particularly want to acknowledge their reliance on Larry Eskridge's
1985 master's thesis, "Only Believe: Paul Rader and the Chicago
Gospel Tabernacle, 1922-1933." This excellent history was a
resource and a guide to us from start to finish, although, of course,
Mr. Eskridge bears no responsibility for any opinions expressed
in this exhibit. It is our hope that some day the thesis will be
published, so that it can be more widely available.
We owe a great
debt of gratitude to Paul Butler, David Dunlop and the Merrill Dunlop
estate, which made available for the exhibit the audio excerpts
for the Tabernacles broadcasts. Read Burgen did the audio restorations
that made it possible to use the recordings.
We would also
like to thank the individuals who have generously donated the materials
about the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle and Paul Rader materials or
who have been willing to be interviewed. They include:
colleague David Malone of the Wheaton College Archives and Special
Collections was often of invaluable and kind assistance as we tried
to turn physical items into digitized documents for you to view.