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2003 annual report

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Paul delivering the annual Treasures of Wheaton presentation to Wheaton alumni in May. This year his talk was entitled, "Could He Have Turned Back?: Courage Depicted in the Life of John Perkins."



Public Service Statistics 1981-2003
1981 1983 1985 1987 1989 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2002 2003
Total
including all years
1980-2003
Requests from the BGEA 30 31 34 40 39 59 53 26 34 32 26 35 36
827
Classes -- -- -- -- -- -- 20 14 13 17 17 17 13
218
E-mail -- -- -- -- -- -- 38 89 274 467 626 726 753
4088
Faxes -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 7 5 3 1 2 2
36
ILL -- -- -- -- -- -- 3 6 7 21 17 31 24
165
Letters -- 67 63 46 72 58 60 57 28 12 18 11 9
1060
Personal contacts -- 507 354 709 434 344 40 64 49 22 19 35 43
5621
Phone -- 132 85 136 114 133 128 194 179 132 178 154 170
3106
Presentations -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 12 14 9 5 11 13
107
Totals 30 737 536 931 659 594 342 469 603 715 907 1022 1063
15288


Among the thirty-six requests for assistance from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in 2003 was one from people involved in producing training films and a historical background for the BGEA. Archives staff helped the film makers go through hundreds of films, videos and photographs.


Bob with senior missionary Elizabeth Stough and Singaporean librarian Cindy Lu during the April Treasure Hunt. Bob and Paul met with Lu during her weeklong visit as she prepared to return to Singapore in 2004 as the director of Singapore Bible College's library, where she also planned to establish a missions archives. Mrs. Stough is a valuable volunteer member of the Archives team, contributing to our Treasure Hunt programs for homeschool students.




Among the thirteen presentations by the staff this year were:


In 2003, the Archives received $54,000 in gifts and $5,400 in fees for the use and/or duplication of materials.


Organizations Assisted

The following organizations asked for and received some kind of assistance from the Archives staff in 2003. Most were requests for information or documents.

Accelerated Christian Education
Alabama Historical Commission
Allen & Bacon Publishing
American Messianic Fellowship
Asbury Theological Seminary
Associated Press
Baker Book House
Beeson Divinity School
Bethel Baptist Church, Schaumburg, Illinois
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove
Bob Jones University
Bold Christian Web site
Cardinal Point Productions
Chicago Tribune
Christian History magazine
Christianity Today magazine
Church of the Nazarene denominational headquarters
Cook Communications Ministry
Crown Christian Publishing
Daily Herald newspaper
David C. Cook Publishers
Daystar University, Kenya
Decision magazine
Doremus School, Japan
Elizabethtown College
Elmhurst College Library
Evangelical Theological Seminary, Croatia
Evangelicals for Social Action
Everyman Production
Galan Productions
Garden's Gate Ministries
Georgia State University
The Gleaner
God’s World News
Harper’s magazine
The Hendersonville News magazine
HGTV
Hope College Library
Idea magazine
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
J. Christy Wilson Center for World Missions
Jews for Jesus

Latin America Mission
The King’s College
Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization 
Liberty University
Library of Congress
Lumiere Productions
Maine State Archives
MercyMe (musical group)
Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary
Moody Memorial Church, Chicago, Illinois
Nairobi International School of Theology
National Council of Churches
North American Baptist Heritage Commission
Northwest Guilford News
Olford Ministries
Our State Magazine, North Carolina
Primary Focus
Prison Fellowship
Proquest
Resurrection Media Ministries, Int’l,
Samaritan’s Purse
Samaritan’s Purse-Canada
Square One Publishers
Summer Institute of Linguistics
Superintendencia Espiritual
Spear Books
Sword and Trumpet magazine
Telecommunications History Group
Truman National Historical Site, Independence, Missouri
Vermeer Quartet
WDYN-FM Radio
WGBH, Boston
Wheaton College - Advancement
Wheaton College - Buswell Library
Wheaton College - Archives and Special Collections
Wheaton College - Marion E. Wade Center
Wheaton College - Marketing Department
Wheaton College -
WNET, New York City
World Evangelical Alliance
Youth for Christ - Palm Beach County
Youth for Christ of Peru