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Wheaton College 2005

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Birth of the Tabernacle

Rader's 1921 summer evangelistic campaign in Chicago aroused such support and enthusiasm that he decided to turn it into a permanent ministry. Read more

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Artist's conception of the Big Steel Tent that was to be built as a temporary structure for Rader's 1922 summer campaign in Chicago. This building became the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle.
click to see enlargement, from Collection 349, Box 6, Folder 6
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from Collection 349, Box 6, Folder 6 from Collection 38, Box 1, Folder 52 from Collection 349, Box 6, Folder 6 from Collection 38, OS 10, The Sickle from Collection 349, Box 6, Folder 6 from Collection 50, audio tape T1
Tabernacle
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Campaign
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Choir
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Steel Tent
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Clarence Jones letter
Merrill Dunlop interview
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Wheaton College 2005