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Records of Mission Aviation Fellowship - Collection 136

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Table of Contents

Brief Description of This Collection

Title Page and Restrictions

Historical Background of Mission Aviation Fellowship

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

Other Information Which Will Be Helpful to the User of This Guide

Lists of Audio Tapes, Negatives, Oversize Materials, Photo Album, Photographs and Video Tapes in This Collection (Location Records)
    Audio Tapes
    Films
    Negatives
    Oversize Materials
    Photo Album
    Photographs
    Video Tapes
List of the Contents of Boxes of Paper Records in This Collection (Box List)
Addendum: List of Contents (folder-level description for boxes 1-78, 104-109)
Addendum: List received from MAF of Contents (folder-level description for boxes 123-133, Research & Planning)



Brief Description.
Office files of MAF, a mission agency that provided transportation, radio contact and other support to missions working in remote areas, as well as some services to non-mission agencies. Materials, including correspondence, minutes, reports, prayer letters, personnel files, and budgets, that document the administration and activities of MAF, especially the Development division (extensive individual prayer letters from entire mission staff), the Research and Planning division, Personnel division, and the technical requirements of mission aviation. Of special interest are the files relating to the so-called "Auca Incident," including MAF pilot Nate Saint by the Waorani Indians in 1956.

Collection 136 [April 21, 2010]

Mission Aviation Fellowship; 1944 -

Records; 1944-2006

204 Boxes (62 RC, 143 DC, 1 ODC), Audio Tapes, Negatives, Oversize Material, Photo Album, Photographs (127.9 cubic feet)


Restrictions: The following are closed to use without written permission:


Box-Folder #

Date restriction removed

104-1 through 6

December 31, 2010

104-7

December 31, 2011

104-8 through 24

December 31, 2010

105-1 through 28

December 31, 2010

106-1 through 19

December 31, 2010

107-1 through 26

December 31, 2010

108-1

December 31, 2011

108-2 through 24

December 31, 2010

109-1 through 22

December 31, 2010

123-6

December 31, 2010

123-7

December 31, 2011

123-8

December 31, 2009

123-9

December 31, 2016

123-15

December 31, 2010

124-1

December 31, 2011

124-5

December 31, 2009

124-7

December 31, 2012

125-3

December 31, 2009

125-9

December 31, 2015

125-11

December 31, 2011

125-12

December 31, 2009

125-13

December 31, 2012

125-14

December 31, 2015

125-15

December 31, 2009

126-4,5

December 31, 2022

126-6,7,8

December 31, 2012

127-1

December 31, 2012

127-4,5

December 31, 2016

127-6

December 31, 2012

127-7

December 31, 2014

127-8

December 31, 2009

128-2

December 31, 2011

128-6

December 31, 2018

128-8

December 31, 2010

128-10

December 31, 2009

128-11

December 31, 2014

129-1

December 31, 2013

129-2

December 31, 2010

129-3

December 31, 2012

129-4

December 31, 2009

129-6

December 31, 2016

130-1

December 31, 2016

130-9

December 31, 2017

130-10

December 31, 2018

131-3

December 31, 2015

131-6

December 31, 2017

131-7

December 31, 2012

132-2

December 31, 2009

132-3

December 31, 2010

132-7,8,9

December 31, 2014

132-10

December 31, 2016

133-1

December 31, 2019

133-2,3

December 31, 2014

133-4

December 31, 2017

133-5,6

December 31, 2014

133-7

December 31, 2010

133-10

December 31, 2013

133-11

December 31, 2010

134-1

December 31, 2019

148-1

December 31, 2019

148-6

December 31, 2028

148-7

December 31, 2040

148-8

December 31, 2027

148-11

December 31, 2020

148-13

December 31, 2028

148-14

December 31, 2032

148-15

December 31, 2023

148-17

December 31, 2023

148-19

December 31, 2016

161-6

December 31, 2009

162-1

December 31, 2011

162-6

December 31, 2009

164-2,3

December 31, 2009

164-5

December 31, 2009

165-1

December 31, 2009

165-8

December 31, 2009

166-10

December 31, 2009

166-11

December 31, 2010

166-12

December 31, 2011

166-14

December 31, 2009

166-16

December 31, 2009

167-3,4,5,6

December 31, 2009

167-7

December 31, 2010

167-8,9

December 31, 2009

168-4

December 31, 2010

168-5

December 31, 2009

168-6

December 31, 2010

168-7 through 10

December 31, 2009

171-2

December 31, 2010

171-13

December 31, 2014

171-14

December 31, 2022

172-1

December 31, 2009

172-2

December 31, 2014

172-3

December 31, 2017

172-5

December 31, 2012

172-6

December 31, 2017

172-7

December 31, 2009

172-8

December 31, 2015

172-9

December 31, 2014

172-11

December 31, 2018

173-1

December 31, 2015

173-2,3

December 31, 2014

173-5

December 31, 2015

174-2

December 31, 2010

174-3,4

December 31, 2014

174-5

December 31, 2016

174-6

December 31, 2014

178-2

December 31, 2010

178-3

December 31, 2009

178-4

December 31, 2010

178-6

December 31, 2009

178-7

December 31, 2010

178-9

December 31, 2010

178-10

December 31, 2012

178-12

December 31, 2009

179-1

December 31, 2009

179-2

December 31, 2016

179-3

December 31, 2011

179-4

December 31, 2012

179-5

December 31, 2020

179-6

December 31, 2013

180-1

December 31, 2013

180-2,3

December 31, 2010

180-4

December 31, 2012

180-5

December 31, 2018

180-6

December 31, 2010

180-7

December 31, 2021

181-1

December 31, 2012

181-2

December 31, 2019

181-3

December 31, 2017

181-4

December 31, 2013

181-5

December 31, 2023

182-1

December 31, 2017

182-2

December 31, 2016

182-3

December 31, 2011

182-4

December 31, 2010

182-5

December 31, 2009

182-6,7

December 31, 2019

182-8

December 31, 2014

183-1

December 31, 2010

183-2

December 31, 2019

183-3

December 31, 2014

183-5

December 31, 2019

187-1

December 31, 2011

187-2

December 31, 2010

187-3

December 31, 2011

187-4

December 31, 2010

187-5

December 31, 2019

187-6,7

December 31, 2011

187-8

December 31, 2009

187-9

December 31, 2010

187-10

December 31, 2009

187-11

December 31, 2010

188-1

December 31, 2010

188-2 through 5

December 31, 2009

188-6

December 31, 2010

188-7

December 31, 2009

188-8

December 31, 2011

188-9

December 31, 2011

188-10

December 31, 2012

189-1,2

December 31, 2012

189-3,4

December 31, 2011

189-5,6

December 31, 2012

189-7 through 9

December 31, 2011

190-1

December 31, 2009

191-4

December 31, 2009

193-1

December 31, 2010

193-2

December 31, 2013

193-4

December 31, 2011

193-5

December 31, 2014

193-6

December 31, 2012

193-7

December 31, 2014

193-8

December 31, 2011

193-9

December 31, 2015

193-10

December 31, 2013

194-1

December 31, 2014

194-2

December 31, 2019

194-3

December 31, 2014

194-5

December 31, 2010

195-1

December 31, 2012

195-2

December 31, 2016

195-3

December 31, 2012

195-4

December 31, 2013

196-1

December 31, 2016

196-2

December 31, 2013

196-3

December 31, 2013

196-4

December 31, 2016

196-5

December 31, 2014

196-6

December 31, 2019

196-7

December 31, 2012

196-8

December 31, 2014

197-2

December 31, 2009

197-3

December 31, 2011

197-4

December 31, 2012

197-5

December 31, 2014 

198-1

December 31, 2015

198-2

December 31, 2010

198-3

December 31, 2014

198-4

December 31, 2014

203-10

December 31, 2009


Several files (folders 148-1,6,8,14,19) for MAF staff contained documents with personal identifying information. These documents were replaced with copies on which all such information is blacked out for one hundred years from the birth year of the person whose form was removed.


Box-Folder #

Date originals restored

148-1

December 31, 2028

148-6

December 31, 2038

148-8

December 31, 2037

148-14

December 31, 2042

148-19

December 31, 2027



Historical Background

NOTE: The figures listed below are those documented in the MAF records, rather than an exhaustive staff list. Span dates are most certain only for senior mission staff. For most others, dates listed are those for a given position in which a person was known to occupy that position, rather than the actual duration.


Founded

 

Coalescing of staff and vision in mid-to-late 1944 under the leadership of James C. Truxton, with the name Christian Airmen's Missionary Fellowship (CAMF); incorporated May 20, 1945.

Headquarters location

 

1944-1954

Its home office was first in Los Angeles, California, then in Fullerton, California until 1980, when it moved to Redlands, California.

 

1954-1980

Fullerton, CA

 

1980-2006

Redlands, CA

 

2006-

Nampa, ID

Presidents

 

1945-1949

James C. Truxton

 

1949-1970

J. Grady Parrott

 

1970-1973

Charles Mellis

 

1973-1985

Charles T. Bennett

 

1985-1997

Maxwell Meyers

 

1998-2004

Gary Bishop

 

2004-2007

Kevin Swanson

 

2008-

John Boyd

Executive Director, MAF Canada

 

1989-

Executive Director, Eugene R. Parkins

Other significant officers & staff

Chief Operating Office & Vice President

 

-1994

Ken Frizzell

 

1994-

Bruce Smith

Executive Vice President

 

1978-1980

Ken Simmelink

Vice-President at Large

 

1980-1985

James Truxton

Secretary

 

2003

LaVand “Van” Syverson

 

2004

Skip Parrish

Treasurer

 

1989

C.W. “Charlie” Briggs

Assistant to the President

 

1987-

Skip Hubby

Special Assistant to the President

 

1988-

Jack Walker

Director of Development

 

1988

Jack Walker

Director of Research & Planning

 

1971-1973

Chuck Bennett

 

1985-1995

Robert C. Gordon

 

1995-

Jon Lewis

Director of Overseas Operations

 

1969

Donald W. Berry

Director of Worldwide Operations

 

1988-1989

Ken Frizzell (VP)

 

1992?-

Ken Frizzell (Chief Operating Officer)

Director of Operations

 

1985

Ross Drown

 

1988

Duer Smedley

 

1991-

David Jones

Director of Information Technology

 

1994

Dennis Fulton

Director of Africa Region

 

1970-1973

Roy Parsons (Vice President)

 

1975-1980

Bob Gordon, Vice President

 

1981-

Terry Norr

 

1987

Dave Swanson

 

1988-1989

Van Syverson

 

1990

John Fairweather

 

1990-1995

Jon Lewis

 

 

Dave Swanson

Regional Manager

 

1990

John Fairweather

Manager of East and Southern Africa

 

1988-

Dave Swanson

Central Africa Area Manager

 

1989

Jon Lewis

Director of Asia / Eurasia Region

 

1975-1978

Ken Simmelink, Vice President

 

1978-

Dennis Stuessi

 

1988

Paul Lay

 

1994-1995

Hans Leutwyler

 

1995-

David Wunsch

Asia Deputy Vice-President

 

1981-1983

David Swanson

Director of Latin American Region

 

1967-1973

Harry C. Worthington, Vice President

 

1974-1983

Jack Walker, Vice President

 

1983-1991

David Jones, Director

 

1991-

Kevin Swanson, Director

Latin America Liaison Officer

 

1984

Roy Haglund

Area Director of Spanish-speaking South America

 

1968-1970

Elias Wesley “Hatch” Hatcher

 

-late-1984

Mark Nord

 

-late-1984

position absorbed into Director of Latin American Region

Area Director of Non-Spanish America

 

 

James Lomheim

Central America Area Manager

 

1989

Roy Haglund

Area Director of Caribbean Area

 

1988

Steve Adams

Program Manager of the Caribbean Area

 

1987

Steve Adams

 

1988

Bruce Smith

Program Manager of Brazil

 

1988-

Eldon Larsen

Program Manager, Guyana

 

1970

John Gauntt

Field Director of Mexico

 

1962-

Elias Wesley “Hatch” Hatcher

Program Director of Northern Mexico

 

-1990-

Walt Jarrett

Program Manager of Colombia

 

1985-1988

Steve Grames

Field Manager of Ecuador

 

1984

Joe Stehling

 

1988

Jan Zwart

Program Manager of Ft. Lauderdale Area

 

1988

Steve Adams

 

1989-1990

William Schultz

Program Manager of Guatemala

 

1983-1988

Jeff Nelson

Program Manager of Haiti

 

1989-

Bruce Smith

 

1994-

Bill Kilgore

Program Manager of Honduras

 

-1986

Neal Gesell

 

1986-1989

Roy Haglund

 

1989-

Steve Grames

Program Manager and Director of Operations, Alas de Socorro (Mexico)

 

1985-1988

Duane Marlow

Program Manager of Northern Mexico

 

1988

Dave Darval

Program Manager of Suriname

 

1999

Russ Chasteen

Program Manager of Venezuela

 

-1985

Mike Stull

 

1985-1988

Kevin Swanson

Director of Staff Services

 

1988-1989

Neal Gesell

Director of Finance and Administration

 

1988

C.W. “Charlie” Briggs

Director of Finance

 

1975

Paul Fogal

 

1996-

Tim Maxwell

Technical Resources

 

1988-

John Fairweather

Director of Personnel

 

1971-1975

Donald W. Berry

Director of Personnel & Administration

 

 

C.W. “Charlie” Briggs

Director of Special Projects

 

1971-1973

Bob Lehnhart

Director of Safety

 

 

Bill Born

Ministry emphasis

 

MAF provided air transportation, ambulance service, and supply lines to remote areas; brought cooperative medical and dental service to rural and frontier stations depending on air transport; and surveyed possible sites of new mission endeavor. MAF also operated a radio communications network, maintained its airstrips, and lent personnel to sister MAF groups. It worked in cooperation with independent sister organizations in Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Holland, Finland, Surinam, Mexico, Brazil, and South Africa. By 1976, MAF had established a branch office in Ontario and field offices in Zaire and Indonesia. Self-described as "a servant of missions," MAF was a nondenominational service agency to Evangelical Christian missions, both denominational and independent. Ninety percent of its flight time was dedicated to service to individual mission stations, at per mile costs calculated to include equipment depreciation and replacement, insurance, and fuel. The small remainder of its time, MAF charged commercial rates for services to government and other non-mission assignments. MAF owned an air-maintenance organization, partially self-supporting on profits from commercial services, that included a training program for aeronautical mission specialists. MAF provided rescue during political uprisings, and relief for famine and drought, floods, hurricanes and earthquakes.

Significant dates

 

May 20, 1945

Incorporated

 

February 14, 1946

Purchased first aircraft, a Waco bi-plane, purchased; flown by Betty Greene on February 23 carrying two Wycliffe workers to a remote area in Mexico

 

January 3-8, 1956

MAF pilot Nate Saint and four missionary companions landed on a beach in Ecuador to reach the Huaorani Indians (known as the Aucas), made contact and were killed by the Indians.

 

January 1961

Introduced use of Missavia transistorized radio for long-distance communication

 

1993

Completed installation of GPS receivers on all its aircraft

 

1994

Installed first satellite communications link in Goma, Zaire, to provide mission and relief agencies the capacity to communicate with the US and each other

 

June 1994

Recovered Nate Saint’s plane on “Palm Beach” in Ecuador

 

October 2001

Launched Operation ACCESS to survey 364 isolated areas in 64 countries; results were relased in March 2006.

Geographical emphasis

 

The mission operated throughout the world, with fields opened in the following countries (chronologically):

 

Mexico (1946)

Ecuador (1948)

Honduras (1949)

New Guinea (1954)

Indonesia (1954)

Brazil (1956)

Kenya (1959)

Ethiopia (1960)

Zaire (1961)

Surinam (1963)

Southern Rhodesia (1964)

Venezuela (1964)

Afghanistan (1970)

Colombia (1971)

Nicaragua (1972)

Sudan (1973) 

Cameroon (1974)

Russia (1992)

Kalimantan (1995)

Alternate names

 

1944

Initially called Christian Airmen’s Missionary Fellowship. (About the same time CMAF was formed in the United States, a similar organization was begun in Britain under the name British Missionary Aviation Fellowship.)

 

1946

Changed organization’s name to Missionary Aviation Fellowship in alignment with the name of its British sister organization.

 

1981

Changed name to Mission Aviation Fellowship

Selected Affiliated Ministries

 

Alas de Socorro (Mexico, also abbreviated to ADS)

 

Asas de Socorro (Brazil)

 

Asociacion Guatemalteca Aerea Para Edificacion (AGAPE)

 

Korea Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAFK)

 

MAF Canada (MAFC)

 

MAF Russia

 

MAF Singapore

 

Surinaamese Zendings Vliegdienst (Suriname)

 

Yayasan MAF Indonesia (YMAFI)

International conferences

 

1969

Fullerton, California

 

1974

Melbourne, Australia

 

1979

Folkstone, England

 

1984

Banff, Canada

Mergers

 

MAF absorbed a related concern, Missionary Engineering, in 1962.

Publications

 

Included Mission Aviation, Wings of Praise and Prayer and Praise and Prayer Briefings, periodic newsletters containing a potpourri of information about MAF missionaries and concerns. They served to keep a widely-scattered personnel in touch with each other, and to fan the fires of interest in the broad grass-roots financial base on which MAF rested. The monthly prayer bulletin, Intercessor, was begun in the 1970s. MAF published and was the subject of several books as well, including the life of Nate Saint.

Other significant information

 

Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) grew out of a realization of Christian aviators (primarily men but also including women) in the armed forces that the Christian missionary effort could increase its range and effectiveness by the use of aviation. MAF was established just as World War II was in its final months, with the initial wave of MAF members was largely war pilots, no longer employed by the United States government, who wanted to serve Christianity with their specialized skills.


In its "founding" years, the Fellowship was guided by its executive officers and an Advisory Council, then later by a Board of Directors. The first council was formed of Evangelical leaders V. Raymond Edman, Dawson Trotman, R.C. McQuilkin, Jack Wyrtzen, and C. Stacey Woods. In 1959 the Council was enlarged and became known as the Board of Reference.


Active membership in MAF was comprised of pilots, mechanics, technicians, office staff, etc. Admission to membership required an age of twenty-one (thirty-two years maximum in earlier MAF history), compatibility with stated principles and practices, agreement with the statement of faith, and screening by MAF leaders and selection by a nominating committee. Associate membership was open to any interested party, but did not include voting privilege.


Qualifications included age, Christian technological education (such as Moody Bible Institute's Missionary Technology degree or from Le Tourneau College, or from certain reputable secular schools like the Spartan School of Aeronautics), and technical proficiency as commercial pilot with flight AP mechanical rating. Pilots underwent several months of orientation, including to mountain and desert conditions to prepare them for field work, preparation for transition to an unfamiliar culture, instruction in budgeting and proper record-keeping, and training to be an unofficial ambassador for Christ in working with foreign populations and governments. Periodic effectiveness and flight evaluations were used to keep MAF personnel a highly-selective and competent group. Personnel slated for foreign countries were given intense study in the national language of the country to which they were appointed.


The home office, when based in California, was used for overhauling new planes, policy decisions, personnel selection and assignment, overall financial operation, pilot orientation, and radio laboratory. Field bases were responsible for maintaining their own flight schedules, fuel purchases, and bill-collecting.

 

MAF equipment was purchased by the organization or by the mission that the equipment was to serve, and then sometimes leased to MAF. Planes were modified at the Fullerton base for optimal function in the mission purpose. Planes were not smaller than four-seaters. The standard models most often used in earlier years were Cessna 180, 182, 185, Piper, and Piper Pacer. Later, the Cessna 206 and twin Aero Commanders, twin Otters and a few helicopters were put into service.


MAF’s financial operation was based primarily on funds solicited solely on a faith-mission basis. Candidates raised their own support (monthly salary and overhead costs of relocating in a mission field). Any over-support of a missionary spilled into the general fund to contribute to the deficits in others' support. Income came from individuals, churches, organizations and foundations, loans, and receipts from mission and commercial flights. Monies were budgeted to cover upkeep and replacement of equipment, support systems (hangars and repair centers), reduction of long-term debt, publications, salaries and administration, operation of flight schedules, and continuing education programs (language, technical, etc.) for employees.


MAF operated its own film ministry as well, circulating motion pictures to churches and other groups. The half-hour long films included the titles Unforgettable Friday, On Wings of Love, Conquering Jungle Barriers, Of Wings and Mission, More than an Ambulance, Mission to Mayaland, and Wings of New Guinea. A longer film was Flight Plan.

 



Scope and Content


The documents in this collection include correspondence, memos, reports, newsletters, flight reports, accident reports, medical reports, radio data, personnel affairs, policy statements, handbooks, presentation manuscripts, aircraft technical booklets, incorporation documents, financial reports, reference articles, meeting agendas and minutes, assessment questionnaires, lists, strategic plans, prayer letters, publications, audio tapes, photographs and MAF films. These documents reflect its operation, flight service, policies, personnel management, relations with governments and other organizations, outreach to a wide financial support base, stewardship of finances, and publications to maintain communication with financial and prayer. Other topics documented throughout the collection include missionaries' adjustment to foreign climates and cultures; exacting technical aspects of aviation, especially concerned with small aircraft; evaluation of aviation and radio as mission tools; political and cultural affairs of Africa, South America, and Southeast Asia; and inter-mission relations and cooperation. The collection was initially arranged alphabetically (see original folder-level container list). The collection has been rearranged into series that reflect the organizational divisions of MAF; major portions of the original arrangement have been integrated into that structure, while a few remaining files have been consolidated into the Miscellaneous series.


The collection is arranged according to the following series:
I.         President (no records)
II.        Chief Operating Officer (no records)
III.       Board
IV.      International
           A.  MAF in Other Countries

           B.   Regional and Area Offices

                 1.  Latin America region

                      a.  CEO of Latin America Region (vice president, director)

                           (1)  Henry Worthington

                           (2)  Jack Walker

                           (3)  David Jones

                           (4)  General office

                      b.  Latin America Area or Country Director/Office

                           (1)  Guyana (John Gauntt)

                           (2)  Northern Mexico (Walt Jarrett)

                 2.  Asia & Eurasia Region

                      a.  Country files

                      b.  Administrative files

                      c.  Vice President’s files

                 3.  Africa

                      a.  Director

                      b.  Manager of East & Southern Africa

                      c.  Country files

                      d.  General files

V.        Development (also Ministry Partnership or Partnership Development or Partner Services)
A.  Staff [prayer] letters
B.  General correspondence
C.  Publications

VI.      Research & Planning Office

VII.     Technical

VIII.    Finance

IX.      Personnel
A.  D-2 Personnel Correspondence
B.  Human Resources (no records)

X.        Other Missions

XI.      General
A.  Old Correspondence
B.  Other Correspondence

XII.     Miscellaneous


The MAF collection is especially rich in documentation about the murder of five missionaries by the Huaorani Indians of Ecuador in 1956 (the so-called “Auca Incident”), because one of the victims was MAF pilot Nate Saint. Virtually any folder in the collection bearing the date 1956 has some reference to the incident, as do later files concerning victims' families, publishing houses, motion picture companies, etc.


Series I: President (no records)

Series II: Chief Operating Officer (no records)


Series III: Board

Arrangement: Chronological

Date Range: 1980-1988

Volume: .3 cubic feet

Boxes: 103

Type of documents: Minutes and attached reports

Notes: This files document the office deliberations and decisions by MAF’s board during most of the 1980s. Among the issues documented were: long-range goals, organizational restructuring, area and committee reports, finances, personnel, equipment and facilities, board functions, internationalization of MAF, divorce, role of women, membership, presidential search, relations with other MAF bodies around the world and opening offices in international locations, changes in by-laws, establishment of the MAF Foundation.


Series IV: International

Subseries: A. MAF in Other Countries, B. Area Offices (no records)

Date Range: 1945-1973, n.d.

Volume: 2.3 cubic feet

Boxes: 51-53, 93

Notes: This series consists of MAF records of both its interaction and coordination with sister organizations, and its regional divisions in selected continents.

Subseries IV.A: MAF in Other Countries

Arrangement: Alphabetical by folder title

Date Range: 1945-1973, n.d.

Volume: 2.3 cubic feet

Boxes: 51-53, 93

Geographic coverage: Australia, Great Britain, Indonesia, New Zealand, South Africa, South Pacific (especially Dutch New Guinea), Sudan

Type of documents: Correspondence, reports, memos, newsletters, insurance correspondence, flight reports, accident reports, medical reports, radio data, personnel affairs, MAF films and some accounts.

Correspondents: Grady Parrott, Charles Mellis, James Truxton, Charles T. Bennett, executives of MAF’s sister organizations in Africa (S. Sendall King, Russell Morton, Brian Winter), Australia (Vic Ambrose, William S. Clack, Stanley W. Fairfull, Bruce Lumsden, Doug McCraw and Charles W. Rout), Great Britain (Stuart King, Jack Hemmings, Murray Kendon, William H. Knights, Alistar Macdonald, Gordon Marshall and Steve Stevens) and New Zealand

Notes: The documents in this subseries consist of correspondence files with MAF's sister organizations: Africa (folders 51-36 and 93-5), Australia MAF or AMAF (folders 51-38 through 52-4), British MAF or BMAF (folders 52-5 through 53-5, 93-6), MAF of Canada (folder 93-7) and New Zealande MAF (folder 53-4).

Exceptional items: Among the Australian MAF materials are documents about visits in 1952 by Grady Parrott (folder 51-38) and Marj Saint (folder 51-40), mention of Billy Graham’s 1959 Australia and New Zealand Crusade (folder 51-42), relations with Anglican Lutheran missionaries (folder 51-43), flight service to non-Evangelicals (folder 51-44), a survey of the British Solomon Islands (folder 51-47) and correspondence about the 1969 MAF International Conference (folder 52-4).


The early files of British MAF cover the post-World War II era and the beginnings of MAF organizations. Folder 52-7 includes discussion of a possible merger between the English and American MAFs and a proposal for an MAF International; the options of founding of MAF groups in South Africa, Switzerland and Sweden are seen in folders 52-7 and 51-38. Folder 52-7 also touches on Billy Graham's 1954 London Crusade. BMAF's major field was Africa, and its files reflect a detailed account of its work there. Sudan was an early area served (folder 52-7, see also folder 51-37, containing an early 1950s survey of Sudan, dividing the country into a Muslim north and a pagan south). Civil problems in Sudan are discussed in folder 52-8 and another survey (along with one of East Africa and Kenya) is in folder 52-9. Sudan data appears in almost all the BMAF folders, including a report in 1959 showing that government requests there accounted for twenty-five percent of BMAF's Sudan traffic. Folder 52-15 contains the 1962 Sudan Missionary Act that expelled missionaries; folders 52-16 and 19 discuss BMAF's demise in that country. The Congo became a field for BMAF (folders 52-14,15) until civil war there forced a missionary retreat for a time (folders 52-18,19). (See also later work there in folders 52-21 and 53-3). The Congo material concerns Africa Inland Mission as well (folders 52-17,19). Ethiopia was an area of BMAF Service from 1958 onward (folders 52-10 through 14,16,19) as were Kenya (folders 52-9,14,16,17 and 53-3), Nigeria (folders 52-19,21), and Tanganyika (or Tanzania, folders 52-13,14). There are surveys on Nepal (folders 53-13,14) and Somalia (folder 52-12). A visit from Marj Saint and reports about the converted Huaorani or Auca Indians are documented in folder 52-12; the film Mid-Century Martyrs is discussed in folders 52-9 and 52-10 as well as a French version for Canadian distribution (folder 52-16). Inter-mission relations are a topic of concern, especially those with the Seventh Day Adventist Church (folders 52-11, 14,18) and the Roman Catholic Church (folder 52-14,18). Policies on providing ferrying service to governments are found in folders 52-11 and 52-13. Opposition from Communist governments is discussed in folder 52-19; (also see a Moscow-based report on "Church and Missions in Africa" attempting to attribute mid-1960s political problems to the work and influence of missionaries (folder 52-20). Also see folder 115-3 for information on British MAF in the 1982 Partnership Development series.


There is only a little on MAF Africa work. Folder 51-36 contains correspondence, mostly related to Sudan but also to South Africa. Folder 93-5 from the early-1970s relates to a joint-mission project in Africa called ACROSS (Africa Committee for the Rehabilitation of Southern Sudan) that MAF was a partner in with nine other organizations including Africa Inland Mission, Sudan Interior Mission and World Relief. Also see Folder 199-1 for more correspondence and issues of “ACROSS Situation Report” from 1978-1983, and Folders 126-2,3 in the Research & Planning series are also about MAF Africa.


Folder 93-7 includes the minutes from the organization meeting MAF of Canada, and copies of the charter, by-laws and statement of faith. Folder 126-1 in the Research & Planning series also contains documents from MAF Canada.


Subseries IV.B: Regional & Area Offices

Arrangement: 1) Latin America, 2) Asia, 3) Africa

Date Range: 1945-2002

Volume: 25.2 cubic feet

Boxes: 143-186, OS 15

Notes: Regional office files for the selected countries in the African, Asian, Eastern European and Latin American regions where MAF had operations or was exploring establishing an operation. The few flight operation reports in the subseries have been incorporated into the Operations series (not yet processed), in which MAF already consolidated most of these reports.


Subseries IV.B.1: Latin American Region

Arrangement: a) CEO of Latin America Region (vice president, director)

                       b) Latin America Area Office

Date Range: 1945-2002

Volume: 15.1 cubic feet

Boxes: 143-179, OS 15

Notes: This subseries records the oversight of MAF’s operation in Central and South America and the Caribbean, primarily through its executive officers responsible for the region, but also in letters, reports and more on the details of MAF’s services.


Subseries IV.B.1.a: Chief Operating Officer of Latin America (vice president, director)

Arrangement: 1) Vice President (1967-1973, Harry C. Worthington)

                       2) Vice President (1974-1982, Jack Walker)

                       3) Regional Director (1982-1991, Dave Jones)

                       4) General office

Date Range: 1945-2002

Volume: 13.2 cubic feet

Boxes: 143-174, 178-179

Geographic coverage: The Latin America region overseen by the vice president or regional director for the region, including Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Surinam, Venezuela

Notes: This subseries consists of the files of three of its directors and the general office


Subseries IV.B.1.a.1: Vice President of Latin America (1967-1973, Harry C. Worthington)

Arrangement: a) Correspondence by countries

                           i) Correspondence sent to countries

                           ii) Correspondence from countries

                       b) Missions

                       c) Administrative

                       d) Personnel

Date Range: 1961-1974

Volume: 2.3 cubic feet

Boxes: 143-148

Geographic coverage: United States, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Brazil, especially Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Surinam, Venezuela

Type of documents: Correspondence and memos, with some reports, personnel records, transcribed summaries of phone conversations, sketches (of facilities, runways, mechanical problems or solutions)

Correspondents: Worthington, Jack Walker, MAF staff (pilots, mechanics, country directors, administrative staff, stateside headquarters staff) in the region, representatives of other agencies

Notes: Worthington’s files include a record of various operations in the Latin American portion of MAF’s work, including operation of airplanes, ordering of equipment, planning logistics, surveys, budget and finance-related matters, training, personnel issues, aircraft safety evaluation, interaction with affiliated service ministries, and coordinating aeronautic operations by other mission or Christian agencies. The bulk of the subseries is correspondence that was divided by the office between outgoing to staff in various countries from the Latin America Office (LAO) and incoming from various countries. Also included are a few personnel files, most of those for staff who left MAF.

Exceptional items: The personnel folders (148-1 through 20) consist of a record, mostly correspondence, of those MAF staff that Worthington maintained a file on, in some cases for those who relocated within MAF or left the mission, including Betty Greene (folder 148-9); some of these files, each for a person or husband and wife, had documents with personal information – these documents were removed for one hundred years from the person’s birth year. The correspondence in Folder 146-11 concerns Worthington’s interaction about accounting and financial matters. The correspondence and memos in Folders 146-12,13 and 147-1,2,3,4 are with MAF executives, including respectively Don Berry (Director of Personnel), Charles Bennett (President), Bob Lehnhart (Director of Special Projects, much concerning financial aspects), from and to Charles Mellis (President), Roy Parsons (VP of Africa Region). Folder 147-5 contains correspondence with Moody Bible Institute’s Moody Aviation program. Special projects or emphases are sometimes identified in a separate folder, such as airplane overhaul and maintenance in Brazil (folder 143-3), SSB radios in Mexico, (or single-sideband, folder 144-2), a Surinam foundation (folder 144-6), purchase of a house in Surinam (folder 144-9), and country surveys in Colombia, Nicaragua (folders 143-5, 144-4 respectively).


Subseries IV.B.1.a.2: Vice President of Latin America (1974-1982, Jack Walker)

Arrangement: a) Correspondence by countries

                                  i) Correspondence sent to countries

                                  ii) Communication from countries

                       b) Administrative

                       c) Financial reports by countries

                       d) Notepads

Date Range: 1970-1985

Volume: 5.2 cubic feet

Boxes: 148-161

Geographic coverage: United States, the Caribbean, Central and South America, especially Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Surinam, Venezuela

Type of documents: Correspondence and memos, with some reports, notepads with handwritten notes, transcribed summaries of phone conversations, sketches (of facilities, runways, mechanical problems or solutions)

Correspondents: Jack Walker, Harry Worthington, MAF staff (pilots, mechanics, country directors, administrative staff, stateside headquarters staff) in the region, representatives of other agencies, sketches (of facilities, runways, mechanical problems or solutions)

Notes: Walker’s files, like Worthington’s, were separated by the office between outgoing to staff in various countries and incoming received at the Latin America Office (LAO) from various countries; these correspondence files comprise the bulk of the subseries. Walker’s files include a record of various operations in the Latin American portion of MAF’s work, including operation of airplanes, surveys, ordering of equipment, arranging logistics, budget and finance-related matters, training, personnel issues, aircraft safety evaluation, interaction with affiliated service ministries, and coordinating aeronautic operations by other mission or Christian agencies.

Exceptional items: Special projects or emphases are sometimes identified in a separate folder, such as establishing in Brazil an engine shop and training school (folders 150-2, 152-1,3), a MAP (Medical Assistance Program) request for funding of the cost of shipping medicines to Colombia (folder 150-4), and a project to add an airplane to Brazil’s fleet (folder 152-2). Among Walker’s assorted administrative files are correspondence with the Central America field manager (folder 156-5), with the Director of Safety Hobey Lowrance (folder 156-6), with Moody Aviation (folder 156-7), members of his regional team (folders 157-1,2,3,4), reports on the Ft. Lauderdale program (folder 157-5) and Northern Mexico program (folder 157-6), correspondence regarding Irian Jaya with the Asia Region vice president and country staff (folder 157-8), a report on “Flight Operations Safety Analysis (folders 157-9), a 1988 formulation of MAF’s vision statement (folder 158-2), and a project with World Vision to provide relief to Ethiopia in 1980-1981 (folder 158-3). The correspondence and memos in Folders 158-8 through 159-3 are with MAF executives, including respectively Don Berry (Director of Personnel) and president Charles Bennett, discussing issues, staff matters, planning and policy. Also included are audits from the early 1970s (folder 159-4), and monthly financial reports to Walker from Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico (folders 159-5 through 160-10). Walker’s handwritten notes on notepads (folders 160-11 through 161-5) record information gathered or presented on trips to various countries he oversaw, drafts of messages or reports or memos, summaries of phone calls, etc.


Subseries IV.B.1.a.3: Regional Director of Latin America (1982-1991, David Jones)

Arrangement: a) Countries (not described further in separate section)

                       b) Ft. Lauderdale Project

                       c) Financial files (not described further in separate section)

                       d) Miscellaneous (not described further in separate section)

Date Range: 1946-1991

Volume: 4.0 cubic feet

Boxes: 161-171

Geographic coverage: Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Suriname, Venezuela

Type of documents: Correspondence, memos, reports, flight incident reports, interview transcripts, copies of legal documents, flight manuals, handwritten notes like those in his set of notepads (see following description), a few flight operation reports (for Ecuador).

Correspondents: Jack Walker, Bill Born (MAF Director of Safety), Ross Drown, Mark Nord, country directors or area managers and other country personnel for Brazil (Eldon Larsen), Colombia (Steven Grames), Ecuador (Jan Zwart, Gene Jordan, John Lemmon), Guatemala (Jeff Nelson, Edward Pearse (president of Guatemala affiliate, AGAPE)), Haiti (Bruce Smith), Honduras (Roy Haglund, Neal Gesell, Steve Grames), Mexico (ADS director Pedro DeKoster, ADS chairman Moises Lopez, Duane Harlow), Nicaragua (Roy Haglund ), Suriname (Russ Chasteen, Dave Richardson, Dan Rogers), Venezuela (Mike Stull, Fred Gere, Kevin Swanson, Joe Stehling, Bill Schultz, Ernie Krenzin), and national church and ministry representatives 

Notes: The Jones subseries includes a record of various operations in the Latin American portion of MAF’s work, including operation of airplanes, surveys, ordering of equipment, arranging logistics, budget and finance-related matters, training, personnel issues, aircraft safety evaluation, interaction with affiliated service ministries, and coordinating aeronautic operations by other mission or Christian agencies. The subseries includes correspondence sent or received by Jones’ subordinates. A small amount of financial information for the Ecuador field is included in the Flight Operations Reports file (folder 163-1). Folder 164-3 documents the transition of the Mexican affiliate in 1986-1987 to more direct oversight by MAF-US. The Nicaragua file (folder 164-5) includes documents about disaster relief following a hurricane there in 1988. The Christian Aviators Bulletin file (folder 164-6) contains copies of the Spanish Boletin de Aviatores Cristianos. A sizeable portion of the subseries consists of financial records (folders 169-1 through 171-11), including planning the 1985-1986 budgets for the Spanish Americas Area Office, language school, and for the programs in the countries of Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, as well as monthly finance files for the regional office, showing in generated reports the financial activity of the department (receipts and invoices in these files were not retained).

Exceptional items: Folder Ecuador 1983-1985 includes a manual with a 1984 organizational chart for MAF’s Ecuador field. The Ecuador VHF radio project file (folder 163-2) documents not only the development and implementation of the project, but also the cooperation and interaction of the US and Canadian MAF entities. Folder 163-6 contains a report by Robert Gordon on his trip to Haiti in 1988; also in the same folder is a report on “Haiti-MAF Relationship with National Church.” Some documents are in Spanish. Folder 164-7 contains a 1968 “MAF Survey Team Report.” Folder 165-1 includes Executive Management Team minutes when they interviewed Dan and Sylvia Rogers following their kidnaping in Guyana and the negotiated retrieval of the hijacked plane from a rebel group. All the Suriname folders touch on the political instability in Suriname at the time. Among the documents in the folder 165-5 is an extensive debriefing report from Ron Widman’s 1985 trip to survey the MAF operations in Venezuela, Honduras and Guatemala, as well as make contact with agencies and national Christians connected to their aviation and radio services; included are a summary, transcribed conversations and recommended actions based on their findings. Folder 170-23 contains three-year business plans for Venezuela, Ecuador, Honduras, Ft. Lauderdale, Haiti, and Mexico. Folder 165-7 contain ministry status reports for Brazil, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Northern Mexico, Suriname and Venezuela.


Subseries: IV.B.1.a.3.b. Ft. Lauderdale Project files

Arrangement: Alphabetical

Date Range: 1945-1991

Volume: 1.3 cubic feet

Boxes: 165-168

Geographic coverage: Florida, Jamaica, Haiti, the Caribbean area

Type of documents: Correspondence, memos, policy statements, meeting minutes, financial records and reports, forms, project proposals, flight incident reports, legal documents and statements of agreement

Correspondents: Jones, Fred Gere, John Gauntt, Ed Titcomb, Duer Smedley, Dave Richardson, Steve Adams

Notes: Also called the Miami Project, these files comprise Jones’s record of the Ft. Lauderdale Project during his oversight of the MAF’s Latin American Region. The Project was initially a joint operation between MAF and Christian Aviation Fellowship (see folder 166-13) to “provide air transportation, purchasing, warehousing and expediting to church, mission, community development and disaster relief organizations working in southeastern U.S. and the Caribbean from a base in the Greater Miami area,” but also including mail delivery (see especially folder 168-9). The primary sites of service were Haiti and Jamaica. The records document the planning, logistical and fiscal aspects of the operation, touching on personnel, equipment and property. Among these are budgets and financial records spanning 1981-1991.

Exceptional items: Among Jones’s files are an emergency plan (folder 167-2) and “Crisis Management in the Event of Arrest, Disappearance, or Death of Mission Personnel” from the July 1985 International Bulletin of Missionary Research, the agreement (ca. 1980) between Christian Aviation Fellowship and MAF (folder 166-13) and termination of agreement in October 1982. A key file is on Ft. Lauderdale History (folder 167-7) that includes an organizational chart of which the Ft. Lauderdale Project is a part. The Jesus Film file (folder 168-5) tells the story of the campaign in Haiti. Throughout the collection is evidence of the ongoing evolution of MAF’s organization, shown in one example in a memo (folder 168-11) on 4/7/88 from David Jones to his staff on “MAF Structure and the new Region.” Folder 168-11 also contains documents related to MAF more broadly or showing the intersection of the Ft. Lauderdale Project into the greater organization or the effect of broad trends on the project. Also included there is a full personnel list (1/13/88) for the US headquarters and international staff. The Mission Vision file (folder 168-10) outlines the MAF program to host trips to various sites, including Brazil, Haiti and Jamaica, for first-hand observation and participation in MAF ministry; especially helpful is “Mission Vision: ‘What It Is.’”


Subseries IV.B.1.a.4: General office

Arrangement: Alphabetical by country, several administrative files

Date Range: 1969-2002

Volume: 1.7 cubic feet

Boxes: 171-174, 178-179

Geographic coverage: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Ft. Lauderdale (Florida), Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela

Type of documents: Correspondence, memos, faxes, printed e-mail messages (beginning around 1993), reports and trip reports, minutes, requests for humanitarian assistance, business plans, business agreements, government certificates

Correspondents: Directors Kevin Swanson, Jack Walker, David Jones, and Max Beachy, Stan Black, Harry Debirsarun, Pedro De Koster-Fuentes, Willie Enns, Stephen Grames, Roy Haglund, Gene Jordan, Roy Kidjo, Jeff Nelson, Mark Nord, Dave Richardson, Mike Ross, and other MAF regional directors and staff, MAF presidents Max Meyers and Gary Bishop, representatives of other missions working in the region

Notes: This subseries spans the oversight of the region by Jack Walker, David Jones and Kevin Swanson and beyond. Like the preceding subseries, it includes a record of various operations in the Latin American portion of MAF’s work, such as operation of airplanes, surveys, ordering of equipment, arranging logistics, budget and finance-related matters, training, personnel issues, aircraft safety evaluation, interaction with affiliated service ministries, and coordinating aeronautic operations by other mission or Christian agencies. The time plan covered in the documents reveals the fluctuating circumstances across a large geographical region due to politics, change of personnel, natural disasters, etc., and MAF’s cooperation with national affiliates, other mission agencies, national church bodies and government agencies; the documents also track the impact of the evolution of mission practice and philosophy in light of the growing role of Latin American nationals in church and mission roles.

Exceptional items: Folder 171-12 includes a “Working Agreement Between South America Mission and Mission Aviation Fellowship,” accompanying correspondence, including consideration of a merger of SAM’s SAMAIR into MAF. Folder 171-14 contains an agreement between MAF-US and the Brazilian Asas de Socorro on the loan of personnel, and discussion of expansion of ADS’s operation in Brazil. The Costa Rica file (folder 172-2) deals primarily through correspondence with Bill Syring, Dan Rogers and Dave McCleery about maintaining an MAF liaison at the Spanish Language Institute in San Jose. The documents in folder 172-3 explore opportunities for ministry in Cuba, including being coordinated from Mexico. The Ecuador files (folders 172-4,5,6) include a statement of agreement between Alas de Socorro and Gospel Missionary Union, correspondence with Rachel Saint, two of Gene Jordan’s “Ecuador Report” for 1994, memos to MAF staff about the funeral service for pilots Dan Osterhaus and Job Orellana after the deaths in a plane crash, the 1995-1998 strategic plan, and the 1996-1997 “Ecuador Business Plan.” The Haiti file (folder 172-7 contains a report on the hijacking of a plane leaving Haiti. The Guatemala file (folder 172-8) contains a one-page summary of the Guatemala field history and the 1996-1999 strategic plan for the Guatemalan Aviation Association for Edification (or AGAPE). The Haiti files (folder 172-10,11 and 173-1) include MAF-South America by-laws, the 1992 “So You’ve Been Assigned to MAF Haiti / Here’s Some Information....”, the 1991 version of the Haiti contingency plan, memos about the safety of missionaries in Haiti in 1994, a report analyzing the results of a telephone survey about MAF’s “Potential Involvement in Domestic Air Service in Haiti,” and the 1995-1998 business plan for Haiti. The Honduras file (folder 173-3) documents the Flying Doctor Service. Among the Mexico documents (folders 173-4,5 and 174-1) are several agreements of cooperation between MAF and the Mexican board of Alas de Socorro, the Marketing Audit Report by Management Development Associates, and two-page overview of MAF’s history and ministry in the country. The Nicaragua file (folder 174-3) includes 1982 statements from the board of directors and general assembly of CEPAD (Comite Evangelico Pro-Ayuda al Desarrollo (Evangelical Committee for Development, and later the Council of Evangelical Churches of Nicaragua) to Nicaragua’s Evangelical churches, general population, government and the Sandanistas, churches in the US and its people; Ron Sider’s and David Howard’s reports on a visit to Nicaragua in late-1982 with other American Evangelicals, and an article about MAF’s participation in CEPAD’s Wings of Mercy (Alas de Socorro). The Suriname files (folders 174-4,5) include a letter from a Surinamese politician and government officer to Fellowship Foundation leader Doug Coe, and Gene Jordan’s trip reports to Suriname. The Venezuela file (174-4) includes a memo to field staff in the country about their difficult relationships with one another, and documents about MAF’s cooperative relationship with New Tribes Mission in Venezuela.


Subseries IV.B.1.b: Latin America Area Office

Arrangement: 1) Guyana (John Gauntt)

                       2) Northern Mexico (Walt Jarrett)

Date Range: 1957-1992

Volume: 1.9 cubic feet

Boxes: 175-178, OS 15

Notes: Files related to two MAF operations delineated by country their area managers


Subseries IV.B.1.b.1: Guyana Office (John Gauntt)

Arrangement: Alphabetical

Date Range: 1957-1971

Volume: 1.6 cubic feet

Boxes: 175-177, OS 15

Geographic coverage: Guyana, Suriname

Type of documents: Correspondence, forms, business and legal communication, minutes, customs receipts and correspondence, bills for air services, completed personal tax forms for Guyana, sketches, inquiries about equipment, FAA certificates of airworthiness, licenses, an immigration form, invoices, airstrip blueprint, promotional material, technical notices to pilots, schematics, incorporation documents, bookkeeping account books

Correspondents: Gauntt, Lin Entz, Herb Morgan, Joe McLennan, Eldon Larsen, Jim Lomheim (to whom Gauntt reported in an unstated capacity), Roy Parsons, Charles Patton, representatives of Guyana’s Department of Civil Aviation and Office of the Prime Minister, Federal Aviation Agency and the British Air Registration Board, representatives of the Pilgrim Holiness Mission

Notes: Gauntt served as program manager for MAF in Guyana. The files of the Guyana office document flight operations out of several locations, including Boa Vista across the border in northern Brazil, Lethem along the Brazilian border, etc., rental of facilities. The correspondence provides a routine account of flight and delivery operations, travel plans, evaluations of operations, requests for equipment for remote locations, complying with flight regulations, aircraft maintenance and registration, operation of radio transmitters, the maintenance and operation of the Missavia transceiver, maintenance of facilities and compliance with local regulations, Gauntts regular reporting to his supervisors, incoming memos from the MAF home office, services provided to the Pilgrim Holiness Mission in Paramakatoi and Pipilipi in the Guyanan interior. The account books provide the financial record for the Guyana office and staff from 1967-1970. There are several files containing MAF materials, such as promotional brochures, membership information and requirements.

Exceptional items: Folder 175-1 consists of correspondence from MAF staff (Charles Patton, Lin Entz, etc.) working out of Boa Vista in neighboring northern Brazil (just across the border from Guyana). Several files document the operation of churches in Guyana, including Baptist, Lutheran and Nazarene congregations. And folder 175-4 holds the constitution, by-laws and several financial statements of a Baptist congregation in Guyana. Folder 175-11 contains bills sent to the district commissioner of Lethem for the delivery of medical supplies at the request of the Ministry of Health. Folder 175-21 contains Gauntt’s accounting of MAF’s history in Guyana. Folder 176-8 includes a memo from Bob Gordon outlining requirements and a schedule to feature MAF’s activities in its publication. Folder 176-18 tells some of the story of the closing of the Guyana operation in 1970, following legal proceedings against Gauntt for “failure to register as an alien (more background on this is recorded in Gauntt’s correspondence in folder 176-24 with Hank Worthington, vice president of the Latin America region on the time). Folder 176-21 relates to neighboring Suriname.


Subseries IV.B.1.b.2: Northern Mexico (Walt Jarrett)

Arrangement: Alphabetical

Date Range: 1985-1992

Volume: .3 cubic feet

Boxes: 178

Geographic coverage: Mexico, Haiti, Brazil, Nicaragua, Kenya, Zaire

Type of documents: Correspondence, memos, financial records, reports, minutes, sketches, contact lists, sanctuary blueprint, interview transcripts,

Correspondents: Jarrett, William Kastrinos (church construction project manager), representatives of Mexico Inland Mission

Notes: This small compilation of Jarrett’s files is primarily on the short-lived MAF operation in northern Mexico with the intent to strengthen discipleship and leadership training; Jarrett was the program manager. Several files deal with the design and construction of a church building in Bahia Asuncion, and a short-term youth trip to assist the project. Also included are four other files unrelated to northern Mexico – it is unclear how Jarrett acquired the files or what his interest in them was.

Exceptional items: Folder 178-3 (among several others) includes an overview of the Baja Project, along with photos and promotional material that further explains MAF’s role in the project, while folder 178-4 includes MAF president Max Meyers’ letter announcing the conclusion of MAF in the project.


Also included in Jarrett’s files are several non-northern Mexico-related files. A ministry audit of Asas de Socorro (Brazil) by Management Development Associates is found in folder 178-1. Transcribed interviews about Haiti with Dave Richardson and Barry Borror, especially addressing “the condition of the country, and the potential role of MAF there and in the operation of Miami as it relates to Haiti.” Topics in the wide-ranging interviews included economics, politics, religious, social and health conditions, the place of MAF among other mission agencies and NGOs, etc. The interviews may have been conducted in 1986, the year when Haitians overthrew the Duvalier regime in a popular uprising, making the country potentially more accessible to outside services. The interviews were primarily conducted by Norm Olsen and Ron [?], but also include Ross [Drown?], Sam, Donna, Steve and Larry. The second transcript appears to have been a follow-up phone interview to the first (conducted in person). Folder 178-9 records the start-up of MAF’s operation in Nicaragua, which Jarrett apparently had some role in. Folder 178-10 contains the recollection of pilot Don Roberson by his father after he was killed in a 1991 aircraft accident in Venezuela. Folder 178-11 consists of reports by Ruth Ewart on her visits to Zaire and Kenya. On the folder is written Jarrett's note, "MAF mentioned frequently. Not familiar to us. She apparently not MAF staff. Good material though on what's happening & MAF's contribution." Ewart's primary concerns seem to have been development and spiritual impact, especially as it related to children and families, health and disease, education, agriculture, and other development programs. Most of the reports consist of Ewarts’ recounting of visits to schools, hospitals or clinics, and other project sites, and interviews with various people who were teachers, church workers, development workers, etc., about their experience and conditions.


Subseries IV.B.2: Asia & Eurasia Region

Arrangement: a) Country files, b) Administrative files, c) Vice president’s files

Date Range: 1969-2003

Volume: 2.9 cubic feet

Boxes: 179-186

Notes: This subseries records the oversight of MAF’s operation in Asia and Eurasia, primarily through its executive officers responsible for the region, but also in letters, reports and more on the details of MAF’s services. The region’s countries are not evenly represented, with more focus placed on the countries where MAF either had operations or was considering developing them, including Afghanistan, Albania, Burma, China, India, Indonesia ( Kalimantan East, Central and West, Sulawesi, and Yayasan), Irian Jaya, Kazakhstan, Korea, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Vietnam, United States


Subseries IV.B.2.a: Country files

Arrangement: Alphabetical

Date Range: 1969-2003

Volume: 1.6 cubic feet

Boxes: 179-183

Geographic coverage: Afghanistan, Albania, Burma, China, India, Indonesia ( Kalimantan East, Center and West, Sulawesi, and Yayasan), Irian Jaya, Kazakhstan, Korea, Philippines, Russia, Singapore

Type of documents: Correspondence, memos, reports (especially trip reports), strategic and business plans, minutes, financial reports, job descriptions, personnel lists, program and grant proposals, manuals, country profiles, incorporation papers, organizational charts,

Correspondents: Directors Dave Swanson and Dave Jones, Stan Black (an attorney for MAF), Dave Bochman, Darmawan “Dar” Bone, Bob Breuker (West Indonesia area manager), Gene Congdon, Ken Frizzell, Bob Gordon, Donn Goss, Brad Hazlett, Skip Hubby, Rev. Yung Kim, Paul Lay, Hans Leutwyler (Albania program manager), Jon Lewis (Africa program manager), Petrus Octavianus, Bruce Smith, Dennis Stuessi, Philip Tsai, Dave Wunsch (East Indonesia area manager), MAF presidents Chuck Bennett, Max Meyers, and Gary Bishop, MAF administrators, representatives of other mission agencies and NGOs.

Notes: These files, not of one director, include a record of various operations in the Eurasian portion of MAF’s work, including operation of airplanes, ordering of equipment, planning logistics, surveys, budget and finance-related matters, ongoing training and training of national staff, personnel issues, aircraft safety evaluation, evacuation of staff from war-affected areas, interaction with affiliated service ministries, and coordinating aeronautic and service operations by other mission or Christian agencies. These files record a great deal of MAF history, participation of many people and organization, and the development of new programs throughout the region. Among these agencies are IAM or International Assistance Mission, MAP International (formerly Medical Assistance Program), Albania Health Projects, Moody Aviation, RBMU International, affiliate agencies (especially MAF Canada), etc. The subseries features not only MAF’s well-established operations in various countries, but also those at their very beginnings (Afghanistan, Albania) Kazakhstan, Russia), and their exploration for arising need and assessment of the conditions for their entry. MAF’s work in Indonesia is the most extensively documented. A number of trip reports from 1969 throughout the subseries for various countries appear, including the one for Kalimantan (folder 182-2). A common feature in many of the country files is a business plan or strategic plan, usually covering three years. The Kazakhstan and Russia files provide an inside glimpse into their development as independent states, formerly part of the Soviet Union, and afterward members of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS); also documented in these is the exploration for opportunities by Christian agencies that had long been unable to serve in the Soviet Union.

Exceptional items: The Afghanistan file (folder 179-5) reflects MAF’s consideration of entering the country to provide services. Among the documents is a survey on Afghanistan (history, geography and weather, politics, religion, economy, transportation, NGO activity, assessment of needs, people and literature consulted, and accompanying source documents) and strategic plans once the program was launched in 1995. Folder 180-2 concludes with a document from September 2000 from MAF’s board closing its Albania program due to the transition to national leadership. Folder 180-3 includes prayer letters of a missionary, Sharon Porterfield, who worked among the Karen people along the border shared by Burma and Thailand. The China files (folder 180-4) also records the initial steps of launching a new program. Folders 181-1,2 record the training of Indonesians for Yayasan MAF Indonesia, the national affiliate. Folder 181-4 includes an “Aircraft Charter Agreement Between the United Nations and MAF, especially for delivery of relief services and supplies in Irian Jaya, while folder 181-5 documents the development of a base with hangar in Wamena, Irian Jaya. Folder 182-1 contains “Indonesia Evangelism Task: Central Kalimantan – Target 2000” by Indonesia Harvest Outreach. Folder 182-2 contains a IFR (instrument flight rules) operations manual for East Kalimantan, including navigational maps; also in the folder is a MAF promotional brochure in Chinese. The Korea files (folders 182-5,6) tell the story of MAF developing a program to provide service to South Korea’s southern islands that evolved into the development of affiliate Korea Mission Aviation Fellowship; also in folder 182-5 is the 1988 report from the Yoido Full Gospel Church. Folder 182-8 contains “The Charter of the Local Religious Organization of Evangelical Christians ‘Mission Aviation Fellowship’” adopted in Moscow in 1992 and later amended in 1999. Also among the materials in the Russia files (folder 182-8 and 183-1) are documents from the Peter Deyneka Russian Ministries. Folder 183-1 also includes a two-page list with biography paragraphs on the Board of Founders of MAF Russia, including eleven MAF veterans and six Russian Christian leaders; the biographical sketches of the MAF executives is especially helpful in giving overviews of their lives and careers (Max Meyers, Bruce Smith, Ken Frizzell, Dave Jones, Tim Maxwell, Dennis Fulton, Paul Lay, Jon Lewis, Robert Gordon, Hans Leutwyler, Dave Bochman). Minutes of affiliates of MAF are included, such as those of MAF Russia in folder 183-1. Folders 183-4,5 consist of substantive files on the creation of the Indonesian MAF affiliate. Folder 183-4 includes the “Resolution Regarding Nationalization of MAF Operations” from 1981; a further elaboration on the policy is found in a February 16, 1984, memo to MAF’s board.; also found there is the incorporation document registering Yayasan MAF Indonesia. The value of these files in increased by their record of interaction about the problems in the nationalization of the Indonesia operation, particularly in this case in relation to the organization’s legal status and perception by the government, and the financial and operational implications of such a turn-over (P. Octavianus was the president of the Indonesia affiliate), including of choosing between “nationwide ‘integration’ and a ‘progressive operational hand-over.”


Subseries IV.B.2.b: Administrative files

Arrangement: Alphabetical

Date Range: 1970-1981

Volume: 1.1 cubic feet

Boxes: 183-186

Geographic coverage: Asian region, Irian Jaya, Indonesia, Vietnam, United States

Type of documents: Correspondence and memos, policy statements, budgets, reports, minutes, job descriptions, forms

Correspondents: Dennis and Nancy Stuessi, Ken Simmelink, MAF president Chuck Bennett,

Notes: These files appear to have been compiled by Dennis Stuessi or Ken Simmelink, region vice presidents during the period covered by the documents. A major portion of the subseries are the minutes, reports and accompanying files of MAF’s board, corporation and executive committee meetings (folders 183-9 and most of box 184, April 19, 2008), gathered by Simmelink and Stuessi; these record the issues and direction being considered and decided on by these bodies. (J. Richard Chase, later president of Wheaton College, was a member of the MAF board.). The budget files (folders 184-8,9) while covering MAF’s budget at its broadest level, focus primarily on the Asia region. The block of “personnel” files gathered by Simmmelink and Stuessi (folders 185-4 through 12) consist of correspondence files from some of those the Asia regional directors reported to, worked alongside, or oversaw, including the regional directors for Africa and Latin America (Robert Gordon, Jack Walker). The subseries also includes planning meeting files at both international (folders 186-1,2) and regional levels (folders 186-3 through 9).

Exceptional items: The board meeting files include planning documents, financial reports and handwritten notes, such as in folder 183-9. Folder 184-1 includes the results of a 1976 survey of MAF staff about long range planning that was going on at the time (see folder 184-2 for a copy of the plan for the years 1977-1985). Folder 184-3 includes a report from the Relocation Team convened by MAF president Bennett in 1977. Folder 184-7 includes MAF’s 1979-1980 annual report. Folder 185-1 contains information about MAF’s third international conference in 1979 in England, gathering representatives of MAF affiliates for fellowship, coordination and planning. Folder 185-3 relates to MAF part in bringing relief to Vietnamese boat people in 1979, while folder 186-11 relates to a USAID program to provide relief to several islands in Indonesia. Folder 185-4 contains a flyer from 1979 highlighting MAF’s thirty years of service on the African continent. MAF’s strategy statements can be found in folder 186-13. Nancy Stuessi’s personal and MAF correspondence appears in folder 186-14. Folder Women includes a report from the Women’s Committee accompanied by recommendations and “The Role of Women in Mission.”


Subseries: IV.B.2.c: Vice president’s files

Arrangement: Alphabetical

Date Range: 1976-1983, 1993-2001

Volume: .2 cubic feet

Boxes: 183

Geographic coverage: The Asian region covered by MAF’s operation and under the Africa Region Office’s oversight.

Type of documents: Correspondence and memos, e-mails, invoices, expense proposals and reports, planning reports

Correspondents: Melvin Isaac, Mel Richter, Dennis Stuessi, David Wunsch

Notes: This small portion of vice president Dennis Stuessi’s files relate exclusively to aircraft being used in the Asia Region he oversaw. One additional folder of David Wunsch’s folder Asia Regional Director Office more broadly documents the operation and planning of the office


Subseries IV.B.3: Africa Region

Arrangement: a) Director, b) Manager of East & Southern Africa, c) Country files, d) General files

Date Range: 1961-1996

Volume: 7.2 cubic feet

Boxes: 187-2004

Notes: These records reflect the oversight of the region by key regional administrators Bob Gordon, Terry Norr, Roy Parsons, Dave Swanson, Van Syverson and Jon Lewis. The files do not equally represent each of the directors, with Terry Norr and Bob Gordon being the predominant managers. Like the other regional offices, the Africa Region files cover both many details related to MAF’s operation on the African continent or collaboration with other agencies, and also MAF’s worldwide operation, including that in other parts of the world and its broadest implementation of policy and organizational development. The files were roughly organized, so the final arrangement was provided by the archivist.


Subseries IV.B.3.a: Director (Jon Lewis)

Arrangement: Alphabetical

Date Range: 1961, 1985-1992

Volume: 1.2 cubic feet

Boxes: 187-189

Geographic coverage: Angola, Zaire

Type of documents: Correspondence, handwritten notes, trip reports, message transcripts, statements of agreement with governments, MAF affiliate agreements, budgets, minutes, flight operation reports, funding proposals, faxes

Correspondents: Lewis, Terry Allenbaugh (Program Manager for MAF Canada/Angola), Dave Blomberg, Brad Fretz, Ken Frizzell, Frank Gibbs, Max Gove, Bill Kilgore, Bob Klamser (of Contingency Preparation Consultants), Ernie Krenzin, Gerald Latimer, Terry Norr, Bill Nutting, Gene Parkins, Dick Paul, Rick Reynolds, Duer Smedley, Dave Swanson, Van Syverson, Rob Taylor, Gary Toews

Notes: The files in this subseries consist of Jon Lewis’s files the Africa Region Director, including several personnel files of staff in Angola.

Exceptional items: The Angola files (folders 187-1 through 188-7) record the story of MAF’s activities (including those of MAF-Canada) in Angola during that country’s political unrest and famine. Folder 187-1 includes a report that assesses MAF Canada’s contribution to the famine relief effort). A report on impact of and contact by Contingency Preparation Consultants with representatives of UNITA forces (a political party in Angola that was involved in the country’s civil war from the mid-1970s to 2002) is found folder 187-6. Folder 187-9 contains a press packet from UNITA leader Jonas Savimbi’s 1990 trip to the United States to appeal for support against the governing Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) in the Angolan civil war. Folder 188-7 includes an agreement between MAF-Canada and the Angolan government; the agreement outlines the terms of MAF-Canada’s presence and commitment to abide by the government’s requirements.


The Zaire files record the civil and military action in the country that necessitated MAF’s evacuation of its staff in 1991 – see especially Jon Lewis’s notebook (folders 189-7,8) that outline all aspects of the situation and MAF deliberations on how to respond, as well as coordination of effort and resources among mission agencies and NGOs, recorded in a conference call among agency representatives. Also found in folder 189-6 are statements by religious and governmental bodies about the deteriorating situation in Zaire and the need for the removal of President Mobutu Sese Seko from office, and documents from a Zaire consultation held in the Chicago area.


Throughout the series, as elsewhere in the collection, assorted aircraft are identified by their use by MAF pilots or being purchased to join the MAF fleet, including the Cessna Caravan in Angola (see folder 187-2).


Subseries IV.B.3.b: Manager of East & Southern Africa (David Swanson)

Arrangement: Alphabetical

Date Range: 1964-1989

Volume: 1.2 cubic feet

Boxes: 190-192

Geographic coverage: Kenya, Lesotho, South Africa, Zaire, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Irian Jaya, Indonesia

Type of documents: Correspondence, memos, reports, agreements between organizations, prayer letters, staff evaluations, aircraft maintenance records, technical or safety newsletters and memos, accident reports, staff manual, survey reports, procedure documents and manuals, flight operations analysis reports, etc.

Correspondents: Swanson, John Blomberg, John Fairweather, Robert Gordon, John Hood, Van Syverson, Eleanor Swanson, MAF personnel; in some cases, Swanson is only receiving a copy of communication between other MAF staff.

Notes: Files primarily from Swanson’s oversight of the East & Southern Africa Region, but also his term as Assistant Vice President of the Asia Region. Primary concerns for these files are personnel, maintenance, safety and insurance, but also include financial information.

Exceptional items: Folder 190-3 includes the “Working Agreement Between British MAF & US MAF for the Joint Management of MAF Operations in Kenya,” and an agreement between MAF and Africa Inland Mission. A small set of personnel files for missionaries assigned to Kenya, Lesotho or South Africa under Swanson’s oversight includes correspondence, evaluations, memos, prayer letters (see folders 191-10 to 192-8). Those staff include: Bill and Susanne Angliss, Hugh and Norma Beck, Peter and Judy de Bourcier, Hal and Vickie Dipple, Bud and Doreen Isaacs, John and Shirley Kelly, Joe and Pam MacCabe, Steve and Sharon Nickells, Morrey and Sally Pickard, Bob and Bertie Schleicher, Bob and Dorothy Williams, Don and Marian Winter. Folder 191-2 contains a copy of the Asia Staff Manual. Also among his files, Swanson kept maintenance records on aircraft in his region, along with background information from other countries, such as Irian Jaya. Folder 192-16 contains documents outlining procedures for search and rescue operations. Folder 191-8 for 1984 International Conference contains the program folder with reports and agenda, similar to but also containing different contents from 125-8.


Subseries IV.B.3.c: Country files

Arrangement: Alphabetical by country name

Date Range: 1978-1996

Volume: 2.2 cubic feet

Boxes: 193-198

Geographic coverage: African continent, including Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, Zaire, Zimbabwe (there is a great deal of documentation for Mali and Zaire)

Type of documents: Correspondence and memos, reports and trip reports, minutes, job descriptions, country surveys and information, strategic and business plans, maps, annual reports of other aviation agencies (such as Botswana Flying Mission), cooperative agreements with other agencies regarding projects and loaning of personnel, directories of agencies in a country

Correspondents: Directors Dave Swanson, Jon Lewis, Robert Gordon, and Max Meyers, William Angliss, Dave Blomberg, Wayne Bremner, Charlie Briggs, John Fairweather, Alec Forman, Ken Frizzell, Max Gove, Skip and Karin Hubby, Bill Kilgore, Gerry Latimer, Phil Manning, Gordon Marshall, Terry Norr, Bill Nutting, Norm Olson, Skip Parrish, Jack Pienaar, Dave Richardson, Brent Ropp, Van Syverson, Jack Walker, Phil Wilkin, Charles Wilson, other MAF personnel (both in countries throughout the African continent and in the MAF home office in the United States), and representatives of other MAF affiliates.

Notes: These files of the Africa Region Office cover the whole range of MAF’s activity and interests on the continent, and including information on the political, social and religious conditions in many of the countries of Africa.

Exceptional items: Folder 193-1 contains matter related to personnel, including job descriptions, and gathers together a wealth of information, including staff lists for the continent from 1979, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1993, and 1994, as well as a 1983 series of personnel snapshot pages including Christian background, training, and current information. See folder 193-3 consists of a compilation of survey results on Angola. The contents of folder 196-2 describes a water acquisition program and well-digging project that MAF contributed to. Folder 196-8 contains documents about the eruption of violent ethnic cleansing and genocide in Rwanda in 1994, and MAF plans for its response.


Subseries IV.B.3.d: General files

Arrangement: Alphabetical

Date Range: 1965-1989

Volume: 2.6 cubic feet

Boxes: 198-204

Geographic coverage: Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Sudan, Zaire, Zimbabwe, and other countries that MAF either worked in or temporarily provided services in

Type of documents: Correspondence, memos, reports, survey reports, minutes, newsletters and bulletins, incorporation documents, agreements with other organizations, legal documents, policy statements, sketches

Correspondents: Charles Bennett, Ross Drown, Bob Gordon, Max Gove, Jon Lewis, Gordon Marshall, Terry Norr, Bill Nutting, Roy Parsons, Dave Swanson, other MAF executives and staff, representatives of other mission, relief and government agencies

Notes: The files span the range of operations from the Africa Area Office, covering personnel, training, equipment, facilities and stations, relations with other aviation and mission agencies operating in the African continent, fund-raising, management at various levels, and relations with government offices. Among these are ACROSS (Africa Committee for Rehabilitation of Southern Sudan) in folder 199-1, AERDO or Association of Evangelical Relief and Development Organization in folder 199-2, Africa Inland Mission’s AIM-AIR in folder 200-2. Also recorded are the special circumstances that require air service, such as providing relief services during a famine. There is a major section of files relating to specific aircraft used on the continent; these are grouped together (folders 200-3 through 201-12), but are arranged according to files titles that include names of towns, manufacturers or aircraft model numbers. The files in this subseries also include documents at the MAF-wide level, more broad than the Africa Area Office concerns, but policies and information to be utilized or implement across the organization.

Exceptional items: Folder 200-1 contains MAF’s 1987 version of its AIDS guidelines on AIDS with president Max Meyers’ cover memo express the seriousness of the situation. Folder 202-6 titled “Charter” contains documents, including many drafts, of changes in the constitutional documents of MAF Canada. Folders 202-8 to 11 relate to MAF-Canada appeals and reports to Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) on its needs for serving in Zaire. There are also two untitled files (folders 202-1,2) of materials, apparently received by MAF president Charles Bennett; it is unclear how this came to be integrated into the Africa Area Offices files, except that it relates to the Africa operation.


Series V: Development (also Partnership or Partnership Development or Partner Services)

Subseries: A. Staff prayer letters, B. Operations, C. Publications

Date Range: 1982-2006

Volume: 12.4 cubic feet

Boxes: 94-103, 110-142

Notes: The largest part of this series consists of prayer letters written to supporters; accompanying these are documents related to the prayer letter production. These letters express partnership with financial and prayer supporters and convey in an ongoing way the purpose of the mission. Wings of Praise and Prayer and Praise and Prayer Briefings, long-standing prayer publications from the mission expressed prayer needs at a mission-wide or country-wide level. Prayer letters from individuals and families are also spread throughout the collection, including in the D-2; beginning in the early 1980s, however, these letters from individuals were compiled by the mission in the way they appear here in this series.


Also see the MAF Staff Prayer Cards photo file, compiled and sent by the Partner Services department.


Subseries V.A: Staff [prayer] letters

Arrangement: Chronologically in annual segments, alphabetical within a year (often from back to front)

Date Range: 1982-2006

Volume: 11.2 cubic feet

Boxes: 94-103, 110-114, 118-142

Type of documents: Prayer letters and accompanying production information, mailing lists, pledge cards from prayer and financial supporters.

Notes: The largest part of this series consists of prayer letters written by MAF missionaries and staff to their prayer and financial supporters; accompanying these are documents related to the prayer letter production. These letters express partnership with supporters and convey in an ongoing way the purpose of the mission and the details of the work of individual missionaries. Prayer letters from individuals and families are also spread throughout the collection, including in the D-2 portion of the Personnel series. The earliest documents in this subseries begin in 1982, but the 1972 and 1975 sections of the D-2 correspondence (boxes 74-78 and 104-109) appear to be the bridge to this subseries (those files contain very little interdepartmental or administrative correspondence, but are rather almost exclusively prayer letters with accompanying production information). Some of the folders include a photograph or photo prayer card of the corresponding person or family; these were transferred to the photo files and are described in the Photograph Location Record. Some of these files were received in very thin folders by family name; all files of a given alphabet letter were consolidated into one or several folders; others were received unfoldered and have been grouped by alphabet letter in one or several folders. Many of these folders also contain mailing lists of each MAF staff person or family. In some case duplicates and multiple prayer letter production versions were removed as noticed.


Subseries V.B: General correspondence

Arrangement: Alphabetical

Date Range: 1982

Volume: 1.2 cubic feet

Boxes: 115-117

Type of documents: Correspondence and memos

Correspondents: MAF senior administrators and other staff, MAF current or potential supporters (whether individuals, churches or foundations).

Notes: This subseries provides a record of MAF communication with existing or potential supporters, expressing thanks for a gift or suggesting an additional gift, or answering questions.


Subseries V.C: Publications

Arrangement: Alphabetical by title

Date Range: 1945-1971

Volume: .4 cubic feet

Boxes: 53, 61, 62, 78

Type of documents: Publications, newsletters

Notes: MAF was involved in several publications, some for public consumption, others for internal communication. Missionary Aviation was a bi-monthly magazine (1945-1969). Another publication intended for wide circulation was Wings of Praise and Prayer, a newsletter appearing monthly that reported general news of MAF personnel and kept alive the public interest so vital to the MAF financial structure. Praise and Prayer Briefings was a mimeographed letter, usually appearing monthly. In-house newsletters were used to keep the far-flung members of the MAF network in touch with each other. Other technical mimeographed newsletters were those to Mission Aircraft Operators. Member Letters (1945-1967) were distributed to MAF members and associate members. D-2 and D-3 newsletters (see D-2 subseries IX.A for The Policy Page and  MAF Staff) reported general information; the D-2 issues were of a chatty, human-interest type, while the D-3 issues were technical in scope.


Series VI: Research & Planning Office

Arrangement: Alphabetical

Date Range: 1945-2002

Volume: 4.9 cubic feet

Boxes: 61, 123-134

Type of documents: Reports, memos, policy statements, handbooks, presentation manuscripts, aircraft technical booklets, incorporation documents, financial reports, reference articles, meeting agendas and minutes, assessment questionnaires, lists, correspondence, incorporation documents, strategic plans

Notes: The series consists of Bob Gordon’s files in his role as Director of Planning & Research. The files provide an extensive record of MAF’s policy and operational statements and background research on a wide variety of topics relevant to its operation, including other mission and aviation agencies. Topics range from safety and personnel to Marxism, AIDS and In some cases individual folders bring together documents on a particular topic showing MAF’s development or emphasis in a particular area or function over time; in others the contents reflect Gordon’s gathering background information to assist MAF in formulating its own position or plan of action in that area. (See an appended folder list consisting of an extensive folder list prepared by MAF staff of selected highlights of each file in the series.) Also included are several files attributed to Dave Swanson (during the period when he was manager for the East Africa, South Africa and Central Asia regions).


Exceptional items: A few highlights include...

     Folder 123-2 records MAF’s initial response to the AIDs epidemic by communicating information and recommended actions to its field staff throughout the world

     MAF’s 1945 articles of incorporation appear in folder 123-5

     MAF’s risk assessment worldwide and contingency planning during the 1980s are documented in folder 123-7; also see the emergency notification file in folder 123-14 and forecasting in folder 124-7.

     Folder 123-10 contains an internal publication, Crossfeed: Ideas and Opinions By MAF Staff.

     Executive Management Team (EMT) meeting agendas, minutes and supporting documents

     Assorted internal evaluation tools, results and analysis in folder 124-2

     International conferences including MAF’s 1984 meeting in Canada (folder 125-8; also see folder 191-8).

     “A Survey for SIM International on the State of Outreach to Muslims in Central African Republic, Cameroon, Chad, Ginea-Bissau and Gambia” and Odo Siahaya’s “Communicating in a Muslim Context” (folder 125-9)

     Folders 126-4,5,8 and 127-1 consist of files on MAF’s history and organizational development

     Folder 127-3 consists of policy statements, while folder 127-4 contains purpose statements and folder 127-6 contains statements of the mission’s values. See folder 128-10 for MAF strategic plan statements

     Statistics compiled by the mission over five decades are found in folder 127-5

     See folder 128-3 for MAF’s Mexico earthquake relief project in 1985

     Folder 131-7 documents MAF’s periodic self-assessment

     Folder 132-4 documents the work of Southwest Missions Air Ministry in Arizona

     Folder 133-8 contains selected pages from various editions of the MAF staff handbook

     Folder 133-4 consists of several memos to MAF staff at the time of the transition from the presidency of Max Meyers to Gary Bishop in 1997-1998. Among these are Meyers’ introduction of Bishop to the staff, Meyer’s farewell memo on December 31, 1997, and Bishops’ first memo to the staff in early 1998

     Folder 133-1 contains conference material from the International Association of Missionary Aviation’s annual meeting in 1999 hosted by MAF

     A small section of files (folders 61-19 through 28) includes major works on the topic of mission aviation, all written in the 1940s and 1950s, including theses or papers by MAFers Elizabeth Clarke (later Mrs. Jim Truxton), Charlie Mellis, Grady Parrott, Nate Saint and Jim Truxton, master's and doctoral theses by William Earl Martin, research notes by Russell T. Hitt for his Nate Saint biography, and Jungle Pilot (folder 61-21).


Series VII: Technical

Arrangement: Alphabetical

Date Range: 1946-1969

Volume: .7 cubic feet

Boxes: 1, 62

Type of documents: Correspondence, bills of sale, schematics for modifications, purchase agreements, engine logs, inspection reports, weight and balance reports, legal papers and papers to and from the Civil Aeronautics Administration, the Federal Aviation Agency or their counterparts in countries where MAF was purchasing or flying aircraft.

Correspondents: Charles Mellis

Notes: This brief series, most folders titled "Aircraft", concerns the technical aspects of the aircraft used by MAF. Some files concern wrecked planes, especially folder 1-82; folder 1-1 also concerns downed planes. The folders in folders 62-27 through 29 are wholly 1969 correspondence. The writers are primarily MAF staff and D-2 personnel and the content of the letters concerns radio evangelism, amateur radio's value in missions, airplane data, commercial meat transport via MAF planes and other such matters. Of special interest is a letter by Jim Hurd in folder 62-27 concerning MAF's future in Venezuela amid the trend for "Latinization" or nationalism, and a letter by Jean Hildebrandt (folder 62-27) recommending a reorganization of the MAF office filing system.


Series VIII: Finance

Arrangement: Alphabetical

Date Range: 1945, 1955-1961

Volume: .1 cubic feet

Boxes: 19

Type of documents: Financial statements

Notes: This very small compilation of early financial records are in folders 19-39 and 40. Other financial data appears in the Operational and Financial Reports (folders 53-15 through 53-27) and Shipping Bills (folders 61-29 through 62-5).


Series IX: Personnel

Subseries: A. D-2 Personnel correspondence, B. Human Resources

Date Range: 1944-1973

Volume: 28.7 cubic feet

Boxes: 1-19, 63-78, 94, 104-109

Notes: This series consists entirely D-2 files of correspondence by all active MAF staff on a wide range of practical and policy issues. See note under next subseries (IX.A) for description of D-2 files.


Subseries IX.A: D-2 Personnel Correspondence

Arrangement: Chronologically in annual segments (except initial 1944-1949 period in alphabetical order); alphabetical by author of correspondence

Date Range: 1944-1973

Volume: 28.7 cubic feet

Boxes: 1-19, 63-78, 94, 104-109

Type of documents: Correspondence, memos

Correspondents: MAF staff

Notes: This subseries consists of correspondence of missionaries (whether on the field or on furlough) with the MAF home office. "D-2" stood for "Distribution-2" and indicated active member status. (D-1 referred to administrative staff and D-3 was for technical bulletins and memos.) The information in these files covers the entire spectrum of mission activity: finances (especially monthly financial reports from MAF's beginning), accidents, building projects, political situations, relations with other missions, adjustment of missionaries to the field, furloughs, the flow of supplies for personal use and for equipment maintenance, and missionaries' personal lives (births, etc.). Many files include mass-produced prayer letters prepared for supporters and constituents other than MAF workers (see also the extensive prayer letter files in the Development series for the years 1982-2006). These files include sketches of potential MAF personnel, and evaluations of staff and potential staff by MAF executives. The mission’s officers themselves are included in the D-2 series, both their inter-office correspondence and that to MAF workers and others in the outside world. The D-2 files constitute one of the most substantial sections of this collection, documenting all facets of MAF operations. The 1972 and 1975 subseries of the D-2 files are unlike all the preceding D-2 files in that they do not contain a record of personnel correspondence and memos with MAF administration but rather contain almost exclusively prayer letters and related production information. Although designated as D-2, these two final years in the subseries appear to be the beginning of the Partnership Development department’s staff prayer letter subseries. Several exceptions remain in this subseries, such as those of MAF administrators like Jean Hildebrandt (folder 106-6), Norm Olson (folders 107-26 and 108-1) and Jim Truxton (folder 109-14). Many duplicate copies of prayer letters were removed from these files; only samples of returned pledge cards with donor information were retained.

Exceptional items: The early D-2 files contain information about the embryonic MAF (then known as CAMF) and its early close relationship with Navigators, another Christian organization with roots in the U.S. military. See especially the James C. Truxton folders (folders 2-11 through 2-16) that contain almost all of the earliest files of what later was designated by MAF as General correspondence; also see and the early files of correspondence between Truxton and Dawson Trotman (folders 1-85 through 1-88). Truxton's membership card – #1 – is in folder 2-11. The creation of CAMF amid attacks of other, doubting, Evangelical bodies, and defenses of CAMF are documented in folder 2-12. The first contacts with men destined to lead MAF – Charlie Mellis and Grady Parrott – are located in folders 1-92 and 2-2, respectively. Betty Greene's early correspondence file (folder 1-92) gathers letters concerning original MAF personnel and general solidifying of policies, goals, and methods. A notice dated July 8, 1946 (folder 1-101) documents the name change from CAMF to MAF. The D-2 series is extensively interwoven because the D-2 material is filed by writer with most letters being written to individuals who also had their own D-2 folders. Therefore, volleys of correspondence can be reconstructed by searching through more than one D-2 file, made easier since material within folders is arranged chronologically. Since the D-2 series is arranged year by year (with an individual’s files spread over many boxes, the best access to the D-2 files is by browsing through the box-folder list in this guide. As these files are listed only by staff member's name, the “Addedum: MAF Personnel” matches names of staff with the geographical areas they served in. Although gathered around individual staff, D-2 correspondence often reflects current political, cultural and religious situations in the countries where those individuals were serving.


Folders 62-34 through 48 consist of the D-2 files of James Truxton, 1956-1966. Since Truxton was Vice President of the organization throughout this time, and since his correspondence in these D-2 files is wholly with other members of MAF, these folders are important documentation. Truxton’s 1956 correspondence (folder 62-34) concerns MAF's relations with Wycliffe Bible Translators (see also folder 62-36) and the Summer Institute of Linguistics' work among the Huaorani or Auca Indians in Ecuador, relations with the Ecuador government and the missionary murders by the Indians in January 1956. The murders and their aftermath are a major theme of the correspondence for the next three years (folders 62-35 through 37) that includes material about the survivors, especially widow Betty Elliot and sister Rachel Saint. Folder 62-35 has letters about Mexico and British Guiana, while folder 62-37, about Brazil; folder 62-38, about Brazil and the Congo.


The D-2 files of Nate Saint include a letter with advice on the young organization's business practices – advice that MAF took seriously (folder 2-7; some letters in this same folder were used by Russell T. Hitt for his biography of Saint, Jungle Pilot). The 1947 Saint file (folder 2-8) documents the opening of Ecuador to MAF service; folders 2-14 and 2-15 concern these early days in Ecuador, as do many of the 1948-1949 D-2 files (see especially folder 1-100 that has a letter about an earthquake there). The other original MAF field was Mexico, and many pre-1950 D-2 files concern this area (see especially folders 2-1 and 2-5). The D-2 files through 1948 contain letters annotated in a red felt-tip pen with underlining and cryptic notations in the margins. This seems to point to research done in these files prior to their coming to the BGC Archives. The annotations do not appear to be contemporary with the manuscripts, and are not to be confused with the red pencil or fountain pen notations made for original office use.


A few other highlights from the series include:

     A typical example of a membership application (folder 3-24)

     The formation of the "bucket-drop" technique used to get supplies to mission stations where no airstrip existed (folders 3-23 and 4-13)

     A proposed book about MAF (folder 4-25)

     MAF's role in Billy Graham's 1960 African tour (folder 6-34)

     Missionary Engineering, Incorporated's merger into MAF in 1962 (folder 6-103)

     Political turmoil and missionary deportation in the Sudan (folders 7-54, 7-124), and in the Congo's 1964 political upheaval (folders 8-8, 8-9, 8-11, 8-58, 9-32)

     Evaluation of missionaries from the Congo in 1967 (folder 14-12)

     Nigerian politics (folder 13-10)

     A medical report on Brazil (folder 8-11)

     A fatal airplane crash in which MAF pilot Don Roberson was killed (folder 13-14)

     A history of MAF plane wrecks in the 1950s (folder 13-22)

     The general reorganization of MAF operation structure (folder 14-59)

     Information about the murder of five missionaries by the Huaorani or Auca Indians of Ecuador in January 1956 (folders 4-43 through 5-7). This incident is discussed in greater detail below.

     A 1969 brochure of D-2 staff, with pictures of each, is in folder 43-65.


Subseries IX.B: Human Resources (no records)


Series X: Other Missions

Arrangement: Alphabetical

Date Range: 1938-1969

Volume: 8.1 cubic feet

Boxes: 53-61

Type of documents: Correspondence, aerial surveys, promotional material, reports, prayer letters, newsletters, pamphlets and magazines

Correspondents: Charles Mellis, J. Grady Parrott, Elizabeth Greene, James Truxton, Gordon Sanders of Missionary Engineering, other MAF representatives, and executives and representatives of the other agencies represented

Notes: This series records the interaction and cooperation between MAF and other mission agencies based in or working around the world. These agencies were primarily those served by MAF aircraft, requesting aerial survey or purchasing service. The correspondence discusses aircraft selection and purchase, parts orders, shipping arrangements, studies of technical development and adaptations to mission needs. It also includes import-export regulations, radio licensing in foreign countries, procuring of missionary visas and relations with foreign governments, adaptation to changing political systems and laws, and settling of insurance claims. Full explanations are made of MAF policies, especially in strict aeronautical training, careful screening of pilot candidates, rules for load limits and curtailment of flight hours per pilot. Mention is made of the development of the "bucket drop" for supplies and initial contact with indigenous peoples in unevangelized areas. Aerial survey reports give detailed information on terrain, weather conditions, assessment of necessary flight hours, projected mission needs, and suitable locations for mission bases. Many letters discuss the Missavia radio and its use in inter-mission communication, flight contracts and medical emergencies. Individual mission files may cover the full scope of a mission's operation (especially its use of aviation), as well as it relationship with MAF. The researcher is advised to make use of the box-folder listing in this guide that gives access to these files via mission names.

Exceptional items: The files on the Evangelical Foreign Missions Association (folders 55-20 through 55-27) and the Interdenominational Foreign Missions Association (folders 56-3 through 56-24) are especially full:

     The EFMA folders contain early records of that organization, including a letter from EFMA Executive Secretary Clyde W. Taylor to Christian Century magazine in response to a 1956 article published about the Auca incident involving Huaorani Indians (folder 55-22)

     This same folder contains information about the Second Latin American Evangelical Conference, held in Lima, Peru in 1961

     Latin America is one of the topics covered in the IFMA folders (especially folders 56-8 through 10 and 56-11 that touches on ecumenism in the region)

     Other topics in the IFMA material are Cuba (folder 56-13), the 1966 Congress on the Church's World Wide Mission held in Wheaton, Illinois (folder 56-15), and the Evangelical “Christ for All Campaign” in the Congo, under the controversial Pastor Makanzu (folder 56-16)

The correspondence for 1967 and 1969 is filed out of sequence, appearing in the General Files (folders 25-59 and 48-84, respectively). The same is true for EFMA, 1965-1967 (folder 23-26).


The contents of the series reflect some of the raw edges of inter-mission relations, whether through doctrinal differences, territorial agreements, cooperation policies, personality problems or methods of arbitration:

     Relations between the Seventh Day Adventists and other missions are shown in folders 58-11 and 59-18. Letters in folders 54-20 and 58-12 relate incidents when the Adventists were refused aid because of their doctrinal stands.

     Relations between Evangelical missions and those operated by the Roman Catholic Church are described in documents in folders 56-9, 57-1 (Costa Rica), 60-11, 60-27 and 60-29. Folder 60-27 illustrates an impasse in Catholic-Protestant relations in Ecuador (see also folder 5-78) and discusses the use of the Catholic Bible. The Catholic-Protestant tensions often entered into government relations in countries predominantly Catholic (see folders 58-6, 59-7 and 59-9).

Folders 59-5 and 60-19 have material about relations between Evangelical missions:

     Folder 56-1 contains information on the fundamentalist-modernist controversy

     Bob Jones' general opposition to Wycliffe Bible Translators (and to Billy Graham) is seen in folders 60-11 and 60-27). See also folders 52-11,14,15,18,19 documenting the same problems in British MAF, and an interesting case study of MAF transportation and Catholic missions, folders 51-43 and 5-78.

In addition to inter-mission relations, these files contain records that explore mission-government relations in Brazil (folder 54-24), in Borneo (folder 55-7), and especially in the Congo, where political upheaval in the mid-1960's threatened the future of many missions (folders 54-23, 55-17, 55-28 and 59-14). Missions in China are discussed in folder 55-19; evangelism among Muslims is considered in folders 57-23 and 59-18. A letter from Guatemala (folder 54-31) tells how nationals expect all foreigners to be missionaries.


MAF's own history is seen in this series:

     The file on Navigators (folder 57-17) is especially rich in MAF early history, as is that of New Tribes Missions (folder 57-20).

     Folder 57-28 includes a description of a river trip by MAFers James Truxton and Hobert Lowrance in Venezuela.

     Spanish and French versions of MAF's filmstrip Mid-Century Martyrs are discussed in folder 60-11.

     Other files with MAF history are folders 59-37, 60-2 through 4 and 60-19,20.

     MAF pilot Nate Saint's career is covered in folders 57-36, 59-30,31,32; his sister Rachel, worker for Wycliffe Bible Translators, has documentation in folders 57-36 and 60-26. A parachute device for MAF's "bucket-drop" is described in folder 58-32.


Aerial topographical surveys can be found in many folders: Central Africa (folder 54-30), French West Africa (folder 55-8), West Africa (folder 59-27), Africa (folder 55-31), Nigeria and the Philippines (folder 57-2), Philippines and Laos (folder 57-33), Guerrero (Yucatan) (folder 58-4), Southern Rhodesia and Venezuela (folder 58-34), Sinu River Valley (Colombia) (folder 59-21), and Orinoco River (Venezuela) and Bolivia (folders 60-19,20). Some miscellaneous items of note include:

     A missionary description of a thick jungle in South America and a crash landing in a "grassy river" (folder 54-26)

     A search for underwater plane wreckage in the South Pacific, with searchers protected from crocodiles by lightweight cages (folder 54-28)

     A report on the use of pontoons for water landings (folder 57-6)

     An account of a search for five missing New Tribes Mission workers in South America (folder 58-15)

     Liberian mission radio station ELWA (folder 58-22)

     the translation of MAF book Through Gates of Splendor into Japanese (folder 58-33)

     An article about the famous nineteenth-century Baptist missionary Adoniram Judson (folder 57-20)

     A diary of an expedition to the Waica Indianas of South America in 1958 (folder 59-5)


The series also contains significant information on Evangelical figures:

     Material on Billy Graham is in folders 51-37, 56-25,26, 58-18 and 60-34

     Navigators’ founder Dawson Trotman is described in documents in folders 57-17, including his death and funeral); also included is an article by Trotman.

     MAF Board Member W. Cameron Townsend's correspondence is in folder 60-33

     Correspondence of radio mission executive Abe Van Der Puy is in folders 59-31 and 60-12.


Publications in folders 61-5 through 17 are clippings from magazines that concern missionary aviation from other missions. Lutheran Missionary (folder 61-13) contains the obituary of pilot Edwin B. Hartwig, a somewhat well-known figure in mission aviation, who was killed in a 1951 plane wreck at New Guinea. The Lutheran World Federation in folder 16-14, has clippings of that organization's China News Letter concerning the "St. Paul", a mission plane flown into pre-Communist China by Daniel Nelson, who was associated with MAF. Nelson and his family died when his plane crashed in 1948. The file of New Tribes Mission (folder 61-17) contains many issues of its magazine Brown Gold.


Series XI: General

Arrangement: A. Old Correspondence (alphabetical), B. Other Correspondence (chronological)

Date Range: 1944-1975

Volume: 51.4 cubic feet

Boxes: 19-51, 78-93

Notes: A very extensive and substantial series, the documents (much of it routine) record MAF’s interaction with the Christian public, its supporters, other mission agencies, and companies in some aspect of the aeronautics business.


Subseries XI.A: “Old Correspondence” (first subseries)

Arrangement: Alphabetical by correspondent

Date Range: 1944-1967

Volume: 14.4 cubic feet

Boxes: 19-32, 62

Type of documents: Primarily letters and memos, materials accompanying correspondence, membership and renewal applications, forms, some newspaper clippings, radio script

Correspondents: MAF executives Grady Parrott, James Truxton, Elizabeth Greene, Charles Mellis, Donald Qvarnstrom (MAF Export Manager), administrative assistants Norm Olson, John Strash, MAF office secretary Selma Bauman, individuals and representatives of churches, other mission agencies, and suppliers

Notes: This correspondence is largely with individuals and churches interested in MAF – financial supporters, prayer friends, and promoters of MAF renown across America. Many of these files are the accumulated letters of associate members, often dealing with the mundane matters of membership application and renewals, but also reflecting the wide spectrum of what prompted these people to apply for MAF membership. Missionaries and other mission organizations are represented in the subseries, as is business correspondence with aircraft and equipment supply companies, insurance companies, and foreign government offices.

Exceptional items: This subseries contains a substantial collection of newspaper and magazine articles concerning MAF, appearing in various stages of construction, editing, proofreading, revision, and completion:

     Some of these are a copy of "Blood on the Sand" (folder 27-28), a musical account of the 1956 Auca murder incident involving Huaorani Indians in Ecuador

     Correspondence about an article, "Wings of Service" (folder 26-63)

     An article by MAF Secretary-Treasurer Charles J. Mellis for Flying Magazine about the history of MAF (folder 23-73)

     James Truxton's article "Aviation in Missions" (folder 23-19)

     General hivstorical accounts for publication in Christian Life (folder 21-80) and the Cessna Pennant (folder 21-63)

     The murders of five missionaries by Huaorani Indians spawned a barrage of newspaper and magazine accounts (see especially folders 20-12 and 20-30); Life magazine borrowed MAF photographs for its use (folder 26-37)

     A 1946 dramatized radio script of an incident where short wave radio and aviation "saved the day" in a Dutch New Guinea weather emergency is in folder 25-74

     While this collection contains no actual films produced by MAF, there is much correspondence concerning films about MAF missionary aviation and the companies that made them: Of Wings and Missions about Mexico (folder 20-54); Conquering Jungle Barriers by Gospel Films, Inc. (folder 24-35); Flight Plan about Honduras by Ken Anderson Films, including advertisements for the finished product (folders 20-20 and 20-21); and Mid-Century Martyrs (folders 26-59, 60). Many of the church files represented in the General Series are devoted to the scheduling of MAF films to be shown around the country.

The General files also contain correspondence with other mission organizations (also see the "Other Missions" series), illustrating how MAF worked with missions, whether in a partnership or advisory role.

     Some of these files are with other aviation concerns: Aerial Missions, Ltd. (folder 19-44) concerning Missionary aviation in western Australia; a "Flying Doctor Service" proposal for Africa (folder 19-45); Aero-Missionaries, Wings of Colombia (folder 26-6); and Sky Pilots (folder 30-53). See also Victory Sky Pilots, Inc. (folder 25-13), and the India Mission (folder 25-61) that includes Elrow LaRowe's report, "A Basis for the Consideration of Practical Missionary Aviation," written in the 1940s.

     Correspondence with Missionary Engineering that MAF absorbed in 1962 is found in folders 27-45 and 27-46.

Medical missions are well represented in the General files:

     Missionary Dentist (folder 27-44)

     Missions Medica Independiente (folder 27-40)

     Missions Medical Supplies (folder 27-56) that has information of MAF overseas workers' health

     Christian Dental Society (folder 21-41)

     Christian Medical Society (folder 21-81)

There are several Christian colleges represented in these files:

     Biola (folder 21-5)

     Le Tourneau College (folders 26-32 and 26-33) that includes information about that school's Aeronautical Technology Program, that trained some MAF personnel

     Moody Bible Institute (folders 28-6, 7, 8, 9, and 10) whose folders contain detailed documentation of MAF and MBI's long and fruitful interaction

     Bob Jones University (folder 21-14) whose dissatisfaction with MAF's cooperation with Billy Graham led to a cut-off of prayer support

The General files contain many folders concerning individuals, with correspondence often spanning more than two decades. Some of the better-known of these include:

     Ken Anderson, whose film company produced some MAF movies (folders 20-20 and 20-21 (see also Gospel Films, folder 24-35, Sacred Cinema, folder 30-21, and Westminster Films, folder 32-29)

     John and Elaine Beekman, Wycliff Bible translators who worked on the movie Of Wings and Missions in Mexico (folder 20-54)

     Walter F. Bennett, whose company prepared advertising material for MAF (folder 20-58)

     Wilson Dale Crane, who with MAF-er James H. Lomheim coauthored "A First Draft of the Proposed Missionary Aviation Fellowship Center" (folder 22-36)

     Jim and Elisabeth Elliot, immediately involved in the 1956 murders by Huaorani Indians (folder 23-9)

     George Fisk, missionary to Borneo shipwrecked in 1946 near Australia (folder 23-68)

     Paul Hartford, worker with Victory Sky Pilots (folder 25-13)

     Philip E. Howard, editor of The Sunday School Times and father-in-law of Jim Elliot (folder 25-50)

     Gleason H. Ledyard,of Eskimo Gospel Crusade (folder 26-26)

     Alistair MacDonald, British MAF executive (folder 26-62)

     Edward McCully (one of the Auca martyrs by the Huaorani Indians in Ecuador) and his wife Marilou and father T. E. McCully(folders 26-59, 26-60)

     Robert C. McQuilkin, president of Columbia Bible College and on the MAF Advisory Board (folder 26-70)

     Daniel Nelson, China Field Director for the Lutheran World Convention in pre-Communist China (folder 28-30)

     Fred Passler, missionary pilot killed in the Yucatan (folder 28-63)

     Paul F. Robinson, Moody Bible Institute coordinator of its missionary technology program (folders 30-1 through 30-4)

     George Edward Roffe, CMA missionary to Laos who early experimented with mission aviation there (folder 30-6)

     Lawrence B. and Sam Saint, father and brother of Nate Saint, murdered by the Auca or Huaorani Indians in 1956 (folders 30-22 and 30-24)

     Harold B. Street, of Evangelical Literature Overseas (folder 31-24)

     Kenneth N. Taylor, editor of the photo magazine, Christian Life and Times (folder 31-37)

     Frederick George Tinley, early user of evangelistic aviation in Tabasco, Mexico (folder 31-44)

     V. Raymond Edman, president of Wheaton College (folder 32-32)

     George Wiggins, missionary to Japan who kept a lifelong close relationship with MAF (folders 32-41 and 42)

     the Fleming (folder 23-71) and Youderain (folder 32-62) families, survivors of Peter Fleming and Roger Youderain, other men killed by the Huaorani or Auca Indians


Subseries XI.B: “Other Correspondence” (second subseries)

Arrangement: By one to three-year time periods; with each period in alphabetical order

Date Range: 1962-1973

Volume: 51.4 cubic feet

Boxes: 33-51, 78-93

Type of documents: Primarily correspondence, also forms, meeting minutes

Correspondents: MAF executives Grady Parrott, James Truxton, Elizabeth Greene, Charles Mellis, Charles Bennett, Thomas Albright (Director of Electronics), Robert Gordon, and Donald Berry; MAF administrative assistants Norm Olson, John Strash, Robert Lehnhart, James Lomheim, John Lundgren, and Dorothy Mount (secretary); individuals and representatives of churches, other mission agencies, and suppliers

Notes: This second subseries of General Files reflects the MAF office’s way of dealing with the host of correspondents whose interactions with MAF did not extend beyond a few letters. Subdivided into one to three-year time periods (i.e., 1964-1966, 1971, etc.), files within these sections were arranged alphabetically by author (individual or organization), many in catch-all folders with labels such as "Bi; 1962-1963" or "Pr; 1967". MAF's own inventory of this subseries states, "Evidently the general files earlier than '62 were not kept." While the files in the sections from 1962 through 1967 are strictly of this filing only by alphabetical letters, beginning in 1968 titled folders by individual name or organization resume as in the "Old Correspondence" subseries of the General Files, and like the "Old Correspondence," some of the documents date back to the 1940s. The files in boxes 78-93, added to extend the subseries coverage from 1970-1975, were sampled by the archivist rather than taken as a whole, including both a random sampling of each box plus files whose titles suggested significance for either the MAF organization, missions history or the Evangelical world.The majority of folders in this second subseries are the assembled products of many correspondents brought together by alphabetization (e.g., "Am; 1965" or "Ro; 1968"). The contents of these files are less substantive than the first subseries, being primarily letters enclosing gifts and MAF acknowledgments with thanks. They do reflect, however – with their official letterhead, scallop-edged and flowered stationery, or blue-lined school paper, and with their secretary-typescript, longhand or child's pencil – the broad base from which MAF drew financial and prayer support. In addition to this type of correspondence, files in this section fall generally into seven categories: applications for personnel status, with responses, counseling, etc.; requests for literature or use of MAF films; invitations to mission conferences; correspondence with businesses (equipment manufacturers, office suppliers, etc.) and with governments for visas, export licenses, etc.; requests for information from students and other researchers; prayer letters and newsletters from other missions; and requests for guidelines in establishing aviation training programs similar to MAF's. Most of these letters are variations on one of the eight themes listed above.

Exceptional items: The following highlights some items of unique information throughout this extensive subseries for the years 1962-1967:

Folder #

Description

33-1

Uses of women doctors

33-5

Duties of the missionary wife

33-11

Questions about the possibility of women pilots; plans for an MAF medical division

33-13

Problems in the Sudan

33-14

Missionary Engineering's merger into MAF (see also folders 6-103 and 104)

33-25

MAF policy - how shortages in pledges are covered; purchase of aircraft only by cash; refusal to use temporary flying personnel

33-27

Details of a slide presentation illustrating MAF ministry, providing good overall view of its unique problems

33-28

Rationale for division of MAF funds to its various departments – administration, technical, etc.; copy of Foreign Missionary Radio-TV newsletter

33-29

Letter explaining range of MAF aircraft, decision against trans-oceanic flights, and reason for MAF commercial flights

34-4

Letter with explanation of MAF entire operations, to Phil Gray, Oct. 21, 1963; magazine article, "Their Sanctuary in the Sky"

34-19

Tactful response to irate letter criticizing MAF's aid in searching for Michael Rockefeller, son of then-New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller (see also folder 34-22).

34-20

Relations with Roman Catholic Church

34-24

Mission work in juvenile detention home

34-28

Lengthy letter about need for personnel's individual concentration on specific skills, rather than splintering capabilities

34-29

Letter examining difficulties of aircraft service about equipment, competition with national airlines, ground facilities, communications, scheduling, and economics

35-4

New Tribes Mission effectiveness; plans for TV interview

35-16

Newsletter from Vietnam

35-18

Defense of MAF's insistence on high standards in technical personnel

35-19

World Home Bible League twenty-five-year history pamphlet

35-26

Decision against hiring divorcees

35-31

Detailed letter about missionary allowance

36-10

College campus as preparation for the mission field

36-16

Political unrest in Congo 1964 (see also folders 36-19,23,36, 37-17,18,30,31, 38-9,19,20, 39-1,28,33,40, 40-5,23)

39-24

Letter about paternalist and colonialist outlooks of missionaries; Congress on the Church's Worldwide Mission, Wheaton, Illinois

36-26

Refugee resettlement programs

36-37

MAF is offered a DC-3: pros and cons of accepting

37-7

Spanish Language School

37-29

Annotated (with corrections) draft of article about MAF

38-1

Conference on Christian Education in a Changing Africa

38-14,15

Religious persecution in West Iran

38-21

Description of conditions in Laos (see also folders 39-3, 45-26)

38-27

Correspondence with Harold Lindsell about Christianity Today article

39-27

Explanation of and problems with bucket-drop system

39-14

Correspondence with a pilot inquiring about MAF

40-4

Article on political witness

40-13

Assessment of helicopters in mission work

40-15

Wycliffe experiences in Vietnam

40-24

Description of Orinoco River headwaters

43-14

Philippine/Indonesian MAF staff

43-28

Political conditions in New Guinea and mission relations with government

43-52

Christian Anti-Communism Crusade

44-19

Vicious letter from a detractor

45-13

Political unrest in Guatemala

45-18

Search for downed plane in Congo; correspondence with Bob Jones University

46-42

Ivory Coast newsletter

46-60

Data on Vietnam

47-26

Borneo Mission

47-60

Reply to letter of criticism


Some of the folders in the 1968 and 1969 files titled by individual or organization deserve special note as to their content:


Folder #

Description

43-13

Assembly of God leprosy mission in Liberia

43-21

David Baskett on the merits of helicopter vs. airplane in Vietnam

43-55

Correspondence with a Philadelphia church on the duties of a missionary wife

43-65

A copyrights file with the legal paperwork on copyrights for Missionary Aviation

44-2

John W. Davis writes on mission aviation in Brazil, as does Earl Adams of Flying Missionaries in folder 44-42

44-7

Arrangements with Disneyland of tickets for furloughing families

44-11

A 1968 plane wreck in Ecuador

44-28

An example of a congregation whose support of MAF spanned two decades; see also folders 44-33 through 44-38

44-40

Report on a missionary trip by laymen under the Volunteer Services program of the Commission on Ecumenical Missions and Relations

44-47

An article in the newspaper March Against Time Crusade concerns pagan life in Africa and how missionaries could explain Christianity in indigenous terms

44-63

Henry Guy's correspondence reflects the activities of a sort of free-lance evangelist in South America and the use of television evangelism with Christian Witness Productions

44-69

The file of Harcourt Brace World, Inc. includes an IQ test used by MAF

45-53

Art Melvin's long correspondence with MAF covers general use of mission aviation, principles of inter-mission cooperation, fund raising and stewardship

45-59

Problems with Missavia radio equipment in the Congo are reported

46-5

Mission work in Mexico

46-50

Elfrieda Toews' correspondence reports a confrontation in Indonesia with an axe-wielding native

46-55

Melvin Turner's letter describing Nate Saint's influence on Turner's decision to work for Wycliffe and also a letter from a Colombian national about Wycliffe's work there

47-12

Leonard Berry's account of an MAF fatal airplane accident, the third in the mission’s twenty-five year history up until that point

47-36

An argument for professional training and the need for qualified flight schools

47-55

A file labeled "Christian Times 1966-1969" mentions Billy Graham and an article by MAF staff Betty Greene addresses the role of women in MAF

47-69

The shift from career missionaries to short-term service and general evaluation of historical mission/missionary roles

48-4

The W.H. Farrises' letters spanning two decades are significant because the Farrises were Marj (Mrs. Nate) Saint's parents

48-85

The file titled "International Conference; 1969" concerns the first joint sessions ever held by independent MAF organizations in the US, Britain and Australia, including meeting minutes and news releases

49-40

A thick file of correspondence, etc., with the Lutheran World Federation contains much information about LWF's own missionary plane, the St. Paul, and its wreck in 1950, and also a 1947 copy of LWF's China News Letter published in Shanghai

49-59

The Missionary Information Bureau file contains a year's worth (1968-1969) of bulletins about Brazil

49-60

Mission aviation in the Congo

49-76

Radio evangelism in Bolivia in 1961

49-77

OMS's China mission plans

50-33

Newsletters from a Surinam mission

50-97

A 1946 article of Charles Mellis, Airborne Evangelism

50-85

Mexican and Costa Rican missions

50-89

Correspondence with J. Herbert Kane

51-25

Correspondence with Zondervan Publishing House primarily concerns books written about the famous Auca incident involving the Huaorani Indians in Ecuador

51-26 to 51-29

Information about the first years of MAF business can be found in general correspondence files for 1946 and 1949-1951

51-35

Information on candidates for the New Guinea field, Australian MAF, the "bucket drop" system, technical data and application forms/qualifications lists.

 

A broad insight into MAF policies, training techniques, airplane adaptations, fiscal situations, accident analyses, etc., can be found examples in these folders of the subseries:

     33-25,27,28,29

     34-4,5,23,29

     35-18

     36-25,26,27,28,37

     37-11,16,22,29

     38-9,27,29


    39-1,2,5,9,28,39,40,41

    40-12,17,22

    43-55,61

    45-53,61

    46-22,54

    47-12,31,36,55,69,84


    49-62,102

    50-83

    51-5,6,18.


Series XII: Miscellaneous

Arrangement: Alphabetical

Date Range: 1944-1971, n.d.

Volume: 1.6 cubic feet

Boxes: 1, 53, 61, 62, 78

Type of documents: Bills, surveys

Notes: This small portion of miscellaneous material is the residue from a previous alphabetical arrangement.

Exceptional items:

61-29 to 62-5

Shipping Bills (folders 61-29 through 62-5) include export licenses and other paperwork necessary for MAF to carry on its international commerce.

62-6 to 26

Surveys in folders 62-6 through 26 are general territory surveys done from the air for the areas of Alaska, Ethiopia, South America, South Pacific and Southeast Asia (see folder-level list for a complete listing of countries). Surveys (most documented here in the mid-1940s and mid-50s) were conducted in consultation with missionaries to assess the need for aviation as a resource in a country or region. Gathered in consultation, the surveys were of the terrain, location of missionaries and populations in need of Christian witness. See Location Record: Oversize Materials for maps that were gathered as part of the survey process. (The purpose of these surveys was mirrored in Operation ACCESS in 2001, in which MAF again surveyed remote areas in sixty-four countries.)


*****

Provenance


The materials in this collection were received by the Center from Mission Aviation Fellowship from 1980 to 2006.


Accession #: 80-80

April 13, 1981

Galen R. Wilson

M. Arnold

F. Brocker

M. Buffington

G. Lynch

A. Peterson

R. Shuster


Updated: July 20, 1981

Accessions: 80-168, 81-57

Galen R. Wilson

A. Peterson

 

May 28, 1992

Paul Ericksen

L. Ferguson

D. Tamte-Horan


Updated: December 21, 2007

Accessions: 82-143, 85-92, 86-67, 88-76, 90-18, 90-78, 95-63, 96-30, 06-23

Paul Ericksen

T. Gulsvig

K. Hayward


Updated: December 29, 2008

Accessions: 95-63, 96-30, 03-09, 06-23

Paul Ericksen

T. Gulsvig

K. Hayward

Updated January 28,2010
Accessions: 88-125, 95-63
Bob Shuster



SELECT LIST OF MAF PERSONNEL


This list, compiled during the production of the initial descriptive guide of the MAF records, reflects only the contents in the D-2 folders themselves in boxes 1-19 for staff who worked with MAF between 1945-1969. The dates refer to the year of the first contact with MAF; the fields listed are inferred from correspondence in the files. Some individuals have been omitted from this list: those whose files do not extend to more than one year, and those whose correspondence indicates that they did not serve MAF in any other capacity but office clerk.


Name

Fields

Date Began

Albright, Thomas

Brazil; Headquarters

1962

Allen, Irving

Philippines

1962

Anderson, Milton P.

Mexico

1955

Andres, James

West Irian

1963

Bauman, Selma E.

Headquarters

1945

Beck, Hugh

Kenya, Ethiopia

1961

Beiter, Donald

New Guinea

1960

Bennett, Charles

Mexico

1955

Berk, Harold

Brazil: British Guinea

1955

Berry, Donald W.

Mexico: Honduras, Philippines Headquarters

1945

Bishop, Floyd

Mexico

1958

Bittle, Neil

Surinam

1968

Boggs, George E.

New Guinea; Laos

1957

Born, William

Brazil

1967

Bowman, Robert

Surinam, Brazil

1964

Breuker, Robert

West Irian

1967

Brown, Overton W.

Honduras; Mexico

1950

Bubeck, Larry

Congo

1966

Buhler, Paul

Congo

1968

Carlburg, Clifford

Mexico; Philippines

1965

Carroll, Howard

Headquarters; West Irian

1962

Chantland, Janice

Headquarters

1965

Cole, Kenneth

Honduras

1961

Congdon, Eugene

Costa Rica; Mexico

1964

Davis, Cecil

Ecuador; Surinam

1963

Davis, Frank

British Guiana

1968

Derr, Daniel A.

Mexico; Ecuador; Venezuela

1962

Dirks, Everett

Congo

1963

Doerksen, Everett

Congo

1963

Dyce, Thomas G.

Brazil

1958

Eisemann, Wesley

French West Africa; Congo

1958

Ellichman, David

Headquarters

1969

Entz, Lin

Brazil

1966

Fairley, Gordon

Congo

1960

Fairweather, John

Congo; Headquarters

1963

Firth, Jean

Headquarters

1965

Fogal, Paul

Brazil

1966

Gauntt, John

Brazil

1966

Gettman, John

West Irian

1963

Gibbs, Frank

Brazil

1960

Gilmer, Thomas J.

New Guinea

1959

Gordon, Robert

Congo

1962

Greene, Elizabeth E.

Nigeria; Sudan; London; New Guinea; Headquarters

1944

Harrell, Robert

Honduras

1961

Hatcher, Elias W.

Mexico

1945

Hearn, Leon

West Irian

1963

Hildebrandt, Jean

Headquarters

1969

Hoekstra, Dennis

Congo; Ethiopia

1965

Hoisington, David

West Irian

1963

Hollingsworth, Ian

Mexico

1968

Hood, John

West Irian

1969

Hopkins, Joseph

Brazil

1963

Hurd, James

Honduras

1967

Hutchins, Robert M.

New Guinea; Ethiopia; Headquarters; Philippines

1945

Isaac, Melvin

West Irian

1967

Isbell, Raymond H.

Mexico; Costa Rica; Ecuador

1961

Johanson, Robert

New Guinea

1958

Johnson, Paul

Honduras

1964

Keble, Martin

West Irian

1969

Keenan, John C.

Honduras; Costa Rica; Ecuador; Headquarters

1948

Keith, Richard

Peru

1961

Krenzin, Ernest E.

Sudan; Kenya; Headquarters

1957

Laird, Glen

Costa Rica; Ecuador

1964

Landaas, Stanley

Surinam

1967

Larsen, Elson

Brazil; British Guiana

1956

Lehnhart, Robert

Brazil; Ecuador

1959

Lepper, Ted

Mexico; Ecuador

1963

Lewis, Paul

Brazil

1957

Lomheim, James H.

Mexico; Brazil

1946

Lowrance, Hobert E.

Venezuela; Honduras; Mexico; Ecuador; Headquarters

1946

Ludlow, Ted

Rhodesia

1965

Lundgren, John

Honduras

1961

McGuire, Joseph

Mexico

1967

McIntosh, Arthur

Brazil

1961

McLennan, Joseph

Brazil

1959

Manaoang, Ernesto

 – – –

1968

Marcy, Paul

Honduras

1967

Mellis, Charles J.

Headquarters; New Guinea; Philippines

1945

Merrill, Daniel

Costa Rica

1969

Mood, Walter

Costa Rica

1966

Morgan, Herbert

British Guiana

1963

Morgret, Raymond

Kenya; Congo

1962

Mount, Dorothy

Headquarters

1965

Newman, Eugene

New Guinea

1960

Nkoba, Jessy

Congo

1969

Olson, Norman

Brazil; Southern Rhodesia; Headquarters

1958

Osterhus, David

Ecuador

1960

Parrott, J. Grady

Headquarters; New Guinea

1945

Parrott, Richard

West Irian

1966

Parsons, Roy

Ecuador; British Guiana; New Guinea; Surinam; Congo

1957

Patton, Charles

Brazil

1959

Paul, William

Mexico

1959

Peel, David

West Irian

1963

Pickard, Maurice

Philippines

1967

Pontier, Paul

New Guinea; Philippines

1956

Qvarnstrom, D.V.

Headquarters

1953

Raney, George

Philippines

1966

Reaser, Elmer

Brazil; British Guiana

1959

Reeder, Gerald

West Irian

1965

Riggs, Royce

Honduras

1969

Roberson, Donald

Venezuela

1966

Rogers, Clell

New Guinea

1961

Saint, Marjorie

Ecuador

1956

Saint, Nathaniel

Ecuador

1945

Sawatzsky, Jack

Brazil

1967

Schlehr, Kenton

Kenya

1962

Schoonover, Carl

Not yet assigned

1969

Simmelink, Kenneth

West Irian

1967

Snider, C. Arthur

Honduras

1955

Stack, James

Kenya

1961

Steiger, David G.

New Guinea; Philippines

1954

Strash, John

Mexico; West Africa; Congo

1946

Swanson, David

West Irian; Laos

1964

Truxton, James C.

Venezuela; Brazil; Headquarters

1944

Vick, Windsor

Mexico; Honduras

1959

Voetman, David

Southern Rhodesia

1962

Voth, Menno

West Irian

1967

Walker, Jack

Mexico

1961

Wall, George

Congo

1966

Warkentin, Henry

Congo

1968

Watson, John

Honduras

1964

Weir, Paul S.

Mexico; Honduras; Costa Rica

1952

White, Charles F.

Headquarters; Rhodesia

1965

Wiley, Claire

Mexico

1963

Willems, Noel

Brazil

1965

Wittig, Robert

Ecuador

1949

Worthington, Henry

Mexico; Honduras; New Guinea

1958

Zaagman, Leonard

Philippines

1966



LOCATION RECORD
Accession: 92-25, 95-63
Type of Material: Audio Tapes
The following items are located in the AUDIO TAPE file.

Item# - Reel or cassette, speed, approximate length, number of sides, contents (title of session, participants) according to the program, date.


tapes arranged chronologically

 tape #

reel or cassette

speed

minutes

sides

Contents

Dates

T16

reel

7-1/2

 23.5

1

Palawan memorial service for missionary Merle Buckingham (American Baptists for World Evangelization) and MAF pilot and Mr. George Albert Raney. - “short version”; recorded in Puerto [Princessa?], Palawan, Philippines “ten days” after the accident. Eulogies were given by a Mr. DeVries and another unidentified individual. Buckingham’s widow Joyce adds her comments at the close of the recording. The two men were killed on December 23, 1969, in an aircraft accident during a routine flight.

1/2/69

T19

reel

1-7/8

45

2

John Gauntt’s (MAF pilot and Guyana program manager) account of his plans, movements, observations, and lessons learned at the time (possibly late-1969) of an uprising by rebel forces in Lethem, Guyana (site of MAF’s airstrip and Guyana operation) and seizing of the airstrip. Guyana became a republic in February 1970 after gaining independence as a colony from the British in May 1966. Gauntt also reviews what is known about the rebels and their training. (Stored on a three-inch spool.)

1/4,6/69

T17

reel

3-3/4

 

1

Panel discussion at Operation Solidarity (possibly part of the Operations Management Team’s 1971 meeting as labeled on the tape box) featuring Robert Allen and other panelists on race relations in America, especially regarding African Americans. Discussion based on questions from the audience following their viewing of an exhibit.

1971?

T18

reel

3-3/4

 

1

Continuation of panel discussion at Operation Solidarity featuring Robert Allen (possibly part of the Operations Management Team’s 1971 meeting as labeled on the tape box)

1971?

T20

cassette

60

2

MAF site dedication at Redlands, California, including remarks from president Charles Bennett, former president Grady Parrott, and others.

10/21/79

T1

cassette

63

2

Arthur Glasser, morning keynote address, 1984 MAF International Conference, Banff, Alberta (#1). Glasser discusses future problems of the world, growth and change within the Evangelical church, and the need of a new renewal in the Church. The conference for MAF entities throughout the world especially addressed the issue of internationalization. (This second international conference followed the first in 1969 at the MAF headquarters in Fullerton, California.)

10/15/84

T2

cassette

63

2

Arthur Glasser, evening message, 1984 MAF International Conference, Banff, Alberta (#2). Glasser calls for dependence on God and hard work, warning against dependency on profes-sionalism and sloth.

10/15/84

T3

cassette

45

2

James Mageria, morning message, 1984 MAF International Conference, Banff, Alberta (#3). Mageria, a Kenyan, discusses the need to obey Christ because God can use anything, even when one feels inadequate.

10/16/84

T4

cassette

83

2

Samuel Kamaleson, evening message, 1984 MAF International Conference, Banff, Alberta (#5). Kamaleson deals with the fear inherent in the conversion to a global village, even as individual societies fracture, also discussing the process of discipleship, personal growth, and the relevance of the Christian message.

10/17/84

T5

cassette

64

2

Samuel Kamaleson, evening message, 1984 MAF International Conference, Banff, Alberta (#6). Kamaleson deals with the role of a missions in an increasingly post-Christian world, reminding the MAF audience that mission is God’s activity and that it is the message of Christ and not Christendom that must be brought to the lost.

10/18/84

T6

cassette

69

2

Samuel Kamaleson, morning communion, 1984 MAF International Conference, Banff, Alberta (#8). Kamaleson reflects upon God’s gift to us and the purpose of the global church.

10/19/84

T21

cassette

--

20

1

Phone call interview by announcer Rich Buhler on radio station KBRT of MAF executive director of development Jack Walker about famine in Africa

11/7/84

T22

cassette

25

1

Board member Bob Clifford’s reading of written announcement with subsequent comments by Clifford and Don Goss at MAF chapel of Max Meyers as the new MAF president; includes comments from attendees, background chatter at beginning and end of recording. Meyers was formerly executive director of MAF Australia.

11/14/84

T7

cassette

 

2

Testimonies of four New Tribes missionaries Paul Dye, Tim and Bonnie Cain, and Steve Estelle, who were taken hostage by guerillas in Colombia in October 1985 after being stranded after an airplane accident.

11/??/85

T8

cassette

 

2

Continuation of testimonies by four New Tribes missionaries on T7. Portions of the recording are difficult to hear.

11/??/85

T23

cassette

2

Max Meyer’s “Christ’s Ministry Through Us,” at Mt. Hermon Christian Conference Center, California

6/22/86

T24

cassette

 

Radio broadcast His People on station KNIS in Carson City, Nevada, featuring segments with Don Wildmon, a representative of Spirit Magazine, and Max Meyers on MAF history, original vision, overview of its operation, contribution to relief efforts

10/8/86

T25

cassette

30

1

Cathy Olson’s interview of Max Meyers about Bangladesh, the need for MAF’s operation there, and appealing for financial support for the Dennis and Rose Bergstrass (?) couple. The recording includes setup preparation and apparently is the soundtrack for a video recording.

9/24/86

T26

cassette

100

2

MAF special chapel for memorial service of Gary Willems (1954-1987) led by president Max Meyers following Willems’ death on May 25th. Willems was killed along with six other passengers in an accident in bad weather at an high-altitude airstrip in Irian Jaya. Also featured are recollections of colleagues, staff prayer, and singing. After the conclusion of the service, individuals added messages of consolation to Willem’s widow Kathy.

5/28/87

T9

cassette

68

2

Audio track of video version of Max Mayers “special report” in MAF chapel for subsequent distribution to entire mission family. Meyers addressed the extreme financial crisis MAF was facing with unexpected and heavy debt, identified contributing factors including plane crashes and declining giving, and stated plans for financial restructuring.

10/15/87

T27

cassette

90

2

Recording of a meeting of MAF executives at headquarters to discuss the events of Dan Rogers’ kidnaping in Surinam, and to formulate a plan for response and negotiations. Participants in the meeting included president Max Meyers, Dave Jones, Norm Olsen, Ross Drown, and Dave Richardson (by phone conference call). Included was a summary of events since the seizure of people and plane, discussion of possible responses, implications for future work in French Guiana and Surinam, discussion of a proposed press release to minimize tensions for any negotiations, review of implications for future contingency preparedness, acknowledgment of sensitive nature of the situation, and proposed contacts and action steps. A conference call was also initiated with a representative of Continency Preparation Consultants (CPC) for their guidance. The recording was stopped and restarted several times, and ends abruptly at the end of the tape during the conference call with CPC.

10/31/87

T28

cassette

35

1

Max Meyers at MAF chapel about the status of the Dan Rogers situation following his kidnaping, the seizure of his airplane, and his release in Surinam on November 7th, as well as implications for Rogers and his family, MAF and sister organization in Surinam. Recording concludes with indistinguishable background chatter.

11/9?/87

T29

cassette

60

1

Max Meyers at MAF chapel announcing that the Dan and Sylvia Rogers family were flown out of Surinam to French Guiana accompanied by Dave Richardson. Also announced the death of Donna Lynne. The remainder of the chapel featured Millard Saul, a clinical psychologist and counselor, speaking on dealing with life dilemmas and tragedies.

11/12?/87

T30

cassette

35

1

Dan (and Sylvia) Rogers at MAF chapel recounting the events of his kidnaping on October 30 release on November 6 and subsequent events in the intervening two weeks.

11/19/87

T31

cassette

90

2

MAF meeting for MAF executives to debrief Dan Rogers, including Max Meyers, Ross Drown, and others. (Sylvia Rogers also provides her recollection of events and responds to questions.) Rogers initially recounts the events and feelings of the hostage-taking, followed by his fielding questions posed by the participants about the facts, emotional impact, the Rogers’s spiritual responses to the events, and vacuum in ministry created by the Rogers’ absence, and planning press interviews.

11/19?/87

T32

cassette

15

1

Telephone interview of MAF’s Terry Wohlgemuth and Jack Walker on Moody Broadcasting’s radio program Prime Time America by Jim Warren and Melinda Schmidt. Wohlgemuth describes an emergency landing in an Indonesian jungle after an in-flight malfunction.

3/2/88

T10

cassette

20

1

Stephen Foster, MAF chapel, with reflections on Christian work in Angola, discussing the war problem there, the country’s almost one million Evangelicals and challenges confronting the Angolan church, his own medical work following the expulsion of missionaries from Angola, enormous human need as a result of the war and opportunity for MAF to provide aviation resources to facilitate a response to problems. (Appears to be recorded over another message that continues after Foster’s presentation ends.)

4/18/88

T11

cassette

41

1

Ken Frizzell chapel address “Indonesia Report” describing goals for the trip and description of observations about modernization, decline of missionaries and other conditions in East Kalimantan.

11/28/88

T33

cassette

30

1

MAF chapel led by Jack [Walker?] featuring a report on Mission Vision featuring C.A. Southerland, manager of MAF’s Mission Vision program. The program was especially focused on providing to North America churches opportunities for work team and vision trip experiences in the Caribbean in order to build awareness and support.

12/1/88

T34

cassette

70

2

Side 1: First 10-15 minutes: Chapel service on 7/27/89 led where Dick Phillips is the guest speaker, a businessman with experience in various aviation-related companies. Remaining 20-25 minutes, suddenly over-recorded with an undated address by president Max Meyers on MAF’s cash crisis. End of another unidentified chapel service briefly continues at the conclusion of the tape.


Side 2: MAF chapel on 9/14/89 chapel in a report by an unidentified representative of development department on the MAF Foundation and an upcoming development-oriented cruise.

7/27/89, 9/14/89, n.d.

T35

cassette

75

2

Max Meyers’ recorded message for the MAF for listening 8/17/89 on MAF’s designated day of prayer. Meyers’ speaks on prayer.

1989

T36

cassette

20

1

Telephone interview of MAF’s Jan Zwart by Rich Buhler on the program Table Talk on radio station KBRT in Southern California. Zwart discussed the kidnaping of Scott Hengdahl in Ecuador by a guerilla group from Colombia in order to stimulate prayer for his release (Hengdahl was an engineer with a gold mining company). Zwart also provided an update on the MAF acquisition of a plane to facilitate medical services to remote areas; the radio audience participated in fund raising for purchase of the new plane.

6/8/90

T12

cassette

37

1

Testimony on theme of “God is Able” by Ernie Krenzin during a MAF chapel. Krenzin tells his story of early life, conversion, education, Moody Bible College aviation course, work with MAF in Zaire, Sudan, Kenya, recollection of Grady Parrott, flying Billy Graham during his 1960 Africa tour, and other assignments with MAF, struggle with cancer.

2/13/91

T37

cassette

100

2

Max Meyers at MAF chapel for farewell of Ross and Kathy Drown, including comments from both the Drowns. Side 2 consists of the first MAF of 1998, led by president Max Meyers, a representative of the personnel division with and MAF candidates.

1998

T13

cassette

2

1

Promotional radio ad for MAF’s Baja Project featuring a recorded phone call to Southern California’s Christian radio station KBRT by a participant in the project.

n.d.

T14

cassette

47

2

MAF missionaries Alec & Jan Forman, narrating from Mali, on their recent travel and visit to the village of Djeba to observe its water needs and consider implementing a well project in a rural area in the predominantly Muslim country.

n.d.

T15

cassette

45

1

“Caribbean Audio” featuring Max Meyers’ interview of MAF missionaries Pere Bruno, Ken Heneise, Bud Couts in Haiti. Included are descriptions of the Holy Spirit Vocational School, teaching and training young people in marketable skills, work with low-income families, students, Bible classes, MAF’s place in the work, provision of mail service and school equipment. Also described is a Haitian tree nursery to address deforestation problems and teach Christian environmental stewardship in conjunction with the Baptist Agricultural Center. Interview concluded with expression of need for additional planes, service to more remote communities, and nutritional resources.

n.d

T38

cassette

1

Radio endorsement of MAF featuring musician Steve Green on radio station KBRT in Southern California

n.d.

T39

cassette

1

Radio endorsement of MAF featuring author, professor and speaker Tony Campalo on radio station KBRT in Southern California

n.d.

T40

cassette

1

News report promotional spot “Cannibals Baptized” about missions in Irian Jaya on radio station KBRT in Southern California

n.d.

T41

cassette

15

1

Phone call interview by announcer Rich Buhler on radio station KBRT in Southern California about MAF’s Baja trip hosted by MAF

n.d.

T42

cassette

1

News report promotional spot “First Christmas” on radio station KBRT in Southern California

n.d.

T43

cassette

17

 

“The Task Before Us,” a survey of the world development of Christianity and present opportunities and challenges to spreading the gospel, aimed at appealing for enlistment in the missionary task around the world. The narrated tape is apparently the accompanying soundtrack for a multimedia production. The reverse side (or accompanying track consists of pulse tones for advancing visuals. Unidentified producer.

n.d.


*****

LOCATION RECORD

Type of material: Films

Accession: 85-122, 95-63

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

Description

Date

F1

c

7 1/2

Christian Airmen

Raw footage (title written on film can), 16mm, silent. Scenes of activities of MAF and the missionaries they serve. Most of the footage appears to be of pilot Elizabeth Greene flying a missionary family to their station, showing her red biplane, the family boarding, the terrain they fly over, taking off and landing.

ca. 1950s?

F2

c

7

Auca1

Raw footage (title written on the film can), 16mm, silent.. Scenes from the air of a village in the jungle, probably the Waorani village near which the five missionaries were killed in 1956. Scenes of Ed McCully and Nate Saint with the apparatus for the bucket drop, Peter Fleming and Indians apparently working on Bible translation, Ed and Marilou McCulley with the bucket drop apparatus and a blue parrot that the Waorani had sent via the bucket. These scenes seems to show the some of the preparations for the men’s departure to Palm Beach on Curaray River. The entire film is 7 minutes, but it consists of two sets of the same scenes, each set about 3.25 minutes long.

1955?

F3

c

10

Auca2

Raw footage (title written on the film can), 16mm, silent. Scenes of the five missionaries setting up camp at Palm beach on the Curaray River and making initial contact with the Waorani. Nate Saint apparently took the film, since the other four men (Jim Elliot, Peter Fleming, Ed McCully, Roger Youderian) are in the scenes. There is one scene apparently shot at the MAF base in Shell Mera, unlading from the bucket the game that the Waorani had put into it. The other scenes are at Palm Beach and show the men putting up a pole with strips of cloth to indicate wind direction, building a tree house, working and making notes in camp, conversation with three Waorani (a man and two women; the man’s name was Nankiwi, called “George by the missionaries)several aerial views of the Waorani village from the air, several scenes of the missionaries miming for the Indians, with the help of a model plane, the need to clear trees and brush from an area to make a clear landing strip for planes.

1/56

F4

c

22

Conquering Jungle Barriers

16 mm. Silent, with titles. Film about the work of MAF, showing the diffiuclty of the travel and assistance MAF provides to missionaries in transportation and communication. The footage is all from the jungles at the headwaters of the Amazon, in the territory of the Quichua and Jivaro peoples. There are several scenes about the Indians who live there and the difficulties of travel by foot or on the rivers of the region. There are also several scenes of missionaries and their families traveling via MAF planes and of life and activities at the MAF base at Shell Mera, Ecuador, including scenes of Nate and Marj Saint and their children Cathy and Steve. Also shown are the maintenance of planes, take off and landings in jungle locations, and views of the region and the Andes mountains from the air and missionaries doing Bible translation, providing medical and dental assistance to Indians, and doing evangelistic work. This film has many splices, and in many cases the film is spliced together incorrectly, so that the image is backwards .

Early 1950s

F4a

c

31

Conquering Jungle Barriers

16 mm. Sound. Film about the work of MAF, showing the diffiuclty of the travel and assistance MAF provides to missionaries in transportation and communication. There is a prologue and epilogue by Marj Saint in which she explains that the footage of the film was shot by her husband, pilot Nate Saint, several years before his death in 1956 and he also provided the narration. The footage is all from the jungles at the headwaters of the Amazon . There are several scenes about the Indians who live there and the difficulties of travel by foot or on the rivers of the region. There are also several scenes of missionaries and their families traveling via MAF planes and of life and activities at the MAF base at Shell Mera, Ecuador, including scenes of Nate and Marj Saint and their children Cathy and Steve. Also shown are the maintenance of panes, take off and landings in jungle locations, and views of the region and the Andes mountains from the air. There are also scenes of missionaries doing Bible translation, providing medical and dental assistance to Indians, and doing evangelistic work. Except for the prologue and epilogue and the soundtrack, this is basically the same film as F4, although each film has brief scenes not in the other.

Late 1950s?

F5

c

13

Mission to Mayaland

16mm. Silent. Title on original film can. Scenes apparently intended for a film about MAF’s work in Central America. Brief shots of ancient stone temples, Indians hunting and preparing food, missionaries traveling through mud and on the river, planes landing and taking off, Indians preparing a landing strip, aerial views of the countryside, landing on a beach, missionaries boarding and getting off a plane, mail delivered by plane, messages being sent by parachute, several shots of Elizabeth green and others next to her plane.

1960s?

F6

c

13

--

16mm, silent. Scenes apparently intended for a film about MAF’s work in Ecuador. Scenes of the difficulty of travel at the Amazon headwaters, villages in remote mountain locations, interiors and controls of small MAF planes, aerial views of the countryside, setting up a shortwave radio in the field, Indians listening to the radio, taking a wounded person to the plane, caring supplies by plane, holding a church service on a beach, chopping bananas.

1960s?

F7

c

12

--

16mm, Sound. Scenes apparently intended for a film about MAF’s work on Irian Jaya. Scenes of isolated village life on the island and the extremely rugged and mountainous terrain, scenes of animism, long section about the work of missionaries Doug and Julie Miller and particularly Mrs. Millers efforts to combat malnutrition and train local health workers. Scenes showing how MAF supports the Miller’s evangelistic and humanitarian work. Concluding comments by MAF pilot Paul Bergen.

1970s?

F8

c

12

--

16mm sound. Film is missing beginning and end. Begins with a scenes of E. W. and Penny Hatcher being interview as mission candidates for MAF, followed by scenes of Reformed Church of America missionaries John and Elaine Beckman’s missionary work among Indians in the state of Chiapas in Mexico, including curses placed on them by the local witch doctor, Elaine Beakman’s evacuation for medical treatment and return, both via MAF, other indications of MAF assistance, scenes of the training of local evangelists.

1960s?




*****


LOCATION RECORD
Accession: 80-80, 80-168
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.

Mission Aviation Fellowship - AIRCRAFT. 1 b&w.


Mission Aviation Fellowship - AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS. 9 b&w.


Mission Aviation Fellowship - ECUADOR. 2 b&w.


Mission Aviation Fellowship - GENERAL. 4 b&w.


Mission Aviation Fellowship - PORTERFIELD HOME PLANE. 5 b&w.

*****



LOCATION RECORD
Accession: 80-80, 80-168, 95-63
Type of material: Oversize Materials

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

AIRPLANE SPECIFICATIONS (OS 15). Blueprint with manuscript additions, 1967: from folder 12-18; H.L. Carlisle, "Rework – L.H. Front Seat to Reclining Seat for Stretcher Cases," [1954]: from folder 1-78; Waco Aircraft Co., blueprint photocopy, 1933: from folder 1-82.


AFRICA INLAND MISSION (OS 15). Poster map; 1944. From folder 53-30.


ARCHITECTURAL PLANS (OS 15). R. Austin, "Proposed Standard House for TEAM, So. Rhodesia"; 1964. From folder 8-61.


BRAZIL (OS 15). Two manuscript maps, each on two sheets, of aerial surveys of Brazil, [1954]: from folder 62-8; Manuscript map of northeast Brazil, aerial survey for Southern Presby. Mission Board, [1955]: from folder 62-11; manuscript map of Rio Grande de Norte, aerial survey for Assoc. of Baptists for World Evangelism, [1954]: from folder 62-9.


DOWN MEXICO WAY (OS 15). Newspaper, Mexico mission of Presbyterian Church, USA; 1950, 1955. Folder 59-22.


DUTCH NEW GUINEA. (OS 15). "Nabire Drome." Printed map and photograph map on verso, n.d.; "Sketch Map: Obono Strip." Ms. map with typed letter of explanation; [1952]. From folder 62-15.


ECUADOR. (OS 15). 2 maps "Shell Mera." Printed map by Airwork Ltd., October 1947: from folder 23-3;
"Shell Mera Runway." Printed map with manuscript additons, [1948]: from folder 30-50.


GUADALCANAL (OS 15). Surveys, South Pacific; 1947-1952. Three aerial photographs and two printed map sections. From folder 62-26.


GUYANA. (OS 15). Blueprint of Lethem airstrip and air navigational map. 1968, n.d.


LAKE TCHAD, AFRICA. (OS 15). Ms. map by British MAF; [1965]. From folder 52-21.


MEXICO (OS 15). Geodetic Survey printed map, western Mexico and Baja California; 1961. From folder 59-29.


NAE WAR RELIEF COMMISSION. (OS 15). Poster; [1940's]. From folder 57-17.


NORTH AFRICA MISSION. (OS 15). Poster-map; n.d. From folder 57-22.


PERU. (OS 15). Section of western Peru, printed map on two sheets; [1961?]. From folder 58-17.


VENEZUELA (OS 15). Two manuscript maps of aerial river surveys, inland Venezuela with typed explanations on separate sheets, 1950: from folder 62-30; "Index Chart...Venezuela", printed map with manuscript additions, Venezuela printed road map, with street map of Caracas on verso, 1960: both from folder 62-30.


VENEZUELA/BRAZIL/COLOMBIA (OS 15). "Maigualide Mountains", World Aeronautical Chart, [1958]; "Pedro II Island", World Aeronautical Chart, 1957: both from folder 62-30.


WORLD VISION RALLY (OS 15). Poster, 1947; United World Mission News, one issue, Jan. 1947: both from folder 59-27.

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LOCATION RECORD
Accession: 06-23
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.

MAF - I.
15 b&w and 7 color photos (all 8" x 10"), enclosed back-to-back in mylar sleeves. The album may have been created as a promotional or development function in communicating to supporters of MAF. Various aspects of MAF’s operation, goals and values is expressed in either superimposed captions on color photographs or typed captions affixed to the b&w photos. Among the aircraft depicted are a helicopter, float plane, and single and twin-engine planes, whether in flight, landing or stationary. Shots are both from land, overhead and inside the craft. Also shown are pilots, technical crew, and radio operators, as well as fueling and airstrips. Scenes depict a family watching a pilot departing on a flight, transporting a patient with medical staff, planes in remote and primitive settings, and loading and distributing luggage and freight.

Scenes are from Zimbabwe, Venezuela, Congo, West Papua, Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, and Laos. The overall theme is that missionary aviation greatly enhances missionary efforts, use of resources and time; a photo of water transport up river rapids emphasize the value of air transport. 1970s-1980s?

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LOCATION RECORD
Accession: 80-80, 80-168, 96-30
Type of material: Photographs
The following items are located in the PHOTO FILE; request by Folder Titles (in bold) at the beginning of each entry below.

MAF - AIRCRAFT
. 113 b&w.

MAF - AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS. 67 b&w.

MAF - ECUADOR. 2 b&w.

MAF - GENERAL. 88 b&w.

MAF - HONDURAS. 1 b&w.

 

(Many of the photos in the MAF - PERSONNEL folders below are prayer cards to encourage prayer and financial support. Family shots include children. Some shots may include aircraft, indigenous colleagues and community members )


MAF - PERSONNEL: A-B

Aamadt, Virginia. 1 b&w

Alexander, Francis. 2 b&w

Anderson, Milton. 1 b&w

Ayars, Robert. 2 b&w

Ayre, Theodore P. 1 b&w
Bachman, Dave & Debbie

Bachman, Neal & Ivalese

Baptista, James V. 1 b&w

Barstow, Kenneth. 1 b&w

Beck, Hugh & Norma. 1 color

Bergloff, Roger D. 1 b&w

Bergsma, Kent & Linda. 1 color

Berry, Don. 1 b&w

Berryman, James C. 1 b&w

Bittle, Neil. 1 b&w

Blomberg, Dave & Kathy

Bodin, Charles. 1 b&w

Boggs, George. 6 b&w

Bogue, Lee O. 3 b&w

Boné, Dar & Berna

Born, Bill & Betty Jane. 1 b&w

Borne, Emile & Christie

Bostrom, Jim & Jan

Boyce, James R. 1 b&w

Bruckner, Glenn. 1 b&w

Briggs, Andy & Jan

Briggs, Charles & Charlotte

Brysacz, Joseph. 2 b&w

Bubeck, Larry & Janean

Buller, Phil & Debbe

Buob, Haven E. 1 b&w


MAF - PERSONNEL: C-D

Cadd, Jan & Cher

Cagle, James. 1 b&w, 1 color

Calhoun, Lee & Linda

Carlson, Dan

Caulkins, Roy R. 1 b&w

Caylor, Norm & Dena

Chasteen, Russ & Pam

Childers, Mike & Jewel

Clark, David. 1 b&w

Clark, Kenneth. 3 b&w

Congdon, Gene & Patty. 5 b&w

Contreras, Leonardo

Corey, Mert & Debbie. 1 b&w

Correll, Sidney. 1 b&w

Crane, Wilson Dale. 1 b&w

Crockett, David W. 1 b&w


Darval, Dave & Singer

Davis, Cecil & Colleen

Davis, David & Lauri

Davis, Don & Joan

Davis, Floyd. 1 b&w

Day, Earnest F. 1 b&w

De La Haye, Ray. 1 b&w

Dickel, Reed H. 1 b&w, 1 color

Dipple, Hal & Vicki

Dirks, Everett. 1 b&w

Dodge, Darrell & Jane. 1 b&w, 2 color

Donald, James H. 2 b&w

Dontje, Bob & Neva

Drawn, Ross & Kathy

Dugan, Gerald & Deane. 2 b&w

Dyk, Tim & Kay


MAF - PERSONNEL: E-G

Elton, Bill & Ami

Entz, Lin. 1 b&w

Erb, Martin S. 1 b&w

Epp, Reg & Mary


Fairley, Gordon. 1 b&w

Falk, Roderick A. 1 b&w

Fegley, Dwight & Vicki

Fielden, Robert L. 1 b&w

Fisher, Robert J. 1 b&w

Fisk, George. 1 b&w

Fogal, Paul & Carol

Foster, Ray. 1 b&w

Fox, Daniel T. 1 b&w

Franz, Allen W. 1 b&w

Freeman, Kerry & Sydney

French, Dave & Jan

Friesen, Sue

Frizzell, Ken & Carol. 1 b&w


Garlock, John. 1 b&w

Gasaatcera, Gad & Lydia

Gauntt, John & Pat

Gaylord, Kenneth E. 1 b&w

Gere, Fred & Nancy

Gettman, John. 1 b&w

Gibbs, Debbie. 1 b&w

Gibson, Ernest G. 1 b&w

Gillepsie, John. 1 b&w

Gilmer, Tom. 5 b&w

Gleason, Roy H. 1 b&w

Gleddie, Trev. 1 b&w

Goodell, Ed & Martha. 1 color

Goodman, Craig

Goodman, Paul. 1 b&w

Gorden, M.d. 1 b&w

Gordon, Gordon G. 1 b&w

Gough, Robert E. 1 b&w

Gunn, David J. 1 b&w


MAF - PERSONNEL: H-I

Halbert, Andy & Reneé

Hamilton, Norm. 1 b&w

Hanson, Ralph P. 1 b&w

Harrell, Bob & Nancy

Harris, Jim & Muriel

Hartford, Paul C. 1 b&w

Hartt, Paul & Bea

Hartwig, Edwin B. 1 b&w

Hatcher, Doris “Penny”

Herr, Charles W. 1 b&w

Hershberger, Winford. 1 b&w

Hibbs, Teryl & Janet. 1 b&w

Hickok, Roswell S. 1 b&w

Hoekstra, Denny & Carol

Hood, John & Sue. 1 b&w

Hopkins, Robert F. 1 b&w

Huling, Paul & Doris. 7 color

Hutchins, Bob & Betty


Isbell, Ray. 4 b&w


MAF - PERSONNEL: J-K

Jacobson, Denver A. 1 b&w

Jaenisch, Ray. 1 b&w

Jeffries, Richard Stephen. 1 color

Johanson, Bob & Carol

Johanson, Robert. 5 b&w

Johnson, Thomas. 1 b&w

Jones, David & Lauri

Jones, Gordon. 1 b&w

Jordan, Gene & Lynn


Kaemmerer, John. 1 b&w

Kannenberg, Wilson & Lari

Karetji, John & Netty

Keith, Jeffrey Scott. 1 b&w

Kenney, Mary Ann. 1 color

Kile, Elvin J. 2 b&w

Knauer, Ron & Charlotte

Krenzein, Enest. 1 b&w

Krenzein, Ruth Elaine. 1 b&w

Kruze, Lowell. 1 b&w

Kuder, John. 1 b&w

Kunkle, Chuck & Kathy. 1 b&w


MAF - PERSONNEL: L-M

Landrus, Harold H. 1 b&w

Latimer, Jerry & Janet

Lawlin, Donald C. 1 b&w

Lay, Paul & Sandy

Lemmon, John & Sharon

Leonard, Paul E. 1 b&w

Lewis, Jon & Anita

Lewis, Paul & Jackie

Lewis, Ruthann. 1 b&w

Lininger, Charles William. 1 b&w

Lomheim, Jim. 4 b&w

Lomheim, Joan. 1 b&w

Lowrance, Hobart E. 1 b&w

Lowrance, Habey & Olivia

Luakemann, Bill & Frieda


Macdonald, Alastair. 4 b&w

Manley, Jim & Dina

Matthews, Robby & Carol Ann

Mccahill, Fenton. 1 b&w

Mcclure, Delbert L. 2 b&w

Mccraw, Doug. 1 b&w

McLagan, Bill & Pam

Mcphie, Bruce M. 1 b&w

Marston, Chapman. 1 b&w

Marvin, Robbin L. 1 b&w

Mason, Kenneth l. 1 b&w

Mejia, Jonathan & Yolanda

Mellis, Charles. 4 b&w

Mendenhall, Phil. 1 b&w

Michaels, Marv & Laura

Millang, Richard. 1 b&w

Miller, John and Cora Lou. 1 b&w

Mills, Floyd R. 2 b&w

Mills, Warner. 1 b&w

Minor, Eugene. 1 b&w

Montgomery, Lawrence J. 3 b&w

Moore, Michael. 1 b&w

Morgan, Herb & Eloise. 1 color

Morton, Paul R. 1 b&w


MAF - PERSONNEL: N-P

Newlin, Forrest W. 1 b&w

Newman, Gene. 2 b&w

Nickells, Steve & Sharon

Nkuama, Nkote. 1 color

Northrop, Bernard E. 1 b&w


Olson, Dave & Jean

Olson, Norman. 1 b&w

Osterhus, Dave & Carol. 1 color


Palmer, Douglas. 1 b&w

Parker, Keith & Beth

Parrish, Alvin “Skip” & Debra

Parrott, Grady. 1 b&w

Parsons, Roy. 4 b&w

Passler, Fred. 3 b&w

Paterson, Roger. 1 b&w

Paul, William. 1 b&w

Penner, Esther

Perkins, Rodger W. 2 b&w

Peterson, Arnold. 1 b&w

Piarulli, Dominic. 1 b&w

Pickard, Marrey, & Sally

Poole, George. 1 b&w

Puzey, Dean. 1 b&w


MAF - PERSONNEL: R

Raney, Beth. 1 b&w

Rankinen, Olaf. 2 b&w

Rapp, Brent & Linda

Rask, David & Crissie. 4 color

Reaser, Elmer. 9 b&w, 1 color

Rechs, Robert J. 1 b&w

Reeder, Jerry & Ethel. 1 b&w

Reid, Jim & Jean

Reid, Wilbur. 1 b&w

Reugsegger, Boyce & Sheila. 2 color

Reyes, Ludin

Reznicsek, Terry & Sue

Richardson, Dave & Merle

Richmond, David M. 1 b&w

Richter, Mel & Lucy

Robinson, Paul F. 1 b&w

Roffe, George Edward. 2 b&w

Rogers, Clell & Marcella

Rooke, Ed. 1 b&w

Rorex, Chris & Loreen. 3 color

Rouze, Eugene R. 1 b&w

Routley, Raymond. 1 b&w

Ruegsegger, Boyce & Sheila


MAF - PERSONNEL: S-T

Saint, Nate. 3 b&w

Santie, Vic & Susan

Schar, Merrill E. 1 b&w

Schearer, John W. 1 b&w

Schlehr, Ken & Peggy

Schlehr, Tim

Scheltema, Chester W. 1 b&w

Schleicher, Bob & Bertie

Schleicher, Charles. 1 b&w

Seaman, Roy. 1 b&w

Smith, Gordon H. 3 b&w

Smith, James F. 1 b&w

Smith, Merwyn. 1 b&w

Smoak, Thomas G. 1 b&w

Snelling, Charles F. 1 b&w

Snyder, Jerry & Buffy. 1 b&w

Soderberg, Clarence A. 10 b&w

Spieth, Jack L. 1 b&w

Spottswood, C.l. 2 b&w

Stanley, Paul E. 1 b&w

Stephens, Dan & Sheryl

Strash, John. 1 b&w

Stuessi, Dennis & Nancy

Swanson, Dave & Eleanor


Tanis, Peter. 1 b&w

Tierney, Larry & Miriam

Titcomb, Ed & Mary Alice

Truxton, Jim & Betty

Tubbs, David & Nancy. 1 color

Tucker, Arland. 1 b&w

Turley, Dave & Geri


MAF - PERSONNEL: U-Z

Upton, Frederick G. 1 b&w

Utterback, John & Heather


Van Dyke, Bernard J. 1 b&w

Viser, John Graham. 1 b&w

Voris, Ed. 1 b&w


Wahlgemuth, Terry & Shelley

Warnemuende, Larry & Sharon

Watson, Dick. 2 b&w

Weir, Paul S. 17 b&w

Wells, George. 1 b&w

Westley, David O. 1 b&w

Westminister Films. 1 b&w

White, William Otto. 1 b&w

Widbin, William. 1 b&w

Wiggins, George. 3 b&w

Wiley, Wally & Joan

Wilson, Paul A. 1 b&w

Worthington, David. 1 b&w

Wright, I. Edward Jr. 1 b&w

Wunsch, Dave & Jean


Yoder, Robert E. 1 b&w

Young, Dudley & Carol


Zaugg, Larry Lee. 1 b&w

Zwart, Jan & Roberta


MAF - PORTERFIELD HOME BASE PLANE. 7 b&w.

MAF AFRICA. Group photo at unidentified meeting. 1 color. N.d.

NEW GUINEA. 6 b&w.

SORENSON AIRCRAFT. 12 b&w.

SOUTH AFRICA. 1 b&w.

TABASCO, MEXICO. 10 b&w.

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LOCATION RECORD
Type of material: Videos
Accession: 95-63
The Archives has one copy of each video, unless otherwise noted. The following items are in the Video FILE:


V# type b&w or color time title description date

V1

VHS

C

4 hours, 8 minutes

“MAF International Conference, Master A” (on video label)

Contains the messages given by the first half of keynote speakers at the conference. The first two messages, both about 63 minutes long, are by Dr. Arthur Glasser. In the first message, he discusses the future problems of the world and growth and change within the evangelical church, arguing for the need of a new renewal in the Church. In the second message, he argues for the need to depend on God and work hard, warning against dependency on professionalism and sloth.

The next three messages are given by James Mageria. In his first 45-minute message, he discusses the need to obey Christ even when one feels inadequate because God can use anything. His next short devotional of 18 minutes encourages humility, obedience, and dedication and says that Christians must unite as a fellowship to glorify God and serve one another. Finally, in a 41-minute message, Mageria challenges Western Christianity by saying it has lost the simplicity of a child-like faith. He argues for the need to put people over technology and schedule and asks that Christians, and MAF in particular, should focus not just on evangelizing the heathen but also on influencing intellectuals and supporting sustainable development in poverty-stricken countries. The tape ends with footage of a short tour of Banff, Canada, the site of the conference, that last about 17 minutes.

10/15-19/84

V2

VHS

C

5 hours

“MAF International Conference Master B” (on video label)

The second tape consists of messages given by Dr. Samuel Kamalesan. His first message (83 minutes) deals with the fear inherent in the conversion to a global village even as individual societies fracture. In this context, Kamalesan discusses the process of discipleship, personal growth, and the relevance of the Christian message. He argues that only when God becomes our absolute absolute can our fear of others be replaced with love. The next clip (85 minutes) is of the MAF banquet, with both a comedian and Kamalesan on tape. Kamalesan in his message discusses the meaning of the church and the importance of and different kinds of Christian visions. He encourages MAF to be willing to run with others who get the vision. The next message (64 minutes) deals with the role of a missions in an increasingly post-Christian world. Kamalesan reminds MAF that mission is God’s activity and that it is the message of Christ and not Christendom which must be brought to the lost. The tape ends with communion service (69 minutes) in which Kamalesan reflects upon God’s gift to us and the purpose of the global church.

10/15-19/84

V3

VHS

C

40

“President’s film” (on video label)

Contains four copies of a film about 9 ½ minutes long asking for support.

1984

V4

VHS

C

59

“MAFRICA - Spring 85 (Master)” (on video label)

Ross Drown and Max Grobe provide MAF staff around the world a glimpse of what went on at the MAFRICA meetings in Spring of 1985. They interview the chairmen and other members of the various committees and task forces, including Ross of the personnel task force, Max of the Flight Safety task force, Bob Gordon of the process task force, and Charlie Briggs of the Financial and Legal Task Force. It also includes the formal signing of the memorandum agreement between partner agencies by presidents and representatives of each of them. After the signing, there is a devotional by James Mageria, an influential African pastor. There is also a lengthy interview of David Cormack, a member of the MAF-UK board.

5/1-2/85

V5

VHS

C

121

“Bennett Last Chapel” (on video label)

The first 47 minutes are of Charles T. Bennett giving his last chapel talk to MAF employees before retiring. These were times once a month when the MAF main office staff got together for worship, a message, and MAF news. Bennett’s chapel talk consists of worldwide MAF news and a short message on the importance to every Christian and especially to an organization like MAF of love, trust, and openness to diversity. The next 37 minutes are of the going-away ceremony for Bennett, including a number of stories from his early years told by fellow MAF staff. The final 37 minutes are of people mingling after the ceremony; sound level is inaudible; the camera does zoom in briefly on a photo album that Charles Bennett received upon his retirement.

1985

V6

VHS

C

23

The Foundation We Fly On

Tells the history of MAF, focusing on the subsequent leaders of the organization, as well as on the martyrdom of Nate Saint.

6/21/86

V7

VHS

C

68

“Max Meyers Message to Overseas Staff on MAF Structure” (on video label)

This video was made shortly after Max Meyers became President/CEO of MAF-USA. The film was partly done so that overseas missionaries could put a face and a name to their new leader and come to trust his leadership ability. Meyers discusses the structure of the organization, delineates his responsibilities, and explains why he has been more involved than normal in the affairs of the respective departments. He then moves to a discussion of the changing role of MAF from a service organization to a ministry. This discussion was necessary because MAF was at that time shifting from serving just missionaries to serving churches, communities, nations, and commercial businesses in the process of Third World development. He argued that as pilots are no longer simply serving Christ’s representatives, they must represent Christ in love to the people they serve.

1986

V8

VHS

C

67

“Special Report by Max Meyers” (on video label)

A talk given by Max Meyers and sent to missionaries around the world concerning a financial crisis which hit MAFIn less than a year, the organization had been saddled with an unexpected 3.2 million dollars in new debt. Meyers discusses contributing factors, such as plane crashes and declining giving rates, while assuring those watching of MAFs dedication to continuing its ministries, and relates MAFs plans to restructure itself financially.

10/15/87

V9

VHS

C

87

“Kathy Willems Tape by Mike Meeuwse of the Funeral and Memorial Service at Ilaga and Sentani” (on video label)

The funeral at Ilaga and memorial service in Newman Chapel at Sentani (in Indonesida) following the Twin Otter plane crash in Ilaga. The crash, which happened when children were being taken home from a Bible school in Pyramid [?] killed the pilot and six of the twenty-nine passengers, including four children, and plummeted MAF Australia into a financial crisis.

1987

V10

VHS

C

87

“Ilaga - Funeral/Investiga-tion + Start Memorial Service” (on video label)

Footage of events following the Twin Otter plane crash, in which seven people, including the pilot and four children, died while going home from Bible school for spring break. This crash caused perhaps the biggest financial crisis in MAF Australia history. The tape itself includes footage of the funeral and burial at Ilaga and of part of the memorial service in Newman Chapel in Sentani for MAF pilots in the area. It also includes the accident site inspection.

1987

V11

VHS

C

10

“Max Meyers’ message to Ft. Lauderdale” (on video label)

Meyers assures the Ft. Lauderdale base of MAF’s commitment to its continued existence in light of some misunderstandings and gossip which had alarmed the pilots stationed there.

4/21/89



BOX LIST


NOTE: Two detailed folder lists are also available:

    Addendum: List of Contents (folder-level description for boxes 1-78, 104-109)
    Addendum: List received from MAF of Contents (folder-level description for boxes 123-133, Research & Planning

Box

Folders

First / Last folder description

Dates

Series I. President (no records)

Series II. Chief Operating Officer (no records)

Series III. Board

103

6 R

Board minutes and reports (folders 103-2,3,4,5,6,7)

1980-1988

Series IV. International

Subseries IV.A. MAF in Other Countries

51

14

Africa / Australia: Correspondence

1948-1965

52

24

Australia: Correspondence / British: Correspondence

1945-1969

53

6

British: Correspondence / New Zealand: Correspondence

1945-1969; n.d.

93

3

ACROSS (Africa Relief of Southern Sudan) Correspondence / MAF Canada

1972-1973

Series IV.B. Regional & Area Offices

Subseries IV.B.1. Latin America Region

Subseries IV.B.1.a. CEO of Latin America Region (vice president, director)

Subseries IV.B.1.a.1. Vice president (1967-1973, Henry Worthington)

Subseries IV.B.1.a.1.a. Correspondence by countries

Subseries IV.B.1.a.1.a.i. Correspondence sent to countries

143

12

Brazil / Honduras: La Moquita

1967-1973

144

9

Mexico correspondence / Venezuela: Purchase of house

1969-1973

Subseries IV.B.1.a.1.a.ii. Correspondence from countries

144

5

Brazil / Guyana

1969-1973

145

5

Honduras/ Venezuela

1969-1973

Subseries IV.B.1.a.1.b. Missions

145

6

Brazil / Honduras

1970-1973

146

7

Mexico / Miscellaneous

1969-1973

Subseries IV.B.1.a.1.c. Administrative

146

6

Accounting correspondence / Correspondence with Don Berry (Director of Personnel)

1966-1973

147

14

Bob Lehnhart / Untitled

1961-1973

Subseries IV.B.1.a.1.d. Personnel

148

20 R

Anderson, Milton / White, Charlie

1967-1974

Subseries IV.B.1.a.2. Vice president (1974-1982, Jack Walker)

Subseries IV.B.1.a.2.a. Correspondence by countries

Subseries IV.B.1.a.2.a.i. Correspondence sent to countries

148

2

Brazil

1974

149

5

Brazil

1975-1977

150

7

Brazil / Honduras

1974-1978, 1985

151

5

Mexico / Venezuela

1974-1977

Subseries IV.B.1.a.2.a.ii. Correspondence from countries

151

2

Bolivia / Brazil

1976-1979

152

7

Brazil Maintennce Shop / Ecuador

1974-1979

153

6

Ecuador / Mexico

1973-1979

154

5

Mexico / Oaxaca, Mexico

1973-1979

155

7

Mexico Coordinator / Venezuela

1973-1979

Subseries IV.B.1.a.2.b. Administrative

156

3

Central American Field manager correspondence / L.A.O. Correspondence to Moody Aviation

1973-1980

157

9

L.A.O. Director’s Correspondence with Members of His Team / Reports to Management on Safety

1971-1980

158

8

Office Files - Technical / Don Berry

1970-1981

159

3

Chuck Bennett

1974-1978

Subseries IV.B.1.a.2.c. Financial reports

159

3

Audit Reports / Field Financial Reports - Anapolis Shop, Brazil

1970-1979

160

10

Araguacema, Brazil / Mexico

1974-1979

Subseries IV.B.1.a.2.d. Notepads

160

1

 Spiral notepads of handwritten notes

1974-1979

161

5

Notepads with Handwritten Notes

1974-1976

Subseries IV.B.1.a.3. 1982-1991, regional director (David Jones)

Subseries IV.B.1.a.3.a Country files

161

1 R

Brazil

1988-1989

162

6 R

Communication with Brazil Program Manager / Ecuador

1983-1991

163

6 R

Ecuador: Finances & Flight Operation Reports / Haiti

1979-1989

164

7 R

Honduras: Older correspondence / Suriname

1975-1989

165

7 R

Suriname / Country Status Reports

1981-1989

Subseries IV.B.1.a.3.b. Ft. Lauderdale Project

165

4 R

Accounting Reports / Aircraft N888CP C-402

1986-1989

166

16 R

Aircraft N92758 DC-3 / Communications with RDL

1945-1991

167

11 R

DC-3 General Info / Incident Reports

1981-1990

168

11 R

Income Reports - Haiti / Untitled

1981-1990

Subseries IV.B.1.a.3.c. Finance

169

30 R

Budget - SpAm Area Office / April 1987

1984-1987

170

23

May 1987 / 3-year Business plans

1987-1989

171

11 R

Ecuador financial reports / Venezuela financial reports

1986-1990

Subseries IV.B.1.a.4. General office

171

3 R

Bolivia & Peru / Brazil: Asas de Socorro

1978-2002

172

11 R

Colombia / Haiti: Legal entity evaluation

1970-1998

173

5 R

Haiti: Operations & correspondence / Mexico

1975-1995

174

6 R

Mexico / Venezuela

1969-1996

178

1 R

Communications w/ Latin Am. managers

1983-1989

179

4 R

Communication w/ Spanish Area management team / Latin America Office to Spanish America Office

1987-1996

Subseries IV.B.1.b. Latin America Area Office

Subseries IV.B.1.b.1. Guyana (John Gauntt)

175

29

Boa Vista / Lomheim, Jim

1957-1971

176

24

Lomheim, Jim / Worthington, Hank

1962-1971

177

2

Account books

1967-1971

 

OS15

Guyana: Airstrip blueprint and navigational map

1968, n.d.

Subseries IV.B.1.b.2. Northern Mexico (Walt Jarrett)

178

11 R

Asa de Socorro (Brazil) / Zaire & Kenya

1986-1992

Subseries IV.B.2. Asia & Eurasia Region

Subseries IV.B.2.a. Country files

179

2 R

Afghanistan / Albania

1969, 1992-2000

180

7 R

Albania / Indonesia area office

1980-2002

181

5 R

Indonesia: National Training / Irian Jaya: Wamena Hangar Project

1969-2003

182

8 R

Kalimantan Central / Russia – CIS

1969, 1985-2001

183

5 R

Russia – CIS / Yayasan

1981-2000

Subseries IV.B.2.b. Administrative files

183

4

Accounting procedures / 1975 Board meeting

1973-1980

184

19

1976 Board meeting / Human Resources

1976-1981

185

12

1979 International conference / Walker, Jack

1970-1981

186

15

Planning meeting - Fullerton / Women’s Role in MAF

1975-1981

Subseries IV.B.2.c. Vice President’s files

186

8

Aircraft Acquisition / Asia Region Director’s Office

 

Subseries IV.B.3. Africa Region

Subseries IV.B.3.a. Director

187

11R

Angola / Angola Misc.

1961, 1987-1991

188

10R

Misc / Communication From West Zaire,1/91 - 4/92

1985-1992

189

9R

Communication From East Zaire, 1/91 - 1/92 / Zaire: Donor Appeal Packet

1989-1992

Subseries IV.B.3.b. Manager of East & Southern Africa

190

6R

Africa Region / Zaire

1981-1989

191

13R

Archives: Zimbabwe Correspondence / Dipple

1971-1989

192

18

Isaacs / Technical Sharing

1964-1988

Subseries IV.B.3.c. Country files

193

10R

Africa Personnel & Job Descriptions / Kenya- File A

1979-1995

194

5R

Kenya- File B / Mali Program- File A

1984-1996

195

4R

Mali Program- File B / Mali-SAS Program- B

1988-1996

196

8R

Mali-SAS Program- C / Rwanda Crisis

1978-1996

197

5R

South Africa / Zaire- File C

1985-1992

198

4R

Zaire- File D / Zimbabwe

1981-1995

Subseries IV.B.3.d. General files

198

6

Accident reports / Latin America Accident & Incident Report

1971-1982

199

10

ACROSS / Agreements

1974-1988

200

24

AIDS / Aircraft Semendua [Dem. Rep. of the Congo)

1971-1987

201

12

Sessami: [Rhodesia, later Zimbabwe] / Aircraft-Sold

1972-1985

202

13

[Charles Bennett] Untitled 2 / Foreign Flight Training

1965-1988

203

10R

Hangar Kinhasa (Ex-Wimpy) / Lesotho

1973-1989

204

14

MAFRICA / Zimbabwe

1970-1987

Series V. Development (also Ministry Partnership or Partnership Development or Partner Services

Subseries V.A. Staff [prayer] letters

Staff [prayer] letters, 1982

110

8

A / C-Cr

1982

111

7

D / Ha-Hi

1982

112

7

Ho-Hu / Ma

1982

113

7

Mc-Mo / Ro

1982

114

9

Sa-Sh / Z

1982

Staff [prayer] letters, 1983

94

11

B-L

1983

95

11

M-Z

1983

Staff [prayer] letters, 1984

95

3

A-C

1984

96

15

D-S

1984

97

5

T-Z

1984

Staff [prayer] letters, 1985

97

11

A-K

1985

98

13

L-Z

1985

Staff [prayer] letters, 1986

99

16

A-P

1986

100

6

R-W

1986

Staff [prayer] letters, 1987

100

8

A-H

1987

101

16

I-Y, unidentified

1987

Staff [prayer] letters, 1988

101

4

A-D

1988

102

19

E-W, unidentified

1988

Staff [prayer] letters, 1989

102

1

A (1 of 2)

1989

103

1

A (2 of 2)

1989

118

8

Ba-Be / Ha

1989-1990

119

11

He-Hu / S

1989-1990

120

4

T / W

1989

Staff [prayer] letters, 1990

120

8

A / H

1990

121

13

I / W

1990

Staff [prayer] letters, 1991

 

 

[A-J not sent to Archives]

 

122

12

B / W

1991

Staff [prayer] letters, 1992

134

4

A-C / N-T

1992

135

1

U/Z

1992

Staff [prayer] letters, 1993

135

5

A-C / T-Z

1993

Staff [prayer] letters, 1994-1996

136

13

A /M

1994-1996

137

11

N/ Z

1994-1996

Staff [prayer] letters, 1997

137

2

A-G / H-Q

1997

138

1

R-W

1997

Staff [prayer] letters, 1998

138

3

A-D / N-Z

1998

Staff [prayer] letters, 1999

138

1

A-D

1999

139

3

E-L / T-Z

1999

Staff [prayer] letters, 2000

139

3

A-G / R-Z

2000

Staff [prayer] letters, 2001

140

3

A-G / N-W

2001

Staff [prayer] letters, 2002

140

3

A-E / N-V

2002

141

1

W

2002

Staff [prayer] letters, 2003

141

3

A-F / P-Y

2003

Staff [prayer] letters, 2004

141

2

A-F / G-O

2004

142

1

P-Y

2004

Staff [prayer] letters, 2005

142

4

A-C / R-Y

2005

Staff [prayer] letters, 2006

142

1

Misc. 2006

2006

Subseries V.B. General correspondence

115

7

A / F

1982

116

9

G / O

1982

117

9

P / X,Y,Z

1982

Subseries V.C. Publications

 

 

Publications

 

156

1

 

Life-Link Alert

n.d.

53

7

 

Mission Aviation: 1945-1949 / Conference 1947

1945-1969

156

2

 

Mission Aviation

1974-1982

156

1

 

Mission Aviation Life-Link

1982-1986

61

3

 

Praise & Prayer Briefings / Mailing List

1957-1970, n.d.

78

1

 

Praise & Prayer Briefings

1970-1971

53

1

 

Technigram

1945

62

3

 

Wings of Praise & Prayer

1944-1970

Series VI. Research & Planning Office

61

10

Clark, E.S. (The Opportunities of Mission Aviation) / Truxton, J.C. (Of Wings and Missions)

1947-1956, n.d.

123

15 R

Accounting / Executive Management Team (EMT) agendas

1945-1996, n.d.

124

9 R

EMT Notes / Helimission

1955-1991

125

15 R

History of Missions & Churches Served / LORAN

1961-1995

126

6 R

MAF Canada / MAF Organizational Development

1952-2002

127

10 R

MAF Organizational Development / Marxism

1955-1996, n.d.

128

11 R

Membership / NE Christian Mission (Siberia, Popov)

1961-1998

129

5 R

OMT (Operations Management Team) & CMT (Combined Management Team) / People Groups

1965-1993

130

7 R

Personnel / Prospects: Distance Education w/ Recommendations

1958-1997

131

8 R

Questionnaires Results / Service Support

1967-1995, n.d.

132

11 R

Situation Audit / World Transportation Statistics

1969-1996

133

11 R

IAMA Annual Conference / World Aviation Ministries database

1973-1999

134

2 R

World Aviation Ministries database - miscellaneous / World Aviation Ministries directory

1983-1992, n.d.

Series VII. Technical

1

80

Aircraft: Beechcraft C-45-H #51-11749 / Stinson: Waco UIC #NC13068

1946-1969, n.d.

62

3

Technical Department: D-2 Filing: A-J / General filing

1969

Series VIII. Finance

19

2

Financial Statements

1945, 1955-1961

Series IX. Personnel

Subseries IX.A. D-2 Personnel Correspondence

D-2 Personnel Correspondence, 1944-1949

1

26

Bauman, Selma / Mellis, Charles J.

1944-1949

2

16

Montgomery, Lawrence J. / Truxton, James C.

1944-1949

1

3

Truxton, James C.

1944-1948

D-2 Personnel Correspondence, 1950

2

11

Bauman, Selma E. / Truxton, J.C.

1948-1950

D-2 Personnel Correspondence, 1951

2

5

Bauman, S.E. / Hatcher, E.W.

1945-1951

3

10

Hutchins, R.M. / Wittig, F. Robert

1945-1951

D-2 Personnel Correspondence, 1952

3

17

Berry, D.W. / Wittig, Robert

1946-1952

D-2 Personnel Correspondence, 1953

3

19

Baltensperger, Edith / Wittig, Robert

1950-1953

D-2 Personnel Correspondence, 1954

4

18

Berry, Donald W. / Weir P.S.

1954

D-2 Personnel Correspondence, 1955

4

24

Anderson, M.P. / Weir, P.S.

1955-1957, [1959, 1962]

D-2 Personnel Correspondence, 1956

4

11

Anderson M.P. / Lowrance, H.E.

1956

5

7

Mellis, C.J. / Weir, P.S.

1956

62

1

Truxton, James C.

1956

D-2 Personnel Correspondence, 1957

5

26

Anderson, Milton / Weir, P.S.

1957

62

1

Truxton, James C.

1957

D-2 Personnel Correspondence, 1958

5

36

Anderson, M.P. / Worthington, Hank

1958

62

1

Truxton, James C.

1958

D-2 Personnel Correspondence, 1959

5

25

Anderson, Milton / Olson, Norman

1959

6

13

Parsons, Roy / Worthington, Henry

1959

62

1

Truxton, James C.

1959

D-2 Personnel Correspondence, 1960

6

44

Anderson, Milton / Worthington, Henry

1960

62

1

Truxton, James C.

1960

D-2 Personnel Correspondence, 1961

6

56

Anderson, Milton / Worthington, Henry

1961

62

1

Truxton, James C.

1961

D-2 Personnel Correspondence, 1962

6

11

Albright, Tom / Brown, O.W.

1962

7

49

Carroll, Howard / Worthington, Henry

1962

62

1

Truxton, James C.

1962

D-2 Personnel Correspondence, 1963

7

70

Albright, Tom / Worthington, Henry

1963

62

1

Truxton, James C.

1963

D-2 Personnel Correspondence, 1964

7

13

Albright, Tom / Brown, O.W.

1964

8

66

Carroll, Howard / Worthington, Hank

1964

62

1

Truxton. James C.

1964

D-2 Personnel Correspondence, 1965

8

30

Albright, Tom / Gordon, Bob

1965

9

54

Greene, Betty: 1965 / Swanson, Dave

1965

62

3

Truxton, James C.: Jan-Jun / [Inter-office]

1965

10

9

Vick, Windsor / Worthington, Hank

1965

D-2 Personnel Correspondence, 1966

10

43

Albright, Tom / Krenzin, Ernest

1966

11

9

Laird, Glen / Lundgren, John

1966

12

2

McIntosh, Arthur / McLennan, Joe

1966

11

7

Mellis, C.J.: Jan-Mar / [Inter-office]: Sep-Dec

1966

12

1

Mood, Walter

1966

11

26

Morgan, Herb / Swanson, Dave

1966

62

3

Truxton James C.: Jan-Jun / [Inter-office]

1966

12

12

Vick, Windsor / Zobel, Dolly

1966

D-2 Personnel Correspondence, 1967

12

41

Albright, Tom / Hutchins, Robert

1967

13

41

Isaac, Melvin / Pontier, Paul

1967

14

26

Raney, George / Zaagman, Len

1967

D-2 Personnel Correspondence, 1968

14

36

Albright, Thomas / Gordon, Robert

1968

15

44

Greene, E.E. / Mount, Dorothy

1968

16

40

Newman, Eugene / Zaagman, Leonard

1968

D-2 Personnel Correspondence, 1969

16

18

Albright, Sue / Buhler, Paul

1969

17

49

Carlburg, Clifford / Lewis, Paul

1969

18

39

Lomheim, Jim : Jan-Jun / Rogers, Clell

1968-1969

19

24

Sawatzky, Jack / Zaagman, Leonard

1968-1969

D-2 Personnel Correspondence, 1970

63

23

Albright, Sue / Carlburg, Clifford

1970

64

26

Carroll, Howard / Gibbs, Frank

1969-1971

65

24

Gordon, Bob / Larsen, Priscilla (Voth)

1968-1971

66

10

Lehnhart, Robert / Lundgren, Dr. John T.

1970

67

18

McGuire, Joe / Olson, Norm: Jan-Jun

1969-1970

68

27

Olson, Norm: July-Dec / Stuessi, Dennis

1969-1970

69

16

Swanson, David / Zaagman, Leonard

1969-1970

D-2 Personnel Correspondence, 1971

69

18

Albright, Sue / Breuker, Bob

1971

70

34

Bubeck, Larry / Hoekstra, Denny

1970-1971

71

24

Hoisington, Dave / Lynne, Jim

1970-1971

72

17

Marcy, Paul / Olson, Norm

1971

73

32

Parrott, Dick / Walker, Jack

1970-1972

74

8

Wall, George / Zaagman, Len

1971

D-2 Personnel Correspondence, 1972

74

26

Anderson, Milt / Danielson, Ed

1971-1972

75

33

Davis, Cecil / Johanson, Bob

1971-1972

76

25

Johnson, Helen / Nord, Mark

1971-1972

77

30

Olson, Dave / Titcomb, Timothy

1966-1972

78

12

Truxton, Jim / Zaagman, Len

1972

D-2 Personnel Correspondence, 1975-1976

104

24 R

Andre / Congdon

1975-1976

105

28 R

Corey / Haglund

1975

106

19 R

Halvorsen / Jones

1975

107

26 R

Karetji / Olson, N.

1975

108

24 R

Olson, N.: Inter-office / Simmelink

1975-1976

109

22 R

Smedley / Zeiset

1975

D-2 Newsletters

19

14

Newsletters: 1949-1955 / D3 Newsletters

1949-1970

78

7

D-2 and Other Newsletters

1970-1972

94

7

D-2 and Other Newsletters / Support letter re Hatch’s death [Elias Wesley “Hatch” Hatcher]

1971-1973

Subseries IX.B. Human Resources (no records)

Series X. Other Missions

53

7

Africa Christian Mission - Correspondence / Airmail From God, Inc. - Correspondence

1944-1968

54

34

American Lutheran Church - Correspondence: 1950-1952 / Christian Medical Society - Correspondence: 1961-1965

1945-1969

55

32

Christian and Missionary Alliance - Correspondence: Ecuador / Gospel Missionary Union - Correspondence: USA

1942-1969

56

29

The Independent Board for Presbyterian Foreign Missions - Correspondence / InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) - Correspondence: 1965-1966

1944-1968

57

37

Latin America Mission - Correspondence / Pocket Testament League - Correspondence

1938-1968

58

40

Presbyterian Church in the U.S. - Correspondence: 1953-1964 / Things To Come Mission - Correspondence

1944-1968

59

37

U-Correspondence / Word of Life, Inc. - Correspondence

1944-1969

60

36

World Conf. on Missionary Radio - Correspondence / Youth for Christ: Pamphlets

1944-1968; n.d.

61

13

Publications [of other missions]: Assemblies of God / New Tribes Mission

1943-1953

Series XI. General correspondence

Subseries XI.A. Old Correspondence (first subseries)

19

7

Aamodt, Virginia / Aircraft Packaging

1945-1967

20

68

Airflite Inc. #1 / Bethany Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, MI

1945-1968

21

83

 Bethel Baptist Church : Erie, PA / Christian Missions in Many Lands

1945-1967

22

69

Christian Radio Missionary Fellowship, Australia / Dunaway, Knox

1945-1967

23

84

Eastern Mennonite Board of Missions and Charities / Foxx, Mike

1944-1967

24

66

Franklin Avenue Baptist Church / Guyer, Paul

1945-1969

62

1

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

1959-1969

25

90

Hall, Daniel / Key, William P.

1944-1968

62

1

Highland Park Baptist Church

1949-1968

26

70

Kimshel, William J. / McQuilkin, Robert C.

1945-1967

27

56

Magnaflux Corporation / Missions Medical Supply

1945-1967

28

68

Moffat, Jean / Payne, Kenneth R.

1944-1967

29

59

Peer Incorporated: 1961-1962 / Robertson, L. Roy

1944-1967

30

71

Robinson, Paul F.: 1944-1952 / Southwest Airmotive Co.

1944-1967

31

58

Spaeth, Mrs. Albert / Upton, Frederick

1945-1968

32

65

Van Dyke, Bernard J. / Zaugg, Larry Lee

1944-1967

Subseries XI.B. Other Correspondence (second subseries)

General correspondence, 1962-1963

33

29

A-Ald / Fu-Ge

1962-1963

34

30

Gi-Gl / Pr-Q

1962-1963

35

20

Re-Ri / Wr-Z

1962-1963

General correspondence, 1964-1966

35

24

Aa-Ae:1964 / Ba: 1966

1964-1966

36

38

Be:1964 / Di

1964-1966

37

37

Do / Ha: 1966

1964-1966

38

37

He:1964 / Mi

1964-1966

39

44

Mo:1964-1965 / Sh: 1966

1964-1966

40

25

Si:1964 / X-Z

1964-1966

General correspondence, 1967

41

57

A / I

1966-1967

42

80

Ja / X-Z

1967

General correspondence, 1968

43

72

File List / Cu

1966-1968

44

74

Da / Hayden, Sherman F.

1968

45

99

He / Q

1968

46

69

Ra / X-Z

1968

General correspondence, 1969

46

18

File Index / Ayre, Theodore

1950-1969

47

99

Ba / Ex

1950-1969

48

93

Fa / Ju

1945-1969

49

104

Ka / Qvarnstrom, Donald

1946-1969

50

115

Ra / Watkins, Florence M.

1945-1969

51

25

We / Zondervan Publishing House

1949-1969

51

10

General Correspondence: Reports/Newsletters / Member letters: Miscellaneous

1945-1971; n.d.

General correspondence, 1970

78

6

1970 File Index / Arctic Missions

1959-1970

79

19

AS / Christian & Missionary Alliance

1953-1970

80

25

Christian Missions in Many Lands / Gustafson, Roy

1950-1970

81

31

HE / Moody Aviation (Elizabethton)

1945-1970

82

32

Moravian Mission / Westmont College

1946-1970

83

14

West Overland Bible Church / Y

1968-1970

General correspondence, 1971

83

10

1971 Index / Central American Mission

1965-1971

84

27

Cessna Aircraft Company / Orinoco River Mission

1949-1971

85

17

Overseas Missionary Fellowship / U.S. Dept. of Commerce

1950-1971

86

11

U.S. Dept. of Health / XYZ

1967-1971

General correspondence, 1972

86

9

1972 Listed Files / BMAF

1946-1972

87

14

Calvary Independent Church / Home Staff Church Letter Project

1945-1972

88

19

Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship / Truxton, Jim

1949-1972

89

4

Tyndale House Publishers / World Vision

1951-1972

General correspondence, 1973

89

10

1973 General Files / Inter Mission Business Office

1950-1973

90

12

Intercristo / Volkman, William

1950-1973

91

6

Staff: Hildebrandt, Jean / Truxton, Jim

1973

General correspondence, 1974

91

5

AB-AY / CA; WA-WE (D-V not sent to Archives)

1971-1974

92

3

WH-WU / XYZ

1974

92

5

Staff: Greene, Betty / Truxton, Jim

1974

General correspondence, 1975

92

5

International Afghan Mission / RI

1971-1975

93

4

Sudan Interior Missions / TA

1967-1975

Series XII. Miscellaneous

1

5

Accident Analyses / Correspondence; Trotman, Dawson

1944-1969

53

1

Music

1945

53

13

Operational and Financial Reports: British Guiana/ Northern Brazil / Plane Fund

1947-1963

61

2

Picture Stories / Publicity materials

1956-1969, n.d.

 

 

Shipping Bills

 

61

11

 

Brazil / New Guinea: Miscellaneous

1951-1960, n.d.

62

5

 

New Guinea: Madang / Sudan

1951-1958

62

21

Surveys: Alaska / South Pacific

1945-1964

62

1, OS15

Venezuela: Correspondence

1950-1964



ADDENDUM (FOLDER-LEVEL CONTAINER LIST FOR BOXES 1-78, 104-109)

(Arranged primarily in box/folder number order with individual folders identified only for boxes 1 through 78, 104-109. For a full list for boxes 1 to 142, described only at the box level, return to the Box List of the Collection 136 guide.)

FOLDER-LEVEL CONTAINER LIST FOR BOXES 1-78, 104-109


Box

Folder

Description

Dates

1

1

Accident Analyses

1951

1

2

Africa

1946-55, n.d.

Series VII. Technical

 

 

Aircraft

 

1

3

 

Beechcraft C-45-H #51-11749

1965-1966

 

 

 

Cessna 170B

 

1

4

 

 

#26425 (New Guinea)

1954

1

5

 

 

#26861

1955

1

6

 

 

#27127

1956

1

7

 

Cessna 172 #28049 (World Gospel Mission)

1959

1

8

 

Cessna 172A #46857 (Rhodesia)

1961-1968

1

9

 

Cessna 172D #17249980 (Congo)

1963

 

 

 

Cessna 180

 

1

10

 

 

#31088 (BMAF)

1953-1957

1

11

 

 

#31680

1955-1957

1

12

 

 

#32265

1956

1

13

 

 

#32489

1956

1

14

 

 

#32554 (BMAF)

1956-1964

1

15

 

 

#32590

1956

1

16

 

 

#32650 (Chiapas, Mexico)

1956

1

17

 

 

#32764

1957

1

18

 

 

#32837

1957

1

19

 

 

#32964

1959

1

20

 

 

#50296

n.d.

1

21

 

 

#50465

1959

1

22

 

 

#50572

1959

1

23

 

 

#50752

1960

1

24

 

 

#50765 (Ethiopia)

1961-1967

1

25

 

 

#50941

1961

1

26

 

 

#50957

1961

1

27

 

 

#50983 (Congo)

1964

1

28

 

 

#51028

1961

1

29

 

 

#51219

1963-1966

1

30

 

 

#51268

1963-1969

1

31

 

 

#51480

1964-1965

 

 

 

Cessna 180A

 

1

32

 

 

#32689 (Paul Goodman)

1959

1

33

 

 

#50353

1962-1966

1

34

 

Cessna 180F #51192

1962-1965

1

35

 

Cessna 180I #51612

1965

 

 

 

Cessna 182

 

1

36

 

 

#51556

1958

1

37

 

 

#55233

1964

 

 

 

Cessna 185

 

1

38

 

 

#185-0113

1961-1962

1

39

 

 

#185-0185

1961-1962

1

40

 

 

#185-0193

1961

1

41

 

 

#185-0349

1969

1

42

 

 

#185-0497

1962

1

43

 

 

#185-0524

1963

1

44

 

 

#185-0685 (Congo)

1963

1

45

 

 

#185-0928

1967

1

46

 

 

#18501091

1966

1

47

 

Cessna 185A #1850459

1962

1

48

 

Cessna 185B #185-0520 (Congo)

1962-1963

 

 

 

Cessna 185C

 

1

49

 

 

#185-0667

1963

1

50

 

 

#185-0699

1964

1

51

 

 

#185-0762

1964

 

 

 

Cessna 185D

 

1

52

 

 

#185-0864

1965

1

53

 

 

#185-0934

1965

1

54

 

 

#185-0941

1965

 

 

 

Cessna U206

 

1

55

 

 

#U206-0357

1965-1966

1

56

 

 

#U206-0429

1965

1

57

 

Clipper #N5953H

1949-1951

1

58

 

General Informatin

1969, n.d.

1

59

 

Luscombe 8E Silvaire #5212

1964

1

60

 

Mexico

1949-1957

1

61

 

Navion #N91163

1952-1960

 

 

 

Piper

 

1

62

 

 

#14-166

1953

1

63

 

 

#20-722

1949-1955

1

64

 

 

#20-1048

1953

1

65

 

 

AE-1 #30202

1947

1

66

 

 

Clipper #16-577

1960

1

67

 

 

PA-14 #14-147 (Grady Parrott)

1951-1959

1

68

 

 

PA-14 #14-504

1953-1961

1

69

 

 

PA-18 #18-4448

1955

1

70

 

 

PA-20 #20-119

1958-1965

1

71

 

 

PA-20 #20-859

1951-1958

1

72

 

 

PA-22 #22-6421

1958

1

73

 

 

PA-22 #22-6970

1959-1960

1

74

 

 

PA-22 #22-7598 (Borneo)

1961

 

 

 

Piper - Pacer

 

1

75

 

 

#20-122

1950-1952

1

76

 

 

#20-903

1952-1957

1

77

 

 

#20-987

1953-1954

1

78

 

 

#20-1103

1954-1955

1

79 OS15

 

#20-1049

1953

 

 

 

Stinson

 

1

80

 

 

#NC642OM

1949-1951

1

81

 

 

108 #NC97596

1947-1949

1

82

 

Waco UIC #NC13068

1946-1948

1

83

Brazil: Correspondence/Reports

1960-1969, n.d.

1

84

Canada: Correspondence/Memos/Reports

1961-1971

1

85

Correspondence: Trotman, Dawson

1944

 

 

Correspondence: Truxton, James

 

1

86

 

1944

1944

1

87

 

1947

1947

1

88

 

1948

1948

Series IX.A. D-2 Personnel Correspondence

D-2 Personnel Correspondence, 1944-1949

 

 

 

Bauman, Selma

 

1

89

 

 

1945-1947

1945-1947

1

90

 

 

1948

1948

1

91

 

Buyers, Jim

1945

 

 

 

Greene, Elizabeth E.

 

1

92

 

 

1944-1946

1944-1946

1

93

 

 

1947

1947

1

94

 

 

1948-1949

1948-1949

 

 

 

Hatcher, E. W.

 

1

95

 

 

1945-1948

1945-1948

1

96

 

 

1949

1949

 

 

 

Lomheim, James H.

 

1

97

 

 

1946-1947

1946-1947

1

98

 

 

1948

1948

 

 

 

Lowrance, Herbert E.

 

1

99

 

 

1946-1948

1946-1948

1

100

 

 

1949

1949

 

 

 

Mellis, Charles J.

 

1

101

 

 

1945-1946

1945-1946

1

102

 

 

1947

1947

1

103

 

 

1948

1948

1

104

 

 

1949

1949

2

1

 

Montgomery, Lawrence J.

1946-1947

 

 

 

Parrott, J. Grady

 

2

2

 

 

1945-1946

1945-1946

2

3

 

 

1947

1947

2

4

 

 

1948

1948

2

5

 

 

1949

1949

2

6

 

 

1950-51

1950-51

 

 

 

Saint, Nate

 

2

7

 

 

1945-1946

1945-1946

2

8

 

 

1947-1948

1947-1948

2

9

 

 

1949

1949

2

10

 

Truxton, Betty Clarke

 

 

 

 

Truxton, James C.

 

2

11

 

 

1944

1944

2

12

 

 

1945

1945

2

13

 

 

1946

1946

2

14

 

 

1947

1947

2

15

 

 

1948

1948

2

16

 

 

1949

1949

D-2 Personnel Correspondence, 1950

2

17

 

Bauman, Selma E.

1949-1950

2

18

 

Greene, E.E.

1950

2

19

 

Hatcher, E.W.

1950

2

20

 

Lomheim, J.H.

1948-1950

2

21

 

Lowrance, H.E.

1950

 

 

 

Mellis, C.J.

 

2

22

 

 

1950

1950

2

23

 

 

1950

1950

 

 

 

Parrott, J.G.

 

2

24

 

 

1950

1950

2

25

 

 

1950

1950

2

26

 

Saint, Nathaniel

1950

2

27

 

Truxton, J.C.

1950

D-2 Personnel Correspondence, 1951

2

28

 

Bauman, S.E.

1951

2

29

 

Berry, Donald W.

1945-1951

2

30

 

Brown, Overton W.

1950-1951

2

31

 

Greene, E.E.

1951

2

32

 

Hatcher, E.W.

1951

3

1

 

Hutchins, R.M.

1945-1951

3

2

 

Lomheim, J.H.

1951

3

3

 

Lowrance, H.E.

1951

 

 

 

Mellis, C.J.

 

3

4

 

 

1951

1951

3

5

 

 

1951

1951

 

 

 

Parrott, J.G.

 

3

6

 

 

1951

1951

3

7

 

 

1951

1951

3

8

 

Saint, Nathaniel

1951

3

9

 

Truxton, J.C.

1951

3

10

 

Wittig, F. Robert

1949-1951

D-2 Personnel Correspondence, 1952

3

11

 

Berry, D.W.

1952

3

12

 

Brown, O.W.

1952

3

13

 

Brown, S.E.

1952

3

14

 

Greene, E.E.

1951-1952

3

15

 

Derr, D.A.

1952

3

16

 

Hatcher, E.W.

1952

3

17

 

Hutchins, R.M.

1952

3

18

 

Keenan, John C.

1948-1952

3

19

 

Lomheim, J.H.

1952

3

20

 

Lowrance, H.E.

1952

3

21

 

Mellis, C.J.

1952

3

22

 

Parrott, J.G.

1952

3

23

 

Saint, Nate

1952

3

24

 

Strash, John

1946-1952

3

25

 

Truxton, J.C.

1952

3

26

 

Weir, Paul S

1952

3

27

 

Wittig, Robert

1952

D-2 Personnel Correspondence, 1953

3

28

 

Baltensperger, Edith

1953

3

29

 

Berry, D.W.

1953

3

30

 

Brown, O.W.

1953

3

31

 

Derr, Daniel A.

1950-1953

3

32

 

Hatcher, E.W.

1953

3

33

 

Hutchins, R.M.

1953

3

34

 

Keenan, J.C.

1953

3

35

 

Lomheim, J.H.

1953

3

36

 

Lowrance, H.E.

1953

3

37

 

Mellis, C.J.

1953

 

 

 

Parrott, J.G.

 

3

38

 

 

Jan-Jun 1953

1953

3

39

 

 

Jul-Dec 1953

1953

3

40

 

Quarnstrom, D.V.

1953

3

41

 

Saint, Nate

1953

3

42

 

Schmidt, Jan

1953

3

43

 

Strash, John

1953

3

44

 

Truxton, J.C.

1953

3

45

 

Weir, Paul S.

1953

3

46

 

Wittig, Robert

1953

D-2 Personnel Correspondence, 1954

4

1

 

Berry, Donald W.

1954

4

2

 

Brown, O.W.

1954

4

3

 

Derr, Daniel A.

1954

4

4

 

Hatcher, E.W.

1954

4

5

 

Hutchins, R.M.

1954

4

6

 

Keenan, J.C.

1954

4

7

 

Lomheim, J.H.

1954

4

8

 

Lowrance, H.E.

1954

4

9

 

Mellis, C.J.

1954

 

 

 

Parrott, J.G.

 

4

10

 

 

Jan-Jun

1954

4

11

 

 

Jul-Dec

1954

4

12

 

Quarnstrom, D.V.

1954

 

 

 

Saint, Nate

 

4

13

 

 

1954

1954

4

14

 

 

Journal Article

1954

4

15

 

Steiger, David G.

1954

4

16

 

Strash, John

1954

4

17

 

Truxton, J.C.

1954

4

18

 

Weir, P.S.

1954

D-2 Personnel Correspondence, 1955

4

19

 

Anderson, M.P.

1955

4

20

 

Bennett, Charles T.

1955

4

21

 

Berk, Harold W.

1955

4

22

 

Berry, Donald W.

1955

4

23

 

Brown, O.W.

1955

4

24

 

Derr, D.A.

1955

4

25

 

General Correspondence

1955

4

26

 

Greene, E.E.

1955

4

27

 

Hatcher, E.W.

1955

4

28

 

Hutchins, R.M.

1955

4

29

 

Keenan, J.C.

1955

4

30

 

Lomheim, J.H.

1955

4

31

 

Lowrance, H.E.

1955

4

32

 

Medical Proposal

1955-1957

4

33

 

Mellis, C.J.

1955

 

 

 

Parrott, J.G.

 

4

34

 

 

Jan-Jun

1955

4

35

 

 

Jul-Dec

1955

4

36

 

Quarnstrom, D.V.

1955

4

37

 

Saint, Nate

1955

4

38

 

Snider, Arthur

1955

4

39

 

Strash, John

1955

4

40

 

Steiger, D.G.

1955

4

41

 

Truxton, J.C.

1955, [1959 1962]

4

42

 

Weir, P.S

1955

D-2 Personnel Correspondence, 1956

4

43

 

Anderson, M.P

1956

4

44

 

Bennett, Charles T.

1956

4

45

 

Berk, H.W.

1956

4

46

 

Berry, D.W.

1956

4

47

 

Brown, O.W.

1956

4

48

 

Derr, D.A.

1956

4

49

 

Greene, E.E.

1956

4

50

 

Keenan, J.C.

1956

4

51

 

Larsen, Eldon

1956

4

52

 

Lomheim, J.H.

1956

4

53

 

Lowrance, H.E.

1956

5

1

 

Mellis, C.J.

1956

5

2

 

Parrott, J.G.

1956

5

3

 

Pontier, Paul

1956

5

4

 

Saint, Marj

1956

5

5

 

Steiger, David G.

1956

5

6

 

Strash, John

1956

62

34

 

Truxton, James C.

1956

5

7

 

Weir, P.S.

1956

D-2 Personnel Correspondence, 1957

5

8

 

Anderson, Milton

1957

5

9

 

Bennett, C.T.

1957

5

10

 

Berk, Harold

1957

5

11

 

Berry, Donald W.

1957

5

12

 

Boggs, George E.

1957

5

13

 

Brown, Overton, W.

1957

5

14

 

Derr, D.A.

1957

5

15

 

Greene, E.E.

1957

5

16

 

Hatcher, E.W.

1957

5

17

 

Hutchins, Robert M.

1957

5

18

 

Keenan, Johnny

1957

5

19

 

Krenzin, Ernest

1957

5

20

 

Larsen, Eldon

1957

5

21

 

Lewis, Paul

1957

5

22

 

Lomheim, J.H.

1957

5

23

 

Lowrance, H.E.

1957

 

 

 

Mellis, C.J.

 

5

24

 

 

Jan-Jun 1957

1957

5

25

 

 

Jul-Dec 1957

1957

 

 

 

Parrott, J.G.

 

5

26

 

 

Jan-Jun 1957

1957

5

27

 

 

Jul-Dec 1957

1957

5

28

 

Parsons, Roy

1957

5

29

 

Pontier, Paul

1957

5

30

 

Saint, Marj

1957

5

31

 

Snider, C.A.

1957

5

32

 

Steiger, D.A.

1957

62

35

 

Truxton, James C.

1957

5

33

 

Weir, P.S.

1957

D-2 Personnel Correspondence, 1958

5

34

 

Anderson, M.P.

1958

5

35

 

Bennett, C.T.

1958

5

36

 

Berk, Harold

1958

5

37

 

Berry, D.W.

1958

5

38

 

Bishop, Floyd

1958

5

39

 

Boggs, George

1958

5

40

 

Brown, O.W.

1958

5

41

 

David, Frank

1958

5

42

 

Derr, D.A.

1958

5

43

 

Dyce, Tom

1958

5

44

 

Eisemann, Wes

1958

5

45

 

Greene, E.E.

1958

5

46

 

Hatcher, E.W.

1958

5

47

 

Hutchins, R.M.

1958

5

48

 

Johanson, Bob

1958

5

49

 

Keenan, Johnny

1958

5

50

 

Krenzin, E.E.

1958

5

51

 

Larsen, Eldon

1958

5

52

 

Lewis, Paul

1958

5

53

 

Lomheim, J.H.

1958

5

54

 

Lowrance, H.E.

1958

5

55

 

Mellis, C.J.

1958

5

56

 

Mount, Dorothy J.

1958

5

57

 

Olson, Norman

1958

5

58

 

Parrott, J.G.

1958

5

59

 

Parsons, Roy

1958

5

60

 

Pontier, Paul

1958

5

61

 

Quarnstrom, D.V.

1958

5

62

 

Saint, Marjorie

1958

5

63

 

Silvery, Joseph

1958

5

64

 

Smith, Jerry

1958

5

65

 

Snider, C.A.

1958

5

66

 

Steiger, David G.

1958

5

67

 

Strash, John

1958

62

36

 

Truxton, James C.

1958

5

68

 

Weir, P.S.

1958

5

69

 

Worthington, Hank

1958

D-2 Personnel Correspondence, 1959

5

70

 

Anderson, Milton

1959

5

71

 

Bennett, Charles T.

1959

5

72

 

Berk, Harold

1959

5

73

 

Donald W. Berry

1959

5

74

 

Bishop, Floyd

1959

5

75

 

Boggs, George

1959

5

76

 

Brown, O.W.

1959

5

77

 

Davis, Frank

1959

5

78

 

Derr, D.A.

1959

5

79

 

Dyce, Tom

1959

5

80

 

Eisemann, Wesley

1959

5

81

 

Gilmer, Tom

1959

5

82

 

Greene, E.E.

1959

5

83

 

Hatcher, E.W.

1959

5

84

 

Hutchins, R.M.

1959

5

85

 

Johnson, Robert

1959

5

86

 

Krenzin, Ernest

1959

5

87

 

Larsen, Elson

1959

5

88

 

Lehnhart, Robert

1959

5

89

 

Lewis, Paul

1959

5

90

 

Lomheim, J.H.

1959

5

91

 

Lowrance, H.E.

1959

5

92

 

McLennan, Joe

1959

5

93

 

Mellis, C.J.

1959

5

94

 

Olson, Norman

1959

6

1

 

Parsons, Roy

1959

6

2

 

Patton, Charles

1959

6

3

 

Paul, Bill

1959

6

4

 

Pontier, Paul

1959

6

5

 

Parrott, J.G.

1959

6

6

 

Reaser, Elmer

1959

6

7

 

Saint, Marjorie

1959

6

8

 

Snider, C.A.

1959

6

9

 

Steiger, David

1959

6

10

 

Strash, John

1959

62

37

 

Truxton, James C.

1959

6

11

 

Vick, Windsor

1959

6

12

 

Weir, Paul

1959

6

13

 

Worthington, Henry

1959

D-2 Personnel Correspondence, 1960

6

14

 

Anderson, Milton

1960

6

15

 

Beiter, Donald

1960

6

16

 

Bennett, C.T.

1960

6

17

 

Berk, Harold

1960

6

18

 

Berry, D.W.

1960

6

19

 

Bishop, Floyd

1960

6

20

 

Boggs, George

1960

6

21

 

Brown, O.W.

1960

6

22

 

Davis, Frank

1960

6

23

 

Derr, D.A.

1960

6

24

 

Dyce, T.G.

1960

6

25

 

Eisemann, Wesley

1960

6

26

 

Fairley, Gordon

1960

6

27

 

Gibbs, Frank

1960

6

28

 

Gilmer, T.J.

1960

6

29

 

Greene, E.E.

1960

6

30

 

Hatcher, E.W.

1960

6

31

 

Hutchins, R.M.

1960

6

32

 

Johanson, Robert

1960

6

33

 

Keenan, Johnny

1960

6

34

 

Krenzin, Ernest

1960

6

35

 

Larsen, Eldon

1960

6

36

 

Lehnhart, Robert

1960

6

37

 

Lewis, Paul

1960

6

38

 

Lomheim, J.H.

1960

6

39

 

Lowrance, H.E.

1960

6

40

 

McLennan, Joe

1960

6

41

 

Mellis, C.J.

1960

6

42

 

Newman, Gene

1960

6

43

 

Olson, Norman

1960

6

44

 

Osterhus, David

1960

6

45

 

Parrott, J. Grady

1960

6

46

 

Parsons, Roy

1960

6

47

 

Patton, Charles

1960

6

48

 

Paul, Bill

1960

6

49

 

Pontier, Paul

1960

6

50

 

Reaser, Elmer

1960

6

51

 

Saint, Marjorie

1960

6

52

 

Snider, C.A.

1960

6

53

 

Steiger, David

1960

6

54

 

Strash, John

1960

62

38

 

Truxton, James C.

1960

6

55

 

Vick, Windsor

1960

6

56

 

Weir, Paul

1960

6

57

 

Worthington, Henry

1960

D-2 Personnel Correspondence, 1961

 6

58

 

Anderson, Milton

1961

6

59

 

Beck, Hugh

1961

6

60

 

Beiter, Don

1961

6

61

 

Bennett, C.T.

1961

6

62

 

Berk, Harold

1961

6

63

 

Berry, Donald W.

1961

6

64

 

Bishop, Floyd

1961

6

65

 

Boggs, George

1961

6

66

 

Brown, O.W.

1961

6

67

 

Cole, Kenneth

1961

6

68

 

Davis, Frank

1961

6

69

 

Derr, D.A.

1961

6

70

 

Dyce, T.G.

1961

6

71

 

Eisemann, Wesley

1961

6

72

 

Fairley, Gordn

1961

6

73

 

Gibbs, Frank

1961

6

74

 

Gilmer, T.J.

1961

6

75

 

Greene, E.E.

1961

6

76

 

Harrell, Bob

1961

6

77

 

Hatcher, E.W.

1961

6

78

 

Hutchins, R.M.

1961

6

79

 

Isbell, Ray

1961

6

80

 

Johanson, Robert

1961

6

81

 

Keith, Dick

1961

6

82

 

Krenzin, Ernest

1961

6

83

 

Larsen, Eldon

1961

6

84

 

Lehnhart, Robert

1961

6

85

 

Lewis, Paul

1961

6

86

 

Lomheim, J.H.

1961

6

87

 

Lowrance, H.E.

1961

6

88

 

Lundgren, John

1961

6

89

 

McIntosh, Art

1961

6

90

 

McLennan, Joe

1961

6

91

 

Mellis, C.J.

1961

6

92

 

Newman, Gene

1961

6

93

 

Olson, Norman

1961

6

94

 

Osterhus, David

1961

6

95

 

Parrott, J.G.

1961

6

96

 

Parsons, Roy

1961

6

97

 

Patton, Charles

1961

6

98

 

Paul, Bill

1961

6

99

 

Pontier, Paul

1961

6

100

 

Reaser, Elmer

1961

6

101

 

Rogers, Clell

1961

6

102

 

Saint, Marjorie

1961

 

 

 

Sander, Gordon

 

6

103

 

 

1961

1961

6

104

 

 

[outgoing]

1961

6

105

 

Silvey, J.A.

1961

6

106

 

Snider, C.A.

1961

6

107

 

Stack, James

1961

6

108

 

Steiger, James

1961

6

109

 

Strash, John

1961

62

39

 

Truxton, James C.

1961

6

110

 

Vick, Windsor

1961

6

111

 

Walker, Jack

1961

6

112

 

Weir, Paul

1961

6

113

 

Worthington, Henry

1961

D-2 Personnel Correspondence, 1962

6

114

 

Albright, Tom

1962

6

115

 

Allen, Irving

1962

6

116

 

Anderson, Milton

1962

6

117

 

Beck, Hugh

1962

6

118

 

Beiter, Don

1962

6

119

 

Bennett, C.T.

1962

6

120

 

Berk, Harold

1962

6

121

 

Berry, Donald W.

1962

6

122

 

Bishop, Floyd

1962

6

123

 

Boggs, George

1962

6

124

 

Brown, O.W.

1962

7

1

 

Carroll, Howard

1962

7

2

 

Cole, Kenneth

1962

7

3

 

Davis, Frank

1962

7

4

 

Derr, Daniel A.

1962

7

5

 

Dyce, T.G.

1962

7

6

 

Eisemann, Wesley

1962

7

7

 

Fairley, Gordon

1962

7

8

 

Gibbs, Frank

1962

7

9

 

Gordon, Bob

1962

7

10

 

Harrell, Robert

1962

7

11

 

Greene, E.E.

1962

7

12

 

Hatcher, E.W.

1962

7

13

 

Hutchins, R.M.

1962

7

14