Billy Graham Center

Does the Archives Have Films of Billy Sunday?

As far as the staff of the BGC Archives is aware, very little film footage of evangelist Billy Sunday was taken during his lifetime. Most of what footage there is included in the film Billy Sunday, originally produced by Sacred Cinema. The Archives has a copy of this film (which can be viewed in the Archives Reading Room), but it does not have the rights to it, so it cannot sell, rent, or loan copies.

Anyone one interested in using this film or portions of it should contact the copyright holder at:
Sacred Cinema
P.O. Box K
Paoli, PA 19301

To purchase a copy of the video, try one of the following:

Billy Sunday Home and Visitor Center
Winona Lake, Indiana

Christian Duplications International
1710 Lee Rd.
Orlando, FL 32810
phone: 1-800-327-9332
fax: 407-578-1880
Web site:

Click here to find out more about the Archives other holdings on Billy Sunday.

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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