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BGC Archives Collections Which Are On Microfilm In Whole Or In Part And Are Available For Inter-Library Loan

CN 29
EPHEMERA OF WILLIAM ASHLEY "BILLY" SUNDAY;
1914-1971, N.D.
2 Document Cases, 1 Oversize Case, Audio Tapes, Film, 2 Reels of Microfilm, Photographs

Newspaper clippings, bulletins, counselor training materials, promotional pieces, correspondence, audio tapes, photographs, postcards, scrapbooks, and a film relating to Sunday's ministry as an evangelist and Homer Rodeheaver's publishing activities. One scrapbook, from the 1915 Omaha evangelistic meeting, is on microfilm.

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CN 31
EPHEMERA OF JOHN WESLEY;
1782; 1889-1902; 1938, N.D
1 Oversize Case, 1 Reel of Microfilm

One autographed letter, signed by Wesley to "Sammy," written while he was in London during October, 1782. Several newspaper clippings and a scrapbook of clippings relating to the 100th anniversary of Wesley's death. The scrapbook is on microfilm.

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CN 35
PAPERS OF FRANCES JANE "FANNY" CROSBY [VAN ALSTYNE];
1862-1915, N.D.
1 Record Carton, 1 Oversize Document Case, 2 Reels of Microfilm

Thousands of manuscripts of lyrics dictated by Crosby, poetess and writer of hymns. Most of the manuscripts are numbered and dated. This collection is also on microfilm. There are restrictions on the use of this collection.

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CN 38
EPHEMERA OF DANIEL PAUL RADER;
1916-1971, N.D.
1 Record Carton, Audio Tapes, 5 Reels of Microfilm, Negatives, Oversize Material, Photographs, Videotape

Newsletters, sermon manuscripts, scrapbooks, programs, pamphlets, brochures, a taped sermon, and a videotape copy of a 1928 film, etc., documenting the career of evangelist Rader. The material deals mostly with his radio work and the church he founded, the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle. Additional material includes sermons of preachers who spoke at the Tabernacle, newsletters and magazines published by Rader, and newspaper clippings and articles about Rader. Much of the collection is on microfilm.

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CN 47
PAPERS OF MELVIN ERNEST TROTTER;
1899-1972, N.D.
6 Document Cases, 1 Oversize Document Case, 3 Reels of Microfilm, Negatives, Photographs

Correspondence, annual reports, newspaper clippings, sermon notes, photographs, audio tape, and memorabilia related to the life and work of evangelist and rescue mission worker Mel Trotter. Most of the collection is on microfilm.

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CN 48
RECORDS OF YOUTH FOR CHRIST/USA;
1944-1989, N.D.
69 Boxes (8 DC, 2 OSC, 54 RC, 5 Card Files; 33.7 cubic feet), Audio Tapes, Books, Films, Negatives, Oversize Material, Periodicals, Phonograph Records, Photographs, Slides, Videotapes

Note: Only a portion of this collection has been microfilmed and is available for interlibrary loan. Correspondence, minutes of meetings, clippings, newsletters, manuals, press releases, audio and video tapes, photographs, phonograph records, posters, yearbooks, and more about the founding, development, and activities of YFC, an organization involved in evangelism and nurture among high school age people. Also included are copies of a YFC television special and its radio program REALITY. Only parts of boxs 1, 9 and 20 and all of boxes 10-19 have been microfilmed and are available for interlibrary loan. For more information, please see guide.

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CN 61
PAPERS OF WILLIAM ASHLEY AND HELEN AMELIA SUNDAY;
1882; 1888-1957; 1974, N.D.
29 Reels of Microfilm, Negatives, Photographs

Several hundred photographs and 29 reels of microfilm containing correspondence, sermons, reports, revival ephemera, and scrapbooks dealing mainly with the career of evangelist Billy Sunday from its beginning to his death and with the work of his wife Helen, who besides acting as his general manager, was a fundamentalist leader in her own right, especially after his death. The collection also contains information about the Prohibition movement in America and life on the home front during World War I.

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CN 81
RECORDS OF AFRICA INLAND MISSION
1900-1999
93 Boxes (35 RC, 58 DC; 59.7 cubic feet), Audio Tapes, Films, Film Strips, Negatives, Oversize Materials, Photo Albums, Photographs, Slides, Video Tapes

Only boxes 1 through 14 of this collection have been microfilmed and are available for interlibrary loan. Correspondence, minutes, reports, personnel files, photographs, slides, audio tapes, etc., relating to the mission's work in Africa from its founding. Documents describe the process of recruiting and training missionaries, contacts between the AIM boards in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, South Africa, and other countries; development of an administrative structure; relations with other missions,; development of the Africa Inland Church; changes in Africa and African Christianity following the independence of African nations from colonial status; and the work in Kenya, Uganda, Zaire, Tanzania, Sudan, the Central African Republic, and other countries. Hundreds of tapes of AIM's radio program, LETTER FROM AFRICA, are also included. There are restrictions on the use of this collection.

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CN 87
PAPERS OF FREDRIK C. FRANSON;
1872-1909
2 Reels of Microfilm

Microfilm of xeroxed material collected by Rev. Edward P. Torjesen on the life and ministry of Franson, nineteenth-century missionary and evangelist. Materials include articles, in several languages, written by or about Franson. Documents are arranged chronologically by date in folders as received.

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CN 103
PAPERS OF McPHERSON, AIMEE SEMPLE
1921 - 1972; N.D.
1 Box (DC), 21 Audio Tapes, 2 Films, 22 Reels of Microfilm, 4 Phonograph Records, 1 Videotape

Sermon transcripts, sermon notes, films, phonograph records, audio tapes, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, a video tape, and evangelistic campaign material related to McPherson's career as an evangelist, radio speaker, and church founder. Almost all of this collection is on microfilm. For more information, please see guide.

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CN 106
EPHEMERA OF HENRY WELLINGTON STOUGH;
1911-1939, N.D.
1 Document Case, 1 Reel of Microfilm, Photographs

Sermon notes, autobiographical manuscript, photographs, a microfilmed scrapbook of Stough's campaigns in Altoona and Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1915, and a xeroxed copy of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings and pamphlets from the Evansville, Indiana, 1916 campaign. One photo is of Stough with William Jennings Bryan.

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CN 107
EPHEMERA OF REUBEN ARCHER TORREY SR.
1882-1983, n.d.
5 Boxes (4 DC, 1 RC; 2.4 cubic feet), Artifacts, Audio Tapes, Books, Glass Negatives, Negatives, Oversize Materials, and Photographs

Note: Only the diaries in boxes 3 and 4 of this collection have been microfilmed and are available for interlibrary loan. Diaries, correspondence, sermon notes, Sunday school lessons, newspaper clippings, brochures, memorial booklet, photographs, diaries, audio tapes, and glass negatives from Torrey's career as evangelist, teacher, author, and family man.

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CN 118
EPHEMERA OF MORDECAI FOWLER HAM;
1934, 1983, N.D.
1 Document Case, Audio Tapes, 2 Reels of Microfilm

Newspaper clippings, oral history interviews with Vernon Patterson and Grady Wilson, and microfilm of sermon notebooks, all relating to the career of evangelist Mordecai Ham.

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CN 138
EPHEMERA OF HYMN WRITERS AND COMPOSERS;
1878-1975
Microfilm

Microfilm of a scrapbook containing miscellaneous correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia by and about hymn writers and composers. Included are Cliff Barrows, Merrill Dunlop, Lowell Mason, Homer Rodeheaver, Ira Sankey, George Stebbins, and others.

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CN 172
RECORDS OF THE PAN AFRICAN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP ASSEMBLY
1975-1978; n.d.
3 Boxes, Microfilm, Oversize Materials, Photographs

Correspondence, reports, news releases, minutes of meetings, and other materials which describe the origins, planning, purpose, and results of the PACLA meeting held in Nairobi, Kenya in December 1976. Most of this collection is on microfilm. For more information, please see guide.

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CN 188
PAPERS OF JONATHAN AND ROSALIND BELL-SMITH GOFORTH;
1888-1981, N.D.
3 Boxes, Oversize Materials, 1 Reel of Microfilm, Photographs, Slides

Journals, correspondence, sermon notes, book manuscripts, and other records of the Goforths, who served in the Chinese provinces of Honan and Manchuria as missionaries for the Presbyterian Church in Canada. There is a great deal of information about Jonathan's evangelistic work throughout China and Korea; the fundamentalist-modernist split; Rosalind's career as an author; and early twentieth century Chinese society. Most of this collection is on microfilm.

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CN 215
RECORDS OF THE OVERSEAS MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP (CHINA INLAND MISSION) US HOME COUNCIL
1853-1990, n.d.
Vol: 17 Boxes (6 RC, 11 DC), 5 Reels of Audio Tape, 20 Films, Negatives, Oversize Materials, Photo Albums, Photographs, Slides, Lantern Slides
Correspondence, minutes, directories, newsletters, brochures, photographs book manuscripts, slides, photo albums, and other materials which document the origins of the mission's North American branch; its church planting, evangelistic, medical, educational and literature work in China up to the time of the mission's expulsion in 1951; its reorganization from the China Inland Mission into the Overseas Missionary Fellowship; its work since 1951 in Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Japan and other countries. The first seven boxes of this collection have been microfilmed. There are restrictions on the use of this collection

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CN 224
PAPERS OF JOHN STRATTON SHUFELT
1930-1979, N.D.
1 Box (DC; .45 cubic feet); Oversize materials
Reports, newspaper clippings, handbills, photographs, and other ephemera relating to Shufelt's evangelistic activities as a song leader for Youth for Christ, Jack Shuler, John R. Rice, Harry Ironside and others. This collection also contains information on the Wheaton Revival of 1950. All of box 1 has been microfilmed and is available for interlibrary loan.

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CN 277
PAPERS OF PHILIP JAMES ELLIOT;
1941-1956
2 Document Cases, 1 Reel of Microfilm

Correspondence, journals, notebooks, school records, poems, clippings, drawings, and other materials describing the career of Elliot and his spiritual preparation for the mission field and death at the hands of the Huaorani people of Ecuador. This entire collection is also on microfilm.

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CN 285
PAPERS OF TORREY M. JOHNSON SR.;
1919-2001; N.D.
51 Boxes (51 DC); Audio Tapes, Films, Oversize Materials, Phonograph Records, Photographs, Photo Albums, Lantern Slides, Videos (25.447 cubic feet)

Correspondence, oral history interviews, scrapbooks, sermons, minutes, reports, photos, posters, newspaper and magazine clippings, brochures, audio recordings, video recordings reflecting Johnsonís life as an influential American Protestant from the 1930s through the 1990s. Besides documenting Johnsonís pastorates of Midwest Bible Church (Illinois) and Bibletown Community Church (Florida), his leadership of Youth for Christ International, and his activities as an independent evangelist, the collection contains information on the theological, organizational, and social development of American Evangelicalism in the last half of the 20th century. All photo albums (and scrapbooks) I through XVIII (Microfilm reels A1 through A6) and paper records (Microfilm reels B1 through B53) have been microfilmed. Microfilm reels B6, B17, B23 and B31are not available for loan. Also microfilmed was an almost complete run of Youth for Christ Magazines for March 1945 through March 1954 (Microfilm reels C1 through C3)

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CN 295
RECORDS OF THE CHARLOTTE EVANGELISTIC CAMPAIGNS RESEARCH PROJECT;
1915-1983
2 Document Cases, Audio Tapes, 3 Reels of Microfilm, Oversize Material, Photograph

Newspaper clippings, questionnaires, audio tapes, sermon transcripts, and other documents gathered during a research project into twentieth-century mass evangelistic meetings held in Charlotte, North Carolina, by J. Wilbur Chapman, Billy Sunday, Mordecai Ham, Billy Sunday, and Leighton Ford. Much of this material is on microfilm.

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CN 330
RECORDS OF MOODY MEMORIAL CHURCH
Records 1864 (1910-1946)1987; N.D.
64 DC, 1 ODC, 6 FSB (33.2 cubic feet), Lantern Slides, Negatives, Oversize Materials, Photograph Albums, Photographs, Slides

Correspondence, reports, scrapbooks, church bulletins, minutes of meetings, and other records of the influential independent Chicago church started by Dwight L. Moody during the Civil War. The collection includes records from all phases of the church's history, but most of the materials are from roughly 1910 through 1946. Worship services, Sunday School, the governance of the body, and various urban outreach programs of the church are all documented. Besides the history of the church, the collection also contains material on such topics as American home and foreign missions during the first half of the twentieth century; the life and ministries of A. C. Dixon, Paul Rader, P. W. Philpott, and Harry A. Ironside; and the beliefs and practice of American Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism. A large part of this collection is on microfilm, including the minutes of the church's executive committee and several large scrapbooks of the churches handbills, brochures, clippings and other publications. For more information, please see guide.

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Collection 341
PLYMIRE, VICTOR GUY, 1881-1956
Papers; 1908-1957, n. d.
Vol: 3 boxes, Oversize Material, Photographs, 2 Video
Letters, articles, photos, maps, diary and other material relating to the career of Assemblies of God missionary Plymire. The collection contains information not only on his evangelistic work among various strata of Tibetan society but also about his evangelistic/exploration expedition of 1927-28 which crossed from northeastern to southwestern Tibet; Tibetan culture and society; and the Buddhist religion. Most of this collection has been microfilmed. or more information please see guide.

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CN 360
BILLY GRAHAM EVANGELISTIC ASSOCIATION - CLIPPINGS FILE
1932(1948-1989); N.D.
47 Boxes, 133 Reels of Microfilm, 852 Scrapbooks

This collection consists entirely of newspaper clippings, magazine clippings, and some news releases about the work of Billy Graham and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Most of the clippings concern specific crusades led by Graham or one of the associate evangelists of the BGEA, but there are also some stories about special events sponsored by the BGEA, such as the World Congress on Evangelism (1966), the International Congress on World Evangelization (1974), the International Congress for Itinerant Evangelists (1983, 1986), etc. There are feature and news stories about Graham not related to specific crusades. Includes scrapbooks which have been microfilmed.

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CN 379
RECORDS OF THE WOMAN'S UNION MISSIONARY SOCIETY; 1860-1983
50 Boxes (45 DC, 5 ODC; 21.6 cubic feet); Oversize material, Photographs
Only boxes 29-30, containing the WUMS annual reports (1860-1958) and some legal files, have been microfilmed are are available for interlibrary loan. Records of the Woman's Union Missionary Society, known after 1972 as United Fellowship For Christian Service. Founded in 1860 by Mrs. Thomas C. Doremus, it was intended as a vehicle for sending single women as mission- aries to women in closed societies (and therefore unreachable by male missionaries) in Asia. The materials consist of correspondence, reports, personnel files, legal documents, financial files, scrapbooks, and photo- graphs, documenting their medical and educational work in Burma, China, India, Pakistan, and Japan. About 1975 the organization dissolved due to financial difficulties, and became part of Bible and Medical Missionary Fellowship.

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CN 624
EPHEMERA OF THE ZAMZAM INCIDENT; 1941-2007
10 Boxes (DC), Audio Recordings, Oversize Materials, Photographs, Videos (5.37 cubic feet)
Only the microfilm of the scrapbook of James W. Stewart is available for interlibrary loan. Newspaper clippings, correspondence, diary, photos, and other materials relating to the passengers, mainly American missionaries, who were aboard the ship Zamzam, sunk in the south Atlantic Ocean in 1941 by a German warship. Materials describe the sinking, the subsequent experiences of the passengers as German prisoners, and reunions of the survivors and their families.


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