as Bruce Barton, Gary Dausey, Wendy Collins, Earl Schultz, Bill Slemp, and Sam Wolgemuth. (Correspondence with the International Council is in folders box 50.) Boxes 39 and 40 also contain two large folders with speeches and articles he produced during his presidency. Boxes 40 through 60 contain other correspondence. This is mostly about YFC programs, plans and financial needs. There are many letters to various YFC staff members, but also letters to supporters of the organization and leaders of other Christian organizations. There are separate files for correspondence with the Palermo Brothers (55-3), YFCI board chairman Fred Smith (58-1), David Vander Muy, and Philip Yancey (60-5). There are also files of correspondence with the large YFC offices in Atlanta (folder 41-2), Chicago (folder 43-2) and New York (folders 52-4 and 52-5). Folder 42-5 consists of correspondence with the YFC organization in Canada. In addition, either YFC or Kesler personally or both were involved in the work of other Evangelical organizations and this involvement is reflected in his correspondence. Among the organizations with files are Christianity Today, Inc (folders 43-3 through 44-1), Evangelicals for Social Action (folder 46-1), Family Concern (folder 46-4), Fuller Theological Seminary (Kesler was a board member; folders 47-4 to 48-1), the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy (folder 50-3), Prison Fellowship (folders 55-6 through 56-1), and Word, Inc. (folder 60-3). Kesler also served for a time as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Geneva, Illinois, and folder 47-1 has material from his ministry there.

There is one folder of material (60-8) about Richard Wynn, Kesler's successor as president. This contains information on his background in YFC, his plans as president and a press release on his appointment.

Besides the Kesler and Wolgemuth materials, the correspondence files contain a few items on internal development. However, most of the correspondence files contain unrelated materials gathered at random. In the correspondence files are such records as the plans for Carl Bihl's trip to Australia in 1962 (folder 14-12), a copy of president Robert Cook's letter of resignation (folder 14-5), and some thoughts jotted down by Everett S. Graffam on the early history of YFC (folder 14-18).

The directories of the organization in folders 14-26, 14-27, 14-28, and 66-2 list the staff for most of the 1960s and 1970s. The news releases contain some information on changes within YFC, mostly for the years 1956-1958. A more important source of information, however, are the newsletters. The collection contains several different ones besides the already mentioned News Bulletin and Leads for Leaders. The most important is Monday Memo, which contains brief reports on both past and future YFC events (folders 15-40 to 16-2, 66-6 ).

An major concern of the organization was training and the collection contains many manuals devoted to staff recruitment, training, financial support, resources for clubs and long term planning. Many of these manuals, not all intended for staff, are in boxes 17-19 and 62-65, but others are scattered throughout the collection. There are manuals for club directors (folders 17-16 and 17-17, 63-2, 64-2), manuals for members of local board of directors (folders 17-13, 62-6, 64-4), manuals for people who were serving as trainees or interns or volunteers in various YFC departments, as well as for the people who served as their supervisors (folders 18-3, 18-5, 18-6, 18-7, 64-11), and policy and procedure manuals from various phases of the organization's development (folders 64-7, 64-8, 64-9). These manuals usually break down a position or task into components and then describe those components one at a time, along with historical background and examples. Some manuals, such as those for club directors, cover many topics while others are very specialized, such as the module action group maintenance manual, which is concerned with methods for beginning and continuing a group of laymen who will financially support a particular ministry (folder 18-15). Other examples are the miracle manual (folder 18-10), which is a plan for local clubs to develop the national theme chosen by YFC for 1959, and the magazine manual in folder 18-8, which is designated apparently for YFC organizations in other countries as well as America. This manual contains a discussion of the various considerations that should go into preparing a Christian youth magazine. Some manuals describe how to set up a particular type of YFC program, such as a Campus Life club (folder 63-1) or a JV club (folder 64-3, see also videos V18-V23). Folders 63-3 and 65-1 contain information for YFC supporters on how to plan estates and wills. Still others, such as folders 64-4 and 64-10, contain psychological insights for people involved in counseling. The manual in folder 62-5 was intended for use in the advanced training of senior YFC staff members from national organizations and was to be used in conjunction with tapes T26-T31. Other manuals are more general, such as the staff information book in folder 18-2 which gives an overview of the entire organization. Folder 63-5 contains a 1971 selection of the type of form letters staff members would find useful, along with the manual for staff members in the eastern area office of the organization, which also gives an overview with particular emphasis on the activities of that particular region. The ministry resource manuals (folders 18-12, 18-13, 18-14, 64-5, 64-6, 65-2) contains ideas and techniques that various clubs found useful. These are broken up into topics, such as "Bible Studies" or "Skits", etc.

An almost complete set of audits of Youth for Christ from 1947 until 1984 can be found in boxes 61 and 62. The board minutes and reports in boxes 24 through 30 also, of course, contain significant information on the income and expenses of the organization and its financial policies.

A few of the staff folders have to do with fund raising and public relations. Folder 18-1 contains sample programs from fund raising events, while folders 18-17 and 18-19 contain advice on other kinds of fund raising activities. A study on YFC's public relations and money raising activities was commissioned in 1957 and is contained in folder 19-1. This report describes the strength and weakness of past activities and recommends the creation of a development program for the future. Addition material can be found in folders 56-4, 63-3, 65-1, 67-6, 67-10, 68-3 and 68-6 as well as throughout the correspondence of Wolgemuth and Kesler.

One of the especially interesting items in the staff files is a manual on how to organize a revival campaign (folder 17-14). This is either a very early YFC manual or was not prepared by YFC at all, but was merely kept by the staff for reference. Also interesting are the surveys in folder 19-2, on the location of YFC clubs in the United States; the report in folder 18-21 on the need for a central staff training and research center; and the national field office reports in folder 18-16. These field office reports are summaries of interesting developments in the organization's local chapters.

Staff conferences of various kinds were regularly held to build morale, discuss problems, explain policy, etc. The minutes, notebooks, and agendas from some of these meetings are contained in folders 19-7 through 19-19. The annual mid-winter and Winona Lake conferences served as meeting times for the staff and governing bodies of YFC, as well as spiritual retreats for the organization's teenage and young adult constituency. The convention folders are described below.

The files labeled "Data Processing" (folders 20-6 to 21-8) have all retained their original titles. These documents well illustrate the kind of efforts a small Christian organization needed to make to begin the process of introducing the computer into its previously manual record keeping system. Included in these records are proposals from various vendors (folders 20-29 to 20-35, 21-5, 21-6), letters, reports, and forms from vendors YFC did work with, such as Christian Service Brigade, IBM (folders 20-13, 20-21, 20-26), descriptions of the kind of processes YFC wanted automated (folder 20-9), and reports on some of the problems involved in developing a useable system (folders 20-21, 20-24). Analyses of the effects of YFC's automated operations can be found in folder 20-15. James Ruggles, Paul Van Oss, Ray Dalton, Keith Carlson, and Sam Wolgemuth are among the frequent correspondents.

YFC held seminars for pastors, parents, youth workers, on the problems on contemporary teenagers. Materials from these seminars are contained in folders 19-21, 19-24, 19-25, 19-26, 19-27, 19-28 and 19-29. They also published materials to help in counseling with teens and their families (folders 64-10, 65-5, 66-4, 66-5). For a brief time in 1963 and 1964, YFC had a radio program. Folder 19-32 contains correspondence on the program, as well as club reports from all over the U.S. and from Taiwan, which were apparently intended for use on the show. As mentioned above, folder 19-30 contains materials on YFC's attempt to come to grips with the problem of the ghetto. Specifically, it contains a plan for an Urban Advisors Council of knowledgeable YFC staffers to guide the organization in its inner-city work. Materials in the folder include a description of the proposed council, work reports from various cities, and memos discussing the project.

An abundance of biographical details on individual staff members, as well as YFC friends and advisors and special events, are contained in the news releases in boxes 15 and 22. Some of the people for whom there are news releases include Wes Aarum, Ronald Avalone, Bruce Barton, George Bennard, Eugene Boyer, Robert Bradford, James Butcher, William Carle, Colin P. Clark, Wendy Collins, Robert Collitt, Ray Curry, Jack Daniel, Gary Dausey, Robert Davenport, Alan Davis, Harold DeCou, James W. DiRaddo, William Eakin, William C. Ellis, Theodore Wilhelm Engstrom, Leighton Ford, Gene French, Ernest Fritschle, William Franklin "Billy" Graham, David L. Grant, Carl Gunderson, Jack Hamilton, Redd Harper, Evon Hedley, Charles R. Hennix, Harold Hosmer, Johnnie Hope, John Howard, John Huffman Jr., Rafer Johnson, Suzzanne Johnson, Robert Kaning, Jay Kesler, Louis Paul Lehman, Karlis Leyasmeyer, Bruce Love, Victor Manogram, Vernon McLellan, Paul Mickelson, Franklyn Miller, Clyde M. Narramore, Louis Palermo, Phil Palermo, William E. Pannell, Ted Place, Robert Willard Pierce, Flo Price, Peter Quist, George J. Reed, David L. Roberts, John Robertson, Robert Rudell, James H. Savage, Earl W. Schultz Jr., Tedd Seelye, Harry R. Smith, Paul Brainard Smith, William Stevens, Stanley Tam, Herbert John Taylor, Park Tucker, Harold A. Walker, Carl Weir, Warren Wiersbe, Ronald Wilson, Samuel Wolgemuth, James E. Wright, John von Casper (Jack) Wyrtzen, and Philip Yancey. Also in the new release files are newsletters and other materials relating to Jack Shuler's work, particularly his campaign in Ireland. These files also contain releases on the activities of Campus Life, Youth Guidance, and the overseas division filed alphabetically in the C, Y, and O files, respectively.

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III. Convention Records

Conventions and congresses on regional, national, and international scales have always played an important part in the organization. The first was the annual convention held at Winona Lake, Indiana, in 1945. Folders 13-34 to 14-11 contain materials on most of the conventions held there from 1945 to 1969. The convention, as documented by the files, was actually two events. One event was composed of the games, sermons, contests, recreation activities, devotional times, and training planned for the teenage constituents of YFC. The programs in folders 13-43, 13-51, and 14-9 describe these activities. The Teen Talent Contest, for example, was the final competition of a series of contests that had been held throughout the year and nation. The contest included competitions in preaching, song leading, singing, instrumentals, and piano. Rules, results, and coverage of these events are contained in folders 13-54, 14-3, 14-7, and 14-10 among others. The other event was the meeting(s) of the YFC staff, administrators, and trustees gathered for consultations, seminars, and business meetings. Many of the minutes, agendas, and programs of these sessions also contained in folders 13-34 to 14-11. After 1969, only regional conferences were held at Winona and these continued to approximately 1973. The business functions were taken care of at the Mid-Winter Convention and the youth conferences were handled regionally.

Another major event on the YFC calendar was the aforementioned Mid-Winter Convention, first held in 1956 in Chicago. According to a press release of January of that year, "Eleven previous conventions of Youth For Christ have been held annually, in July, at Winona Lake, Indiana. However, leaders have decided to change plans somewhat--holding their annual business sessions each January, with the summer conclave being conducted primarily as a youth conference geared to teenagers." The next two conventions were also held in Chicago, but after 1958 they were held in different cities (generally warm climates) during the first months of the year. Folders 13-2 to 13-33 and 15-9 contain documentation of these meetings, including minutes, reports of division heads and committees, speeches, and programs. For example, folder 13-9 contains summaries of talks given at the 1961 convention on "The YFC Director and Fund Raising," "The Local Lifeline Project," "New Dimensions in YFC Clubs," "How to be a 'Pro' at Promotion," "YFC Counseling and Follow-Up," "The YFC Director and the Local Board," and "Better Business Methods for YFC." The minutes of the same convention in folder 13-10 include reports on the construction of a headquarters building, finances, national development, new personnel, publications, rechartering of rally, the overseas committee, Campus Crusade, Lifeline Committee, Organizational Committee, magazine promotion, YFC Clubs, plans for a World Teen Convention, the Counseling and Follow-Up Committee, resolutions committee, etc. Folder 13-59 contains an interesting 1962 statement by Paul B. Smith on YFC's intention to henceforth focus exclusively on teenagers. As can be seen, these minutes, reports, and seminars help create a detailed understanding of the yearly methods, goals, and results of YFC. Folder 13-31 contains an interesting paper titled Beyond Technique, which contains apparently imaginary statements by "average" staff members at various levels of the YFC structure, describes their goals, hopes, frustrations, and disappointments. Videos V15 and V16 contain scenes from the convention held in Washington DC in 1988, which was addressed by President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy on different days.

Another important series of meetings were the world congresses or international congresses that YFC has held. These meetings included both young people and Christian leaders, and usually were concerned with evangelism strategy. The collection contains lists of delegates who attended the meeting, programs, some handbooks, etc. The handbook in folder 12-16 and the articles in folder 12-19 include summaries of the activities of past congresses. Folder 15-7 contains some of the news releases about the meeting. Among the oversize materials is a poster from the 1950 world congress held in Paris.

One final group of convention folders contain materials on the Capital Teen Convention held in Washington, D.C. (folders 12-32 to 13-1, 15-8).

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IV. Bible Quiz Competition Records

YFC sponsored the very popular Bible quiz competitions which were held on local, regional, and national levels. The finals were usually held during the Winona Convention. Teams of teenagers would compete against each other to see who would be the fastest in answering questions of fact on particular portions of Scripture, which had been studied beforehand. Collection 48 includes official sets of questions asked (folder 2-11, box 3,4,5,6,7, folders 8-1 to 8-7); manuals for contestants and coaches (folders 1-8 to 2-7); rules (folder 8-6); score sheets (folder 8-7); description of equipment needed (folder 1-6); concordances of Biblical books to be used in the contest (folders 1-2 to 1-4) etc. One interesting set of correspondence deals with competition outside the United States (folder 1-5). Tapes T19-T22 contain the finals of some quiz competitions.

The remaining files in the collection deal mostly with the work of three divisions of YFC some of which were eventually superceded or revised: Campus Life (folders 9-12 to 11-31); the Overseas Division (folders 16-4 to 16-60); and Youth Guidance (folders 19-33 to 19-49).

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V. Campus Life

Campus Life files contain mainly material on the ways to run a model club. Folder 9-14 contains artwork that could be used for advertisement for various activities; folders 10-1 and 10-2 describe activities to be used in various kinds of meetings; folder 10-7 explains how to run a haunted house, a popular CL activity every Halloween; folders 11-13 and 11-14 contain humorous skits that could be put on during club meetings; folder 11-4 contains a newsletter with ideas that proved successful in other clubs. The rally programming notes in folder 11-9 give instruction on how to run large meetings and has ideas for activities. Some of the manuals in the section combine practical tips with discussion of the theory behind club management. Thus, the manuals in folders 10-8 to 11-2 for Impact (large meetings for general audiences composed of Christians and non-Christians) and Insight (more intimate meetings for Christians and spiritual seekers) clubs define the purpose of the clubs, explain how to start them, the components of a typical meeting, and list various types of activities that should be tried. The girls' staff manual in folder 10-5 contains a lengthy discussion of the place of the woman staffer within the work of organization, as well as outlining techniques for counseling girls with various problems and for running events such as: slumber parties; fashion shows; charm schools, etc. Three manuals consist mostly of theory: the policy manual in folder 11-7; the paper Outreach by Relationship in folder 11-6; and the operational manual in folder 11-5. The policy manual sets down the regulations governing the staff of a Campus Life club and the rationale behind those regulations. Outreach by Relationship is by Jim Osterhaus, and describes his own experience in working with teenagers and why it is more meaningful to develop relations with the high school students as people, rather than to concentrate on programs. The operations manual in folder 11-5 describes in detail how to start a club, how to conduct meetings, crowd control, leading techniques, etc. It provides valuable insights into the Campus Life style. It also gives a general historical introduction to the work of YFC.

In the late 60's, Campus Life began a project called Teen Dimension, which was intended to produce clubs for junior high school age teenagers, similar to the clubs Campus Life had for high school age students. Folder 11-21 contains the records generated by the pilot project including the letters and memos sent to clubs chosen to try out the idea, and memos exchanged by staff members evaluating the results. Folder 11-20 contains that manual that grew out of the experience. This manual includes a description of the needs and desires of the junior high age teenager. These clubs were later renamed JV clubs and videos V18 through V23 contain information on how to start and run one.

Several folders contain material on the musical groups of teenagers recruited by Campus Life and formed into singing groups, which toured clubs in various parts of the country. These groups included the Random Sample (folder 11-10), the Soul Concern (folders 11-15 to 11-17), Trust Company (folder 11-22) and Under New Management (folders 11-23 to 11-30). The collection also contains phonograph records of some of these groups.

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VI. Youth Guidance Records

Youth Guidance (originally known as Lifeline) was YFC's ministry to troubled and alienated teenagers. The pamphlets in folder 19-47 explain many of the division's activities and goals. Three of the files in this section are concerned with long-range planning and ways of discovering if the program was really meeting a need. Thus, folder 19-37 contains goals set for the program ca. 1958 and defines past problems in meeting those goals. Folder 19-46 contains the handouts prepared for a Youth Guidance seminar on ways to diagnose a teenager's needs and how to meet those needs. Folder 19-49 contains the 1974 report of the research and development committee, which described new staff needs, possible programs, ways to revise the Youth Guidance manual, and ways for measuring YG's quality. Folders 19-40, 19-41 and 19-42 contain manuals prepared for the staff. The manual in folder 19-40 is mostly concerned with the way to run a Lifeline summer camp. It includes an introduction by then governor Mark Hatfield. The other two folders contain material on all aspects of Youth Guidance, including job descriptions, ways to lead a small group, how to deal with discipline, a profile of the troubled teen, neighborhood ministries, group homes, singing, Bible teaching, etc. Folder 19-33 also contains manual-type material on personal development.

Some folders contain reports and analyses of specific YG activities. Thus folder 19-34 has the minutes of some field staff meetings where various programs were evaluated and plans for the future made. Folder 19-36 has clippings, brochures, reports on the George Washington Boys' Home. This was an institution built on the land where the United States' first President grew up, where homeless boys would be raised and educated. The next file (folder 19-37) contains material and reports on YG's group homes, where a number of troubled teens would live together as a family under YG house parents. Folder 19-48 contains reports on the Release Program, a plan to help young people in the Black inner city by providing youth centers, sports, counseling, vocational aid, camping, and biblical leadership. (Other materials on YFC's attempts to come to grips with the problems of the ghetto, are in folder 19-30). Folders 19-43 to 19-45 contain records of a musical group that Youth Guidance formed and sent on tour in a fashion similar to the teen musical groups Campus Life formed. Folders 23-3 and 23-4 contain National Program Catalogs, undated, titled Youth Guidance, listing by cities staff and programs for YFC. They were compiled to provide a comparative analysis of programs and for assistance of YFC staff members in youth guidance work.

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VII. International Records

Almost half of the Overseas division files contain newspaper clippings about the activities in particular countries, or areas such as Europe (folder 16-20), Formosa (folder 16-24), or the Philippines (folder 16-47). Some particularly interesting files contain the newsletter published by YFC of West Germany (folder 16-27). Several folders contain other kinds of information on YFC activities in other nations. Thus folder 16-30 contains the manual used in India for evangelistic campaigns, and folder 16-38 has a copy of the plan for the Japanese "Operation Format," which was designed to carry on cooperative mass youth evangelism at every level, while folder 16-23 contains a report of a 1961 conference in Holland on European YFC work that is very detailed. The administration of the program in different nations is partially illustrated by the minutes of the executive committees contained in folders 16-8, 16-20, 16-31 and 16-39. In 1968, the various national YFC organizations formed the International Council of Youth For Christ International, which is headquartered in Switzerland. The draft constitution of this body is in folder 16-34.

The next folder contains the manual of a youth leader's training school sponsored by the Council. These training schools were held around the world. Subjects covered in the manual include: principles of leadership, how to teach the Bible, prayer, determining God's will for your life, reaching non-Church young people, counseling, drugs, how to run a bike trip, music, and follow-up.

The rest of the folders labeled "Overseas Division" are concerned with the organization and work of the United States Youth For Christ's overseas division. Folder 16-52 contains brochures published to describe the division's activities. Folder 16-53 contains a fund raising appeal by the Palermo brothers for the division. The appeal also briefly describes the work being done in various areas of the world. Much of the history of the development of the division is described in the minutes of the overseas committee in folders 16-45 and 16-46. This committee would generally review the activities of the organization outside the United States. It made recommendations to YFC's governing bodies on changes which should be made. Besides minutes, these folders also contain many reports on the situation of the church in general and YFC in particular in various countries. Folders 16-48 and 16-49 contain a handbook prepared for staff members, which contains the constitutions of YFC and the Council of Youth and details the qualifications and duties of the overseas worker. Topics covered include preparation for the field, field policy, communication, financial policy, and furlough policy. The manual in folder 16-41 gives a general overview of the division's work and apparently was designed for recruitment of new staff. More information on various staff members can be found in folders 16-4, 16-40 and 16-41; the prayer letters contained in folder 16-51 written home by: Ken and Kathy Benjamin (Holland); Werner and Inge Burklin (Jamaica); Don and Marge Charles (Peru); Tom and Betty Clyde (France); Moises and Rosemary Gomes (Portugal); Cal and Allegra Harrah (Germany); Miriam McGee (Europe); Gail and Mike McKinney (Germany); Ed and Wendy Miller (Germany); Paul and Jane Overholt (Brazil); Gene and Karen Platte (Brazil); Len and Pauline Rogers (Lebanon); Gaston and Margo Singh (India); Bill and Ellen Spade (Norway); Chris and Lydia Vonck (Belgium); James and Flo Wilson (South Korea); Ron and Carole Wilson (Holland); William and Joan Yoder (Europe); Ray Harrison (Headquarters, USA); Timothy and Judy Osterlund (Scandinavia); and William James (South Korea); and the newsletters in folder 16-43. Folder 16-54 also contains a miscellaneous assortment of material relating to the overseas committee and staff, such as a description of the responsibilities of the Director of the Frankfort, Germany, YFC, correspondence between past and present chairpersons of the committee about its work, memos sent by the division director to staff members, and minutes of staff meetings.

Several files contain new releases, manuals, schedules, membership lists, etc., documenting the overseas Teen Teams, which were groups of teenagers sent from the YFC organization in one nation to the YFC organization in another nation, to witness through song and spoken word (folders 16-55 to 16-59).

As mentioned above, Sam Wolgemuth was active on the International Council of YFC in the 1970s and 1980s and his papers, especially boxes 33 through 35, contain a great deal of information on its work.

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VIII. Miscellaneous

Several files contain information on Billy Graham and/or the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA). The early Winona Convention files have reports by him; the news release in folder 15-14 has stories about his activities; and folder 14-18 has a letter with information on his early career. Folder 12-36 contains a sermon, "Partisans for Christ," which Graham gave at the 1962 Winona Lake convention. Folders 14-8 and 37-2 contains correspondence about the involvement of the BGEA in the planning of the 1969 25th Anniversary of YFC; folder 14-21 also contains letters on this topic. Besides Graham, correspondents include: Cliff Barrows, William Culbertson, Theodore Wilhelm Engstrom, Robert V. Finley, Leighton F. Ford, Cornelius Haggard, Richard Halverson, Richard Hillis, Torrey M. Johnson, Forest Layman, George Beverly Shea, Walter Herbert Smyth, William S. Starr, Joseph Weatherly, George M. Wilson, and Thomas W. Wilson.

Two groups of records not directly related to YFC, but included in the collection are worthy of mention. Folder 12-11 contains a folder of information from the Coffee Information Service on how to run a Christian coffee house. Folder 17-8 contains the press kit put out for youth organizations by Richard Nixon's 1972 campaign organization, the Committee to Re-Elect the President. The kit contains photographs of Nixon and his aides, and position papers on issues of interest to young voters. Both these packets of information were apparently kept by YFC as reference material.

This collection is extremely rich in audio-visual materials. See the location records in this guide for a fuller description. All photographic images have been placed in the photograph file. (See Location Records: Photographs for a more detailed description.) They fall roughly into two groups. The first are photographs of individuals--staff members, friends, etc. The other group shows YFC activities in a particular geographic location. All photographs of non-North American clubs are arranged by country. Thus, all the Japan photos are together in one folder. The North American photographs are grouped together according to state, province or territory. Thus, all the photographs taken in California are together in one file. Under this arrangement, all the photographs taken at Winona Lake conferences and congresses are in the Indiana file. There are a few other files on special subjects. Several files contain YFC-sponsored musical groups or teams, such as the Random Sample, The Trust Company, Master Switch, and the Soul Concern. Some show YFC activities such as the photos on Midwinter Conventions or the photos of the George Washington Boyhood Home run by Youth Guidance, or the file on general Youth Guidance activities, or the photographs used to illustrate the book God Goes to High School or the publicity photos of YFC ministries. There are hundreds of photographs in the folders labeled "YFC - General," which also show the range of YFC activities such as quiz teams, conferences, Bible studies, hymn sings, camps, etc. The file labeled "Unidentified People" contains photos of persons presumably connected with YFC, but otherwise unknown, at least to the Archives' staff. There are also several photographs of the various YFC headquarters. A list of the titles of the folders into which the photographs have been placed can be found in the location records.

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Provenance

The materials in this collection were received by the Archives of the Billy Graham Center by YFC in 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990, and 1991. Books and periodicals in the accessions were given to the BGC Library (now the Evangelism & Missions Collection of Wheaton College Archives & Special Collections)..

Accession: 78-38, 78-43, 78-44, 78-46, 79-47, 79-48
June 27, 1979
Robert Shuster
G. Gallup
A. Labiano

Accession: 79-121, 80-5, 80-34, 38-68, 80-107, 80-133, 80-163
July 3, 1981
Robert Shuster
J. Nasgowitz
A. Peterson

Accession: 81-87
October 15, 1982
Frances L. Brocker
J. Nasgowitz

Accession: 81-73
April 11, 1984
Frances L. Brocker
J. Nasgowitz

August 1, 1990, revised
Robert Shuster
L. Ferguson

Accession: 84-82, 85-12, 85-112, 85-170, 86-18, 86-65, 87-165, 89-85, 90-91, 91-33, 91-62, 91-74, 93-43
December 1, 1997
Robert Shuster
M. Drobnick
J. Taussig

Revised
May 20, 2003
Bob Shuster



PRESIDENTS OF YFC/USA

Torrey Maynard Johnson 1945-1948
Robert Andrew Cook 1948-1957
Theodore Wilhelm Engstrom 1957-1963
Carl Bihl 1963-1965
Samuel Wolgemuth 1965-1973
Jay Lewis Kesler 1973-1985
Richard Wynn 1986-1989
Roger Cross 1990-2004
James DeKruyter (Interim) 2004-2005
Daniel S. Wolgemuth 2005-


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Microfilm List

Through the generosity of The Torrey Johnson Evangelistic Crusade and Mr. and Mrs. Torrey M. Johnson, Jr., a portion of Collection 48 has been put on 35mm microfilm for purposes of preservation and access. In March-July 2003, folder 1-1, folders 9-4 through 14, all of boxes 10 through 19 and folders 20-1 through 20-5 were microfilmed. These microfilm copies should be used by the researcher instead of the originals. The microfilm is available for inter-library loan.

Reel 1 Box 1, Folder 1, Box 9, Folder 4 through Folder 8
Reel 2 Box 9, folder 8 (cont.) through folder 14
Reel 3 Box 10, folder 1 through folder 10
Reel 4 Box 10, folder 10 (cont.) through folder 16
Reel 5 Box 11, folder 1 through folder 17
Reel 6 Box 11, folder 17 (cont.) through folder 34
Reel 7 Box 11, folder 34 through box 12, folder 5
Reel 8 Box 12, folder 5 (cont.) through folder 25
Reel 9 Box 12, folder 26 through Box 13, folder 16
Reel 10 Box 13, folder 17 through folder 35
Box 11 Box 13, folder 36 through folder 51
Reel 12 Box 13, folder 52 through Box 14, folder 16
Reel 13 Box 14, folder 16 (cont.) through folder 27
Reel 14 Box 14, folder 27 (cont.) through folder 71
Reel 15 Box 14, folder 71 (cont.) through Box 15, folder 34
Reel 16 Box 15, folder 35 through folder 42
Reel 17 Box 15, folder 43 through folder 46
Reel 18 Box 15 folder 47 through Box 16, folder 8
Reel 19 Box 16, folder 9 through folder 45
Reel 20 Box 16, folder 45 (continued) through Box 17, folder 1
Reel 21 Box 17, Folder 2 through folder 7
Reel 22 Box 17, folder 7 (continued) through folder 10
Reel 23 Box 17, folder 10 (continued) through Box 18, folder 2
Reel 24 Box 18, folder 3 through folder 12
Reel 25 Box 18, folder 12 (continued) through Box 19, folder 10
Reel 26 Box 19, folder 11 through folder 28
Reel 27 Box 19, folder 28 (continued) through Box 20, folder 1
Reel 28 Box 20 folder 2 through folder 5



LOCATION RECORD
Accession: 78-46, 80-5, 89-85
Type of Material: Audio Tapes

The following items are located in the AUDIO TAPE FILE:

T1 - Campus Life radio program, Reality. The program included music (pop, country/western, rock) and presentations of the Gospel, 1974.

T2 - Radio program Reality, August 25, 1974.

T3 - Radio program Reality, August 25, 1974.

T4 - Radio program Reality, September 1, 1974.

T5 - Radio program Reality, September 1, 1974.

T6 - Radio program Reality, September 8, 1974.

T7 - Radio program Reality, September 8, 1974.

T8 - Radio program Reality, September 15, 1974.

T9 - Radio program Reality, September 15, 1974.

T10 - Radio program Reality, September 29, 1974.

T11 - Radio program Reality, September 29, 1974.

T12 - Radio program Unshackled produced by Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago. This program contains the story of the Palermo Brothers, ca. 1978.

T13 - Radio spot commercials for Campus Life meetings, n.d.

T14 - Performance by the Campus Life musical group, "Soul Concern", n.d., 2 copies.

T15 - Performance by the Campus Life musical group, "Under New Management", n.d., 2 copies.

T16 - 3-3/4 ips, 25 minutes. Presentation in Monrovia, Liberia, of Youth for Christ Diamond Award to President William V. S. Tubman, of Liberia, for his assistance to a Liberian YFC team of teenagers who visited high schools throughout the United States. Tape includes a lengthy evaluation of the team's work by Edward Snyder, followed with singing by the team and a short speech by Edwin Kayea about the team's experience and the response by President Tubman. There follows on the same side a segment, not connected with the previous part, about a land reform conference held in Rome. Included is an address by Pope Paul VI to the Conference. The segment is part of Perspective, a radio program produced by the United Nations. This brief segment is 7-1/2 ips, 4 minutes. July 6, 1966.

T17 - Reel, 1-3/4 ips. Session of the Youth For Christ convention held July 4, 1968, at Winona Lake, Indiana. Included on the tape are (side 1) the singing of God Bless America, the Pledge of Allegiance, the singing of The Star Spangled Banner, introduction by Sam Wolgemuth, a trombone solo by Bill Pierce, singing of My Country 'Tis of Thee, musical numbers by the Palermo brothers plus a testimony about their trip to Vietnam, a presentation of the Diamond award to U.S. Senator Frank Carlson of Kansas introduced by Sam Wolgemuth, a soliloquy by a man impersonating a flag, musical numbers of the New World Singers, a testimony by a young woman, the singing of America the Beautiful, (Side 2) the singing of The Battle Hymn of the Republic, a speech by Frank Carlson on the religious foundations of America, and a silent prayer for peace. Another program follows which includes songs by John Peterson, a sermon on sex by Lowell Lundstrom, and miscellaneous music. Two sides.

T18 - Reel, 3-3/4 ips, ca. 60 minutes. Side 1 only. Sermon by Bob Pierce on Russia, Communism, and Christianity. YFC Conference, Winona Lake, Indiana, July 4, 1958.

T19 - Reel, 3-3/4 ips. 90 minutes. Side 1: High School Bible Quiz Team finals, at YFC Conference, Winona Lake, Indiana, July 11, 1958. Jack Hamilton, quizmaster. Side 2: High School Bible Quiz Team finals, at YFC Conference, Winona Lake, Indiana, July 12, 1958. Jack Hamilton, quizmaster.

T20 - Reel, 3-3/4 ips, 57 minutes. Side 1 only. High School Bible Quiz Team finals, Jack Hamilton, quizmaster. YFC Conference, Winona Lake, Indiana, July 6, 1959.

T21 - Reel, 3-3/4 ips. 124 minutes Side 1: High School Bible Quiz Team finals, Jack Hamilton, quizmaster. YFC Conference, Winona Lake, Indiana, July 7, 1959. Side 2: High School Bible Quiz Team finals, Jack Hamilton, quizmaster. YFC Conference, Winona Lake, Indiana, July 8, 1959.

T22 - Reel, 3-3/4 ips. YFC Conference, Winona Lake, Indiana, July 8 (?), 1959. 67 minutes. Side 1: High School Bible Quiz Team finals, Jack Hamilton, quizmaster. Side 2: Broadcasting for Jesus, WMBI, Chicago, Illinois, n.d.

T23 - Reel, 3-3/4 ips. Side 1: Sermon by Rev. Leonard C. Mastad (Sp.) on James 5:14-16. Ca. 10 minutes. Christmas concert, Handel's Messiah, Northwestern University Choral Union. Ca. 30 minutes. YFC Conference, Winona Lake, Indiana, 1959. Song by Tony Fontaine; Ted Engstrom introduces Ted Roe; sermon on Christianity's counter-revolution. Ca. 15 minutes. Music of Cathedral Echoes, WMBI, Chicago, Illinois. Ca. 15 minutes. Side 2: Chicago Sunday Evening Club's Christmas Oratorio, Handel's Messiah, n.d. Ca. 30 minutes. YFC Conference, Winona Lake, Indiana, n.d. Sermon by Torrey Johnson, Go and Tell, from Isaiah 6:1-9, John 4:23; closing prayer by Ted Engstrom. Ca. 25 minutes.

T24 - Reel, 3-3/4 ips. Sunday School Conference, Winona Lake, Indiana, July 30, 1958. Side 1: Unnamed "Story Lady" telling about the shouting saint from Ireland, "Holy Ann." Ca. 30 minutes. WMBI, Chicago, Illinois, broadcast of organ music, Marguerite Bradbury, organist, n.d. Ca. 25 minutes. Side 2: Ca. 5 minutes. Unidentified organ music, n.d.

T25 - Reel, 3 3/4 ips. Billy Graham's acceptance speech upon receiving the Diamond Award from Youth for Christ. He described his own participation in the early days of YFC's ministry. Billy Sunday Tabernacle, Winona Lake, Indiana. 1969. 5 minutes.

T26 - Cassette. Part of a series of six tapes from the Advanced Training Institute for YFC staff, held in Geneva, Switzerland. Side 1: "Principles of New Testament Evangelism," taught by Jim Wilson. Side 2: "The Whole Person Concept," taught Ken Overstreet. Both sides, ca. 60 minutes. 1974. See also the manual in folder 62-5.

T27 - Cassette. Part of a series of six tapes from the Advanced Training Institute for YFC staff, held in Geneva, Switzerland. Side 1: "Expanding the YFC ministry through associate staff," a panel session which included Gary Dausey, Dennis McNab, Jim Wilson, and Jim Groen. Side 2: "Expanding the YFC ministry through full time staff," discussed by a panel including Jim Wilson, Gary Dausey, Werner Burklin, and Jim Groen. Both sides, ca. 60 minutes. 1974. See also the manual in folder 62-5.

T28 - Cassette. Part of a series of six tapes from the Advanced Training Institute for YFC staff, held in Geneva, Switzerland. Side 1: "A look at the Youth for Christ leader," discussed by panel including Sam Wolgemuth, Jim Wilson, Werner Burklin, and Jim Groen. Side 2: Principles of counseling," discussion by panel including Gary Dausey, Werner Burklin, Jim Wilson, and Jim Groen. Both sides, ca. 60 minutes. 1974. See also the manual in folder 62-5.

T29 - Cassette. Part of a series of six tapes from the Advanced Training Institute for YFC staff, held in Geneva, Switzerland. "Developing spiritual maturity in youth," discussed by a panel including Jay Kesler, Jim Groen, Jim Wilson, and Werner Burklin. Ca. 60 minutes. 1974. See also the manual in folder 62-5.

T30 - Cassette. Part of a series of six tapes from the Advanced Training Institute for YFC staff, held in Geneva, Switzerland. Side 1: "Biblical principles of fund raising," by Jim Groen. Side 2: "Fundraising methods and techniques," discussed by a panal including Sam Wolgemuth, Werner Burklin, John Tiebe, Paul Robbins, and Jim Groen. Both sides, ca. 60 minutes. 1974. See also the manual in folder 62-5.

T31 - Cassette. Part of a series of six tapes from the Advanced Training Institute for YFC staff, held in Geneva, Switzerland. Side 1: "Steps to successful ministry," by Jim Groen. Side 2: A strategy for growth," discussed by a panel including Paul Robbins, Werner Burklin, Jim Barnes, Jim Wilson, Jim Groen. Both sides, ca. 60 minutes. 1974. See also the manual in folder 62-5.

T32 -Cassette. Report by Richard Wynn on the so-called GRIPS conference held at Trinity College in Illinois. The purpose of the staff conference was to discuss what changes were need to increase YFC's evangelism program and to allow staff more input into planning. Ca. 30 minutes. Conference was held June 2-6, 1986.

T33 - Cassette. Interview of Ray Clendenan by Jim Warren on the radio program, Prime Time America. Clendenan talked about Teen Ranch Group Homes of Michigan, which he founded. Ca. 20 minutes. September 22, 1986.

T34 - Cassette. Torrey Johnson speaking during the YFC Midwinter Cruise about YFC's work in South Africa and the general situation in that country. Ca. 40 minutes. February 1987.

T35 - Cassette. Interview of Gordon McLean by Jim Warren on the radio program, Prime Time America. McLean talked about street gangs in Chicago. Ca. 20 minutes. December 3, 1987.

T36 - Cassette. Two interviews from the radio program Prime Time America. Interview of Jim Groen by Cynthia Klaasan (sp?), in which he describes the devastation caused by Hurricane Gilbert and its effect on the YFC work there. This is followed by a interview of Phil Herzog in Corpus Christi, Texas, about preparations the Youth with a Mission staff were making for the hurricane. September 16, 1988. A later interview of Jim Groen and Jerry Gallimore with more description of the effects of the hurricane on Jamaica. September 19, 1988. Ca. 20 minutes.

T37 - Cassette. One of a series of eight cassettes with talks, seminars and Bible studies given during the YFC 40th anniversary celebration. This tape contains the anniversary ceremony opening and comments by Jay Kesler, Kelly Bihl, and Ted Engstrom. Ca. 60 minutes. 1984.

T38 - Cassette. One of a series of eight cassettes with talks, seminars and Bible studies given during the YFC 40th anniversary celebration. This tape contains presentations by Arthur DeKruyter and Robert Cook. Ca. 60 minutes. 1984.

T39 - Cassette. One of a series of eight cassettes with talks, seminars and Bible studies given during the YFC 40th anniversary celebration. This tape contains presentations by John Perkins and Karen Mains. Ca. 60 minutes. 1984.

T40 - Cassette. One of a series of eight cassettes with talks, seminars and Bible studies given during the YFC 40th anniversary celebration. This tape contains Bible studies by Stuart Briscoe. Ca. 60 minutes. 1984.

T41 - Cassette. One of a series of eight cassettes with talks, seminars and Bible studies given during the YFC 40th anniversary celebration. This tape contains Bible studies by Stuart Briscoe. Ca. 60 minutes. 1984.

T42 - Cassette. One of a series of eight cassettes with talks, seminars and Bible studies given during the YFC 40th anniversary celebration. This tape contains presentations by Torrey Johnson and Samuel Wolgemuth. Ca. 60 minutes. 1984.

T43 - Cassette. One of a series of eight cassettes with talks, seminars and Bible studies given during the YFC 40th anniversary celebration. This tape contains a seminar led by Jill Briscoe. Ca. 60 minutes. 1984.

T44 - Cassette. One of a series of eight cassettes with talks, seminars and Bible studies given during the YFC 40th anniversary celebration. This tape contains presentations by Robert Cook and Jay Kesler. Ca. 60 minutes. 1984.

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LOCATION RECORD
Accession: 89-85
Type of Material: Films

The following items are located in the FILM FILE:

F1 - The Road Back. 16mm, color, sound. Written, directed and produced by Jim Hullihan. Film about the work of Teen Ranch in Marlette, Michigan, consisting of seven Christian group homes for troubled teenagers. Program includes comments by Dale Evans. 16 minutes, 1981. 1 copy.

F2 - 16mm, color, sound. Humorous film about an invasion of earth by aliens that is intended to explain Campus Life activities to interested teenagers and encourage them to join. 9 minutes. 1986. 1 copy.

F3 - D. C. 88. 16mm, color, sound. Promo for the DC 88 convention of teenagers from YFC clubs around the country held in Washington, D. C., July 27-31, 1988. Includes appearances by Jay Kesler, Dick Wynn, Ron Hutchcraft, and Ken Davis. 13 minutes, 1988. 2 copies.

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LOCATION RECORD
Accession: 78-38, 78-43, 78-44, 78-46, 79-47, 91-33
Type of material: Negatives

The following items are located in the NEGATIVE FILE; request by Folder Titles (in bold) at the beginning of each entry below. All the negatives are black and white, unless otherwise noted.

YFC: CONVENTION, MIDWINTER; 1973. 115 of the 1973 Midwinter Convention

YFC: HEADQUARTERS. 1 of YFC headquarters building (3 1/2" x 4 1/2").

YFC: UNIDENTIFIED. 1199 of unidentified subjects (767 2-1/2" x 2-1/2", 402 35 mm, 30 3-1/2" x 4 1/2").

YFC: YOUTH GUIDANCE. 1 of a boy at a Lifeline camp.

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LOCATION RECORD
Accession: 78-46, 89-85
Type of material: Oversize Materials

The location of the following items is indicated in parentheses following the folder title.

BGC MUSEUM. Posters Advertising Campus Life and YFC events, n.d.

POSTERS (OS 29). Two color posters, one in French advertising the 1950 YFC International Congress held in Paris, the other in English, announcing the October 20-23, 1988, Celebration of Hope, an anniversary celebration of YFC staff and supporters. One poster, undated, of a meeting sponsored by the Great Falls YFC chapter and featuring Jim Vaus.

TRAINING CENTER PLANS (OS 29). Two pages of blueprints, with specifications attached, for a YFC training center. The plans were prepared by Beckwith, Spangler & Davis, a Washington state firm. 1969.

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LOCATION RECORD
Accession: 90-91
Type of material: Phonograph Records

The following items are located in the PHONOGRAPH RECORD FILE:

P1 - TEEN TO TEEN AROUND THE WORLD. 33-1/3 rpm , 12 inch, Word Records. Music by the International Teen Teams of YFC, mostly well-known hymns. Ca. 1964.

P2 - SONGS OF TRIUMPH AND JOY. 33-1/3 rpm, 12 inch, Word Records. Music by various well known Christian artists, including Don Hustad, Tedd Smith, Bill Pearce, and the New World Singers. Ca. early 1970s. 2 copies.

P3 - SONGS OF TRIUMPH AND JOY. 33-1/3 rpm, 12 inch, Word Records. Music by various well known Christian artists, including Dave Boyer, Jerome Hines, Ethel Waters, Bill Pearce, Norma Zimmer. Ca. 1974.

P4 - SONGS OF TRIUMPH AND JOY, VOLUME 3. 33-1/3 rpm, 12 inch, Word Records. Music by various well known Christian artists, including Dave Boyer, Bill Pearce, Norma Zimmer, the Pat Boone Family, Richard and Patti Roberts, and Paul Michelson. N.d.

P5 - IN APPRECIATION TO YOUTH FOR CHRIST 40TH ANNIVERSARY. 33-1/3 rpm, 12 inch, Milk & Honey records. Music by various artists, including Twila Paris. 1984.

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LOCATION RECORD
Accession: 78-38, 78-43, 78-44, 78-46, 79-47, 86-65, 89-85, 90-91, 91-74, 93-43
Type of material: Photographs

The following items are located in the PHOTO FILE; request by Folder Titles (in CAPITAL LETTERS) at the beginning of each entry below. The number in parentheses is the number of photos.

AARUM, WES. (1)

ADAMS, LANE. (1)

ADAMS, NED. (1)

ALLBRIGHT, OLIVER. (1)

ALLEN, DAVID. (1)

ANDERSON, KEN. (1)

ANDREWS, GAIL. (1)

ANKERBERG, FLOYD. (3)

ATWOOD, RUDY. (1)

BALISKY, GORDON. (2)

BALLARD, DEANE B. (1)

BALLENGER, LARRY. (1)

BARNES, JIM. (1)

BARR, D. M. (1)

BARROWS, CLIFF & BILLIE. (6)

BARTON, BRUCE. (3)

BAYLY, JOE. (3)

BELDIN, DON. (1)

BENNARD, GEORGE. (8)

BERGEN, PETE. (1)

BERGSTROM, DAN. (1)

BEYER, RAHUT T. (1)

BIHL, CARL. (1)

BIHL, KELLY. (9)

BILL, JACK. (1)

BLACKWOOD, JIM. (2)

BLAIR, ED. (1)

BOCK, HERB. (1)

BOEHMER, --. (1)

BONNER, WINNIE. (2)

BOOTH, CARLTON. (1)

BOSWELL, JOHNNY. (1)

BOYER, DAVE. (1)

BRADFORD, BOB. (1)

BROOKS, HARRY D. (3)

BRUSHUGLER, VINCENT. (1)

BRYSON, TEDD. (3)

BULLOCK, BOB. (1)

BURKLIN, WERNER. (1)

BURY, DAVE. (1)

BUTCHER, JAMES R. (1)

BUYLER, BOB. (1)

CADY, BILL. (1)

CAMPBELL, LA VERNE. (1)

CARL, DOUG. (1)

CARLSON, DAVE. (1)

CARLSON, FRANK. (1)

CARMICHAEL, RALPH. (8)

CARNEY, GLADION. (1)

CARTER, LOUIS JR. (1)

CASH, JOHNNY. (1)

CHARLES, DON. (2)

CHITTOCK, SHARON. (1)

CLARK, COLIN. (1)

CLAUS FAMILY. (2)

CLOSSEY, INEZ. (1)

CLOTHIER, NORMAN. (1)

CLOUGH, --. (1)

CLYDE, TOM. (1)

COCKRANE, JACK. (4)

COLLINS, RAY. (1)

COLLINS, WENDY. (5)

COLLITT. (1)

COLLIT, R. B. (Mrs.) (3)

COOK, NORMAN. (1)

COOK, ROBERT ANDREW. (64)

COUSINS, BILL. (1)

COUSINS, JACK. (1)

CRISWELL, W.A. (1)

CRONK, MALCOLM R. (1)

CROOK, WILLIAM. (1)

CULBERTSON, W. M. (1)

DAKIN, OALE. (1)

DALLAS THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY. (1)

DANIEL, JACK. (1)

DANIEL, PRICE. (1)

DANZ, BRUCE. (1)

DARK, AL. (1)

DARLING, EDWARD T. (1)

DAUSEY, GARY. (1)

DAVENPORT, BOB & BARBARA. (1)

DAVER, WILLIE. (1)

DEBRINE, JOHN. (1)

DE COU, HAROLD. (1)

DEMETER, DON. (2)

DENGERINK, DON. (1)

DE VIDAL, DAVE. (1)

DE VOS, DONALD. (1)

DEYNEKA, PETER. (1)

DEYNEKA, RUTH. (1)

DEYO, ART. (3)

DIAL, BUDDY. (4)

DIDDEN, CLARENCE H. (1)

DIETZEL, PAUL F. (2)

DI RADDO, JIM. (1)

DODDS, GIL. (2)

DOOMS, GEORGE. (3)

DRYDEN, HUGH L. (1)

DUDDLES, DAVID & BETH. (1)

DULLES, JOHN FOSTER. (1)

DURLING, JERRY. (1)

DUVALL, EVELYN. (1)

DYE, BOB. (1)

EAKIN, BILL. (6)

EDIGER, WARREN. (1)

EDSTROM, --. (1)

EGBERT, LORRAINE. (1)

ELIASON, VIC. (1)

QUEEN ELIZABETH. (1)

ELLIOT (Mrs.) (1)

ELLIS, WILLIAM C. (2)

ENGROM, DON. (2)

ENGSTROM, THEODORE WILHELM. (34)

ERB, CLAYTON. (2)

FAIRES, JAMES. (1)

FARLEY, WILLIAM M. (1)

FARRIS, CORKY. (1)

FENNIG, BRICE. (1)

FENTON, SID. (1)

FEW, SHACKLEY. (1)

FINCH, ROSS. (1)

FOGARTY, JIM. (1)

FORD, LEIGHTON. (2)

FORNEY, LEE. (1)

FORSBERG, JUDI. (1)

FORTUNATO, JIM. (1)

FOUTS, GERALD B. (1)

FREED, PAUL ERNEST. (1)

FRENCH, GENE. (1)

FUHRER, LARRY. (1)

FULLER, CHARLES. (1)

GALLMAN, A.F. (1)

GARDNER, STEVE & MARIA. (2)

GIH, ANDREW. (1)

GOMES, MOISES & ROSEMARY. (2)

GLAD, THORLEIF HOLM. (l)

GOSPEL FILMS. Presentation of the film, Seventeen. (2)

GRAHAM, RUTH BELL. (3)

GRAHAM, WILLIAM FRANKLIN. Includes shots of Graham w/Ruth Graham, George Wilson, Watson Argue, while w/YFC staff. (77)

GRANT, BOB. (1)

GRANT, DAVE. (2)

GREENWALD, NORM. (1)

GROAT, TED. (1)

GUNDERSON, CARL A. (1)

GROUSETH, STEVE. (1)

HALL, MARILYNN. (1)

HALVERSON, RICHARD C. (2)

HAMBLEN, STUART. (4)

HAMILTON, DON. (1)

HAMILTON, JACK. (12)

HAMILTON, RUSSEL. (1)

HARDIN, TY. (1)

HARDING, BETTY. (1)

HARPER, REDD. (2)

HARRIS, JIM. (1)

HARRISON, RAY. (1)

HARTFORD, PAUL. (6)

HERB, JACK. (1)

HARWOOD, CHUCK. (2)

HATFIELD, MARK. (3)

HEDLEY, EVON. (2)

HENDRICKS, HOWARD. (1)

HERSH, SAM. (1)

HESS, BRAD. (1)

HIGANO, ETSUKO. (1)

HILLIS, DAN W. (2)

HINES, JEROME. (1)

HITT, RUSSELL T. (1)

HOFFMANN, OSWALD C.J. (1)

HOKE, DONALD E. Hoke and Sam Wolgemuth with a group of Asian YFC leaders. ca. 1950s (1)

HONDA, KOJI. (1)

HOUSE, DENNIS. (1)

HOWARD, RICK C. (1)

HUBBARD, DAVID ALLAN. (1)

HUDSON, CLEVE. (1)

HUMBARD, REX. (1)

HUTCHCRAFT, RON. (1)

IBANEZ, VICENTE. (1)

INESON, FRANK. (1)

IRISH, GEORGE. (1)

JOHNSON, MEL. (6)

JOHNSON, RUSS. (1)

JOHNSON, TORREY. Includes YFC's Second Annual Convention, Medicine Lake, MN; Mel Larson; Ted Engstrom. 1946. (12)

JOHNSON, WOODY. (1)

JONES, FRANK. (1)

JONES, MARCIA. (1)

JORDAN, HAROLD. (1)

JOY TIME BROADCAST RADIO PROGRAM. (1)

KESLER, JAY LEWIS. (6)

KINLAW, DENNIS. (1)

KREHBIEL, DAVID M. (1)

KURTH, C.E. (1)

LANDGRAF, JOHN. (1)

LARSON, BRUCE. (2)

LASLEY, GENE. (1)

LATIMER, STUART. (1)

LECHVOLD, KEN. (1)

LEE, MARK. (1)

LEHMAN, LOUIS C. (1)

LETOURNEAU, ROBERT GILMORE. (1)

LIBAEK, SVEW ERICK. (1)

LIEW, KEE KOK. (2)

LONGLEY, JACK. (1)

LOUQUET, FLOYD J. (2)

LOVE, BRUCE. (3)

LOVE, LARRY. (1)

LYMAN, ED. (1)

MACAULAY, NEIL. (1)

MAC KAY, JIM. (1)

MACK, J. PAUL. (1)

MAINS, DAVE. (2)

MAGARY, G. ROBERT. (1)

MAGILL, WALTER E. (1)

MAJOR, GERALD H. JR. (2)

MANNIS, FLORIAN. (1)

MANNING, --. (2)

MARDOCK, DON. (1)

MARIN, FRANCISCO FERNANDEZ. (1)

MARR, RON. (2)

MARSHALL, JACK. (2)

MARTIN, ED. (2)

MASTIN, GENE. (1)

MC CRACKEN, JARRELL. (2)

MC CULLOUGH, DEAN. (2)

MC CULLOUGH, LARRY. (1)

MC DONALD, CLAUDE. (1)

MC GARVEY, KEN. (1)

MC GEE, GENE. (2)

MC GUILL, LARRY. (1)

MC KEOWN, ROY B. (4)

MC LEAM, GEORGE. (1)

MC LEAN GORDON R. (3)

MC LEAN, S.W. (1)

METSKER, AL. (3)

MILLS, --. (1)

MILLER, EARL. (1)

MILLER, FRANKLYN. (1)

MILLER, KEITH. (1)

MILLIKAN, PAUL. (1)

MITCHELL, JOE. (1)

MITCHELL, RALPH. (1)

MOILIN, WILLIS. (1)

MONOGARAM, VICTOR. (1)

MOORE, GARY. (2)

MORGERTE, GIL. (1)

MORRISON, GLENN L. (1)

MOSS, BILL. (1)

MOTTWEILER, JACK & EVELYN. (1)

MURAZZI, REYNOLDS. (2)

MYRA, HAROLD. (1)

MYRON, --. (1)

NEWSOME, GLENN. (1)

NINNES, WARREN. (1)

NIXON (Mrs.) (1)

NYMAN, A.E. (1)

OCKENGA, HAROLD J. (2)

OGILVIE, LLOYD. (1)

OLFORD, STEPHEN. (1)

OLSON, KEITH. (1)

OPPENHUIZEN, CHERYL. (1)

ORE, EUGENE. (2)

ORTIZ, ELEAZAR. (1)

OSTERLUND, TIM & JUDY. (1)

OVERHOLT, PAUL. (1)

OVERSTREET, KEN. (1)

PALERMO BROS. (19)

PAWLOWICZ, MIKE. (1)

PAYNTER, DAVID. (3)

PEARCE, BILL. (15)

PEARSON, ALBIE. (2)

PECK, ROYAL L. (1)

PEDERSEN, SUE. (1)

PENWELL, LANNY. (1)

PEPPER, BERTHA MAE. (1)

PETERSON, JOHN. (1)

PFUND, LEE. (1)

PHILGREEN, IRVING. (2)

PHILIPS, AL. (1)

PHILLIPS, FRANK C. (1)

PHILLIPS, FRANK C. (Mrs.) (1)

PHILLYIN, G. (1)

PHILPOT, FORD. (1)

PIATT, DAN. (2)

PIERCE, ROBERT WILLARD. (13)

PILCHU, DAVE. (1)

PLACE, TED. (1)

PLATTEE, GENE. (1)

POURE, KEN. (1)

POWER, DENISE. (1)

POWERS, PAUL. (1)

PRICE, EUGENIA. (1)

PUGH, LEON. (1)

PURDY, CARL. (1)

QUIST, PETE. (1)

REED, RUSS. (1)

RESCHER, GAYNE. (1)

RICHARDS, BOB. (1)

RICHARDS, MILT. (3)

RIGGS, PHILLIP. (2)

ROBBINS, PAUL. (2)

ROBERTS, ORAL. (1)

ROBINSON, HADDON. (1)

RODGERS, LEONARD. (3)

RODHEAVER, ROD. (1)

ROE, TED & GLORIA. (2)

ROGERS, ROY & DALE EVANS. (2)

RONDSTADT, LINDA. (1)

ROSELL, MERVIN E. (4)

ROSS, RICHARD (2)

ROSS, RON. (1)

ROSZHART, HERB. (1)

SALAPKA, STAN. (1)

SALOEANTA, KALEVA. (1)

SANBORN, FRED & JAN. (1)

SANTROCK, DAVE. (1)

SAVAGE, JIM. (3)

SAVAGE, ROBERT. (2)

SCHAEFFER, BUD. (1)

SCHAEFFER, FRANCIS. (1)

SCHAPER, ROBERT. (1)

SCHULTZ, EARL. (2)

SCHULTZ, WILLIAM. (1)

SCHWENK, RUTH N. (1)

SEARS, CEDRIC. (1)

SHEA, GEORGE BEVERLY. (5)

SHINNICK, DON. (1)

SHUFELT, STRATTON. (1)

SHULER, JACK. (7)

SHULTZ, DICK. (1)

SHULTZ, JOE H. (2)

SIMPSON, BOB. (1)

SINGH, GASTON. (1)

SKILLINGS, OTIS. (3)

SKINNER, H.M. (1)

SKINNER, TOM. (1)

SLAVIN, GEORGE. (1)

SMITH, --. (1)

SMITH, CHAS. H. (1)

SMITH, JIM. (3)

SMITH, JIM RAY. (2)

SMITH, LEE. (1)

SMITH, OSWALD. (2)

SMITH, PAUL. (1)

SMITH, PAUL B. (1)

SMITH, TEDD. (3)

SMITH, WILBUR M. (1)

SMYTH, WALTER H. (1)

SMOKE, JIM & CAROL. (1)

SNAVELY, DICK. Includes South American Teen Team led by Snavely. 1964. (2)

SONNOVELDT, JACK. (1)

SPADE, BILL. (1)

SPERN, THOMAS. (1)

SPORTS - RELIGIOUS ASPECTS Tours of the YFC basketball team, the Cagers, of the Philippines, Taiwan and Korea in 1952 and 1953. The 1952 team was from Taylor University; the 1953 included players from several schools, such as Bud Schaefer from Wheaton. See Youth for Christ Magazine, November 1953 (9)

STACK, HAL. (1)

STEBBINS, CLIVE. (2)

STEVANS, JOE. (1)

STEVENSON, TRUDY. (1)

STOOP, DAVID. (1)

STOVALL, JERRY. (1)

SUNDAY, HELEN AMELIA THOMPSON. (5)

TALLY, JOE. (1)

TANJA, JON. (1)

TAYLOR, HERBERT JOHN. (6)

TAYLOR, KEN. (2)

TEMPLETON, CHUCK. (3)

THUNSTEDT, RICHARD. (1)

TOWNSEND, NORMAN S. (1)

TROUTMAN, CHARLES H. (1)

TUBMAN, WILLIAM V.S. (1)

TYLER, HERBERT. (2)

TYLER, TERRY. (1)

UNRUH, PAUL. (1)

VADEN, BOB. (1)

VAN OSS, PAUL. (1)

VAN DYKE, VONDA. (1)

VAUS, JAMES ARTHUR. (3)

VEERMAN, RALPH & NANCY. (3)

VILA, SAMUEL. (1)

VYSOCKE, PAUL. (1)

WAGENER, GLEN. (1)

WALKER, ROBERT. (1)

WALTON, VERL K. (1)

WARD, LARRY. (1)

WATERS KENNETH. (1)

WEATHERLY, JOE. (2)

WEBSTER, ALEX. (1)

WEIR, CARL. (1)

WEISS, BEN. (3)

WELSH, MATTHEW. (1)

WHITCOMB, CEDRIE. (1)

WHITE, CHARLOTTE. (1)

WHITE, DAN O. (1)

WHITE, JOE. (1)

WHITE, J. MELVILLE. (2)

WHITE, WESLEY. (1)

WHITEHEAD, BOB. (1)

WIDEN, SVANTE. (1)

WIERSBE, WARREN. (1)

WILL, JACK. (1)

WILLIAMS, SHERM MARTI. (1)

WILSON, GEORGE M. Includes group picture. (2)

WILSON, GRADY. (1)

WILSON, JIM. (1)

WILSON, RON. (1)

WILSON, T. H. (1)

WILSON, THOMAS W. (1)

WIRT, SHERWOOD. (1)

WOLF, BOB. (1)

WOLGEMUTH, SAM. (42)

WOOD, BRADLEY. (1)

WYNN, RICHARD R. (1)

YEAGER, GEORGE. (1)

YEAROUT, PAUL "TEX". (3)

YFC - ALABAMA. (1)

YFC - ALASKA. (1)

YFC - ALBERTA. (40)

YFC - ANNIVERSARY, TWENTY-FIFTH. Scenes from the anniversary celebration at the Sheridan Hotel in Chicago, including shots of speakers Billy Graham and Sam Wolgemuth. 1969. (16)

YFC - ARGENTINA. (12)

YFC - ARKANSAS. (2)

YFC - AUSTRALIA. (22)

YFC - AUSTRIA. (9)

YFC - BAHREIN (PERSIAN GULF). (2)

YFC - BELGIUM. (10)

YFC - BERMUDA. (16)

YFC - BOLIVIA. (1)

YFC - BOMBAY. (2)

YFC - BRAZIL. (75)

YFC - BRITISH COLUMBIA. (15)

YFC - BRITISH GUIANA. (4)

YFC - CALIFORNIA. (58) Includes several shots of a YFC meeting in Los Angeles, ca. 1948, with participants Bob Cook, George Beverly Shea, Bob Pierce, Dawson Trotman, T. W. Wilson, Walter Smyth, Billy Graham, George Wilson, Dick Hillis, the Palermo brothers, Torrey Johnson, Cliff Barrows, Gil Dodds, John Vernon Mcgee, Howard Townsend, and Roy McKeown.

YFC - CAMPUS LIFE: RANDOM STYLE. (14)

YFC - CAMPUS LIFE: THE TRUST COMPANY. (2)

YFC - CAROLINE ISLANDS. (1)

YFC - CHILE. (2)

YFC - CHINA. (26)

YFC - COLORADO. (5)

YFC - COLUMBIA. (4)

YFC - CONVENTION: CAPITAL TEEN. 1962. (1)

YFC - CONVENTION: HOLIDAY TEEN. Chicago, IL. (1)

YFC - CONVENTION: MIDWINTER. 1966-1973. (9)

YFC - CUBA. (4)

YFC - CYPRUS. (12)

YFC - CZECHOSLOVAKIA. (1)

YFC - ECUADOR. (22)

YFC - ENGLAND. (25)

YFC - FINLAND. (13)

YFC - FLORIDA. (8)

YFC - FORMOSA. (58)

YFC - FRANCE. (71)

YFC - GENERAL. (565) Includes scenes of tract distribution. 1950s, n.d.

YFC - GEORGE WASHINGTON BOYHOOD HOME (VA). (41)

YFC - GEORGIA. (2)

YFC - GERMANY. (204)

YFC - GHANA. (3)

YFC - GOD GOES TO HIGH SCHOOL. (71)

YFC - GREECE. (1)

YFC - GROUP PORTRAITS. YFC staff members or volunteers. (76)

YFC - GUAM. (27)

YFC - GUATEMALA. (4)

YFC - GUAYAQUIL. (1)

YFC - HAITI. (1)

YFC - HAWAII. (30)

YFC - HEADQUARTERS. (33) Includes four color pictures of the Wheaton headquarters building in December 1971.

YFC - HOLLAND. (103)

YFC - HONG KONG. (3)

YFC - HUNGARY. (4)

YFC - IDAHO. (5)

YFC - ILLINOIS. (121)

YFC - INDIA. (369)

YFC - INDIANA. Includes YFC Rally, Keith's Theater, Indianapolis. (1432)

YFC - INDONESIA. (47)

YFC - IOWA. (11)

YFC - IRELAND. (131)

YFC - ISRAEL. (4)

YFC - ITALY. (114)

YFC - JAMAICA. (40)

YFC - JAPAN. (340)

YFC - KANSAS, MO. (24)

YFC - KANSAS. (4)

YFC - KENTUCKY. (7)

YFC - KOREA. (209)

YFC - LIBERIA. (1)

YFC - MANITOBA. (3)

YFC - MARYLAND. (10)

YFC - MASTER SWITCH. (35)

YFC - MEXICO. (40)

YFC - MICHIGAN. (28)

YFC - MICHIGAN (OS) One panoramic photo of a rally in Olympia stadium in Detroit on March 16, 1946

YFC - MINNESOTA. (27)

YFC - MISCELLANEOUS. (28)

YFC - MISSISSIPPI. (16)

YFC - MISSOURI. Includes Al Metskers, Director of Kansas City YFC & YFC group. (42) YFC - YFC - MONACO. (19)

YFC - MONTANA. (14)

YFC - MUSICAL TEAMS. (53)

YFC - NEBRASKA. (17)

YFC - NEW BRUNSWICK. (8)

YFC - NEW GUINEA. (1)

YFC - NEW HAMPSHIRE. (3)

YFC - NEW JERSEY. (15)

YFC - NEW MEXICO. (4)

YFC - NEW YORK. (13)

YFC - NEW ZEALAND. (56)

YFC - NIGERIA. (3)

YFC - NORTH CAROLINA. (15)

YFC - NORTH DAKOTA. (4)

YFC - NORWAY. (6)

YFC - OHIO. (59)

YFC - OKLAHOMA. (28)

YFC - ONTARIO. (166)

YFC - OREGON. Includes singspiration at Portland YFC. (112)

YFC - PENNSYLVANIA. (106)

YFC - PERU. (3)

YFC - PHILIPPINES. (109).

YFC - POLAND. (4)

YFC - PORTUGAL. (11)

YFC - PUBLICITY PHOTOS. Used to illustrate YFC's ministries. (30)

YFC - PUERTO RICO. (1)

YFC - QUEBEC. (9)

YFC - QUIZ TEAMS. (19)

YFC - S/S CHRISTIAN RADICH. (2)

YFC - SASKATCHEWAN. (11)

YFC - SCOTLAND. (2)

YFC - SINGAPORE. (60)

YFC - SOUL CONCERN. (48)

YFC - SOUTH AFRICA. (11)

YFC - SOUTH AMERICA. (79)

YFC - SOUTH CAROLINA. (45)

YFC - SPAIN. (57)

YFC - SUMMER INSTITUTE OF YOUTH EVANGELISM. Training sessions, held at Wheaton College in Illinois, for young people in evangelistic methods. Pictures are in color. (10)

YFC - SWEDEN. (20)

YFC - SWITZERLAND. (94)

YFC - TALENT SERVICES. (20)

YFC - TEEN DYNAMICS SEMINARS Shots of the crowds, the instructors and the activities attending TD seminars, organized in various American cities to help train youth workers. 1970-1972. (15)

YFC - TENNESSEE. (63)

YFC - TEXAS. (20)

YFC - TRIESTE. (1)

YFC - TRINIDAD. (2)

YFC - UNIDENTIFIED PEOPLE. (175)

YFC - URUGUAY (2)

YFC - UTAH. (1)

YFC - VANCOUVER. (3)

YFC - VENEZUELA. (325)

YFC - VIETNAM. (2)

YFC - VIRGINIA. (47)

YFC - WASHINGTON. (92)

YFC - WASHINGTON, D.C. (46)

YFC - WEST VIRGINIA. (17)

YFC - WHITE, JOHN WESLEY. (1)

YFC - WINONA LAKE. Convention. (3)

YFC - WISCONSIN. (25)

YFC - WYOMING. (1)

YFC - YUGOSLAVIA. (1)

YFC - YOUTH GUIDANCE. Includes Lifeline Camp. (116)

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LOCATION RECORD
Accession: 91-33, 91-62
Type of material: Slides

The following items are located in the SLIDE FILE. All of the slides are in color, unless otherwise noted.

SLIDE FILE BOX 11

S1-S17 - Scenes from a YFC rally held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on July 3, 1948. Billy Graham and George Beverly Shea were among the participants.

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LOCATION RECORD
Accession: 79-121, 80-5, 84-82, 89-85
Type of material: Videotape

The following items are located in the VIDEOTAPE FILE:

NOTE: All video tapes are about one hour long unless otherwise indicated. All video tapes are color unless otherwise indicated. All video tapes include sound unless otherwise indicated. All video tapes are cassettes unless otherwise indicated.

V1 - Victory Rally of Chicagoland YFC held in Chicago Stadium, October 24, 1944; included are shots of those involved in planning the sessions, such as Torrey Johnson; crowds coming to the rally; Stan Benson and his ushers; opening prayer by William McCarrell; organ music by Doug Fischer; solo by George Beverly Shea; solo by Rose Arzoomanian; the 3200 YFC choir under T. J. Bittikofer; testimonies by Herbert J. Taylor, Robert F. Nelson, William Conley, Merv Rosell and others; the sale of books; reactions to the rally. At the end is an announcement of the upcoming first anniversary rally at Soldier Field on May 30, 1945. 3/4" U-matic, silent, 20 minutes. 2 copies.

V2 - Generation Up For Grabs. Program introduced by Sam Wolgemuth and narrated by Bob O'Donnell about YFC's work. Scenes are included from camps and Campus Life meetings (addressed by Jay Kesler), Youth Guidance programs (comments by Mel Wimberly); 1970. 3/4" U-matic; 29 minutes.

V3 - Some Have Compassion. Program made up of slides and commentary about a Campus Life counselor working with a typical student, 1972. 3/4" U-matic; 19 minutes.

V4 - Profile of a Dream. Combination of slides, film and commentary about the work of the International Council of YFC. Includes an appearance by Sam Wolgemuth, president of the council; 1975. 3/4" U-matic; 15 minutes.

V5 - Geared to the Times. Slides, film, and commentary on the history of YFC from the 1940s to the 1970s. Included are clips of Billy Graham preaching in 1946; 1975. 3/4" U-matic; 17 minutes. 2 copies.

V6 - Pass It On. Slides and commentary about the work of YFC with teenagers; 1977. 3/4" U-matic; 11 minutes.

V7 - A Growing Family. An explanation of the symbolism of the YFC logo; 1978. 3/4" U-matic; 16 minutes.

V8 - Campus Life. Film and commentary directed at teenagers about the work of Campus Life; 1979. 3/4" U-matic; 9 minutes.

V9 - Campus Life magazine. Slides and commentary about the audience and goals of the publication. An example of how an article about Peter Jenkins was put together is included. Several staff members discuss their work, including Philip Yancey, Becky Peterson, Gregg Lewis, Steve Lawhead, Don Lomangino, Joan Nickerson, Jeanne McConnell, William Slemp, Carolyn Barry, Linda Buxman, Jay Kesler and others; 1979. 3/4" U-matic; 18 minutes.

V10 - Where Have All the Children Gone. Television special aired around the country at different times in different areas in 1979 and 1980. It was hosted by Johnny Cash, Evie Tornquist and Jim Zorn. There were also special appearances by celebrities. The purpose of the program was to raise support for local YFC organizations. Besides entertainment, there were short plays and discussions of the problems of teenagers. Video Tapes V10-V13 are all part of the same program. V10 lasts 60 minutes and contains appearances by Bob Hope, Bill Cosby, Michael Landon, Debbie Boone, Carol Burnett, Melissa Sue Anderson, Ron Howard, Dennis Weaver, Roy Clark, Paul Harvey, Ken Overstreet, Glenn Ford, Tom Landry, Craig Morton, David Boyer, and Billy Graham. 3/4" U-matic.

V11 - Continuation of Where Have All the Children Gone. This segment includes appearances by Melissa Sue Anderson, Andrae Crouch, Ken Pestana. 3/4" U-matic; 30 minutes.

V12 - Continuation of Where Have All the Children Gone. This segment contains appearances by Michael Landon, Charles Colson, B.J. Thomas, Ken Overstreet, David Boyer, Joseph Campanella, Roy Clark, Jim Zorn, Dennis Weaver, Debbie Boone, Chad Everett, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Be a Dorris. 3/4" U-matic.

V13 - Conclusion of Where Have All the Children Gone. This segment includes appearances by Carol Burnett, Pat Boone, John Forsyth, Robert Schuler, Carol Lawrence, Pat Robertson, Bill Cosby, Roger Williams, Jay Kesler, Bob Hope and Mae Davis. 3/4" U-matic.

V14 - Home movies made by Canadian delegate Evon Hedley in 1948 of the YFC World Congress in Beatenberg, Switzerland. In 1984, World Wide Pictures copied the film onto video and at that time Hedley made recorded a narration to accompany the images. Includes shots of the Canadian delegates boarding the plane; an open air meeting at the airport; stopping in Newfoundland, London and Paris; Swiss scenery; pictures of delegates from the United States, Great Britain, France, Israel, Egypt, Norway, China, and Norway. Also shots of Cliff Barrows, Bob Cook, Peter Deyneka, Ted Engstrom, Robert Evans, Billy Graham, Torrey Johnson, Tom Livermore, Harold John Ockenga, Merv Rosell, the Palermo Brothers, Robert Pierce, Oswald Smith, Walter Smyth, George Wilson, and T. W. Wilson. VHS, 21 minutes.

V15 - President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan at the DC 88 convention. Segments taped on two separate nights show at Reagans at the YFC conference. Both were introduced by YFC president Richard Wynn. In the first segment, Nancy Reagan talked about her father's struggle with faith on his deathbed and went on to describe the need for her "Just Say No" campaign to combat drug abuse. Wynn announced the opening of YFC drug recovery centers in various cities around the country. The second segment contains President Regan's speech the next night in which he talked about the place of religious values in the life of the nation. VHS. Ca. 90 minutes. July 1988. 2 copies.

V16 - Video review of the DC 88 Convention, a student congress on evangelism attended by representatives from churches and YFC clubs around the United States, plus some delegates from other countries. Program is introduced by YFC president Richard Wynn and shows highlights from the music and speakers at the meeting. Speakers included Ken Davis, Ron Hutchcraft, Joni Eareckson Tada, Josh McDowell, Pat Hurley, and Buster Soaries. VHS. 20 minutes. The convention was July 27 through 31, 1988. The video was probably made in August. 2 copies.

V17 - YFC Rally. A program held at Moody Church in Chicago to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Youth for Christ. The program included music, both contemporary and the type of hymns sung at the original rallies in the 1940s. Participants included Cliff Barrows, the Palermo brothers, Torrey Johnson, Warren Wiersbe, George Beverly Shea, Ted Engstrom, Jay Kesler and Richard Wynn. Billy Graham gave the main speech of the evening. He described his memories of the early days of Youth for Christ and the challenge of youth work in the modern world. VHS. 1 hour, 49 minutes. October 1988.

V18 - Campus Life/JV: How to get started. One of a series of six videos intended to help in the training of adult staff for Campus Life junior high school clubs. This tape is an introduction which gives an overview of junior high age children and the elements of the YFC JV program. It includes an introduction by YFC president Richard Wynn and is narrated by YFC staff member Bill Letournaeu. VHS. Ca. 20 minutes. Ca. 1988

V19 - Campus Life/JV: The kids. One of a series of six videos intended to help in the training of adult staff for Campus Life junior high school clubs. This tape focuses more in depth on the needs of junior high age children. It is narrated by YFC staff member Bill Letourneau. VHS. Ca. 20 minutes. Ca. 1988.

V20 - Campus Life/JV: The program. One of a series of six videos intended to help in the training of adult staff for Campus Life junior high school clubs. This tape describes the YFC JV program in detail. It is narrated by YFC staff member Bill Letourneau. VHS. Ca. 15 minutes. Ca. 1988.

V21 - Campus Life/JV: The message. One of a series of six videos intended to help in the training of adult staff for Campus Life junior high school clubs. This tape concentrates on the purpose of the JV program, and its intended evangelistic and Christian growth message. It is narrated by YFC staff member Bill Letourneau. VHS. Ca. 20 minutes. Ca. 1988.

V22 - Campus Life/JV: The community. One of a series of six videos intended to help in the training of adult staff for Campus Life junior high school clubs. This tape concentrates on the resources available in the larger community for the program. It is narrated by YFC staff member Bill Letourneau. VHS. Ca. 20 minutes. Ca. 1988.

V23 - Campus Life/JV: There is nothing like it. One of a series of six videos intended to help in the training of adult staff for Campus Life junior high school clubs. This tape is intended for a general audience and it summarizes the needs of young teenagers and what the Campus Life JV program has to offer. VHS. Ca. 20 minutes. Ca. 1988.

V24 - On the Move. Program prepared for supporters of YFC. Richard Wynn describes how the organization has paid off its debts and is considering a move to the Denver area. He describes the new capital campaign and the program it will support. YFC moved to Denver in July 1990, after this video was made. VHS. 15 minutes. Ca. late 1989.

V25 - Growing Up Too Fast. TV special on the problems of contemporary youth and the programs offered by YFC. Includes appearances by Barbara Mandrell, Bob Hope, Nancy Reagan, Andy Griffith, and Johnny Cash. VHS. Ca. 1 hour. 1989.


CONTAINER LIST

Box Folder Item
I. Documents on the early days of YFC.
1 1 Anniversary Notebook; May 1954
Clubs:
11 33 Brochures; n.d.
20 2 Historical Notebook; ca. 1957
20 3 Manual; 1954; ca. 1957
Yearbooks:
11 34 Des Moines, Iowa; 1951-1956
11 35 Michigan; 1955
11 36 Elkhart, Indiana; 1958
12 1 Gary, Indiana; 1955-1956
12 2 Grand Rapids, Michigan; 1953
Kansas City, Missouri:
12 3 1948-1954
12 4 1955-1957
12 5 1959-1961
12 6 1962
12 7 Modesto, California; 1956
12 8 Portland, Oregon; 1955
12 9 San Jose, California; 1951-1959
Constitution:
12 28 Fort Wayne YFC; July 1964
12 29 Kansas City YFC; June 1953
Early Rally Material:
14 29 Belfast, Ireland; November 1950
14 30 Beloit, Wisconsin; 1945
14 31 Binghamton, New York; 1949
Chicago, Illinois:
14 32 1944-1949
OS11 1950
14 33 Danville, Illinois; 1946
22 1 Des Moines, Iowa; 1948-1950
14 34 Detroit, Michigan; 1946, 1948
14 35 Elgin, Illinois; 1946
14 36 Elkhart, Indiana; 1946-1950
14 37 England; 1946-1950
14 38 Freeport, Illinois; 1946-1947
14 39 Galesburg, Illinois; n.d.
14 40 Holland; 1946
14 41 Kalamazoo, Michigan; 1946
14 42 Kenosha, Wisconsin; 1945
14 43 Long Beach, California; 1946
Los Angeles, California:
14 44 1946-1950
OS11 1951
14 45 Medicine Lake, Minnesota; 1946
14 46 Minneapolis, Minnesota; 1946-1949
14 47 Miscellaneous; 1945-1949; n.d.
14 48 Mobile, Alabama; n.d.
14 49 New York, New York; 1946
14 50 Nimes, France; August 1948
14 51 Ocean City, New Jersey; 1946
14 52 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; 1945-1946
14 53 Peoria, Illinois; 1946
14 54 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 1946
14 55 Portland, Oregon; 1945
14 56 Rome, Italy; 1950
14 57 St. Louis, Missouri; 1945
14 58 Salem, Oregon; 1946
14 59 Salt Lake City, Utah; 1946
14 60 San Antonio, Texas; 1946
14 61 Seattle, Washington; 1945
14 62 Tampa, Florida; 1946
14 63 Toronto, Ontario; 1946, 1949
14 64 Tulsa, Oklahoma; 1945
14 65 Vancouver, British Columbia; 1945
14 66 Winnipeg, Manitoba; 1945
II. Administration.
Board Minutes:
9 4 July 1945-December 1951
9 5 December 1951-May 1957
9 6 May 1957-December 1958
9 7 December 1958-May 1960
9 8 May 1960-March 1963
9 9 July 1963-October 1966
9 10 January 1967-October 1969
20 1 October 1967-September 1971
24 (41 folders) Annual Convention, July 1964 thru Board of Trustees, October 9 & 10, 1968
25 (43 folders) Board of Trustees, January 20, 1969 thru Executive Committee, December 12-13, 1974
26 (26 folders) Executive Committee, January 13-14, 1975 thru Council of Delegates, July 21, 1976
27 (21 folders) Executive Committee, July 27, 1976 thru Executive Committee, July 24, 1978
28 (17 folders) Board of Trustees, September 16, 1978 thru Finance Committee, May 7, 1980
29 (13 folders) Board of Trustees, June 9, 1980 thru Finance Committee, May 20, 1982
30 (5 folders) Finance Committee, June 29, 1982 thru Board of Trustees, October 17-18, 1983,
9 11 Calendars: 1960-1967
12 30 Constitution and By-Laws; 1945-1971
12 31 Constitution Committee: Minutes; January 1963-July 1964
Correspondence:
14 12 Bihl, Carl; May 1962-January 1963
14 13 Boltin Bishops Car Club; April 1964
Cook, Robert
14 14 January 1947-May 1950
14 15 February 1957
14 16 Copyright; April 1953-December 1956
14 17 Engstrom, Ted; September 1955
14 18 General; November 1968-August 1977
Kesler, Jay
14 19 1973-October 1977
37 5 Bruce Barton [1981-1985]
Board Correspondence
37 6 1981-1983
37 7 1983-1985
38 (5 folders) Wendy Collins thru Division Heads [1978-1985]
39 (6 folders) Larry Kreider thru Speeches and Articles; 1975-1983[1967-1985]
40 (5 folders) Speeches and articles; 1984-1985, n.d. thru AN-AS [1967-1985]
41 (6 folders) AS thru BER [1973-1985]
42 (7 folders0 BL-BO thru CE-1 [1973-1985]
43 (3 folders) CE-2 thru Christianity Today-1 [1981-1985]
44 (5 folders) Christianity Today-2 thru COP-CU [1968-1985]
45 (5 folders) DA thru E [1965-1985]
46 (5 folders) Evangelicals for Social Action; 1979-1982 thru FI [1969-1985]
47 (4 folders) First Baptist Geneva thru Fuller [1969-1985]
48 (5 folders) Fuller Seminary, 1983-1985 thru Gullett [1969-1985]
49 (5 folders) H thru I [1976-1985]
50 (14 folders) International Council-1 thru J [1977-1985]
51 (5 folders) K-KE thru M [1970-1985]
52 (5 folders) MAP thru Midwinter 84 [1976-1985]
53 (6 folders) Minority staff list; 1982 thru MO [1968-1985]
54 (5 folders) MU thru O [1964-1985]
55 (6 folders) R. L. Osborne thru Prison Fellowship-1 [1975-1985]
56 (6 folders) Prison Fellowship-2 thru Receipt Letter-2 [1975-1985]
57 (6 folders) RI-end thru SM [1972-1985]
58 (5 folders) Fred Smith thru T [1967-1985]
59 (8 folders) TH thru Walton, Mrs. Alice; Covington, Kentucky [1972-1985]
60 (8 folders) WH-WIL thru Wynn, Richard; 1986-1989 [1972-1989]
14 20 Songbook; March 1959-March 1961; n.d.
14 21 25th Anniversary Banquet; April 1967-January 1969
Wolgemuth, Samuel:
14 22 January-February 1965
14 23 February1965-September 1972
31 (4 folders) Board and Executive Committee Materials, 1970-1979 thru George Brucks [1978-1984]
32 (8 folders) R China Cons. thru Convention Materials, 1977-1967 [1956-1980]
[Note: Folder 32-2 is restricted until 2048]
33 (14 folders) Brian Cummins thru I. C. Board Minutes, 1980-1986 [1963-1986]
34 (4 folders) I. C. Convocation, Sixth - Minutes and Reports; 1984 thru I. C. Overseas Committee report; 1967-1968 [1967-1986]
35 (7 folders) I. C. Overseas Committee Meeting Minutes, 1962-1974 thru Division for Ministries; Jay Kessler [1961-1984]
36 (19 folders) Victor Managarom thru Wash D.C. World leaders banquet 1962 [1958-1982]
37 1 Wilbur Wright [1978-1979]
37 2 YFCI 25th Anniversary [1968-1979]
37 3 YFC - News Reports [1967-1969]
14 24 World Congress on Evangelism; May-November 1966
14 25 Council of Delegates: Minutes; July 1964-January 1969
Data Processing:
20 6 Budget; 1971-1975
20 7 Computer Letter Services; 1974-1975
20 8 Computer Peripherals; n.d.
20 9 Computer Services; 1975-1977
20 10 Computer Terminals; 1969-1976
20 11 Computer Users Conference; 1975-1977
20 12 Consultation; 1971-1976
20 13 Contracts; 1969-1974
20 14 Correspondence; 1971-1974
Current System Description:
20 15 1976-1977; n.d.
20 16 Card-Tape Layout; n.d.
20 17 Other Systems; n.d.
20 18 Program Description; n.d.
20 19 Development; 1977; n.d.
20 20 Forms; 1971-1974
20 21 "History File"; 1969-1973
20 22 Keypunch Procedures; n.d.
20 23 Output Reports; 1972-1973
20 24 Problems; 1972-1977
20 25 Production; 1972
20 26 Proposals; 1971-1977
Request for Proposal:
20 27 1976-1977; n.d.
20 28 Christian Resource Management (CRM); 1976
20 29 Computer Dimensions; 1975-1976
20 30 Contract Specifications; 1976
20 31 Creative Automation (CA); 1976
20 32 Data Place; 1976
20 33 Donor Automation, Inc. (DASCO); 1976
20 34 Personalized Communications Inc. (PCI); 1976
20 35 Service Bureau Co. (SBC); 1974
20 36 Systems Analysis; 1976
20 37 System Plan; n.d.
20 38 Volume Analysis; 1974-197
System Design:
20 39 1977; n.d.
20 40 Analysis Report; 1976; n.d.
20 41 Data Definition; n.d.
20 42 Detailed Analysis; 1976; n.d.
Systems and Services:
20 43 1976-1977
20 44 Gullinane; 1974
20 45 Ramis; 1974-1976
Vendor Comparisons:
20 46 Functional Specifications; n.d.
21 1 Report Descriptions; n.d.
21 2 Request for Proposal; 1947-1976
21 3 Systems Evaluations; n.d.
21 4 Vendor Analysis; 1976
Vendor Proposals:
21 5 Christian Service Brigade; 1973
21 6 NLT; 1975-1977
21 7 Word Processing Articles and Memos; 1976-1977
21 8 Word Processing Equipment Reports; 1975-1976
Directories:
14 26 1962-1969
14 27 1969-1971
14 28 1971-1972; n.d.
66 2 1975-1976, 1978
14 67 Endorsements; n.d.
14 68 Executive Committee: Minutes; July 1966-March 1969
Executive Council: Minutes:
14 69 November 1945-July 1950
14 70 October 1950-February 1955
14 71 February 1955-July 1964
Financial
Audits
61 1 1947-1952
61 2 1953-1959
61 3 1960-1964
61 4 1965-1969
61 5 1970-1974
62 1 1975-1979
62 2 1980-1984
62 3 Miscellaneous papers; 1984
62 4 Notebook of Income and Debit; 1980-1981
62 72 News Release: Mailing List; n.d.
News Release:
15 1 A; 1957-1977; n.d.
15 2 B; 1956-February 1978; n.d.
15 3 C; 1956-February 1978; n.d.
15 4 Conference, Winter; March 1958-March 1961
15 5 Congresses, World; Feb 1955-Nov 1977
Convention:
15 6 Capital Teen; Dec 1959-Jan 1960
15 7 Midwinter; Jan 1956-Jan 1962
15 8 Winona; June 1956-July 1962
15 9 D; March 1958-December 1977
15 10 Directors School; October 1956-January 1960
15 11 E; May 1956-1960
15 12 F; September 1956-1958; n.d.
15 13 Films; July 1957-1973
15 14 G; December 1956-January 1959
15 15 H; April-July 1958; n.d.
15 16 I; February 1978; n.d.
15 17 J; November 1956; n.d.
15 18 K; 1960-October 1977
15 19 L; July 1957-February 1960; n.d.
15 20 M; 1958-1973; n.d.
15 21 N; June 1957-July 1958
15 22 O; January 1956-July 1961; n.d.
15 23 P; 1957-October 1977; n.d.
15 24 Q; January 1958
15 25 R; November 1957-January 1958
15 26 Robbins, Paul; n.d.
15 27 S; July 1955-February 1978; n.d.
15 28 T; July 1957-1958; n.d.
15 29 W; December 1955-1961; n.d.
15 30 Y; February 1956-February 1978; n.d.
15 31 Youth For Christ magazine; February 1955-April 1966; n.d.
22 3 1976
22 4 1979
22 5 1980
22 6 1981
66 7 1980-1981
Newsletter:
15 32 Agenda; May 1963-June 1965
15 33 Aware; November 1968-January 1969
Care Package
65 7 1977-1978
65 8 1979-1980
22 7 September 1980-May 1981
66 1 Dimension; 1967-1968
66 3 Forum; 1984-1989
66 8 Success with Youth (nonYFC); 1978-1981
66 11 YFC Today; 1978-1979
66 12 Youth Letter (non YFC); 1978-1982
66 8 Family Concern; 1980
15 34 Horizons; December 1957-December 1959
15 35 The Hot Line; April 1967-February 1968
22 9 Informed; n.d.
15 36 Inside YFC; 1967-July 1968
15 37 Leads for Leaders; January 1950
22 10 Liaison; November 1979-May 1981
15 38 Local Clubs; January 1958-1971
Monday Memo:
15 39 March-December 1961
15 40 January-December 1962
15 41 January-December 1963
15 42 January-December 1964
15 43 December 1964-June 1966
15 44 June 1966-December 1967
15 45 January 1968-October 1969
15 46 October 1969-July 1970
15 47 August 1970-April 1972
16 1 May 1972-June 1974
16 2 July 1974-September 1976
66 6 1977
16 3 News Bulletin; December 1951-October 1957
22 11 Update; 1976
World Perspective:
22 2 1980
22 12 1980
66 10 1980-1981
Press Clippings:
17 1 January 1945-October 1951
17 2 January-December 1952
17 3 January-December 1953
17 4 January-December 1954
22 22 August-December 1955
17 5 February 1955-January 1962
22 17 November 1962
22 18 December 1-22, 1962
22 19 December 23-31, 1962
22 20 January 1963
22 21 February-March 1963
17 6 March 1963-June 1973
22 23 December 1973
17 7 October 1976-October 1978
22 24 November 1978-August 1980
22 25 n.d.
23 1 Program Brochure: Together in the 80's, August 2-9, 1980
23 2 Promotion Brochure: Is There a Family in the House? TV special starring Johnny and June Cash; n.d.
Publications:
17 9 1946-1975
17 10 n.d.
65 3 Brochures
65 4 Brochures
65 5 Child Abuse and Neglect: A Handbook; 1983
65 6 Impact/Insight; 1967-1969
66 4 Guaranteed in Writing: A Lesson for New and Growing Christians
66 5 Learning About Marriage and Family; 1983
66 9 Winning the Right to Be Heard
Reports
67 1 Administration Position Paper; 1968
67 2 Annual Reports, 1979-1989
67 3 Blueprint; 1957
67 4 Campus Life Outreach - A Plan for Saturation Evangelism; n.d.
67 5 College of Knowledge; 1964
67 6 Communication program; 1971
67 7 Consultation on Evangelism Strategy; 1968
67 8 Decade of Destiny, n.d.
67 9 A Demographic Study; 1981
67 10 Direct Mail and Television Proposal; 1986
67 11 Eastern States Ministry Reports; 1985
68 1 Five Year Plan; 1979
68 2 Juventud Para Christo Magazine; 1973
68 3 Media Plan; 1983
68 4 Organizational Assessment; 1986
68 5 Parent-Teen Relationships; 1985
68 6 Public Relations and Fund Raising; 1957
68 7 Research Session Notes; 1963
69 1 State-by-State Survey
69 2 Strategy Committee Report; 1984
69 3 Teen Summit Congress; 1967
69 4 Training Paper; 1982
17 11 School of Theological Studies: Brochures; 1975-1976
Staff:
17 12 Advanced School of Ministry and Management-Intern Supervision
Notebook; Jul 1974
17 13 Board Members Manual; n.d.
17 14 Campaigns Manual; n.d.
17 15 Club Reports; March 1950-March 1956
Director's Manual:
17 16 ca. 1966
17 17 ca. 1968
17 18 Discipleship Through Training Survey; n.d.
17 19 Eastern Area Personnel Manual; 1971
18 1 Fund Raising Events: Programs; January 1958-October 1972
18 2 Information Book; 1957
18 3 Intern Evaluation Forms; n.d.
18 4 Internship - Brochures; n.d.
Internship Manual:
18 5 ca. 1960
18 6 n.d.
18 7 Internship Notebook; n.d.
18 8 Magazine Manual; n.d.
Manuals
18 9 n.d.
62 5 Advanced Training Institute; 1974
62 6 Board of Directors Manual; 1983
64 4 Board Members; n.d.
63 1 Campus Life Operations Manual; 1984
63 2 Director's Manual; n.d.
63 3 Estate Planning Manual; 1983
63 4 Family Affairs manual; 1983
63 5 Form Letters; 1971
64 1 Graphics Standards Manual; 1977
64 2 High School Bible Club Director's Manual; n.d.
64 3 Junior Varsity: A Manual for Junior High Evangelism; 1983
64 5 Meeting Needs: Creative Ideas for Youth Guidance Leaders, Vol. 1
64 6 Ministry Resources Manual, Volume IV; 1983
18 10 1959 Miracle Year Program; 1958
64 7 Overseas Division, Policy and Procedure; 1970
64 8 Policy and Procedure Manual, Overseas Division; 1970
64 9 Setup and Procedure Manual; n.d.
64 10 Teens Counseling Teens; 1960
64 11 Volunteer Mobilization, Motivation and Management; 1981
65 1 Will and Trust Planning Guide; n.d.
65 2 The Whole Person Survival Kit; 1976
Ministry Resource Manual:
18 11 Vol. I; 1971
18 12 Vol. II; 1971
18 13 Vol. III; 1976
18 14 Miscellaneous; n.d.
18 15 Module Action Group Maintenance Manual; n.d.
18 16 National Field Office - Reports; September 1973-February 1974
18 17 One Twenty Clubs - Promotion; ca. 1965
18 18 Prep Club Manual; April 1961
18 19 Promotional Advice; n.d.
18 20 Rally Chartering Material; 1958
18 21 Report on Proposed Headquarters Training and Research Center; 1969
19 1 A Report on Public Relations and Fund Raising...; 1957
19 2 State-by-State Survey of YFC; ca. 1955
19 3 A Study of the Audience Characteristics of YFC January 1959
19 4 Teen Sales Catalog; September 1978
19 5 Volunteer Leadership Pilot Project; ca. 1971
19 6 Youth Leader Resource Digest; 1968
19 7 Staff Conferences: Brochures; 1976-1979
19 8 Staff Meeting: Minutes; October 1963-September 1968
Staff Retreat:
19 9 1958 - Notebook; April 1958
19 10 1958 - Notebook; September 1958
19 11 1959 - Agenda; May 1959
19 12 1959 - Agenda; September 1959
19 13 1959 - Minutes; May 1959
19 14 1960 - Minutes; May 1960
19 15 1961 - Notebook; May 1961
19 16 Minutes; ca. 1962
19 17 1963 - Minutes; April 1963
19 18 1964 - Minutes; April 1964
19 19 1967 - Minutes; March 1967
19 20 Summer Institute of Youth Evangelism: Brochures; 1968-1977
19 21 Symposium on Youth: Notebook; n.d.
Talent Service:
19 22 Promotional Material; n.d.
19 23 Team Ministry; 1971-1972
Teen Dynamics:
19 24 Adult Institute Forms; 1967-1969
19 25 Correspondence; April 1967-March 1971; n.d.
19 26 Director's School Materials; 1959-1965
Manual:
19 27 Adult Seminar on Teen Dynamics; n.d.
19 28 New Dimensions in Teen Dynamics; n.d.
19 29 Report on Adult Institute on Teen Dynamics; February 1967
19 30 Urban Advisory Council Materials; November-December 1972; n.d.
19 31 Vice President's Meeting: Minutes; January 1967-March 1970
19 32 YFC Club Radio Program: Correspondence; Oct 1962-Feb 1964; n.d.
III. Conventions.
Congress World:
12 11 1949 - Advertisement; 1949
12 12 1950 - Advertisement; 1950
12 13 1953 - Delegate List
1955
20 4 Application Form; 1955
12 14 Delegate List; 1955
12 15 Press Clippings; March-June 1955
1956
12 16 Delegates Handbook; August 1956
12 17 Delegate List; 1956
12 18 Program; August 1956
20 5 Work-a-day; March 17, 1956
1957
12 19 Articles; n.d.
12 20 Delegates Handbook; August 1957
12 21 Delegate List; 1957
January 1959:
12 22 Arrangements; 1958
12 23 Delegate List; 1959
August 1959:
12 24 Delegate List; 1959
12 25 Report; August 1959
12 26 1960 - Delegate List; 1960
12 27 1968 - Minutes of Planning Committee; October 1967
Convention, Capital Teen:
1959
12 32 Miscellaneous; August-December 1959
12 33 Newsletter; September-October 1959
12 34 1961 - Advertisement; 1961
1962
12 35 Miscellaneous; December 1962
12 36 Speeches; December 1962
13 1 1966 (canceled) - Correspondence; August 1964-September 1965
Convention, Midwinter:
13 2 Delegate List; n.d.
13 3 1956 - Minutes; January 1956
13 4 1957 - Minutes; January 1957
1958
13 5 Minutes; January 1958
13 6 Minutes; December 1958
13 7 Program; January 1958
13 8 1960 - Minutes; March 1960
1961
13 9 Handbook; January 1961
13 10 Minutes; January 1961
1962
13 11 Minutes; January 1962
13 12 President's Message; January 1962
13 13 1962 - Program; January 1962
1963
13 14 Minutes; March 1963
13 15 Program; February-March 1963
13 16 Research Session Notes; July 1963
1964
13 17 Minutes; January 1964
13 18 Program; January 1964
13 19 1965 - Minutes; January 1965
1966
13 20 Minutes; January 1966
13 21 Program; January 1966
1967
13 22 Minutes; January 1967
13 23 Program; January 1967
13 24 1968 - Program; January 1968
13 25 1969 - Program; January 1969
1970
13 26 Miscellaneous; January 1970
13 27 Program; January 1970
1971
13 28 Correspondence; January-February 1971
13 29 Miscellaneous; January-February 1971
13 30 Programs; January 1971
1973
13 31 Miscellaneous; February-March 1973
13 32 Program; February-March 1973
13 33 1974 - Program; February-March 1974
Conventions, Winona Lake:
13 34 Correspondence; January 1958-July 1959; n.d.
13 35 Newsletters; June 1959-July 1967; n.d.
13 36 1945 - Minutes; July 1945
13 37 1946 - Minutes; July 1946
13 38 1947 - Minutes; July 1947
13 39 1952 - Minutes; July 1952
13 40 1953 - Minutes; July 1953
1954
13 41 Minutes; July 1954
13 42 Program; July 1954
1955
13 43 Advertisement; n.d.
13 44 Minutes; July 1955
1956
13 45 Minutes; July 1956
13 46 Programs; July 1956
1957
13 47 Minutes; July 1957
13 48 Program; June-July 1957
1958
13 49 Minutes; July 1958
13 50 Program; June-July 1958
1959
13 51 Minutes; July 1959
13 52 Teen Talent Contest Material; 1959
1960
13 53 Program; July 1960
13 54 Teen Talent Contest Material; 1960
1961
13 55 Minutes; July 1961
13 56 President's Report; July 1961
13 57 Program; March-July 1961
1962
13 58 Minutes; July 1962
13 59 President's Report; July 1962
13 60 Program; May-July 1962
1963
13 61 Minutes; July 1963
13 62 Minutes of Club Committee; July 1963
13 63 1964 - Program; July 1964
13 64 1965 - Program; July 1965
1966
14 1 College of Knowledge; July 1966
14 2 Program; July 1966
14 3 Teen Talent Contest Material; August 1966; n.d.
14 4 1967 - Program; June-July 1967
1968
14 5 Administration Position Paper; July 1968
14 6 Program
14 7 Teen Talent Contest Materials; February-April 1968; n.d.
1969
14 8 Correspondence; July 1968-May 1969
14 9 Program; June-July 1969
14 10 Teen Talent Contest Materials; March-September 1969; n.d.
14 11 1973 - Schedule; July 1973
IV. Bible Quiz Competition.
Concordance:
1 2 (John); n.d.
1 3 (Mark-Philippians); 1969; n.d.
1 4 (Romans); May 1966
1 5 Correspondence - Overseas Programs; October 1968-November 1965
1 6 Equipment; November 1968-September 1969
1 7 Guide to Bible Quizzing; 1969
Manual:
1 8 1969
2 1 n.d.
2 Manual for Coaches:
2 2 1967-1968
2 3 1970
2 Manual for Contestants:
2 4 1962
2 5 1964-1965
2 6 1968-1969
2 7 1969-1970
2 8 Newsletter; October-December 1969
2 9 Olympic Quizzing Seminar; September 1969
2 10 Personal Study Guide; 1964
Questions
2 11 on Acts; 1969
3 on Acts and Colossians; n.d.
on Corinthians:
8 1 1970
8 2 n.d.
8 4 Ephesians and Galatians, n.d.
8 3 on Galatians; n.d.
5 on Hebrews, James, John (I, II, III), Luke; n.d.
on Luke:
8 4 June 1968; n.d.
6 n.d.
7 on Mark, Peter, Philippians, Proverbs, Romans, Titus Thessalonians, Timothy; n.d.
8 5 Reports; July 1969
8 6 Rules; 1965-1969; n.d.
Score Sheets:
8 7 February-June 1967
8 8 1968
8 9 1969
8 10 Michigan Invitational; March 1969
8 11 Survey on the Need for an Official Quiz Committee; Jul-Nov 1967
8 12 Surveys; 1968
9 1 Teen Dimension Quizzes; September 1968-June 1970; n.d.
9 2 Tournament Brackets; 1968
9 3 Workbook for Corinthians; 1969
V. Campus Life.
9 12 Brochures; n.d.
9 13 Campus Life Task Force Manual; 1971
9 14 Clip Art Book; n.d.
10 1 Club Manual, 1973
10 2 Director's Manual; Vol. 5; 1972
10 3 Faith Festival '71 - Press Kit; June 1970 February 1971
10 4 Forms - Club Reports; n.d.
10 5 Girls Staff Manual; n.d.
10 6 Guide to Christian Colleges; 1972-1974
10 7 Haunted House Manual; 1972
Impact Manual:
10 8 1968
10 9 2; 1969
10 10 3; 1970
10 11 Impact/Insight: Director's Manual IV; 1971
10 12 Insight Handbook; n.d.
Insight Manual:
10 13 1968
10 14 1; 1968
10 15 2; 1969
10 16 3; 1970:
11 1 3; 1970
11 2 Replacement Pages; n.d.
11 3 Michigan - Correspondence; March 1972-January 1973
11 4 Newsletter - Idea Mill; December 1969-January 1970; n.d.
11 5 Operations Manual; 1973
11 6 Outreach by Relationship by Jim Osterhaus; n.d.
11 7 Policy Manual; n.d.
11 8 Publications; n.d.
11 9 Rally Seminar Programming Notes; June 1971
11 10 Random Sample - Correspondence; December 1970-October 1971
11 11 Scream in the Dark - Newspaper Clippings; October-November 1972
11 12 Scrooge Manual; 1973
11 13 Skitzicism; 1965
11 14 Skitzomania; 1964
Soul Concern:
11 15 September 1971-August 1972
11 16 Correspondence; November 1971-June 1972
11 17 Promotional Materials; March 1972; n.d.
Staff Training:
11 18 Conference; August 1974
11 19 Manual Insert for Vol. 1, Section 3; n.d.
Teen Dimension:
11 20 Junior High Division Manual; n.d.
11 21 Pilot Program Material; Nov 1969-Feb 1971; n.d.
11 22 Trust Company; October-December 1970
Under New Management
11 23 Endorsements; September 1972-April 1973
11 24 Finalist Auditions; May 1972-April 1973
11 25 Forms; n.d.
11 26 Fourmost Talent Agency; n.d.
11 27 Fund Raising; April-May 1973
11 28 Prep Packets; Jun 1971-Jun 1973
11 29 Set up Manuals; n.d.
11 30 West; n.d.
11 31 Work Week; n.d.
VI. Youth Guidance:
19 33 Counseling and Personnel Development Plans; Unit 3; n.d.
19 34 Field Staff - Minutes; December 1973-November 1974
19 35 Forms; n.d.
19 36 George Washington Boys Home Materials; April 1963-February 1968; n.d.
19 37 Group Homes - Report; September 1974; n.d.
Lifeline:
19 38 Goals; ca. 1958
19 39 Forms; n.d.
19 40 Manual; 1964
Manual:
19 41 n.d.
19 42 Supplement; ca. 1973
Master Switch:
19 43 Itinerary; September 1971-June 1972
19 44 Members File; May-August 1971
19 45 Promotion; September 1971; n.d.
National Program Catalog:
23 3 n.d.
23 4 Youth Guidance, a Ministry to Young People in Trouble; n.d.
19 46 Needs Diagnosis and Creative Program Development - Materials; Jan 1971
19 47 Publications; n.d.
19 48 Release - Correspondence; 1972-March 1973; n.d.
19 49 Research and Development Committee - Report; Fall 1974
VII. Overseas Division:
16 4 Address Book; n.d.
16 5 Africa - Newspaper Clippings; 1949-November 1955
16 6 Argentina - Newspaper Clippings; 1950
16 7 Articles by Samuel Wolgemuth; 1954-June 1965; n.d.
Australia:
16 8 Board Minutes; August 1966-April 1967
16 9 Newspaper Clippings; May 1950
16 10 Austria - Newspaper Clippings; August 1950
16 11 Bahamas - Newspaper Clippings; 1949
16 12 Bermuda - Newspaper Clippings; April 1954
16 13 Brazil - Newspaper Clippings; 1955
16 14 China - Newspaper Clippings; October 1948-1950
16 15 Correspondence; March 1950-September 1969
16 16 Cuba - Newspaper Clippings; February May 1949
16 17 Deputation Schedules; 1968
16 18 Ecuador - Newspaper Clippings; June 1946-April 1956
16 19 Ethiopia - Newspaper Clippings; February 1949
Europe:
16 20 Executive Council Minutes; July 1966-February 1968
Newspaper Clippings
16 21 August 1949-September 1950
22 13 1957
16 22 European Outreach '71 - Application; 1971
16 23 European YFC Conference - Report; October 1961
22 14 Finland - Newspaper Clippings; 1957
16 24 Formosa - Newspaper Clippings; 1950-March 1956
16 25 France - Newspaper Clippings; 1948-August 1950
Germany:
16 26 Film Shares; May 1969
16 27 Newsletter; February 1962-December 1964
16 28 Newspaper Clippings; November 1947-April 1950
Great Britain:
22 15 Newspaper Clippings; 1946-1956
22 16 Reports; 1955
16 29 Holland - Newspaper Clippings; October 1946
India:
16 30 Campaigns Manual; n.d.
16 31 Minutes of Executive Committee; April 1962-July 1969
16 32 Newspaper Clippings; April 1951-November 1955
16 33 Indonesia - Newspaper Clippings; July 1954
International Council:
16 34 Constitution; Feb 1967
16 35 Youth Leaders Training School Manual; 1974
16 36 Israel - Newspaper Clippings; July 1951
16 37 Italy - Newspaper Clippings; February 1948
16 38 Japan - Operation Format; n.d.
16 39 Lebanon - Committee Minutes; January 1971
16 40 List of Americans Serving Overseas; n.d.
16 41 Manual; 1966
16 42 New Zealand - Newspaper Clippings; 1949
16 43 Newsletter - Emphasis...World; March 1966-Fall 1973
16 44 Norway - Newspaper Clippings; n.d.
Overseas Committee Minutes:
16 45 July 1956-October 1970
16 46 October 1970-March 1973
16 47 Philippines - Newspaper Clippings; February 1948
Policy and Procedure Manual:
16 48 October 1970
16 49 Changes; n.d.
16 50 Portugal - Newspaper Clippings; September 1950
16 51 Prayer Letters; December 1967-October 1972
16 52 Publications; n.d.
16 53 Spotlight on Youth for Christ Overseas; n.d.
16 54 Staff Meetings - Minutes; March 1971-February 1974
Teen Teams:
16 55 Former Members; 1961-1969
16 56 News Releases; n.d.
16 57 Reportage; October 1965-April 1970
16 58 Schedule; June-September 1967
16 59 Set Up Manuals; June 1974
16 60 Tibet - Newspaper Clippings; n.d.
VIII. Miscellaneous:
11 32 Christmas Seals: 1955-1965; n.d.
12 10 Coffee Information Packet; 1969
17 8 Press Kit; Young Voters for President Nixon; 1972

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