Billy Graham Center

BGC Archival Research Lectures

From Bob Shuster's introduction to the first BGC Archival Research Lecture in December 2008: "We on the staff have the privilege of meeting a wide range of scholars, Christian workers, and the general public engaged on many different types of research, from preparing a one-woman show, to filming a documentary, to fashioning a web site, to researching books, articles dissertations on a wide range of topics in Christian and secular history.... The purpose of the BGC research lectures, which we hope to offer from time to time, is to give the Wheaton campus and community a chance to share in the adventure of learning about these exciting research trips and discoveries. We plan to ask people who have been digging ore from the Archives mines to talk a little about both their own experiences in the digging - the archival research experience - and the ore they have found - the larger study of which the data from the Archives will be a part. And every talk will be followed by questions and general discussion. We hope this can be one way that the BGC Archives can contribute to Wheaton's rich mix of knowledge, experiences and, above all, people."


2008:  Dr. Joel Carpenter, "Wheaton, Moody, and the China Connection: Finding Our Ancestors in the Archives"

2009:  Dr. Uta Balbier, "God and Coca-Cola: Billy Graham in Germany"

:  Dr. Alan Bearman,'"The Atomic Gospeller Goes Global: Billy Graham and the 1954 Greater London Crusade"

:  Dr. Amy Artman, "Televising Testimony: Kathryn Kuhlman and Your Faith and Mine"

:  Dr. Hans Krabbendam, "The Lost Continent? The Discovery of Europe by American Evangelicals,1940-1980"

:  Dr. Tu Yichao, "Panda Huggers and Dragon Killers: Billy Graham, American Evangelicals, and Sino-American Relations"

:  Dr. Melani McAlister, "Congo Crisis: U.S. Evangelicals, Congolese Christians, and the Politics of Race and Decolonization, 1960-1964"

2015:  Dr. Steve B. Miller, "'Evangelicalism was Everywhere': The Born Again Moment in American Historiography"

2016:  Dr. Grant Wacker, "The Making of a Leader: Billy Graham and American Culture"

2017:  Dr. Kathryn Long, "Picture with A Thousand Pieces:Archival Research on Missionaries and the Waorani"

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