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The Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives

The Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives is a major research collection of unpublished materials relating to North American, Protestant, nondenominational evangelism and global missions efforts.

Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives Update on Research Access During COVID-19

September 14, 2020

In order to prioritize the health and safety of our visitors and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives will remain closed to the general public through 2020. These measures are in alignment with the guidelines of Wheaton College and the regulations of the State of Illinois.

During this time, only Wheaton College students and employees or approved local individuals may schedule research appointments to visit the Manuscripts Reading Room for use of our materials. Local visitors should contact the WCBGC Archives for more information on the approval process. All off-campus visitors must read adhere to our COVID-19 Reading Room Guidelines.

In the meantime, reference staff and limited services will continue to be available. Off-campus researchers are encouraged to contact Archives staff at bgc.archives@wheaton.edu with archival questions; review our Collection Listings for access to our catalog and material descriptions; or email the Archives if interested in hiring college-approved proxy researchers.

We apologize to our visitors for this inconvenience and look forward to welcoming you back when it is safe to do so.

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At the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives, our mission is to collect and preserve unpublished materials relating to the history of North American, Protestant, nondenominational evangelism and global missions, especially focused on the twentieth century. The Archives strives to make these materials available to scholars, students, and the general public through our manuscripts reading room, outreach endeavors, and more. 

Welcome to the Archives

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New Collection: Records of International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES)

After three years of preparation, the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students records are now open for research. To learn more about this significant addition to the Archives' holdings, read our announcement or browse the collection finding aid

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Resources on Billy Graham

Browse our collections and learn more about the life and ministry of Billy Graham (1918-2018) through sermons, oral history interviews, photographs, audio and video recordings, and more. 

Learn more about the Archives' holdings on Billy Graham

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Explore the Collections

Learn more about the Archives' holdings on the history of evangelism and global missions, and search for specific names, events, or subjects.

Browse the Archives' finding aids on our legacy database or on ArchivesSpace.

 

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From the Vault Blog

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Torrey M. Johnson Research Grant

The Torrey M. Johnson Research Grant supports visiting scholars whose topics intersect with the history of evangelism. Learn more about the grant and apply today. 

Find more information and apply today

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Chinese Christian Posters Exhibit

Visit the Chinese Christian Posters digital exhibit created by the Center for Global Christianity & Mission at Boston University and view over 350 stunning posters, including 50 examples from the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives.

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