Small Collection 18 [December 1, 2004]
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association; 1950-
Articles of Incorporation; 1951-1968
All materials in this collection are on deposit from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and may not be copied without written permission from the BGEA. Any researcher who wishes to request permission must get the required form from the Archives staff. It is the responsibility of the researcher to fill out the form and send it to the BGEA.
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.