Billy Graham Center

How can I find information on a specific Billy Graham Evangelistic Association crusade, rally or other event?

The Archives staff has prepared a chronology that lists most of the public events in the life of the Billy Graham or the BGEA, especially evangelistic crusades, from 1934 to the present. If all you need are the dates or the city of the event, you can find that information in the chronology itself.

If you want, you can also find out through the chronology what kind of documents (newspaper reports, statistics, manuals, photographs, film, video, etc.) the Archives has for the event you are interested in. When the Archives has collections with information on a particular event, the number of these collections are listed in the chronology. (Note: For many events, the Archives does not have information beyond the date and place information in the chronology.) If collections are listed for a particular event , you can then go to the guides to those collections (also on the web at to find out what kind of information is available at the Archives.

Click click to go to the BGEA chronology.

Please be aware that the purpose of this page is to provide information on some of the most relevant Archives holdings relating to this often-asked question. Because of staff and time limitations, the BGC archivists can spend no more than a half-hour helping an individual researcher; we have to focus our efforts on gathering the material and making it available. In order to find all the materials in the Archives on this particular topic, you will need to personally go through the guides to the various Archives collections available at this Web site and in the Archives Reading Room in the Billy Graham Center building in Wheaton, Illinois. If your request will take longer than the half hour we can provide, you will either need to come to the Archives yourself to do the necessary research in our collections, arrange for someone to come and do the research for you, or pay to use the Archives' research services.

You can also do further independent searching of the online database to explore what the Archives has on a wide variety of subjects. You will find only a very small sampling of the Archives actual documents on this Web site. Most of our Web pages only describe what is at the Archives in Wheaton. In most cases you must visit the Archives to use our collections, unless a collection (or portion of it) is available through inter-library loan or as a short-term loan for a fee. You may also find it helpful to visit Wheaton College's online catalog to its libraries and archives (including the Billy Graham Center Archives).

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