The Archive Collection

 

From the Archives: The Gaithers

It was 1976. Cliff Barrows invited Bill and Gloria Gaither to perform at one of Billy Graham’s crusades in Toronto. Close to 70,000 people were expected to be in attendance. Bill and Gloria Gaither were a young married couple at the time, and had never met Billy Graham. From the book, Billy Graham & Me, …

 

Archive Insider: Fireman Trophy

On February 15, 1971, Billy Graham was named an Honorary Life Member of the George Washington Friendship Fire Company. He was a voice of hope and encouragement for many men and women serving as first responders during the 70 years of his ministry.

 

Archive Insider: Charles Lindbergh Bust

See the unique item Billy Graham received when he was at the Treasure Valley Crusade in Boise, Idaho.  A bust of Charles Lindbergh was presented to Mr. Graham by the United States Headquarters of the Twelfth Air Force.

 

70th Anniversary of Hour of Decision on Television

September 30, 1951 marks the first time Billy Graham appeared on television with the “Hour of Decision” program.  Experts called the 50’s the “golden age” of television. Televisions had created an enormous impact on society and reshaped how people spent their leisurely time. In 1940, 22 year old Billy Graham marveled at seeing a television …

 

Billy Graham’s Ministry to Spanish-Speaking People

Billy Graham had a heart to share the Gospel all over the world to people of all languages. He traveled all over the world to tell others about the saving love of Jesus Christ. His travels included many countries where the national language is Spanish. Below, see some of the items in the archives at …

 

Monday Memorabilia: Ruth’s Tin Cans

What can you do with a tin can? Mrs. Graham came up with some unusual ways to utilize the cans.
In the early days of living in Montreat, with little money, Ruth Graham took tin cans to make her own light fixtures and shades.