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Table of Contents

Title Page and Restrictions

Brief Description of This Collection

Biography

An Essay on the Contents of the Collection (Scope and Content)
Lists of Audio Tapes, Films, Negatives, and Photographs in This Collection (Location Records)

    Audio Tapes
    Films
    Negatives
    Photographs
List of the Contents of Boxes of Paper Records in This Collection (Box List)

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Collection 389
[May 13, 2009]
Huffman, John Abram Sr.; 1912-2004
Papers; 1934-1979, 1988, n.d.
19 Boxes (19 DC), Audio tapes, Films, Negatives, Photographs (8.6 cubic feet)



Brief Description

Oral history interviews, correspondence, films, negatives, photographs, and radio programs which documents the life and ministry of Huffman. The materials cover his presidency of the Winona Lake School of Theology dealing mainly with the work of the students and faculty. There are some materials on the School's relationship with Fuller Theological Seminary, films about Islam, WLST's tour of Israel and over two dozen radio programs of Great Moments with the Master and Commentary on the News.

Restrictions

Folder 19-4 is closed until December 31, 2036.



Biography


Full name John Abram Huffman, Sr.
Birth  February 12, 1912, in Dayton, Ohio 
Death  May 22, 2004 
Family
  Parents  Jasper Abraham and Elizabeth (Lambert) Huffman, both active members of the Mennonite Brethren in Christ Church, which later, after mergers with other denominations, became the Missionary Church 
  Siblings  D. Paul (nine years older), Lambert (four years older) 
  Marital Status  Married in 1935 to Dorothy Bricker
Children John A. Huffman, Jr., Miriam.
Conversion At the age of 8
Education
1929 Marion College Academy (Marion, Indiana), graduated
1933 Marion College, graduated with a BA and BS
1933 Winona Lake School of Theology, graduated with an MA in Theology
1939 Boston University School of Theology, graduated with a Bachelor's of Sacred Theology
1950-1951 Harvard Divinity School - two years of Ph.D. graduate study
1951-1952 Boston University School of Theology - two years of graduate study at the doctoral level
1957 Asbury Theological Seminary, honorary Doctorate of Divinity
Career
1934-1972 Ordained minister in the Missionary Church
1937-1939 Park Street Congregational Church, Boston, associate minister
1939-1951 Wings of the Morning, daily program, broadcast over WORL/WHDH, Boston and the New England Network
1940 Prospect Congregational Church, Cambridge Massachusetts (this church became the Cornerstone Church of Cambridge in 1941)
1941-1953 Cornerstone Church of Cambridge, senior minister
1942-1952 The Evangelical Hour, WBZ-WBZA Boston
1943-1963 Las Alas del Alba, Cuban CMQ network radio
1944-1954 Youth for Christ, founding member of the Boston chapter in 1944 and director of the Boston Youth for Christ
1950-1953 Winona Lake School of Theology, faculty member and administrator
1953-1970 Winona Lake School of Theology, president
ca. 1963-ca. 1964 Commentary on the News, Huffman served as announcer on the program hosted by Howard Kershner and produced by the Christian Freedom Foundation
1963-1965 Great Moments with the Master, Mutual Broadcasting System. Huffman produced the program and gave a brief message and Jerome Hines sang hymns or other religious classics. The program was carried by 368 stations.
1968 First Missionary Church of Chicago, interim pastor
1971-1979 John Huffman Talk Show, WIOD Miami,
1971-1973 Westminster Presbyterian Church of Miami, interim pastor
1973-1975 Key Biscayne Presbyterian Church, assistant minister
1975-1976 First Presbyterian Church of Miami, associate minister
1976-1978 Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, minister of counseling
1979-1984 St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church of Newport Beach, California, minister of visitation
1984-1986 First Presbyterian Church of River Forest, Illinois, parish associate
1987-? First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, associate pastor
Other significant information
Grew up in Ohio and Indiana. Father became President of the Winona Lake School of Theology (Winona Lake, Indiana) in 1928.
Member of the National Association of Evangelicals, founding member and first editor of the NAE's magazine, United Evangelical Action




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


Scope and Content



Series: I. Paper Records

Arrangement: Boxes 1-9 alphabetical as arranged by John A. Huffman, Sr. Boxes 10-19 placed in alphabetical order by the archivist.

Date Range: 1934-1988.

Volume: 9.5 cubic feet

Boxes: 1-19

Geographic coverage: United States

Type of documents: Articles, booklets, correspondence, film script, financial records, minutes, manuscript, newspaper clippings, postcards, thesis

Correspondents: James R. Adair, W. E. Biederwolf, Baron William Frary von Blomberg (president of World Fellowship of Religions), J. (James) Oliver Buswell, Jr. (president of Wheaton College), Delbert B. Flora (dean of Graduate School of Ashland College & Theological Seminary), Gerald A. Foster (vice president of WLST), Charles E. Fuller, Daniel P. Fuller, Armin R. Gesswein, Rabbi Arthur Gilbert (Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith), Billy Graham, Howard Hendricks, Milford Henkel (registrar and professor of Christian education at WLST), Carl F.H. Henry, Donald E. Hoke (president of Japan Christian College, Tokyo), Jasper A. Huffman, John A. Huffman Sr., Bob Jones Jr., Stanley S. Kresge, Alvin Kropf (treasurer of WLST), Harold Lindsell, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Norman Vincent Peale, J. Howard Pew, Dick Ross (president of World Wide Pictures formerly Great Commission Films), J. Stratton Shufelt, Paul B. Smith, Oswald J. Smith, Wilbur M. Smith, Robert Lee Stuart (president of Taylor University), Merrill C. Tenney (dean of Wheaton Graduate School), Charles Troutman, George W. Truett (pastor of First Baptist Church, Dallas), J. Christy Wilson

Subjects: Christian education, preaching, Flying Seminar Tours, Fuller Theological Seminary, Winona Lake School of Theology

Notes: The collection consists of materials from John A. Huffman's presidency of the Winona School of Theology and dealing mainly with the work of students and faculty. Also some materials on the relationship between WLST and Fuller Seminary (the WLST for a brief time was part of the Seminary). Some of Huffman's correspondence include answering inquiries from prospective students (folder 9-33 to 9-41, 16-1 to 16-4), appeals for grants for the seminary from the individuals and foundations such as the Lilly Foundation (folder 7-1), Kresge Foundation (folder 14-3), and Pew Foundation (folder 15-4). The financial problems the school experienced are seen in Huffman's letters for support and grants.

Exceptional items:


Folder 1-1 Radio sermon scripts, 1963-1965
Folder 1-6 Script to film Assignment Jerusalem (see film F1)
Folder 1-16, 1-17, 2-1, 2-2 Correspondence and minutes related to the WLST Board of Directors meetings
Folder 3-12 Article by John A. Huffman for Christianity Today, "Adolph Eichman: Man or Coward?"
Folder 4-2 Correspondence related to request to teach at WLST summer session. Carl F.H. Henry, Wilbur M. Smith, Merrill C. Tenney, J. Christy Wilson,
Folder 4-8 to 4-14, 5-1, 5-2 Brochures, correspondence, course assignments, invoices, lists, and travel itineraries for the Flying Seminars Tours to the Bible Lands
Folder 5-5 Letter from Rabbi Arthur Gilbert of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith wishing to "Engage in some communication and dialogue with Evangelical Protestant theologians"
Folders 5-7, 8-15 Correspondence about free travel to Billy Graham 1957 New York City Crusade. Also a generic letter from Graham asking for prayer for the meetings. Letter from Billy Graham about appearing on the Town Meeting program (folder 8-15)
Folder 5-11

Correspondence between Jasper A. Huffman and his son related to school and family matters. John's April 15, 1961 letter he describes his trip to Egypt and the Middle East including Israel where he attend the Adolf Eichmann trial. Jasper wrote to his son in October 1964 advising him to "attached yourself to some good institution, college or seminary, enabling you to carry on WLST, and to continue as long as God enables you to carry on for Him."
Folder 6-5 Correspondence between Carl F.H. Henry & Huffman about an article Henry published in Christianity Today which Huffman felt harmed his relationship with the University of Chicago Center for Continuing Education
Folder 6-8 Correspondence between Huffman and Bob Jones, Jr. about not allowing WLST to do a presentation on Bob Jones University campus
Folder 8-13 Letter of J. Oliver Buswell, Jr. in which he expresses his appreciation of the WLST
Folder 10-5 List of WLST alumni, 1920s-1958
Folder 12-1 Presentation visual folder for the film Crescent and the Cross (see film F2) Contains photos of scenes from film and one photo of John Huffman, Georgia & Ralph Hoops, and Richard Rossignol standing by TWA airplane on tarmac. Loose photos have been place in Photo File: Crescent and the Cross (Film). Film is a dramatized story about a couple who visit an Islamic country and discuss the Muslim beliefs.
12-13, 13-1 Fuller Theological Seminary Board: correspondence, financial records, minutes, reports
Folder 13-7 Letter from Norman Vincent Peale to Huffman
Folder 13-11 Jasper A. Huffman's lecture notebook, 1936-1952. Some subjects include Holy Spirit, Word of God, Deity of God, Romans, John
Folder 14-3 Correspondence with Stanley S. Kresge about grants from the Kresge Foundation for WLST
Folder 14-9 Incomplete manuscript for a book Great Moments with the Master. The author is not listed but probably was by Huffman
Folder 15-3 Correspondence between David Peters, attorney for WLST, and Huffman about legal matters including settlement with Fuller Theological Seminary over the indebtedness of WLST to Fuller. Also copy of Harold Ockenga's letter to Huffman about this matter.
Folder 15-5 Materials about the Presidential Prayer Breakfasts (1954-1964) including brochures, booklets, programs
Folder 15-15 The Amazing Growth of Fifty Dollars story about the start of the Speicher Student Loan Fund which students at WLST benefitted from
Folder 17-1, 17-2 Papers of WLST students mostly about the theology of John Wesley and George Whitefield
Folder 17-6 D. James Kennedy 1969 thesis, The Coral Ridge Program of Evangelism
Folder 19-1 A copy of A Comprehensive System of Christian Doctrine by Jasper Abraham Huffman in Japanese. The English version of the book have been given to the Wheaton College Buswell Library.
Folder 19-2 Audio tapes box Great Moments With The Master (tape missing) with photo of Jerome Hines and John Huffman on cover and inside a description of the tape "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee" a life situation drama.
Folder 19-3 Two copies of Mastering the English Bible by John A. Huffman and Ward M. Shantz, a joint thesis published by Full Gospel Publications in 1934 and The Standard Press in 1946. The 1934 book has the following inscription on the flyleaf: "Joint Thesis by John Abram Huffman and Ward M. Shantz. Accepted as part Requirement for Degree of Master of Arts (in Theology), Aug. 1934." The inscription in the other book is: "To John Abram, Jr. From His father the author. 2/22/54."
Folder 19-4 Correspondence and WLST personnel record forms


Series: II. Audio Visual Materials

Arrangement: Oral history interviews first, followed by Commentary on the News, Great moments with the Master, and Fuller Theological Seminary Board Meeting

Date Range: 1963-1988

Volume: 0.58 cubic feet

Geographic coverage: United States

Type of documents: Audio tapes

Notes: The material in this collection consists of a series of tapes of oral history interviews with Huffman and some tapes from radio programs he was associated with in the mid-1960s. The radio programs were Commentary on the News and Great Moments with the Master. The former program consisted of commentary by Dr. Howard Kershner on recent news stories, with a Bible reading by opera singer Jerome Hines and announcements by Huffman. Kershner reviewed events from an anti-large government, pro-free market perspective. The latter program consisted of two or more hymns or spirituals sung by Hines and a brief message by Huffman. Folder 1-1 contains some of the scripts for Huffman's messages.

Exceptional items: Rev. Huffman was interviewed by Robert Shuster several times in 1988. The events described in the interviews cover the time period from 1912 until 1971.


Tape T1 (67 minutes). Parents' names and backgrounds; father's activities as an educator; first contacts with the Winona Lake Bible Conference under William Biederwolf; beginning of the Winona Lake School of Theology under G. Campbell Morgan; father became president of the school; Biederwolf's contribution to the school; description of Winona Lake in the 1920s and 30s; reason for having an annual Bible conference at Winona Lake; entrance and exit to the area controlled by the community; strict standards of the Winona Lake Christian Assembly board and their eventual relaxation; earliest childhood memories; hearing his father teach; debates at Bluffton College over liberal and conservative trends within the Mennonite Brethren in Christ Church; arguments over theology; older brothers; persecution of College personnel during World War I because of their Mennonite and German association; physical abuse during Armistice parade; father's advice about dealing with hostile reactions to pacifism; Huffman's boyhood memories of seeing William Jennings Bryan speak; description of Bryan as an orator; "How can a man be a Democrat and a Christian at the same time?"; Bryan's ability to "play" audiences; family's summer home at Winona Lake; the Billy Sunday family; physical arrangement of Winona Lake; Huffman's first glimpse of Sunday; Sunday kept to himself; Sunday's umpiring of local baseball games; Mrs. Helen Sunday influence on Billy Sunday; Sunday's preaching to Unitarian ministers during the 1916 Boston campaign; Sunday's athletic abilities; he preached like he played baseball; difficult man to talk to; seeing Sunday gardening through the bushes; description of Sunday's preaching style; Sunday's athletics; very rapid delivery; examples of his style; incident with a crying baby during a sermon; crude but effective sayings; characteristics of Mrs. Sunday; Billy Graham greatly influenced by Mrs. Sunday; Helen Sunday as a fund raiser; her regrets over time spent away from her children; example of Sunday's financial dealings to Graham and others; Sunday'sinfluence over his evangelistic team; Mrs. Sunday's paramount influence on the evangelistic work; her authority over Homer Rodeheaver; description of the personality of Homer Rodeheaver; Rodeheaver' participation in an early rally of Boston Youth for Christ; suit threatened against Boston Youth for Christ because of use of a hymn without permission; assistance from Walter F. Bennett; Rodeheaver became a multi-millionaire through copyrights.


T2 (64 minutes). Description of Mrs. Sunday as a committeewoman; "Ma" Sunday's generosity to evangelistic organizations; her concern about teaching soul-winning at the Winona Lake School of Theology; Huffman's decision to accept Christ at the age of eight; how he met his wife; more on Huffman's conversion; decision as a child to become a preacher; choice between being a band leader and a preacher; father's influence on Huffman; a calling necessary to preach; preaching tradition in family; struggle of Huffman's son John over whether to be a preacher; meeting his future wife, Dorothy Bricker, at Marion College; her furthereducation and work as a teacher; marriage and joint attendance at Boston University in 1936; attitude toward denominationalism; father's Arminian belief; his religious conservative beliefs were tested at Boston University; ; benefit of having his beliefs tested; differences between Harvard Divinity School and Boston University in the 1930s;relations with liberal professors; Huffman's efforts to master what he was taught while being true to his beliefs; Harold Paul Sloan and behaviorism; description of Elmer Leslie, a liberal theologian who was one of Huffman'sprofessors; meeting Harold J. Ockenga and hearing him preach for the first time; becoming Ockenga's assistant at Park Street Church; Ockenga's leadership style; Park Street Church's "dummy choir"; description of Park Street's pastor, A. Z. Conrad; Ockenga's preaching style and personal characteristics; physical layout of Park Street Church; method of sermon preparation; didn't like spats; Ockenga developed serious throat problems and Huffman substituted for him instead of Harry Rimmer; Huffman's churches in New England through 1953; Ockenga's activities during this time and Huffman's assistance to him.


T3 (72 minutes). Origins of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE); growing desire for some kind of national organization; Unitarian tendencies of Congregationalism in New England; J. Elwin Wright; Huffman's involvement in New England Fellowship and cooperative efforts with other conservative Protestants; organizing convention called; importance of Ockenga; comparison of Ockenga and Carl McIntire; Huffman's efforts to get Evangelical radio programs on the air; need of conservative Protestants to have a national organization that would represent them; leaders at the organizing meeting; Christian Adventists at the meeting; McIntire and the American Council of Christian Churches; Ockenga and McIntire both candidates to be first President of NAE; open invitation given to the organizing convention; disagreement over admitting Pentecostals; Huffman's participation in the committee forming the doctrinal statement of the NAE; dispute over the nature of Hell; committee membership; competition with the Federal Council of Churches in influence; influence of the NAE on radio ministry; Huffman begins The Evangelical Hour radio program; withdrawal of McIntire and his association from the organizing meeting; origins of the name "Evangelicals"; Billy Graham as representative of the inclusiveness of NAE; weakness of National Religious Broadcasters in its early days; thumbnail descriptions of William Biederwolf; comparison of the temperaments of Sunday and Biederwolf; involvement of Biederwolf with Winona Lake Christian Assembly; description of Christian businessman Herbert J. Taylor; Taylor's ability to influence the boards on which he sat; Taylor's poor health; projects in which he was involved; J. Elwin Wright's personality; relationship with Ockenga; Wright's development of the New England Fellowship; the importance of Katherine and Elizabeth Evans in finishing what Wright started; physical description of Wright; impressions of Percy Crawford; comparison of Crawford and Jack Wyrtzen; both come to New England at different times to hold youth rallies in New England.


T4 (66 minutes). Youth rally Wyrtzen held in Boston; comparison of preaching styles of Wyrtzen and Crawford; families of the two men; Huffman asked by Charles Campbell to join Torrey Johnson in developing Youth for Christ (YFC); organizing meeting of YFC at Winona Lake; Roger Malsbary; Torrey Johnson's qualities as a leader; Huffman's organization of YFC in New England; rallies attended mostly by high schoolers and servicemen; details about rallies; radio broadcasts; typical program of a rally meeting; use of young leadership; list of some of the prominent speakers at rallies; Youth for Christ's vow to "take Saturday nights away from the devil"; Gil Dodds; attractions for servicemen; Huffman's educational background, including attending major Evangelical undergraduate and liberal postgraduate institutions; history of Winona Lake School of Theology; father's contribution to the school; course taught by Huffman at Winona; became president of school in 1953; teachers who served at Winona Lake over the years; balance between Calvinism and Arminianism on faculty; course taught by the school's faculty in other countries; objective of the school; acceptance of the Winona School of Theology credits by other seminaries; affiliation of the Winona Lake school with Fuller Theological Seminary; concerns about being affiliated with Fuller; D. James Kennedy; administrative links between Fuller and Winona; separating from Fuller in 1964 over Biblical inerrancy; Ockenga's attitude toward the merger; differences on the Fuller board over inerrancy; division between board, students and faculty over inerrancy; close friendship of Ockenga and Charles Fuller; further development over the conflict over inerrancy; Daniel Fuller; Ockenga's attempts to resolve crisis; a traumatic board meeting; Charles Fuller's reaction to the crisis; Herbert Taylor advised Ockenga become a full-time President of Fuller Theological Seminary; choice of David Hubbard as new president; Winona Lake was debt-free when union of schools took place; story that separation was due to Winona's financial difficulties untrue; theology, not finances cause of the split; board meeting at Winona Lake to discuss differences between the Winona and Fuller boards; alumni of Winona Lake School of Theology disturbed by events.


T5 (30 minutes). Feedback from Winona alumni about the Fuller situation; critique of George Marsden history of Fuller; decision to separate the two schools; negotiations with Hubbard to resolve the situation; arrangements for the separation; Winona Lake school continued to function independently until 1970; move of the school to the Chicago area; Herbert Taylor's role as a friend of bother Fuller and Winona; Huffman's relationship with Ockenga during the problems with Fuller; Kenneth Kantzer and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School's relation with Winona; decision to close the Winona school in 1971 because most seminaries had their own summer programs; settlement with Fuller Seminary; reason why the Fuller board was unable to maintain Fuller in an inerrancy position; evaluation of Marsden history of Fuller, Reforming Evangelicalism; Billy Graham's statement at a Fuller board meeting; Charles Fuller's statement about the seminary's maintaining its statement of faith.


T6 (15 minutes). Commentary on the News by Dr. Howard E. Kershner, with Bible readings by Jerome Hines and announcements by John Huffman. Kershner commented on current political and social events, concentrating on defense of the free market, attacks on the growth of government, and description of Communist subversion efforts in the United States and overseas. Produced by the Christian Freedom Foundation. Program 251.


T7 (15 minutes). Commentary on the News by Dr. Howard E. Kershner, with Bible readings by Jerome Hines and announcements by John Huffman. Kershner commented on current political and social events, concentrating on defense of the free market, attacks on the growth of government, and description of Communist subversion efforts in the United States and overseas. Produced by the Christian Freedom Foundation. Program 253.


T8 (15 minutes). Commentary on the News by Dr. Howard E. Kershner, with Bible readings by Jerome Hines and announcements by John Huffman. Kershner commented on current political and social events, concentrating on defense of the free market, attacks on the growth of government, and description of Communist subversion efforts in the United States and overseas. Program 255.


T9 (15 minutes). Commentary on the News by Dr. Howard E. Kershner, with Bible readings by Jerome Hines and announcements by John Huffman. Kershner commented on current political and social events, concentrating on defense of the free market, attacks on the growth of government, and description of Communist subversion efforts in the United States and overseas. This program includes references to the recent assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Produced by the Christian Freedom Foundation. Program 257.


T10 (15 minutes). Commentary on the News by Dr. Howard E. Kershner, with Bible readings by Jerome Hines and announcements by John Huffman. Kershner commented on current political and social events, concentrating on defense of the free market, attacks on the growth of government, and description of Communist subversion efforts in the United States and overseas. Produced by the Christian Freedom Foundation. Program 259.


T11 (15 minutes). Commentary on the News by Dr. Howard E. Kershner, with Bible readings by Jerome Hines and announcements by John Huffman. Kershner commented on current political and social events, concentrating on defense of the free market, attacks on the growth of government, and description of Communist subversion efforts in the United States and overseas. Produced by the Christian Freedom Foundation. Program 260.


T12 (15 minutes). Great Moments with the Master. Program consisted of hymns, spirituals and other sacred music sung by Jerome Hines and a brief sermon by Huffman. Produced by the Educational Broadcasting Association. Huffman's sermon topic: New Year's Resolutions. Program 1.


T13 (15 minutes). Great Moments with the Master. Program consisted of hymns, spirituals and other sacred music sung by Jerome Hines and a brief sermon by Huffman. Produced by the Educational Broadcasting Association. Huffman's sermon topic: Fear. Program 8 .


T14 (15 minutes). Great Moments with the Master. Program consisted of hymns, spirituals and other sacred music sung by Jerome Hines and a brief sermon by Huffman. Produced by the Educational Broadcasting Association. Huffman's sermon topic: The Music of Life is in Your Soul. Program 16.


T15 (15 minutes). Great Moments with the Master. Program consisted of hymns, spirituals and other sacred music sung by Jerome Hines and a brief sermon by Huffman. Produced by the Educational Broadcasting Association. Huffman's sermon topic: Christianity Proved by Experience. Program 35.


T16 (15 minutes). Great Moments with the Master. Program consisted of hymns, spirituals and other sacred music sung by Jerome Hines and a brief sermon by Huffman. Produced by the Educational Broadcasting Association. Huffman's sermon topic: Christmas. Program 52 .


T17 (15 minutes). Great Moments with the Master. Program consisted of hymns, spirituals and other sacred music sung by Jerome Hines and a brief sermon by Huffman. Produced by the Educational Broadcasting Association. Huffman's sermon topic: Things that Cannot be Shaken. Hines sings "How Great Thou Art." Program 66.


T18 (15 minutes). Great Moments with the Master. Program consisted of hymns, spirituals and other sacred music sung by Jerome Hines and a brief sermon by Huffman. Produced by the Educational Broadcasting Association. Huffman's sermon topic: The Deity of Christ. Program 75 .


T19 (15 minutes). Great Moments with the Master. Program consisted of hymns, spirituals and other sacred music sung by Jerome Hines and a brief sermon by Huffman. Produced by the Educational Broadcasting Association. Huffman's sermon topic: Mother Nature. Program 83.


T20 (15 minutes). Great Moments with the Master. Program consisted of hymns, spirituals and other sacred music sung by Jerome Hines and a brief sermon by Huffman. Produced by the Educational Broadcasting Association. Huffman's sermon topic: Adam's Sin. Program 84.


T21 (15 minutes). Great Moments with the Master. Program consisted of hymns, spirituals and other sacred music sung by Jerome Hines and a brief sermon by Huffman. Produced by the Educational Broadcasting Association. Huffman's sermon topic: Pray Without Ceasing. Program 87.


T22 (15 minutes). Great Moments with the Master. Program consisted of hymns, spirituals and other sacred music sung by Jerome Hines and a brief sermon by Huffman. Produced by the Educational Broadcasting Association. Huffman's sermon topic: Christ's Resurrection. Hines sings Crucifixion. Program 91.


T23 (15 minutes). Great Moments with the Master. Program consisted of hymns, spirituals and other sacred music sung by Jerome Hines and a brief sermon by Huffman. Produced by the Educational Broadcasting Association. Huffman's sermon topic: Faith in God. Program 92 .


T24 (15 minutes). Great Moments with the Master. Program consisted of hymns, spirituals and other sacred music sung by Jerome Hines and a brief sermon by Huffman. Produced by the Educational Broadcasting Association. Huffman's sermon topic: Christianity is a Set of Convictions. A slightly different version of the same sermon can be found in a typed script in folder 1-1. Program 93.


T25 (15 minutes). Great Moments with the Master. Program consisted of hymns, spirituals and other sacred music sung by Jerome Hines and a brief sermon by Huffman. Produced by the Educational Broadcasting Association. Huffman's sermon topic: Natural Man and Spiritual Man. Program 95.


T26 (15 minutes). Great Moments with the Master. Program consisted of hymns, spirituals and other sacred music sung by Jerome Hines and a brief sermon by Huffman. Produced by the Educational Broadcasting Association. Huffman's sermon topic: Trial in Hard Places. Program 96.


T27 (15 minutes). Great Moments with the Master. Program consisted of hymns, spirituals and other sacred music sung by Jerome Hines and a brief sermon by Huffman. Produced by the Educational Broadcasting Association. Huffman's sermon topic: A New Type of Man. Program 100.


T28 (15 minutes). Great Moments with the Master. Program consisted of hymns, spirituals and other sacred music sung by Jerome Hines and a brief sermon by Huffman. Produced by the Educational Broadcasting Association. Huffman's sermon topic: Christianity is a Body of Fact. Program 113?


T29 (120 minutes). Portion of a Fuller Theological Seminary Board of Trustees Meeting on December 1, 1964, with remarks by John A. Huffman and David Peters, attorney for WLST. The issue discussed was the indebtedness of WLST to Fuller and ways to come to a compromise. Part way through Peterson's talk the sound becomes distorted and difficult to understand for about fifteen minutes.




Provenance

The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by John A. Huffman Sr. in April, May and November 1988 and July 1989.

Accession 88-38, 88-57, 89-76
April 12, 1995
Robert Shuster
K. Cox

Accession 89-77
May 13, 2009
Wayne D. Weber
H. Hunt





LOCATION RECORD
Acc. 88-38, 88-57, 89-76
Type of Material: Audio Tapes
The items listed below 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
T1 R 3-3/4 67 min 1 Interview with John A. Huffman Sr. by Robert Shuster. Discussion of childhood, pacifism, William Jennings Bryan, Billy Sunday, Helen Sunday, Homer Rodeheaver 4/14/1988
T2 R 3-3/4 64 min 1 Interview with John A. Huffman Sr. by Robert Shuster. Discussion of Helen Sunday, conversion, graduate education, Harold J. Ockenga 4/14/1988
T3 R 3-3/4 72 min 1 Interview with John A. Huffman Sr. by Robert Shuster. Discussion of National Association of Evangelicals, Herbert J. Taylor, J. Elwin Wright, Percy Crawford, Jack Wyrtzen. 5/26/1988
T4 R 3-3/4 66 min 1 Interview with John A. Huffman Sr. by Robert Shuster. Discussion of Percy Crawford, Jack Wyrtzen, Youth for Christ, Winona Lake School of Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary. 5/26/1988
T5 R 3-3/4 30 min 1 Interview with John A. Huffman Sr. by Robert Shuster. Discussion of relationship between Winona Lake School of Theology and Fuller Theological Seminary. 5/26/1988
T6 R 7-1/2 15 min 1 Commentary on the News by Dr. Howard E. Kershner, with Bible readings by Jerome Hines and announcements by John Huffman. Produced by the Christian Freedom Foundation. Program 251 ca. 1963
T7 R 7-1/2 15 min 1 Commentary on the News. Program 253 ca. 1963
T8 R 7-1/2 15 min 1 Commentary on the News. Program 255 ca. 1963
T9 R 7-1/2 15 min 1 Commentary on the News. Program 257 ca. Dec. 1963
T10 R 7-1/2 15 min 1 Commentary on the News. Program 259 ca. 1964
T11 R 7-1/2 15 min 1 Commentary on the News. Program 269 ca. 1964
T12 R 7-1/2 15 min 1 Great Moments with the Master. Program consisted of hymns, spirituals and other sacred music sung by Jerome Hines and a brief sermon by Huffman. Produced by the Educational Broadcasting Association. Program 1. Huffman's sermon topic: New Year's Resolutions ca. 1963
T13 R 7-1/2 15 min 1 Great Moments with the Master. Huffman's sermon topic: Fear. Program 8 ca. 1963
T14 R 7-1/2 15 min 1 Great Moments with the Master. Huffman's sermon topic: The Music of Life is in Your Soul. Program 16 11/10/63
T15 R 7-1/2 15 min 1 Great Moments with the Master. Huffman's sermon topic: Christianity Proved by Experience. Program 35 11/17/63
T16 R 7-1/2 15 min 1 Great Moments with the Master. Huffman's sermon topic: Christmas. Program 52 ca. 1964
T17 R 7-1/2 15 min 1 Great Moments with the Master. Jerome Hines sings How Great Thou Art. Huffman's sermon topic: Things that Cannot be Shaken. Program 66 10/25/64
T18 R 7-1/2 15 min 1 Great Moments with the Master. Huffman's sermon topic: The Deity of Christ. Program 75 12/27/64
T19 R 7-1/2 15 min 1 Great Moments with the Master. Huffman's sermon topic: Mother Nature. Program 83 2/21/65
T20 R 7-1/2 15 min 1 Great Moments with the Master. Huffman's sermon topic: Adam's Sin. Program 84 2/28/65
T21 R 7-1/2 15 min 1 Great Moments with the Master. Huffman's sermon topic: Pray Without Ceasing. Program 87 3/21/65
T22 R 7-1/2 15 min 1 Great Moments with the Master. Jerome Hines sings Crucifixion. Huffman's sermon topic: Christ's Resurrection. Program 91 4/18/65
T23 R 7-1/2 15 min 1 Great Moments with the Master. Huffman's sermon topic: Faith in God. Program 92 4/25/65
T24 R 7-1/2 15 min 1 Great Moments with the Master. Huffman's sermon topic: Christianity is a Set of Convictions. Program 93 5/2/65
T25 R 7-1/2 15 min 1 Great Moments with the Master. Huffman's sermon topic: Natural Man and Spiritual Man. Program 95 5/16/65
T26 R 7-1/2 15 min 1 Great Moments with the Master. Huffman's sermon topic: Trial in Hard Places. Program 96 6/6/65
T27 R 7-1/2 15 min 1 Great Moments with the Master. Huffman's sermon topic: A New Type of Man. Program 100 6/20/65
T28 R 7-1/2 15 min 1 Great Moments with the Master. Huffman's sermon topic: Christianity is a Body of Fact. Program 113? 9/19/65
T29 R 3-3/4 120 min 2 Portion of a Fuller Theological Seminary Board of Trustees Meeting with remarks by John A. Huffman and David Peters 12/1/64




LOCATION RECORD
Type of material: Films
Accession: 89-77
The Archives has one copy of each film, in 16mm format, unless otherwise noted. The following items are in the FILM FILE:


Film # b&w / c Length in minutes Title Description Date


F1 c ca. 25 Assignment Jerusalem First part of film is missing. Documentary showing biblical sites visited by the WLST Flying Seminar. Beginning of film includes visits to Egypt, Greece, and Jordan. Majority of movie is the same as F3. ca. 1950s
F2 c ca. 30 The Crescent and the Cross The Religion of Islam glimpsed by Winona Lake School of Theology, John A. Huffman, president Dramatized story about a couple who visit an Islamic country and discuss the Muslim beliefs. Film stars Georgia Lee and Ralph Hoopes. Music composed and conducted by Ralph Carmichael. Written and directed by Dick Ross. A Great Commission Films Production. ca. 1950s
F3 c ca. 25 The Story of the Winona Lake School of Theology's Flying Seminar to Bible Lands Documentary showing the biblical sites visited by the WLST Flying Seminar. First part includes the groups visit to Paris, France. Narrated throughout with brief clips of John A. Huffman, Carl F. H. Henry, Edward J. Young, and Arnold C. Schultz lecturing. Majority of film is the same as F1. Film was distributed by C. O. Baptista Films of Wheaton, Illinois. ca. 1950s




LOCATION RECORD
Accession: 89-77
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.


MUNTZ, JOHN PALMER. Portrait shot, n.d.




LOCATION RECORD
Accession: 89-77
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.


CRESCENT AND THE CROSS (FILM). Three photos of scenes from Crescent and the Cross file with Ralph & Georgia Hoopes and one photo of Richard Rossignol, Jessie Sowers, Georgia & Ralph Hoopes, Ralph Woolsey, and Gerald Foster standing by TWA airplane on tarmac. Note photos are from Folder 12-1 which contains other photos in a presentation folder. 4 b&w, ca. 1955.


DUNLOP, MERRILL. Portrait shot. 1 b&w, n.d.


EICHMANN, ADOLF. Media photos taken at Eichmann's trial in Israel in 1961. Four photos are of Eichmann wearing headphones and the others are of the audience and attorneys. Photos from folder 5-11. 7 b&w, n.d.


FOSTER, GERALD A. Portrait shots. Foster was vice president of WLST. 3 b&w, 1955.


HINES, JEROME. Photos of Hines in a recording studio. The small color photos are proof images. 3 b&w, 2 color, n.d.


HOLMES, ARTHUR. Portrait shot. 1 b&w, 1965.


HUBBARD, DAVID. Portrait shot. 1 b&w, 1963.


HUFFMAN, JASPER ABRAHAM. Portrait shots. 2 b&w, n.d.


HUFFMAN, SR, JOHN ABRAM. Portrait photos of Huffman, three taken by Fabian Bachrach, from Folder 13-12. Photos of Huffman with Jerome Hines and photos of Huffman in a recording studio, photos of Huffman and others by an airplane. 12 b&w, 2 color, n.d.


LLOYD-JONES, MARTYN. Portrait shot. 1 b&w, n.d.


MUNTZ, JOHN PALMER. Portrait shot. 2 b&w, n.d.


OCKENGA, HAROLD JOHN. Portrait shot. 1 b&w, n.d.


PEALE, NORMAN VINCENT. Portrait shot of Peale, one with his family, and another of his son and wife. 3 b&w., n.d.


WILSON, J. CHRISTY, JR. Portrait shot. 1 b&w, 1951.


WINONA LAKE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY. Photos of campus buildings, grounds, classroom, ariel view of campus, group of six men (including John A. Huffman, Sr., and possibly Jasper Huffman) in caps and gowns standing under a sign "Winona Lake School of Theology, Bethany Campus." WLST Flying Seminar group standing in front of the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem, large group in front of the pyramids and Sphinks in Egypt. Also, ten photos from folder10-11 (Catalog Material) including John A. Huffman, Sr. and an unidentified individual in cap and gown, Dr. Osborne, campus buildings and classroom, group photo of Japan School of Theology. On the back of some photos are listed the page they were to appear in the catalog. 24 b&w, 1 color, 1962, n.d.


WYNGAARDEN, MARTIN J. Portrait shot. 1 b&w, 1962.


YOUNG, WARREN C. Portrait shot. Young was elected president of Evangelical Theological Society in 1958. He was professor of Christian Philosophy at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary. 1 b&w, n.d.


YOUTH FOR CHRIST-WORLD CONGRESS ON EVANGELISM. Photo of group ready to board a Pan Am 707 jet holding a sign "PAA Welcomes, The World Congress, Youth for Christ Group, Travel Arrangements by Winona World Travel. Those identified are Ted Engstrom, Louis and Phil Palermo, and Samuel Wolgemuth. 1 b&w, n.d.



BOX LIST
Box Folders First Folder/Last Folder Dates
1 17 Radio sermon scripts (folder 1-1) followed by
A / Board of Directors
1937-1968, n.d.
2 14 Board of Directors / Clevenger, Rev. Hubert K. 1949-1968
3 15 Cobb's Account / F 1947-1968
4 14 Faculty 1956 / Flying Seminar to Bible Lands 1960 (Dean Delbert Flora) 1953-1966
5 11 Flying Seminar '62 Inquiries / Huffman, Dr. J.A. Sr/ 1954-1968
6 12 Henkel, Julia / Kropf, Alvin 1950-1968
7 15 L / Oberammergau 1952-1972, n.d.
8 17 P / U-V 1954-1967, n.d.
9 41

Veterans Regulations / W-Z Inquiry
Note: Folder 9-7 "Z"
Folder 9-8 "Address Change" to 9-28 "WLST - Second Term", 1969
Folder 9-29 "A"- Folder 9-41 "W-Z Inquiry

1954-1972, n.d.
10 16 "Ad Plate" WLST / Correspondence 1954-1979, n.d.
11 8 Correspondence A-B / Correspondence School 1958-1968
12 13 Crescent and the Cross Presentation Visual / Fuller Board 1955-1971, n.d.
13 18 Fuller Theological Seminary / Inter-Varsity 1936-1971, n.d.
14 12 Janacek, Robert N. / Miscellaneous 1954-1970, n.d.
15 18 Miscellaneous Material, Dr. Glasser / Statistics 1949-1979
16 4 Student Inquiries A-K / Student Inquiries K-Z 1965-1967
17 8 Student Papers / Trinity Evangelical Divinity School 1949-1970, n.d.
18 10 University of London / Winona Lake School of Theology 1955-1966, n.d.
19 4 A Comprehensive System of Christian Doctrine / Personnel Records 1934, 1946, 1961-1967




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