Billy Graham Center

Records of Prison Fellowship Ministries - Collection 274


Table of Contents

Brief Description of This Collection

Title Page and Restrictions

Historical Background

An Essay on the Contents of the Collection (Scope and Content)

    I. Historical files
      A. Born Again Files
      B. Prison Fellowship Files
    II. Executive officers
      A. Charles Colson
        1. General
        2. Liaison Files
      B. Gordon Loux
    III. Field Offices
      A. Regional Operation Reports
      B. State Files
      C. Regional and State Directors' Files
    IV. Training and Development
      A. Vice President Files
      B. Training Materials
      C. In-Prison Seminar Files
      D. Washington DC Seminar Files
      E. Crisis of Incarceration Marriage Files
      F. Community Service Projects Files
    V. Public Relations
    VI. Reference
    VII. Justice Fellowship
      A. Administrative Files
      B. Restorative Justice Handbooks
PFM Staff, 1976-1985

Lists of Oversize Materials, Photo Albums, Photographs, Slides, and Video Tapes in This Collection (Location Records)
    Oversize Materials
    Photo Albums
    Video tapes
List of the Contents of Boxes of Paper Records in This Collection (Container List)
    I. Historical files
      A. Born Again Files
      B. Prison Fellowship Files
    II. Executive officers
      A. Charles Colson
        1. General
        2. Liaison Files
      B. Gordon Loux
    III. Field Offices
      A. Regional Operation Reports
      B. State Files
      C. Regional and State Directors' Files
    IV. Training and Development
      A. Vice President Files
      B. Training Materials
      C. In-Prison Seminar Files
      D. Washington DC Seminar Files
      E. Crisis of Incarceration Marriage Files
      F. Community Service Projects Files
    V. Public Relations
    VI. Reference
    VII. Justice Fellowship


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Brief Description.
Correspondence, memos, reports, statistics, budgets, manuals, minutes, lists, applications, reference materials, newspaper clippings, and other documents describing the founding and development of PFM. Among the subjects covered in the files are: the part played in the organization by Charles Colson, the realities of prison ministry, evangelism in prisons, the conditions of prisons in the United States, the Christian testimonies of inmates, the place of volunteers in prison ministry, the development of programs to help prisoners develop their Christian faith and provide service to the community, ideas for the reform of criminal justice in the United States, and the relationship between PFM and its constituents. There are restrictions on the use of this collection. For more information, please see guide.
192 boxes (DC; 81.65 cubic feet); Oversize Materials, Photo Albums, Photographs, Slides, Video Tape

Collection 274
[September 18, 2018]
Prison Fellowship Ministries (USA); 1976-
Records; 1961 (1975-1989) 1990; n.d.
192 boxes (DC; 81.65 cubic feet); Oversize Materials, Photo Albums, Photographs, Slides, Video Tape


Closed until January 1, 2044: Folders 4-5, 4-6, 13-7, 14-3, 16-3, 16-4, 21-3, 27-46, 27-50, 28-17, 28-25, 28-19, 28-58, 143-22, 144-3, 179-1


Historical Background

Founded: the organizations was formally founded in August 1976, but seminars and Bible studies for the encouragement and training of prisoners who were Christians had been held in 1975.

Location of headquarters: For a brief time, PF operated out of the offices of the Fellowship Foundation in Arlington, Virginia, but soon acquired its own building. The United States organization has always been based in the Washington, DC area. In 2000, its headquarters was in the Washington suburb of Reston, Virginia.

Significant events in organizational history:

Charles W. Colson, special assistant to President Richard Nixon, committed his life to Christ (August)

Colson, who had been meeting with a Christian support group including Congressmen Albert Quie, Senator Harold Hughes, and Douglas Coe of Fellowship Foundation, believed that he should plead guilty to on the charges for which the Watergate grand jury indicted him. On June 21 he was sentenced to one to three years and on July 8 began his service at Fort Holabird prison in Maryland

Colson freed (January)
First Washington seminar to train Christian inmates in living the Christian life (November)

Charles Colson's book Born Again published (February)
Prison Fellowship formally organized (August); Gordon Loux was executive vice president and Fred Rhodes was chairman of the board of trustees

PF invited to supervise chaplains in selected prisons
Bill Beshears became first PF chaplain in a prison in Memphis, Tennessee
First in-prison seminar held at a facility in Oxford, Wisconsin (April)

Divisions of field ministries and training started
PF organization started in Great Britain through the help of Colson and PF staff
First wilderness seminar held (June)

Prison Fellowship International started to help coordinate the activities of PF ministries in different countries. By 2000 there were eighty-three national organizations. Each country sends three representatives to the council which controls Prison Fellowship International

Project Angel Tree program (involving local churches and other grounds in helping to distribute Christmas gifts to the children of prisoners) begun with one project held in Birmingham, Alabama

Justice Fellowship founded to study and lobby for reform in the criminal justice system and to involve people at a grass roots level in the process

Fellowship Communication formed to produce the newsletters, manuals and other publications of PF

PF opened it new headquarters in Reston Virginia (February). (The estate house on the property, named for Arthur S. DeMoss, was already being used as a reception and training center.)

Neighbors Who Care founded to help create community support for the victims of crime

Prison Fellowship ministry begun in Russia

Ministry specialty or emphasis: Prison Fellowship worked to provide Christian support and nurture to prisoners, their families, and victims of crime. It was also concerned that the criminal justice system be fair and efficient. Christian volunteers in nearby communities were organized to visit prisons and jails regularly to witness to prisoners and encourage Christian inmates. Educational seminars (some held in prison, others at PF headquarters in Washington, DC) were conducted to train prisoners in how to lead Bible studies and share their faith. There were also programs for the families of prisoners, including Angel Tree, which distributes gifts at Christmastime to the children of inmates in the name of the incarcerated parent. Justice Fellowship, a non-profit foundation that grew out of PF, investigated issues related to criminal justice reform and lobbied at the state and national level for legislation. Other activities included pre-release counseling, assistance after release from prison (including family counseling), prison ministry project development and publishing, and working for criminal justice reform.

Scope and Content Description

[NOTE: In the Scope and Content description, the notation "folder 4-2 means box 4, folder 2.]

The Prison Fellowship Ministries collection consists of the files of the organization and includes correspondence, memos, reports, manuals, budgets, statistics, publicity materials, applications, reference materials, photographs, and photo albums (the last two being described in their own location records). The documents tell the story of the origins of the ministry and its development up until the late 1980s, including the creation of a nationwide organization, the growth of affiliated ministries in other countries, the United States' PF programs for witnessing to the gospel in prisons and nurturing the Christian growth of prisoners, the organization of local volunteers, the growth of leadership and Bible study training programs, the development of programs for prisoners' families and the work of Justice Fellowship, which was created to lobby for reform in the criminal justice system. Besides documenting the actual ministry of Prison Fellowship, the records illustrate its function as an organization, including activities such as training, evaluation of programs, public relations, fund raising, and the building of physical facilities. The records also contain much information on prison ministry in general and on criminal justice in the United States and the workings of the jail and prison system.

The files are arranged in the order in which they were received, as the archivist was able to determine it. 0The collection consists of seven series, some of which are divided into subseries

    I. Historical files
      A. Born Again Files
      B. Prison Fellowship Files
    II. Executive officers
      A. Charles Colson
        1. General
        2. Liaison Files
      B. Gordon Loux
    III. Field Offices
      A. Regional Operation Reports
      B. State Files
      C. Regional and State Directors' Files
    IV. Training and Development
      A. Vice President Files
      B. Training Materials
      C. In-Prison Seminar Files
      D. Washington DC Seminar Files
      E. Crisis of Incarceration Marriage Files
      F. Community Service Projects Files
    V. Public Relations
    VI. Reference
    VII. Justice Fellowship
      A. Administrative Files
      B. Restorative Justice Handbooks
Series: I. Historical Records
Arrangement: Two subseries - A. Born Again Files; B. Prison Fellowship Files. These are described in more detail in the subseries descriptions below.
Date Range: 1975-1982
Volume: 11.75 cubic feet
Boxes: 1 through 22
Geographic coverage: United States
Subjects: Reception of Colson's book, Born Again; production and distribution and reception of the film, Born Again; the beginnings and early development of Prison Fellowship Ministries
Notes: The material in this collection describes the early years of Prison Fellowship, its developing relationships with prisons, government officials, Christian organizations, other prison ministries and the attempts of the staff to define and refine the organizations goals and methods. A significant part of the collection relates to the production and promotion of Colson's book Born Again and the movie that was based on it. The arrangement of the materials was provided by the archivist. The collection is in two subseries. The first occupies boxes 1 through 8 and most of box 9 and contains the material about the book and the film Born Again and its premieres in different cities which were arranged for publicity and fund raising. The second is in boxes 9 through 22 and consists of PF office files.

Subseries: A. Born Again files
Arrangement: Alphabetical by folder title
Date Range: 1975-1980
Volume: 4.81 cubic feet
Boxes: 1 through 9
Geographic coverage: United States
Type of documents: Movie scripts, reviews, correspondence, newspaper clippings, mailing lists, form letters
Subjects: The Born Again book and film, reviews of the same, the use of the premiere for the film to raise money for Prison Fellowship
Notes: The folders in box 1 deal mainly with the book version of Colson's autobiography, mainly with the ways the book was promoted and the responses it evoked. There is information on tour schedules, advertising plans, notes on dedication, captions for photos. The rest of the files in boxes 2 through 9 relate to the Avco Embassy company film based on the book. Files 5-2 through 6-1 contain drafts of the script, showing additions and deletions. Folder 4-7 contains the packet sent to the press about the movie, with information on Colson, the actors, and the production staff. Almost all the rest of the material relates to the series of premieres across the country which were held for the film in 1978. These premieres were used as a means to raise funds and volunteers for Prison Fellowship. Folder 3-27 contains a manual outlining how to plan a premiere. Some of the form letters used to invite people to the occasion or to recruit hosts and other participants can be found in folders 3-22, 3-24, 3-26, 4-4, 6-2, and 6-4. Folders 6-5 to 9-7 contain information on the premieres in specific cities, listing the hosts, volunteers, location, budget, etc. Reviews of the film and a few of the book are arranged geographically according to the location of the publication publishing the review in folders 2-4 through 3-21. (Folder 11-3 contains a critique of the film by a PF staff member). Folder 2-22 contains a few foreign reviews and folder 2-13 some national ones. In a few cases, retreats were held before the premiere for staff to help plan events. Some of these meetings are documented in folders 9-4 to 9-6. Additional material on the film, particularly the partnership agreements that helped finance it, can be found in boxes 52 and 53.

Subseries: B. Prison Fellowship files
Arrangement: The files for each year are together and are arranged alphabetically. In cases where a file covers more than one year, the last year covered by the file determined where it was placed.
Date Range: 1976-1982
Volume: 6.94 cubic feet
Boxes: 9 through 22
Geographic coverage: United States
Type of documents: Inter-office memos, correspondence, minutes of meetings, reports, manuals, personnel files, financial records, manuals.
Subjects: The documents in this section are mainly to or from a few of the top leaders at PF such as Colson, Loux, Veerman, etc. They relate to the development and change of PF over the years, the activities of Chuck Colson, reports on PF activities, the situation in American prisons and lobbying efforts for prison and criminal justice reform, PF's relationship to its constituency and PF's relationship with other Christian organizations. Material relating to these various topics can be found in virtually every folder in boxes 10 through 22.

Notes: When Prison Fellowship first began in 1976, the staff's experience was limited to holding a seminar for prisoners in Washington but other activities it might undertake were undetermined as was the best permanent structure of the organization. File 10-12 has some of the early PF organization charts as well as several drafts of the goals of the organization. Folders 12-2 and 12-3 also contain statements of goals as well as a personnel manual, an operating manual and lists of long range and short range goals. Also in folder 12-3 is an interesting foundation questionnaire with information on PF's structure, goal and methods. Folder 12-5 has the script for an audiovisual presentation made in 1977 called Somebody Cares. This program describes what it is like to be a prisoner, the realities of prison ministry and PF's methods and goals at that time. Also in the folder, as background material for the script, are the transcripts of several prisoners' testimonies. The finished video is also in this collection and is described in the Videotape Location Record (V1). Folder 12-1 has another operations manual draft, with information on how to organize an inmates seminar, public relations, position descriptions and PF's table of organization at the time. What is apparently the final version of the manual can be found in folder 22-2. When PF attempted to buy a church property to use as its headquarters, it met opposition from the local community which did not want a prison ministry in their midst. Folder 14-4 contains material describing the dispute as well as more information on PF's mission and methods. Folder 21-1 contains a notebook kept by Paul Kramer with copies of reports about prisoner seminars, the development of Prison Fellowship goals and methods, the chaplaincy program and other projects.

Folders 9-8 and 9-9 contain clippings from various newspapers around the country reporting on early PF activities and documenting the public's reaction to them. The files on the dedication of the organization's new offices (17-7, 17-8) contain lists of those invited to the ceremonies and give some idea of who the supporters of PF were, as well as the people it wished to influence. The folders of the executive vice-president are an especially good source to trace PF's development and its many activities.

The development of policies in a variety of areas can be traced through materials in these folders: relations with the news media (11-1, 13-8, 18-6, 17-11), publicity (13-8, 14-1,14-2, 17-9, 17-11), fund-raising (13-8, 13-9, 16-6, 16-7), computerizing the work of the organization (13-8, 17-6, 10-1 to 10-10, 12-6 to 13-6), use of volunteers (12-1, 12-2, 18-8, 19-1, 19-3).

Several folders contain analysis of potential PF staff or volunteers, such as 11-1, 11-3, 13-9. Jesse Ellis in folder 10-11 writes about the need for more African American staff. Folder 19-1 has information on plans for recruiting Hispanic workers.

There is a little bit in the collection about the international aspects of Prison Fellowship. The possibility of developing prison ministries in other countries is discussed in folder 14-2. Folder 11-3 has a memo on the opportunity to begin some work in Canada.

PF's first program was the Washington Seminar, during which inmates would come to the nation's capital for training, fellowship, encouragement and prayer. Folder 18-2 contains a great deal of correspondence and other documents which show how a typical seminar was planned, the kind of details that had to be taken care of, the coordination necessary with the individual prisons that the attendees came from, and the stress laid on the necessity of having separate seminars for men and women. Folder 17-2 has follow-up information on some of the people who attended the first seminars. Folder 22-1 has reports on some early seminars.

Eventually PF began holding seminars in prisons, seminars that included worship. This collection contains numerous reports about the outcomes of specific meetings, such as the one held at the Alderson Prison for women in West Virginia (12-2, 22-1 and 22-2). Additional reports can be found, among other places, in folders 11-3, 19-1, 19-3, 21-6. PF's investigation of the possibility of starting halfway houses for parolees is described in folders 14-2, 14-5 and 19-1.

One activity that PF considered early in its history was the supplying of chaplains for prisons. Folder 12-3 has a memo on the advantages and disadvantages of this approach. PF did begin to supply chaplains for the federal prison in Memphis and folders 10-11 and 20-3 contain reports on how this worked and plans for future use of chaplains. See also folder 22-1.

Very early in its history PF developed a system of regional directors who were responsible for the organization's activities (recruitment of volunteers, visiting prisons, holding seminars, etc.) in their area. Several folders document the typical activities of these men and women and the ups and downs of their relationships with both the prison system and PF's national headquarters (folders 11-1, 13-9, 18-8, 19-3).

Because Colson was the founder and first president of PF as well as its most prominent speaker and writer, much of the information in the files deals with his activities. Letters and memos about the best way Colson could use his time and energy for PF can be found in almost every folder. Memos in folder 11-1, for example, describe his contacts with various national leaders. Folder 10-12 has information on promotion tours he undertook for his book Life Sentence and reports on visits to PF supporters and to prisons in Michigan, Montana, and Washington. Folder 19-2 has suggestions on possible interviews for Colson and areas where he should get involved. Folders 10-12, 14-2, 16-6, 16-7, and 17-11, among others, have memos from Colson aides such as Mike Cromartie, David Bovenizer and David Eno on possible speaking engagements. Folder 11-2 contains reports from Colson on some of his trips. Folder 17-11 includes notes discussing the possibility of Colson appearing on the Joe Franklin television show with Richard Nixon. Folder 17-3 contains some notes on possible responses by Colson to questions from reporters about comments by Colson in Gordon Liddy's autobiography. A memo in folder 18-9 concerns Colson's attitude toward honorary degrees and a description of his own academic career.

Inevitably, reports by PF staff on seminars they led in different prisons also include comments on the facilities, inmates, staff and morale of each institution. Throughout the folders are candid comments about prisons, wardens, guards, chaplains. Folder 11-3 contains descriptions of PF's relations with various chaplains and prison officials around the country and the efforts to begin programs in certain institutions. Similar reports on specific institutions or individual prisoners in Tennessee, Michigan, Montana, Washington, and New Mexico are in folders 10-11, 10-12, and 14-2. Other reports are in folders 13-7, 13-9, 18-2, 19-1, 19-3. Folder 11-3 has a report on the planning of a retreat for chaplains. There are also many memos about the prison systems in various states or nationwide. Folder 12-2 has an analysis made at the start of PF's ministry of the needs of prisoners, guards, the local community, etc. Folder 10-12 includes a discussion of Texas jails, a report on prison riots in Illinois in 1978, and a discussion of the U.S. prison systems. A report on a riot in a New Mexico prison can be found in folder 17-8. Other reports on crime and justice in America are in folders 14-2, 16-6, and 16-7. PF's involvement in prison reform, including the possibilities of lobbying for legislation, can be traced in reports and notes in folders 10-12, 13-8, 14-2, 14-5, 16-6, 16-7, 18-7 and 20-2. Daniel Van Ness wrote several of the memos in folder 18-7 on prison reform. Folder 10-12 also has a memo on PF's stand on capital punishment and folder 17-9 a report on racism and discrimination in the United States. Folder 14-2 also has some notes on the involvement of the Christian in politics and folder 20-11 has a report on how increasing demands for tax cuts could affect the prison system.

Prison Fellowship had a variety of constituencies: prisoners and their families, volunteers, financial donors (including foundations), and churches. The computer generated correspondence in folders 10-1 to 10-10 and 12-6 to 13-6 contains form letters sent to various groups for various purposes. There are letters by Colson, Veerman, Loux and PF's regional directors inviting people to seminars, keeping them in touch with PF, thank you notes, letters to inmates involved in PF's work, etc. Other material relating to constituents include: Loux's meetings with donors (folder 10-12); discussion of appreciation gifts that could be given to large donors (folder 11-1); a volunteers manual (folder 12-2); the script of the program Somebody Cares which was intended to explain PF's work; case histories of individual prisoners (folder 13-7); policy statement on mass mailings (folder 17-9); reports on inmates who had attended the Washington seminars (folder 18-2); reports about recruiting volunteers and developing a Hispanic ministry (folder 19-1); guidelines for working with volunteers (folder 19-3); and reports on foundations (folder 19-5). Throughout the files are testimonies of prisoners describing how they became Christians and their growth in the Christian life. Folders 14-1 and 14-2 contains the correspondence of the editor of Jubilee, which was the organization's newsletter and went out to all its supporters.

Besides prison chaplains, there were numerous Christian organizations involved mainly or partially in prison ministry and there is much correspondence about how to cooperate and co-exist with these. Reports on the work of other prison ministries can be found throughout the collection. For example, folders 11-1, 11-3, and 19-3 contain information on other ministries. Folder 13-7 has information on Hispanic ministries. There are also reports on PF's relationships with other Christian organizations not involved directly in prison work. Folder 18-6 has a copy of Colson's testimony at the 1981 Billy Graham Baltimore crusade and folder 11-1 has additional information on relations with the BGEA. There are reports on contacts with many other Christian organizations and leaders such as Christianity Today International (folder 18-6), Jerry Falwell (folder 18-6), John Perkins (folder 13-8), the PTL Club (folders 19-2, 18-6), Francis Schaeffer (folder 13-8), C. Davis Weyerhauser (folder 17-11), and the editors of the Wittenburg Door (folder 13-8).

Series: II. Executive Officers
Arrangement: Two subseries - the files of Charles Colson and the files of Gordon Loux. These are described in more detail in the subseries descriptions below.
Date Range: 1965-1989 (only one item from 1965, the rest 1974 or later)
Volume: 16.4 cubic feet
Boxes: 23-63
Geographic coverage: Mainly the United States, with a few documents relating to other countries
Subjects: Prison Fellowship, Justice Fellowship, criminal justice in the United States, volunteers, the spiritual and social needs of prisoners and their families, Christian social action.
Notes: This series consists of the files of the chief executive officers of Prison Fellowship - the president, executive vice president, etc.

Subseries: A. Charles W. Colson
Subsubseries: 1. General
Arrangement: Alphabetical by key word in folder titles
Date Range: 1979-1989
Volume: 1.6
Boxes: 23-27
Geographic coverage: United States
Type of documents: Memos, clippings, reports, correspondence, schedules
Correspondents: Prison Fellowship staff, leaders of Christian organizations, prominent politicians, (particularly Republicans) of both parties, supporters of Prison Fellowship
Subjects: Setting of policy for PF and a critique of the way its programs were implemented; discussion of the organization's needs and personnel; the criminal justice system and the need for a greater application of Christian values in it as well as the larger society; the meaning of living one's Christian faith in the world; the Republican Party; the Watergate crisis and the resignation of President Richard Nixon; responses to critiques of his articles and speeches
Notes: These records are a somewhat miscellaneous set of folders that relate mainly to Colson's activities as leader of Prison Fellowship. Several boxes of files not as directly related to PF more concerned with his writing and speeches on the Christian faith and Christianity and culture are in his personal papers in Collection 275. Because these two areas of his life are so interwoven, the dividing line between them as far as files are concerned is arbitrary and was established by the archivist.
The development of Prison Fellowship's programs and personnel are the main topic for several folders of memos from Colson to Loux in Box 23 from the years 1979 to 1982. They cover most aspects of the organization's work from broad policy discussion to details of the day-to-day work. There are also in the same box several folders outlining Colson's schedule during these early years of PF and readings on criminal justice. Folders 24-3 through 27-1 consist of what is called Colson's Central Files for late 1988 and 1989 - his correspondence with supporters of Prison Fellowship, officials of the prison system, individuals with praise or criticism of him or Prison Fellowship, personal friends, political leaders and commentators. Usually Colson's letter is stapled to the letter or letters to which he is responding. Usually the letters relate to the specific work or needs of PF or more generally to living the Christian life, the place of Christian values and beliefs in society, or the political, social or moral situation in the United States. These files are very like the liaison files described in the next subseries, except that they only contain Colson's letters (and those of his correspondents), deal with somewhat broader topics, and are arranged chronologically instead of alphabetically by individual.

Subseries: A. Charles W. Colson
Subsubseries: 2. Liaison Files
Arrangement: Alphabetical by title
Date Range: 1965 (one document), 1974-1989
Volume: 10.2 cubic feet
Boxes: 27-52
Geographic coverage: The United States, some materials relating to other countries
Type of documents: Correspondence, memos, reports, prison inmate records
Correspondents: Akers, John; Anderson, John; Baker, James III; Barrows, Cliff; Beers, V. Gilbert; Billy Graham Evangelistic Association; Boone, Pat; Bright, Bill; Bright, Vonette; Briscoe, Stuart; Bush, George; Campolo, Tony; Cash, Johnny; Chase, J. Richard; Christianity Today; Coe, Douglas; Crowell Trust; Crowley, Mary; DeMoss, Paul; Dent, Harry; Dobson, James; Dole, Elizabeth; Dornan, Robert; Eckerd, Jack; Engstrom, Ted; Eternity Magazine; Evans, Louis; Falwell, Jerry; Gacy, John Wayne; Graham, Ruth; Grose, Vernon; Grounds, Vernon; Halverson, Richard; Hatfield, Mark; Helm, Jesse; Hoekstra, Ray; Hughes, Harold; Johnson, Torrey; Jones, Dean; Kalmsbach, Herb; Kesler, Jay; Kemp, Jack; Knoedler, Gunther; Koch, Ed; Larson, Richard; Lindsell, Harold; Meese, Edward; Mims, Madeliene; Moody Bible Institute; Mooneyham, Stanley; Myra, Harold; Nixon, Richard M.; Ogilivie, Lloyd; Pannell, William; Peale, Norman; Perkins, John; Pew, J. Howard; Pippert, Wesley; Quie, Al; Rees, Paul; Rhodes, Fred; Robertson, Pat; Samenow, Stanton; Schuller, Robert; Schultz, George; Sider, Ron; Skinner, Tom; Smarto, Don; Sojourners Magazine; Sproul, R. C.; Swindoll, Charles R.; Thomas, Cal; Trobish, Ingrid; Veerman, Ralph; Volpe, John; Vulga, Norman; Warner, John; Wessner, Kenneth; Weyerhauser, C. Davis; Wiersbe, Warren; Wilson, George M.; Wolgumuth, Samuel; World Vision ; Wyrtzen, Jack; Zeoli, Billy; Zondervan Publishers (This is only a sampling of the correspondents, intended to give an idea of type of people included.)
Subjects: The activities, needs, and future plans of Prison Fellowship; the needs and concerns of prisoners and the efforts of individual prisoners for pardon or parole; Christianity in American society
Notes: Files contain correspondence with financial supporters of PF and others actively involved in its ministry; Colson's political friends and associates; former PF staff, government officials, especially those involved in prison administration on a state and federal level; leaders of other Christian organizations and groups. In many cases the files contain correspondence from other PF staffers with the subject of the file and sometimes the file does not contain any correspondence from Colson himself. In general, the files represent people (or in a few cases organizations) that are significant to the work of Prison Fellowship and the efforts of Colson and the organization to stay in touch with them.

Subseries: B. Gordon Loux
Arrangement: Alphabetical by title
Date Range: 1976-1987
Volume: 4.6 cubic feet
Boxes: 52-63
Geographic coverage: United States, some material on trips to Australia, England, Germany, India, Ireland, Kenya, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sri Lanka
Type of documents: Correspondence, memos, reports, budgets, minutes of meetings, manuals, budgets, newspaper clippings, address lists, statistics
Correspondents: PF staff, consultants, fund raisers, construction companies, donors, leaders of Christian organizations
Subjects: Reports and statistics on PF's ministry, PF's day-to-day operation and long range planning, fund-raising, new buildings (including headquarters buildings), development of PF International, the film Born Again, prison reform
Notes: Loux as executive vice president and later president of PF was in effect the leader of the organization on the operational level and his files reflect this. In 1983, Prison Fellowship purchased the Bowman estate in Reston, Virginia, and over the next two years renovated the existing mansion on the estate to serve as a hospitality center (renamed the Arthur S. DeMoss House) and built an office building for the Fellowship. Loux's files contain voluminous documentation on the negotiations for purchase of the property, the planning of the new buildings, the relations with neighbors, and the fund-raising efforts involved. Most of the files on this effort are in boxes 53 through 56. (See also folder 148-4.) Other files reflect Loux's responsibilities for the oversight, administration and planning of the organization. Boxes 60 to 61 contain the memos he sent to senior staff on all aspects of Prison Fellowship's ministry and box 58 includes his files of "Decision papers" memos on various proposed major and minor policy changes which were circulated to staff for their written comments. Both planning and application are reflected in folder 57-8, which contains memos and other documents on PF's planning to develop a computer system that would meet its need, as well as weekly reports on the introduction and activities of the system. The operations of Prison Fellowship in the 1980s and planned future development are reflected in the strategic plans which can be found in box 61. Also of interest in this regard is the folder on reorganization of the Fellowship structure in box 61 and the file on the beginnings of Prison Fellowship International in box 61. The day-to-day operations are reflected in such materials as the field manual in box 59 and the weekly statistics and weekly reports from senior staff in boxes 62 and 63. Box 63 also contain reports, schedules and other documents on Loux's travel on behalf of the organization within the United States and internationally. He also represented the organization at the meetings of other Christian organizations, such as Consultation 83, A Christian Response to Human Need in folder 58-7 (part of the Wheaton '83 congress) and the Lausanne Committee in folder 59-8.
Exceptional items: Folder 59-1 contains a telegram from President Ronald Reagan endorsing Prison Fellowship's work. There is an interesting evaluation of the in-prison seminars, apparently made by PF staff, in folder 59-2. Folder 57- 5 contains an interesting folder on an evangelistic campaign PF held at a church in Virginia in 1983, an experiment that was apparently not followed up. Folder 63-12 contains material about William Shoemaker's inauguration as director of the Billy Graham Center of Wheaton College and there are other folders reflecting PF connection with the BGC in folders 63-14 through 63-16. Materials from the groundbreaking of PF's office building and the dedication of the Arthur S. DeMoss House are in folders 54-1 and 54-2.

Series:III. Field Offices
Arrangement: Three subseries - A. Regional Operation Reports, B. State Files, and C. Regional and State Directors Files
Date Range: 1977-1988
Volume: 20.4 cubic feet
Boxes: 64-111
Geographic coverage: United States, a few documents on Canada
Subjects: Evangelism in prisons, Christian development seminars (at Washington DC and in prisons) community service projects, gathering and distribution of gifts to the children of prisoners

Subseries: A. Regional Operation Reports
Arrangement: Chronologically. All the reports for a particular month are together in one folder.
Date Range: 1978-1984 (most of the records are from 1983-1984)
Volume: 1 cubic foot
Boxes: 64-66
Geographic coverage: United States
Type of documents: Statistical summaries, memos, descriptive reports on activities
Notes: This subseries consists almost entirely of monthly reports from the regional directors (each region having responsibility for several states) to the national field director. Besides statistics on the number of visits to prisons and jails, programs, volunteers, etc., there are often very detailed descriptions about visits to various prisons and jails in their areas and the strengths and weaknesses of programs in different areas.

Subseries: B. State Files
Arrangement: Early files for 1976-1980 of Prison Fellowship are in boxes 66-70. These are arranged by region and then alphabetically by state within each region. Files on state programs after 1980 are in boxes 71 to 109 and are arranged by state.
Date Range: 1976-1989
Volume: 17.2 cubic feet
Boxes: 66-109
Geographic coverage: United States, some material on Canada in box 70
Type of documents: State publications of their prison system, reports, correspondence, memos, statistics, lists of volunteers
Subjects: Evangelistic work and Christian nurture in individual prisons, the work of volunteers, the actual operation of PF programs in individual prisons, the practice of criminal justice, punishment and parole in individual states,
Notes: These are the files that Prison Fellowship kept on their various programs in particular states. Mostly the files document PF's work in specific prisons (with one or more folders for a prison). Types of activities could include evangelistic meetings, seminars on Christian living and Bible studies held in prison, the selection of inmates to attend leadership development seminars at the Washington office of Prison Fellowship, visitation programs by local Christian volunteers, and the distribution of toys to the the children of prisoners in the the name of their incarcerated parent (the Angel Tree program). For most of the states, there are first a folder with general information, then folders with clippings, newsletters and correspondence about prison conditions in the state and PF activities, then reports and other records dealing with PF's work in specific federal, state and local prisons, including in some cases evaluates by prisoners and others of seminars held in the prison. Also in the files are materials relating to PF state directors and committees in various cities as well as the regional director's and Charles Colson's visits to various facilities Often for a particular state there are files of state publications and newsletters on sentencing policy, correctional facilities, prison population.
Exceptional Items: There are several files in boxes 69 and 70 on Prison Fellowship's national conferences and on participation in government programs and conferences, as well as a slim folder on work in Canada. Box 104 includes two folders of prison populations statistics for adult and youth offenders in Virginia.

Subseries: C. Regional and State Directors' Files
Arrangement: Topically, by a topical system apparently developed in PF for regional directors' files
Date Range: 1979-1987
Volume: 2.2 cubic foot
Boxes: 109-111, 116-118
Geographic coverage: The southeast region of the United States, Texas
Type of documents: Correspondence, goals, reports, budgets, inmate applicants for various Prison Fellowship projects
Subjects: The implementation and development of PF's programs in the southeast region of the United States and in Texas
Notes: The collection only has the files of the Southeast Regional Director, Tom Metts, Jr. (boxes 109-111) and the Texas state Director (boxes 116-118). Metts files consists of correspondence with the national director, supporters, volunteers, and with the staff in various state and city programs and deals with long range planning and goals, critique of activities in various prisons, and correspondence with headquarters staff. There is much information on how PF set goals, administered programs, regulated its activities and staff. The Texas State Director's files include correspondence with inmates about spiritual and physical concerns, applications from inmates for the Washington DC seminar, reports on the PF programs in various Texas federal and state prisons, the creation of Angel Tree, in-prison seminars, marriage seminars in the state, and reports of the Dallas and Fort Worth Care Committees (the volunteer organizations for PF activities in their communities). These boxes give a good idea of the activities of PF state programs.

Series:IV. Training and Development
Subseries: There are six subseries - A. Vice President's Files; B. Training Files; C. In Prison Seminar Files; D. Washington DC Seminar; E. Crisis of Incarceration Marriage Seminars Files; F. Community Service Project Files. These are described in more detail in the subseries descriptions below.
Arrangement:.Subseries B-F were received in their current order. Subseries A was created by the archivist to describe what appeared to be a group of files which were used together as a unit..
Date Range: 1982-1988
Volume: 12.85 cubic feet
Boxes: 112-115, 119-147
Geographic coverage: United States
Subjects: Prison Fellowship, prison ministry, volunteers, the prison system, criminal justice, prisoners families, training and leadership development
Notes: This division of PF went by various names, including Program and Human Resource Development. It's purpose was to make sure that all staff and volunteers received adequate training for prison ministry and that programs were developed which could be replicated in communities across the country and were successful in terms of their purpose. These files have a great deal of information in particular about three PF projects: the in-prison seminars in which prisoners received training in Bible study and the Christian life; the Community Service Projects, in which prisoners and volunteers did useful work for the needy, such as refurbishing housing; and the Crisis in Incarceration Marriage Seminars

Subseries: A. Vice President Files
Arrangement: Chronological by year and month, reports for the entire year are at the end of each year. Box 115 contains some alphabetical files for 1984.
Date Range: 1982-1984
Volume: 1.6 cubic feet
Boxes: 112-115
Geographic coverage: United States
Type of documents: Correspondence , memos, training reports, statistics, surveys of prison ministry
Subjects: The training of inmates and volunteers in Christian ministry of different types, the supervision and development of PF staff; evaluation of the impact of the various ministries of PF
Notes: Alan Chambers was the vice president in charge of training and evaluation and this series consists almost entirely of his correspondence and memos dealing with recruitment of volunteers, training of staff and volunteers, reports (including statistics) on the activities of PF in the various states and local communities.
Exceptional items: Folder 115-11 contains a survey done by PF staff of Hispanic Americans involved in prison ministry in 1984.

Subseries: B. Training Materials
Arrangement: Field manual files in boxes 119-121 are arranged alphabetically by folder title. Conference files in boxes 121-123 are arranged chronologically by date.
Date Range: 1983-1987
Volume: 1.6 cubic feet
Boxes: 119-123
Geographic coverage: United States
Type of documents: Manuals, memos, conference reports, notes, lists, forms
Subjects: Description of PF's major activities and internal procedures
Notes: This subseries contains a mass of material gathered together to create a PF handbook for Prison Fellowship and the files on their training conferences in 1985 and 1986. The handbook files includes notes, reports and other information about PF various activities, describing both their purpose and methods. There is also some information on the ministries of other organizations. These were apparently gathered as possible models. There are files on such topics as Angel Tree (Christmas gifts for the children of inmates; also see folder 149-1), food and housing ministries, fellowship support groups for prisoners and their families, the handbook given to inmates who attended the Washington DC Seminar, procedure manuals for in-prison seminars of Christians and a manual on training volunteers to work with prisoners, listening as a part of counseling, prayer letters, prison visitation, and writing to prisoners. There are also a few folders with materials about PF procedures on such things as mailings, transportation, etc. The conference or seminar files contain the handouts given at various PF seminars, as well as other items related to a particular conference, such as schedule, minutes, or evaluations. What is included for each meeting varies widely. There are folders for the training of new state directors and area directors, the DC seminars, meetings of regional volunteer and staff, and the training and honoring of volunteers.
Exceptional items: Particularly interesting is the material in box 119, which contains staff evaluations in some detail of the in-prison seminars, Washington seminar, volunteer and staff training programs. These provide a detailed and informed view of PF's work in 1983.

Subseries: C. In-Prison Seminar Files
Arrangement: Chronological, by the month of the seminar. All of the folders for seminars that occurred during a particular month are together, although they are not necessarily strictly in order by the day of the month.
Date Range: 1986-1987
Volume: 4.25 cubic feet
Boxes: 123-133
Geographic coverage: United States
Type of documents: Reports and evaluations of the individual seminars, documents dealing with the scheduling and planning of the seminars, lists of participants
Correspondents: PF staff, volunteers, inmates
Subjects: Staff and volunteers' description of the seminar, expressions of the inmates reaction to the Christian gospel and the developing faith of those who were Christians
Notes: This series consists entirely of folders reporting on in-prison Christian seminars held at state and federal correctional institutions throughout the United States. These meetings, in which volunteers from the local community, led by one or more persons experienced in prison ministry, were called in-prison seminars and were intended to lead inmates to Jesus Christ as their savior and to help them learn how to lead a Christian life and lead other people to Christ. The seminars had titles such as "Loving others," "Prison survival," and "You are somebody." Almost all folders contain evaluation forms for the seminars which give brief statistics on the event and a brief narrative giving an overall summary and highlighting the participation and reactions of the volunteers and the inmates.

Subseries: D. Washington DC Seminar Files
Arrangement: Alphabetical by folder title
Date Range: 1980-1986
Volume: 1 cubic foot
Boxes: 134-136
Geographic coverage: United States
Type of documents: Applications, reports, budgets, correspondence, manual
Subjects: Living the Christian life, the development of discipline, training of participants and hosts on the specifics of holding the seminars, the testimony of inmates to their Christian faith, evaluation of individual seminars
Notes: The Washington Seminar was one of the first programs of Prison Fellowship. It involved bringing inmates to the DC area for Christian fellowship and training in how to develop their faith and disciple others. The records in this subseries continue the reports of the individual seminars started in folders 17-2, 18-2 and 22-1 and describes both the various practical details of housing, budget and logistics, as well as evaluations of the effectiveness of the conferences. They also contain the training materials used in the seminar and those given to families who were the hosts of individual inmates.
Exceptional items: The applications of inmates to attend the seminars (134-3 through 134-6) include very brief testimonies from prisoners as to what their Christian faith meant to them and the part it played in their lives.

Subseries: E. Crisis of Incarceration Marriage Seminars Files (CIMS)
Arrangement: Instructors' folders (boxes 136-137) arranged alphabetically; seminar files (boxes 138-140) arranged roughly in chronological order by the date of the seminar
Date Range: 1982-1988
Volume: 2 cubic foot
Boxes: 136-141
Geographic coverage: United States
Type of documents: Reports on seminars, instructor applications, correspondence
Subjects: Procedures and purposes of marriage seminars for prison inmates, brief descriptions of the problems and successes of individual seminars, biographical information on instructors
Notes: Prison Fellowship organized seminars to help inmates and their spouses deal with the strain incarceration put on their marriages. Folders 136-9 and 136-10 contain a very little general information about these seminars. The rest of the folders are concerned with the volunteer couples who served as instructors for the seminars and with individual seminars. The instructors' files generally include their applications and reports on the seminars they led. The files for individual seminars gives information on who attended, their response, and any necessary follow-up.

Subseries: F. Community Service Projects (CSP)
Arrangement: A few general files in boxes 141 and 142 are alphabetical by title. The rest are in chronological order by the date of the CSP.
Date Range: 1981-1988
Volume: 2.4 cubic feet
Boxes: 141-147
Geographic coverage: United States
Type of documents: Reports, evaluations, correspondence, newspaper clippings
Subjects: The history and impact of individual CSPs in communities around the United States; statistics on CSPs nationwide and evaluation of their effectiveness.
Notes: Community Service Projects were programs organized by Prison Fellowship that allowed inmates to work on some project helpful to local communities. This usually involved refurbishing abandoned or dilapidated buildings so that they could be used again. The project were usually under the direction of a local host church. Boxes 141 and 142 contain some files from the PF central office on the organization and planning of CSPs nationwide. The rest of the files in boxes 142 through 148 are about individual projects, almost all of which were in urban environments. Some folders contain only a few notes, others are thick with correspondence, lists of participants, evaluations by participating staff and volunteers, and local newspaper coverage of the project.
Exceptional items: Folder 141-17 contains endorsements of community service projects from various government and community leaders.

Series: V. Public Relations
Arrangement: Alphabetical by folder title
Date Range: 1975-1988
Volume: 2 cubic feet
Boxes: 147-152
Geographic coverage: United States. A little bit on PF ministries in other countries in Folder 147-8.
Type of documents: Press releases, newspaper clippings, reports, budgets, media surveys, newsletters
Subjects: All aspects of PF's public ministry, including the Washington Seminars, in-prison seminars, Colson's speeches and books, the dedication of the Arthur Demos house; evaluations of public perceptions of PF and plans for presenting the Fellowship in various media; the start of Justice Fellowship
Notes: This series consists of materials on the planning and evaluation of PF's public relations program as well as many press releases and newspaper clippings that describe specific PF activities on a local, regional, national and international level. Among the planning and evaluation materials are the budget in folder 147-10, the plans for the 1986 fund-raising campaigns in folder 146-11 (folder 148-4 also contains many memos about fund raising and publicity for the building campaign), folder 150-4 includes a report on the needs of PF's public relations and recommendations for further development; surveys of media coverage of the organization in folder 149-1, and the quarterly reports in boxes 151 and 152 which describe in detail the results of the public relations' department work in terms of media coverage and public support. The clippings and press releases (besides those is the quarterly reports) are in boxes 147 through 150.
Exceptional items: Folder 147-8 contains information about the 1983 conference of the leaders of the various national Prison Fellowship meetings in Belfast, Ireland. Include in the folder is a 1984 directory of the leaders of the (then) fourteen different national ministries and a summary of the programs of each. Folder 147-9 contains copies of The Bruised Reader, the newsletter of PF staff. Folder 148-3 has a list of the very earliest contributors to Prison Fellowship (1975-1977); a personnel manual for the organization; many news releases and press clippings that tell story of PF activities in this time period. The origins of Justice Fellowship are documented in folder 148-6. Folder 149-2 contains the personnel manual for Prison Fellowship. Folder 151-4 contains various resources used by PF staff, including facts and quotes and criminal justice and the prison system, a manual for community prison ministry, and a description of resources available for PF.

Series: VI. Reference
Arrangement: Alphabetical/Chronological
Date Range: 1961-1989
Volume: 11.9 cubic feet
Boxes: 152-176
Geographic coverage: United States
Type of documents: Newspaper and magazine clippings correspondence, copies of legislative acts, court reports, pamphlets
Correspondents: Elizabeth Morgan
Subjects: Juvenile, Elizabeth Morgan, Gary Gilmore, ex-convicts, criminal justice, prison system, capital punishment
Notes: This series was created by the archivist, but it does appear to have been materials that were used by various staff people at Prison Fellowship as reference. The files in boxes 152 through 156 consist of material arranged by topics, although since most of the materials were loose, the archivist in most cases supplied the folder title. Each folder contains a wide range of printed materials (articles, newspaper reports, booklets, transcripts, legal reports, etc.) related to various aspects of criminal justice, including capital punishment, parole procedures, the court system, the prison system. Boxes 157 through 176 contain almost exclusively newspaper and magazine clippings about Prison Fellowship, especially anything touching on the activities of Charles Colson. These folders also contain many of his editorials and articles. Boxes 157 through 167 contain newspaper clippings in chronological order. Boxes 167 through 176 contain magazine articles arranged alphabetically by the title of the magazine. All of the articles from a particular magazine are together in one or two folders.
Exceptional items: Elizabeth Morgan was imprisoned for contempt in the District of Columbia jail because she refused to allow her daughter to go on court ordered overnight visits to her ex-husband. She accused her husband of sexual abuse of the child and went to jail rather than tell the court where the child was. Box 155 contains voluminous files about the case and Prison Fellowship's and Charles Colson involvement, as well as Morgan's release by an act of Congress.

Series: VII. Justice Fellowship
Arrangement: 2 subseries: A. Administrative Records; B. Restorative Justice Handbooks. These are described in more detail in the subseries descriptions below.
Date Range: 1979-1990
Volume: 6.45 cubic feet
Boxes: 176-192
Geographic coverage: United States. A letter from PF Australia in folder
Correspondents: Daniel Van Ness
Subjects: The development of Justice Fellowship's efforts to serve as a think tank and resources group for criminal justice reform, Criminal justice reform, rights of victims of crimes, theories of rehabilitation of criminals, overcrowding in Florida prisons

Subseries: A. Administrative Records
Arrangement: Alphabetical by significant words in folder tittles
Date Range: 1983-1989
Volume: 2.25 cubic feet
Boxes: 176-181
Geographic coverage: United States
Type of documents: Minutes of meetings, budgets, planning documents, quarterly reports, correspondence, memos, newsletters
Subjects: The beginnings of Justice Fellowship and discussion of its purpose and methods; the criminal justice system in the United States, the prison system, victims of crime, rehabilitation of criminals, capital punishment
Notes: The documents in this series were generated by the staff and associates of JF in the process of setting up Justice Fellowship as a think tank and resource organization for reform of the criminal justice system. These boxes include budgets, planning documents, quarterly and yearly reports (box 181), a five year plan (box 180), surveys and analysis of JF by outside consultants (see, for example, folder 179-15), the quarterly newsletter of the Fellowship (folder 179-6 to 179-8). Folders 178-6 to 179-1 contain files about a special task force that the Fellowship put together to examine the problem of overcrowding in Florida prisons and make a report to the governor.
Exceptional items: Folder 179-4 contains a set of edited memos by Daniel Van Ness to the staff of Justice Fellowship on the purpose and activities of the organization. Folders 177-5 through 178-4 contains information on individual prisoners who were facing the death penalty or who had been executed. Folder 181-12 contains a draft of the book by Van Ness, "Victims and Offenders", which laid out the principles of restorative justice. (The book was published in 1986 by InterVarsity Press under the title, Crime and Its Victims.

Subseries: B. Restorative Justice Handbooks
Arrangement: Reference and general materials on restorative justice are in boxes 182-185, materials on handbook I (dealing with theory) are boxes 185-186, materials on handbook II (dealing with principles) are in boxes 187-191; materials about handbook III (program models) are in box 192. Folders in each of these subgroups are arranged alphabetically, by significant words in the title. The series appeared to be roughly in this order when received, but the archivist had to arrange some folders according to what seemed a logical place for them to go.
Date Range: 1986-1990
Volume: 4.2 cubic feet
Boxes: 182-192
Geographic coverage: United States.
Type of documents: Drafts of chapters, memos, correspondence, comments on the handbooks by a variety of reviewers (not book reviewers but individuals selected to give their comments before publication)
Subjects: Victims of crime, rehabilitation of criminals, criminal justice reform
Notes: Justice Fellowship staff, under the leadership of Daniel Van Ness were concerned with practical ways to make restorative justice a practical approach to criminal justice reform. Restorative justice put the focus of concern in criminal justice on restoring the welfare of the victim as well as the punishment and rehabilitation of the criminal. The documents in this subseries illustrate how the staff, through work session, discussion and correspondence with legal and religious leaders and thinkers, attempted to clarify the theory of restorative justice and create a series of handbooks for use at grass roots levels and higher to apply the theory to criminal justice in the United States. The collection does not have copies of the actual finished handbooks and there is little in the collection about their application in practice. Besides the memos and correspondence of the staff and the reviewers of the material, there are many xeroxes of articles throughout the subseries on crime, its effect on victims, and the ways to heal the effects of crime. See, for example, folders 184-3 and 184-4.


The materials for this collection were received by the Center in May and June 1984, August 1985, and October 1991 from Prison Fellowship Ministries.

Accession: 84-75, 84-77, 84-87, 85-106, 91-81

April 28, 1989
Robert Shuster
J. Nasgowitz
M. Wohlschlegel

Revised, January 25, 1991
Robert Shuster
L. Ferguson

Revised, June 23, 1993
Robert Shuster
M.L. Larson

Updated, February 20, 2001
Robert Shuster
W. Valentine

PFM STAFF, 1976-1985
This is a partial list of staff and trustees of Prison Fellowship Ministries. If the beginning date or ending date of a person's employment is uncertain, it is followed by a question mark. PFM stands for Prison Fellowship Ministries, PFI stands for Prison Fellowship International, JF stands for Justice Fellowship, and FC stands for Fellowship Communications. POSITION CHANGES AFTER 1985 ARE NOT SHOWN.
Aasterud, John Wisconsin State Director, 1980-1984?
Belz, Natz Director of Creative Services, 1980-
Barnes, Lisa JF Vice President, 1985?-
Bathurst, William R Arkansas and Louisiana State Director, 1984?-1985
Beard, Mary Kay Alabama State Director, 1984?-
Belden, Steve Arizona/Nevada State Director, 1985-
Berry, Nancy Texas State Assistant Director, 1984?-1985; Dallas-Fort Worth Area Director, 1985-
Bovenizer, David A Director of Communications, 1979-1980
Brinkley Harold R Northern California Director, 1984?-
Brueck, Harley Idaho/Montana/Utah State Director, 1984-
Burns, Margaret Thresher Delaware/Maryland Director, 1984?-
Bustamante, Javier PFI Regional Director South America, 1982?-
Campbell, Larry Western Region Director, 1980-
Carr, Donald R Maine/New Hampshire/Vermont Director, 1984?-
Chacko, Kunjumon Regional Director Central India/Middle East, 1982?-
Chambers, Alan K Vice President of Training, 1982?-1984?; Vice President of Prison Ministry, 1984?-
Chambers, Allen S. District of Columbia Director, 1984?-1985
Chase, Alan Northeast Region Director, 1982?-
Chester, Ken Georgia State Director, 1985-
Codelia, Eddie Director of Prison Services, 1980-
Colson, Charles President, 1976-1984; Chairman of the Board of Directors, 1984-
Cousins, Christine A. PFM Vice President of Administration, 1984?-
Cowart, Charles Grand Island Area (New York) Director, 1985-
Crone, Linda Houston Area Director, 1985-
Crum, Curt Northern California State Director, 1980-1984?
Duke, Benjamin F. Southern Illinois State Director, 1984?-1985
Eggen, Chet Minnesota State Director, 1980-1984?
Elliot, Al Western Region Director, 1979-1980; National Training Officer, 1980-1982?; Director of Public Ministry, 1982?-
Elliott, John A. Colorado/Wyoming Director, 1984?-1985
Everitt, Robert M. Mississippi State Director, 1984?-
Ewell, Jo Director of Administrative Services, 1982?-
Eno, David Director of Special Projects, 1980-
Felan, Marcial New Mexico State Director, 1980-1984?
Fish, Myles D. Massachusetts State Director, 1984?-
Goebel, Mel Nebraska State Coordinator, 1979-1984?
Gonzales, Homer New Mexico State Director, 1985-
Grandstaff, Earl-Clayton Kansas/Missouri State Director, 1980-1982?; Southcentral Region Director, 1982?-1984?
Grant, Kathryn Vice President of Operations of Prison Fellowship International, 1979-1984?; Special UN Representative and Vice President, 1984?-
Gray, Billy Arkansas/Louisiana Director, 1985-
Haley, David P. Kentucky State Director, 1984?-1985; North Carolina State Director, 1985-
Harris, John R Executive officer of Prison Christian Fellowship of Great Britain, 1979-
Heade, Herman District of Columbia/Northern Virginia/Southern Maryland State Director, 1980-1982?; Director of Community Mobilization, 1982?-
Hernandez, Rupert New Mexico State Coordinator, 1979-1980
Hoarn, Stuart North central Region Director, 1982?-
Hodgkins, Richard D. Vice President, Prison Ministry, 1980-
Horsley, Neal Southeastern region Director, 1979-
Hubbell, Mark Oregon State Director, 1985-
Humphrey, Marion Director of Prison Services, 1979-1980; Arkansas State Director, 1980-1984?
Jackson, Billy Joe Mid-South Regional Director, 1979-1980; Chaplain at Federal Prison in Memphis, 1979-1980; Northeast Region Director, 1980-
Jackson, Kenneth L. North Carolina Field Representative, 1979-1980; Indiana State Director, 1980-
Jacobs, Ron New Jersey/New York City Area Director, 1985-
Jarrett, Stan Northern Florida State Director, 1980-1985; Florida State Director, 1985-
Jewell, James W. Director of Public Relations, 1984?-
Keener, Nelson H. FC Executive Vice president, 1984-1985; President, 1985-
Keep, Bill Illinois State Director, 1985-
Kramer, Paul National Prison Consultant 1976-1979; South Central Regional Director, 1979-1982?; National Field Director, 1980-1982?; Vice President of Field Operations, 1982?-
Kuniholm, Whitney T. PFM Vice President of Public Ministry, 1984?-
Lash, Michael R. Michigan State Director, 1984?-
Lawrence, Albert A North Carolina State Director, 1984?-1985 District of Columbia Director, 1985-
Loux, Gordon Executive Vice president of Prison Fellowship, 1976-1984; President of Prison Fellowship International, 1979- ; President of Prison Fellowship Ministries, 1984-1988
Lynch, Dan Vermont State Director, 1980-1984?
Mandsager, Conrad Iowa/South Dakota Director, 1985-
Martin, William C. Arizona/Nevada Director, 1984?-1985
McCraw, Thomas O. West Virginia State Director, 1984-
McDaniel, Robert J. Eastern New York State Director, 1984?-1985
McGuire, Robert L. Tennessee State Director, 1984?-
Metts, Tom Jr North Carolina State Coordinator, 1979-1982?; Southeast Region Director, 1982?-
Meyer, Paul Washington/Oregon State Director, 1980-1984?
Moreland, Anita Director of Communications, 1980-
Mulligan, Robert Director of Fund Development, 1980-
Nikkel, Ronald W PFI International Field Director, 1982?-1984; Executive Vice President and Executive Director, 1984-
O'Grady, John O. Senior Vice president of Operations, 1981?-1984; President of Prison Fellowship USA, 1984-
Oakley, Anthony Assistant Chaplain at Federal prison in Memphis, 1979-1980; Chaplain 1980-
Opiyo, Musa PFI Regional Director Africa, 1982?-
Quie, Albert Minnesota/North Dakota Director, 1985-
Pannal, Ernie South Carolina State Director, 1980-
Park, James C. Oklahoma State Director, 1984?-
Parker, Richard Pennsylvania State Director; 1984-
Peyton, John Northeastern Region Director, 1979-1980
Pinotti, Floyd N. Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota Director, 1984?-1985
Plowman, Dick Waco-Palestine Area (Texas) Director, 1985-
Prochnow, Tom Iowa State Director, 1980-1985
Reida, Dick Colorado/Wyoming State Director, 1985-
Rentschler, James F. Director of Business Services, 1979-1982?; Director of Technical Services, 1982?-
Rhodes, Fred B. Chairman of the Board of Directors, 1976-1980
Roberts, David B. Southern Florida State Director, 1984?-1985
Rosen, Burt Kentucky State Director, 1985-
Russell, Bill Washington/Oregon State Director, 1984-1985; Washington State Director, 1985-
Salazar, Leo Austin Area (Texas) Director, 1985-
Sharp, Ron Kansas State Director, 1985-
Slater, Robert Southern Florida State Director, 1980-1984?
Smith, Ken Director of Financial Services, 1980-1982?; Vice President of Financial Services, 1982?-1984; PFM Vice President of Finance, 1984-
Snyder, Jerry North Central Region, 1979-1982?
Sullivan, Jack Pennsylvania State Director, 1980-1984?
Sweeting, Donald Administrative Assistant to the Executive Vice President, 1979-1980
Taylor, W. George B. Michigan State Director, 1980-1984?
Traster, David L. Kansas/Nebraska Director, 1984?-1985; Nebraska State Director, 1985-
Van Ness, Daniel Special Counsel of Criminal Justice, 1980-1984; President of Justice Fellowship, 1984-
Veerman, Ralph D. Vice President, Prison Division, 1978-1980?; Senior Vice President for Public Ministry, 1980?-1984?
Watson, Robert F. Southern California Director, 1984?-
Webb, Janice F. Missouri State Director, 1984?-
Whitney, Lisa Washington staff person, 1978-1984; Wisconsin State Director, 1985-
Wilcox, Pat Virginia State Director, 1984?-
Williamson, L. Edwin Texas State Director, 1980-1985; Huntsville Area (Texas) Director, 1985-
Wilson, George Board member, 1976-1980; Chairman of board of directors, 1980-1984; Vice Chairman of the Board, 1984-
Wollenweber, Robert F. Connecticut/Rhode Island State Director, 1985-

Accession: 84-75
Type of Material: Oversize Materials
The location of the following items is indicated in parentheses following the folder title:

Poster (PC 29, 3rd floor). Ca. 1978. 13-1/2" x 10". One color poster for the movie edition of the book Born Again, written by Charles Colson and published by Chosen. Poster is clipped to a cardboard backing that could be used for either window or bookshelf display. (Previously Accession 1989.233F in the BGC Museum collection.)

Posters (PC 29, 3rd floor). 1978. 41" x 27". Two full-color posters for the film Born Again, produced by AVCO Embassy Pictures. Center of poster contains a circle with a illustration of several scenes from the film juxtaposed with each other. The largest scene and the central one in the circle is of Dean Jones and Anne Francis hugging, with Jones facing forward. (Previously Accession 1989.0233G,H in the BGC Museum collection.) Text:


Advertising manual (PC 29, 3rd floor). 1978. 11" x 17". One black and white manual, twelve pages, for the film Born Again, produced by Avco Embassy Pictures. Includes overview of the film, short biographical sketches of the primary actors, guidance for coordinating screenings, photos, and promotional samples. (Previously Accession 1989.0233I in the BGC Museum collection.)

Newspaper ads (PC 29, 3rd floor). 1978. Two sheets of glossy paper, black and white, stapled together, of three dummies of the same newspaper ad. One dummy is 6-3/4" x 9-1/2", one is 5-1/8" x 9-1/2", one is 5-1/8" x 7-1/4". Includes photos of the actors playing Colson, Nixon, Haldeman, Erlichman, E. Howard Hunt.(Previously Accession 1989.0233J in the BGC Museum collection.) Text:


Newspaper ads (PC 29, 3rd floor). 1978. Two sheets of glossy paper, black and white, stapled together, of five dummies of newspaper ads. Individual photos of eight moviegoers with their names and favorable reactions to the film underneath; four dummies exactly alike, one (the smallest) an abbreviated version of the ad. One dummy is 5-1/8" x 9", the others are slightly smaller. (Previously Accession 1989.0233A in the BGC Museum collection.)Text:


Poster (PC 29, 3rd floor). 1978. 11" x 15-1/2". One black and white poster with photo of scene from the movie with Dean Jones and Raymond St. Jacques struggling with someone. (Previously Accession 1989.0233B in the BGC Museum collection.) Text:


Poster (PC 29, 3rd floor). 1978. 11" x 15-1/2". One black and white poster with large photo of scene from movie of Dean Jones and Anne Francis hugging, with Jones facing forward. Photos of Dean Jones, Anne Francis, Jay Robinson, Dana Andrews and Raymond St. Jacques with their names and a few words about their part beneath.(Previously Accession 1989.0233C in the BGC Museum collection.) Text:


Poster (PC 29, 3rd floor). 1978. 10" x 12". One black and white poster of text. (Previously Accession 1989.0233D in the BGC Museum collection.) Text:


Poster (PC 29, 3rd floor). 1978. 10-1/4" x 15-1/4". One black and white poster with the front cover of the book Born Again. (Previously Accession 1983.0233E in the BGC Museum collection.) Text:


Accession: 91-81
Type of material: Photo Albums

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

Photo albums I through X are all of the same format. They are loose leaf binders that contain several dozen color and black and white proofsheets and negative strips (16 and 35 mm) of Prison Fellowship events and staff. Charles Colson (CWC), in particular, is heavily represented in each binder. The arrangement of each binder was created by the PF staff and maintained by the Archives staff. The images were apparently kept this way for ready reference and use.

Prison Fellowship - I. Covers the period 1977-1982, with a many undated items. Includes photos of Community Service Projects (CSPS), Washington DC Discipleship Seminars (18th, 19th, 22nd, 23rd, 27th, 28th, 33rd- 40th) In-Prison seminars (in Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, among other places), and In-Community seminars. Among the people pictured participating in the Washington Seminars is George M. Wilson.

Prison Fellowship - II. Covers the period 1978-1983 Colson and other PF staff meeting with donors at a retreats in Boston, Atlanta and elsewhere; community services project; the National Urban Conference; visits to Bunn Prison, NC, Lorton Prison, Delaware prisons; ex-offenders meetings; Colson's visit to Australia in 1978; also some negatives and/or proofs of John Perkins and Harold Hughes.

Prison Fellowship - III. Covers the period 1982-1983. Includes hundreds of pictures of various members of the Prison Fellowship International organization, including directors, vice presidents, board members, instructors, and volunteers. Also pictures of various meetings, such as leadership conferences, volunteer conferences, staff retreats, prayer breakfasts.

Prison Fellowship - IV. Covers the period 1977-1982. All proof sheets, no negatives. Includes many speaking engagements of Colson, visits to prisons, conferences and seminars. Has pictures of the 1980 conference on The Future of Prison Chaplaincy and Colson's speech at the 1982 Wheaton College commencement.

Prison Fellowship - V. Covers the period 1983 to 1984. Proof sheets with negatives of several Community Service Projects (Birmingham, Jackson, Raleigh, Oakland, District of Columbia) and In-Community Seminars and In-Prison Seminars (Washington DC, Jessup prison in Maryland, a Hispanic In-Prison Seminar, Smyrna Prison in Delaware). Includes pictures of Charles Colson and Al Chambers. See Photo Album VIII for ID sheets for this album.

Prison Fellowship - VI. Covers the period 1983-1984. Proof sheets with negatives (a few of the proofs in color), Includes pictures of various Prison Fellowship conferences, banquets and events including the 1984 staff conference, the 1983 Belfast Ireland conference, the 1983 Columbia Baptist Church crusade, the 1983 Community Mobilization Luncheon, the 1983 Volunteer Leadership Conference, the 1983 Toys for Tots event, the 1984 Donors Banquet, Charles Colson's visits to several prisons, in-prison Bible studies. Includes are photos of Colson, many PF staff and volunteers such Charlie Riggs, Jay Kesler, Fred Rhodes. See Photo Album VIII for ID sheets for this album.

Prison Fellowship - VII. Covers the period 1983-1984. Includes proofsheets and negatives of Charles Colson, Marty Thresher, Harley Brueck, Bob Watson, Harold Brinkley, Paul Kramer, Daniel Van Ness and the Justice Fellowship board, Gordon Loux, Ralph Veerman, Ken Smith, Alan Chambers, Jim Jewell, Jim Rentschler, Ellen Santelli and others; pictures of Prison Fellowship offices, remodeling of DeMoss and Bowman houses. See Photo Album VIII for ID sheets for this album.

Prison Fellowship - VIII. Photo ID sheets with very brief information about the individual proof sheets in photo albums V, VI and VII. The sheets generally give the proof sheet number, the subject, date and photographer. Very occasionally there is information about individual images on the sheet.

Prison Fellowship - IX. Covers 1985. Includes proof sheets and negatives of the 1985 Oakland, Memphis and Lynchburg Community Service Projects, prison inmates with their families, Missouri and District of Columbia prison seminars, the Demos House dedication (attended by C Everett Koop, Norm Carlson, Richard Halverson), fund raising dinners, the national Volunteer recognition and Training Conference. See Photo Album XI for ID sheets for this album.

Prison Fellowship - X. Covers 1985. Includes proof sheets and negatives of Charles Colson speaking at Harvard University and Taylor University, other pictures of his travels around the country and an Easter visit to prison, a donors retreat at Glen Eyrie, the Prison Fellowship-USA board meeting, state directors and other staff, staff conferences, the construction of a new Prison Fellowship building. See Photo Album XI for ID sheets for this album.

Prison Fellowship - XI. Photo ID sheets with very brief information about the individual proof sheets in photo albums IX and X. The sheets generally give the proof sheet number, the subject, date and photographer. Very occasionally there is information about individual images on the sheet.

Prison Fellowship - XII. Album of 144 4 x 6 color snapshots of what appears to be a party in Maryland for the children of inmates at which volunteers distributed the Angel Tree gifts which had been collected for them. Ca. 1986.

Prison Fellowship - XIII. Album of 111 5 x 5 color snapshots of a visit of Charles Colson and other Prison Fellowship staff with volunteers in Maryland. Included are shots of Bible studies, speeches, fellowship. February 7, 1986.

Prison Fellowship - XIV. Album of 60 5 x 5 color snapshots of an Angel Tree Christmas party in Baltimore, Maryland, for the children of inmates at which volunteers distributed the Angel Tree gifts which had been collected for them. Ca. 1986.

Accession: 84-75, 91-81
Type of material: Photographs

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

BORN AGAIN (Motion Picture). Publicity stills for the film Born Again. Includes scenes from the film as well as pictures of Chuck Colson with the film's executive producer and associate producers; the film's lead actor Dean Jones with former senator Harold Hughes. Besides Jones, the stills include pictures of actors George Brent, Christopher Conrad, Alicia Fleer, Anne Francis, Stuart Lee, Jay Robinson, Harry Spillman, Raymond St. Jacques. Each of the photos also has a caption. 20 b&w.

COLSON, CHARLES W. Photos of Colson speaking in a wide variety of functions, many of which are Prison Fellowship activities. Included are pictures of him at the 1976 National Prayer Conference; in-prison seminars at a variety of prisons in Missouri, Washington (Monroe), Wisconsin (Oxford), New York (Attica), and elsewhere; , in-community seminars; the dedication ceremonies of PF's headquarters; speaking at meeting of the National Association of Evangelicals and the National Religious Broadcasters meeting; commencements at Manna Bible Institute and Houghton and Wheaton Colleges; speaking engagements at Brown University and James Madison University; scene from trips to Australia, England, Finland, Japan, Germany; meeting with Elizabeth Morgan. 1976-1982, 1989. 109 b&w, 78 color.

DEMOS, ARTHUR S. Portrait photo of Demos, after whom the Prison Fellowship Ministries headquarters hospitality center in Reston Virginia, was named. N.d. 1 b &w.

PRISON FELLOWSHIP. Mostly informal snapshots of various PF activities, including in-prison seminars (including some with death row inmates), commissioning service by Rev. Terry Oliver of prison leaders, dedication of a prison chapel at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, community service projects, PF staff retreats and conferences (including Gordon Loux at the 1983 retreat), marriage enrichment seminars, wilderness seminars, a seminar for Hispanic prisoners, volunteer training. Many of these photos include Colson. There are pictures of PF work in prisons in Alabama, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. 70 b&w, 18 color. 1977-1982, 1989.

Accession: 91-81
Type of material: Slides

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

S1-S79 Pictures of Warden Howard Lyles (of Maryland), Larry Carlson, Mark and Lorraine Upton, Grace McCarester, Marge Odle, and members of the congregation of Trinity Bible Church in Phoenix, Arizona and the New Testament Church in Milwaukee, WI, leading Bible studies, visiting with prisoners, assisting prisoners' families, participating in the Angel Tree program for the children of prisoners.

Accession: 84-75
Type of material: Videotape

The following items are located in the VIDEOTAPE FILE:

V1 - Color, 3/4" u-matic cassette; 22 minutes. Someone Cares. A program to explain the history and purpose of Prison Fellowship. There is a description of Charles Colson involvement in Watergate and his conversion, the seminars he and others held for Christian inmates both inside and outside prison, and the need for Christians to be involved in prison ministry. Much of the video is narrated by Colson. There are also statements by Harold Hughes, Paul Kramer, Norman Carlson and Miles Lord, as well as inmates. Ca. 1978.

Box Folder Description
I. Historical Files
A. Born Again Files
1 1 Chosen/Revell Expenses; 1975-1976
1 2 Notes - re: promotion; 1975-1978
Born Again (book):
1 3 Questions and Answers for Interview shows; n.d.
1 4 Promotion schedule; 1976-1979
1 5 Revell Correspondence; 1975-1976
1 6 Things to do; n.d.; 1975
Born Again (film):
2 1 Avco; 1977-1979
2 2 Bank Reconciliation Materials; 1978
2 3 Premieres - Budget; 1978-1979
2 4 Alabama; 1977-1978
2 5 Arizona; 1978
2 6 Arkansas; 1977
2 7 California; 1977-1978
2 8 Colorado; 1977-1978
2 9 Connecticut; 1977-1978
2 10 District of Columbia; 1977-1979
2 11 Florida; 1978
2 12 Foreign; 1977-1979
2 13 General; 1978
2 14 Georgia; 1977-1978
2 15 Illinois; 1978
2 16 Indiana; 1977-1978
2 17 Iowa; 1977-1978
2 18 Kentucky; 1978
3 1 Louisiana; 1977-1978
3 2 Maryland; 1977-1978
3 3 Massachusetts; 1977-1978
3 4 Michigan; 1977-1978
3 5 Minnesota; 1978
3 6 Mississippi; 1978
3 7 Missouri; 1977-1979
3 8 New Mexico; 1978
3 9 New York; 1977-1978
3 10 North Carolina; 1977-1978
3 11 Ohio; 1977-1978
3 12 Oklahoma; 1978
3 13 Oregon; 1978
3 14 Pennsylvania; 1977-1979
Born Again (film):
3 15 South Carolina; 1978
3 16 Tennessee; 1977-1978
3 17 Texas; 1977-1978
3 18 Utah; 1978
3 19 Virginia; 1978
3 20 Washington; 1977-1978
3 21 Wisconsin; 1978
3 22 Coordinator letters; 1978
3 23 Finances; 1978-1979
3 24 Host List Letters; 1979
3 25 Financial; 1978-1979
3 26 Invitations; 1978-1979
3 27 Manual of Operations; 1978
4 1 Miscellaneous; 1977-1979
4 2 Newsletters; 1978
4 3 Originals - Born Again work; 1978
4 4 Born Again Partners Program; 1977-1980
4 5 Premiere Information; 1978
4 6 Preliminary Work; 1978
4 7 Press Packets; 1977-78
4 8 Travel Schedule, B.A. Premieres; 1978
5 1 Promotional; 1978
5 2 first draft; 1977
5 3 revisions; 1977
5 4 revisions; 1977
6 1 revisions; 1977
6 2 Task Force Letters; 1978
6 3 Tickets; through Jan 1979
6 4 Volunteer Letters; 1978
6 5 ALBUQUERQUE Wednesday, Nov. 15; 1978-1979
6 6 ATLANTA Wednesday, Oct.4; 1978-1979
6 7 BIRMINGHAM Saturday Sept. 30; 1978
7 1 CHARLOTTE Monday, Oct. 30; 1978-1979
7 2 CHATTANOOGA Thursday, Oct. 5; 1978-1979
7 3 CHICAGO Thursday, Sept 28; 1978-1979
7 4 CINCINNATI Tuesday, Oct. 3; 1978
7 5 COLUMBIA Wednesday, Nov. 1; 1978
7 6 DALLAS Tuesday, Sept. 26; 1978
7 7 DENVER Thursday, Nov. 16; 1978-1979
7 8 DES MOINES Tuesday, Dec. 19; 1978-1979
Born Again (film):
7 9 GREENVILLE, Nov. 2; 1978-1979
7 10 KANSAS CITY January; 1978-1979
8 1 LOS ANGELES Monday, Nov. 13; 1978-1979
8 2 MEMPHIS Thursday, Oct. 12; 1978
8 3 MILWAUKEE; 1978
8 4 MINNEAPOLIS, Monday, Dec 18; 1978-1979
8 5 MONTREAL; 1979
8 6 NASHVILLE, Thursday, Oct. 5; 1978
8 7 NEW ORLEANS; 1978-1979
8 8 NEW YORK CITY; 1978-1979
8 9 PEORIA Friday, September 29; 1978
8 10 PHOENIX Thursday, Nov. 16; 1978
8 11 PHILADELPHIA January; 1978-1979
8 12 RALEIGH Tuesday, Oct. 31; 1978
8 13 RICHMOND; 1978
8 14 SAN DIEGO Tuesday, Nov. 14; 1978-1979
9 1 SEATTLE Monday, Oct. 2; 1978-1979
9 2 TAMPA - expense account verification; 1978-1979
9 3 TAMPA Wednesday, Dec. 21; 1978-1979
9 4 Chicago June 5-6; 1978
9 5 Los Angeles May 7-8; 1978
9 6 D.C. May 23-24; 1979
9 7 WASHINGTON D.C. Sunday, Sept 24; 1978
B. Prison Fellowship Files
9 8 Arizona to Missouri; 1977-1979
9 9 Nebraska to Wisconsin; 1977-1979
Computer generated:
10 1 March 1978
10 2 April 1978
10 3 May 1978
10 4 June 1978
10 5 July 1978
10 6 August 1978
10 7 September 1978
10 8 October 1978
10 9 November 1978
10 10 December 1978
10 11 Ellis, James; 1977-1978
10 12 President; 1976-1978
11 1 President to Executive Vice President; 1976-1978
11 2 President to various staff; 1977-1978
11 3 Vice President Public Ministry; 1978-79
11 4 Management Meeting Minutes; 1977
11 5 Memos to all staff; 1978
11 6 Names Lists; 1977-1978; n.d.
12 1 Operations Manual Drafts; 1977
12 2 Policy Manuals Materials; 1977-1978; n.d.
12 3 Policy and Goal Statements; 1977-1978; n.d.
12 4 Seminar Proposals; 1977
12 5 Script: Somebody Cares; 1977
Computer generated:
12 6 January 1979
12 7 February 1979
12 8 March 1979
12 9 April 1979
12 10 May 1979
13 1 June 1979
13 2 July 1979
13 3 September 1979
13 4 October 1979
13 5 November 1979
13 6 December 1979
13 7 Director of Prison Services; 1978-1979
13 8 Executive Vice-President, memos to; 1977-1979
13 9 Field Directors; 1979
14 1 Jubilee editors; 1978-1979
14 2 Jubilee editors; 1979
14 3 Clabaugh, Steve; 1977-1979
14 4 Prison Fellowship vs. Arlington County Board; 1979
14 5 Sewell, John; 1979
15 1 Vice-President for Public Ministry; 1979
Personnel Files:
16 1 Beshears, Bill; 1979
16 2 Potter, Jerry; 1978-1979
16 3 Shoemaker, John; 1978-1979
16 4 Smith, James Lee; 1978-1979
16 5 Business Services Director; 1980
Communications Director:
16 6 1980
16 7 1980
16 8 Computer Generated; 1980
17 1 Cromartie, Mike; 1977-1980
17 2 Field Directors; 1980
17 3 Inmate Assistant Coordinator; 1978-80
17 4 Liddy, Gordon; 1980
17 5 Lorenzen, Jay; 1980
17 6 Morris, Paul; 1980
17 7 National Training Director; 1980
Office Dedication:
17 8 1980
17 9 1980
17 10 President; 1979-1980
17 11 Resource Center Director; 1980
17 12 Special Projects Director; 1980
17 13 Sweeting, Don; 1979-1980
18 1 Vice President, Public Ministry; 1980
18 2 Washington Seminar Coordinator; 1979-80
Personnel Files:
18 3 Sweeting, Donald W.; 1979-1980
18 4 Thurston, Linda G.; 1978-1980
18 5 Business Services Director; 1981
18 6 Communications Director; 1981
18 7 Legal Counsel; 1981
18 8 National Field Director; 1981
18 9 President to Executive Vice-President; 1981
19 1 Regional Directors; 1981
19 2 Special Projects Director; 1981
Vice-President, Prison Ministry:
19 3 1980-81
19 4 1981
19 5 1981
19 6 Washington Seminar Coordinator; 1981
19 7 Memos to all staff; 1979-1981
20 1 Prayer Requests; 1981
20 2 Reports on Special Projects; 1981
20 3 Chaplaincy; 1982
20 4 Director of Prison Services; 1982
Executive Vice-President:
20 5 January, 1982
20 6 February, 1982
20 7 March, 1982
20 8 April, 1982
20 9 May, 1982
20 10 June, 1982
20 11 July, 1982
20 12 August, 1982
20 13 September, 1982
21 1 October, 1982
21 2 November - December, 1982
memos copied to:
21 3 January - March 1982
21 4 March - June, 1982
21 5 June - December, 1982
6 National Training Director; 1981-82
22 1 Kramer's Notebook; 1977
22 2 Operations Manual; 1978
Box Folders Description or First Folder/Last Folder Dates
II. Executive Officers
A. Charles W. Colson
1. General
23 13 Prison Fellowship 1984 Master Calendar / CWC 1983 Schedule - Reading File 1979-1984
24 7 CWC 1984 Schedule - Reading File / CWC Central Files; February 1989 1983-1989
25 6 File / CWC Central Files; March 1989 / File / CWC Central Files; August 1989 1989
26 4 CWC Central Files; August 1989 / CWC Central Files; November 1989 1989
27 1 CWC Central Files; December 1989 1989
2. Liaison Files
27 59 Aasterud, John M. / Blatchford, W. Larned 1978-1988
28 62 Block, Samuel / Christenson, Evelyn, Mrs. 1980-1988
29 61 Christianity Today International / Dolaghan, John 1981-1987
30 42 Dole, Elizabeth / Everts, Chaplain & Mrs. Paul J. 1977-1988
31 20 Falwell, Jerry / Grose, Dr. Vernon L. Vol I 1975-1989
32 10 Grose, Dr. Vernon L. Vol II / Hardy, Ashton 1977-1988
33 38 Harlow, Bryce / Howe, Calvin 1975-1987
34 28 Howell, Myrtie / Kemp, The Hon. Jack F. 1975-1988
35 28 Kesler, Jay / Krieger, Orville W. 1977-1988
36 29 Kroger, Paul / Lewis, Mr. Jerome A. 1975-1987
37 39 Lewis & Price / Marchant, Thomas M. III (Hon.) 1976-1988
38 53 Marist Missionary Sisters / Miller, Robert W. 1976-1988
39 37 Mims, Madeline M. / Nelson, Thomas Inc. 1974-1988
40 45 Newton, Anthony / Phillips, Lewis (Hon.) 1976-1987
41 27 Phillips, Odell / Ramsey, Gordon, Esq. 1975-1987
42 20 Randell, Cortes / Regis, Josephine 1976-1986
43 38 Reid, Russ / Roles, Richard C. 1975-1988
44 43 Rolschau, Mr. David / Shade, Mr. & Mrs. James B. 1975-1988
45 19 Shannon, Ms. Margaret / Smith, Daniel D. 1977-1986
46 35 Smith, David L. / Struben, Jean 1976-1986
47 25 Summer, Dick / Thomas, Cal Vol I 1975-1988
48 28 Thomas, Cal Vol II / Utter, Robert F. 1979-1988
49 32 Van Alen, Judy / Waugh, William 1974-1988
50 28 Wauterlek, Mr. Anthony / Williams, C. Molton 1976-1986
51 27 Williams, Lucy E. / Youth For Christ International 1965-1987
52 6 Zbinden, Rev. Lewis H. / Zondervan Publishing House 1977-1986
B. Gordon Loux
52 8 PF Alumni / Born Again Movie Assignment Correspondence 1976-1986
53 10 Born Again Partners Agreement / Bowman Property - Bowman Information 1978-1985
54 11 Bowman Property - Building Dedication Follow-up / Bowman Property - Ground Breaking - Open House 1983-1987
55 17 Bowman Property - Hazel, Beckhorn & Hanes / Call Lists 1982-1986
56 8 Capital Funds Campaign / Capital Turn Down Letters 1983-1985
57 8 Capital Assets Inventory, 1984 / Computer Reports 1981-1984
58 7 Consultation '83 / Endorsing-Complaint File 1978-1985
59 7 Endorsement Letters Log / Lausanne Committee 1978-1985
60 5 Memos to Staff; 1982 / Memos to Staff, 1985 1982-1985
61 14 Memos to Staff, 1986 / Statistics; 1977-1981 1979-1987
62 8 Statistics, 1984-85 / Travel 1979-1987
63 18 Travel / Weekly Reports 1980-1987
III. Field Offices
A. Regional Operations Reports
64 8 Monthly reports and statistics 1983
65 14 Monthly reports and statistics 1983-1984
66 5 Monthly Reports and Statistics, 1978-1984
B. State Files
66 41 Early files (arranged by region, then by state): Northeast region 1977-1984
67 85 Early files: Northeast Region, Southeast Region, North Central Region 1977-1981
68 81 Early Files: Southeast Region North Central Region, South Central Region 1977-1980
69 22 Early Files:, Western Region

PF- US files (Leadership conferences, alumni conferences),

70 40 PF-US, PF-Government. PF-Regional files, Canada. Alabama 1978-1989
71 28 Alabama-Arizona 1982-1989
72 35 Arizona-California 1981-1989
73 8 California 1982-1986
74 26 California 1977-1989
75 40 California-Colorado 1977-1989
76 31 Colorado-Delaware 1978-1989
77 10 Delaware-District of Colombia 1981-1989
78 27 District of Columbia-Florida 1981-1989
79 36 Florida-Georgia 1981-1989
80 34 Georgia-Illinois 1978-1989
81 24 Illinois 1979-1989
82 18 Indiana 1981-1989
83 31 Iowa-Kansas 1977-1989
84 27 Kansas-Louisiana 1978-1989
85 26 Louisiana-Maine 1979-1989
86 23 Maryland-Massachusetts 1981-1989
87 17 Massachusetts-Michigan 1981-1989
88 27 Michigan-Minnesota 1978-1989
89 25 Minnesota-Missouri 1978-1988
90 34 Missouri-Montana 1979-1989
91 31 Montana-Nebraska 1979-1989
92 31 Nevada-New Jersey 1980-1989
93 16 New Mexico 1980-1989
94 15 New Mexico-New York 1979-1989
95 19 New York 1977-1989
96 42 New York-North Dakota 1977-1989
97 34 Ohio-Oklahoma 1977-1989
98 24 Oklahoma-Oregon 1978-1989
99 35 Pennsylvania-Rhode Island 1976-1989
100 26 South Carolina-South Dakota 1980-1989
101 27 Tennessee 1977-1989
102 17 Tennessee-Texas 1977-1989
103 19 Texas 1976-1989
104 26 Texas-Virginia 1979-1989
105 11 Virginia 1981-1989
106 23 Virginia-Washington 1978-1989
107 21 Washington 1979-1989
108 42 Washington-Wisconsin 1978-1989
109 13 Wisconsin-Virgin Islands 1979-1989
C. Regional and State Directors' Files
1. Southeastern Regional Director
109 3 Lead Area Directors Meeting / Correspondence From 1979-1987
110 9 National Directors / Juvenile 1985-1987
111 6 National Volunteer Recognition / Expense Reports 1985-1987
2. Texas State Director
116 15 Angel Tree / Expense Reports and Budget 1981-1985
117 7 Fort Worth FCI Inmate Correspondence / Inmate Correspondence 1981-1986
118 14 Inmate Correspondence / Lisa Whitney 1981-1987
V. Training and Development
A. VP Files
112 8 Correspondence, 1982 / Memos, April 1983 1982-1983
113 11 Correspondence and Memos, May 1983 / Seminar Reports, 1983 1983
114 16 Training Papers, 1983 / Correspondence, August 1984 1983-1984
115 12 Correspondence and Memos, September 1984-Training reports, 1984 1984
B. Training Materials
119 10 Angel Tree / Handbook, DC Seminar; 1985 1983-1985
120 11 Handbook: In-Prison Seminars; 1987 / Transportation 1984-1987
121 11 Curricula: Volunteer Management-Volunteer Skills (General) / Southern Florida Regional Meeting 1985-1986
122 10 Archives, IPS-Women's, Mitchellville, IA / National Volunteer Recognition& Training Conference, Radison Mark / Alexandria, April 25-27, 1986 1986
123 1 Area Directors Training Program, November 3-7, 86 1986
C. In-Prison Seminars
123 50 USP Atlanta, Georgia (Camp), December 1-4, 1986 / San Quintin State Prison, San Quintin, CA, February 5-7, 1987 1986-1987
124 46 TDC Ferguson Unit, Midway, February 6-8, 1987 / Louisiana State Penitentiary, Angola, LA, March 20-21, 1987 1986-1987
125 44 Penitentiary of NM, Sante FE, March 20-21, 1987 / TDC-Huntsville, April 10-12, 1987 1987
126 60 Michigan Reformatory, Ionia, April 10-12, 1987 / Taycheedah Correctional Institute, Taycheedah, WI, May 15-16, 1987 1987
127 47 Florence Crance Correctional Institute, MI, May 15-17, 1987 / Federal Prison Camp, Duluth, MN, June 5-7, 1987 1987
128 43 US Navy Bridge, Norfolk, VA, June 5-7, 1987 / MS State Penitentiary, Unit 21, Parchman, August 14-15, 1987 1987
129 62 FCI, Safford Arizona (Spanish), August 14-16, 1987-Fort Lewis Confinement Facility, Fort Lewis, WA, September 26,26,28,29,30, 1987 1987
130 55 FCI Danbury, CT, September 25-27, 1987 / US Navy Bridge, Norfolk, VA, October 30-November1, 1987 1987
131 49 Centennial Correctional Facility, Canon City (General Population), October 30-November 1, 1987 / Staunton Correctional Center, Staunton, VA, November 13-15, 1987 1987
132 60 Oak Park Heights, MN, Correctional Facility, November 13-15, 1987 / Misc. Reports, 1987 1987
133 8 Rex Cauble / Seminar Reports, 1986 1980-1986
D. Washington DC Seminar
134 26 Algoakian Park / FYI 1983-1986
135 6 Host Manuals / Inmate Applications 1980-1986
136 8 Information I / Seminar Information Sheets 1980-1986
E. Crisis of Incarceration Marriage Seminar Files (CIMS)
136 12 CIMS Facilitators Development Conference / CIMS Instructor: [name omitted] 1983-1987
137 29 CIMS Instructor: [name omitted] / CIMS Instructor: [name omitted] 1985-1987
138 24 CIMS, 82 / 001,October 1982, Washington DC / CIMS, 86 / 041,11 / 1-2 / 86, Waco, TX 1982-1986
139 23 CIMS, 86 / 042, 11 / 21-22 / 86, Reston, VA (59th WDS) / CIMS, 87 / 03, 2 / 13-14, Delaware Correctional Center 1986-1987
140 25 CIMS, 87 / 04, 2 / 25 / 27, Holland, MI (Michigan Dunes) / CIMS Texarkana FCI, November 6-8, 1987 1987
141 13 CIMS, Seagoville FCI, November 113-15, 1987 / Marriage Seminar, April 22-24, 1988, New Hampshire State Prison 1987-1988
F. Community Service Projects (CSP)
141 14 CSP / Notebook 1981-1988
142 27 Staff retreat / CSP, 84 / 006,May 1984, Dallas, Texas 1982-1987
143 24 CSP, 84 / 1007, July 1984, Kansas City, Missouri / CSP. 85 / 008, July 1985, Phoenix, Arizona 1984-1985
144 15 CSP, 85 / 009, July 1985, Oakland, California / CS, 85 / 023, November 1985, Terre Haute, Indiana 1985
145 17 CSP, 86 / 001, February 1986, Paterson, New Jersey / CSP, 86 / 017, 9 / 86, Kansas City, Missouri 1986
146 18 CSP, 86 / 018, 2 / 87, Atlanta, GA / Denver, Delaware, September 13-27, 1987 1987
147 7 CSP, Declaw Correctional center, September 13-27, 1987 / CSP, Atlanta, Georgia, November 1-15, 1987 1987
V. Public Relations
147 6 Belfast / Clippings, 1987 1983-1987
148 6 Clippings, 1987 / Justice Fellowship 1975-1981
149 5 Media Surveys and Reports / Press Releases, 1984 1982-1988
150 4 Press releases, 1985 / Recommendations Report 1985-1987
151 4 Resources / Results Report, 2nd Quarter, 1986 1982-1986
152 2 Results Report, 3rs Quarter, 1986 / Results Report, 3rs Quarter, 1987 1986-1987
VI. Reference
152 1 Capital Punishment 1968-1976
153 4 Capital Punishment / Christianity and Culture 1961-1984
154 3 Criminal Justice System / Gary Gilmore 1970-1987
155 4 Elizabeth Morgan Case / Elizabeth Morgan Case 1989
156 7 Parolee / Sentencing Guidelines 1970-1983
157 7 Chronological clippings Oct. 1971 Jan. 1977
158 6 Chronological clippings Feb. 1977 - Feb. 1978
159 7 Chronological clippings Mar. 1978-Mar. 1981
160 6 Chronological clippings Apr. 1981-May 1982
161 6 Chronological clippings June 1982-June 1983
162 5 Chronological clippings July 1983-Aug. 1984
163 5 Chronological clippings Set. 1984 - Nov. 1985
164 5 Chronological clippings Dec. 1985 - Sept. 1986
165 6 Chronological clippings Oct. 1986- Nov. 1987
166 6 Chronological clippings Jan. 1988 - Dec. 1988
167 18 Chronological clippings / Baptist Times 1976-1989
168 28 Billy Graham in Washington, DC / Christian Films 1976-1988
169 18 Christian Herald / Christian Today 1974-1988
170 26 Christian Today / Discipleship Journal 1976-1988
171 31 Detroit College of Law Review / Foreward-Zondervan 1974-1988
172 46 Fundamentalist Journal / Messenger 1974-1989
173 23 Metropolitan Prison Ministries / The Noel News 1976-1989
174 46 Northern Virginia People / Sunday Digest 1976-1989
175 36 Sunday School Digest / Word and Way 1974-1989
176 11 World and Way / Zondervan Publishing House 1976-1988
VII. Justice Fellowship
176 2 1987 Budget / 1988 Budget 1987-1988
177 15 Task Forces (1988 Budget / Capital Punishment: [name omitted] 1983-1988
178 11 Capital Punishment: [name omitted] / FL - Lobbying Registration 1985-1989
179 16 FL - Two year Proposal / Five Year Plan - BCA Proposal 1985-1989
180 9 5-Year Plan, First draft / Reports and Plans. 1st Quarter, 1987 1986-1989
181 12 Reports and Plans (JF) 2nd Quarter, 1987 / Victims and Offenders 1987-1989
182 8 Christian reflections on Restorative Justice / Second Mailing 1987-1990
183 10 Third RJ Mailing / Compilation of Quotes and Sources 1986-1990
184 8 List of Reviewers / Invitees - Initial R.J. "Mandate" development / Restorative justice visual model staff meeting 1987-1989
185 6 Restorative Justice Work session / Handbook 1 1988-1987
186 4 Drafts for Approval / RJ Handbook #1: Theory 1986-1990
187 7 Handbook 2: Drafts / Work session on Goal 3, Victim Assistance 1988-1990
188 8 RJ: Principles - Chapter I / Restorative Justice: Principles, Chapter 4 1988-1990
189 7 RJ Handbook #2, Strategy 1, Key research Material / RJ Handbook #2, Strategy #3, Key research Resources 1979-1989
190 11 Strategy #4, Principles / Chapter 3 (outlines and Drafts) 1989-1990
191 5 Handbook 2, Chapter 3 (Drafts) / Handbook 2, Chapter on Strategy #2 1989-1990
192 9 Introduction to Handbooks 3 / Program Notes, Handbook 3 1989-1990

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