Archival Research Lecture Series
What is it like to do historical research in an archives? How do researchers use scrapbooks, letters, newspaper clippings, oral history interviews, and other materials to construct a historical narrative? What are the benefits of using these physical fragments to understand the past? Every year the Archival Research Lecture features a scholar whose research in the WCBGC Archives answers some of these questions.
Join us every autumn for the Billy Graham Center Archival Research Lecture, and learn how scholars use archival sources to understand the past.
Walking Tour of Billy Graham's Wheaton
Curious about Billy Graham’s connection to Wheaton College? Want to learn more about Billy Graham’s experiences as a Wheaton undergraduate? Join the staff of the WCBGC Archives as they visit sites around the Wheaton College campus and greater community where Billy Graham lived, studied, socialized, and preached, both as a student and during his later ministry.
Walking tours of Billy Graham's Wheaton are usually held bi-annually in spring and autumn, weather permitting. Group tours can also be available upon request.
The Evangelical Archives Conference
In July 1988, the WCBGC Archives hosted the The Evangelical Archives Conference at Wheaton College. Sponsored by the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals and funded by the Lilly Foundation, the Conference addressed the unique challenges facing archives and memory institutions dedicated to acquiring and preserving materials documenting American evangelicalism. Final reports and recommendations from the Conference were published as Heritage at Risk: Proceedings of the Evangelical Archives Conference.