Billy Graham Center
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Ephemera of
William Franklin Graham, Jr. "Billy"
- Collection 74

Portions of this collection had been deposited with the BGC Archives by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. On June 2019, the BGEA withdrawn those portions took them to the organization's headquarters in Charlotte. Most of this collection still remains and is described below.

Any inquires about using the portions that were withdrawn should be directed to David Bruce of the BGEA staff. Dbruce@bgea.org

Table of Contents

Brief Description of This Collection

Title Page and Restrictions

General Historical Background of Billy Graham and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

An Essay on the Contents of the Collection (Scope and Content)
Paper Records
Non-Paper Records (including oral history interviews)

Other Information Which Will Be Helpful to the User of This Guide

Lists of Audio Tapes, Books, Films, Microfilm, Negatives, Oversize Materials, Pamphlets, Periodicals, Phonograph Records, Photographs, Slides, and Video Tapes in This Collection (Location Records)

    Audio Tapes
    CDs
    Films
    Microfilm
    Negatives
    Oversize Materials
    Phonograph Records
    Photographs
    Slides
    Video Tapes

List of the Contents of Boxes of Paper Records in This Collection (Container List)



Brief Description
Correspondence, form letters, tapes, films, etc., gathered for the most part from non- Billy Graham Evangelistic Association sources which relate to Graham's family history, his work as an evangelist, and and his activities and influence as a public figure. There are restrictions on the use of this collection. For more information, please see guide.



Collection 74
[February 18, 2019]
Graham, William Franklin, Jr. "Billy"; 1918-
Ephemera;1863-1864, 1913-1915, 1940-2013, n.d.
11 Boxes (1 RC, 9 DC, 1 ODC), Audio Tapes, Films, Microfilm, Negatives, Oversize Materials, Phonograph Records, Photographs, Slides, Video Tapes

Restrictions

Copyrighted materials may not be copied or broadcast without permission.

Folder 1-9: Letters by Rev. Graham are restricted during his lifetime.

Folders 1-11, 1-12, 1-13, 1-14, 3-5, 3-6 and 3-7 contain xeroxes of materials from Presidential Libraries and the Library of Congress. Researchers desiring copies of these documents will need to get them from the institution which has the originals.

The BGEA retains the copyright to their materials and their permission is needed for quotation. BGEA permission is also required to copy photos, audio recordings, or films in this collection, as well as paper records in any restricted files. The Archives staff will provide the form needed to request copying permission. Paper records in files not otherwise restricted may be copied. For quotation permission, contact the BGEA at bgpermissions@bgea.org

The last 20 minutes of tape T74 is closed to researchers until further notice.

The Archives will not copy for researchers films F2-F7, F5-16, or videos V1-V8, V13-V14, V18-V24, V31-V35, V38, V40, V42-V44, V46-V47, V49, V52. Researchers wanting copies of these programs should contact the original producer.



[NOTE: In the Scope and Content description, the notation "Folder 2-6" means Box 2, Folder 6.]

Scope and Content

This collection contains mainly materials gathered by the staff about Billy Graham or the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and its affiliates which were not produced by the BGEA.

Series: Paper Records
Arrangement: Alphabetical by title (folder titles assigned by Archives staff)
Date Range: 1913-1999
Volume: 5.55cubic feet
Boxes: 1-11
Type of documents: Correspondence, clippings, brochures, cartons, memos, song sheets, indexes, programs, scrapbooks, transcripts, etc.
Correspondents: American presidents Dwight David Eisenhower, Gerald Ford, Lyndon Johnson, John Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Harry Truman
Subjects: Billy Graham's life and ministry, his influence as a public figure, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and its evangelistic work, evangelism in the twentieth century, American Evangelicalism, the relations between Billy Graham and various American presidents, American social and religious history in the last half of the twentieth century
Descriptive limits: Item level
Notes: Included are documents about the Graham family tree, samples of mailings sent out by the BGEA, correspondence between Graham and various national and religious leaders, samples of materials produced for crusades, audio and video tapes and films of Graham speaking, news coverage of his activities, documentaries about his life and work, and materials relating to individual evangelistic meetings and Hour of Decision radio programs. The audio tapes, books, films, microfilms, oversize materials, phonograph records, and video tapes have been stored separately from the paper records and are described on their own location records elsewhere in this guide, although some of their contents are also discussed in this description. The researcher should also check the clipping file in Collection 360 for more information on Graham.

The earliest materials in the collection are the items in folder 1-7 which deal with the life of North Carolinian Benjamin Morrow Coffey, Graham's maternal grandfather. The folder consists of photocopies of documents in the possession of the Graham family. It includes a four-page biographical sketch of Coffey's war service. It was written in 1913 by Annie Lee Coffey Barker (although it is unsigned), and was probably dictated by Coffey himself. This sketch appears, very slightly edited, in a newspaper obituary of Coffey two years later, also extant in the folder. There is a one-page transcript showing the lineage of Coffey from William Alexander (1598-1652). The bulk of the folder consists of ten Civil War letters; five of these are from Coffey to his family. In the earliest letters of this series, he writes of marches, of seeing makeshift graveyards with soldiers' bodies not fully buried. The other four are written after his injuries at Gettysburg, and are mostly occupied with his improving health. Two of the letters are from W. L. Grier, Coffey's company captain; these letters also contain information about Coffey's health and the fate of the regiment. Single letters from J. A. Gallant and J. W. Brown report war news in general. A letter from company-mate Elias M. Crowell, written shortly before the Union siege of Petersburg, Virginia, discusses the expected battle and predicts a Confederate victory.

Folder 3-2 contains an article by and xeroxes of clippings gathered by James Lutzweiler about how Billy Graham came to know the Lord and the development of his faith from his conversion at the Mordecai Ham meetings in 1934 through Monroe Parker's meetings in 1935.

In 2010, the staff of the BGC Archives sent brief questionnaires to the approximately 480 Wheaton College alumnae from the classes of 1940 through 1946 whose attendance at the college overlapped that of Graham (who attended from the fall of 1940 through the spring of 1943). They were asked 1) if they had documents from the period related to Graham and, 2) if they were willing to be interviewed about their memories of Graham. 112 responses were received. Most of these were in the negative, but even most of the negative responses included a few comments about their memories of Graham as a student. Any questionnaire that had any comment about Graham at all was kept. Questionnaires that had only “No” checked and nothing else were discarded. The net result of the project was several dozen questionnaires with handwritten comments, several typed and written brief memoirs and a few other documents, (including one 1944 letter over Graham’s signature), and 22 oral history interviews totaling a little less than 19 hours. The interviews are described in detail in the description for Series II. These questionnaires are in folder 11-5. The memoirs and other documents donated by alumni are in folder 11-4. Two items in this folder are of particular interest. One is a four page typed 1955 letter by Rev. W. Lloyd Fesmire. Rev. Fesmire was Graham’s roommate at Wheaton and later followed him as pastor of the Village Church in Western Springs, Illinois. The letter is filled with interesting details about Graham as a college student and as pastor of the Village Church. The second item is a notebook prepared by Dr. Mark Lee, given written answers to questions he also answered orally in the interview (the notebook was prepared before the interview). In many cases the notebook contains additional information beyond what was included in the oral interview. Dr. Lee was not actually a classmate of Graham’s, but was on the faculty of Northwestern Schools while Graham was president there.

Next in point of time, is Graham's Western Springs, Illinois, pastorate (June 1943 through the end of 1944). Besides a few photos described in the photo location record, there are a set of church newsletters in folder 11-2. These newsletters cover the years 1944 through 1951, so most of them are after Graham’s tenure, but those from 1944 and 1945well describe the various outreach efforts Graham initiated, (especially the radio program Songs in the Night) and include several excerpts from his sermons and radio broadcasts. There is also information on other friends and associates, such as George Beverly Shea, Don Hustad, Lloyd Fesmire, and Peter Stam. The folder also contains some of the brochures created to advertise the radio program (all postGraham) and a booklet on the program’s history printed in the 1970s. The original material in the folder came from a former member of the church, who also included a handwritten list of the 1943-1946 speakers at the West Suburban Men’s Fellowship started by Graham. The folder also contains several photopcopies of letters and other documents from the time of Graham's pastorate, which the Archives was able to make through the courtesy of the Western Springs Bpatist Church and the Western Springs Historical Society.

Next are several documents from Graham's ministry which predate the national prominence he received in 1949. Folder 11-7 contains the testimony of Myrtle James about her conversion at the meeting Graham led in Pontypridd, Wales in 1946. There are slides and photos from meetings in the last 1940s (described on the proper location record) and, in folder 3-1, a series of brief appreciation notes (probably included in offering envelopes) from individuals describing how they have benefited from Graham's meetings. Most of these are from the 1948 Augusta, Georgia, meetings, but there is at least one each from Los Angeles (1949) and Boston (1949-1950).

His time as president of Northwestern College in Minnesota is documented in tape T26

The 1949 meetings in Los Angeles mark the beginning of Graham as a well known figure on the national stage. The collection includes Canvas Cathedral (F1), which was made in 1949 about Graham's "Christ for Greater Los Angeles" meetings. The collection also contains a video tape copy of this film (V12). Other items, such as the photographs of the 1950 Columbia Crusade, the phonograph record album from the BGEA film Mr. Texas (P1, P2, P3), and the tape of the first Hour of Decision radio program illustrate the growing size and outreach of Graham's organization.

The crusade was the basic activity of the BGEA, Items relating to particular evangelistic crusades can be identified by folder title or by the description of items in the location records. A few of the more significant items are covered in these notes, but the researcher should be aware it is not exhaustive and should check the location records and container list for items of interest.

Folder 6-4 contains statements by Graham on why he held evangelistic meetings in England in 1954 and 1955.

Folder 6-5 contains a transcript of the ceremonies before his rally in Seoul Korea in 1956, including comments by Syngman Rhee. The folder also has the text of an interview of Graham by Bob Pierce.

Several items in the collection are from the 1957 New York Crusade, such as newsletters in folder 1-27, and the newsreel films F2 and F3 (including a shot of the then vice president, Richard Nixon, addressing the audience)
Especially interesting is the notebook in folder 1-26. This was prepared by David Howard, a Latin America Mission staff member who was loaned to the BGEA to make preparations for evangelistic meetings which were going to be held in Mexico City as part of a tour of Caribbean countries undertaken by Graham in 1958. The notebook, which is in both Spanish and English, contains the various forms used for training counselors, arranging for publicity, setting up committees, preparing music, following up, etc. It also contains several personal letters which describe the hectic pace Howard followed as he made arrangements and which record his impressions of Graham and his co-workers, as well as draws some interesting contrasts between Graham and Reinhold Niebuhr.

Folder 11-3 contains a chapter from an unpublished autobiography written by Jane Sorenson ca. 1990. In this chapter she describes in detail her attendance at a November 13, 1956 evangelistic meeting in Wheaton, Illinois led by Graham and how she gave her life to Jesus Christ as a result.

Folder 7-4 contains a 1961 radio script for the This is Dimension radio program. The story is about World Wide Pictures, the film arm of the BGEA. Attached to the script are notes which the reporter, Ralph Story, evidently took while gathering information about Billy Graham and World Wide.

The crusade in Charlotte, North Carolina, occurred in 1958. Paper copies of transcripts of almost all of Graham's sermons during the meeting (made from the newspaper coverage) are in folders 7-1 and 7-2. Folder 7-3 contains the same material in digital form (floppy disks).

Folders 8-2 and 8-3 contain scrapbooks of clippings from the 1989 Arkansas Crusade, including stories about Governor Bill Clinton and W. O. Vaught.

Programs, tickets, promotional materials, and other miscellaneous records from a variety of crusades dated between 1953 and 1983 are in folders 1-17 through 1-32 (see Container List for cities and dates). Material on the Hour of Decision will be found in folder 1-1, and a pamphlet describing the origins of famous hymns used in crusades is in folder 1-3.

Some folders contain copies of the letters and other materials sent by the BGEA to its constituents. Folders 1-9, 1-18, and 1-32 contain other items and newsletters from the BGEA's various divisions.

Starting in 1952, Graham had a regular column in many newspapers in which he answered questions about spiritual or social problems. Folders 4-1 through 4-4 contain a sampling of these columns from the 1970s which were gathered by the Billy Graham Center Museum staff for an exhibit they were planning. These excerpts, arranged alphabetically by title, give a good idea of the range of topics Graham covered and his thinking on many questions. For example, the C section includes columns on the charismatic movement, cheating, Christ, Christian life, church attendance, church membership, clergy, communism, conscience, creation, cremation, criticism, the cross, and cults.

Several files contain materials relating to Graham in non-evangelistic activities or as a public figure. For example folder 5-4 contains the program from the dedication of a village in India, destroyed during a typhoon. The village, renamed after Billy Graham, was reconstructed through the partial assistance of the BGEA. Folder 5-5 contains materials from the 1996 ceremony in which he and his wife Ruth received the Congressional Gold Medal (see also V47). Graham led a worship service as part of the 1970 Honor America Day program and folder 5-8 contains material from that event. Graham also preached at another non-BGEA event, Explo 72, which was sponsored by Campus Crusade for Christ. The program and other information about that meeting can be found in folder 3-9. Folder 1-9 contains a translation of a letter from a group of imprisoned Czech Christians, criticizing his 1982 visit to their country.

Graham has been both respected and criticized for his relationship with the elite of America, particularly the presidents. Folders 1-11 to 1-14 and 3-6 and 3-7 contain copies from the various presidential libraries of the National Archives of Graham's correspondence with Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford and their staffs and other documents relating to Graham and individual presidents. The letters deal with Graham's requests for a meeting with or message from Truman, the need for a day of repentance and prayer, the need for military security against communism, the 1952 Washington, DC, Crusade, the war in Korea, Eisenhower's opinion of Graham, the possibility of support from religious leaders in the 1952 presidential campaign, requests for a meeting with Eisenhower, Anglo-American relations, Graham's 1955 European Tour, whether Eisenhower should run for a second term, Graham's 1956 attempts to build racial harmony in the South, the 1956 Republican Convention, Graham's views on the reason for Abraham Lincoln's greatness, requests for a meeting with Kennedy, Johnson's civil rights' program, the need for a day of prayer regarding American's race problems, the Vietnam War, crime in the United States, Graham's visits to servicemen in Vietnam, the War on Poverty, the election of 1968, Graham's friendship with Johnson after his retirement, dedication of the Johnson presidential library, missionary attitudes toward the Vietnam War, the continuing crisis in the Middle East, White House religious services, Norman Vincent Peale, the Watergate scandal, the election of 1972, Graham's descriptions of his visits to various parts of the world, Graham's meeting in 1971 with General and Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, and consultation with Graham by the White House staff about current issues. Folder 3-5 contains photocopies of documents from the Library of Congress about Graham's friendship with Richard Nixon. It consists mainly of notes and memos of the White House staff about phone calls from or to Graham and meetings with him on topics similar to those covered in folder 3-6.

Also from the National Archives is the microfilm which contains correspondence between Graham and Richard Nixon for the years 1956 to 1963. The correspondence is on the reel in reverse chronological order. Topics covered include Thomas Dewey's opinion of Nixon, Graham's suggestion that Nixon address religious gatherings, Graham's request for help for Jawaharial Nehru, Nixon's 1956 acceptance speech for the vice presidential nomination, the 1956 Hungarian Revolt, Graham's 1957 meeting at Yale University, the 1957 New York Crusade at which Nixon spoke, the status of Christianity Today magazine, Graham's 1958 tour of Australia and his request for assistance, racial tensions in the United States, Graham's assessment of Nixon given to author Earl Mazo, the requests for assistance on the 1960 tour of Africa, Graham's support for Nixon in the 1960 presidential election, the possibility of Walter Judd for vice president, the U-2 crisis, the possibility of Nixon contacting Martin Luther King, the religious issue in the election, the writing of Six Crises, and the 1962 California election and Nixon's reaction to his defeat. The photocopies in folders 3-5 through 3-7 were given to the Archives by Dr. Eric Paddon and were gathered by him in the course of his own research at the National Archives and Library of Congress.

Folder 5-9 contains the program for the 1981 presidential inauguration of Ronald Reagan, in which Graham participated.

Folder 2-8 contains portions of two oral history transcripts of interviews with John Jay Hooker which discuss the attitudes of anti-Catholic reaction which were generated initially by Kennedy's nomination for the presidency. Graham and his father are both mentioned in the context of each interview.


Series: Non-paper Records
Arrangement: Chronological or alphabetical or numerically by item number
Date Range: 1943-1997
Geographic coverage: Mostly United States, with material from or about Canada, Czechoslovakia, Eastern Europe, Great Britain, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, the Soviet Union and Sweden
Type of documents: Audiotapes, films, microfilm, negatives, phonograph records, photos, slides, videos
Subjects: Billy Graham's life and ministry, his influence as a public figure, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and its evangelistic work, evangelism in the twentieth century, American Evangelicalism, the relations between Billy Graham and various American presidents, American social and religious history in the last half of the twentieth century
Descriptive limits: Item level
Notes: The non-paper records are each described in detail on their individual location records

Exceptional Items:
Documentaries about Graham and/or interview of him: T6, T18, T20, T30, V7-V12, V14, V18, V31, V32, V38, V40, V42, V43, V49, V51, V52. Videos V19-V24 contain a documentary series about the Religious Right in the United States that includes material on Graham.

Side 1 of audio tape T5 contains Graham's fifty-five-minute address to the National Association of Evangelicals Convention held in Denver, Colorado, in March 1962. His topic, "In God We Trust," uses the text from II Thessalonians 2:2ff. Graham summarizes the state of the American religious situation and Evangelicalism based on his observations and experiences. He discusses the scope of declining morality and problems of alcoholism and drugs, the revival of religion after World War II, and subsequent captivation by materialism. He also discusses a parallel spontaneous growth of prayer and study groups, German theologians and theology, social concerns of Evangelicals, and the needs and responses of American young people. In the final segment of the tape, Graham details some solutions for correcting the problems, a return to disciplines of prayer and life style, spiritual expectancy and enthusiasm, and acknowledgment of God's justifiable wrath and eschatological promises. The tape concludes with a listing of tapes and books available from Victory In Christ, a Wheaton, Illinois, firm. Side 2 of this tape contains a 45-minute address by Dr. Herbert Mekeel titled "The Ecumenical Direction," also delivered at the NAE Convention. Dr. Mekeel discusses the dangers inherent in an ecumenism which does not remain firm to biblical affirmations and acknowledge real doctrinal and practical issues of authority between Roman Catholics and Protestants. It is followed by a ten-minute segment of a speech by Bob Pierce, director of World Vision, in which he observes the hunger for simple facts of Christianity in non-English-speaking countries. There is background noise on the tape and no introduction of either man.

Audio tape T6 begins with a twelve-minute informal interview of Graham by R. Alan Street in which he asks questions about the origin and history of his use of the invitation. The remaining portion of the tape is recorded at the Greater Baltimore Crusade, June 9, 1981, and consists of a portion of Graham's address, which was based on John 5:1.

Street's questions and answers sent to and received from Cliff Barrows regarding the importance of music to the invitation are contained on tape T7. He discusses Luther's view of music, how it has been varyingly used by the Graham crusade staff, its differing use for television, and the reasons for use of particular hymns at the time of the invitation. Timing of musical segments, hymns which are doctrinally sound for use in crusades, music's value as a unifying influence in the audience, and the relation of content to the sermon and the value for knowledge of theology are discussed.

Tape T8 is a part of Street's investigation into the invitation and its contrasting use by other evangelists. It consists of the closing portions of two services, November 5, 1979, and September 7, 1980, in which W. A. Criswell gives the invitation and then the responses of those who came forward are heard as they were questioned before the congregation. Correspondence relating to Street's questions for Graham is found in folders 1-2 and 1-14. Folder 2-5 contains a forty-six-page copy of a history of Baltimore by Street. Folder 1-2 contains a brochure for Street's evangelistic ministry which includes a section on his interview with Graham.

The CD in the collection (CD2) is from the 2007 dedication of the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina, attended by three former U.S. presidents.

In 2010, the staff of the Archives began contacting people whose time as Wheaton College students had overlapped that of Billy Graham’s (1940-1943). Many of these gave brief oral history interviews (most over the phone) or sent written reminiscences or documents. The documents and questionnaires are in folder 11-4 and 11-5. Here is a brief description of the contents of the interviews:

Tape #

Name & Class

Date of Interview

Length in min.

Description

T53

W. Glyn Evans, ‘45

April 21, 2010

39

Click here to hear the audio and read the transcript. Reason for coming to Wheaton, Billy Graham and the United Gospel Tabernacle, Graham’s sermons and style, discussing ministry with Graham; the LaGrange Bible Church, a geology field trip with Graham; stresses on Graham his senior year; Ruth Graham, “you are not going to get Billy to stop preaching for anything in the world;” Western Spring Baptist Church; Graham’s evangelistic sermons, Wheaton’s Christian Council; outreach to the servicemen on campus; story of the lost diamond; “Songs in the Night” radio program, the reaction of President V. Raymond Edman to the attack on Pearl Harbor; the soldiers on campus and Graham’s attitude toward them; Dr. Edman on enlistment

T54

Beatrice Gage Merzig, '43

May 1, 2010

40

Click here to hear the audio and read the transcript. Professor Rebecca Russell Price at Wheaton, impressions of Graham as a classmate, Graham in the Christian Ethics class; Alexander Grigolia’s anthropology class; the United Gospel Tabernacle; Graham’s lack of drive as a student; Ruth Bell in the class pantomime; the Senior Skip Day at Benton Harbor, Michigan; observing the Grahams in later years; “he was in a different category from the rest of us;” Graham and V. Raymond Edman; hearing the news of the attack on Pearl Harbor; her life after graduation

T55

Robert C. Johnson, ‘41

May 5, 2010

27

Click here to hear the audio and read the transcript. Reason for attending Wheaton; impressions of Billy Graham; helping Graham prepare for his dates with Ruth; the United Gospel Tabernacle; Graham’s preaching style; preaching for decision; preaching at the Moore House; the Mooseheart Sunday School; mixing up the wedding gifts; Graham’s pastorate at Western Springs Baptist Church and his ingenuity; attending the first YFC meeting in Orchestra Hall in Chicago; last meeting with Graham

T56

Charlotte Cook, ‘42

May 5, 2010

23

Click here to hear the audio and read the transcript. Graham’s appearance and reputation on campus, Graham and evening services at the United Gospel Tabernacle, music at the Tabernacle, Ruth Bell, sharing a Thanksgiving dinner with Graham at the Mortimer Lane home, campus reaction to the news of Pearl Harbor; discussing the coming war in history class; Cook’s ministry in church music after graduation

T57

Elisabeth J. Fletcher Isais, ‘46

May 6, 2010

43

Click here to hear the audio and read the transcript. Billy Graham's student days at Wheaton,, the effect of Pearl Harbor and WWII on campus; her experiences as editor of the Wheaton College Record, her husband Juan Isais, their involvement in the 1957 New York City Crusade and the 1981 BGEA meetings in Mexico

T58

Joyce Tucker Supplee, 45

May 13, 2010

20

Click here to hear the audio and read the transcript. The Carollers for Christ quartet which sang for Graham’s Western Spring’s church’s radio program, Songs in the Night and also was traveled with him for a week in the mid-Atlantic and New England states in the summer of 1944.

T59

Donald McDowell, ‘46

May 14, 2010

56

Click here to hear the audio and read the transcript. Billy Graham’s preaching at the United Gospel Tabernacle, his reputation on campus, the impact of Pearl Harbor and WWII on Wheaton College, McDowell’s own service as a doctor in Paraguay, the meetings Graham held in Paraguay in 1962, President Alfredo Stroessner of Paraguay and his friendliness to Protestant churches

T60

Robert H. Spiro, ‘41

May 17, 2010

92

Click here to hear the audio and read the transcript. Southern students at Wheaton College, African American students, the Dixie Club, Graham on the wrestling team, Professor Anthony Grigolia, David Roberts, Howard Van Buren, Hudson T. Armerding, the 1952 Jackson, MS meetings, the 1972 honorary degree Graham received from Jacksonville University when Spiro was president, Graham as a golfer, Spiro’s academic and governmental career.

T61

Anne Blackburn Fryga, ‘44

May 24, 2010

34

Click here to hear the audio and read the transcript. Acquaintance with Catherine and Morrow Coffey Graham at Ben Lippen Conference ground, double-dating with Billy Graham, reasons for attending Wheaton in January 1943, Graham reputation on campus, preaching in front of the Stupe, speaking in college chapel, in theology class with Graham, Ruth Bell and her advice on extravagance, effect of World War II on campus, seeing Graham again during the 1950 Spartanburg rally; importance of prayer in his ministry; Fryga’s later life

T62

Jane Levring Stam Miner, ‘46

May 26, 2010

35

Click here to hear the audio and read the transcript. Arriving in Wheaton in a snowstorm in December 1941, Billy Graham as a delivery man, dinners at the Mortimer Lane home, double dating with Billy Graham and Ruth Bell, services at the United Tabernacle in Wheaton, Graham and the Christian Council, going with other Wheaton students to the Songs in the Night program; comments on the personality and character of Billy Graham and Ruth Bell

T63

Lorraine Houpt Payne, ‘46

June 4, 2010

36

Click here to hear the audio and read the transcript. Reasons for attending Wheaton, “he preached from the heart,” memories of the Tabernacle, Graham’s preaching style, the Christian Council, ‘43 revival, Graham’s reputation on campus, Graham and Ruth Bell as a couple, Lloyd Fesmire, singing in the quartet, Graham’s church in Western Springs, Songs in the Night, George Beverly Shea

T64

David R. Dresser, ‘48

June 30, 2010

48

Click here to hear the audio and read the transcript. Attending Wheaton Academy, his conversion experience, Doc Cardiff, the Wheaton revival of 1943, wrestling with Billy Graham, hearing him preach at Academy chapel services, Cornelius Jaarsma

T65

John Elsen, ‘42

July 22, 2010

20

Click here to hear the audio and read the transcript. Graham’s appearance, background of the United Gospel Tabernacle, Graham’s preaching at the Tabernacle, his preaching content and style, Ruth and Rosa Bell, Graham’s reputation on campus, Elsen’s career as a doctor, meeting Graham at a Moody’ Founders Week several years later

T66

Betty Kraklan Dresser, ‘46

July 27, 2010

46

Click here to hear the audio and read the transcript. Reasons for attending Wheaton, seeing Graham around campus; Alexander Grigolia and cultural anthropology; memories of the United Gospel Tabernacle and Graham’s preaching there; witnessing to people on the Chicago elevated train; the 1943 awakening on Wheaton’s campus; race relations on campus; Graham’s reputation on campus; memories of the 1957 Billy Graham New York Crusade; comparison of Graham in 1942 and 1957

T67

Anna-Lisa Beckman Maderia, ‘45

Aug. 3, 2010

122

[Note: This interview has been slightly edited.] Click here to hear the audio and read the transcript. Her birth in Rhode Island, attendance at Providence Bible College, Howard Ferrin and F. Carlton Booth, reasons for attending Wheaton, serving as secretary for s. Richard Kamm and impressions of him, becoming the organist/pianist for the United Gospel Tabernacle, where Graham preached, services at the Tabernacle, church members of the Tabernacle, Graham’s sermons and preaching style, Alexander Grigolia, the February 1943 awakening on campus, Anna-Lisa’s spiritual experiences as a child, how Ruth Bell and Billy Graham related to each other as a couple, Africa-American students having to have housing off campus, Anna-Lisa’s formation of Carollers for Christ, the Carollers as part of Graham’s radio broadcast of Songs in the Night (ca, early 1944 to mid-1945) , the format of the program, Graham’s talks and readings on the program, other details about the broadcast, singing a song for her brother going overseas in the army, attending the 1944 Democratic convention with Graham and seeing Truman nominated, working as Graham’s secretary at the Village Church in the summer of 1944, Graham as a boss, trouble with a deacon, arranging for Graham’s first speaking engagement in New England in September 1944, the Carollers tour of the mid-Atlantic states and New England in September 1944, the difference between hymns and Gospel music, pianist Richard Oliver, marrying David Madeira, Graham’s rally in Providence in 1982, Anna-Lisa’s later life with David, Graham’s inscription in her yearbook.

T68

Jeanne Smith Burton, ‘40

Aug. 20, 2010

32

Click here to hear the audio and read the transcript. Talks about how she came to Wheaton, her memories of her roommates Rosa and Ruth Bell, memories of Billy Graham from the summer and fall of 1940

T69

Gloria Gray Wroughton, ‘42

Aug. 25, 2010

11

Click here to hear the audio and read the transcript. Reason for attending Wheaton, Graham at the Wednesday night prayer services, attending Thiessen’s Ethics and Theism class.

T70

Raymond H. Saxe, ‘44

Sept. 1, 2010

40

Click here to hear the audio and read the transcript. Saxe’s father’s involvement with the Chicago Hebrew Mission, connections with Wheaton College, Graham as a student, Alexander Grigolia, commuting to Wheaton on the Aurora-Elgin train, work of the Christian Council, the 1943 awakening and its impact on campus, Ruth Bell, Kings Carollers on the Songs in the Night radio program, George Beverly Shea, description of the Songs in the Night format, meeting Graham at Dallas Seminary, Saxe’s later ministry, thoughts on Graham’s ministry, worldliness in the church.

T71

Charlotte (Brown) Meredith Hartzell, ‘43

Sept. 9, 2010

22

Click here to hear the audio and read the transcript. Reason for attending Wheaton, memories of Graham at Tabernacle; the 1943 awakening on campus; Ruth Bell and Billy Graham as a couple; Charlotte’s marriage to John Meredith and career after graduation; the Radio Bible league; recording Graham’s radio programs for him; his visits to the Meredith home

T72

Grosvenor C. Rust, ‘44

Sept 23, 2010

93

Click here to hear the audio and read the transcript. Reason for coming to Wheaton, John Streator, preparing to be a chaplain; the anthropology major at Wheaton; Alexander Grigolia; Paul Wright and geology; on a field trip with Graham to the Wisconsin Dells; the Mortimer Lane family and breaking of bread services early Sunday mornings; more on the Mortimer and Mary Lane and their hospitality; United Gospel Tabernacle; manning the night radio desk at the Wheaton police station; Graham’s preaching at the Tabernacle; his Southern expressions; end of the Tabernacle in the earlty1950s ; the work of the Christian Council on campus and Graham’s leadership of it; the February 1943 awakening on campus; non-white students on campus; Billy and Ruth as a couple; the Mooseheart Orphanage; naval air cadets on campus during World War II; hearing Graham preach at Songs in the Night broadcasts in Western Springs; the May 1945 Youth for Christ Rally at Soldier Field

T73

Stanley A. Harwood, ‘41

Sept 27, 2010

18 

Click here to hear the audio and read the transcript. Reasons for attending Wheaton; lending his car to Graham to use in a parade, Gospel Team work with Abe Vander Puy; Graham’s appearance and personality; the United Gospel Tabernacle; meeting Graham again in 1965

R T74

Mark W. Lee, ‘46

Oct. 4, 2010

197 min

Note: Approximately the last 18 minutes of this interview, which do not refer to Graham, are closed until further notice and so are not included in the transcript and audio file linked to this page. [Lee was not actually a classmate of Graham’s, since he started in 1944, after Graham had graduated] Click here to hear the audio and read the transcript. V. Raymond Edman; Graham on Songs in the Night; George Beverly Shea; Graham’s preaching style; Graham’s physical appearance and Southern accent ; Edman’s supporters and critics among the students; Enock Dyrness; Alexander Grigolia; racial attitudes at Wheaton; the YFC 1945 Memorial Day Rally in Soldier Field in Chicago; evangelist Chief White Feather; Percy Crawford and King’s College; the United Gospel Tabernacle in Wheaton; Lee’s evaluation of Wheaton’s faculty while a student; joining Northwestern Schools faculty in 1948; interviewing to be president of Wheaton in 1980; inadequacy of the faulty interview process at Northwestern; Graham as an administrator; difficulty raising money for the Schools; Lee’s relationship with Graham; writing sermons for the Hour of Decision radio program; Graham’s requirements; fundamentalist opposition to Graham; traveling to the 1952 Washington Crusade to represent the view of the Northwestern faculty; Graham’s frail constitution; his resignation as president of Northwestern; Northwestern’s response to the 1949 Los Angeles campaign; Stuart Hamblen; raising funds for a college radio station, KTIS; Graham’s relationship with the board of trustees and Richard Clearwaters; John R. Rice’s comments at the final board meeting; reasons for the tension; the presidency of Richard Elvee; T. W. Wilson at Northwestern, lack of a second in command at Northwestern [few minutes of the interview are lost here] speaking at Graham’s 1950 Portland crusade; deciding whether to join the BGEA; George Wilson; Jerry Beaven; Loren Bridges and the programming of KTIS; Luverne Gustavson; Ruth Graham; last meeting with Graham; Ed McCully; Jim Elliot; Betty Elliot; Roger Youderian; Clyde Kilby; Edward Coray; a student revolt at Wheaton; Marion Wade, Ken Hanson and Servicemaster; Lee’s resignation from Northwestern Schools.

T75

Margaret Geiger Iglesias, '45

Oct. 25, 2010

15

Click here to hear the audio and read the transcript. Reason for attending Wheaton, contacts with Billy Graham, teaching Sunday School in Chicago, the 1943 revival on campus, Songs in the Night, seeing Graham moving mattresses, her later life

T76

Ethel (Pierce) Stien, ‘46

Oct. 28, 2010

52

Click here to hear the audio and read the transcript. Note: Mrs. Stien was using a voice captioner on her phone to visually read what the interviewer said, so there was a brief delay between the interviewer's questions and her replies. Helga and Carl Henry, Billy Graham practicing his sermons before a mirror, V. Raymond Edman, Merrill Tenney, Billy Graham and Ruth Bell ringing the Tower bell, the 1943 Wheaton Revival, Songs in the Night radio program, George Beverly Shea, Alexander Grigolia, her activities after graduation, Florence Cobb, Clarence Nystrom

T77

Herbert E. Anderson, ‘41

Nov. 15, 2010

42

Click here to hear the audio and read the transcript The Wheaton literary society the Naitermains (Knights) and Graham’s membership in it; Graham’s appearance; Alexander Grigolia; the United Gospel Tabernacle; V. Raymond Edman; black students at Wheaton; Ruth Bell; the July 1946 Salem, Oregon Youth for Christ rally; controversy about the 1950 Portland crusade

T78 Helen (Stam) Fesmire Feb. 7, 2012
51
NOTE: Fesmire was accompanied by her daughter Dotsie Corwin, who interjected comments or helped Fesmire remember something. Fesmire had received the questions beforehand, and these are referred to by number during the interview.. Click here to hear the audio and read the transcript
Attending Wheaton, housing, first meeting Billy Graham when he came for a date with Ruth Bell, Graham's appearance and manner, living with Ruth Bell in Williston, attending Wheaton Bible Church, Graham’s preaching in chapel and at Village Church, Graham’s part on the Christian Council (Fesmire was also on the Council), Graham as a leader, husband Lloyd’s involvement at the Village Church (1945-1965), marriage in 1943, Graham’s recommendation of Lloyd to become the pastor, late-night radio broadcast of Songs in the Night, George Beverly Shea’s role in program, Graham’s visit to Fesmires in New Jersey, live radio audience, guest speakers in Fesmire’s absence, engineer running the equipment (Jim Alsweet at one time), response to broadcast, impact of Graham’s absences and departure from church, Lloyd becoming the pastor, Graham’s few return visits, Village Church congregation, her busyness with family, 1945 YFC rally, cousin Peter Stam as interim pastor after Graham, beginning the pastorate with a young family, transition of Songs of the Night to Moody Church, maintaining contact with the Grahams, more contact with George Beverly Shea, (Dotsie reminding Helen of things she had remembered before the interview about Wheaton, Ruth Bell, Mary Spencer), God’s work in everyday happenings, devotions and people around her.
T79 David Sunden July 1, 2013
44
[Note: This interview has been slightly edited.] Click here to hear the audio and read the transcript Family background; enrollment in the Navy’s V-12 program; reason for attending Wheaton; leading songs for Billy Graham at the United Gospel Tabernacle; impressions of Graham; Harold Warren and the 1943 revival on campus; life on campus in 1943; military schools on campus; contact with African American student (possibly C. Herbert Oliver); Alexander Grigolia; Mortimer Lane; at a YFC conference with Billy Graham in Winona Lake ca. 1948; Sunden’s involvement in the 1957 New York Crusade and the 1991 Northern New Jersey Crusade; Cliff Barrow’s leadership of the choir in the 1957 crusade; memories of singing in the choir; Barrows as master of ceremonies at the crusade; Sunden’s graduation from Wheaton College in 1948 and his ministry at the Village Church in Western Spring, Illinois; house sitting for George Beverly Shea; working on the radio program Songs in the Night; memories of the Village Church; the Sundens move to New Jersey in 1951; signing Shea’s hundredth’s birthday card; concluding comments
R T80 Marion (Stam) Sunden July 1, 2013
25
Click here to hear the audio and read the transcript [Note: About one minute of this interview, which do not refer to Graham, are closed until 2023. This segment, starting at about the 21st minute of the interview,is blank on the audio file.] Family background; death of John and Betty Stam in 1934; Marion’s sister Helen rooming together with Ruth Bell at Wheaton College; Lloyd Fesmire’s comments on his housemate Billy Graham; Graham’s visit to her home ca. 1943; meeting her future husband her first day at Wheaton; double dating with her twin sister; playing trumpets with her sister at different churches during her Wheaton years; Mrs. Ruth Berg Leedy of the Physical Education department; the Women’s Glee Club with Minon B. MacKenzie; marriage to David; service as a Republican on the town council and as deputy mayor; expereince as an emergnecy medical technican; exepreinces as a Chrisitan and a woman in politics; memories of Jack Wyrtzen; recent ministries

Click here to go to a description of the 2010 interview of Samuel Faircloth, also a classmate, in Collection 658. This interview is also online.

Provenance

The material in this collection was gathered from many sources and artificially combined into one collection by the Archives staff. The earliest accession was received in 1978 and the latest in 2010. A list of books, pamphlets, and periodicals transferred to the BGC Library is available upon request.

Accession 78-14, 78-25, 79-24, 79-27, 79-63,79-76, 79-97, 79-120, 80-3, 80-37, 80-47, 80-52, 80-61, 80-72, 80-86, 80-105, 80-113, 80-121, 80-124, 80-126, 80-131, 80-138, 80-149, 80-153, 80-155, 80-158, 80-167, 81-5, 81-25, 81-73, 81-154, 82-12, 82-24, 82-26, 82-36, 82-83, 82-95, 82-105, 82-109, 82-111, 82-114, 82-132, 82-155, 82-156, 82-169, 83-42, 83-44, 83-54, 83-81, 83-82, 83-98, 83-116, 83-119, 83-135, 83-137, 83-141, 83-145, 83-169, 84-88, 84-95, 84-98, 84-122, 85-61, 85-138, 85-171, 86-3, 86-92, 87-95, 87-157, 87-163, 88-81, 89-23, 89-53, 89-68, 89-69, 89-78, 89-111, 90-68, 90-99, 90-112, 91-32, 91-35, 91-92, 92-46, 92-89, 92-144, 93-03, 93-19, 93-28, 93-54, 93-68, 93-78, 93-81, 93-87, 93-95, 93-120, 94-35, 95-34, 95-89, 96-7, 96-42, 96-84, 96-85, 96-88, 96-93, 97-6, 97-38, 97-43, 97-44, 98-13, 98-39, 98-41, 99-2, 99-27, 99-28, 99-32, 99-34, 99-35, 00-57, 00-73, 01-01, 01-12, 01-16, 01-23, 01-54, 01-73, 02-01, 02-04, 02-15, 02-27 02-32, 02-47, 02-73, 06-24, 06-43, 07-14, 07-45, 07-48, 08-04, 08-29, 08-30, 08-49, 08-60, 09-02, 10-20, 10-22, 10-25, 10-26, 10-27, 10-29, 10-31, 10-33, 10-34, 10-35, 10-38, 10-41, 10-44, 10-49, 10-51, 10-53, 10-61, 10-58, 10-62, 10-64, 10-65, 10-67, 10-69, 10-71, 10-74, 10-75, 10-76, 10-84, 12-03, 13-19, 13-20, 15-32

January 19, 1981
Robert Shuster
A. Labiano
A. Peterson
G. Wilson
M. Arnold

February 8, 1983
Frances L. Brocker
J. Nasgowitz

Revised, February 8, 1984
Frances L. Brocker
J. Nasgowitz

Revised, September 8, 1987
Robert Shuster
J. Nasgowitz

Revised, April 13, 1993
Robert Shuster

Revised, June 18, 1993
M. L. Larson

Updated, July 15, 1998
Robert Shuster

Updated, June 26, 2001
Robert Shuster
W. Valentine

Updated, July 16, 2002
Robert Shuster

Updated, February 23, 2004
Accession 04-12
Bob Shuster

Updated, May 11, 2004
Accession 95-117, 00-69
Christian Sawyer
J. Dennison
E. Kuehn

Updated, January 26, 2005
Accession 05-08
Christian Sawyer

Updated, April 26, 2005
Accession 05-26
Bob Shuster

Updated November 17, 2005
Acc. 05-64
Bob Shuster

Updated May 16, 2006
Acc. 00-73, 01-01, 01-12, 01-16, 01-54, 01-73, 02-01, 02-04, 02-15, 02-27, 02-47
Bob Shuster

Updated October 17, 2006
Acc. 06-43
Bob Shuster

Updated May 31, 2008
Acc. 08-29, 08-30
Bob Shuster

Accession 89-34
September 16, 2008
Bob Shuster

Updated January 13, 2010
Acc. 08-04
Bob Shuster

Updated January 19, 2010
Acc. 07-45, 07-48
Bob Shuster

Updated January 26, 2010
Acc. 08-49, 08-60, 09-02
Bob Shuster

Updated May 18, 2010
Acc. 98-41

Updated June 22, 2010
10-41

Updated December 10, 2010
Bob Shuster
Acc. 98-41, 10-20, 10-22, 10-25, 10-26, 10-27, 10-29, 10-31, 10-33, 10-34, 10-35, 10-38, 10-41, 10-44, 10-49, 10-51, 10-53, 10-58, 10-61, 10-62, 10-64, 10-65, 10-67, 10-69, 10-71, 10-74, 10-75, 10-76, 10-79, 10-84

Updated January 14,2011
Acc. 92-6
Bob Shuster

Updated August 17, 2011
Acc. 11-50
Bob Shuster

Updated March 7, 2012
Acc. 12-03
Paul Ericksen

Updated July 17, 2013
Acc. 13-19, 13-20
Bob Shuster

Updated October 6, 2015
Acc. 15-31
Bob Shuster

Updated May 17, 2017
Acc. 17-21
Bob Shuster

Updated November 29, 2017
Acc. 17-49, 17-50
Bob Shuster

Updated May 4, 2018
Acc. 18-15
Bob Shuster

Updated February 18, 2019
Acc. 19-02
Bob Shuster

Updated July 24, 2019
Acc. 19-25
Bob Shuster



INDEX TO VIDEO TAPES V1 TO V5, V13

Videotape V1 - CBS
054 02:05 01/30/69 Congressional Prayer Breakfast attended by Richard Nixon and led by Billy Graham.
147 06:00 05/27/69 Description of Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. Mention is made of the fact that Graham attended Bob Jones.
280 12:55 05/27/70 Nixon to speak at Graham's East Tennessee Crusade in Knoxville, Tennessee. Crusade held on the campus of the University of Tennessee.
286 13:15 05/28/70 Editorial on political reasons for Nixon's visit to Tennessee and the Graham Crusade.
320 15:15 05/29/70 Nixon's comments to the people gathered for Youth Night of the East Tennessee Crusade.
357 17:35 07/02/70 Preparations being made for the Honor America Day in Washington, DC. Graham, one of the speakers, explains the purpose of the day.
409 20:55 07/04/70 Report on Honor America Day, including excerpts from Graham's speech.
480 25:55 10/15/71 Nixon attends the Billy Graham Appreciation Day held in Charlotte, North Carolina.
525 29:15 10/25/71 Graham's comments on the possibility of an evangelistic crusade in Rome, Italy, and on the musical, Jesus Christ, Superstar.
534 30:00 06/12/72 Description of the meeting being held in Dallas of Expo '72, a week-long student conference on how to witness about their faith. Graham, honorary chairman, described the purpose of the meeting.
565 32:20 01/25/73 Funeral of Lyndon Baines Johnson. Graham one of those preaching at the service.
620 36:55 03/21/73 Graham quoted on capital punishment and South Africa, where he was preaching. Also suggests rapists should be castrated.
627 37:25 04/01/73 Graham expresses regret re his statement on castrating rapists.
634 38:00 07/31/73 A North Carolina judge orders Secret Service to stop excluding individuals from events for any reason except safety to the President. Action taken after some protested ejection from the 1971 Billy Graham Appreciation Day.
641 38:35 08/01/73 During Watergate hearings, H. R. Haldeman described why he indicated pleasure in a memo stating how violent and obscene protesters were expected to be at the 1971 Billy Graham Appreciation Day.
711 44:50 12/17/73 Editorial by Eric Sevareid on power of an act of God such as snow. Mentions Graham and conversion of Charles Colson.
740 47:30 President's family highly visible in Washington after the President's State of the Union address. Prayer Breakfast led by Graham shown.
763 50:40 04/08/74 Senator Lowell Weicker presented evidence to a joint Congressional Committee that the Nixon administration tried to use the IRS to help friends and punish opponents. One person it tried to help was Graham.
801 53:30 05/28/74 Graham's reaction to edited transcripts of the White House tapes.
807 54:00 03/18/75 Graham reported on a conversation with Nixon which included prayer and a discussion of religion.
812 54:25 04/14/75 Report on John Connally's trial for bribery. Graham, Lady Bird Johnson, Robert McNamara, Dean Rusk, and Robert Strauss appeared as character witnesses.
830 56:15 05/05/75 Defendant H. R. Haldeman wins suit filed against him in North Carolina by demonstrators who had been ejected from the Billy Graham Appreciation Day ceremony in 1971.
837 57:27 03/28/76 Religious leaders, including Graham, petitioned Congress to establish "the right to food" as one of the bases of U.S. foreign policy.
842 57:30 04/25/76 Report on Senator Henry Jackson's campaign in the Pennsylvania primary. Jackson mentioned the special coverage television is giving to evangelism and said, "Why didn't they leave that to Billy Graham?"
Videotape V2 - CBS
050 01:50 08/06/76 Graham said he thought Nixon's White House church services were a mistake.
061 02:15 09/22/76 Story about Gerald Ford's and Jimmy Carter's preparation for the presidential debate. In describing Carter's interview with Playboy magazine, mention is made of the fact that Ford had just invited Billy Graham to the White House for a visit.
111 04:20 09/01/77 Death of Ethel Waters, who sang at many Graham crusades.
121 04:45 09/04/77 Graham's crusade in Hungary.
171 07:05 09/05/77 Further reports on Graham's Hungary Crusade.
208 08:55 12/19/77 Report on Better Business Bureau's new standards for the operation of nonprofit charitable organizations. Mention was made that the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, among others, was resisting making disclosures to the BBB.
290 13:20 12/25/78 Report on religious cults in the United States. Billy Graham, Rabbi Alexander Schindler, Rev. Francis Benham, and Rev. Alvin Illing were among those questioned about the reason for the appeal of cults. New evangelistic efforts in traditional churches were also described.
371 18:20 Report on the support given by American religious leaders, including Billy Graham, to the speedy ratification of the SALT II Treaty.
Videotape V3 - ABC
043 01:30 05/29/70 Nixon spoke at Billy Graham's East Tennessee Crusade on the campus of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He confronted anti-war demonstrators.
090 03:25 07/03/70 Preparations for Honor America Day described. Graham explained the purpose of the day.
161 06:35 09/27/71 Editorial by Harry Reasoner on possible precedent-breaking appointments, such as Billy Graham being named Pope.
204 08:45 10/15/71 Nixon attended Billy Graham Appreciation Day in Charlotte, North Carolina.
242 10:40 01/03/72 Mrs. Pat Nixon, Billy Graham, and others attended the inauguration of President William Tolbert in Monrovia, Liberia. Graham went as the representative of the World Baptist Alliance.
275 12:20 06/14/72 Report on the week-long Expo '72 meeting on evangelism for young people held in Dallas, Texas. Graham, honorary chairman, explained the meeting's significance.
319 15:05 08/01/73 During the Watergate hearings, H. R. Haldeman described why he indicated pleasure in a memo stating how violent and obscene protestors were expected to be at the 1971 Billy Graham Appreciation Day.
471 25:05 04/08/74 Senator Lowell Weicker presented evidence to a joint Congressional committee indicating that the Nixon administration tried to use the IRS to help friends and punish opponents. One person it tried to help was Graham.
501 27:20 05/28/74 Graham gave his reaction to edited transcripts of the White House tapes just before a golfing date with Gerald Ford.
530 29:00 07/16/74 Report from the House Judiciary Committee contained evidence that the White House tried to use the IRS to help its friends and hurt its opponents. Graham was mentioned as one of the friends it tried to help.
564 32:05 10/31/74 Report on the critical state of Nixon's health. He received greetings from many well-wishers, including Graham.
591 34:15 04/14/75 Report on John Connally's trial on the charge of bribery. Several prominent persons appeared as character witnesses for him, including Graham.
624 37:00 05/05/77 Report on the reaction of politicians and others to the television interview of Nixon by David Frost. Billy Graham was among those who sent congratulations to Nixon. Charles Colson, Benjamin Bradlee, Howard L. Hunt, Barry Goldwater, and Sam Ervin gave their reactions.
730 46:20 09/09/77 Graham held a crusade in Hungary.
738 47:00 09/30/77 Graham announces that the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association will make available to the public its annual financial report.
Videotape V4 - NBC
037 01:20 12/29/69 Graham, in disguise, attended a Hollywood, Florida, rock concert to gauge the mood of young people.
165 06:45 01/26/70 Graham voted one of the 15 best-dressed men in the United States by the U. S. Fashion Foundation.
169 07:05 05/27/70 Nixon planned to attend Graham's East Tennessee Crusade on the University of Tennessee campus in Knoxville.
177 07:28 05/28/70 Nixon planned to address evangelistic meeting during the East Tennessee Crusade.
245 11:00 07/03/70 Preparation for Honor America Day was described.
272 12:25 10/15/71 Nixon attended Billy Graham Appreciation Day held in Charlotte, North Carolina.
305 14:20 House of Representatives rejected a constitutional amendment favored by Graham and others which would allow voluntary school prayer.
323 15:25 Report on the International Student Congress on Evangelism, known as Expo '72, which was meeting in Dallas. Graham was honorary chairman.
366 17:05 12/27/72 Report on the funeral service of Harry S. Truman. A poll taken a few days before had named Truman as one of the most admired persons in the nation, along with Graham and others.
451 23:45 01/21/73 Ecumenical service finished out inaugural weekend. It is led by Graham and others. Graham suggests the Ten Commandments should be read in classrooms daily.
460 24:25 08/01/73 During Watergate hearings, H. R. Haldeman described why he indicated pleasure in a memo stating how violent and obscene protestors were expected to be at the 1971 Billy Graham Appreciation Day.
538 30:05 12/31/73 Graham stated that he thought Nixon would be a great president if he rose above Watergate.
540 30:20 04/08/74 Senator Lowell Weicker presented evidence to a joint Congressional Committee indicating that the Nixon administration tried to use the IRS to help friends and punish opponents. Graham was one of the persons it tried to help.
580 33:25 05/28/74 Graham gave his reaction to the edited transcripts of the White House tapes.
588 34:20 05/29/74 Graham had a golf date with Gerald Ford in Charlotte, North Carolina. He said the country needs a spiritual revival.
610 36:10 06/14/74 Report on the meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention held in Dallas, Texas. Graham was one of the speakers and he said that there was a little Watergate in everyone.
637 38:25 08/22/74 Haldeman testified in a civil suit filed against him by protestors who were ejected from the Billy Graham Appreciation Day ceremonies in 1971.
666 40:55 Report on Nixon's health. Graham was one of those sending him get well wishes.
703 44:25 10/30/74 Report on Nixon's health. Graham was one of those calling to talk with him.
752 48:40 03/18/75 Graham reported that Nixon had turned to religion.
758 49:20 Report on bribery trial of John Connally. Graham was one of those who appeared as character witnesses.
777 51:05 07/23/75 Graham reported as being in favor of homosexuals becoming ministers if they are properly trained.
784 51:50 09/08/75 Clarification of the report on Graham's statement about homosexual ministers.
797 53:00 04/15/76 Feature report on the renovation of Yankee Stadium. Graham's crusades in the stadium are mentioned.
841 57:30 09/22/76 Report on reaction to Jimmy Carter's interview by Playboy magazine. Mention was made of the fact that Gerald Ford had just invited Graham to visit him in the White House.
Videotape V5 - NBC
046 01:30 10/18/77 Special report on evangelical and charismatic Christians in the United States. Graham is mentioned.
Videotape V13
013 01:13 Introduction: Vanderbilt Television News Archive.
ABC
056 02:10 03/25/80 New Archbishop of Canterbury installed; Graham was present.
113 04:26 05/04/80 Graham visits Reagan after his victory in the Texas primary. George Bush philosophizes about roller coasters.
190 08:00 08/03/80 Graham visits George Bush's church in Maine.
226 09:47 12/07/80 White House releases report on possibility of Russian move into Poland. Carter attended church with Graham.
298 13:52 05/11/82 Graham's attendance at Moscow Peace Congress. Excerpts from Graham's speech. Meeting with Soviet Pentecostals at U.S. Embassy.
330 15:46 05/12/82 Graham's remarks from Moscow about religious freedom in Russia.
339 16:15 05/16/82 Controversy about Graham's statement on religious freedom in Russia.
394 19:45 05/18/82 Graham's visit to London to accept the Templeton prize.
401 20:09 End.
CBS
405 20:30 03/29/79 Meeting of church leaders to emphasize need for an end to the arms race. Recent statements by Graham about arms race; contrast with earlier statements on military strength.
472 24:55 03/25/80 Installation of new Archbishop of Canterbury; Graham present.
482 25:43 05/04/80 Campaign for presidential nominations. Reagan's meeting with Graham in Indianapolis.
538 29:50 04/12/82 Visit of Graham to CBS newsroom to talk about the nuclear arms race.
589 33:50 04/15/82 Graham's comments on the nuclear arms race during a tour of New England colleges.
621 36:25 05/09/82 Graham's attendance at the Moscow Peace Congress. Graham's preaching about nuclear war at a Baptist church. Excerpt from comments made at a Russian Orthodox church. Graham and the Pentecostals living at the U.S. Embassy.
656 39:00 05/11/82 Graham's visit to the Pentecostals in Moscow.
661 39:47 05/12/82 Graham's comments on religious persecution at Moscow conference.
670 40:30 05/17/82 Commentary by Bill Moyers about Graham's statements on religious freedom in Russia.
700 43:05 05/19/82 Graham's press conference about his Russian trip.
722 45:05 End.
NBC
723 45:08 05/04/80 Texas primary; Reagan and Graham meet for breakfast; excerpts from conversation.
761 48:45 05/06/80 Indiana primary; Reagan meeting with Graham.
801 52:12 10/03/80 Meeting of the National Religious Broadcasters. An address to the NRB by Jerry Falwell. Relations between presidential candidates and evangelical broadcasters; brief mention of Billy Graham and his non-involvement in politics.
826 54:46 05/11/82 Graham in Moscow; quotes Helsinki Declaration on human rights and nuclear arms race. Meeting with Pentecostals living in the U.S. Embassy.
891 56:15 05/12/82 Graham's comments on religious liberty in Russia.
894 56:37 End.


LOCATION RECORD
Accessions: 79-24, 79-120, 80-37, 80-61, 85-61, 86-3, 87-163, 90-99, 93-68, 93-81, 99-27, 02-15, 06-43, 07-14, 08-49, 08-60, 09-02
Type of Material: Audio Tapes

The following items are located in the AUDIO TAPE FILE:

Tape #

R/C

Side

Length

Sides

Description

Date

T26

c

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64

--

Radio broadcast of the dedication ceremony for the new building of Northwestern Schools. Graham was president at the time and served as master of ceremonies for the program. The program also includes a solo by George Beverly Shea, “When God Speaks.” The program was apparently recorded on another tape and copied onto the cassette. There are many gaps during which parts of the program were left out. One faculty member gives some memories of Dr. William Riley. George Wilson, business manager of the College, also said a few words and Mrs. William Riley also talked about her husband. Graham also describes his own memories about Dr. Riley and T. W. Wilson talks about his connection with the school. The program concludes with a dedication sermon by Graham.

11/1948

T1

c

--

--

--

Recording of the first Hour of Decision radio program broadcast. Includes introduction by Cliff Barrows, songs by the Atlanta Crusade Choir and soloist George Beverly Shea, Scripture reading by Grady Wilson, news summary by Gerald Beaven, and a sermon by Billy Graham on Hebrews 4:12. The program was recorded during the Greater Atlanta Evangelistic Crusade

11/5/50

T2

c

--

--

--

Recording of the Hour of Decision radio program broadcast on September 5, 1955. Taped at Ocean Grove, New Jersey, and Graham's sermon was entitled "Highway Safety."

9/5/1955

T3

R

--

--

2

Side 1: Recording of the program for September 18, 1955, of the Greater Toronto Crusade, which includes singing by the audience, prayer by John McNab, solo by George Beverly Shea, prayer by Harold Lewis, introduction by Dr. Hunter, greeting by Mayor Nathan Phillips of Toronto, a talk by Graham on the requirements for revival, greetings by Alfred Cowling, introduction of team members by Cliff Barrows, offering, and a sermon by Graham on Galatians 6:14. Side 2: The address given by Graham to the 8th Annual Meeting of the National Council of Presbyterian Men held in the Palmer House in Chicago, Illinois, on March 17, 1956. His topic was "Your Reasonable Service."

9/18/1955 /3/17/1955

T47

R

3 3/4

45

1

Address to a Presbyterian conference in Montreat, NC. In his opening, Graham refer briefly to the Democratic national convention then in progress. The talk is on “Three Things that Cost.” The text is Mark 10:17-22

8/17?/1956

T9

r

3 3/4

60

1

Withdrawn by the BGEA

5/3/1958

T10

r

3 3/4

120

2

Withdrawn by the BGEA

5/3/1958 , 8/17/1958

T11

r

3 3/4

96

2

Withdrawn by the BGEA

5/17/1958, 5/24/1958

T12

r

3 3/4

115

2

Withdrawn by the BGEA

5/24/1958, 6/7/1958

T13

r

3 3/4

90

2

Withdrawn by the BGEA

6/14/1958, 6/21/1958

T14

r

3 3/4

38

1

Withdrawn by the BGEA

8/17/1958

T15

r

3 3/4

23

1

Withdrawn by the BGEA

10/4/1958

T16

r

3 3/4

111

2

Side 1: Recording of October 11, 1958, Charlotte, North Carolina, Crusade. Includes Cliff Barrows, congregational singing, testimony of Jerome Hines, solo by George Beverly Shea. Sermon by Graham on II Peter 3:2ff, "The End of the World." 55 minutes. Side 2: Recording of October 18, 1958, Charlotte, Crusade. Includes Cliff Barrows, music by choir and George Beverly Shea, Tedd Smith, and Lorin Whitney. Sermon by Graham on Matthew 26, "The Need and Purpose of the Cross." About 56 minutes.

10/11/1958, 10/18/1958

T27

r

3 3/4

ca. 190

2

Side 1: Evangelistic crusade service at Barranquilla, Colombia. January 22?, 1962. Sermon preached by Leighton Ford. Side 2. Evangelistic crusade service at Barranquilla, Colombia. January 25?, 1962. Sermon preached by Leighton Ford. Recording made by missionary Lester Hickman.

1/22?1962, 1/25?/1962

T28

r

3 3/4

110

2

Side 1: Evangelistic crusade service at Barranquilla, Colombia. January 26,1962. Sermon preached by Leighton Ford. Side 2. Evangelistic crusade service at Barranquilla, Colombia. January 27 1962. Sermon preached by Billy Graham Translation by Charles Ward. Solo by Ray Robles. Apparently this service was broadcast on the radio. Recording made by missionary Lester Hickman.

1/26/1962, 1/27/1962

T25

r

3 3/4

110

2

Recording of the evening service of June 19, 1962, Greater Chicago Crusade, held at McCormick Place. Includes introduction and conclusion by Paul Harvey, choir with Cliff Barrows, and George Beverly Shea. Sermon by Graham on Hebrews 4:12, "Why I Believe the Bible to be the Word of God." Side 2: Recording of the concluding service of June 22, 1962, Greater Chicago Crusade, held at Soldier Field. Includes introduction and conclusion by Paul Harvey, choir with Cliff Barrows. Sermon by Graham on Acts 26:28, "Agrippa Was Almost Persuaded."

6/19/1962, 6/22/1962

T4

r

--

--

1

Withdrawn by the BGEA

1962-1970

T17

r

7 1/2

37

2

Withdrawn by the BGEA

8/24/1969, 6/4/1971

T18

r

7 ½

34

1

Interview of Graham by Cavett on "The Dick Cavett Show," Topics include impact of Graham on youth and his own children and the military, God's way of answering prayers, Graham's relationships with presidents, views on communism versus democracy and Israel's theocracy, Kent State's violence, anticipations of the Second Coming, Graham's responses to personal annoyances.

May 7, 1972

T19

r

7 ½

40

1

Recording of the dedication of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library. Includes introduction of President and Mrs. Richard Nixon, former president and Mrs. Lyndon Johnson, invocation by Graham, welcome to distinguished guests. Speakers include Dr. Harry Hunt Ransom, Lyndon Baines Johnson, Richard Milhous Nixon. Additional introductions of family members of presidential families, benediction by Rev. George Richard David, National City Church, Washington, DC, and National Anthem. 40 minutes.

May 22, 1971

T20

r

7 ½

30

1

Interview of Graham by Frost on The David Frost Show, Topics include the courage of the Gale Sayers family, essential need of sincerity for public role, contemporary interest of youth in Jesus and experiential Christianity, relationship of politics to evangelism, childhood experiences of Graham, invitations from both sides of Irish conflict, the devil and demon possession of well-known TV personality, Christmas customs of the Graham family, Graham's experience with war victims.

12/15/1971

T44

r

7 ½

Ca. 30

1

Apparently a radio broadcast by Rev. Carl McIntire in which he describes his visit to the Southern Baptist Convention conference being held in Philadelphia and attacks Billy Graham for supporting President Richard Nixon in seeking detente and peaceful coexistence with Communist governments in the Soviet Union and China. See CN 24, box 2, folder 3.

6/13/1972

T29

r

3 3/4

48

2

Withdrawn by the BGEA 2/1/1978

T31

c

--

ca. 65

--

T31 - Cassette, approximately 65 minutes. Program at Moody Bible Institute, including solos by George Beverly Shea (“Singing as I Go,” “Jacob’s Ladder,” “Roll Jordon Roll”) and a sermon by Billy Graham on communicating the gospel. Introduction by George Sweeting. In his talk, Graham describes his early contacts with George Beverly Shea.

11/13/1973

T32

r

3 3/4

120

2

Two sermons by Rev. Ian Paisley of Northern Ireland in which he is extremely critical of Billy Graham. Side 1: Billy Graham, Romanism and Ecumenicalism; Side 2: Billy Graham and the Age of Apostasy.

1/1974

T33

r

3 3/4

Ca. 50

1

Lecture by Billy Graham in Alfred M. Langdon Lecture Series on public affairs. His topic was, “The Divine Answer to the National Dilemma.” The press conference preceding the lecture can be found on Collection 24, T20.

3/4/1974

T34

c

--

--

--

Withdrawn by the BGEA

1975

T35

c

--

--

--

Withdrawn by the BGEA

1975

T48

c

--

90

2

Amateur recording of the morning outdoor evangelistic service in Tahi, Hungary at which Graham preached his first sermon in Hungary. The sermon in English and the Hungartain translation are bothh included, as well as music number that preceded it.

9/4/1977

T49

c

--

90

2

Amateur recording, probably made from the radio, of the evening service at which Graham preached in Budapest, Hungary. The tape includes Graham’s sermon and the Hungarian translation.

9/4/1977

T50

c

--

90

2

Amateur recording, probably made from the radio, of the service at which Graham preached in Debrecen, Hungary. The tape includes Graham’s sermon and the Hungarian translation.

9/7?/1977

T36

c

--

42

--

How to be Born Again. Sermon by Billy Graham. Produced in by Word, Incorporated.

1978

T37

c

--

42

--

T37 - Cassette, 42 minutes. The Holy Spirit. Sermon by Billy Graham. Produced in by Word, Incorporated.

1979

T8

r

3 3/4

80

2

Audio tape copied from a cassette; 60 minutes. Side 1: Segment (about 22 minutes) of closing invitation by W. A. Criswell to a congregation, including introductions and responses by those who came forward at the close of the service; November 29, 1979. Side 2: Segment (about 20 minutes) of the closing invitation of Criswell, hymns, introductions and responses of those who came forward; September 7, 1980.

11/29/1979, 9/7/1980

T46

c

--

96

2

Recording of the Sunday service at Georgetown Baptist Church in Washington DC. Included on the tape are comments by the church’s pastor Paul Merritts, an introduction of Billy Graham by Senator mark Hatfield, and a sermon by Graham on the 23rd Psalm. President Jimmy Carter and Vice President elect George Bush were in the congregation.

December 7, 1980

T6

r

3 3/4

60

2

Tape quality is marred by an echo and poor reproduction and ends before Graham gives the invitation. Side 1: An interview of about 10 minutes of Graham by R. A. Street concerning Graham's use of the invitation comparison with those of Luis Palau and Charles Stanley. The interview is interrupted twice by members of Graham's family arriving for a visit; 20-minute segment of Graham addressing the Greater Baltimore Crusade. Poor quality sound, voice partially undistinguishable. Side 2: About 15 minutes of Graham continuing to address the Greater Baltimore Crusade. Correspondence relating to Street's questions for Graham is found in folders 1-2 and 1-14.

June 9, 1981

T7

r

3 3/4

60

2

 Side 1: Discussion (15 minutes) by Cliff Barrows answering questions submitted by R. A. Street regarding the importance of music to the invitation; n.d. Side 2: Continuation of Side 1 (beginning l0 minutes into the tape); 15-minute segment.

1981?

T5

r

3 3/4

60

2

Side 1: Address (55 minutes) by Graham entitled "In God We Trust," delivered at the National Association of Evangelicals Convention, Denver, Colorado. Side 2: Address (45 minutes) to the NAE Convention by Dr. Herbert Mekeel entitled "The Ecumenical Direction" and a ten-minute section of an address by Bob Pierce, director of World Vision, discussing responses to Christianity in non-English-speaking countries.

3/1982

T51

c

--

90

2

Amateur recording, probably from the radio, of Graham’s evangelistic meeting in Budapest, Hungary. Recording includes both sermon in English and the Hungarian translation.

July 29, 1989

T52

c

--

30

1

Episode of the radio program, Life with God. After musical numbers, the host, Earl Anders, introduces a recording of the sermon Billy Graham preached in Los Angeles on October 14, 1949. (See Collection 26, T205)

February 2, 1992

T39

c

--

100

2

Just As I Am/ the Autobiography of Billy Graham. Audio abridgement of Graham’s 1997 autobiography, read by Cliff Barrows. Produced by Harper Audio. Tape 1, Sides 1 and 2. .

1998

T40

c

--

102

2

 Just As I Am/ the Autobiography of Billy Graham. Audio abridgement of Graham’s 1997 autobiography, read by Cliff Barrows. Produced by Harper Audio. Tape 2, Sides 3 and 4.

1998

T41

c

--

99

2

T41 - Cassette, 49 minutes on side 5, 50 minutes on side 6. Just As I Am/ the Autobiography of Billy Graham. Audio abridgement of Graham’s 1997 autobiography, read by Cliff Barrows. Produced by Harper Audio. Tape 3, Sides 5 and 6.

1998

T41

c

--

102

2

 Just As I Am/ the Autobiography of Billy Graham. Audio abridgement of Graham’s 1997 autobiography, read by Cliff Barrows. Produced by Harper Audio. Tape 4, Sides 7 and 8.

1998

T45

c

--

90

2

2000 Ronald Reagan Freedom Award Dinner. Billy Graham was the honoree, receiving the Medal of Freedom. The dinner was held at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, California. Merv Griffin was the master of ceremonies, Rosemary Clooney sang, Elizabeth Dole introduced Billy Graham, who then gave a brief talk, mainly about his friendship with Ronald Reagan and concluded with a presentation of the Gospel.

April 5, 2000

T53

c

--

39

1

Oral history interview with W. Glyn Evans for the Billy Graham at Wheaton project

April 21, 2010

T54

c

--

40

1

Oral history interview with Beatrice Gage Merzig for the Billy Graham at Wheaton project

May 1, 2010

T55

c

--

27

1

Oral history interview with Robert C. Johnson for the Billy Graham at Wheaton project

May 5, 2010

T56

c

--

23

1

Oral history interview with Charlotte Cook for the Billy Graham at Wheaton project

May 5, 2010

T57

c

--

43

1

Oral history interview with Elisabeth J. Fletcher Isais for the Billy Graham at Wheaton project

May 6, 2010

T58

c

--

20

1

Oral history interview with Joyce Tucker Supplee for the Billy Graham at Wheaton project

May 13, 2010

T59

c

--

56

2

Oral history interview with Donald McDowell for the Billy Graham at Wheaton project

May 14, 2010

T60

c

--

92

2

Oral history interview with Robert H. Spiro for the Billy Graham at Wheaton project

May 17, 2010

T61

c

--

34

1

Oral history interview with Anne Blackburn Fryga for the Billy Graham at Wheaton project

May 24, 2010

T62

c

--

35

1

Oral history interview with Jane Levring Stam Miner for the Billy Graham at Wheaton project

May 26, 2010

T63

c

--

36

1

Oral history interview with Lorraine Houpt Payne for the Billy Graham at Wheaton project

June 4, 2010

T64

c

--

22

1

Oral history interview with David R. Dresser for the Billy Graham at Wheaton project

June 30, 2010

T65

c

--

24

1

Oral history interview with John Elsen for the Billy Graham at Wheaton project

July 22, 2010

T66

c

--

31

1

Oral history interview with Betty (Kraklan) Dresser for the Billy Graham at Wheaton project

July 27, 2010

T67

d

--

121

1

Oral history interview with Anna Lisa (Beckman) Maderia for the Billy Graham at Wheaton project

August 3, 2010

T68

d

--

32

--

Oral history interview with Jeanne (Smith) Burton for the Billy Graham at Wheaton project

August 20, 2010

T69

c

--

11

1

Oral history interview with Gloria (Gray) Wroughton for the Billy Graham at Wheaton project

August 25, 2010

T70

c

--

40

1

Oral history interview with Raymond H. Saxe for the Billy Graham at Wheaton project

Sep. 1, 2010

T71

c

--

22

1

Oral history interview with Charlotte (Brown) Meredith Hartzell for the Billy Graham at Wheaton project

Sep. 9, 2010

T72

c

--

90

2

Oral history interview with Grovesnor Rust for the Billy Graham at Wheaton project

Sep 23, 2010

T73

c

--

18

1

Oral history interview with Stanley A. Harwood for the Billy Graham at Wheaton Project

Sep 27, 2010

RT74

d

--

197

--

Oral history interview with Mark W. Lee for the Billy Graham at Wheaton Project

Oct 4, 2010

T75

c

--

16

1

Oral history interview with Margaret Geiger Iglesias for the Billy Graham at Wheaton Project

Oct 25, 2010

T76

c

--

52

2

Oral history interview with Ethel (Pierce) Stien for the Billy Graham at Wheaton Project

Oct 28, 2010

T77

c

--

45

--

Oral history interview with Herbert E. Anderson for the Billy Graham at Wheaton Project

Nov 15, 2010

T78 d -- 51 -- Oral history interview with Helen (Stam) Fesmire for the Billy Graham at Wheaton Project Feb 7, 2012
T79 d -- 44 -- Oral history interview with David Sunden for the Billy Graham at Wheaton Project July 1, 2013
T80 d -- 25 -- Oral history interview with Marion (Stam) Sundaen for the Billy Graham at Wheaton Project July 1, 2013

T43

c

--

--

--

Withdrawn by the BGEA

N.d.

T21

r

3 3/4

120

2

Withdrawn by the BGEA

N.d.

T22

r

3 3/4

60

1

Withdrawn by the BGEA

N.d.

T23

r

3 3/4

60

1

Withdrawn by the BGEA

N.d.

T24

r

3 3/4

60

1

Withdrawn by the BGEA

N.d.

******
LOCATION RECORD
Accession: 07-45, 07-48, 15-32
Type of material: CDs
The following items are located in the CD FILE:

 #

length

Contents

Dates

CD1

22

Withdrawn by the BGEA

May 31, 2007

CD2

104

CNN broadcast of the dedication of the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was broadcast approximately a week after the ceremony on the C-SPAN network.

May 31, 2007

CD3 98 Billy The Early Years. Commerical film produced by Phase 4 Films about the early life of Billy Graham, from his convrsion in 1934 to his 1949 Los Angeles campaign. The film emphaises his friendship with Charles Troutman. Directed by Robby Benson, starring Armie Hammer. 2008





*****
LOCATION RECORD
Accession: 80-3, 80-72, 86-3, 87-157, 89-23, 89-34, 89-111, 93-87, 94-35, 97-44, 01-01
Type of Material: Films

The following items are located in the FILM FILE:

F1

b&w

20

The Canvas Cathedral

Produced by Grace Films. It is about the Christ for Greater Los Angeles Crusade. Cliff Barrows, Clifford Smith, Kay Stewart, Ellen Elsner, James Vaus, Stuart Hamblen, and Louis Zamperini are on the film in addition to Billy Graham. Video tape V12 is an exact copy.

1949

F18

b&w

5

--

Home movie (apparently) of Graham’s visit to Japan. Includes scenes of his arrival at the airport, speaking at a press conference, preaching, traveling by train, and departing country by ocean liner. Silent.

2/1956

F14

b&w

14

Person to Person with Edward R. Murrow

Withdrawn by the BGEA

4/6/ 1956

F2

b&w

--

--

Newsreel film produced by Universal International. Scenes from the New York Crusade, including Billy Graham preaching in Madison Square Garden.

1957

F3

b&w

--

--

Newsreel film produced by Universal International. Scenes from the New York Crusade, including an appearance by Richard Nixon and Billy Graham preaching in Yankee Stadium.

1957

F8

b&w

Ca. 20

 

Filmed testimony of University of Arkansas coach Jimmie Karem, in which he refers to the influence on him of his pastor, W. O. Vaught. Karem participated in various Billy Graham crusades.

Ca/ 1960

F10

b&w

ca. 30

--

Withdrawn by the BGEA

12/1/ 1960

F11

b&w

ca. 30

--

Withdrawn by the BGEA.

12/1/ 1960

F12

b&w

60

The World of Billy Graham

Withdrawn by the BGEA

 

1961

F13

b/w

ca. 60

Pacific Panorama

Withdrawn by the BGEA

Ca. 9/1963

F22 b/w 58 Motion Picture Relief Fund dinner
Kinescope (perhaps broadcast on ABC?) of an annual dinner given to raise support for the Motion Picture Relief Fund County Home, a retirement and convalescent home maintained by the industry for its indigent members. The dinner was held at the Beverly Hills Hilton hotel. Master of ceremonies was Y. Frank Freeman. Invocation by a Catholic priest, song by George Beverly Shea (“He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”), talk by Billy Graham. He started by explaining that his ministry was not to attack others but to proclaim the Good News. He then went on to materialism and secularism in America, the real nature of security and the meaning of life, ending by describing the need for faith in Jesus Christ. He also described the enthusiastic response by the citizen of southern California to the ongoing evangelistic meetings in Los Angeles. During the talk, there were several reaction shots of famous people, mainly television personalities, in the audience, including Ruth Graham, Nancy Davis, Edgar G. Robinson, Robert Young, Lorne Green, Ralph Edwards, and Ethel Waters. After the talk, Shea sang “The Wonder of It All.” There was a very long segment of people shaking hands with graham and the crowd leaving. 9/9/63

F4

b&w

--

--

Newsreel film produced by Universal International. Footage of Billy Graham receiving an honorary doctor's degree from Baylor University.

Ca. 1964

F5

b&w

--

--

Newsreel film produced by Universal International. Includes story on the attendance by President Lyndon Baines Johnson at the Houston Crusade held in the Astrodome. Also in the story are comments by Billy Graham about Vietnam war protest marches.

11/1965

F6

--

--

--

Sound track for film F5.

--

F7

b&w

--

--

Newsreel film produced by Universal International. Includes a story about Billy Graham's crusade in Tokyo, Japan.

1967

F15

b&w

13

Beyond These Hills.

Film produced by the U.S. Government’s Office of Economic Opportunity of a conversation between Billy Graham and OEO’s Sargent Shriver about Community Action projects in Avery County, North Carolina, and a tour of those projects, including marketing handicrafts, Head Start education programs, adult education, and a community waterworks project. See also folder 3-3 and the letter dated June 30, 1967, in folder 3-6 and Collection 45, T5.

Ca. 1964-1967

F16

b&w

20

Beyond These Hills.

F16 - Film produced by the U.S. Government’s Office of Economic Opportunity of a conversation between Billy Graham and OEO’s Sargent Shriver about Community Action projects in Avery County, North Carolina, and a tour of those projects, including marketing handicrafts, Head Start education programs, adult education, and a community waterworks project. This is a longer version of F5, with more excerpts from the conversation between Graham and Shriver. See also folder 3-3 and the letter dated June 30, 1967, in folder 3-6 and Collection 45, T5.

ca. 1964-67

F17

c

2

--

Brief footage of Billy Graham at a press conference in connection with his receiving the Great American award in Atlanta, Georgia. Silent.

1967

F9

b&w

ca. 20

Withdrawn by the BGEA

1967

F19a

c

4 3/4

--

Withdrawn by the BGEA

12/17/ 1968

F19b

c

10

--

Withdrawn by the BGEA

12/17/ 1968

F20

c

16 1/4

--

Withdrawn by the BGEA.

12/22-23/1968

F21

c

Ca. 15

Planning Your Speech

Withdrawn by the BGEA

1979


*****

LOCATION RECORD
Accession: 80-131
Type of Material: Microfilm

For each item listed below, there is a positive copy in the CENTER LIBRARY MICROFILM ROOM

Reel 1 - Contains the file of correspondence between Billy Graham and Richard Nixon from Box 299, Series 320 (Vice Presidential Correspondence), Pre-Presidential Materials; 1956-1963. 35mm.

*****

LOCATION RECORD
Accession: 89-136, 93-54, 93-95, 19-02
Type of material: Negatives

The following items are located in the NEGATIVE FILE; request by Folder Titles (in bold) at the beginning of each entry below. All the negatives are black and white, unless otherwise noted.

BGEA: CHICAGO CRUSADE, 1962. Negatives of snapshots taken by John Wells of crowd scenes and staff at the crusade. 12 b &w.

BGEA: BALTIMORE CRUSADE, 1981. Scenes from a conference at the Hilton and crowd and platform shots in Baltimore Memorial Stadium, including Joni Eareckson. Close-ups of Billy Graham, Cliff Barrows, George Beverly Shea, Grady Wilson, George Wilson, Myrtle Hall, Sterling Huston. 66 negative in 13 35mm strips. Photos by Joel Fetzer. June 13, 1981.

GRAHAM, WILLIAM FRANKLIN, JR., 1940s. Exterior shots of the Western Springs Baptist Church (also known as the Village Church), Graham's only pastorate; pictures of Graham in 1943 addressing the church members during a meeting. Several negatives of each print are contained on three 35mm b/w negative strips shot from copy prints in 1993.

NEHRU, JAWAHARLAL. Copy negative made by the Archives of a meeting of Nehru with Billy Graham and Bob Pierce in 1956.

SHEA, GEORGE BEVERLY. Group of people involved in the broadcast of the radio program Songs in the Night. Included in the group are George Beverly Shea and Donald Hustad. Ca. 1946. Three negatives on a b/w 35mm strip (a fourth is on a strip in the file titled GRAHAM, WILLIAM FRANKLIN, JR., 1940s) shot in 1993 from a copy print.

*****

LOCATION RECORD
Accession: 80-149, 82-26, 82-114, 86-3, 95-34
Type of material: Oversize Materials

The location of the following items is indicated in parentheses following the folder title.

FLOOR PLAN. SOUTHERN PIEDMONT CRUSADE. (OS 12). Withdrawn by the BGEA

POSTER (PC 29, 3rd floor). 1947. Poster advertising the Billy Graham Revival in Charlotte, North Carolina, November 9-23, 1947, 23.5" x 14.25". (Previously Accession 1985.0153 in the BGC Museum collection.)

POSTER (PC 29, 3rd floor). 1955. Poster advertising All Scotland Crusade; Rally, Rutherglen; April 10, 1955, 20" x 30". (Previously Accession 1985.0154 in the BGC Museum collection.)

SCRAPBOOK (OS12). Withdrawn by the BGEA

SCRAPBOOK (OS12). Withdrawn by the BGEA

SCRAPBOOK (OS13). Wheaton Crusade News Stories; August 14-September 27, 1959.

SCRAPBOOK - DETROIT, 1953. (Photo Album file)
Withdrawn by the BGEA

SCRAPBOOK - ROMANIA, 1985 (OS11). Withdrawn by the BGEA.

MISCELLANEOUS (OS 13). Withdrawn by the BGEA

*****

LOCATION RECORD
Accession: #79-27, 80-126, 86-3, 08-04
Type of material: Phonograph Records

The following items are located in the PHONOGRAPH RECORD FILE:

 #

Size

Speed

Min. per side

Record Company

Title

Contents

Date

P1

10"

78

--

--

Mr. Texas

Side 1: Contains part of the sound track of the film Mr. Texas, produced by Great Commission Films. The set is in an album with pictures from the film. Includes the Crusade choir led by Cliff Barrows singing "The Railroad.”

Ca. 1951

Side 2:Song"Cindy Walker and Redd Harper singing "Every Step of the Way." See also P2 and P3

P2

10"

78

--

--

Mr. Texas

Side 1: Contains part of the sound track of the film Mr. Texas, produced by Great Commission Films.

Includes Cindy Walker singing "Beloved Enemy."

ca. 1951

Side 2: the Hour of Decision choir singing "Wonderful Peace." See P1 and P3

P3

10"

78

--

--

Mr. Texas

Side 1: Contains part of the sound track of the film Mr. Texas, produced by Great Commission Films.

A sermon by Billy Graham entitled "Peace."

ca. 1951

Side 2: Conclusion of sermon. See also P1 and P2

P4

8.5" sq

78

--

BGEA

--

A message by Billy Graham entitled "Let Freedom Ring," which he gave on July 4, 1953, in Dallas, Texas. Square, paper. This record, with photos, was called a “Talking Picture” and was given away to supporters of the BGEA.

1953

P5

8.5 sq

78

--

BGEA

--

Christmas greetings by Billy Graham, carols sung by the Minneapolis office staff, and the solo "How Great Thou Art" by George Beverly Shea. Square, paper. This record, with photos, was called a “Talking Picture” and was given away to supporters of the BGEA.

Ca. 1955

P6

8.5 sq

78

--

BGEA

A Souvenir of the New York Crusade

Withdrawn by the BGEA

Ca. 1957

P7

10"

33 1/3

--

Privately recorded

--

Withdrawn by the BGEA

Ca. 1960

Side 2: Blank

P8

12"

33 1/3

 

Armed Forces Radio and Television Service

Salute to Bob Hope

Withdrawn by the BGEA

1968

 

.

P9

12"

33 1/3

43

Landmark Records

Proudly They Came...To Honor America.

Side 1: Part of a two record set of excerpts from the Honor America day celebration on July 4, 1970, in Washington, DC. The records include music and speeches from a number of people, including Billy Graham. Others on the record include Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Vince Lombardi, and Jimmie Stewart. Billy Graham’s speech is on the end of side 1 on P9 and the beginning of side 2 on P10. There is a photo of the crowd at the Lincoln Memorial on the cover of the album. The inside liner notes talk about the planning and purpose of the event and describe Graham’s part in bringing it about. 2 copies.

Jimmie Stewart, Pat Boone, J. Willard marriott, E. V. Hill, Marc H. Tannebaum, Frank Borman, Kate Smith, Billy Graham

1970

 

Side 4: The Centurymen, Red Skelton, Glen Campbell, Fred Waring

P10

12"

33 1/3

41

Landmark Records

Proudly They Came...To Honor America.

Side 2: See P9. Billy Graham, Fulton J. Sheen, Esther Bob Hope, Philips, Richard M. Nixon, Jennie C. Riley- 2 copies

1970

Side 3: Jack Benny, Dianah Shore, The Young Americans, Teresa Graves, Dorothy Lamour, New Christ Minstrels

P11

12"

33 1/3

 

Columbia Records

Man in Black.

Withdrawn by the BGEA

1971

P12

12"

33 1/3

--

Columbia Records

A Quarter-Century of Meet The Press on the NBC Television Network.

Excerpts from the television news program, including excerpts of twenty-five different guests over the years. Billy Graham is shown on the cover of the album, but is not included in the excerpts on the record.

1971

 

*****
LOCATION RECORD
Accession: 79-63, 79-76, 80-153, 82-109, 82-156, 83-116, 83-135, 84-88, 84-95, 87-1, 89-53, 89-68, 89-78, 92-89, 93-95, 97-6, 99-2, 99-34, 00-57,01-73, 02-01, 02-04, 02-32, 05-26, 05-64, 08-29, 08-30, 10-30, 10-41, 10-53, 10-79, 17-21, 17-49, 17-50, 18-15, 19-02
Type of material: Photographs

The following items are located in the PHOTO FILE; request by Folder Titles (in bold) at the beginning of each entry below.


BGEA: COLUMBIA CRUSADE, 1950; BILLY GRAHAM--COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA; FEB-MAR, 1950. Scenes from the 1950 Columbia Crusade (including crowd scenes, participating pastors, Billy Graham, Cliff Barrows, Grady Wilson, George Beverly Shea, and Tedd Smith). 17 b&w.

BGEA: ATLANTA CRUSADE, 1950: BILLY GRAHAM--ATLANTA, GA; OCT. 29-DEC 3, 1950. Scenes from the 1950 Atlanta Crusade (including crowd scenes, a children's service with Cliff Barrows, Billy Graham, Tedd Smith, Grady Wilson, George Beverly Shea, Willis Haymaker, Georgia Governor Herman Talmadge, and Paul James. 60 b&w.

BGEA: LONDON CRUSADE, GREATER; MAR 1-MAY 22, 1954. 5 b&w. Snapshots of the meetings, including pictures of advertisements, Harringay Arena, crowds at Wembley, Billy Graham speaking in Trafalgar square. 1954.

BGEA: NEW YORK CRUSADE 1957. Snapshots of the platform at Madison Square Garden during the crusade. 6 b&w.

BGEA: SAN FRANCISCO BAY CITIES CRUSADE; APR 27-JUN 15, 1958. 4 b&w. Graham, Grady Wilson and Cliff Barrows in front of the Golden Gate Bridge; Graham talking to an overflow crowd outside of the Cow Palace, crusade audience inside of the Cow Palace, crusade audience at Seals Stadium. 1958.

BGEA: HONOLULU CRUSADE, 1965: BILLY GRAHAM--HONOLULU, HI; FEB 14-21, 1965. Billy Graham with Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Wilder, Honolulu, Hawaii, and in Honolulu Stadium; 1965. 3 b&w.

BGEA: HEART OF AMERICA CRUSADE, 1967: BILLY GRAHAM--KANSAS CITY, MO; SEP 8-17, 1967. View of the crowd attending the last meeting of the 1967 Heart of America Crusade. 1 b&w.

BGEA: SUNSHINE CRUSADE, 1968: BILLY GRAHAM--BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA; APR 5-7, 1968. View of the crowd attending the last meeting of the Sunshine State Crusade, Brisbane, Australia, April 7, 1968. 1 b&w.

BGEA: PACIFIC NORTHWEST CRUSADE, 1968: BILLY GRAHAM--PORTLAND, OR; MAY 17-26, 1968. Billy Graham, David Eisenhower, and Julie Nixon posing together at the 1968 Pacific Northwest Crusade. 1 b&w.

BGEA: METRO TORONTO CRUSADE, 1978: BILLY GRAHAM--TORONTO, CANADA; JUN 11-18, 1978. Scenes from the 1978 Metro Toronto Crusade, including crowd scenes and views of the choir practicing. 25 color, 3 b&w.

BGEA: BALTIMORE CRUSADE, 1981. Numerous close-up photos from the June 4 Team and Stam Breakfast at the Hilson, including picture sof Billy Graham, Cliff Barrows, George Beverly Shea, Grady Wilson, Myrtle Hall, Sterling Huston, Barrows and Shea doing a duet. Also a few long distant shots of the platform (including Joni Eareckson) and the crowd at the stadium. Photos taken by Joel Fetzer. 66 b&w, June 13, 1981.

BRIGHT, WILLIAM "BILL". Billy Graham with Bill Bright at Forest Home in California in 1946, Billy Graham with Bill and Vonette Bright. 1 color, 1 b&w. 1946, n.d.

CAROLLERS FOR CHRIST. Female quartet of singers from Wheaton College who sang on Graham’s radio program, Songs in the Night in 1943. 1 b&w

EISENHOWER, DWIGHT DAVID. Billy Graham with President and Mrs. Eisenhower and two others at the National Presbyterian Church; March 6, 1955. Graham with President Eisenhower and T. W. Wilson; September 29, 1967. 2 b&w.

GRAHAM, MORROW COFFEY. Billy Graham with his mother on the platform at the 1957 New York Crusade. 1 b&w

GRAHAM, WILLIAM FRANKLIN, JR. - 1930s. 1 b&w. Copy of a photo of Graham standing in front of a revivial tent with fellow evangelistic workers Denny Hedey, Steve Cloud, Norman Vernon, John Minder, and Ponzi Pennington. Probably in Tampa in March, 1938.

GRAHAM, WILLIAM FRANKLIN, JR. - 1940s. 2 b&w. Billy Graham and two other men standing in front of Williston Hall on Wheaton College campus, ca. 1940; Billy Graham, Charles Templeton, and J. Stratton Shufelt in Sweden on a YFC tour, 1946; Billy Graham, Ted Engstrom and Jack Sonneveldt at a Youth for Christ rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1947.

GRAHAM, WILLIAM FRANKLIN, JR. - 1950s.
20 b&w. Various shots, including Graham playing baseball at a Youth for Christ camp, George Wilson and Lee Fisher are also in the picture, 1950; Graham and George Beverly Shea at a rally in Longview, Texas, 1951; snapshots of Graham preaching at 1953 St. Louis Revival; Billy Graham in front of the White House, November 3, 1953; Graham with his wife Ruth; Graham visiting an open air market in London; snapshot of Graham preaching at 1955 Kaiserslautern rally; Graham with Bob Cook and J. D. Hamel at 1956 Youth for Christ Winona Lake conference; Graham on the This is Your Life television program with Ralph Edwards on 11/13/57; Graham at a 1959 meeting of the board of directors of the Summer Institute of Linguistics, along with Lorin Grist, Ken Pike, Dick Pittman, W. C. Townsend, William G Nyman, Ben Needham, Jim Dean, Bob Schneider, Harold Goodall, Ben Elson, Earl Miller, Ken Waters, Turner Blount, Howard McKaughan, Dale Kietzman, and Harold Key; Graham in Moscow on a 1959 visit.

GRAHAM, WILLIAM FRANKLIN, JR. - 1960s. 15 b&w. Billy Graham at the Charlotte, North Carolina, banquet of Wycliffe Bible Translators, 1960. Graham at the biennial convention of the International Society of Christian Endeavour; Graham in New York viewing the United Nations building; Graham in Chantilly, France, in 1960 dedicating the European Bible Institute; Graham at the 1961 National Prayer Breakfast with President John Kennedy and Senator Frank Carlson; Graham meeting with Karl Barth in 1962; Billy Graham attending and speaking at a 1962 New York City meeting of the National Association of Manufacturers (former President Eisenhower also there); Graham viewing the design for the Astrodome of Houston, Texas, USA.

GRAHAM, WILLIAM FRANKLIN, JR. - 1970s. 1 b&w, 1 color. Portrait photo of Graham by Yousuf Karsah. Graham; Graham getting an honorary degree at Jacksonville University in 1973, accompanied by university president Robert Spiro Jr.

GRAHAM, WILLIAM FRANKLIN, JR. - 1990s. Portrait shots and scenes of Graham preaching. 4 color.

GRAHAM, WILLIAM FRANKLIN, JR. - N.D. A British tea card with a color drawing of Graham on one side and a brief biography on the other.

GRAHAM, WILLIAM FRANKLIN w/ FAMILY MEMBERS. 1 color. Billy and Ruth Graham and their children Anne, Ruth, Franklin, and Ned at the wedding of the eldest daughter Virginia and Stephen Tchividjian in Montreux, Switzerland, 1963.

GRAHAM, WILLIAM FRANKLIN W/ RUTH BELL GRAHAM.

JOHNSON, LYNDON BAINES (PRES.). President Lyndon Johnson reading a churchyard marker with Billy Graham, 1965. 1 b&w.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF EVANGELICALS. Scenes from the April 20-22, 1971, meeting of the National Association of Evangelicals. Includes shots of Hudson Armerding, J. Sidlow Baxter, Myron Boyd, Robert A. Cook, Billy Melvin, Seth A. Rohrer, Clyde Taylor, and Billy Graham. 8 b&w.

NEHRU, JAWAHARLAL. Meeting of Nehru with Billy Graham and Bob Pierce in 1956. 1 b&w.

WESTERN SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH. Color postcard of the exterior of the church in Western Springs, Illinois, where Billy Graham had his only pastorate. Postcard is ca. 1960s. (Also known as the Village Church. The building on the card had not been built when Graham was pastor.)

WORLD VISION INTERNATIONAL. Pictures of a visit by Cliff Barrows and Billy Graham to a World Vision boy's home and of a visit of the Korean Children's Choir to Minneapolis in 1972. 3 b&w.

*****

LOCATION RECORD
Accession: 89-69, 91-35, 92-6
Type of material: Slides

The following items are located in the SLIDE FILE. All of the slides are in color, unless otherwise noted.

SLIDE FILE BOX 11

S1-S4 - Pictures of Graham preaching to an audience of U.S. military personnel in Verdun France on July 26, 1955.

S5-S15 - Withdrawn by the BGEA

S16-S26 - Color slides of crowd scenes from the 1959 Brisbane Crusade. Includes also shots of Graham walking through the crowd, picutures of the choir, pictures of the loudspeaker system

*****
LOCATION RECORD
Accession: 79-97, 80-47, 80-52, 80-86, 80-113, 80-124, 82-24, 82-132, 83-54, 83-145, 84-98, 85-138, 85-171, 86-3, 87-95, 88-81, 90-68, 90-112, 91-32, 92-46, 92-144, 93-03, 93-19, 93-28, 93-120, 95-89, 95-117, 96-7, 96-84, 96-85, 96-88, 96-93, 97-38, 97-43, 01-16, 01-23, 01-54
Type of material: Videotape



V12

U-matic

B/w

21

The Canvas Cathedral

Grace Films production about the 1949 Christ for Greater Los Angeles evangelistic meetings. Film includes narration by Al Mallicoat, a duet by Kay Stewart and Ellen Elsner, a welcome by Clifford Smith, a few words from Cliff Barrows, and a sermon by Billy Graham. These videos are copies of F1. 2 copies.

1949

V27

U-matic

B/w

14

Person to Person with Edward R. Murrow

Copied from F14.

4/6/1956

V1

U-matic

b/w

59

--

News stories which mention Billy Graham, broadcast on the Columbia Broadcasting System's national evening news programs; On permanent loan from the Vanderbilt Television News Archives.

1/30/1969 to 4/25/1976

V4

U-matic

b/w

60

--

News stories which mention Billy Graham, broadcast on the National Broadcasting Corporation's national evening news programs; On permanent loan from the Vanderbilt Television News Archives.

12/29/1969 to 9/22/1976

V3

U-matic

b/w

45

--

News stories which mention Billy Graham, broadcast on the American Broadcasting Corporation's national evening news programs; On permanent loan from the Vanderbilt Television News Archives.

5/29/1970 to 9/30/1977

V28

2" reel

Color

18

--

Withdrawn by the BGEA

July 5 and 13, 1971.

V29

½" cassette

--

--

--

Withdrawn by the BGEA

7/13/1975

V30

½" cassette

--

--

--

Withdrawn by the BGEA

7/13/1975

V54

U-matic

C

49

--

Withdrawn by the BGEA

2/1976

V2

U-matic

b/w

22

--

News stories which mention Billy Graham, broadcast on the Columbia Broadcasting System's national evening news programs; On permanent loan from the Vanderbilt Television News Archives.

9/22/76 to 3/29/79

V5

U-matic

b/w

8

--

NBC's Segment 3 special report on evangelical and charismatic Christians in the United States. Graham is mentioned; 10/19/77. On permanent loan from the Vanderbilt Television News Archives.

10/19/1977

V8

U-matic

c

20

20/20

ABC's network program which contains a story on Billy Graham and his evangelistic ministry, his theology, and his relationship with Richard Nixon. Includes an interview with Grady Wilson.

12/20/1979

V13

U-matic

c

ca. 60

--

News programs clips about Graham from ABC, CBS, and NBC. Topics include contacts with political leaders George Bush, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan; meeting with church leaders; visit to London for Templeton Prize; and trip to Moscow and reaction (see index elsewhere in this guide). On permanent loan from the Vanderbilt Television News Archives.

3/29/1979 to 5/12/1982

V6

U-matic

b/w

12

Sixty Minutes

CBS television network program, which contained an interview with Billy Graham and Jesse Jackson about the relations between Blacks and Jews within the United States. American attitudes toward Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Front are also discussed.

9/16/1979

V7

U-matic

c

59

 The Phil Donahue Show

Broadcast over Channel 9 in Chicago. Billy Graham was the guest; topics discussed included Graham's reaction to the visit of Pope John Paul II to America, the cost of being an evangelist, the role of women in the church, the need for salvation, the nature of evil, public schools, the Holy Spirit, the budget of the BGEA, Richard Nixon and Watergate, judgment, abortion, the relationship between Blacks and Jews in the United States, Satan, and contraception. A transcript of this interview is in folder 2-9.

10/11/79

V11

U-matic

c

21

--

Cornerstone laying ceremony held at the Billy Graham Center, Wheaton, Illinois, on October 13, 1979. Speakers include Hudson Taylor Armerding, Kenneth Gieser, Billy Graham, Allen Emery, Delbert Nelson

10/13/79

V9

U-matic

c

58

Billy Graham--The Inside Story

Television broadcast produced by the World Wide Pictures entitled which was shown in Chicago over Channel 32. The program is narrated by Paul Harvey and describes the background of Graham and the ministry of the BGEA; August, 1980.

8/1980

V10

U-matic

c

58

Billy Graham in Music City USA

Television broadcast produced by World Wide Pictures about Graham's 1979 crusade in Nashville, Tennessee.

8/1980

V31

VHS

c

ca. 35

The Lee Phillips Show.

This was a Chicago local news interview program, run in conjunction with the noon news. This segment took place at the Billy Graham Center Museum in Wheaton, Illinois, and consists of an interview with Billy Graham. During the interview he talked about his student days at Wheaton College, meeting his future wife there, becoming an evangelist, his first radio show Songs in the Night, the 1949 Los Angeles evangelistic campaign, the impact of Christians in politics, his endorsement of John Connally for governor of Texas during the 1962 El Paso Crusade, television evangelists, the Evangelical movement in the United States, and the purpose and program of the Billy Graham Center. The tape also includes the daily news coverage and commercials

9/5/1980

V14

U-matic

c

15

 

Program titled "Billy Graham After the Last Crusade." Produced by WSOC-TV for Eye Witness News, Channel 9, Carolina Broadcasting Company. Hosted by David Haines. Discusses past career, present activities, and possible successor.

2/1982

V15

U-matic

c

36

This Week

Withdrawn by the BGEA

5/16/1982

V16

U-matic

c

7

This Week

Withdrawn by the BGEA

5/16/1982

V32

U-matic

c

59

You Can Make It.

Television program on the PTL Television Network hosted by Jim and Tammy Bakker. The guests on this episode were Billy Graham, Cliff Barrows and George Beverly Shea. The program included an interview with Billy Graham about his faith and family life

2/3/1983

V33

U-matic

c

54

--

News stories which mention Evangelical Protestantism, broadcast on the American Broadcasting Corporation's national evening news programs. The stories include the debate over a freeze on nuclear arms, the ministry of Madeline Mims, the impact of the Christian Broadcasting Network, Fundamentalists Anonymous, Pat Robertson’s plans to run for the presidency, the ministry of Jerry Falwell, and snake handlers. There is also a September 13, 1984, story about Billy Graham visit to the Soviet Union. On permanent loan from the Vanderbilt Television News Archives.

3/8/1983 to 12/18/1986

V34

U-matic

c

42

--

News stories which mention Evangelical Protestantism, broadcast on the Columbia Broadcasting System's national evening news programs. The stories include the debate over a freeze on nuclear arms, the selling of religion, Ronald Reagan and Evangelicals, the debate over prayer in public schools, the debate over capital punishment, religion in the 1984 election, and the revival of religion in America. At the very end of the tape is a brief April 27, 1986, story about the BGEA’s crusade in Washington DC. On permanent loan from the Vanderbilt Television News Archives.

3/8/1983 to 4/27/1986

V35

U-matic

c

54

 

News stories which mention Evangelical Protestantism, broadcast on the National Broadcasting Corporation's national evening news programs. The stories include the debate over a freeze on nuclear arms, preachers in politics, Ronald Reagan at the meeting of the National Association of Evangelicals, January 20, 1985, story on evangelism in the United States includes a brief shot of Billy Graham, child evangelists, a June 10, 1985 story on the struggle between conservatives and moderates in the Southern Baptist Convention (including a brief quote from Billy Graham), an August 4, 1985, story about the meeting of the nation’s governors, including a clip of Billy Graham preaching at their prayer breakfast, a story about Pat Robertson, and a November 23, 1986, story about Billy Graham at his 50th high school reunion. On permanent loan from the Vanderbilt Television News Archives.

3/8/1983 to 11/23/1986

V17

U-matic

c

5

 The Today Show

Withdrawn by the BGEA

11/18/1983

V55

U-matic

c

90

Praise the Lord

Withdrawn by the BGEA

7/19-28/1985

V56

VHS

c

90

Praise the Lord

Withdrawn by the BGEA

7/19-28/1985

V57

VHS

c

105

Praise the Lord

Withdrawn by the BGEA

7/19-28/1985

V58

VHS

c

90

Praise the Lord

Withdrawn by the BGEA

7/19-28/1985

V59

VHS

c

105

Praise the Lord

Withdrawn by the BGEA

7/19-28/1985

V36

VHS

c

90

Good Morning America

Withdrawn by the BGEA

10/7/1985

V18

VHS

C

53

 

Centenary Conference of the Christian and Missionary Alliance held in St. Paul, Minnesota. Invocation by Rev. Garfield Powell, instrumental music, hymn singing, report by Rev. Herbert Nielson(?) on missions in Africa, Scripture reading by Rev. David Thomas, introduction of Graham by Dr. Louis King, address by Billy Graham. Graham talks about going to Florida Bible Institute, serving under John Minder as an assistant pastor, contacts with A. W. Tozer and R. R. Brown, assistance received from R. G. LeTourneau during his 1947 evangelistic tour of England, description of A. B. Simpson and of V. R. Edman and the Gospel Tabernacle in Wheaton, his 1984 trip to Russia, and his upcoming trip to China. The main part of his sermon is about the corrupt state of the world, the second coming of Christ, and the need to preach the Gospel to the entire world. He closes with an invitation to accept Christ.

5/19/1987

V37

U-matic, VHS

c

50

David Frost Interviews Billy Graham “A Prophet With Honor.”

Withdrawn by the BGEA

7/1989

V60

VHS

c

13

--

Withdrawn by the BGEA

11/27/1989

V39

VHS

c

28

The God Squad.

Withdrawn by the BGEA

9/29/1990

V65

Beta

--

--

--

Withdrawn by the BGEA

11/11/1990

V40

VHS

c

11

Profiles in Prayer

Christian Broadcasting Network segment, hosted by Pat Robertson. This segment is about the life and ministry of Billy Graham, with particular emphasis on the part prayer support played in the 1949 meetings in Los Angeles and the roles of Pearl Goode and William Randolph Hearst. Ca. 1990 .

Ca. 1990

V41

VHS

c

25

 

Withdrawn by the BGEA

8/27/1991

V42

U-matic

c

17

McNeil/Lehrer News Hour

Segment from the program broadcast on the Public Broadcasting System. The story is about the life and ministry of Billy Graham, with several excerpts from an interview of Graham done for this segment, as well as historical footage and stills and comments by Martin Marty, Robert Drinian, William Martin, and Charles Colson. The topics covered include his message, the needs of his audience, William Martin’s biography of Graham, plans for the 1992 Philadelphia Crusade (including a segment of Charlie Riggs leading a counseling class), the split between Fundamentalists and Evangelicals, his relations with presidents, his support for the Vietnam War, his attitude toward racial integration and the civil rights movement, and the meaning of the invitation to accept Christ which he gives at the end of his services.

4/17/1992

V25

U-matic

c

31

 

Withdrawn by the BGEA

9/5/1992

V43

U-matic

c

15

Primetime

V43 - Color, 3/4" u-matic, 15 minutes. Segment of hosted by Diana Sawyer entitled “The Lion in Winter.” The story is about Billy and Ruth Graham and includes interviews with them, as well as historical film footage and stills. Ruth Graham discusses their courtship, Billy Graham as a young preacher, their marriage and family life. Billy Graham talks about his attitude toward his preaching, his conversion, his relations with US presidents, Richard Nixon and Watergate, his home life, fund-raising practices, his Parkinson’s disease, and his attitude toward death.

12/17/1992

V44

VHS

c

120

--

CSPAN2's television broadcast of William Jefferson Clinton’s first inauguration, including the invocation and benediction by Billy Graham. The text of the prayers are in the January 1993 file of the clipping file of Collection 360. January 20, 1993.

1/20/1993

V66

Beta

c

--

Talking with David Frost

Episode of the program that consists of an interview with Billy Graham. Note: The Archives does not have equipment to view this cassette

1/29/93

V51

VHS

c

240

--

Program about Wheaton College accomplishments 1992-1993, followed by a tape of the 1993 Commencement Service, including the commencement address by Billy Graham. See also T38.

5/9/1993

V45

VHS

c

5

ABC World News

Withdrawn by the BGEA

11/11/1993

V61

VHS

c

35

The Portland Story

Withdrawn by the BGEA

1993

V62

VHS

c

94

--

CNN’s live broadcast of the funeral of former president Richard M. Nixon. Program includes eulogies by Henry Kissinger, Robert Dole, Pete Wilson, and President Bill Clinton; a sermon by Billy Graham; and the funeral service and ceremony. April 27, 1994.

4/27/1994

V26

VHS

c

Ca. 120

--

Withdrawn by the BGEA

4/23/1995

V46

VHS

c

3

--

CNN news story about Franklin Graham preparing to succeed his father as head of the BGEA. The story also talks about his relief work at Samaritan’s Purse. A transcript of the story is in the November 1995 files of the clipping file of Collection 360. November 10, 1995.

11/10/1995

V52

VHS

c

Ca. 50

Crusade: The Life of Billy Graham.

An episode in the Art & Entertainment Network’s Biography series. Includes historical footage and excerpts from an interview with Graham.

1995

V47

VHS

c

Ca. 40

--

CNN broadcast of the ceremony in the Capital Rotunda in Washington, D.C. in which Billy and Ruth Graham received the Congressional Gold Medal. Program includes a song by George Beverly Shea, comments by Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, and Senators Jesse Helms and Lauch Faircloth. Senator Strom Thurmond also participated. The ceremony concluded with comments by Billy Graham expressing his gratitude on behalf of himself and his wife and expressing the need for the people of the world to turn to Christ. A transcript of the program is in the May 1996 files of the clipping file of Collection 360.

5/2/1996

V48

VHS

c

Ca. 80

 

Withdrawn by the BGEA

5/2/1996

V19

VHS

C and b/w

Ca. 60

With God On Our Side: The Rise of The Religious Right in America

Episode 1 - “The Early Crusades”.

1996

V20

VHS

C and b/w

Ca. 60

. With God On Our Side: The Rise of The Religious Right in America,

Episode 2 - “The Zeal of Thy House”.

1996

V21

VHS

c and b/w

Ca. 60

With God On Our Side: The Rise of The Religious Right in America,

Episode 3 - “We Are Family”. 1996.

1996

V22

VHS

C and b/w

Ca. 60

With God On Our Side: The Rise of The Religious Right in America

Episode 4 - “Prophets and Advisors”. 1996.


1996

V23

VHS

C and b/w

Ca. 60

With God On Our Side: The Rise of The Religious Right in America

Episode 5 - “And Who Shall Lead Them?”.

1996

V24

VHS

C and b/w

Ca. 60

With God On Our Side: The Rise of The Religious Right in America

Episode 6 - “God’s Armies’.

1996

V49

VHS

C

60

Hour of Power

This episode of the television ministry of Robert Schuller includes an interview with Billy Graham.





5/31/1997

V50

Beta

--

--

--

Withdrawn by the BGEA

1997

V38

VHS

c

Ca. 50

Everyman

Broadcast by the BBC of the United Kingdom. This episode is entitled “Billy!” and covers the life and ministry of Billy Graham, with a great deal of historical film footage and stills, including what appears to be Graham home movies. There are interviews with Archbishop of Canterbury George L. Carey, Bishop Gavin Reid, Cliff Barrows, William Martin, Ruth Gledhill (Religion correspondent for The Times, Clive Calver, Martyn Lloyd-Elliott, Cliff Richard, Harvey Thomas, and Franklin Graham. Among the topics covered, besides a chronological telling of Graham’s life, are his use of various types of media to proclaim the gospel, his communication style, his relations with presidents and other heads of state, his work in communist countries, and the question of who will succeed him.

1997

V63

VHS

c

330

--

MSNC’s broadcast of the National Prayer Service held in the National Cathedral in Washington, DC, after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The service included a sermon by Billy Graham and remarks by President George W. Bush. The service is followed on the tape by the network’s coverage of the attacks and the aftermath.

9/14/2001

V64

VHS

c

58

What Grace Provides

Withdrawn by the BGEA

2002

V67            



CONTAINER LIST
Box Folder Description
3 1 Appreciation Notes; 1948-1950
11 4 Billy Graham at Wheaton Project - Documents; 1944, 1955, 2010
11 5 Billy Graham at Wheaton Project - Forms; 2010
3 2 Articles/Clippings "The Chronic Negro Mourner and the Conversion of Billy Graham" 1995, n.d.
3 3 Brochure: "Beyond These Hills;" 1967
1 1 Brochures: "Hour of Decision" Messages; 1951-1978
1 2 Brochure: Street Meetings; 1982
1 3 Brochure: The 10 Best-Beloved Hymns; n.d.
1 4 Withdrawn by the BGEA
1 5 Withdrawn by the BGEA
3 4 Withdrawn by the BGEA
Correspondence:
1 6 Withdrawn by the BGEA
1 7 Coffey, Benjamin Morrow; 1863-1964, 1913-1915, n.d.
1 8 Withdrawn by the BGEA
1 9 General; 1938, 1953, 1960, 1978, 1983
1 10 Withdrawn by the BGEA
3 5 R Library of Congress; 1972-1973; n.d.
11 6   Powell, Emma; 1970
1 11 R Presidential - Harry S. Truman; 1949-1952
1 12 R Presidential - Dwight David Eisenhower; 1952-1960
1 13 R Presidential - John F. Kennedy; 1961-1963
3 6 R Presidential - Lyndon B. Johnson; 1963-1972
3 7 R Presidential - Richard M. Nixon; 1969-1974
1 14 R Presidential - Gerald R. Ford; 1975-1977
1 15 Street, Alan; June 18-July 15, 1981
1 16 "This is Your Life"; November 14-18, 1957
3 8 Withdrawn by the BGEA
Ephemera:
1 17 Withdrawn by the BGEA
1 18 Billy Graham Center; August, 1977-September, 1980
1 19 Billy Graham Evangelistic Association; 1970-1982, n.d.
1 20 Chattanooga Crusade; 1975. English/Portuguese translation; 1972
1 21 Crusade Ministry Anniversary, Los Angeles, California; November 7, 1983
1 22 Withdrawn by the BGEA
1 23 Greater Chicago Crusade; May 30-June 22, 1962
1 24 Greater Chicago Crusade; June 3-June 13, 1971
1 25 Withdrawn by the BGEA
1 26 Mexico City Rally; December, 1957-March, 1958
1 27 Mid-America Crusade, School of Evangelism; August-September, 1978
1 28 New York Crusade; May 15-October 12, 1957
1 29 Withdrawn by the BGEA
1 30 Withdrawn by the BGEA
1 31 Withdrawn by the BGEA
1 32 Wheaton Crusade; September, 1957, n.d.
1 33 World Wide Pictures; 1962
3 9 Explo 72 Materials
2 1 Withdrawn by the BGEA
Index:
2 2 ABC News Programs; May, 1970-September, 1977
2 3 CBS News Programs; January, 1969-March, 1979
2 4 NBC News Programs; December, 1969-October, 1977
2 5 Manuscript: "Baltimore: A Panoramic View," R. Alan Street; 1981
11 7 Miscellaneous; 2019
11 2 Newsletters, Songs in the Night, 1944-1951, 1973
Newspaper Column
4 1 A-C; 1970-1976
4 2 D-L; 1970-1976
4 3 M-R; 1970-1976
4 4 S-Y; 1970-1976
Notebook
8 1 Withdrawn by the BGEA
5 1 Withdrawn by the BGEA
5 2 Withdrawn by the BGEA
    Northwestern Schools Materials
    Northwestern Pilot
7 5 Withdrawn by the BGEA
9 1 Withdrawn by the BGEA
9 2 Withdrawn by the BGEA
    Northwestern Scroll
9 3 Withdrawn by the BGEA
10 1 Withdrawn by the BGEA
10 2 Withdrawn by the BGEA
10 3 Withdrawn by the BGEA
11 1 Withdrawn by the BGEA
5 3 Press Release: Daughters of the American Revolution; 1977
2 6 Withdrawn by the BGEA
Program
5 4 The Billy Graham Nagar; 1980
5 5 Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony; 1996
5 6 Dedication of Calvary Church, Charlotte; 1978
5 7 Great American Award; 1967
5 8 Honor America Day; 1970
5 9 Presidential Inauguration; 1981
5 10 Service at US Military Base, Verdun, France; 1955
2 7 Reprints: Graham portraits; n.d.
5 11 Resolution: Wheaton College Faculty; 1999
Scrapbook
8 2 Arkansas Crusade, 1989
8 3 Arkansas Crusade, 1989
5 12 Dallas Crusade, 1953
6 1 Withdrawn by the BGEA
6 2 Withdrawn by the BGEA
OS11 Withdrawn by the BGEA
7 4 Script, Radio; 1961
6 3 Withdrawn by the BGEA
6 4 Tracts; 1954-1968
Transcripts:
6 5 Korea Visit; 1956
2 8 Oral Histories: John Jay Hooker, Jr.; February 23, 1966, n.d.
Newspaper Version of Sermons
7 1 1958 (2000)
7 2 1958 (2000)
7 3 1958 (2000)
2 9 The Phil Donahue Show Television Program; October, 1979
2 10 20/20 Television Program; December, 1979
2 11 Random Recollections on Billy Graham as an Undergraduate, V. R. Edman; n.d.
11 3   Sorenson manuscript; ca. 1990



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