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Cornelia Arnolda Johanna "Corrie" ten Boom - Collection 78

 


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Table of Contents

Title Page and Restrictions

Brief Description of This Collection

Biography of Cornelia Arnolda Johanna ten Boom

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

Lists of Audio Tapes, Films, Negatives, Oversize Materials, Photo Albums, Photographs, and Video Tapes in This Collection (Location Records)
    Audio Tapes
    Films
    Negatives
    Oversize Materials
    Photo Albums
    Photographs
    Video tapes
List of the Contents of Boxes of Paper Records in This Collection (Box List)

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Click to go to the web page of the Corrie ten Boom Museum in Haarlem, the Netherlands.

Click here to see a photo of the ten Boom family from this collection.

Click here to find out about the Corrie Ten Boom Collection at Dallas Baptist University.

Click here to go to an audio recording and transcript of Corrie ten Boom's talk at the 1974 Lausanne Congress.

Click here to see Corrie ten Boom's newsletters and passports.



Brief Description: Papers of Dutch Christian worker Corrie ten Boom. Includes information on her father Casper, her imprisonment in a concentration camp during World War II, her work among refugees after the war, her travels as an evangelist, the work of her two foundations, and the production of the film THE HIDING PLACE. There are restrictions on the use of this collection. The collection includes audio tapes, correspondence, film, notebooks, photos, photo albums, and video tapes.


Collection 78

[July 14, 2011]

ten Boom, Cornelia Arnolda Johanna “Corrie”; 1892-1983

Papers; 1902-1983, 1997, n.d.

5 Boxes, Audio Tapes, Film, Negative, Oversize Materials, Photo Albums, Photographs, Video Tapes (4.13 cubic feet)


Restrictions The material in folder 1-4 is closed until 12/31/2010 to all persons except those with the written permission of Ronald D. Rietveld (Department of History, California State University at Fullerton, Fullerton, CA 92834).


Biography

Note: A major resource for this biography was "The Ten Boom Family TimeLine" a appendix in Pam Rosewell Moore's Life Lessons form the Hiding Place (2004)


Full name

Cornelia Arnolda Johanna ten Boom, generally known as “Corrie”

Birth

April 15, 1892, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Death

April 15, 1983, in Placentia, California, USA

Family

 

Parents

Casper and Cornelia “Cor” Johanna Arnolda (Luitingh) ten Boom

 

Siblings

Elizabeth (Betsie), Willem, Hendrick Jan (died in infancy), Arnold Johanna (Nollie)

 

Marital Status

Single

Education

 

1918

Attended a Bible school in Haarlem. Failed final exam but later received her diploma

 

1920

Served an apprenticeship as a watchmaker in Basel Switzerland

Events in Her Life

 

1897

Give her life to Jesus Christ

 

1911

Worked briefly as a governess

 

1916

Brother Willem was ordained a pastor and married Tine Van Veen

 

1919

Sister Nollie married Frederick “Flip” van Woerden

 

October 17, 1921

Mother died.

 

1921-1944

Worked in the family watchmaking and repair business with her father. In 1924, she becomes the Netherlands first licenced woman watchmaker.

 

1925-1944

The ten Boom's became a foster family to a long series of refugee children, missionary kids, and orphans. The family was also deeply involved in Christian work in Holland, including ministry to the Jews.

 

1920s-1940

Corrie led Bible classes in public schools and taught Sunday school and organized and ran a network of clubs, first for girls and then for both girls and boys under the sponsorship of the Union des Amies de la Jeune Fille. The girls’ clubs became Girl Guide clubs, with Corrie as one of the leaders of the movement in Holland. Later, because she felt the clubs were losing their Christian emphasis, she formed De Nederlandse Meisjesclubs (The Dutch Girls Club) and continued to lead these until the occupation, when the Germans forbid group meetings.

 

1941-1944

Motivated by their Christian faith, the ten Boom family began to help and hide people in danger of arrest by the Gestapo. (The Netherlands had been invaded and occupied by the German army in 1940.) They lived in hiding in a secret room 60 by 240 centimeters (roughly 2 feet deep a little less than 8 feet wide) in the ten Boom’s shop and home on Barteljorisstraat in Haarlem (known to the family as the Beje and which the family had owned since 1849) for varying periods of time. Many of these were Jews, fleeing Nazi racial laws. A number of the ten Boom's friends and relatives worked with them and they had contacts with the Dutch underground resistance. Corrie's sister, Nollie van Woerden, was discovered harboring Jews and arrested in 1943. Corrie, after pleading with numerous officials, found a sympathetic doctor who arranged for her release. Willem's son Kik was arrested for his work in the resistance. He was sent to Bergen Belsen Concentration Camp, which was later overrun by the Russian army. Prisoners in the camp were then sent to a labor camp in Russia, where he died.

 

February 29, 1944

The Gestapo raided the Beje on February 28, 1944, and Corrie, Betsie, Willem, Nollie, Casper, Nollie's son Peter, and dozens of other people were arrested during the raid. The six people in the secret room in the Beje, however, escaped detection and were later able to leave unseen. Corrie was separated from her family, including her father, whom she never saw again. All the family members were imprisoned in Scheveningen prison.

 

March 9-10, 1944

Caspar ten Boom died in captivity. Willem was incarcerated at Scheveningen but shortly after was freed through the intervention of a friendly judge. Nollie and Peter, too, were soon let go.

 

June 5, 1944

Corrie and Betsie were reunited in a prison transport which brought them to the concentration camp Vught. Later they were sent to concentration camp Ravensbruck in Germany. The sisters maintained their witness among the horrors of the camps.

 

December 16, 1944

Betsie died of starvation and ill-treatment.

 

December 30, 1944

Corrie was freed, through an apparent administrative error.

 

1945

Managed to go to Groningen in Holland, where she recovered for a while in a rest home. She was then taken by truck to Willem's home in Hilversum and from there back to the Beje. She began to tell small groups of what she had seen in prison and how God had answered prayer.

 

May 1945

She rented a house in Bloemendaal, the Netherlands, which was called Schapendunien, and made it into a home for disabled people and ex-prisoners from the concentration camps. She continued to be associated with this work until 1966.

 

June 1945

Her book Gevangene en toch... herrinneringen uit Scheveningen, Vught, en Ravensbruck about her wartime experiences was published by Ten Have Jaar of Amsterdam. This was the first of many books about God’s love, His work in the world and her own life and faith. From now on, writing was a significant part of her ministry

 

December 13, 1945

Brother Willem dies.

 

1945

A nonprofit corporation in the Netherlands, called the Ten Boom Foundation (reorganized ca. 1960 and renamed as the Corrie ten Boom Stichting), was created which served as a repository for those who wanted to give gifts to her ministry. The Stichting also supported the Schapendunien and ran the museum that was eventually set up in the Beje.

 

1946

Began to feel that God wanted her to go to the United States. She crossed the Atlantic on a freighter. Once she had arrived in the United States, she gradually met people, such as Abraham Vereide, Torrey Johnson, and J. Edwin Orr, who were impressed by her story and arranged for her to speak to churches, Bible study groups, and conferences. She is in North America for ten months.

 

1947

Started to become a well-known speaker and evangelist in Protestant circles in western Europe. She went to went to Germany, where she provided assistance to refugees. The vitality and reality of her faith made a vivid impact not only on her audiences, but also on those whom she met and worked with on a personal basis. During the 1940s and 1950s, her travels were sponsored in part by the International Council of Christian Leadership, headed by Abraham Vereide.

 

1947

A Prisoner—And Yet! was published. It was an expanded English version of Gevangene en toch….

 

March 26-29, 1947

Attended (as the Dutch delegate) the conference of European Youth for Christ delegates that helped lay the foundation for YFC work in western Europe. Corrie often spoke at YFC rallies in Europe and the United States in the 1940s and 1950s. During those years her travels were sponsored in part by the International Council of Christian Leadership.

 

August 10-22, 1948

Met Billy Graham and Cliff Barrows at the Youth for Christ World Congress held in Beatenburg, Switzerland

 

1949

Raised money for the rental of Darmstadt, Germany concentration camp and led a group that turned it into another place for displaced persons and ex-prisoners to recover from the traumas suffered in the war. She continued to be associated with Darmstadt and to raise money for it until 1960, when the camp closed.

 

1950s-1970s

In the 1950's, she became a world traveler in earnest. Eventually she would visit, speak and preach in sixty-four countries, sometimes as part of the Revival Fellowship Team of J. Edwin Orr, usually on her own. Among the countries she visited were Argentina, Australia, Bermuda, Borneo, Canada, Chile, Czechoslovakia, Formosa, England, Ethiopia, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Rwanda, South Africa, Spain, Uganda, United States, and Vietnam.

 

1953

Her book Amazing Love was published

 

October 22, 1953

Sister Nollie died

 

1954

Receives the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

 

1957

Common Sense Not Needed: Some Thoughts About an Unappreciated Work Among Neglected People was published. The booklet described her experiences sharing her faith and worshiping with mentally handicapped people.

 

1958

Began distributing to supporters a small newsletter on her activities. It was called Hallo Freunde in German, and It’s Harvest Time (later The Hiding Place) in English.

 

March 20, 1958

Baptized at the Carey Baptist Church in Calcutta, India

 

1959

Viele Fragen? Nur Eine Antwort! was published.

 

1960

Met the first of her traveling companions, Connie van Hoogstraten, who traveled with her to help with arrangements and to serve as a friend and confidante. In 1967, Connie married Lykle Hoogerzeil

 

1960

Became friends with Billy Graham and his wife Ruth. This was the start of an increasingly close relationship.

 

April 17, 1962

Queen Juliana of the Netherlands makes Corrie a Knight inthe Order Oranje-Nassau..

 

1962

Defeated Enemies was published.

 

1963

Not Good if Detached was published.

 

September 1964-October 1965

She took a year off in Germany, Switzerland, and Uganda to rest and conserve her strength after being diagnosed with hepatitis.

 

1966

Im Hem Gebargen was published.

 

October 26-November 4, 1966

Attended and spoke at the World Congress on Evangelism, held in West Berlin, Germany

 

1967

Jesus ist Sieger and Plenty for Everyone are published.

 

1967-1976

Ellen de Kroon became Corrie's helper and companion until Ellen married Robert Stamps, chaplain of Oral Roberts University.

 

February 28, 1968

Asked by the state of Israel to plant a tree in the Garden of the Righteous in the Yad Vashem (Holocaust Memorial)

 

1969

Marching Orders for the End Battle was published

 

1970

Her health became increasing frail. She became ill and spend six months recovering.

 

November, 1971

The Hiding Place, a retelling of her wartime experiences written in collaboration with John and Elizabeth Sherrill, was published.

 

June 9, 1975

Bill Brown, president of World Wide Pictures, the film arm of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, announces plans to film The Hiding Place

 

Ca. 1973

Christians, Inc. was incorporated in the state of California, in the United States, to receive gifts to her ministry and to help her with the flood of requests for help and appearances which she received.

 

1974

Tramp for the Lord was published

 

July 16-25, 1974

Attended and spoke (July 21) at the International Congress on World Evangelization in Lausanne, Switzerland

 

September 29, 1975

World Wide Pictures premieres the film of The Hiding Place in Houston, Texas, USA. The premier had been planned for the previous day in Hollywood, but had to be cancelled when some one set off a tear gas canister in the theater. Both the film and book became immensely popular, especially among Protestant Evangelicals in the United States.

 

1975

The Beje opens as a museum.

 

1975

Corrie ten Boom's Prison Letters was published.

 

April 23, 1976

Receives an honorary Doctor of Humnane Letters degree from Gordon College in the United States.

 

1976

 In My Father's House: The Years Before The Hiding Place was published.

 

1976

Pam Rosewell became Corrie’s helper and companion for the rest of Corrie's life.

 

1977

He Cares, He Comforts and He Sets the Captives Free were published.

 

1977

Rented a home in Placentia, California and in the same year received permanent status in the United States as a resident alien. By this time, she no longer did any extensive traveling because of her health. She had an operation this year and received a pacemaker for her heart.

 

1978

A Tramp Finds a Home; Don’t Wrestle, Just Nestle; and Father ten Boom, God’s Man, her last books, were published.

 

1978

World Wide Pictures released a film about her life, entitled Corrie: The Lives She Has Touched. She herself appeared in the film.

 

August 23, 1978

Suffered a stroke, the first of several, and, although she made some recovery, she lost her power of speech and of most movement. She was assisted during her illness by Pam Rosewell, Lotte Reimeringer, and others

 

1979

This Day is the Lord’s was published.

 

1982

Clippings From My Notebook was published

 

April 22, 1983

Memorial service. She is buried in Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana, California, United States.




[Note: In the Scope & Content section, the notation “folder 2-5" means “Box 2, Folder 5"]


Scope and Content

Series: I. Paper Records

Arrangement: Alphabetical by folder title

Date Range: 1917-1983, n.d.

Volume: 2.15 cubic feet

Boxes: 5

Geographic coverage: Netherlands, Germany, United States

Type of documents: Annual reports, correspondence, guest books, negatives, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, passports, photos, photo albums, poster, publications

Correspondents: Betsie ten Boom, Corrie ten Boom, Nollie ten Boom van Woerden, Bob & Bobbie Holiday

Subjects: Evangelism

Notes: There are a few items on the ten Boom family and Corrie's life before World War II, but most of the material is about her experiences in the Ravensbruck concentration camp during World War II and her work after the war as an evangelistic speaker in many different parts of the world. The arrangement and labeling of folders was supplied by the archivist. Over half of the material in the collection came from the foundation set up in Holland to support her work, but the contents of folders 1-5 through 2-5 and much of the contents of 3-6 and 3-8 through 3-10 came from Andrew Van der Bijl, who served on the boards of both her Dutch and American foundations. The Dallas Baptist University gave notebooks (folders 4-5 through 4-11) and miscellaneous materials belonging to Corrie.

Exceptional items: There are several documents from Corrie's pre-war life. These include photos, photo albums of the ten Boom family (described in the Location Records found elsewhere in this guide), a manuscript by her father in Dutch about the watchmaking trade (folder 3-7) and the spiritual life of his family (folder 3-2). Other documents deal with her and her family's efforts to save Jews during World War II and the punishment they suffered for it. There are several pictures in the photo file of the secret bunker later called the Hiding Place where refugees were hidden and of the people who hid there. Folder 1-2 has copies of the correspondence in Dutch between Corrie and her sister Nollie and others when Corrie was imprisoned in the Ravensbruck concentration camp. Some of these letters have written or typed transcripts in Dutch and/or English, origins unknown. The very frailty and cheapness of the paper and ink of the originals underline the extreme difficulty of life in the camps, which eventually took the life of Corrie's father and sister Betsie. (NOTE: Because of the fragile nature of the records, the materials in folder 1-2 are copies. The originals are stored elsewhere and cannot be used.)

Corrie's work after the war assisting displaced persons and later traveling the world as an evangelist is also documented in the collection. Some of this is touched on in her letters to her sister Nollie (folder 1-4) as well as other letters that touch on her work in Taiwan, New Zealand, and South Africa (folder 1-3). Folder 3-3 has some of her miscellaneous notes with sermon illustrations, quotes, and random thoughts. Similar, although later, material can be found in folder 3-4. Folder 3-5 has a selection of her passports. Apart from this material, there is not too much in the collection on the very early years of her postwar work. She published a small newsletter to keep her supporters and friends informed about her travels and folders 3-6, 3-8, 3-9, and 3-11 contain incomplete runs in German, English, and Spanish. The bulk of the remaining material (folders 1-6 to 2-5) consists of records of her two foundations. She early established a small non-profit foundation in Holland to serve as a repository for gifts that people wanted to give to her work, This foundation was called the Corrie ten Boom Stichting. In late 1973 or early 1974, Christians Inc. was set up in the state of California. Correspondence, minutes and reports in these files deal with relations between the two corporations, the development and impact of The Hiding Place (first as a book and then as a World Wide Pictures film), the cooperation and friendship between Corrie and Bible smuggler Brother Andrew, Corrie's speaking engagements around the world, finances and budgets of the corporations, various Christian endeavors supported by the foundations, and Corrie's final illness and death. The Dutch foundation maintained the ten Boom home in Haarlem as a kind of museum and folders 2-6 to 3-1 contain the guestbooks of these museums. They contain fascinating glimpses into the reactions of many people to Corrie's life and work.

Original letters of Corrie (folder 4-3) wrote to Bob and Bobby Holiday of Canada and a postcard written in Dutch by Betsie ten Boom (folder 4-1) have been removed from the folders and stored elsewhere and replaced with photocopies. In Corrie’s letter of July 15, 1946 she talks about her meetings in the United States and mentions she wished there was a school like Moody Bible Institute in Europe, on August 10, 1950 she tells Bobby “How dark is it in the world! But how good is it to know that Jesus comes back soon” on Corrie’s sixtieth birthday she wrote “...I was four days in Honolulu where I spoke 16 times. A time of great blessing. And I was not tired at all. Is not the Lord good? Now I am waiting trying to find out where the Lord has a room for me...”

Corries notebooks (folders 4-5 through 4-11) of various sizes contain handwritten notes in English and Dutch of scripture study notes which possibly were used in messages she gave. In folder 4-11 there are forty-eight loose pages (which have been photocopies and the originals stored elsewhere) of her notes which might have been used in her talks or publications. On pages 46-48 there is an interesting story of a young Christian African boy who was shot by rebels. One notebook in folder 4-6 in entitled Analyze Billy Graham’s Talks.

Miscellaneous items (folder 5-4) include Corrie’s baptismal certificate from the Carey Baptist Church in Calcutta, India dated March 20, 1958, her U.S. Alien Registration Receipt Card, and a copy of her death certificate, her New Testament and Psalms (folder 4-4) contains some handwritten notes on the margins and back cover, a large poster size Lausanne Covenant signed by Corrie (OS14), a Dutch daily Scripture journal with Dutch handwritten notes of birthdays and anniversaries of ten Boom family and friends with the following notation for May 18th “C. A. J. Luitingh 1858, C. ten Boom, 1859" her parents, and four black and white drawings of Ravensbruck concentration camp drawn by a fellow prisoner and used in Corrie’s first book, A Prisoner and Yet (folder 5-2). The drawings are entitled Church Service “Kerkdienst,” Feeble-Minded “Zwakzinnigen,” Not enough space to sit up “en geen ruimte,” and Night roll call “nachtelijk appel.” There are dozens of newspaper and magazine clippings about Corrie ten Boom’s meetings and ministry throughout the world in OS14 (described in the Location Records).


Series: II. Audio Visual Materials

Arrangement: Chronological

Date Range: 1966-1997, n.d.

Volume: 1.45 cubic feet

Geographic coverage: Vietnam, United States

Type of documents: Audio tapes, film, video tapes

Subjects: Christian living, evangelism, refugees

Descriptive limits:

Notes: There are fifty-five audio tapes in this collection mostly containing messages by Corrie ten Boom. Six of the tapes have testimonies or messages by Corrie’s companions Ellen de Kroon (T22, T43, T44, T52) and Pamela Rosewell Moore (T25, T55). There is one film (F1) describing the work that World Vision was doing in Vietnam in 1968 including the dedication of World Vision Saigon headquarters. All but two (V12, V15) of the twenty-seven video tapes in this collection contain messages or interviews of Corrie ten Boom.

Exceptional items: There are two series of audio tapes message by Corrie. The Freedom From Bondage series of five audio tapes (T4, T5, T7, T8, T9) and a series of seven messages (T10-T16) she gave at a church in Chandler, Arizona, in May 1966. Another series of five tapes (T48-T52) each containing a short biography of Corrie followed by a message by her. Tape T1 contains a message from Corrie ten Boom to visitors to the Beje in Haarlem, Holland. She tells about her life there, her family's experiences during World War II, and how God has maintained her during her life. Side two contains a message in English by Corrie ten Boom to all those who read the book The Hiding Place or saw the movie. She talks about the faithfulness of God and the need for forgiveness.

Video tape V13 entitled “World Wide Pictures Presents Corrie ten Boom” describes the life of Corrie and includes clips for the film The Hiding Place, V15 is a short report of the death of Corrie ten Boom on Channel 4 News (Los Angeles?), V12 is a copy of the 700 Club program on which Corrie appeared in 1977, and V12 “Oral Roberts and You” contains an interview of Oral and Evelyn Roberts about the death of their daughter and son-in-law.



Provenance

The materials in this collection were given to the Archives of the Billy Graham Center by the Corrie Ten Boom Stichting of Holland in May 1984, by Andrew van der Bijl in April 1986, October 1989 and January 1990, by Larry Thompson from Brother Andrew via Paul Snezek in September 1989, by the Dallas Baptist University in May 2003, and by Pam Moore in June 2003.

Accession 84-61, 86-35, 89-94
December 30, 1986
Robert Shuster
M. Wohlschlegel
J. Nasgowitz

Accession 89-110, 90-12, 03-31, 03-40
December 15, 2010
Wayne D. Weber
A. Thomas

Acc. 11-30
July 14, 2011
Bob Shuster


LOCATION RECORD

Accession: 84-23, 84-61, 86-35, 03-31

Type of Material: Audio Tapes

The following items are located in the AUDIO TAPE file.

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Length

Sides

Contents

Date


Tape #, length in minutes, number of sides, contents (title of session, participants, other information), date. All recordings in this collection were received on audio cassettes, unless otherwise noted. All talks are by ten Boom, unless otherwise noted.


T10

 

1

“Were You a Wise Or a Stupid Virgin?” First of several talks given in May 1966 in Chandler, Arizona.

5/1966

T11

 

2

“Mother’s Day Talk”; Male pastor introduces ten Boom; Chandler, Arizona.

5/8/66

T12

 

1

“Witnessing”; tape begins with short biography of ten Boom; Chandler, Arizona

5/9/66

T13

 

2

“Guidance”; tape begins with short biography of ten Boom, Chandler, Arizona

5/10/66

T14

 

2

“What it Means to Surrender”; tape begins with short biography of ten Boom; Chandler, Arizona

5/11/66

T15

 

1

“Deliverance From Sin”; tape begins with short biography of ten Boom; Chandler, Arizona

ca. 5/66.

T16

 

1

“Have Faith in God”; tape begins with short biography of ten Boom; Chandler, Arizona

ca. 5/66

T17

 

2

“Keep Your Eyes Upon Jesus” given at a Tennessee retreat

3/16/69

T4

60

2

"The Greatest of these is Love" preached by Corrie ten Boom. This sermon is the first part of a series of six sermons by her entitled Freedom From Bondage distributed by One Way Library of California. 1973.

10/72

T5

60

2

"Surrendered Will" preached by Corrie ten Boom. This sermon is the second part of a series of six sermons by her entitled Freedom From Bondage

10/72

T6

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The archives does not have number three of the series Freedom From Bondage.

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T7

60

2

"I Was In Prison" preached by Corrie ten Boom. This sermon is the fourth part of a series of six sermons by her entitled Freedom From Bondage

10/72

T8

60

2

"Tribulation" preached by Corrie ten Boom. This sermon is the fifth part of a series of six sermons by her entitled Freedom From Bondage

10/72

T9

60

2

"Door of Repentance" preached by Corrie ten Boom. She recalls testifying to fellow prisoners during the Holocaust. This sermon is the sixth part of a series of six sermons by her entitled Freedom From Bondage

10/72

T18

 

2

“Effectual Fervent Prayer;” tape begins with short biography of ten Boom

ca. 1972

T19

 

1

“Woman to Woman”; Melodyland Christian Center Word-at-Workweek (?) Conference Ladies Luncheon; Anaheim, California

1/30/73

T20

 

1

“Submission”

8/31/73

T21

 

2

30th Anniversary Youth for Christ Rally; Denver, Colorado, USA; male speaker introduces ten Boom

9/28/74

T22

 

2

Testimony of Ellen de Kroon, secretary of Corrie ten Boom; Christians, Inc. Retreat, Arrowhead Springs, San Bernardino, California

3/22/75

T23

 

2

“Christ’s ambassadors;” Baptist Women’s Day Conference of the Women’s Missionary Union at W.A. Criswell’s First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas.

4/22/75

T2

12

2

Side 1 is an exact copy of side 1 of tape T1.

Side 2 is a welcome to visitors to the Beje in German. Recorded in Greenville, North Carolina. May 1976.

5/76

T3

25

2

Side 1 is an exact copy of side 1 of tape T1, plus a vocalist singing the hymn, "The Lord's Prayer."

Side 2 contains a brief message on the second coming of Christ. Recorded in Greenville, North Carolina.

5/76

T1

13.5

2

Side 1 contains a message in English from Corrie ten Boom to visitors to the Beje in Haarlem, Holland. She tells about her life there, her family's experiences during World War II, and how God has maintained her during her life.

Side 2 contains a message in English by Corrie ten Boom to all those who read the book The Hiding Place or saw the movie. She talks about the faithfulness of God and the need for forgiveness. Tape was recorded in Greenville, North Carolina.

1976

T24

 

1

“Christ the Victor;” Charismatic Renewal in the Catholic Church, Southern Regional Conference; Dallas, Texas

1976

T25

 

 

“For Such a Time as This,” message by Pamela Rosewell Moore, Corrie ten Boom’s aide before her death, at Ladies’ Night Out, First Baptist Church, Duncan, Oklahoma

2/20/97

T26

 

 

“Feminine Touch”; sound quality too poor to make out words

n.d.

T27

 

 

“Ambassadors for Christ”; tape begins with short biography of ten Boom

n.d.

T28

51

2

“Fullness of the Holy Spirit”

n.d.

T29

 

 

“Tribulation”; ten Boom begins with short testimony of her Christian faith

n.d.

T30

 

1

“Surrender for Service”

n.d.

T31

 

1

“Don’t be Without a Branch”

n.d.

T32

 

1

“Act God’s Love”; Christ Church, Florence, Arizona

n.d.

T33

 

1

“Message to Young Life”

n.d.

T34

 

2

“Address to a Jewish Confirmation”; tape begins with short biography of ten Boom

n.d.

T35

 

2

“Looking Unto Jesus”; tape begins with short biography of ten Boom

n.d.

T36

 

2

“Rooms in the Palace”; tape begins with short biography of ten Boom

n.d.

T37

 

2

“Life of Corrie ten Boom;” Begins part-way through Side 1; audio from a film?

n.d.

T38

 

2

“Power in Prayer”; tape begins with short biography of ten Boom

n.d.

T39

 

2

“The World Must Know”

n.d.

T40

 

2

“Authority Over Demons” [poor sound quality]

n.d.

T41

 

2

“God’s Love; “ talk based on 1Corinthians 13.

n.d.

T42

 

2

“Joy of Total Surrender”; Tape begins with short biography of ten Boom

n.d.

T43

 


2

“Surrender”; begins with ten Boom introducing her coworker and companion, Ellen de Kroon, who then gives a testimony about obedience; ten Boom’s message follows.

n.d.

T44

 

2

“Walking in the Light”; begins with ten Boom introducing her coworker and companion, Ellen de Kroon, who then talks about working in Uganda and “living in the light”; ten Boom’s message follows.


n.d.

T45

 

2

“Our Christian Responsibility;” Talk to a women’s meeting on the eighth day of an unnamed congress; tape begins with introduction of the talk.

n.d.

T46

 

1

“Don’t Wrestle, Just Nestle”; 

n.d.

T47

 

2

“Riches in Christ”; tape begins with short biography of ten Boom

n.d.

T48

 

1

“What I learned from the Astronauts;” second in a series of six talks; tape begins with short biography of ten Boom

n.d.

T49

 

2

“Victorious Fight Over Sin;” third in a series of six talks; tape begins with short biography of ten Boom

n.d.

T50

 

2

“How to Forgive; fourth in a series of six talks; tape begins with short biography of ten Boom

n.d.

T51

 

2

“Jesus is the Door”; fifth in a series of six talks; tape begins with short biography of ten Boom

n.d.

T52

 

2

“Are You Ready?” sixth in a series of six talks; tape begins with short biography of ten Boom. Ellen de Kroon gives a 36-minute talk.

n.d.

T53

 

2

“Securities in the Midst of Insecurities”

n.d.

T54

 

2

“Prayer”; tape begins with short biography of ten Boom

n.d.

T55

 

1

“The Surrendered Will” by Pam Moore; recollections of working for ten Boom as an aide; Legacy Baptist Church, Plano, Texas

n.d.

T56

 

2

“Professor or Possessor”

n.d.




LOCATION RECORD

Type of material: Films
Accession: 89-110, 11-30
The Archives has one copy of each film, in 16mm format, unless otherwise noted. The following items are in the FILM FILE:


Film #

b&w / c

Length in minutes

Title

Producer

Description

Date



F1

c

30

No Greater Love

World Vision, Int.

Scenes of Vietnam during the war including effect on nationals, visit to an orphanage, refuge school and hospital, medical equipment (wheel chairs, crutches, etc.) given to patients, dedication of World Vision Saigon headquarters

1968

F2 c 14 Corrie in Africa -- Corrie seated at a desk possibly in her home talking about forgiveness. No title at beginning or end of tape. Text: Habakkuk. 3:17-19. Nothing in the film refers to Africa. Use V26. n.d.
F2 c 39 Lomasi Chief, Inc. Corrie visits Christian American Indians and Tom Claus at Carefree, Arizona. Claus describes problems of Indians and highlights two who became Christians. Corrie is initiated into an Indian tribe and given the name Lomasi which means beautiful flower. Use V27. n.d.



LOCATION RECORD

Accession: 90-12

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. 

TEN BOOM, CORRIE. A candid photo of Corrie ten Boom seated outdoor. N.d.


LOCATION RECORD

Accession: 03-31

Type of material: Oversize Materials

The following items are in the OVERSIZE FILE. Request by collection number and folder location (in parentheses).

CLIPPINGS & POSTER (OS 14). Several dozen newspaper clippings, a few magazine clippings and one poster about Corrie ten Boom’s meetings and ministry throughout the world. The poster is an advertisement in Spanish for meetings Corrie held in Cordoba, Argentina, in June 1963. There is a copy of The Gordon of Gordon College in Massachusetts with an article and photos when Corrie received an honorary degree of Doctorate of Humane Letters, two issues of The Log from the Mount Hermon Christian Conference, Time magazine article about the film The Hiding Place, and an article by Corrie’s nephew, Peter van Woerden, in The Jerusalem Post magazine about his own, and his family’s involvement with the Jewish people. There is an article in Dutch about Casper ten Boom and his seventy-fifth birthday. Most of the clippings are dated from 1973-1976. A few of the clipping are in Dutch. 1934, 1963-1983, n.d.

LAUSANNE COVENANT (OS 14). Large poster size copy of the Lausanne Covenant which Corrie signed on July 24, 1974.


LOCATION RECORD

Accession: 84-61

Type of material: Photo Albums

The following items are located in the PHOTO ALBUM FILE; request by Folder Titles (in bold) at the beginning of each entry below.


TEN BOOM, CORRIE - I. Album of 30 black and white photographs with scenes from activities of a Christian girls' organization in Holland which Corrie was involved in before World War II. Ca. 1930's.

TEN BOOM, CORRIE - II. Album with 23 black and white photographs of scenes of the ten Boom family. Ca. 1920's or 1930's.

TEN BOOM, CORRIE - III. Album of 47 black and white photographs taken during a family trip to Switzerland taken by Corrie, her sister Betsie, and her parents shortly before World War II.

TEN BOOM, CORRIE - IV. Album of 10 black and white photographs plus a newspaper clipping and schedule (both in Spanish) concerning an evangelistic speaking tour Corrie made of Argentina in June, 1963.

TEN BOOM, CORRIE - V. Album of 40 black and white photographs with captions in German of scenes of a camp in Germany near Darmstadt which Corrie started for individuals and families displaced by World War II. 1949.

TEN BOOM, CORRIE - VI. Album of 28 black and white photographs some with dates and or location of the ten Boom family vacation to Italy. There are also seven postcards of scenes of Italy. August 1929.


LOCATION RECORD

Accession: 86-35, 89-94, 90-12, 03-31

Type of material: Photographs

The following items are located in the PHOTO FILE; request by folder title (in bold) at the beginning of each entry below.


TEN BOOM, CORRIE. 1 of 2. Photographs of Corrie ten Boom's father Casper, her mother, her sisters Betsie and Nollie, her brother Willem, her brother-in-law, her nephews and nieces and other relatives, the family home and business in the Haarlem (also known as the Beje and made famous in Corrie's book The Hiding Place, scenes of the Jewish refugees living secretly in the Beje during the war, scenes of devastation caused by the war, a reunion at Ravensbruck concentration camp after the war, Corrie with the Hans Rahms--the German officer who interrogated her and who she later led to the Lord, scenes from Corrie's travels after the war to Germany, Corrie with Tom Claus and with Andrew van der Bijl (Brother Andrew), Corrie's funeral. 1902-1983. 49 b&w, 12 color.

TEN BOOM, CORRIE. 2 of 2. Some of the photographs are similar to the photos in the above file. Included are photos of Corrie, her parents, siblings, and other relatives. Also Corrie in Vietnam for her 75 birthday, Triangle Girls Group in Holland, the hiding place in the Beje, Brother Andrew, Cliff Barrows, Joan Winmill Brown (author of Corrie: The Lives She’s Touched), Billy & Ruth Graham, Ellen de Kroon, Pam Rosewell, Joni Earecksen Tada, George Wilson, and Peter van Woerden. 1934-1977, n.d. 70 b&w, 18 color.


LOCATION RECORD

Type of material: Videos

Accession: 89-110, 03-31

The Archives has one copy of each video, unless otherwise noted. The following items are in the Video FILE:



V1

u-matic

c

60

Hour of Power with Robert Schuller

Corrie speaks on Make Your Life a Miracle and Brother Andrew reads the scripture at the Garden Grove Community Church, Garden Grove, California at the 11:15am service. Program #8. Robert Schuller TeleVangelism Association, Inc.

5/7/72

V2

u-matic

c

60

YFC Rally, Seattle, Washington

Corrie ten Boom given a plaque with honorary Washington citizenship then is introduced by Ellen deKroon, her secretary. Corrie speaks about the film The Hiding Place and her life. Slightly out of focus. Two copies.

1/16/75

V3

u-matic

b&w

55

The Hiding Place

First in a series of five retreat messages given at Seventh Mountain Resort, Bend, Oregon. Video out of focus.

4/4/75

V4

u-matic

c

60

No title

Begins with a woman singing then Corrie ten Boom speaks about being an ambassador for Christ. First Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas. Text: II Cor. 5:20

4/22/75

V5

u-matic

c

39

A Visit from Corrie

Corrie speaking at a church on Our Riches in Christ. Presented by Christian Resource Communications for Christians, Inc. ©

1976

V6

u-matic

 

62

Corrie ten Boom interview with Brother Andrew

Brother Andrew tells about his work behind the Iron Curtain, effect of Bibles on Christians, his vision for Christians in closed countries, and the potential for world evangelism for the United States, Israel, and South Africa. Corrie briefly tells her story of being imprisoned in a concentration camp, smuggling Bible into Russia, speaking in Russian churches..


Picture is distorted at the beginning of the tape for about five minutes but the sound is okay. There is a time code at the bottom of the screen.

7/14/76

V7

u-matic

c

25

What Corrie ten Boom Knows About Worry

Corrie seated at a desk speaking about worry

 

ca. 1976

V8

u-matic

c

30

No Wilderness, But a Garden of the Lord

Corrie seated at a desk talking about what it means for a person to be a garden of the Lord.

Text: 1 Corinthian 3:9, Isaiah 32:15

ca. 1976

V9

u-matic

c

38

Forgiveness

Corrie seated at a desk talking about the problem of sin and forgiveness

ca. 1976

V10

u-matic

c

28

The Train Ticket

Corrie seated at a desk talking about depending on the Lord.. Text: Matt. 5:10-12

ca. 1976

V11

u-matic

c

60

700 Club

Interview of Corrie ten Boom and others. Program 375-7, Tape 1210

1977

V12

u-matic

c

29

Oral Roberts and You

Interview with Oral Roberts and his wife Evelyn about the death of their daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Marshall Nash. © Oral Roberts Associates. Program No. ORAY 339X

2/13/77

V13

u-matic

c

25

World Wide Pictures Presents Corrie ten Boom

Life of Corrie ten Boom including clips from the film The Hiding Place. Original master tape.

11/2/77

V14

u-matic

c

30

IEBN Presents Mary Jane Odell

Interview of Corrie ten Boom by Mary Jane Odell of IEBN (Iowa Educational Broadcast Network) Des Moines, Iowa

11/13/77

V15

u-matic

 

5

No title

Channel 4 News (Los Angeles?) report on the death of Corrie ten Boom

4/21/83

V16

u-matic

c

44

Second Coming

Corrie standing in front of a world map talking about Christ’s second coming. Text: Luke 21:32, Matthew 25:1-13. Color faded.

n.d.

V17

u-matic

c

35

Tribulation

Corrie standing in front of a world map talking about tribulations. Text: Romans 8:18, Philippians 3: 8. Color faded.

n.d.

V18

u-matic

c

50

Ambassadors

Corrie standing in front of a world map talking about being an ambassador for Christ.

Text: II Corinthians 5:17-21. Color faded.

n.d.

V19

u-matic

c

41

No title

Corrie standing in front of a world map talking about God’s Love. Text: I Corinthians 13:1-8. Color faded.

n.d.

V20

u-matic

c

41

Our Riches in Jesus Christ

Corrie standing in front of a world map talking about a Christians riches in Jesus Christ.

Text: Matthew 28:18-20. Color faded.

n.d.

V21

u-matic

c

35

No title

Corrie ten Boom standing in front of a world map talking about ‘Our Hiding Place.’ Text: Psalm 91: 1-4. Color almost washed out.

n.d.

V22

u-matic

c

33

No title

Living room setting with several individuals listening to Corrie talk about helping Jews during World War II and her answering their questions. Color mostly washed out.

n.d.

V23

u-matic

c

53

No title

Living room setting with several individuals listing to Corrie talking about love and obedience. Text: John 15: 1-16. Color faded

n.d.

V24

u-matic

c

55

Spurgeon, No Wilderness

Living room setting with several individuals listing to Corrie speak. Text: 1 Cor. 3:9. Color mostly washed out

n.d.

V25

u-matic

c

44

Prayer

Living room setting with several individuals listing to Corrie speak. Text: I Tim. 2:1-2. Color mostly washed out

n.d.

V26

u-matic

c

14

Corrie on Africa

Title on tape box is “Corrie on Africa” but nothing on it is about Africa. Corrie seated at a desk possibly in her home talking about forgiveness. No title at beginning or end of tape. Text: Habakkuk. 3:17-19.

n.d.



V27

u-matic

c

39

Lomasi

Corrie visits Christian American Indians and Tom Claus at Carefree, Arizona. Claus describes problems of Indians and highlights two who became Christians. Corrie is initiated into an Indian tribe and given the name Lomasi which means beautiful flower. Chief Inc. created the video.

n.d.





CONTAINER LIST

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

1

1

Clippings

1975-1983

5

1

Clippings & Notes

1937, 1947, n.d.

OS14

 

Clippings & Poster

1934, 1963-1983, n.d.

1

2

Wartime Correspondence and Records

1941, 1944-1945, n.d.

1

4 R

Correspondence - Nollie

1947-1953, n.d.

4

1

Correspondence: Betsie

1917

4

2

Correspondence: To Corrie

1963-1976, n.d.

4

3

Correspondence: To Bob & Bobbie Holiday

1946-1967, n.d.

1

5

Foundation Records

1966-1974

 

 

Foundation Materials

1

6

 

1975

1

7

 

1976

1

8

 

1977

 

 

Foundation Records

2

1

 

1978

2

2

 

1979

2

3

 

1980

2

4

 

1981

2

5

 

1982-1983

 

 

Guest Books

2

6

 

1973-1975

2

7

 

1975-1976

3

1

 

1976

5

2

Illustrations: A Prisoner and Yet

1945

5

3

Journal

n.d.

OS14

 

Lausanne Covenant

1974

3

2

Manuscript by Casper Ten Boom describing spiritual life of his family

n.d.

5

4

Miscellaneous

1958, 1977, 1983

4

4

New Testament and Psalms

N.d.

3

3

Notes

1946-1947

 

 

Notebooks

3

4

 

1965-1966, n.d.

4

5

 

1974, 1976, n.d.

4

6

 

n.d.

4

7

 

n.d.

4

8

 

n.d.

4

9

 

n.d.

4

10

 

n.d.

4

11

 

n.d.

3

5

Passports

1948-1972

 

 

Publications

 

3

6

 

Hallo Freunde

1959-1980

3

7

 

Herinnerigen van een Oude Horlogemaker

1937

3

8

 

The Hiding Place

1973-1981

3

9

 

Its Harvest Time

1958-1973

3

10

 

Miscellaneous

n.d.

3

11

 

Tempo Cosecha

1962

3

12

 

What I Read and Think about Worry

 




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