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What does the Archives have about Corrie ten Boom?

Corrie ten Boom was a Dutch woman whose family hid Jews from the Germans during World War II. She also did evangelistic work after the war. Her experiences are described in the book The Hiding Place, which is available in many libraries.

The major materials about Corrie ten Boom are in Collection 78 and include correspondence, newspaper clippings, annual reports, passports, photos and photo albums, guest books signed by visitors to the Corrie's home in Holland, etc. Most of the items deal with Corrie's experiences in the Ravensbruck concentration camp during World War II and her evangelistic work around the world after the war. The material is mostly in English, but some letters are in Dutch, a few of which have English translations. Click here to go to a list of other collections in which there are materials on Corrie. There is a short biography of Corrie as part of the collection guide.

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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