Billy Graham Center

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Small Collection 18 - Articles of Incorporation - Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

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Small Collection 18 [December 1, 2004]

Billy Graham Evangelistic Association; 1950-

Articles of Incorporation; 1951-1968

1 Folder


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Historical Background

Evangelistic organization, founded in 1950 to: operate Billy Graham's ministry in a business-like way; provide a non-profit entity to receive donations for crusades and related ministries; plan and coordinate evangelistic meetings throughout the world; and with its agents and subsidiaries produce radio and television programs, films, DECISION magazine, and books and records. The BGEA was instrumental in: founding the magazine, Christianity Today, and Wheaton College's Billy Graham Center; sponsoring a series of international and regional conferences on evangelism, beginning in 1966. Its headquarters was in Minneapolis, with offices in other U.S. and foreign cities.

Scope and Content

Copies of articles of incorporation. Documents are dated between 1951 and 1968 for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association branches in Minneapolis, Winnipeg, London, Sydney, and Frankfurt, plus the incorporation articles of Grason Company, the Blue Ridge Broadcasting Corporation, the Christian Broadcasting Corporation and Today Publications, Inc. (initially produced Christianity Today). This collection is one of several which form the Records of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.


The materials for this collection were deposited at the Center in December 1975 by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

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Wheaton College 2005