Billy Graham Center

Documents in the Spotlight

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At this spot from time to time the Archives staff will post exhibits and single documents related to American Evangelical Protestant history. The available materials are listed below, along with the date that they were posted. For each option you will have the opportunity to indicate whether you want to see the text only or the text accompanied by illustrations.


New in the Spotlight



Other Online Exhibits

The Billy Graham's FBI Scrapbook, 1938-1940

(opened 09/01/13)


Into The Big Tent: Billy Graham
and the 1949 Christ for Greater
Los Angeles Camapign
(opened 9/09)
A Sign Unto You: Selected Evangelism Posters from the Collections of the Billy Graham Center Archives and Museum
1957 - New York City -
Billy Graham: A Crusade Remembered

"Jazz Age Evangelism": Paul Rader & the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle, 1922-1933
"As This Is Our First Broadcast": Percy & Ruth Crawford and the Birth of Televangelism
Many Voices, One Story
This exhibit features audio excerpts you can hear while reading accompanying transcripts. The link to download free RealAudio software allowing you to listen to the excerpts with your Web browser is available at the exhibit. (Updated 10/00)
Images of Colonial Africa
This exhibit features the black and white photographs taken or gathered by Laura Collins, a missionary in Africa taken probably before 1914 and mostly in what are now Kenya and Cameroon. (Opened 5/98)
Who's In Charge?
An exhibit which examines the transition of authority from missionaries to national Christian leaders (Opened 12/96)
Hitting the Sawdust Trail with Billy Sunday (opened 5/96)

Single Documents:
The Blackstone Memorial (added 8/14)
George Beverly Shea and Club Time (added 2/13)
Christmas in Korea - 1952 (Added 12/12)
Materials about the Great Depression in the North America (added 4/09, 7/09)
Robert W. Roberts' Statement of Christian Experience and "Call to the Ministry" (added (9/08)
Sarah Belknap "Belle" Sherwood's Report from Persia, 1884 (added 6/08)
Posters hanging in the Reading Room (added 5/08)
Evangelistic postcards (added 4/08)
Audio recordings of William Jennings Bryan (added 2/08)
Christmas & New Years Post Cards (added 12/07)
Isobel Kuhn documements (added 9/07)
Elizabeth Stevenson's Life Sketch (added 9/07)
Chrisitan Family Life in India (added 7/07)
Faces from the Past - Woman's Union Missionary Society (added 6/07)
Remarks by Theodore Roosevelt on the Occasion of the Laying of the Cornerstone for Rift Valley Academy in Kenya. August 4, 1909 (added 8/06)
Documents from Youth for Christ's first European tour, 1946 (added 2/06)
Nate Saint's Letter to Mission Aviation Fellowship, 1945 (added 1/06)
Program from the dedication of the Moody Church building, November 1925 (added 11/05)
John Stam's Moody Bible Institute Graduation Address - April 21, 1932 (added 9/05)
A 1905 World Tour (Postcards from 1904 and 1905)
Letter of Claudon and Gladys Stuaffacher from the Belgian Congo, 1953 (added 4/05)
"Sermon on Booze" by William Edward Biederwolf, n.d. (added 3/05)
Presidential Inauguration Prayers and Sermons by Billy and Franklin Graham (added 1/05)
YFC Christmas Stamps (added 12/04)
Letter of Missionary Malla Moe, 1894 (added 12/03)
Sermon by R. A. Torrey Sr., no date (added 10/03)
Sermons by Jim Elliot, 1951 (added 7/03)
Handbill for a John R. Rice meeting (added 2/02)
Billy Sunday's funeral, November 1935 (added 9/01)
Billy Sunday's Help to New Converts (added 8/01)
Paul Rader sermon, "I sent you to reap." (added 3/01)
"Jesus, Lord, I Come," a Fanny Crosby hymn (added 03/01)
Materials about the 1995 Wheaton Revival (added 8/00)
Paul Rader sermonette, "The Stone Age", ca. 1930s (added 6/00)
Billy Sunday sermon, "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." ca. 1921 (added 3/00)
Charles Spurgeon tract, "Salvation and Safety." ca. late 19th century (added 3/00)
Missionary Joseph Wight's Letter From China, 1856 (added 2/99)

A Story of the Titanic(added 9/98

Letters and Diary of of Sarah Alice (Troyer) Young, missionary to China, 1894-1900 (added 12/97)
Billy Graham's in 1947(added 7/97)
Dwight L. Moody's Letters To His Family, 1884-1897 (added 3/97)
Missionary Mary Wilson's Letter From South Africa, 1836 (added 12/96)
MacGilvray's Notes On Early Three Self Movement meetings, 1950 (added 8/96)
Willis Haymaker's "Suggested Plan of Organization for a Billy Graham Crusade," ca. 1950 (added 10/96)

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