billy graham center archives
2012 annual report

Select List of Acquisitions

Billy Graham and the BGEA

  • Billy Graham's sermon manuscripts (on temporary loan to be copied for eventual use by researchers)
  • Crusade Director Sterling Huston's papers
  • Hour of Decision digital transcripts and audio files
    Transcripts of Billy Graham's crusade sermons and crusade press clippings
    Papers of Robert & Lois Ferm
    Silent film of Billy Graham's 1962 visit to Venezuela


  • A handwritten note by F. Howard Taylor about his father Hudson Taylor and China Inland Mission
    Papers of Timothy Friberg, missionary in Indonesia
  • Elisabeth Elliot letters and copies of journals, manuscripts and photos
    Papers of Franklin Spotts, Youth for Christ worker in Francophone Africa, especially Burkina Faso
    Betty Scott Stams photographs
    Werner Burklin's papers related to his work with Youth for Christ, the BGEA and China Partners
    Audio recollections of Bud Wilkinson about missions in Chad

Global Christianity

  • Articles by Paul Pretiz on evangelism and other ministry in Latin America
  • Oral history interviews with BGC scholarship recipients and Christian workers from Kenya (Elias Ng’etich) and Brazil (Esdras Krebsky)


  • Records of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship - Canada
    Copy of C.O. Baptista's unconditional guarantee
  • Leighton Ford Ministries correspondence files
    Allan Emery Jr.'s scrapbooks on his evangelistic activities in Boston and New England
    Photographs of Nels Thompson's gospel vehicles
    World Wide Christian Couriers' membership coin
    Oral history interview with Helen Fesmire about her associations with Billy & Ruth Graham, experience at Wheaton College and ministry at the Village Church in Western Springs, Illinois, where her husband was the pastor
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