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Oral history interview in which Jeter discusses her childhood, conversion through a neighborhood Bible club, education, marriage to Joseph Jeter, the start of their ministry (Have Christ Will Travel Ministries), work with inner-city children of Philadelphia and summer camp ministry in Nova Scotia, Canada, and the 1961 Billy Graham crusade in Philadelphia.
[June 12, 2002]
Jeter, Catherine Elizabeth; 1931-
Interview; 1996 Audio Tapes
|Full name||Catherine Elizabeth Jeter (named after both her grandmothers)|
|Birth||July 20, 1931|
|Parents||Moses Goram and Eulla Williams|
|Siblings||Sylvia, Moses Jr., Lois, Gilbert & Quintin (all younger that Catherine)|
|Marital Status||Married Joseph Jeter, July 8, 1952|
|Children||Six children: Diane Marie (oldest), Paul, Priscilla, Rhonda, Joseph|
|Conversion||At about 11 years old|
|ca 1940s||Germantown High School|
|19??||Practical Nursing School (graduates)|
|ca. 1964-1968||Philadelphia College of the Bible (graduates)|
|19??||Works six years at Sears and Roebucks, Co.|
|ca 1973||Works with Have Christ Will Travel Ministries|
Scope and Content
Catherine Elizabeth Jeter was interviewed by Robert Shuster on June 7, 1996 at the Archives of the Billy Graham Center. The events described in the interview cover the time period 1931-1996. Static is heard periodically throughout the tape.
T1 (approximately 80 minutes). Description of parents, childhood, conversion, importance of attending church as a family, interest in the fine arts and school, helped support family as a young teenager during summers, education, meets future husband in junior high school, desires to become a nurse, spiritual life, bitter about not receiving a college scholarship, graduated from a practical nursing school, works at Sears and Roebucks, compares growing up in Philadelphia with the present, social activities, works as a practical nurse, joined a Baptist church and becomes involved in many church activities, importance of daily Bible reading, husbands involvement in the ministries of the church and his desire to become a minister, attended Philadelphia College of the Bible, taught vacation Bible school, role as a minister's wife, husbands entry into full time ministry, Short Terms Missionaries, Inc., holds vacation Bible schools with inner-city children of Philadelphia for the American Sunday School Union, prepares participants for short term missionaries, summer camp ministry (Bethel Bible Camp) in Nova Scotia, Canada, lack of pastors in the province.
T2 (approximately 18 minutes). Spiritual climate in Nova Scotia, goals for summer camps, camp activities, problems created by children's rights laws in Canada, camp staff, power of prayer, impressions of Billy Graham's 1961 Greater Philadelphia Crusade and it's effect, Have Christ Will Travel Ministries, things the Lord has taught her.
The materials in this collection were given to the Archives of the Billy Graham Center by Catherine E. Jeter in June 1996.Accession 96-49
Tapes below are all reel-to-reel, 3-3/4 ips, one side.
|T1||80 min.||Interview with Catherine E. Jeter by Robert Shuster||June 7, 1996|
|T2||18 min.||Interview with Catherine E. Jeter by Robert Shuster||June 7, 1996|