Billy Graham Center


2011 Annual Report


"Thanks for the transcript of Dr .Graham message. I received the inspiration that I needed for the task that was at hand. "
E-mail from a patron who had requested a copy of a particular message.

"I've been meaning, for months, to write you and tell you how much I appreciate all the help you gave to a more-enthusiastic-than-experienced anthropologist-trying-to-become-a-historian last summer. Please give my regards to the other members of your staff and to other library folks, all of whom were most helpful. I hope to make another visit to the BGC Archives some time in the future, although at present I can't say when this will happen. Meanwhile, life here [in China] remains pleasant and interesting. "
Message from a scholar who had spent time in the Archives tracking down information on foreign communities in China in the 19th century.

"I wanted to write to thank you for all your help at the archives last week. The guides I consulted beforehand were incredibly helpful in working out what
I needed, and once there, the efficiency was something I've never come across in an archive before. I got everything I needed and more, and extremely
rapidly! The sources are quite outstanding, and I will certainly come back at some point for my next project. I truly appreciate all the time you spent helping me, especially with occasionally uncooperative technology (!) - and wish you all the best for a productive year."
Message from Dr. Myles Osborne of the University of Colorado at Boulder, who was studying ethnicity in Kenya

"Thanks so much for your input and references in aid of my search for information on the life of my late great-uncle. This has been most helpful and intriguing."
Message from a woman gathering information about an uncle who a missionary with Africa Inland Mission

"Thanks so much for a wonderful orientation to the Archives yesterday. My students learned a lot, and we all appreciated your clear, comprehensive
introduction to the collections. I especially appreciate your detailed handouts, which I plan to share with the students who couldn't attend."
Message from Dr. Catherine Brekus about the visit of her University of Chicago class to the Archives

"Dear Wayne Weber: You made my day and week and year! I was thrilled you sent me all that information concerning Aunt Helen and Uncle Harold. I almost cried because these two people had such a significant impact on my early years.... Thank you for the time you put into this transferring of information from one person to another. It was very appreciated."
E-mail message from a woman who had written the Archives about information on her aunt and uncle, who had workers with China Inland Mission.

"Thank you so very much for all your work making portions of the archives available online! 1 Corinthians 15:58 I am a long-term missionary serving in Hong Kong, preparing a devotional to try to communicate the commitment the Lord has called us all to, to follow him wholeheartedly (Romans 12:1-3ff) God bless you!"
E-mail message

"Many sincere thanks to Mr. Wayne Weber for his generous supply of news clippings and statistics pertinent to the 1951 Greensboro Crusade from the archives.
It is very much appreciated!"
Message from a member of a committee organizing an evangelistic meeting in the Greensboro, SC area.

" Thank you so much for all your assistance in processing these rolls for one of my students. It is much appreciated! She was able to get the extra amount needed for her presentation. I especially appreciate your willingness to loan these rolls since I have no microfilm reader at my campus library. May God continue to bless and protect this valuable asset."
Message from Julie K. Hines, Librarian, AZ campus - Golden Gate Seminary concerning the loan of some of the Archives' microfilm.

"Thank you again for providing the photo of Billy Graham with George Wilson for the Northwestern College history mural for the new Billy Graham Community Life Commons. We were delighted to welcome Will Graham to campus last month for the Grand Opening and Dedication for the building. I’ve attached a PDF file of the Billy Graham-Northwestern heritage/history mural so you can see the photo in context there, along with a photo of Will Graham with NWC President Alan Cureton in front of the actual wall in the main hallway of the Graham Commons.... I appreciate your help and knowledge in this project!"
Message from Jenny Collins of the Marketing & Communications department of Northwestern College of St. Paul, Minnesota

"Thanks for following up. I did receive the DVD and it plays just fine. It was awesome to hear the testimony of my father a full year before I was born giving praise to God and encouraging others to give their lives to Jesus Christ. Billy Graham has been an awesome example of holding onto and proclaiming his faith in Jesus Christ over the years, and my father has done the same thing year after year devoting his life to spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ and discipling others in His wonderful grace. Thanks for sending it out. I am planning on showing it to the whole family this week when we get together for Thanksgiving."
E-mail from concerning the digitized audio recording of a man testimony at a Billy Graham meeting in 1973

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