[March 27, 2006]
Bartel, Paul Henry; 1904-2001
2 Reels of Audio Tape
Full name: Paul Henry Bartel (Rev)
Birth date: July 19, 1904, in Tamingfu, Hopei, China
Death date: June 25, 2001
Parents: Henry Cornelius and Nellie Schmidt Bartel, independent missionaries in China
Siblings: Loyal, Joseph (died young of small pox), Agnes, Jonathan
Marital Status: Married to Ina Birkey, January 1, 1931
Children: Robert, Carol
Conversion: At age ten
Denominational affiliation: Christian and Missionary Alliance
1946 M.A., University of Chicago
1962 B.Div, Fuller Theological Seminary
1932-1960 Missionary, Lungtan, China (on the borders of Szechwan, Kweichow, Hunan, and Hupeh provinces)
1960-19?? Teacher, Canadian Bible College, Saskatchewan, Canada
Church planter, Chinese C&MA churches in Canada
Founder of the Winter Conferences for Chinese students in Canada
19?? Head, China Alliance Press, Hong Kong
Other significant information:
1946 M.A. Thesis: The Chinese Bible, being a historical survey of its translation, University of Chicago, 1946
1962 B.Div. Thesis: The use of literature in the Protestant missionary enterprise among the Chinese people, Fuller Theological Seminary, 1962
Scope and Content
Paul Henry Bartel was interviewed by Robert Shuster on November 26, 1991, at the office of the Billy Graham Center Archives. The events described in the interview cover the time period 1904-1945.
T1 (80 minutes). Bartel's parents and their missionary work in China, where they started an independent mission, especially among orphans; his early remembrances of growing up in China, strong prayer life of father, the Boxer uprising and its aftermath, schooling experiences, his own conversion, high school at a Holiness Mission school, involvement in literature publication, Bibles in standard Chinese and Mandarin versions, returning to the States for college, seminary, and missionary training institute; affect of World War I on missionaries in China
T2 (15 minutes). Culture shock returning to the United States, community revival led to support of missions, memories of Chiang Kai-Shek and Feng Yu-hsiang, influence of parents on his own missionary work.
The materials in this collection were given to the Archives of the Billy Graham Center Archives
by Paul H. Bartel in November 1991.
Type of Material: Audio Tapes
The following items are located in the AUDIO TAPE FILE:
T1 - Reel-to-reel, 3-3/4 ips speed, 80 minutes. One side. Interview with Paul H. Bartel by Robert Shuster, November 27, 1991 (change in speed at beginning and end of side one on the cassette copy).
T2 - Reel-to-reel, 3-3/4 ips speed, 15 minutes. One side. Continuation of interview with Paul H. Bartel by Robert Shuster, November 27, 1991.