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Records of the Hour of Freedom Radio Programs - Collection 294

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Table of Contents

Brief Description of This Collection

Title Page and Restrictions

Historical Background
Biography of Howard O. Jones

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

List Audio Tapes in This Collection (Location Records)
    Audio Tapes



Brief Description.
Copies of 455 broadcasts of a weekly radio program titled HOUR OF FREEDOM, featuring e angelist Howard O. Jones, continuation of a program broadcast for years both in Africa and the United States. Each program consists of a half hour of music, scripture readings, and an evangelistic sermon; also includes sermons of guest speakers, such as Ralph Bell. There are restrictions on the use of this collection. For more information, please see guide.
Vol: 455 Audio Tapes


Collection 294
[January 12, 2001]
Hour of Freedom Radio Program; 1966?-
Records; 1968-1980

455 Audio tapes

Restrictions

No tapes in this collection may be copied for distribution without written permission. Requests for permission should be directed to:

BGEA Resource Coordinator
Billy Graham Training Center - The Cove
P.O. Box 19223
Asheville, NC 28815

Forms to be sent to the contact person should be obtained from the staff in the Reading Room.




Historical Background

The Hour of Freedom radio program was a weekly radio program which featured the Rev. Howard O. Jones. The program went on the air in the late 1960's but was really a continuation of the radio programs which the Rev. Jones had been broadcasting for many years in Africa and the United States. Each Hour of Freedom program, which was about half an hour long, included musical selections, a scripture reading, and a sermon by Rev. Jones. Occasionally there was a guest speaker. The program was based in Oberlin, OH.

Biography

Howard O. Jones was born April 12, 1921, in Cleveland, OH to Howard O. and Josephine Jones. In 1934, the family moved to Oberlin, OH, where the son attended the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. For a time in high school he was first saxophonist in a local jazz band. He accepted Christ as a young man and enrolled at the Nyack Missionary College of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, from which he graduated in 1944. The same year he married Wanda Young, also a graduate of Nyack, and the couple went to the Bronx, NY, for Jones' first pastorate at the Bethany C&MA Church. In 1952 Jones became pastor of the Smoot Memorial C&MA Church in Cleveland, OH, where he served until 1958. It was while at this church, in 1954, that he began what were to be the two major aspects of his ministry, broadcasting a regular radio program throughout Africa and later the United States and holding evangelistic crusades in many parts of the world, particularly the United States and Africa. He was also a frequent speaker at Bible conferences and missionary conventions. In 1958 he became one of the associate evangelists of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and in 1973 he was appointed director of the Billy Graham Relief Fund for Africa.

Among the many positions of leadership held by and honors awarded to Rev. Jones were presidency of the National Negro Evangelical Association (1966-1968); enrollment in the Nyack Honor Society (1967); an honorary Doctorate of Divinity degree from Huntington College, Huntington, IN (1970); membership on the board of trustees of Huntington College (1974); membership on the executive committee of the board of National Religious Broadcasters (1974). He wrote three books, including an autobiography, From the World of Jazz.

The Jones had five children: Cheryl (1946), Gail (1948), Phyllis (1950), David (1953), and Lisa (1961).




Scope and Content

This collection consists entirely of tapes of broadcasts of the Hour of Freedom radio program. Although the collection contains 455 tapes recorded between 1968 and 1980, there are periods of time, sometimes several months long, for which there are no programs. The dates and numbers for each tape are those which were on the tape when it was received by the Archives. Presumably it is the date of broadcast. The first two tapes, labeled "A" and "B," appear to be audition tapes submitted to the advertising firm, Walter F. Bennett and Company. In a few cases, a sermon text and title are given. Several programs contain sermons which are essentially duplicates of one earlier broadcast, although the musical selection of the program may be different.

Provenance

The tapes in this collection were received from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in July of 1981.

Accession #81-77

July 11, 1985
Robert Shuster
S. Averill
J. Nasgowitz



LOCATION RECORD
Accession: 81-77
Type of Material: Audio Tapes

All audio tapes are recorded on reels at 7-1/2 ips, one side only, and are approximately 1/2 hour long. All are sorted in the tape file. The items listed below are located in the AUDIO TAPE FILE:


Tape A. Audition tape? Ephesians 1:7/Assurance of Salvation (basically same script as T256 but extended and adapted)
Tape B. Philippians 4:6,7/A Tense and Troubled World (basically same script as T693, but extended and adapted)
Tapes T1-223 Not in this collection
T224 2/11/68
T225 2/18/68
T226 2/25/68
T227 3/3/68
T228 3/10/68
T229 3/17/68
T230 3/24/68
T231 3/31/68
T232 4/7/68 Mark 15:33-39/The Death of Jesus Christ
T233 4/14/68 Matthew 28:1-6/The Risen and Exalted Christ
T234 4/21/68
T235 4/28/68
T236 5/5/68
T237 5/12/68
T238 5/19/68
T239 5/26/68
T240 6/2/68
T241 6/9/68
T242 6/16/68
T243 6/23/68
T244 6/30/68 Exodus 14/The Red Sea. Speaker: Ralph Bell
T245 7/7/68
T246 7/14/68
T247 7/21/68
T248 7/28/68
T249 8/4/68
T250 8/11/68
T251 8/18/68
T252 8/25/68
T253 9/1/68
T254 9/8/68
T255 9/16/68
T256 9/22/68 Ephesians 1:7/The Forgiveness of Sin
T257 9/29/68
T258 10/6/68
T259 10/13/68
T260 10/20/68
T261 10/27/68
T262 11/3/68
T263 11/10/68
T264 11/17/68
T265 11/24/68
T266 12/1/68
T267 12/8/68
T268 12/15/68
T269 12/22/68
T270 12/29/68
T271 1/6/69
T272 1/12/69
T273 1/19/68
T274 1/26/69
T275 2/2/69
T276 2/9/69
T277 2/16/69
T278 2/23/69
T279 3/2//69
T280 3/9/69
T281 3/16/69
T282 3/23/69
T283 3/30/69
T284 4/6/69 Philippians 2:9-11/The Risen and Exalted Christ
T285 4/13/69
T286 4/20/69
T287 4/27/69
T288 5/4/69 Testimony of David Simmons (linebacker)
T289 5/11/69
T290 5/18/69
T291 5/25/69
T292 6/1/69
T293 6/8/69
T294 6/15/69
T295 6/22/69
T296 6/29/69
T297 7/6/69
T298 7/13/69
T299 7/20/69 Jeremiah 37:17/Is There Any Word From the Lord?
T300 7/27/69
T301 8/3/69
T302 8/10/69
T303 8/17/69
T304 8/24/69
T305 8/31/69
T306 9/7/69
T307 9/14/69
T308 9/21/69
T309 9/28/69
T310 10/5/69
T311 10/12/69
T312 10/19/69 I Peter 1:3-5/Blessed Be to God
T313 10/26/69
T314 11/2/69
T315 11/9/69
T316 11/16/69
T317 11/23/69
T318 11/30/69
T319 12/7/69
T320 12/14/69
T321 12/21/69
T322 12/28/69
T323 1/4/70
T324 1/11/70
T325 1/18/70
T326 1/25/70
T327 2/1/70
T328 2/8/70
T329 2/15/70
T330 2/22/70
T331 3/1/70
T332 3/8/70
T333 3/15/70
T334 3/22/70
T335 3/29/70
T336 4/5/70
T337 4/12/70
T338 4/19/70
T339 4/26/70
T340 5/3/70
T341 5/10/70
T342 5/17/70
T343 5/24/70 Philippians 3:17-19/Whose End is Destruction
T344 5/31/70 Ephesians 1:7/The Forgiveness of Sin
T345 6/7/70
T346 6/14/70
T347 6/21/70
T348 6/28/70
T349 7/5/70
T350 7/12/70
T351 7/19/70
T352 7/26/70
T353 8/2/70
T354 8/9/70
T355 8/16/70
T356 8/23/70
T357 8/30/70
T358 9/6/70
T359 9/13/70 The Church's Mission in the World
T360 9/20/70
T361 9/27/70
T362 10/4/70
T363 10/11/70
T364 10/18/70
T365 10/25/70
T366 11/1/70
T367 11/8/70
T368 11/15/70
T369 11/22/70
T370 11/29/70
T371 12/6/70
T372 12/13/70
T373 12/20/70
T374 12/27/70
T375 1/3/71
T376 1/10/71
T377 1/17/71
Tapes T378-380 Not in this collection
T381 2/14/71
T382 2/21/71
T383 2/28/71
T384 3/7/71
T385 3/14/71 Leviticus 5:14-19/The Trespass Offering
Tapes T386-462 Not in this collection
T463 9/10/72
T464 9/17/72
T465 9/24/72
T466 10/1/72
T467 10/8/72
T468 10/15/72
T469 10/22/72
T470 10/29/72
T471 11/5/72
T472 11/12/72
T473 11/19/72
T474 11/26/72
T475 12/3/72
T476 12/10/72
T477 12/17/72
T478 12/24/72 Matthew 1:18-25/Christmas and Commercialization
T479 12/31/72
T480 1/7/73
T481 1/14/73
T482 1/21/73
T483 1/28/73
T484 2/4/73
T485 2/11/73
T486 2/18/73
T487 2/25/73
T488 3/4/73
T489 3/11/73
Tape T490 Not in this collection
T491 3/25/73
T492 4/1/73
T493 4/8/73
T494 4/15/73 Rev Jones talks about South African Evangelism Congress
T495 4/22/73
Tapes T496-497 Not in this collection
T498 5/13/73
T499 5/20/73
T500 5/27/73
T501 6/3/73
T502 6/10/73
T503 6/17/73 John 13:35/An Example of Love
T504 6/24/73
T505 7/1/73
Tape T506 Not in this collection
T507 7/15/73
T508 7/22/73
T509 7/29/73
Tape T510 Not in this collection
T511 8/12/73
T512 8/19/73
T513 8/26/73
T514 9/2/73
T515 9/9/73
Tape T516 Not in this collection
T517 9/23/73
T518 9/30/73
T519 10/7/73
T520 10/14/73
T521 10/21/73
T522 10/28/73
T523 11/4/73
T524 11/11/73
T525 11/18/73
T526 11/25/73
T527 12/2/73
T528 12/9/73 Ephesians 5:18/The Spirit Filled Life
T529 12/16/73
T530 12/23/73
T531 12/30/73
T532 1/6/74
T533 1/13/74
T534 1/20/74
T535 1/27/74 1 John 3:19/Man's Quest for Truth
Tape T536 Not in this collection
T537 2/10/74
T538 2/17/74
T539 2/24/74
T540 3/3/74
T541 3/10/74
T542 3/17/74
T543 3/24/74
T544 3/31/74
Tapes T545-T623 Not in this collection
T624 10/12/75
T625 10/19/75
T626 10/26/75
T627 11/2/75
T628 11/9/75
T629 11/16/75
T630 11/23/75
Tape T631 Not in this collection
T632 12/7/75
T633 12/14/75
T634 12/21/75
T635 12/28/75
T636 1/4/76
T637 1/11/76
T638 1/18/76
T639 1/25/76
T640 2/1/76 Philippians 3:17-19/Enemies of the Cross
T641 2/8/76
T642 2/15/76
T643 2/22/76
T644 2/29/76
T645 3/7/76
T646 3/14/76
Tape T647 Not in this collection
T648 3/28/76
T649 4/4/76
T650 4/11/76
T651 4/18/76
T652 4/25/76
Tape T653 Not in this collection
T654 5/9/76
T655 5/16/76
T656 5/23/76
T657 5/30/76
T658 6/6/76
T659 6/13/76
T660 6/20/76
T661 6/28/76
T662 7/4/76
T663 7/11/76
T664 7/18/76
T665 7/25/76
T666 8/1/76
T667 8/8/76
T668 8/15/76
T669 8/22/76
T670 8/29/76 James 1:27/Christian Service to the Needy (same as #T745)
T671 9/5/76
T672 9/12/76
T673 9/19/76
T674 9/26/76
T675 10/3/76 Philippians 3:20,21/The Second Coming
T676 10/10/76
T677 10/17/76
T678 10/24/76
T679 10/31/76
T680 11/7/76
T681 11/14/76
T682 11/21/76
T683 11/28/76
T684 12/5/76
T685 12/12/76
T686 12/19/76
T687 12/26/76
T688 1/2/77
T689 1/9/77
T690 1/16/77
T691 1/23/77
T692 1/30/77
T693 2/6/77 Philippians 4:6,7/A Tense and Troubled World (Same as #B)
T694 2/13/77
T695 2/20/77
T696 2/27/77
T697 3/6/77
T698 3/13/77
Tape T699 Not in this collection
T700 3/27/77
T701 4/3/77
T702 4/10/77
T703 4/17/77
T704 4/24/77
T705 5/1/77
T706 5/8/77
T707 5/15/77
T708 5/22/77
T709 5/29/77
T710 6/5/77
T711 6/12/77
T712 6/19/77
T713 6/26/77
T714 7/3/77
T715 7/10/77
T716 7/17/77
T717 7/24/77
T718 7/31/77
T719 8/7/77
T720 8/14/77 Jeremiah 37:17/Is There Any Word From The Lord?
T721 8/21/77
T722 8/28/77
T723 9/4/77
T724 9/11/77
T725 9/18/77
T726 9/25/77
T727 10/2/77
T728 10/9/77
T729 10/16/77
T730 10/23/77
T731 10/30/77
T732 11/6/77
T733 11/13/77
T734 11/20/77
T735 11/27/77
T736 12/4/77
T737 12/11/77
T738 12/18/77
T739 12/25/77
T740 1/1/78
T741 1/8/78
T742 1/15/78
T743 1/22/78
T744 1/29/78
T745 2/5/78 James 1:27/Christian Service to the Needy (Same as #T670)
T746 2/12/78
T747 2/19/78
Tapes T748-751 Not in this collection
T752 3/26/78
Tapes T753-761 Not in this collection
T762 6/4/78
T763 6/11/78
T764 6/18/78
T765 6/25/78
T766 7/2/78
T767 7/9/78
T768 7/16/78
T769 7/23/78
T770 7/30/78
T771 8/6/78
T772 8/13/78
T773 8/20/78
T774 8/27/78
T775 9/3/78
T776 9/10/78 1 Peter 2:9-10/A Purpose of the Church
T777 9/17/78
T778 9/24/78
T779 10/1/78
T780 10/8/78
T781 10/15/78
T782 10/22/78
T783 10/29/78
T784 11/5/78
T785 11/12/78
T786 11/19/78
T787 11/26/78
T788 12/3/78
T789 12/10/78 Ephesians 6:10-11/The Christian Soldier
T790 12/17/78
T791 12/24/78
T792 12/31/78
T793 1/7/79
T794 1/14/79
T796 1/28/79
T797 2/4/79
T798 2/11/79
T799 2/18/79
T800 2/25/79
T801 3/4/79
T802 3/11/79
T803 3/18/79
T804 3/25/79
T805 4/1/79
T807 4/8/79
T808 4/15/79
T809 4/22/79
T810 5/6/79
T811 5/13/79
T812 5/20/79
T813 5/27/79
T814 6/3/79
T815 6/10/79
T816 6/17/79
T817 6/24/79
T818 7/1/79
T819 7/8/79
T820 7/15/79
T821 7/22/79
T822 7/29/79
T823 8/5/79
T824 8/12/79
T825 8/19/79 Howard Jones interviews his son David
T826 8/26/79
T827 9/2/79
T828 9/9/79
T829 9/16/79
T830 9/23/79
T831 9/30/79
T832 10/7/79
T833 10/14/79
T834 10/21/79
T835 10/28/79
T836 11/4/79
T837 11/11/79
T838 11/18/79
T839 11/25/79
T840 12/2/79
T841 12/9/79
T842 12/16/79
T843 12/23/79
T844 12/30/79
T845 1/6/80
T846 1/13/80
T847 1/20/80
T848 1/27/80
T849 2/3/80
T850 2/10/80 John 3:1-7/The New Birth
T851 2/17/80
Tape T852 Not in this collection
T853 3/2/80
T854 3/9/80
T855 3/16/80
T856 3/23/80
T857 3/30/80
T858 4/6/80
T859 4/13/80
T860 4/20/80
T861 4/27/80



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