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Table of Contents

Brief Description of This Collection

Title Page and Restrictions

Biography of Oswald J. Smith

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

Lists of Artifacts, Audio Tapes, Books, Negatives, Phonograph Records, Photographs, and Slides (Lantern) in This Collection (Location Records)
    Artifacts
    Audio Tapes
    Books
    Negatives
    Phonograph Records
    Photographs
    Slides (Lantern)
List of the Contents of Boxes of Paper Records in This Collection (Container List)



Brief Description
Correspondence, audio tapes, hymn and poem manuscripts, lantern slides,phonograph records, negatives, photographs, tracts, posters, audio tapes, clippings, scrapbooks, etc., related to Smith's career as an evangelist, pastor, author and editor, hymn writer and poet, colporteur, and promoter of missions involvement. Documents span Smith's education, colporteur work in Kentucky and Canada, and his pastoring the Dale Presbyterian Church, Toronto Alliance Tabernacle, and Gospel Tabernacle of Los Angeles, the Cosmopolitan Tabernacle (in Toronto), Toronto Gospel Tabernacle, and Toronto's Peoples Church.


Collection 322 [March 28, 2001]
Smith, Oswald Jeffrey (1889-1986)
Papers; 1890-1986, n.d.
12 Boxes (11 DC, 1 ODC; 4.4 cubic feet), Artifacts (Posters & Tracts), Audio Tapes, Negatives, Phonograph Records, Photographs, Slides (Lantern)

Restrictions

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.


Biography

Oswald Jeffrey Smith was born to Benjamin (a railroad telegrapher) and Alice Smith in Odessa, Ontario, in 1889, the eldest of ten children (See partial Smith genealogy in Folder 11-1).

Smith's conversion occurred while attending an R.A. Torrey/Charles Alexander evangelistic meeting when he was sixteen. When eighteen, while working in Toronto, he enrolled in night classes at the Toronto Bible Training School (later renamed Toronto Bible College and then Ontario Bible College). Smith was prone to sickness throughout his childhood and not expected to survive his teenage years. This poor health directly affected his applications to the Foreign Missions Board of the Presbyterian Church, which were rejected. However, it was in 1908 while a theology student that Smith served with the Upper Canada Bible Society, selling Bibles and carrying the Gospel to the Indians and backwoods people of Canada. It was during this time that he preached his first sermon.

Smith held his first extended evangelistic campaign in Toronto in 1911. During that summer, he worked with the Pocket Testament League of Canada as its traveling secretary. While completing his final year at Toronto Bible College, he also served as pastor of two churches. In 1913, he preached for the summer months among mountain people of Kentucky. Later while studying at McCormick Theological Seminary, he pastored several Presbyterian churches in the Chicago area. He was ordained by one of those Presbyterian churches in 1915, following his graduation from McCormick. However, he soon returned to Toronto to serve as an associate pastor of Canada's second largest Presbyterian church, Dale Presbyterian, under the church's senior pastor, J.D. Morrow. There he met his wife, Daisy Billings, a deaconess, whom he married in 1916. Later that year Smith replaced Morrow, but himself resigned in 1918. In 1919, unable to find another pastorate, Smith left Toronto for British Columbia to preach to lumberjacks with the Shantymen's Christian Association. However, the tour was limited to six months as he and Daisy returned to Toronto for the birth of their second child.

Smith began holding services in Toronto in 1920 at the Gospel Tabernacle. Shortly after opening that work, he was invited by the relatively new Christian & Missionary Alliance to assume the pastorate of a struggling congregation. The Gospel Tabernacle merged with the Parkdale C & MA, of which he became the pastor; during Smith's year and a half pastorate there, the congregation grew from twenty-four to over 1800 members. A tent meeting in 1921 produced such an influx of people that a new church building was needed. Built in 1922 and dedicated by Paul Rader, the new church was called the Alliance Tabernacle. Smith featured various evangelists and singers from North America, enabling him to continue his continent-wide preaching ministry as well. One of these speakers, William Felter of the Russian Missionary Society, accompanied Smith in 1924 on his first ministry tour outside the continent, going to nine European countries and holding meetings in Latvia and Poland. Smith also established: the Wayside Mission to send workers into the Canadian northland; the King's Messengers to distribute tracts; a mission to the Jews with an ex-rabbi leading it; and the Canadian Bible Institute to train new missionaries. And Smith set up the Tabernacle Publishers to produce his new monthly, "People's Magazine."

Smiths' service with the C & MA concluded when he resigned in 1926 after being asked to assume a district superintendent's post. Wanting to concentrate his energy on evangelistic efforts, he accepted a call to serve as pastor of the Gospel Tabernacle of Los Angeles in early 1927. However, a year later (1928) he returned to Toronto to establish the Cosmopolitan Tabernacle in the rented Massey Hall. He left for his second international tour at the beginning of 1929, returning to Europe. In 1930 the church moved to a formerly Presbyterian church building on Gerrard Street East, calling itself the Toronto Gospel Tabernacle. It was at that point that Smith began radio broadcasts and hosting missionary conventions. By 1934, the church had outgrown its facilities and moved to the 1600-seat Central Methodist building on Bloor Street East, renaming the church the Peoples Church. Smith continued the church's radio broadcasts with the "Back Home Hour," aired following the Sunday evening services. The church's use of media also expanded, using not only radio, but also television, film and audio cassettes.

To share his vision for world missionary outreach, Smith inaugurated annual missions conferences featuring future and furloughing missionaries and messages challenging greater missions awareness and responsibility. The combination of Smith's sermons, his international tours, the annual conferences and his implementation of such innovations as the "faith promise offering" and slogans such as "Why should anyone hear the Gospel twice before everyone has heard it once?" and "I must go, or send a substitute" fueled the church's giving of personnel and finances to missions. The missionary conferences expanded, going for as long as a month, and yielding faith pledges, a concept developed by Smith, of $300,000 annually. As a result of the evangelistic and missionary emphasis of his preaching, he was in demand throughout the US and Canada.

In 1959, Smith transferred the pastorate of the Peoples Church to his son, Paul, while he retained such titles as founder, missionary pastor and pastor emeritus. In 1963, the church again relocated, building a new sanctuary in the Toronto suburb of Willowdale.

Smith's career extended beyond that of pastor and evangelist to include poet, hymn lyricist, and author. Beginning in 1906, he wrote over 1200 hymns lyrics and poems, and also composed music for some of his lyrics. Over 200 of Smith's hymns were set to music, published largely by the Rodeheaver Company of Winona Lake, Indiana. His meeting with Gospel music composer, B.D. Ackley, in 1930, led to over 70 hymns on which the two collaborated. Smith also authored thirty-five books, which were translated into over 128 languages. Many of his sermons were also printed in pamphlet form. Smith also presented messages in two films: Baptista Films' "Passion for Souls" and Wycliffe Bible Translators' "Go Ye."

Smith's commitment to missions and evangelism took him throughout the world, preaching the Gospel and visiting mission fields. He was an active traveler throughout the world, gathering information, visiting missionaries and raising funds to support worldwide missionary efforts. Throughout his career, Smith traveled to over 70 countries, outlined in the following chronology.

Smith was educated at the Toronto Bible College (1906-1908), Manitoba College (1909-1910), Toronto Bible College (1910-1912, graduated 1912), McCormick Theological Seminary (1912-1915, graduated 1915), and received honorary degrees of Divinity from Asbury College (1936), Literature from Bob Jones University (1940), Laws from Houghton College (1946), and Humanities from California Graduate School of Theology (1977).

Other award or special honors granted to Smith included: lifetime membership in the Royal Geographical Society of London (1939); Eugene Field Society of Authors, St. Louis, MO (1940); member of the Royal Society of Literature of the United Kingdom (1952); member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, New York City (1953); Outstanding Community Service Award, Burough of North York, Toronto (1969); election to Music Hall of fame, Trinity College, Clearwater, FL (1976); and Key Person Award, Christian Booksellers Association, Canada (1978). His recreations included photography and ornithology.

Smith married Daisy Billings (daughter of George Billings) in 1916. The Smiths had three children: Glen Gilmour, Paul Brainerd and Hope Evangeline Smith Lowry. Daisy Smith died on November 1, 1972. Smith died in 1986.

The collection itself contains various biographical and autobiographical sketches of Smith. Among the published works about Smith researchers may also want to consult are Lois Neely's Fire in His Bones: The official biography of Oswald J. Smith, Ed Reese's The Life and Ministry of Oswald Smith, J. Edwin Orr's Always Abounding and Doug Hall's Not Made For Defeat.


Scope and Content

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

The Oswald Smith papers consist of six series:

I. Family Series
II. General Series
III. Organizations Series
IV. Sermons Series
V. Hymns, Lyrics and Poems Series
VI. Publications Series
VII. Lantern Slides Series

The collection consists principally of documents which relates to Smith's career as an evangelist, pastor and hymn writer. The materials were received with general divisions between these functions apparent in the records. However, the archivist provided the arrangement within each series. Duplicates were removed from the collection and returned to the donor. The lantern slides were sampled, with the remaining slides also returned to the donor.

There are various biographical sketches in the collection, written by or about Smith (See especially Folders 1-9,10 and 11-3).

I. Family Series.

This series consists principally of correspondence to Smith from members of his family, including his mother and father, each of his children, a nephew, brother and grandchild. It also includes letters from Smith to his parents, transcripts of brief audio recorded recollections of his parents, and his mother's obituary. The files are arranged alphabetically by name.

II. General Series

Included in this series are a variety of materials. The materials are arranged alphabetically by document type, and while the folder titles on the Container list provide a detailed list of the documents included in the series, most being self-explanatory, the contents of several folders are worthy of highlighting or explanation. Newspaper and magazine clippings provide an extensive account of Smith's activities, ranging from his tours of Europe (Folder 1-23) to his extensive ministry in Toronto, temporary stay in Los Angeles (clippings: Folders 1-10 and 11-3, and copies of Herald of the Times, (Folder 8-14), and his speaking ministry throughout the world. Among the more well-known correspondents whose letters appear in Folder 1-12 are Billy Graham, T.W. Wilson for Billy Graham, Gypsey Smith, Henry Frost, R.A. Torrey, and various Canadian and British government officials. Folder 1-15 contains the letters through which Smith resigned as pastor of the Alliance Tabernacle in Toronto in 1926 and from his post as Minister of Missions from the Peoples Church in 1966. The promotional material in Folder 1-21 and 11-6 is a mixed collection of meetings at which Smith spoke, or which his church sponsored. The scrapbooks (Folders 1-24,25 and 11-7,8) largely convey the affection, respect, and influence Smith had through their letters and telegrams of congratulations sent to him, including those from evangelical leaders like Billy Graham, Charles Fuller, V. Raymond Edman, Clyde Taylor, Torrey Johnson, Jack McAlister, W. Cameron Townsend, J. Vernon McGee, J. Edwin Orr, mission leaders and friends, as well as Canadian government officials.

III. Organizations Series

This series is arranged alphabetically by organizational name, consisting largely of the churches with which Smith was affiliated, but also including several other institutions with which he was associated. A particularly interesting series of items in Folder 2-2 relates to a rather biting critique of the Peoples Church and its characterization as "undenominational".

IV. Sermons Series

Smith's writing and speaking are well recorded in this collection of his sermons, many of which are in the form of articles being prepared for publication. The researcher should also note Smith's recorded messages identified in the Audio Tape Location Record and his published sermons among the tracts identified in the Artifact Location Record.

V. Hymns, Lyrics and Poems Series

The most extensive series of the collection is that of Smith's hymn lyrics, including correspondence with composers and publishers, published hymns which resulted from Smith's collaborations with them, and recordings in audio tape and phonograph record format, which are noted on the appropriate Location Records of this guide. Included is what Smith identified as his first poem (Folder 8-4). Also included on audio tape are radio broadcasts in which Smith described the significance and history of some of his more well known or favorite hymns.

One valuable reference tool in the Hymns Series is a card index (Box 12-1), which alphabetically arranges all the titles (approximately 1000) of Smith's hymn lyrics. Each card in addition to the title includes some combination of the following information: copyright date, copyright holder, who the piece was sold to, the purchase price, the composer of the music, and when the lyrics were written.

VI. Publications Series

Smith's writing was expressed not only in his sermons and hymn lyrics, but also through editing publications of the churches for which he was responsible. This series, arranged chronologically, while incomplete, spans the various serials for which he served as editor, in some cases illustrating the development and evolution of a publication.

VII. Lantern Slides Series

See Location Record for Slides for an expanded description of images which cover, Smith, both the family he grew up in and the family he raised, his early ministry, the churches he pastored, and the world missionary tours he took. Many of these slides were used in the publications Smith edited and to encourage missionary enthusiasm among the churches' membership. The slides have in some cases been sampled, with the remaining slides returned to the donor.

A wide variety of subjects are documented in the Smith papers. Black Americans, for example, had a role in the evangelistic work that Smith was coordinating, and some record of this is preserved in the newspapers and promotional material found in the Publications Series. Smith's sermons and articles, as well as one of the collection's posters has material presenting a Christian oppostion to communism. Smith addresses various topics in his sermons, many of which were later converted to articles or tracts. Among these are Christian giving, conversion, faith, the Holy Spirit, Christ's second coming, prayer, and many others. Smith also addressed current events in his writings, particularly focusing on conditions in Europe prior to and during World War 2.

While the collection's emphasis is almost entirely on Smith's ministry in Canada, there is a limited record of his international tours (See General Series, Sermon Series, audio tapes and photographs), consisting of the following:

1929 Europe
1932 Indonesia, Ethiopia
1936 Europe
1938 Solomon Islands
1957 South America
1962 Iceland

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Provenance

The materials for this collection were received by the Center in November 1985 from Paul Smith, son of Oswald Smith and pastor of the Peoples Church.

Accession: 85-143
June 9, 1989
Paul A. Ericksen
K. Elwell
J. Nasgowitz


LOCATION RECORD
Accession: 85-143
Type of material: Artifacts (Tracts & posters)

The following items are located in the BGC Museum: Extensive set of tracts and booklets authored by Smith. Although largely evangelistic, they touch on subjects including missions, Catholicism, Charles Darwin, Jehovah's Witnesses, giving, Christian leadership, prayer, the faith promise, personal devotions, smoking, premillenial theology, faith, and television. Undated.

Non-English versions of Smiths tracts and booklets, including those in Spanish, French, Greek, Norwegian, Yoruba, Russian, Portuguese, Thai, Malay, Italian, German, Indonesian, an Indian dialect, Cebuano, Yugoslavian, Polish, and an unidentified African language. Undated.

Evangelistic tracts written by Paul J. Levin. Undated.

Miscellaneous evangelistic tracts including several on the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Undated.

Poster announcing: "Oswald Smith is Coming March 1 to 5." Printed dark green and fluorescent orange on white. 15" x 20". Undated.

Poster announcing a meeting at Chicago's Moody Memorial Church featuring Smith and Lt. General Sir Arthur Smith, Chairman of British Evangelical Alliance and President of World Evangelical Fellowship. The speakers were to address the topic "Christ: the Only Answer to Communism." The tour was sponsored by local evangelical churches and organizations and the Committee on International Relations of the National Association of Evangelicals. The Moody meeting was part of a two-month tour throughout the United States at the end of 1956 (?). Measures 17" x 22", printed black and red type on white.

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LOCATION RECORD
Accession: 85-143
Type of material: Audio Tapes
The following items are located in the Audio Tape File:

Messages (T1 through T27)

T1 Smith's message, "The Second Coming of Christ," based on Acts 15:14-18. Approximately minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 3-3/4 ips, one side only. Undated. Labeled "2".

T2 Smith's message on counseling, "How To Deal With Souls," dealing with the following four categories of inquirers at an evangelistic meeting: the defeated, the uncertain, the backslider, the unconverted. Approximately 30 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 3-3/4 ips, one side only. Undated. Labeled "3".

T3 Smith's message, "The Question That Settles Destiny." Approximately 30 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 3-3/4 ips, one side only. Undated. Labeled "4".

T4 Smith's messages, "The Brazen Serpent," approximately 30 minutes based on John 3:14-15. Approximately 30 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 3-3/4 ips, one side only. Undated. "6".

T5 Variant version of Smith's message, "The Brazen Serpent," based on Numbers 21:4-9. Approximately 30 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 3-3/4 ips, one side only, July 31, 1966.

T6 Smith's message, "How I Got Started in the Ministry." Approximately 30 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 3-3/4 ips, one side only. Undated. Duplicate copy labeled "7".

T7 Smith's message, "War in the Middle East," approximately 30 minutes. Approximately 30 minutes total, reel-to-reel tape, 3-3/4 ips, one side only. 1967. Labeled "8".

T8 Smith's message, "The Supreme Task of the Church," using a paraphrase of Ezekiel 3:17-19. Approximately 25 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. Undated.

T9 Variant version Smith's message, "The Supreme Task of the Church," using a paraphrase of Ezekiel 3:17-19, approximately 30 minutes; Side 2 contains Smith's message, "The Faith Promise Offering," based on Proverbs 11:24-25, approximately 25 minutes. Reel to reel tape, 3-3/4 ips. Original tape container inscribed, "the best." Undated. Duplicate copy labeled "9".

T10 Smith's message, "The End of the Age." Based on Acts 14:15, addressing the questions: 1) Will Russia March on Palestine? 2) How and where will communism be destroyed? 3) Will Christ reign on David's throne? 4) Will the world be converted before Christ returns? 5) When will every knee bow to Jesus Christ? Approximately 25 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 3-3/4 ips, one side only. Undated. Duplicate copy labeled "10".

T11 Smith's message, "How God Called Me to a Worldwide Ministry." Message is preceded by a commendation of Smith by Billy Graham. Approximately 30 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 3-3/4 ips, one side only. Undated. Labeled "12".

T12 Smith's messages, "Where There is No Vision," based on Proverbs 29:18, approximately 5 minutes, and "The Field is the World," approximately 5 minutes. Approximately 10 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. Undated.

T13 Smith's message, "Seven Missionary Mottos." Smith speaks briefly on each. Approximately 7 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. Undated.

T14 Smith's messages, "Good Enough for Them," approximately 7 minutes, and "The Back Rows," based on Jesus' feeding the five thousand and example of missionary Alexander Duff, approximately 7 minutes. Approximately 15 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. Undated.

T15 Smith's messages promoting missionary support and involvement: 5 based on Proverbs 24:11-12, approximately 7 minutes; and 6, approximately 7 minutes. Smith's evangelistic messages: "The Banker's Mistake," approximately 6 minutes; "Pilate's question," approximately 5 minutes; "Somebody Died For You," approximately 6 minutes. Approximately 30 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. 1955.

T16 Smith's messages, "Only Two Groups," approximately 7 minutes; "Only One Thing," approximately 6 minutes. Approximately 15 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. Undated.

T17 Smith's message, "A Country Called Heaven." Approximately 5 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. Undated.

T18 Smith's messages, "Who Can Pay So Much?", approximately 6 minutes, and "Why He Died," approximately 7 minutes. Approximately 15 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. Undated.

T19 Smith's messages, "What Is Your Claim?", approximately 5 minutes; "Five Solemn Facts," approximately 5 minutes. Approximately 10 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. Undated.

T20 Smith's message, "What Does It Mean To Believe?" Smith recounts his own conversion during the R.A. Torrey/Charles Alexander evangelistic rally in Toronto in 1906. Approximately 30 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 3-3/4 ips, one side only. Undated.

T21 Smith's untitled message. Message is apparently incomplete, as the recording does not include Smith's usual introduction. Approximately 4 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. Undated.

T22 Smith's message, "The Drama of the End Time." Text: Zechariah 14. Approximately 60 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. Undated.

T23 Smith's message, "The Morning Watch," on prayer and devotional practices, based on Psalm 5:3. Approximately 50 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 3-3/4 ips, one side only. Undated.

T24 Smith's messages, "Has the Gospel Failed?", approximately 5 minutes; "This World Is Doomed," approximately 5 minutes; "The White Man's Book of Heaven," approximately 5 minutes; 1954 Christmas message, approximately 7 minutes; and "Just Four Steps," approximately 5 minutes. Approximately 30 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. 1954.

T25 Smith's message, "The Story of My Conversion." Approximately 30 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 3-3/4 ips, one side only. Undated.

T26 Smith's message, "The Dispensation of the Mystery." Approximately 30 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 3-3/4 ips, one side only. Undated.

T27 Smith message on "Back Home Hour" broadcast. Material on T49 recorded over beginning of tape, excluding beginning of broadcast. Approximately 5 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. 1961.

Missionary conventions (T28 through T36)

T28 Morning service of 1962 missionary convention. Includes singing and message by Paul Van Gorder on the Holy Spirit's role in missions. Approximately 30 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. 4/29/62. Original tape container inscribed with "No good, not typical." Labeled "1".

T29 Continuation of Van Gorder's message in the morning service of 1962 missionary convention. Approximately 30 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. 4/29/62. Original tape container inscribed with "No good, not typical." Labeled "2".

T30 Evening service preliminaries for 1962 missionary convention, including introduction of missionaries and musical presentations. Approximately 30 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. 4/29/62. Original tape container inscribed with "No good, not typical."

T31 1962 missionary convention. Message: "Debtor, Ready, Not Ashamed," by Paul Van Gorder; text: Romans 1:14ff. Approximately 30 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. 4/29/62. Labeled "4".

T32 Service of the 1962 missionary convention. Message: "Missions on the March," by Rev. Eugene Erny; text: Acts 26:15ff. Approximately 30 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. 5/4/62. Labeled "7".

T33 Highlights from concluding service at Peoples Church 1962 annual missionary convention, including singing and soliciting support for the church's mission fund, and missionary volunteers. Approximately 50 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 3-3/4 ips, one side only. 5/27/62. 15.

T34 Announcements made by Paul Smith and singing at the evening concluding service during the 1962 missionary convention. Approximately 30 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. 5/27?/62.

T35 Closing comments by Smith regarding the faith promises made by the congregation during the 1962 missionary convention. Approximately 5 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. 5/27?/62.

T36 Concluding meeting of the 1967 missionary convention. Consists of appeal for mission fund support. Approximately 35 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. Original tape container inscribed with "Not very good. Not typical. Lacks the usual inspiration." 1967.

Commemorative Services (T37 through T49)

T37 Service commemorating Smith's 25th anniversary of his work with the Peoples Church. Includes singing, greetings from evangelical leaders read by Paul Smith, tribute presented to Smith on behalf of the church leadership (copy available in Folder 11-7), and comments by Daisy and Oswald Smith. Recording was prepared for radio broadcast. Approximately 30 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. 3/27/55.

T38 Radio broadcast, "Personality Time," narrated by Gordon Sinclair. Segment features Smith. Approximately 5 minutes. Followed by testimonies as part of meeting of board of elders, 3/29/55. Approximately minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only.

T39 Continuation of recorded elders meeting. Features Daisy Smith upon presentation of gifts, Chrissie French (the Smith's housekeeper) and comments by Smith. Approximately 20 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. 3/29/55.

T40 Service celebrating the Smith's return from South America. Includes singing, and report from Mrs. Smith. Part 1 of 3. Approximately 30 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. 1957.

T41 Continuation of the Smith's return celebration service (previous), containing Smith's report. Part 2 of 3. Approximately 30 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. 1957.

T42 Continuation of Smith's report on his tour of South America (previous). Part 3 of 3. Approximately 35 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. 1957.

T43 Highlights from the service commemorating Smith's 50 years of preaching; held in Toronto's Varsity Arena. Includes comments by Rev. and Mrs. Smith, his brother, E. Gilmore Smith, each of his children, Glen, Paul and Evangeline Hope, and singing by his daughter-in-law, Anita Smith, a presentation to Mrs. Smith by their other daughter-in-law, Kay Smith. Approximately 65 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. 5/18/58.

T44 Smith's message at his 50th preaching anniversary commemoration, "Decision for Christ." Approximately minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. 5/18/58. Multiple copy labeled "5".

T45 Last service at Bloor St. facility of Peoples Church, featuring singing and comments by Paul Smith. Part 1 of 4. Approximately 30 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. 10/21/62.

T46 Last service at Bloor St. facility of Peoples Church, featuring singing, comments by Paul Smith, and a fund-raising appeal. Part 2 of 4. Approximately 30 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. 10/21/62.

T47 Last service at Bloor St. facility of Peoples Church, featuring comments by Daisy Smith and sermon by O.J. Smith, "The Ten Stops;" text: Isaiah 55: 6-7. Sermon contains many anecdotes from the history of Peoples Church, including Paul Rader's role in Smith's beginning his ministry in Toronto. Part 3 of 4. Approximately 30 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. 10/21/62.

T48 Last service at Bloor St. facility of Peoples Church, featuring the continuation of Smith's sermon. Part 4 of 4. Approximately 30 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. 10/21/62.

T49 "The Secrets of the Life of Oswald J. Smith." Billy Graham speaking at the commemorating Smith's 60th anniversary of preaching; text: Isaiah 65:1, Ezekiel 22: 30-31. Approximately 45 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 3-3/4 ips, one side only. September 17, 1968 at Peoples Church. Labeled "16".

Hymns (T50 through T66)

T50 Smith telling the stories of his hymns, "Where Dreams Come True," "A Crown of Glory" and "With Thy Spirit Fill Me." Approximately 10 minutes (each segment approximately 3 minutes), reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. Undated.

T51 Smith telling the stories of his hymns, including "Song of the Soul Set Free," "All I Have," God Is In the Shadow," "He Loved Me In Spite of Sin," "Satisfied With Thee," "After," "Jesus Met Me," and When the Autumn Leaves Turn." Approximately 30 minutes with intervals between hymns, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. 1962.

T52 Smith telling the stories of his hymns, including "My Heart's Desire," "The Need of the World Is Jesus," "Happy Days Will Come Again," "Never Forgotten," "There Is No Death," "I Hear My Savior's Voice," and "Forgive Me For Forgetting." Approximately 20 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. Recorded on 2/2/62.

T53 Smith telling the stories of his hymns, including "A Revival Hymn," "The Broken Threads of Life," "Beyond the Shadows," "He Rose Triumphantly," "The Finest of the Wheat," "Come With Your Heartache," "Saved," "I Will Trust," and "Alone With Thee." Approximately 30 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. Recorded on 8/29/61.

T54 Smith telling the stories of his hymns "Then Jesus Came," "God Understands," "The Glory of His Presence," and "Deeper and Deeper." Approximately 15 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. Undated.

T55 Radio broadcast consisting of the performance of "The Glory of His Presence" and "The Song of the Soul Set Free," and description by Smith of each piece's history. Approximately 15 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. Undated.

T56 "Haven of Rest" radio broadcast, featuring eight of Oswald Smith's hymns, along with narrative background on each piece. Approximately 30 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. 1969.

T57 Collection of Smith's hymns, sung by Etta Randle, accompanied by Virginia Hall. Included among others are: "Jesus Christ Is Coming Soon," "The Gospel," "He Will Answer Ev'ry Prayer," and "Only His Grace." Approximately 30 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. Undated.

T58 Radio broadcast, produced by World Literature Crusade, featuring the hymns and stories about them, including "Saved," "Then Jesus Came," "A Revival Hymn," " He Rose Triumphantly," and "God Understands." Broadcast narrated by Cameron Wilson. Approximately 30 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. Undated.

T59 Segment from radio broadcast, "Monday Musicals," featuring Lee Childs and Oswald Smith. Childs performs Smith's hymns, while Smith describes the circumstances in which Childs was converted at a gathering at Stuart Hamblen's home, and the background to the hymns performed. Program broadcast from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, hosted by Phil Kerr. Approximately 20 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. 1959.

T60 "Salute to Oswald J. Smith," a musical program featuring gospel musicians (including Redd Harper and Louis and Phil Palermo), Smith and his hymns. Approximately 90 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 3-3/4 ips, one side only. Program took place at Bibletown conference center in Boca Raton, Florida. 1968.

T61 Collection of Smith's readings of his own poems, prepared for radio broadcast. Approximately 30 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. Undated.

T62 "Waiting on Jesus" (2 minutes, 30 seconds) and "Just Keep on Praying" (2 minutes, 45 seconds). Sung by John and Paul (Smith?). Transferred from a 78 rpm, 10" record onto reel-to-reel tape at 7-1/2 ips. No date. Copy of P34.

T63 "Over in Glory" (2 minutes, 45 seconds) and "Deeper and Deeper" (2 minutes 50 seconds). Sung by John and Paul (Smith?). Accompanied by Bob Bellester. Transferred from a 78 rpm, 10" record onto reel-to-reel tape at 7-1/2 ips. No date. Copy of P35.

T64 "Forgive Me For Forgetting" and "When Jesus Comes." Narrated and sung by Homer Rodeheaver and B.D. Ackely. Transferred from a 78 rpm, 11-3/4" record onto reel-to-reel tape at 7-1/2 ips. No date. Copy of P11.

T65 Music (in English and Icelandic) from Smith's 1962 campaign in Iceland, including "Joy In Serving Jesus" and Smith's "Then Jesus Came." Approximately 60 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 3-3/4 ips, one side only. 1962.

T66 Gospel songs performed by the Claus Indians, a native American family. Approximately 15 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. Undated.

Other (T67 through T83)

T67 Oral history interview with Daisy Smith, describing her call to and interest in missions, her missionary experience in Kentucky, her courtship with and marriage to Oswald Smith, her mother, her children, missionary conventions and fund raising, principles for Christian living, her role in ministry, and Smith family life. Interviewer unidentified. Sound quality of recording varies. Approximately 60 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 3-3/4 ips, one side only. Undated. Labeled "6".

T68 Oral history interview with Daisy Smith, describing Smith family life, her favorite hymns, significant influences on her life, principles for Christian living, the Church's role in world evangelization, qualities of an effective missionary, the purpose of suffering for a Christian, Nyack Missionary Institute, and the experiences from the Smith's tours of South Africa, Haiti and Hong Kong, and the spiritual life of Paul Smith. Interviewer unidentified, although questions are attributed by interviewer to Paul Smith. Approximately 60 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 3-3/4 ips, one side only. Undated. Labeled "7".

T69 Recording of Smith family members, including narration by Smith, singing and reading Scripture by his daughter's children, prayer by his housekeeper, and recollections by his father, mother and mother-in-law. Approximately 25 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. 1951.

T70 Funeral service for Smith's mother, Mrs. B.J. Smith. Smith's brother, Gilmore Smith, and Smith's son, Paul, both speak during the service. Approximately 30 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. Undated.

T71 Testimony by a Mr. Turvill, who was converted while listening to a radio broadcast of a Smith message. Approximately 15 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. Undated.

T72 Radio broadcast, featuring Paul Smith's message, "The Difference Between Trouble and Sorrow." Approximately 5 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. Undated.

T73 Incomplete radio broadcast, featuring Paul Smith's message on discipline in the Christian home. Approximately 5 minutes of 30 minute broadcast, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. Undated.

T74 Recorded letter from Norma Cooper to her family and friends in South Africa, after over 8 years of separation. Cooper, who joined the Peoples Church staff and lived with the Oswald Smiths for several years, reflects on her life in Canada, with the Smiths (including Paul, Hope Smith Lowry and Glen Smith), at Peoples Church, an illness which forced her withdrawal from ministry, the advantages and disadvantages of Canada, singleness, and newsy information. Hope Smith Lowry also speaks on the tape, describing her impressions of Cooper and Cooper's influence on her. Cooper's "letter" concludes with Lowry's hymn, "For Me To Live Is Christ." Also includes a brief reply from Cooper's family (Ena and Wesley ?); approximately 5 minutes. Approximately 75 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 3-3/4 ips, one side only. August 1971.

T75 Recording from phonograph records of a reading of Psalm 91 and Ira Sankey singing "Safe In the Arms of Jesus." While the tape container attributes the Psalm 91 reading to D.L. Moody and the singing to Ira Sankey, an announcer on tape only attributes the song to Sankey. A voice comparison of the reading of Psalm 91 with Moody's reading a selection from the Beatitudes (Small Collection 36, P1) strongly suggests that the Psalm on this recording was read by Moody. Approximately 5 minutes, reel-to-reel tape, 7-1/2 ips, one side only. Undated.

T76 Morning service at Peoples Church. Recorded from distance rather than through public address system. Service simultaneously broadcast on television. Service led by Paul Smith, includes music, announcements, and Smith's message on I Corinthians 13:7. Recording discontinues during message at the end of side 1. Approximately 45 minutes, cassette tape, one side only. Undated.

T77 Jack McAlister speaking through translator at a Hong Kong meeting of the World Literature Crusade, "The Challenge of the Mainland [China]. Tape labeled "Part I," abruptly discontinues in middle of address. Approximately 15 minutes, cassette tape, one side only. Undated.

The 9 cassettes which follow (T78 through T86) were part of a 12 tape series, produced by World Literature Crusade, and sent to its supporters as "Cassette of the Month." Each segment, featuring WLC Director, Jack McAlister, and Overseas Director, Johnny Lee, aimed to broaden awareness of the spiritual need and situation in China by including: Johnny Lee's recollections of growing up in China with his grandfather who had moved from Korea to China to work as a missionary; Bible study; study of Chinese language; and prayer requests.

T78 Approximately 60 minutes, cassette tape. C. 1973. 3.

T79 Approximately 60 minutes, cassette tape. C. 1973. 4.

T80 Approximately 60 minutes, cassette tape. C. 1973. 5.

T81 Approximately 60 minutes, cassette tape. C. 1973. 6.

T82 Approximately 60 minutes, cassette tape. C. 1973. 7.

T83 Approximately 60 minutes, cassette tape. C. 1973. 8.

T84 Approximately 60 minutes, cassette tape. C. 1973. 9.

T85 Approximately 60 minutes, cassette tape. C. 1973. 10.

T86 Approximately 60 minutes, cassette tape. C. 1973. 12.

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LOCATION RECORD
Accession: 85-143
Type of material: Books
The following items are located in the BGC LIBRARY (now Evangelism & Missions Collection of the Wheaton College Archives & Special Collections) unless otherwise noted:

Christian Nationals Evangelism Commission of USA. Oswald J. Smith Meets August Marwieh. San Jose: CNEC, 1970.

Cleland, James. "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" and Other Hymns by Joseph Scriven. Port Hope: W. Williamson, 1895. In Buswell Library Special Collections

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LOCATION RECORD
Accession : 85-143
Type of material: Negatives
The following items are located in the Negative File under Smith, Oswald J.:

Smith with his wife and child (4 b & w). Undated.

Smith riding an ostrich (2 b & w). Undated.

Smith with several unidentified individuals (2 b & w). Undated.

Smith with individuals in unidentified Eastern European country (1 b & w). Undated.

Assorted shots of significant buildings throughout Smith's life, including the train station in Smith's birthplace (1 b & w), a school building which Smith attended (1 b & w), the Alliance Tabernacle in Toronto (2 b & w), and an unidentified building (1 b & w). Undated.

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LOCATION RECORD
Accession : 85-143
Type of material: Phonograph Records
The following items are located in the Phonograph Record File:

I. Smith's Sermons

P1 "Two Sermons By Oswald J. Smith." 33-1/3 rpm, 12". Produced by Word Records Inc. Undated. Sermons featured are "The Supreme Task of the Church" and "How God Called Me To a World-wide Ministry.

P2 "The Supreme Task of the Church" and "How God Taught Me to Give." Two sermons by Oswald Smith. 33-1/3 rpm, 12". Produced by Landmark Records as part of the "Great Sermons of the Twentieth Century" series. Undated. 2 copies.

P3 "World Evangelism Special." 33-1/3 rpm, 12". Produced by World Literature Crusade. Undated. Features highlights from WLC's Television Special, including an introduction by Smith, messages by WLC's Jack McAlister and Smith, singing by Tedd Smith and George Beverly Shea, and comments by Billy Graham, Bob Cook, and Harold Lindsell.

Note: Also see P4 and P5, which in addition to music feature Smith sermons.

II. Gospel Music featuring Oswald Smith lyrics

P4 "Choice Songs and Sermons by Oswald J. Smith." 33-1/3 rpm, 12". Produced by Diadem Productions. Undated. Smiths sermons include "Are Not the Religions of the Heathen Good Enough For Them?" and "The Greatest Event of My Life." Smith's songs presented by Jimmie McDonald and the Peoples Church Choir include "The Glory of His Presence," "Great God Above," "The Song of the Soul Set Free," and "Then Jesus Came." 2 copies.

P5 "Deeper and Deeper." Written by Oswald Smith, sung by Smith and Henderson. Smith's message on Barabbas on reverse side. 78 rpm, 10". Undated.

P6 "The Songs of Oswald J. Smith." Presented by the James King Chorus and Orchestra. 33-1/3", 12". Produced by Alma Records. Undated. Features: "All I Have," The Battle of the Lord," "The Glory of His Presence," "God Understands," "He Rose Triumphantly," "A Revival Hymn," "Saved," "The Song of the Soul Set Free," and "Then Jesus Came."

P7 "The Songs of Redd Harper & Oswald J. Smith." 33-1/3 rpm, 12". Produced by Alma Records. Singing by Redd Harper with the Bob Summers Ensemble. Undated. Lyrics by Smith, music by Harper. Songs include: "All For the Savior," "Back to the Prairies," "Come With Your Heartache," "The End of Life's Journey," "The Happy Band," "He Changed by Life," "I'm Singing For My Lord," "Jesus Knows," "My Heart Would Sing of Jesus," "Now I Am Happy," "Perhaps Today," and "Safe With the Savior."

P8 "The Man of Galilee" and "I Have Found a Hiding Place." Sung by Sam Carser, 78 rpm, 10". Produced by Majesta Recordings. Undated. Smith wrote "The Man of Galilee."

P9 "Safe With the Saviour." Written by Oswald Smith and Redd Harper, sung by Harper. Harper's "Lord Keep Your Hand On Me" on reverse side. Produced by Redemption Records, 78 rpm, 10". Undated.

P10 "Then Jesus Came" and "The Glory of His Presence." Written by Oswald Smith, sung by Howard Correll. Produced by Correll Recordings, 78 rpm, 10". Undated.

P11 "Forgive Me For Forgetting" and "When Jesus Comes." Lyrics by Smith; narrated and sung by Homer Rodeheaver and B.D. Ackely. 78 rpm, 11-3/4". Undated. Transferred to audio tape due to deterioration of record. Please see T64 on Audio Tape Location Record.

P12 "Then Jesus Came" and "Forgive Me For Forgetting." Lyrics by Smith; music written and sung by Homer Rodeheaver. Produced by Rainbow Record Company, 45 rpm, 7". Undated.

P13 "Favorite Sacred Songs." Features the singing of Deborah Ko, accompanied by the Youngstown Christian Orchestra. 33-1/3 rpm, 12". Produced by Far East Broadcasting Company, recorded in Youngstown, Ohio. 1980? Includes Oswald Smith's "The Song of the Soul Set Free."

P14 "George Beverly Shea Sings Fireside Hymns." 33-1/3 rpm, 12". Produced by RCA Victor, 1966. Includes Oswald Smith's "Come With Your Heartache" (music by Redd Harper). Album jacket is autographed to Smith from Shea, "To Dr. Oswald J. Smith - from your old Ottawa friend. Sincerely in Him, Geo. B. Shea."

P15 "Billy Graham London Crusade Choir." 33-1/3 rpm, 12". Produced by RCA Victor. Undated. Includes Smith's "Then Jesus Came" (music by Homer Rodeheaver).

P16 "George Beverly Shea." 33-1/3 rpm, 12". Produced by Singspiration Sacred Recordings. Undated. Includes the Smith's "Then Jesus Came" (music by Homer Rodeheaver).

P17 "Love Was When." Singing by Lloyd Knight. 33-1/3 rpm, 12". Produced by Kinnor Recordings Ltd. Undated. Includes Smiths "Deeper and Deeper," as well as compositions by Stuart Hamblen, John Peterson and Bill Gaither.

III. Miscellaneous Gospel Music & Voice Recordings

P18 "Hallelujah: Unique Gospel Songs and Spirituals." Singing by Floyd H. Lacy and his wife, Lillie Lacy. 33-1/3 rpm, 12". Produced by Angelus Records. Undated.

P19 "Walking Up the King's Highway." Singing by Floyd H. Lacy and Lillie Lacy. 33-1/3 rpm, 12". Produced by Sacred Productions. Undated.

P20 "Great is Thy Faithfulness" and "O For A Thousand Tongues." Sung by Lee Childs. 78 rpm, 10". Produced by Singspiration Sacred Recordings. Undated. The album jacket includes the inscription, "To dear Dr. and Mrs. Smith - Without the ministry of Dr. Smith, I might not be singing these hymns of grace to-day [sic]. In all humbleness and gratitude I thank you for revealing to me that 'the bible is the word of God & was written that our joy might be full.' Now I know the joy of singing with grace in my heart to the Lord. Lee Childs."

P21 "Homer Rodeheaver Wishing You a Merry Christmas." 78 rpm, 10". Produced by Rainbow Recordings. 1944.

P22 "Old Rugged Cross" and "The Stranger of Galilee." Sung by Edward MacHugh, 78 rpm, 10". Produced by RCA Victor Co. Ltd, Canada. Undated.

P23 "Never Forgotten." Sung by Ruth Rodeheaver, Thomas. 78 rpm, 10". Undated.

P24 "Each Step of the Way" from Great Commission Films' "Mr. Texas." Written by Redd Harper, sung by Harper and Cindy Walker. "The Railroad Song," also from "Mr. Texas." Sung by a BGEA crusade choir, directed by Cliff Barrows. 78 rpm, 10". Undated.

P25 "Peace", parts 1 and 2 from "Mr Texas." Hour of Decision message by Billy Graham. 78 rpm, 10". Undated.

P26 "Good-by, Hallelujah I'm Gone." Sung by Dave and Lyla Green ("the Gospel Harmony-makers Duet"). Also "Just a Closer Walk," sung by the Gospel Harmony-makers quartet. Produced by Stacey Christian Music, 78 rpm, 10". Undated.

P27 "Have I Grieved Thy Holy Spirit?" Written by Robert H. Coleman, sung by Victor Stroud, accompanied by Paul Mickelson. "Down From His Glory," sung by Stroud, accompanied by Mickelson on reverse side. Produced by Campus Christian Recording Corporation, 78 rpm, 10". Undated.

P28 "No One Ever Cared For Me Like Jesus." Written and sung by Charles F. Weigle. "I Have Found a Hiding Place," written by Gladys B. Muller and sung by Weigle on reverse side. Produced by Sacred Records, 78 rpm, 10". Undated.

P29 "Gathering With the Lord Today" and "Jesus Is My Neighbor." Dramatic radio production including singing on "Sunday Evening at Seth Parker's," featuring Phillips Lord and Company. Produced by Columbia Phonograph Company, 78 rpm, 10". 1913.

P30 "Four In Our Family" and "A Sunday Evening Story." Dramatic radio production including singing on "Sunday Evening at Seth Parker's," featuring Phillips Lord and Company. Produced by Columbia Phonograph Company, 78 rpm, 10". 1913.

P31 "Gentle Hands," written by Leon Payne, and "Church in the Wildwood," written by W.S. Pitts. Sung by Alan McGill, accompanied by Ralph Carmichael Orchestra. Produced by Sacred Records, 78 rpm, 10". Undated.

P32 "Cleanse Me" and "His Love Is All My Plea." Sung by R. Norheim and Joe Erickson. Produced by Sacred Records, 78 rpm, 10". Undated.

P33 "When God Speaks" by George Beverly Shea, accompanied by Paul Mickelson and Tedd Smith, and "Go Tell It On the Mountain" by George Beverly Shea and Cliff Barrows, accompanied by Paul Mickelson and Tedd Smith. Produced by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 78 rpm, 8-1/4" square. 1955.

P34 "Waiting on Jesus" (2 minutes, 30 seconds) and "Just Keep on Praying" (2 minutes, 45 seconds). Sung by John and Paul (Smith?). 78 rpm, 10". Undated. Not available in record format; transferred to audio tape due to deterioration of record; record disposed of. Please see T62 on Audio Tape Location Record.

P35 "Over in Glory" (2 minutes, 45 seconds) and "Deeper and Deeper" (2 minutes 50 seconds). Sung by John and Paul (Smith?). Accompanied by Bob Bellester. 78 rpm, 10". Undated. Not available in record format; transferred to audio tape due to deterioration of record; record disposed of. Please see T63 on Audio Tape Location Record.

P36 "Singalong Hymn Favorites With 250 Men For God At The Peoples Church." 33-1/3 rpm, 12". Directed by David Williams. Undated.

P37 "Yesterday's Voices: The Actual Voices of Many of the World's Greatest Christian Leaders." Narrated by Paul Harvey. 33-1/3 rpm, 12". Produced by Word Records Inc. Undated. Excerpts are included from Charles Alexander, General William Booth, John Brown, J. Wilbur Chapman, Harry Ironsides, Peter Marshall, Dwight L. Moody, William Bell Riley, Homer Rodeheaver, Ira Sankey, Gipsy Smith, Billy Sunday, Mel Trotter, and George Truett. The record jacket includes photographs and a biographical sketch of each individual featured.

P38 "The Responsibility of the American Home," a sermon by Billy Graham, continued on side 2. Side 2 features a photograph of the Graham family. Produced by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 78 rpm, 8-1/4" square. 1954.

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LOCATION RECORD
Accession : 85-143
Type of material: Photographs
The following are located in the Photo File under Smith, Oswald J., unless otherwise noted:

Smith as an infant and young boy, and young man, including one with his father, brothers and sister 6 b & w). 1890-ca. 1915.

Portrait photographs of Smith (4 b & w). 1929, undated.

Posed shots of Smith while working as a colporteur for the Bible Society in Canada (3 b & w). Undated.

Group photo of Smith's graduating class from McCormick Theological Seminary. 1 b & w. 1915. Oversize Photo File: Smith, Oswald J.

Shots of Smith, his companions, and lumber camps and lumbering operation in a British Columbian lumbering area in Canada where Smith conducted evangelistic work (11 b & w). 1919.

Smith working with Russian Christians on a translation of one of his books. 1 b & w. 1929.

Oversized group photo of participants at a Toronto Gospel Tabernacle annual missions convention, including Smith and Paul Rader. 1 b & w. Undated. Oversize Photo File: Smith, Oswald J.

Photo scrapbook, including Oswald and Daisy Smith, unidentified individuals and scenic shots (possibly including Canada and Kentucky), a and shot of R.A. Torrey (125). Each of the 184 photographs is numbered, although no identification key is provided. Undated.

Smith riding an ostrich (1 b & w).

Smith with his wife and children (Glen?), (5 b & w). Undated.

Smith's father (1 b & w). Undated.

Smith's sister, Hazel (1 b & w). Undated.

Shots of Smith with various individuals, including Peter Deyneka Sr. (8 b & w). Ca. 1957, 1980, undated.

Smith at mission stations, one in the Solomon Islands (2 b & w). Undated.

Assorted shots of significant buildings throughout Smith's life, including the train station in Smith's birthplace, a school building which Smith attended, the church where he first preached, a Chicago Presbyterian church where Smith served as a student pastor while a student at McCormick Theological Seminary, the first Presbyterian Church in Prince Rupert, BC, a canvas-roofed structure where Smith preached (1908), an unidentified church with a sign advertising a Gerald Winrod meeting, and several unidentified buildings (10 b & w). Undated unless otherwise noted.

Shot of Maria Karinskaya, a singer who worked with Smith while he ministered in Los Angeles. 1 b & w. Undated.

R.A. Forrest with R.A. Jaffray, 1936 (1 b & w). Photo File: Forrest, R.A.

Photos of unidentified individuals (7 b & w). Undated.

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LOCATION RECORD
Accession : 85-143
Type of material: Slides (Lantern)
The following items are located in the Lantern Slide File:

Note: Slides are grouped by subject (in boldface headings) and stored in index card boxes, with subjects identified by dividers.

I. Smith Family

Smith, Oswald. Shots of Smith as an infant and young man, and group photos of Smith's grammar school classes. 4 b&w, 7 tinted color slides. 1890, 1902, 1908, undated. Lantern Slide Box 1.

Smith, Oswald: Portraits. 4 b&w, 1 tinted color slides. Earliest photo taken for composite graduation shot for the Toronto Bible Training School in 1912; other shots undated. See Missionary tours section for additional shots of Smith. Lantern Slide Box 1.

Smith, Daisy. Portrait and posed photos. 4 tinted color, 1 b&w slides. 1916, undated. Lantern Slide Box 1.

Smith, Oswald and Daisy. 3 tinted color slides. 1916, undated. Lantern Slide Box 1.

Smith, Oswald and Daisy with children. All shots include Glen Smith. 5 tinted color slides. 1917, 1918, undated. Lantern Slide Box 1.

Smith, Oswald with Glen. 5 tinted color slides. 1917-1919. Lantern Slide Box 1.

Smith, Daisy with children. Shots feature individual or all Smith children, some at the outside of the Smith home. 16 tinted color slides. 1917-1920, undated. Lantern Slide Box 1.

Smith, Glen, Hope and Paul (individual as children). 23 tinted color slides. 1918-1921, undated. Lantern Slide Box 1.

Smith, Glen, Hope and Paul (group as children). 14 tinted color slides. Undated. Lantern Slide Box 2.

Smith, Benjamin and Alice, and family. Portrait photos of Smith's parents, group photos of Smith and siblings (with and without parents), group photo including Daisy Glen, Smith's mother and unidentified woman, and shots at the site of Hazel Smith's burial. 4 b&w, 9 tinted color slides. Undated. Lantern Slide Box 2.

Smith, Daisy: Parents? Portrait of unidentified elderly couple, possibly Daisy Smith's parents as well as informal posed shot including Daisy, same unidentified woman, another unidentified woman and Glen. 1 b&w, 1 tinted color slide. Undated. Lantern Slide Box 2.

Smith, Oswald: Significant sites. Shots of significant sites in Smith's youth and career, including a canvas covered church where Smith preached in 1908, the train station in Smith's birthplace, Zorra, the schoolhouse where Smith attended grammar school, the church building where Smith preached his first sermon, and two unidentified church buildings. 7 tinted color slides. Undated. Lantern Slide Box 2.

II. Smith Education & Ministry (time of Smith's service)

Toronto Bible College (1906-1908, 1910-1912). Exterior shot of Toronto Bible Training School (also called the Toronto Bible College), group photo of students, administrators and faculty (?), and shot of the 1912 graduating class, which included Smith. Also shots of fellow students, including Smith. 4 b&w, 2 tinted color slides. C.1912. Lantern Slide Box 2.

McCormick Theological Seminary (1912-1915). Exterior shots at McCormick Theological Seminary and the schools 1915 graduating class which included Smith. 2 b&w, 1 tinted color slides. C. 1915. Lantern Slide Box 2.

Ministry in Kentucky (1913). Shots of Smith, homes and families during period he was ministering in Kentucky. 4 tinted color slides. 1913. Lantern Slide Box 2.

Ministry in Canadian logging communities (1919). Shots depicting logging life, activity, and ministry in British Columbia, where Smith preached and distributed Bibles with the Shantymen's Christian Association as a missionary among workers in lumber camps. Shots include Smith, SCA Superintendent William Henderson, co-workers Jim Matheson, Alec Weir, R.W. Sharpe, and E. Ralph Hooper (preaching). 16 tinted color slides. 1919. Lantern Slide Box 2.

Gospel Tabernacle tent revival meeting (1921). Scenes from tent revival meeting, including interior and exterior shots, the audience at a service, exiting the tent, and Smith at the podium. 2 tinted color, 3 b&w slides. 1921. Lantern Slide Box 2.

Dale Presbyterian Church (1916-1918). Dale Church exterior and St. Mark's Church, a predecessor to Dale Church. Also portrait shots of Dale's pastor, John Doole Morrow. 4 b&w slides. Undated. Lantern Slide File 3.

Alliance Tabernacle (1922-1926). Alliance Tabernacle on Christie St, including scenes from its construction, interior and exterior shots, the Tabernacle's first baptismal service, and the Alliance Tabernacle Committee. Also the C & MA's House of Seekers After Truth with founder, ex-rabbi Henry Bregman. 5 b&w, 3 tinted color slides. 1922-1923. Lantern Slide File 3.

Christian & Missionary Alliance (1920-1926). Large group shot of the C & MA's 26th Annual Council, 1923. Paul Rader is in the front row, Smith in the last. 1 b&w slide. 1923. Lantern Slide File 3.

Peoples Church, Toronto (1934-1986). Shots depicting interior and/or exterior shots of Peoples Church at the Gerrard St. East, Bloor and the Sheppard Ave. sites. Several interior shots include church leaders, choir, orchestra and Smith. 7 b&w slides. Undated. Lantern Slide File 3.

Congregational singing texts. Slides used by Smith to lead congregational singing and reinforce a world missions perspective. Images may consist of the text of a verse alone or superimposed on a photograph. 5 b&w, 9 tinted color slides. Undated. Lantern Slide File 3.

Canadian Bible Institute. C & MA's Canadian Bible Institute, students and faculty, of which Smith was a member. 1 b&w slide. 1926. Lantern Slide File 3.

Smith, Oswald: Meetings promotion. Signboard announcing meetings in which Smith is speaking, Smith posed in front of same building. 2 b&w slides. Undated. Lantern Slide File 3.

Smith, Oswald: In unidentified groups. Smith in various unidentified groups, including a riverside baptism. 2 b&w, 3 tinted color slides. Undated. Lantern Slide File 3.

Willis, W.J. Portrait photo and candids of Smith's traveling companion, W.J. Willis, alone and with Smith 6 b&w, 7 tinted color slides. Undated. Lantern Slide File 3.

III. Smith International Travels

European tours, 1929, 1936, and unidentified. Sampling of shots from Smith's tours of Europe. Among the shots are groups of Christians (18), Smith in Greece, including on Mars Hill (3), at the Spanish Bible Institute (1), in Roman ruins (2), with Rev. Urban (2), a baptism (1), Smith in various locations in Europe, including Calvin's church in Geneva and Poland (5), Smith dressed in the garb of a Greek Orthodox priest (1), two women who contributed to the translation into Russian of one of Smith's books (2), and maps outlining the 1929 and 1936 tour routes (2). Also included are various religious sites photographed during the tour, and interior and exterior sketches of Calvin's church in Geneva (11). 17 b&w, 31 tinted color slides. 1929. Lantern Slide File 3 & 4.

Indonesia tour, 1932. Sampled series of shots taken during Smith's tour of Indonesia. Shots include Smith, missionaries, Christian nationals, evangelistic preaching, medical care, missionaries quarters, church buildings, and maps outlining the sites Smith visited during his tour. 46 tinted color, labeled, numbered slides. 1932. Lantern Slide File 4.

Unidentified tours. Shots of Smith during unidentified missionary tours (among them of Africa), including a shot of his distributing literature; missionaries and lodgings; and miscellaneous shots during missionary tours, including a baptism. 10 tinted color, 4 b&w slides. Undated. Lantern Slide File 5.

IV. Other

Evangelical leaders. E. Ralph Hooper, R.A. Torrey, Charles Spurgeon, William Felter, R.A. Jaffray, A.B. Simpson, Paul Rader, Metropolitan Eulogy (representative of Russian Greek Orthodox Church), sketch of John Calvin, and the Simpson's home, including inset of Simpson. 5 b&w, 5 color tinted slides. Undated. Lantern Slide File 5.

Haille Sellassie. Ethiopia's Haille Sellassie and his son, the crown prince, and several unidentified individuals. 1 b&w, 3 tinted color. Undated. Lantern Slide File 5.

Unidentified. Individuals and interior shot of unidentified church sanctuary. 3 b&w, 3 tinted color slides. Undated. Lantern Slide File 5.



CONTAINER LIST
Box Folder Description
11 1 Family tree; 1938
1 1 Smith, Alice: Obituary; 1958
1 2 Smith, Benjamin and Alice (parents): Letters from OJS; 1907-1912
1 3 Smith, Benjamin and Alice: Letters to OJS; 1938
1 4 Smith, Benjamin and Alice: Transcripts; n.d.
11 2 Smith, Gilmour (brother): Clipping; 1979
1 5 Smith, Glen (son): Letters and clipping; 1936-1958
1 6 Smith, Hope Evangeline (daughter): Letters; n.d.
1 7 Smith, Paul (son): Letters; 1932-1964
1 8 Relatives: Letters; 1958-1978
II. General Series
1 9 Biographical notes; 1909-1911, n.d.
1 10 Clippings; 1927-1986
11 3 Clippings; 1921-1975
11 4 Diplomas; 1912, 1915
1 11 Election Notice: Royal Society of Literature of the United Kingdom; 1952
1 12 Letters; 1902-1978
1 13 Letter: Neely, Lois (biographer); 1978
1 14 Letters of recommendation; 1949, 1957
1 15 Letters of resignation; 1926, 1966, n.d.
1 16 Letters & transcript: French, Chrissie; 1935, n.d.
1 17 Letters, etc. re commemorative celebrations; 1941-1980
10 1 Manuscript: The Hills of Glory (or Ideal Love); n.d.
11 5 Marriage certificates; 1916
10 2 Nomination: Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion; 1981
1 18 Passports; 1968, 1969
1 19 Posters; n.d.
1 20 Preaching license; 1915
1 21 Promotional materials; 1927-1971, n.d.
11 6 Promotional materials; 1934, n.d.
1 22 Report: Literature; n.d.
1 23 Reports European tours; 1929
11 7 Scrapbook: 25th Anniversary of ministry at Peoples Church; 1955
1 24 Scrapbook: 50th Wedding Anniversary; 1966
1 25 Scrapbook: 50th Wedding Anniversary; 1966
11 8 Scrapbook: 85th birthday Celebration; 1974
1 26 Valedictory address; 1912
1 27 Miscellaneous; 1930, 1963, n.d.
III. Organizations Series
1 28 Alliance Tabernacle: Reports; n.d.
10 3 Alliance Tabernacle: By-laws; n.d.
2 1 Dale Church; n.d.
11 9 Peoples Church: Clippings; 1955-1980
2 2 Peoples Church: Miscellaneous; 1940-1979
2 3 Shantyman's Christian Association of North America; 1919, n.d.
11 10 Shantyman's Christian Association: The Shantyman; 1968-1978
2 4 World Literature Crusade; 1974, n.d.
2 5 World-Wide Christian Couriers; 1930
IV. Sermons Series
2 6 Ceremony Notebook; n.d.
2 7 Sermon Notebook; n.d.
Sermons:
2 8 A-D (by title); n.d.
2 9 E-H (by title); n.d.
2 10 I-S (by title); n.d.
2 11 T-W (by title); n.d.
2 12 W-Y (by title); n.d.
10 4 A-Z; n.d.
3 1 Published; 1913-1981
11 11 Published; 1927-1981
3 2 Old Testament; n.d.
3 3 New Testament; n.d.
3 4 Preaching and Bible Overview; n.d.
3 5 Topical; n.d.
3 6 "What the Bible Teaches"; n.d.
3 7 Untitled; n.d.
Tracts:
3 8 1977, n.d.
3 9 Non-English; n.d.
3 10 "A Faith Promise Offering" and "The Faith Promise Offering: A Closer Look"; n.d.
Reference File: Excerpted Biographies
3 11 Bramwell, William; 1920, n.d.
3 12 Fox, George; n.d.
3 13 Oxtoby, John; n.d.
3 14 Smith, John; n.d.
3 15 Wesley, John; 1920, n.d.
3 16 Reference File: Articles by others; n.d.
3 17 Miscellaneous writings; n.d.
V. Hymns, Lyrics and Poems Series
Correspondence:
3 18 Ackley, B.D.; 1930-1958
3 19 Barraclough, Henry; 1968-1969
4 1 John T. Benson Publishing Company; 1958, 1962
4 2 Brock, Virgil; 1960
4 3 Carver, Lee Childs; 1957
4 4 Clayton, Norman; 1952
4 5 Colman, Robert H.; 1939-1942
4 6 Davis, Jimmie; 1946-1952
4 7 Dillon, William; 1952
4 8 Dunlop, Merrill; 1942
4 9 Felts, Roland; 1969
4 10 Fiesta Music, Inc.; 1958-1960
4 11 Hamblen, Stuart; 1968-1969
4 12 Hammontree, Homer; 1949
4 13 Harper, Redd; 1959
4 14 Harris, Thoro; 1939
4 15 Hickman, Roger M.; 1944
4 16 Hooker, Gordon E.; 1945-1952
4 17 Hope Publishing Co.; 1926-1943
4 18 Ives, David L.; 1945-1954
4 19 Kreiser, Harper; 1945-1961
4 20 Lauer, Reba; 1956
4 21 Lehman, Louis P. Jr.; 1941
4 22 Library of Congress; 1942
4 23 Lillenas Publishing Co.; 1942
4 24 Loes, Harry Dixon; 1940-1948
4 25 C. Harold Lowden Music; 1950-1956
4 26 Michael, Phyllis C.; 1976
4 27 Presbyterian Committee of Publications; 1932-1943
4 28 Reinhart, Virgil R.; 1947
4 29 Rodeheaver-Mack; 1947-1958
4 30 Roff, Joseph; 1958, 1962
4 31 Roth, Elton Menno; 1950, n.d.
4 32 Runyan, William M.; 1943
4 33 Schafer, Albert; 1947-1963
4 34 Schuler, George S.; 1942
4 35 Sergey, John M.; 1947
4 36 Tabernacle Publishing Co.; 1940
4 37 Tillis, Martha; 1959, 1965
4 38 Towner, D.B.; 1915-1918
4 39 Tyrell, Lloyd; 1941
4 40 Vanderpool, Mrs. D.I.; 1960
4 41 Woods, J. Sherman; 1945-1952
4 42 Zarfas, Charlotte; 1958
4 43 Zondervan Music Publishers; 1956-1958
4 44 Miscellaneous re hymns & poetry; 1920-1958
Hymns:
4 45 Notebook, A-G; n.d.
5 1 Notebook, H-N; n.d.
5 2 Notebook, O-Z; n.d.
6 1 Notebook, A-L (by composers); 1932-1946
6 2 Notebook, M-Z (by composers); 1914-1941
6 3 Notebook, Compositions by Smith, O.J.; 1914-1938
6 4 Notebook, Compositions by Ackley, B.D.; 1934-1943
6 5 List of Hymn Publishers; n.d.
6 6 Published; 1916-1969
6 7 Published Collection; 1914-1956
6 8 Published Hymnbook Extracts; 1940-1957
12 1 Card index; n.d.
Lyrics:
7 1 Composition by Ackley, B.D.; 1920, n.d.
7 2 Composition by Andrews, ?; 1963
7 3 Composition by Benson, John T.; 1946-1955
7 4 Composition by Bjornstad, ? (Mrs.); n.d.
7 5 Composition by Bosworth, ? (free); n.d.
7 6 Composition by Carver, Lee Childs; 1953-1954
7 7 Composition by Clayton, Norman; 1946
7 8 Composition by Davis, James C.; n.d.
7 9 Composition by Dillon, William; 1944, n.d.
7 10 Composition by Dunlop, Merrill; 1944-1963
7 11 Composition by Fasig, Bill; 1960
7 12 Composition by Felts, Roland; 1962, n.d.
7 13 Composition by Gerig, ?; 1944, n.d.
7 14 Composition by Hammontree, Homer; n.d.
7 15 Composition by Harkness, ?; n.d.
7 16 Composition by Harper, Redd; 1953-1963
7 17 Composition by Harris, Thoro (free now); 1963, n.d.
7 18 Composition by Hickman, Roger M. (free); n.d.
7 19 Composition by Hughes, Robert J.; 1950-1953, n.d.
7 20 Composition by Jones, Griffith J.; 1942-1947, n.d.
7 21 Composition by Kreiser, Harper (no good); n.d.
7 22 Composition by Lauer, Reba; n.d.
7 23 Composition by Loes, Harry Dixon (free); n.d.
7 24 Composition by Lowden, C. Harold; 1943-1954
7 25 Composition by Moore, John M.; 1928-1969
7 26 Composition by Olsen, Nat; 1963, n.d.
7 27 Composition by Reinhart, Virgil R.; n.d.
7 28 Composition by Roff, Joseph; 1954-1955
7 29 Composition by Roth, ? (free); n.d.
7 30 Composition by Runyan, William Marion; n.d.
7 31 Composition by Schafer, Albert; 1942-1954
7 32 Composition by Schuler, George S. (free); n.d.
7 33 Composition by Smith, Al; n.d.
7 34 Composition by Smith, Oswald J.; n.d.
7 35 Composition by Smith, Paul; n.d.
7 36 Composition by Stebbins, George C.; n.d.
7 37 Composition by Takamine, Marian; n.d.
7 38 Composition by Tovey, Alice; 1943, n.d.
7 39 Composition by Towner, D.B.; n.d.
7 40 Composition by Trowbridge, ? ["These are free."]; n.d.
7 41 Composition by Tyrell, Lloyd; n.d.
7 42 Composition by Wedge, Martin; n.d.
7 43 Composition by Whitford, Keith; 1915-1975
10 5 Composition by Whitford, Keith; n.d.
7 44 Composition by Williams, David E.; 1957-1963
7 45 Composition by Williams, David E.; purch. by Rodeheaver Co.; 1940-1962
7 46 Composition by Woods, J. Sherman (free); n.d.
7 47 Composition by Zarfas, Charlotte; 1956
7 48 "Hymns for Jewish Work"; n.d.
7 49 Miscellaneous; 1932-1964, n.d.
7 50 Published by Hope Publishing Co.; 1924
7 51 Published by Ives Music Press; n.d.
7 52 Published by Rodeheaver Co.; 1943-1965, n.d.
7 53 Published by Zondervan; 1932-1963, n.d.
8 1 Unpublished; 1913-1969
8 2 Unpublished; 1942-1963
8 3 Unpublished; 1960-1971, n.d.
8 4 Lyrics and Poems; 1912-1978, n.d.
8 Poems:
8 5 1944, n.d.
8 6 ("still free"); 1913-1956
8 7 ("still free"); 1914-1958
8 8 Notebook of other authors; n.d.
8 9 Review: Oswald Smith's Best Songs; 1958
VI. Publications Series (chronological)
11 12 The News of News; 1921
10 6 The News of News; 1921
10 7 Tabernacle Monthly; 1922
8 10 The Word of Life; 1923
8 11 The Alliance World; 1923
11 13 The Prophet; 1922-1923
8 12 The Prophet; 1923-1924
10 8 The Canadian Alliance; 1924
8 13 Himself; 1924-1925
11 14 Tabernacle News; 1925-1931
11 15 Tabernacle Tidings; 1926
8 14 Herald of the Times; 1927-1928
9 1 The Christian Outlook; 1931
9 2 The Peoples Magazine; 1940-1981
9 3 Peoples Monthly; 1935-1936
9 4 The Peoples Pulpit; 1940
11 16 The Peoples News; 1962-1968



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