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Papers of Louis and Phil Palermo - Collection 329


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Title Page and Restrictions

Brief Description of This Collection

Biography of Louis Palermo

Biography of Phil Palermo

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

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



Collection 329

[June 29, 2011]

Palermo, Louis Adolph; 1915-2002. Palermo, Philip Thomas; 1918-2003

Papers; 1924-1984, n.d.

2 Boxes (2 DC); Audio tapes, films, negatives, oversize materials, phonograph records, photo albums, photographs, video tapes, wire recordings (3.65 cubic feet)




Brief Description: Papers of Louis and Philip Palermo musical evangelists with Chicago Midnight Brigade and Youth for Christ from their meetings in the United States and other parts of the world especially Italy and Vietnam. Collection includes articles, audio tapes, clippings, correspondence, films, phonograph records, photo albums, photographs, video tapes and wire recordings.


Restrictions: Correspondence in folder 1-7 to or from Billy Graham is closed during his lifetime. The restricted materials have been temporarily removed from the file and stored elsewhere.





Biography of Louis Adolph Palermo


Full name

Louis Adolph Palermo

Birth

February 14, 1915, Melrose Park, Illinois

Death

September 26, 2002, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Family

 

Parents

Antonio and Josephine (Vita) Palermo

 

Siblings

Older siblings: Alex, Carl, Victor, Ann, Rocco; younger siblings: George, Philip, Dominic

 

Marital Status

Married Immogene “Jeanne” Skogman, August 18, 1943, Cambridge, Minnesota

 

Children

David, Daniel, Dianne, Douglas, Dean

Conversion

At about age 13

Career - See Joint Career after Phil Palermo’s biography




Biography of Philip Thomas Palermo


Full name

Philip Thomas Palermo

Birth

August 23, 1918, Melrose Park, Illinois

Death

September 27, 2003, Lake Forest, California

Family

 

Parents

Antonio and Josephine (Vita) Palermo

 

Siblings

Older siblings: Alex, Carl, Victor, Ann, Rocco, Louis, George, younger brother: Dominic

 

Marital Status

Married Edythe “Edee” Mildred Fjellman, January 30, 1943, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

Children

Darlene, Phyllis (Palermo) Swanson

Conversion

At age 10

Career - See Joint Career below



Joint Career of Louis & Phil Palermo

 

1938-1940s

Part of the Chicago Midnight Brigade with Floyd and Joe Ankerberg and Dave Biasco

 

Jan.-May 1938

Muskegon, Michigan, sixteen week evangelistic meetings which began their full-time ministry

 

1943-1950s

Palermo Four ministry (Louis and Jean, Phil and Edee)

 

Oct. 1947- Feb. 1948

YFC evangelistic tour of Italy including Cantanzaro, Naples, Palermo (Sicily), Rome and other towns

 

1947-1982

On staff of Youth for Christ as evangelists

 

1948

Attended the YFC World Congress on Evangelism in Beatenberg, Switzerland

 

1950

Attended the YFC World Congress on Evangelism in Brussels, Belgium

 

1952

Attended the YFC World Congress on Evangelism in Belfast, Ireland

 

1953

Attended the YFC World Congress on Evangelism in Tokyo, Japan

 

1955

Attended the YFC World Congress on Evangelism in Brazil

 

1956

Attended the Youth Congress on Evangelism in Venezuela

 

n.d.

Delegate to YFC Congress in Denmark

 

1963

Visited the Wuaorani (formerly known as Auca) Indians of Ecuador

 

1966

Participated in the BGEA Great London Crusade

 

1967

Evangelistic trip to Vietnam

 

1968

Evangelistic trip to Vietnam

 

1969

Evangelistic trip to Vietnam

 

1970

Evangelistic trip to Vietnam

 

1972

Evangelistic trip to Vietnam

 

1972

Participated in a crusade in Cambodia sponsored by World Vision

 

1974

Participated in the BGEA Rio de Janeiro Crusade

Other significant information

 

 

Authored: A Modern Miracle of Conversion: The Remarkable Story of an Italian Family’s Redemption (ca. 1943), Life With the Palermos (1957) and ‘Atsa Louie - I’ma Phil (1975)




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


Scope and Content


Series: I. Paper Records

Arrangement: Alphabetical by folder title

Date Range: 1924-1984

Volume: 1.88 cubic feet

Boxes: 2

Geographic coverage: Guatemala, Italy, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam

Type of documents: Clippings, correspondence, diaries, negatives, photo albums, photographs, posters

Correspondents: Cliff Barrows, Percy Crawford, Peter Deyneka, Ted Engstrom, Billy Graham, Franklin Graham, Col. Jim Irwin (astronaut), Torrey Johnson, Jay Kesler, Frederick Martin Lehman, W. Stanley Mooneyham, Richard M. Nixon, Bob Pierce, Oswald J. Smith, Walter H. Smyth, Harvey H. Springer, Axel J. Thorwall (field secretary of The Evangelical Free Church of America)

Subjects: American evangelism, conversion, evangelism, music in ministry, YFC history

Notes: The archivist arranged the materials in alphabetical order since they were received in no particular order. This collection highlights the evangelistic ministry of musicians Louis and Phil Palermo first with the Chicago Midnight Brigade and later with Youth for Christ. There is information on their evangelistic trips to Italy, Vietnam, and especially the United States including work with Italian prisoners of war in the United States. For a description of the negatives, photo albums, and photographs please see the Location Record pages in another part of this guide.


Exceptional items: The beginning of the Palermo ministry is described in the book A Modern Miracle of Conversion: The Remarkable Story of an Italian Family’s Redemption by the Palermos in folder 1-1. It tells the story of the conversion of their Uncle Ben Palermo followed by the conversion and healing of their mother, Josephine Palermo, and eventually the entire Palermo family. The book also describes the beginning of the ministry of the Palermo brothers.

 

    Folder 1-6 contains correspondence from Percy Crawford (June 19, 1950) thanking Phil and Louis for appearing on the Youth on the March television program (see video tape V17 in CN357), Frederick Martin Lehman (June 31, 1947), author of the hymn, The Love of God, including a two-page note on the circumstance surrounding the of writing the hymn, Harvey H. Springer (March 26, 1948) of the Western Voice informing the Palermos that they were no longer invited to speak at his tabernacle because they became associated with Youth for Christ (see the March 19, 1948 issue of the Western Voice newspaper in folder1-5), and a financial report from the 1948 Beatenberg Youth for Christ World Congress attached to a YFC letter dated November 12, 1948.

 

    In folder 1-7 there is a photocopy of a letter (July 23, 1966) from Billy Graham in which he thanks the Palermos for their participation in the Greater London Crusade. There are also many letters from Phil to his wife reporting of the ministry he and Louie were having with the American troops in Vietnam. In President Nixon’s letter (June 30, 1969) he thanks the Palermos for their letter, photographs and prayers for Nixon’s recent meeting with South Vietnam’s President Nguyen Van Thieu. Nixon mentions his pleasure at being at the Billy Graham Pittsburgh Crusade the previous September.

 

    Folder 1-8 contains a letter (May 1, 1973) from The White House social secretary to Mr. & Mrs. Edward Ernisse about their request for the Palermo Brothers to participate at a Worship Service. In the same folder are several letters from Phil to his wife about their 1972 Vietnam trip, a 1970 Vietnam trip report, and a letter (Sept. 16, 1981) from Franklin Graham of Samaritan’s Purse asking for prayer and thanking Phil and Edee for their support.

 

    Phil Palermo’s diary (a small appointment book) for 1943 in folder 2-1, documents his wedding on January 30 and Louis’ wedding on August 18. Some of the Palermo’s ministries were: visiting an Italian prisoner of war camp (August 24), tent meetings in Eau Claire, Wisconsin (May 31), churches, Sunday school and children’s meetings, radio broadcasts and the Salvation Army meetings. The Palermo’s were very busy as the last entry in the book indicated they had “536 meetings.” Also in the same folder is a diary which is labeled as being the “Property of the Palermo Bros.” No identification is given as to which of the brothers wrote entries in the diary. It covers the period from October 14, 1947 to February 17, 1948 and gives information on the Palermo’s YFC evangelistic trip to Italy. The December 31, 1947 entry gives an idea of the extent of the Palermo’s ministry, “Had 41 meetings to date. 78 days in Italy to date. 82 days since left Mpls [Minneapolis]-scores of souls saved in rallies and homes etc.”

 

    Phil Palermo’s “travel” diary (October 12, 1947-February 17, 1948) in folder 2-2 contains a list of places they visited and a travel chart on a world map tracing their trip to and from Italy. It documents the trip the Palermo Brothers took to Italy for Youth for Christ. The daily entries describe their travels in Italy and ministry in various cities. The poor social conditions (poverty, lack of food and housing) caused by World War II are seen in several entries (Oct. 22-23, 1947). Many evangelistic meetings the Palermo’s participated in are also documented. Phil describes the meeting in Catanzaro with these words, “had greatest meeting. 70 people packed small living room-great spirit of conviction prevailed-several conversions the revival is on” (November 2, 1947). In Rome on January 27, 1948 Phil wrote, “Had great rally in Methodist Church. 500 people present about 12 raised hands to be saved.” Torrey Johnson arrived in Rome (January 28, 1948) and conducted a “great rally-500 people present-20 saved-God did it again...” This diary and the one in folder 2-1 mention the taking of movies during their trip (see the location records for some of these films). In the same folder is a thin diary with entries about the Palermos’ visit to Guatemala, including a description of an attempted coup d’état and a Christian parade and rally held in a stadium during this time.

 

    There are many miscellaneous advertisements for meetings (several for Minneapolis YFC meetings) that the Palermos participated in including some with their wives in folder 1-2. A variety of newspaper clippings about the Palermo meetings are in folder 1-5. The Evening News, London, June 1, 1966 issue, contains information about Billy Graham’s Greater London Crusade. There are many magazine clippings in folder 1-4 with articles by or about the Palermos. Some of the magazines represented are Campus Life, Decision, and Youth for Christ. Another folder (2-4) contains magazine clippings with articles about Billy and Ruth Graham, Rachel Saint and her work with the Wuaorani Indians, Dr. Bob Pierce, Dr. Robert Schuller, Charles Colson, Evie Tornquist, Kathryn Kuhlman, Aimee Semple McPherson, and General Douglas MacArthur. There is also a copy of the May 1945 issue of the Foursquare magazine. In folder 1-3 thee are several magazines with articles about the so-called Auca martyrs (five American missionaries martyred in Ecuador in 1956).

 

    Some miscellaneous items in folder 2-3 include memorial service brochures for Louis, Phil, and Edythe Palermo, an article about Phil’s life and ministry from the The Orange County Register, a memorial brochure for George L. Edstrom of the BGEA, “I Was a Prisoner of Japan” tract by Jacob Deshazer, advertisement for a Gipsy Smith meeting, a program from Jerome Hines’ 1961 YFC concert (see audio tapes T1 - T4), postcard from the Old Fashioned Revival Hour, 700 Club fact sheet about the Palermos, Cambodia crusade tentative travel plans, program bulletin for the 1950 YFC World Congress on Evangelism in Brussels, Belgium, biography of Palermos and report on trip to Vietnam, photocopy of invitation by President of the Republic of Vietnam (Nguyen Van Thieu) for the Palermos to attend a reception at the Independence Palace, schedule of meetings, sermon notes, report titled “Seven Days with The Palermo Four,” report on 4th Vietnam trip, autographed sheet music of Stuart Hamblen’s song This Ole House, Palermo Christmas greetings, Alhambra Christian Assembly (California) church bulletin (Dec. 9, 1973) with information on the founding of the church under the influence of Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Palermo, and materials about Jack Shuler and his 1954 crusade in Belfast, Ireland include a souvenir brochure and newspaper clippings.

 

    An oversize folder (OS 25) contains twelve posters of various meeting at which the Palermos appeared are written in English and other languages (Italian, Korean, Spanish, etc.). Several are for YFC meetings held in Italy, Korea, and Asian countries. Also included is a 1938 Chicago Midnight Brigade poster for meetings in Springfield, Missouri.



Series: II. Audio Visual Materials

Arrangement: Chronological by date of material

Date Range: 1940-1979

Volume: 1.77 cubic feet

Geographic coverage: Italy, United States

Type of documents: Audio tapes, films, phonograph records, video tapes, wire tapes

Subjects: Evangelism, music in ministry

Notes: These materials record the evangelistic ministry of the Palermo Brothers in the United States and other countries especially Italy and Vietnam.

Exceptional items: Several audio tapes (T9, T11, T12, T13, T19) contain reports of the Palermo Brother’s evangelistic trips to Vietnam. On tape T9 Phil Palermo mentions that about twenty years ago Torrey Johnson and Billy Graham laid hands on him and Louis and commissioned them as the first YFC team to go to Italy. Palermo’s report on tape T11 includes a recording of an interview with Vietnam missionary of Rick Bremmen’s telling about the massacre of a village. Tape continues with a narration of slides (which the Archives does not have) of the 1967 Tokyo International Crusade and of Vietnam. The report on tape T12 (3rd trip which was sponsored by World Vision) was possibly given at a BGEA chapel. Palermo tells of Billy Graham’s 1968 visit to Vietnam and continues with a narration of a slide show (the Archives does not have the slides). On tape T13 Phil Palermo gave a report which was broadcasted over radio station WPEL in which he was also interviewed by Douglas Roe (spelling?) President of Montrose Broadcasting Corp., PA. The tape includes audio clips reports from Vietnam. The Palermo’s 4th Vietnam trip report is given on tape T19 at an Sunday night service at the Wheaton Free Church. The tape includes audio clips of United States Army soldiers singing and a church altar call at the end. The box containing tape T21 had the following note written on it: “Dear Mel- Here is the tape we promised you. God is doing great things, wish you were here- Be sure to call Edee and Jeanne before you play this tape- Bye now- Phil & Louie.” The program bulletin for Jerome Hines’ concert is in folder 1-2. See the location records for more information on these materials.



Provenance


The materials in this collection were given to the Archives of the Billy Graham Center by Louis and Phil Palermo in April and July 1984.


Accession: 84-50, 84-94 

December 21, 2006

Wayne D. Weber

J. Anderson

K. Hayward





LOCATION RECORD

Accession: 84-50, 84-94

Type of Material: Audio Tapes

The following items are located in the AUDIO TAPE file.


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

 #

R/C

speed

length

Sides

Contents

Dates


T21

R

7-1/2 and 3-3/4

15 min

2

Side 1 (7-1/2 ips.): From the Youth for Christ World Congress on Evangelism, in San Paulo, Brazil with singing in Portugese and messages from Louie and Phil to family and report of meetings (testimonies, people accepting Christ)

Side 2 (3-3/4 ips.): Palermo family audio messages and several songs recorded apparently recorded from the radio

4/22/1955?

T1

R

7-1/2

 

1

Jerome Hines concert, Part I, Minneapolis, MN

10/21/1961

T2

R

7-1/2

 

1

Jerome Hines concert, Part II, Minneapolis, MN

10/21/1961

T3

R

7-1/2

 

1

Jerome Hines concert, Part III, Minneapolis, MN

10/21/1961

T4

R

7-1/2

 

1

Jerome Hines concert, Part IV, Minneapolis, MN

10/21/1961

T5

R

3-3/4

126 min.  

2

First twelve minutes contain guitar playing and singing in Spanish followed by Phil and Louis Palermo, at an evangelistic meeting, tell of the conversion of their family (message translated into Spanish). On Side 2 the Palermos teaching the audience a song.

1962

T6

R

3-3/4

 

1

Funeral service for Mrs. Josephine Palermo, mother of Louis and Phil, in Alhambra, California, in Italian and English. Beginning of tape includes a short segment of a recording made at the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. & Mrs. Antonio Palermo in June 1950 with brief messages by both of them. About half way through the tape the sound drops and you can barely hear the speaker. Tape ends abruptly.

6/1963

T7

R

3-3/4

 

1

Phil and Louis Palermo and others perform musical numbers as well as testimonies at the Asian Christian Youth Congress in Hyderabad, India.

5/1965

T8

R

3-3/4

 

2

Louis, Phil, and Gary Palermo (Uncle Ben’s son) at WPHX Covenant.

2/08/1967

T9

R

7-1/2

 

1

Phil Palermo’s Vietnam trip report at a BGEA chapel

5/09/1967

T10

R

3-3/4

 

2

Vietnam report by Phil (?) Palermo, Kauai YFC, Kauai, Hawaii

1/19/1968

T11

R

7-1/2

 

1

Palermo brother’s Vietnam trip report at BGEA chapel

1/31/1968

T12

R

7-1/2

 

1

Palermo Vietnam trip report possibly at a BGEA chapel. Tape begins very softly then changes to normal sound.

2/27/1969

T13

R

7-1/2

 

1

Phil Palermo’s Vietnam report and interview broadcasted over radio station WPEL by Douglas Roe.

10/24/1969

T14

R

15

12 min

1

Louis and Phil Palermo singing two songs at the Billy Graham Upper Midwest Crusade, St. Paul, Minnesota

7/22/1973

T15

R

7-1/2

5 min

1

In My Heart There Rings a Melody and I’ve Got so Many Million Years (solos by Phil or Louis Palermo)

6/04/??

T16

R

7-1/2

 

1

Phil (?) Palermo reads two chapters read from the book Our Life Story containing, “ Mother’s Trip to Duluth and Our Experiences with Italian Prisoners of War concluding with departure for Italy by plane.” This is a non-commercial tape.

n.d.

T17

R

3-3/4

 

1

Sunday Night Sing at Torrey-Gray Auditorium, Moody Bible Institute with

Louis and Phil Palermo as special guests

n.d.

T18

R

7-1/2

 

2

First Christian Church of Englewood, musical program and comments by the Palermo Brothers

n.d.

T19

R

7-1/2

 

2

Sunday night service at the Wheaton Free Church with a report on the Palermo’s 4th Vietnam trip.

n.d.

T20

R

7-1/2

3 min

1

Several spot announcements for radio station KCCV Kansas City Christian Radio by either Phil or Louis Palermo

n.d.




LOCATION RECORD

Type of material: Films

Accession: 84-50, 84-94

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

color

8 min

No title

Silent home movie of Phil and Louis Palermo’s Youth for Christ evangelistic trip to Italy. Scenes include: military parade, street preaching and crowds of people, bombed out buildings, St. Mark’s Plaza (Venice, Italy), Trieste, the Palermo’s playing their guitar and accordion, groups of children, preaching to U.S. sailors aboard ship, farm workers harvesting grain, U.S. and British Military Cemeteries, passing out candy to children.

1947-1948

F2

color

ca 5 min

No title

Silent home movie. First few second of film are upside down then Oswald J. Smith and others walking on an airport tarmac, a building construction site, Italian street scenes, a station wagon with YFC, International painted on it

ca. 1948

F3

color

ca 3min

No title

Silent home movie of people leaving a church, Palermo brothers with their young children, neon sign “Billy Sunday Tabernacle” (Winona Lake, Indiana), indoors scenes of people on a stage (very dark and difficult to see)

ca. 1949

F4

color

ca. 3 min

No title

Silent home movies of bombed out building in Italy, men working in a possibly a quarry, a building site with Phil and Louis. Several film segments were incorrectly spliced together resulting in parts of the film upside down.

ca. 1949

F5

color

ca.. 3min

No title

Silent home movie of the Palermo family at an outdoor event possibly visiting the zoo. Another segment of all nine Palermo children with their parents, children, and possibly Mr. Palermo’s brother, Ben, and his wife. May have been taken the year of the Palermo’s 50th wedding anniversary

ca. 1951

F6

color

ca. 2 min

No title

Silent home movie with street scenes and one of Palermo brothers on balcony of a European town

ca. 1952

F7

b&w

38 min

Big Brother

Dramatic story about a juvenile delinquent who steals an automobile and is sent to Youth Haven, a Christian boys camp. There he has a confrontation with another boy who he almost drowns, then he runs away and is returned and accepts the Lord as Savior. At a campfire scene Phil and Louis Palermo sing and play their accordion and guitar and give a word of testimony. The film was a production of Gospel Films, Inc., Muskegon, Michigan. A photo from this film is in Collection 48, box 1, folder 1.

1954

F8

color

ca. 3 min

No title

Silent home movie taken possibly in the United Kingdom of the Palermos ministering to dock workers and at an outdoor evangelistic meeting

ca. 1955

F9

color

ca. 1min

No title

Silent home movie with Phil (?) Palermo and his wife, Edee, in a Swedish (?) town and visiting a farm family (relatives?)

n.d.

F10

color

ca. 1 min.

No title

Silent home movie with Palermo brothers at an airport with crowds waving goodby and a view from inside a propeller driven airplane

n.d.

F11

color

ca. 1min

No title

Silent home movie outdoors of a group people including possibly Torrey Johnson and Billy Graham wearing name badges with ribbons

n.d.




LOCATION RECORD

Accession: 84-94

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. 



PALERMO, LOUIS & PHIL. Four negative strips (contains 21 b&w images) and 1 b&w. Images of the Palermo brothers ministering in Cambodia with World Vision (proof sheet in Photo File: Palermo, Louis & Phil). Large 5x7 b&w negative of Palermos with guitar and accordion. 1972, n.d.




LOCATION RECORD

Accession: 84-50

Type of material: Oversize Materials

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



POSTERS (OS25). Twelve posters advertising various Palermo meetings in several languages besides English. Several are for YFC meetings held in Italy, Korea, Asia, and the United States. There is one from 1938 of the Chicago Midnight Brigade meeting in Springfield, Missouri. 1938-1975, n.d.





LOCATION RECORD

Accession: 84-50

Type of material: Phonograph Records

The following items are located in the PHONOGRAPH RECORD FILE:


 #

Size

Speed

Min. per side

Record Company

Contents

Date



P1

10in

78rpm

 

Buenas Nuevas, Spanish Gospel Recordings

Side 1:     Gesu E Il Vero Amico (Italian), Palermo Fratelli [Palermo Brothers], GN-609

1940

Side 2:     Ero Un Grande Pacatore (Italian) , Rev. Joe Tesittore, GN-610

P2

10in

78rpm

 

Buenas Nuevas, Spanish Gospel Recordings

Side 1:     Sulla Groce Ei Mori per Me (Italian), Palermo Fratelli [Brothers], GN-613

1940

Side 2:     Il Mondo Nom e Pur Per Me (Italian), Palermo Tre [Palermo Three], GN-614

P3

8in

78rpm

2 min

Wilcox-Gay Recordio Disc

Side 1:     I’m Traveling with Jesus on the Holiday Express, Louis (Label title “Sound the Battle”)

2/23/ 1942

Side 2:     Banjo music no singing

P4

10in

78rpm

7 min

Trutone Widerange Recording

Side 1:     It’s in My Heart by Phil Palermo. I

5/22/ 1942

Side 2:     On the Other Side and I’ll Fly Away by Phil and Louis Palermo and Jean or Edee Palermo. II

P5

10in

78rpm

3.5 min

Trutone Widerange

Recording

Side 1:     I’m Traveling with Jesus on the Hallelujah Train by the Palermo trio: Phil, Louis, and George and I’m Going to Take a Trip on the Gospel Ship by Phil and Louis Palermo. III

5/22/

1942

Side 2:     Compilation of gospel melodies and hymns by Phil or Louis Palermos and Jean or Edee Palermo. IV

P6

10in

78rpm

3.5 min

Trutone Widerange Recording

Side 1:     God’s Tomorrow, solo by Phil or Louis Palermo and scripture reading from the Revelations. V

5/22/

1942

Side 2:     The Love of God, solo by Phil or Louis Palermo and scripture reading from Romans. VI

P7

8in

78rpm

2.5 min

Wilcox-Gay Recordio Disc

Side 1:     How I Love To Sing, Phil and Edythe Palermo?

10/21/ 1942

Side 2:     Twas Jesus Who Came, Phil and Edythe Palermo (skips at beginning)

P8

8in

78rpm

3 min

Wilcox-Gay Recordio Disc

Side 1:     Ezekiels Boneyard, Phil Palermo

(skipping at beginning of record)

11/15/ 1942

Side 2:     Plant A Spark Of Love, Phil Palermo

(skipping near end of record)

P9

8in

78rpm

3 min

Wilcox-Gay Recordio Disc

Side 1:     Nothing Between, Phil Palermo

(Play from inside or record, skips near end0

11/15/ 1942

Side 2:     My Plea, Phil Palermo

(Play from inside of record)

P10

8in

78rpm

3 min

Wilcox-Gay Recordio Disc

Side 1:     Awake, Awake, America, Phil and David

(Play from inside of record)

11/15/ 1942

Side 2:     The Love Of God, Phil Palermo

(Play from inside of record)

P11

8in

78rpm

3 min

Wilcox-Gay Recordio Disc

Side 1:     Because, Phil? Palermo

3/19/ 1943

Side 2:     Holiday Experss, Precious Lord, Phil & Edythe Palermo

P12

8in

78rpm

3 min

Wilcox-Gay Recordio Disc

Side 1:     I’m Living In Canaan Now, Phil and Edythe Palermo

3/19/ 1943?

Side 2:     Palermo Trio: Phil, Edythe, and Louie

P13

10in

78rpm

3 min

Billy Graham

Side 1:     Everytime I Feel The Spirit, Billy Graham Revival Choir, Portland, Oregon, Cliff Barrows (director), George Beverly Shea (soloist), BG-101A

1950

Side 2:     When I Survey The Wondrous Cross, Billy Graham Revival Choir, Portland, Oregon, Cliff Barrows (director), George Beverly Shea (soloist) (Shea does not sing on this side), BG-101B

P66

7in

45rpm

 

Grason Co.

Side 1:     “Mr. Texas”, The Railroad Song, Crusade Choir, Cliff Barrows (director), 401-A

ca. 1951

Side 2:     “Mr. Texas”, Each Step Of The Way, Cindy Walker and Redd Harper, 401-B

P67

7in

45rpm

 

Grason Co.

Side 1:     “Mr. Texas”, Beloved Enemy, Cindy Walker, 402-A

ca. 1951

Side 2:     “Mr. Texas”, Wonderful Peace, Hour of Decision Choir, Cliff Barrows (director), 402-B

P14

7in

45rpm

 

BGEA LTD London

Informally Yours...The Palermos

Side 1:     Deep Down In My Heart, Battle Hymn Of The Republic, Whispering Hope, Palermo Brothers, BG 103, LRL/PR/36

1966

Side 2:     Heaven Is A Wonderful Place, Take A Little Time, Palermo Brothers, BG 103, LRL/PR/37

P15

10in

78 rpm

 

Sacred Records

Side 1:     It’s In My Heart, Phil Palermo (soloist), Louis Palermo (accompaniment), 214-A

n.d.

Side 2:     When I Make My Last Move, Phil Palermo (soloist), Louis Palermo (accompaniment), 214-B

P16

10in

78 rpm

 

Sacred Records

Side 1:     Just A Closer Walk, Palermo Brothers (duet), 220-A

n.d.

Side 2:     Heavenly Bells, Palermo Brothers (duet), 220-B

P17

10in

78 rpm

 

Sacred Records

Side 1:     Stand Up For Jesus, Louis Palermo (accordion solo), 221-A

n.d.

Side 2:     Master The Tempest, Louis Palermo (accordion solo), 221-B

P18

10in

78 rpm

3 min

Sacred Records

Side 1:     Gospel Medley, Palermo Brothers (duet), 222-A

n.d.

Side 2:     I Have A Friend In Heaven, Palermo Brothers (duet), 222-B

P19

10in

78 rpm

 

Sacred Records

Side 1:     He Bought My Soul, Phil and Louis Palermo, 328-A

n.d.

Side 2:     The King Of All Kings, Phil and Louis Palermo, 328-B

P20

10in

78 rpm

 

Sacred Records

Side 1:     I Won’t Have To Cross Jordan Alone, Phil and Louis Palermo, 329-A

n.d.

Side 2:     Everybody Ought to Know, Phil and Louis Palermo, 329-B

P21

10in

78 rpm

 

Sacred Records

Side 1:     I’ve Got So Many Million Years, by Phil and Louis Palermo, Nathalie Haag and The Choraletts, 414-A; Sung by Stuart Hamblen.

n.d.

Side 2:     Is He Satisfied, by Phil and Louis Palermo, Nathalie Haag and The Choraletts, 414-B; sung by Stuart Hamblen

P22

10in

78 rpm

 

Sacred Records

Side 1:     Each Step Of The Way, Palermo Brothers, Nathalie Haag (Hammond Organ), 417-A

n.d.

Side 2:     Where Could I Go, Palermo Brothers, Nathalie Haag (Hammond Organ), 417-B

P23

10in

78 rpm

3 min

Sacred Records

Side 1:     Thirty Pieces Of Silver, Phil & Louis Palermo, Nathalie Haag (Piano), 448-A

n.d.

Side 2:     You’ve Gotta Live Your Religion Every Day, The Palermos, 448-B

P24

10in

78 rpm

 

Sacred Records

Side 1:     If You Know The Lord, Phil Palermo (soloist), Louis Palermo (accompaniment), Nathalie Haag (piano), 453-A

n.d.

Side 2:     The Old Gospel Ship, Palermo Brothers, Nathalie Haag (piano), 453-B

P25

10in

78 rpm

3 min

Sacred Records

Side 1:     Lord Keep Your Hand On Me, The Palermos, 463-A

n.d.

Side 2:     And Can It Be That I Should Gain, The Palermos with Accompaniment by Souls Harbor TV Ensemble, 463-B

P26

10in

78 rpm

 

Sacred Records

Side 1:     Nearing The Shore, The Palermos, Souls Harbor TV Ensemble, 565-A

n.d.

Side 2:     When You Get The Love of Jesus, The Palermos, Souls Harbor TV Ensemble, 565-B

P27

10in

78 rpm

 

Sacred Records

Side 1:     Take A Little Time, Palermo Brothers, 572-A

n.d.

Side 2:     Down Deep In My Heart, Palermo Brothers, 572-B

P28

10in

78 rpm

 

Sacred Records

Side 1:     I’ll Meet You In The Morning, Palermo Brothers, J-119-A

n.d.

Side 2:     We’ll Soon Be Done, Palermo Brothers, J-119-B

P29

10in

78 rpm

 

Sacred Records

Side 1:     In The Shady Green Pastures, The Palermos, J-224-A

n.d.

Side 2:     Jesus And Me, The Palermos, J-224-B

P30

10in

78 rpm

 

Singtime Sacred Records

Side 1:     Tenderly He Watches Over You, Phil Palermo (soloist), Louie Palermo (accompaniment), ST-1700-A

n.d.

Side 2:     Deep Down In My Heart, Palermo Brothers, Nathalie Haag (Marimba), ST-1700-B

P31

10in

78rpm

2.5 min

Pop Sacred

Records

Side 1:     Have Faith Don’t Cry, Phil Palermo, Darol Rice Orchestra and Trio (accompaniment), 7107-A

n.d.

Side 2:     He Makes A Way, Phil & Louis Palermo, Darol Rice Orchestra and Trio (accompaniment), 7107-B

P32

10in

78rpm

 

RCA

Victor

Side 1:     I’d Rather Have Jesus, George Beverly Shea with Orchestra, 20-4085-A (47-4085-A)

n.d.

Side 2:     The King of All Kings, George Beverly Shea with Choir and Orchestra, 20-4085-B (47-4085-B)

P33

7in

45rpm

3 min

Sing-spiration, Sacred Recordings

Side 1:     Lord, I’m Coming Home, George Beverly Shea, Douglas Fisher (organist), EO-CX-1054, S-3069-A

n.d.

Side 2:     Yes, There Is Comfort, George Beverly Shea, Douglas Fisher (organist), EO-CX-1055, S-3069-B

P34

10in

78rpm

 

RCA Victor

Side 1:     His Eye Is On The Sparrow, George Beverly Shea with Orchestra and Choir, Marvin Hughes (conductor), 20-5401 (E3VB-0665)

n.d.

Side 2:     It Took A Miracle, George Beverly Shea with Orchestra and Choir, Marvin Hughes (conductor), 20-5401 (E3VB-0667)

P35

10in

78rpm

 

Sing-

spiration

Sacred Recordings

Side 1:     Singing I Go, Roll Jordan Roll, George Beverly Shea, Douglas Fisher at the WGN organ), 1007A, BL 122

n.d.

Side 2:     That Old Fashioned Home, George Beverly Shea with Douglas Fisher at the WGN organ, 1007B, BL 123

P36

10in

78rpm

 

Sing-

spiration

Sacred Recordings

Side 1:     I’d Rather Have Jesus, George Beverly Shea, Herman Voss at the WGN organ, 1008A, S-116

n.d.

Side 2:     If We Could See Beyond Today, George Beverly Shea, Douglas Fisher at the WGN organ, 1008B, BL 125

P37

 7in

45rpm

 

Inter-

national

Sacred Recordings

Side 1:     Each Step Of The Way, A Quiet Time, Redd Harper and his Christian Cowboys (solo with instrumental ensemble), 45-EP 7-A

n.d.

Side 2:     I’m A Happy, Happy Christian, Show Me The Way, Redd Harper and his Christian Cowboys (solo with instrumental ensemble), 45-EP 7-B

P38

10in

78rpm

 

Columbia

Sacred Series

Side 1:     Known Only To Him, Stuart Hamblen (soloist), Darol Rice’s Orchestra (instrumental accompaniment), 21012-S, RHCO 10261

n.d.

Side 2:     Is He Satisfied, Stuart Hamblen (soloist), Darol Rice’s Orchestra (instrumental accompaniment), 21012-S, RHCO 10262

P39

10in

78rpm

 

Columbia

Side 1:     This Ship Of Mine, Stuart Hamblen with Darol Rice and his Orchestra, 20938, RHCO 10089

n.d.

Side 2:     Black Diamond, Stuart Hamblen (vocals), with string band accompaniment, 20938, RHCO 10154

P40

10in

78rpm

 

Hamblen Music Co.,

Songs of the Soul

Side 1:     He Bought My Soul At Calvary, Suzy Hamblen with Pacific Bible College A Cappella Choir, Jack Rains (director), SH-101

n.d.

Side 2:     It Is No Secret, Suzy Hamblen with Pacific Bible College A Cappella Choir, Jack Rains (director), SH-102

P41

10in

78rpm

 

International Sacred Recordings

Side 1:     I’m A Happy, Happy Christian, Redd Harper and his Cowboy Christians, 2005-A

n.d.

Side 2:     Each Step Of The Way, Redd Harper and his Cowboy Christians, 2005-B

P42

10in

78rpm

 

Sacred Records

Side 1:     Meeting In The Air, Rex and Maude Aimee, Humbard Family, 151-A

n.d.

Side 2:     Shake Hands With Mother Again, Humbard Family, 151-B

P43

10in

78rpm

 

The Young People’s Church of The Air

Side 1:     How Can I But Love Him, Do You Wonder, The Young People’s Church of the Air Vocal Quartet, No. 9

n.d.

Side 2:     I’m Old Fashioned Brother, Victory, The Young People’s Church of the Air Vocal Quartet, No. 10

P44

10in

78rpm

 

Super Recordings

Side 1:     Jesus Is The One, Johnnie Hope and his “Joyful Trio” accompanied by Youth For Christ Instrumentalists, SRC-107-A

n.d.

Side 2:     Let Jesus Be Your Partner, Johnny and Evelyn Hope, Youth For Christ Instrumentalists (accompaniment), SRC-107-B

P45

10in

33-1/3

rpm

 

RCA Victor

Side 1:     Hymns of Faith: The Old Rugged Cross, In The Garden, What a Friend We Have in Jesus, I Love To Tell the Story, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans with vocal quartet and orchestra, LPM 3168, E3VL-4869

n.d.

Side 2:     Hymns of Faith: Since Jesus Came Into My Heart, He Is So Precious To Me, Where He Leads Me, Love Lifted Me, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans with vocal quartet and orchestra, LPM 3168, E3VL-4870

P46

10in

78rpm

 

Old Fashioned Revival Hour Quartet

Side 1:     Lead Me Gently Home Father, Old Fashioned Revival Hour Quartet with Rudolph Atwood (accompanist), GQ-17

n.d.

Side 2:     When Morning Comes, Old Fashioned Revival Hour Quartet with Rudolph Atwood (accompanist), GQ-18

P47

10in

78rpm

 

Old Fashioned Revival Hour Quartet

Side 1:     The World Is Not My Home, Old Fashioned Revival Hour Quartet with Rudolph Atwood (accompanist), GQ-21

n.d.

Side 2:     Never Alone, Old Fashioned Revival Hour Quartet with Rudolph Atwood (accompanist), GQ-22

P48

10in

78rpm

 

Old Fashioned Revival Hour Quartet

Side 1:     Onward Christian Soldiers, Old Fashioned Revival Hour Quartet, GQ-23

n.d.

Side 2:     Rock Of Ages, Dare To Be A Daniel, Old Fashioned Revival Hour Quartet, GQ-24

P49

10in

78rpm

 

Old Fashioned Revival Hour Quartet

Side 1:     Jesus Savior, Pilot Me, Old Fashioned Revival Hour Quartet with Rudolph Atwood (accompanist), GQ-31

n.d.

Side 2:     Old Fashioned Meeting, Old Fashioned Revival Hour Quartet with Rudolph Atwood (accompanist), GQ-32

P50

10in

78rpm

 

Old Fashioned Revival Hour Quartet

Side 1:     Sweet Hour Of Prayer, Rudolph Atwood (piano solo), GQ-37

n.d.

Side 2:     When I Survey The Wondrous Cross, Rudolph Atwood (piano solo), GQ-38

P51

10in

78rpm

 

Old Fashioned Revival Hour Quartet

Side 1:     Saved By Grace, Old Fashioned Revival Hour Quartet with Rudolph Atwood (accompanist), GQ-43

n.d.

Side 2:     Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Old Fashioned Revival Hour Quartet with Rudolph Atwood (accompanist), GQ-44

P52

10in

78rpm

 

Old Fashioned Revival Hour Quartet

Side 1:     There Is A Fountain, Old Fashioned Revival Hour Quartet with Rudolph Atwood (accompanist), GQ-45

n.d.

Side 2:     I’m On The Battlefield, Old Fashioned Revival Hour Quartet with Rudolph Atwood (accompanist), GQ-46

P53

10in

78rpm

 

Sacred Records

Side 1:     Wonderful, Old Fashioned Revival Hour Quartet with Rudolph Atwood (accompanist), OF-26-A, GQ-51

n.d.

Side 2:     Under His Wings, Old Fashioned Revival Hour Quartet with Rudolph Atwood (accompanist), OF-26-B, GQ-52

P54

10in

78rpm

 

Old Fashioned Revival Hour Quartet

Side 1:     Heavenly Sunshine, Charles E. Fuller, Rudy Atwood (pianist), George Broadbent (organist), GBA-1

n.d.

Side 2:     Meet Me There, Charles E. Fuller, Rudy Atwood (pianist), George Broadbent (organist), GBA-2

P55

10in

78rpm

 

Sing-spiration Sacred

Recordings-Album 11

Side 1:     Harbored In Jesus, King’s Karollers, Herman Voss (organist), S1027-A, QB-6491-1-D8

Note: This quartet sang for the Songs in the Night radio program broadcasted from the Western Springs Baptist Church (Village Church)

n.d.

Side 2:     Saved By Grace, King’s Karollers, Herman Voss (organist), S1027-B, QB-6487-1-D8

P56

10in

78rpm

 

Sing-spiration

Sacred Recordings-Album 11

Side 1:     How Can I Help But Love Him?, King’s Karollers, Herman Voss (organist), S1028-A, QB-6488-1-D8

n.d.

Side 2:     There Is A Fountain, King’s Karollers, Herman Voss (organist), S1028-B, QB-6531-1-D8

P57

10in

78rpm

 

Sing-spiration

Sacred Recordings-Album 11

Side 1:     Songs In The Night, King’s Karollers, Herman Voss (organist), S1029-A, QB-6489-1-D8

n.d.

Side 2:     What Shall I Give Thee Master, King’s Karollers, Herman Voss (organist), 1029-B, QB-6490-1-D8

P58

10in

78rpm

 

Sing-spiration Sacred Recordings-Album 17

Side 1:     Onward Christian Soldiers, Am I A Soldier Of The Cross, Clarence and Howard Jones (trombone and trumpet), Herman Voss (pianist), S3020-A, D9-CB-310-1

n.d.

Side 2:     God Will Take Care Of You, Clarence and Howard Jones (trombone and trumpet), Herman Voss (pianist), S3020-B, D9-CB-311-1

P59

10in

78rpm

 

Sing-spiration

Sacred Recordings-Album 17

Side 1:     Sound Of The Battle Cry, Stand Up For Jesus, Clarence and Howard Jones (trombone and trumpet), Herman Voss (pianist), S3022-A, D9-CB-312-1X

n.d.

Side 2:     When They Ring The Golden Bells, Clarence and Howard Jones (trombone and trumpet), Herman Voss (pianist), S3022-B, D9-CB-313-1X

P60

10in

78rpm

 

Sing-spiration

Sacred Recordings-Album 21

Side 1:     This Great Caravan, The Gospel Twins, S-3008-A, QB-8858-1-D8

n.d.

Side 2:     When The Saints Go Marching In, The Gospel Twins, S-3008-B, QB-8859-1-D8

P61

10in

78rpm

 

Sing-spiration

Sacred Recordings-Album 21

Side 1:     I Want To Be Ready To Meet Him, The Gospel Twins with guitar accompaniment, 3009-A, QB-8871-1-D8

n.d.

Side 2:     Kneel At The Cross, The Gospel Twins with guitar accompaniment, 3009-B, QB-8860-1-D8

P62

10in

78rpm

 

Sing-spiration

Sacred Recordings-Album 21

Side 1:     I’ve Got That Old Time Religion In My Heart, The Gospel Twins, S3011-A, QB-8863-1-D8

n.d.

Side 2:     The Blood That Stained The Old Rugged Cross, The Gospel Twins, S3011-B, QB-8864-1-D8

P63

10in

78rpm

 

ACME Recording Service

Side 1:     The Christian Cowboy And The Lost Calf, Story with guitar and harmonica accompaniment, told and played by Frank R. Wellington, The “Musical Story Man”, Part 1

n.d.

Side 2:     The Christian Cowboy And The Lost Calf, Told and played by Frank R. Wellington, The “Musical Story Man”, Part 2

P64

10in

78rpm

 

ACME

Recording

Service

Side 1:     The Christian Cowboy Gets Black Tim, Story with guitar and harmonica accompaniment, told and played by Frank R. Wellington, The “Musical Story Man”, Part 1

n.d.

Side 2:     The Christian Cowboy Gets Black Tim, Story with guitar and harmonica accompaniment, told and played by Frank R. Wellington, The “Musical Story Man”, Part 2

P65

10in

78rpm

 

ACME

Recording

Service

Side 1:     The Christian Cowboy And The Lonely Cabin, Story with guitar and harmonica accompaniment, told and played by Frank R. Wellington, The “Musical Story Man”, Part 1

n.d.

Side 2:     The Christian Cowboy And The Lonely Cabin, Story with guitar and harmonica accompaniment, told and played by Frank R. Wellington, The “Musical Story Man”, Part 2





LOCATION RECORD

Accession: 84-50

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.



PALERMO, LOUIS & PHIL - I. 22 color and 5 b&w. A YFC loose leaf notebook containing photographs which were encased in plastic folders with labels on each page. Since many of the pages were no longer attached to the notebook the archivist placed each page into plastic sleeves. Photocopies were inserted into the notebook with information copied from the backside of a few of the photographs. The notebook may have been used by the Palermos during their travels. There is an interesting photo labeled “Original group who were present in 1948 at Beatenberg, this photo at Lausanne” includes Phil and Louis Palermo, Billy Graham, Corrie ten Boom, Cliff Barrows and fourteen others. There are several photos taken at the 1974 Rio de Janeiro Billy Graham Crusade including photos of those seated on the platform, Graham preaching at the pulpit, Palermo’s singing and playing their instruments, and a photo of Graham with the Palermos. Two photographs of the Palermo family taken about 1924 and 1942 with names on the back side and the earlier photo also includes birth dates. Photo of the Palermo parents on their 50th wedding anniversary. There is one photo of “Our Jeep in Rome, Collegio Romano” (1948), and the Palermo’s singing for U.S. soldiers in Vietnam. There are several scenic photos take of Lake Como, Italy, Switzerland, Holland, London, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Hawaii. One photo labeled “This Way Home, Mama Totino” (a play about the Palermo family). Ca. 1924-1960s.


PALERMO, LOUIS & PHIL - II. 202 b&w. Personal scrapbook of the Palermos containing business cards, church bulletins, newspaper clippings, photographs, and post cards. Photographs are of the Palermo’s, their family and relatives, various meetings and people at these events. Several clippings about the November 1936 an automobile accident in which Phil and his mother were in and about one person was killed. There is also a clipping about The Midnight Brigade and a large photo taken in 1942 of the Victory Bible School of the First Baptist Temple in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. 1935-1942, n.d.


PALERMO, LOUIS & PHIL - III. Personal scrapbook of the Palermos containing church bulletins, correspondence, memorial cards, newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, postcards, posters for Palermo meetings, and telegrams related to the ministry of the Palermo’s evangelistic ministry throughout the United States. Among the photographs is a large one of the Senior Group, Chetek Baptist Assembly, Chetek, Wisconsin, and one of Evangelist Harvey H. Springer and wife. Also in the album are two articles dated Oct. 19 and 26, 1943 in The Evangelical Beacon entitled, “Witnessing to Prisoners of War,” by the Palermo Four about their ministry to Italian POWs. An unusual item is a pair of weight tickets from Louie (156 lbs.) and Jeannie (102 lbs.) dated July 24, 1944. Information on the death of Ensign Robert Fjellman, brother of Edee Palermo, includes clippings and a telegram. 1942-1945.


PALERMO, LOUIS & PHIL - IV. 83 b&w. Personal scrapbook of the Palermos containing Christmas card, newspaper clippings, photographs, postcards, and a telegram. Most photographs appear to be taken in Italy during the Palermo’s evangelistic tour. Two pages are labeled, “Poverty in Naples” and “American goods sold on black market.” 1942-1949, n.d.


PALERMO, LOUIS & PHIL - V. Personal scrapbook of the Palermos containing correspondence, convention badges, newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, postcards, and posters of YFC meetings. There is a large amount of information on the Palermo brother’s four month evangelistic tour of Italy and their ministry with Youth for Christ. Some correspondence is pasted into the album and include those by Torrey Johnson, Phil & Louie, and A. F. Scorza of the Italian Gospel Association. A small photo of YFC Congress on World Evangelization held in Beatenberg, Switzerland includes Billy Graham in the second row, center. Materials include two convention badges with ribbons of Louis when he attended the YFC 1948 Winona Lake Conference and the Beatenberg Congress. 1947-1949.


PALERMO, LOUIS & PHIL - VI. 105 color. Photographs of the Palermo’s trip to Vietnam showing ministering to youth and adult church groups, United States and South Vietnamese soldiers, street scenes of Vietnam, World Vision school (?) Klong Cillamasre, U.S. military hospital, Marble Mountain Chapel, church services, wounded U.S. soldiers being transported by stretcher from helicopter to ambulance. Invitations for Phil and Louis from the President of the Republic of Vietnam & Mrs. Nguyen Van Thieu to a reception at the Independence Palace. 1967-1968.


PALERMO, LOUIS & PHIL - VII. A notebook containing correspondence (letters and telegrams), most encapsulated in sheet protectors, from various Christian leaders in honor of the Palermo’s 35 years with Youth for Christ and 45 years in evangelism. Loose items were placed into plastic sleeves by the archivist. Some of the correspondence is from Billy Graham, Cliff Barrows, T. W. Wilson, Torrey Johnson, Floyd Ankerberg, Jay Kesler, Robert A. Cook (president The King’s College), Jay Kesler (president of YFC), Mel Johnson, Harry Saulnier (Pacific Garden Mission), and Richard DeHaan (Radio Bible Class). One unusual letter dated May 25, 1983 from Earl W. Schultz Jr., YFC, contains a black and white photograph pasted on it of the Palermos at the 10th anniversary of Hampstead YFC in 1957. Included is a large one-page sheet folded into quarters with photographs of the Palermo and their families, and their ministry throughout the years. There is also a three-page Palermo Brother biography which was most likely read at the anniversary party on April 9, 1983. Taped to the back of the notebook is a sketch of the Palermos with their guitar and accordion. 1983.





LOCATION RECORD

Accession: 84-50

Type of material: Photographs

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



BGEA: PITTSBURGH PENNSYLVANIA CRUSADE; SEPT. 8, 1968. 2 color. A snapshot of Billy Graham with President Richard Nixon and another of Nixon with his wife, Pat, standing with Ruth Graham (Billy Graham’s daughter), Mrs. Mark Hatfield and participants at the crusade.


PALERMO, LOUIS & PHIL. 120 b&w, 42 color. Palermo family pictures including the seven siblings of Louis and Phil and their parents, the Palermo Four (Louis & Jean, Phil & Edee), Louis and Phil’s wedding pictures, Chicago Midnight Brigade, YFC staff evangelists in 1955, Cliff Barrows, Percy Crawford, Billy Graham, Minnesota Governor Orville L. Freeman, Mitsuo Fuchida (lead pilot on the bombing of Pearl Harbor, later an evangelist), Suzie Hamblen, Oswald J. Smith, George Wilson, Palermos ministry in Italy (1948), revival at Muskegon, Michigan, Cliff Barrows, Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, Jerry Falwell, Guatemalan President Miguel Ydigoras Fuentes, Gikita (Wuaorani Indian), Billy Graham, Ruth Bell Graham, Myrtle Hall, astronaut Colonel Jim Irwin, Minnesota Congressman Walter H. Judd, Evie Tournquist Karlsson, President Richard Nixon, Pat Nixon, Luis Palau, Col. Harland Sanders, Francis Schaeffer, Roy and Dale Evans Rogers, Joni Eareckson Tada, Luis Palau 1974 Evangelistic Crusade in Brazil, proof sheet (21 images) of the 1972 crusade in Cambodia with World Vision (see Location Record: Negatives), proof sheet (20 images) of 1969 Vietnam trips, Elkhart County YFC, 1920s-1980s, n.d.


SMITH, RODNEY “GYPSY.” 1 b&w. One photograph of Smith with two other men and a woman. N.d.





LOCATION RECORD

Type of material: Videos

Accession: 84-50

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



Video

#

Type

b&w / c

Length in minutes

Title

Description

Date


V1

u-matic

c

60 min

PTL Club

Phil & Edee and Louis & Jean Palermo sing and are interviewed by Jim Bakker. The Palermos make spaghetti for the audience. PTL-178-27. Program continues on V2. Program P-881, Reel 01/2.

ca. Feb 1978

V2

u-matic

c

60 min

PTL Club

Continuation of V1. Jim Bakker and guests, Phil and Louis Palermo, Leland Paris (North American Director of Youth with a Mission), Joy Dawson, Pamela Hart (soloist). Program P-881, Reel 2/2

ca. Feb 1978

V3

u-matic

c

60 min

The Palermo Brothers

Sacred Concert, “The Palermo Brothers” at Grace Presbyterian Church, Peoria, Illinois. A production of Television Thirteen XIII, Peoria, Illinois.

May 27, 1979

V4

u-matic

c

20 min

None

Phil and Louis Palermo singing, playing their instruments, and telling stories.

Note: First nine minutes of tape are blank. Tape made at the KVFC studios

n.d





LOCATION RECORD

Accession: 84-50

Type of Material: Wire Recordings

The following items are located in the WIRE RECORDINGS file.


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


 #

R/C

speed

length

Sides

Contents

Dates

W1

 

 

ca. 35 min

 

Chicagoland YFC Rally on a Saturday night broadcasted over Moody Bible Institute radio station WMBI. First part of tape is an evangelistic message in Italian then later someone is preaching in English with translation into Italian.

1940s-1950s





BOX LIST

Box

Folders

Item

Dates

1

1

A Modern Miracle of Conversion, by Phil and Louis Palermo

ca. 1942

1

2

Advertisements

1940-1978, n.d.

 

 

Clippings

1

3

 

Auca Martyrs

1956

1

4

 

Magazines - Palermos

1945-1984, n.d.

2

4

 

Magazines - Miscellaneous

1943-1978, n.d.

1

5

 

Newspapers

1945-1984, n.d.

 

 

Correspondence

1

6

 

1930s-1950s

1

7

 

1960s

1

8

 

1970s-1980s

1

9

 

n.d.

 

 

Diary

2

1

 

Palermo, Phil

1943,

1947-1948

2

2

 

Palermo Brothers

1947-1948, 1962

2

3

Miscellaneous

1940-1977, 2002-2003, 2011, n.d.

 

OS 25

Posters

1938-1975, n.d.




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