The Archive Collection


From the Archives: Billy Graham & Louis Zamperini

After the 1949 Los Angeles Crusade, Billy Graham and former Olympian, and WWII POW Louis Zamperini became good friends. See the gift Zamperini gave to Billy Graham from the Library Archive Collection.


Archive Insider: Brass Plate

Throughout 2021, we’ll be honoring our local heroes by showcasing items given to Billy Graham by law enforcement, firefighters, and military personnel throughout the course of his ministry. Billy Graham had the dream to be a military chaplain for some time before he fell ill and could not attend chaplaincy school. However, God had a …


From the Archives: Billy Graham & Duck Dynasty

The Robertson family of “Duck Dynasty” fame has always publicly stood by their Christian values. This month’s archives feature are items signed by the “Duck Commander,” Phil Roberston, and his family.


From the Archives: Billy Graham & Bob Hope

In 1974, as our country was celebrating the bicentennial, the non-profit “Honor America” had commemorative plates produced in honor of the milestone. This month’s archives feature is one of those plates given to Billy Graham by Bob Hope.


From the Archives: Billy Graham & Bono

Billy and Ruth Graham, along with their son, Franklin, met Bono at the Graham’s home in 2002. See the poem Bono penned in appreciation of the Grahams following his visit.