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Billy James Hargis Papers (MC 1412)

Series I

Billy James Hargis and the Christian Crusade

Boxes 1-5

This series includes materials pertaining to Billy James Hargis and the Christian Crusade. Included are biographical materials, including obituaries, newspaper clippings, and monographs by Hargis and Fernando Penabaz. This series also includes materials gathered by the FBI on Hargis and the Christian Crusade, available through the Freedom of Information Act; the fourth of these ten files could not be obtained. Other materials include scripts from Hargis’s radio show, and many of his writings. This series also includes materials pertaining to staff and associates of the Christian Crusade, including correspondence, writings, and newspaper clippings. Of particular note are the materials pertaining to General Edwin Walker, who resigned his commission in the United States Army and joined Hargis in the crusade against communism. After 1969 the Christian Crusade’s newspaper The Weekly Crusader was superceded by the large format newspaper Christian Crusade Weekly, issues of which are located in Series 4.

Box 1

Billy James Hargis (BJH)

  1. Biographical Materials.
  2. Biographies–BJH, My Great Mistake (1985); BJH, Why I Fight for a Christian America (1974).
  3. Biographies–Fernando Penabaz, ‘Crusading Preacher from the West’: The Story of Billy James Hargis (1965).
  4. FBI Files–Part 1.
  5. FBI Files–Part 2.
  6. FBI Files–Part 3.
  7. FBI Files–Part 5.
  8. FBI Files–Part 6.
  9. FBI Files–Part 7.
  10. FBI Files–Part 8.
  11. FBI Files–Part 9.
  12. FBI Files–Part 10.
  13. Appearances, 1960-1983.
  14. Bibles by Balloon Project, ca. 1953-1954.
  15. BJH Calendars, 1967, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1982.
  16. Clippings, 1950-1970.
  17. Korea Mission, 1976.
  18. Messages from BJH, 1960-1962, 1966, 1968.
  19. Miscellaneous Materials, n.d.
  20. Newspaper Column–For and Against, May-November 1960.
  21. Newspaper Column–For and Against, February 1961-January 1962.
  22. Newspaper Column–For and Against, n.d.
  23. Radio Scripts, December 1960-April 1961.
  24. Radio Scripts, 1968 (1 of 2).
  25. Radio Scripts, 1968 (2 of 2).
  26. Radio Scripts, 1969 (1 of 2).
  27. Radio Scripts, 1969 (2 of 2).
  28. Radio Scripts, 1970 (1 of 2).
  29. Radio Scripts, 1970 (2 of 2).
  30. Radio Scripts, 1971.
  31. Radio Scripts, 1972.
  32. Radio Scripts, n.d.

BJH–Writings, Monographs and Large Pamphlets (By Title)

  1. 37 Down–One More to Go? (1974) [Subject–Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford]; Abortion on Trial (1982).
  2. Billy James Hargis Answers Your Questions . . . (1972) [Subject–The Television Crisis]; . . . Favorite Hymns (1961); . . . Speaks Out on the Issues (1971); . . . Tells It Like It Is! (1969)
  3. Christ and His Gospel (1969).
  4. A Country Gone Mad (1975); “Crises in Christianity” (1997).
Box 2 BJH—Monographs and Long Pamphlets (By Title)
  1. “Communism, American Style.” Thesis, Burton College and Seminary (n.d.).
  2. Communist America . . . Must It Be? (1986); The Communist Threat to Southern Africa (n.d.); Communism in America Exposed! (n.d.).
  3. Day of Deception (1991).
  4. The Death of Freedom of Speech in the USA (1967); The Depth Principle (1977).
  5. Forewarned (1988) [Subject–Soviet Union].
  6. How to Cope With Your Problems (1976); How to Get Into–God’s Inner Circle (1976); Middle East Crisis (1975); The Hand of the Lord Reaches Out! (n.d.).
  7. One Minute Before Midnight! n.d. [Subject–Christian Americanism]; Our Vietnam Defeat! What Happened? (1975).
  8. The Real Extremists–the Far Left (1964).
  9. Riches and Prosperity Through Christ (1978); A Satanic Conspiracy Undermines the U.S.A. (1972); Should Protestants Support the ‘Vietcong’? (1969).
  10. The Total Revolution (1972); “Wait On the Lord” (1975) [BJH Sermons]; Walter Reuther’s Secret Memorandum (n.d.); The Truth About Segregation (n.d.).
  11. “What Is Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit?” and Other Sermons (1973); Why We Believe the Bible Is the Word of God (1973).
  12. BJH with Jose Hernandez–Disaster File (1978).
  13. BJH with Dan Lyons–Though Shalt Not Kill . . . My Babies (1977).
  14. BJH with Bill Sampson– The Cross and the Sickle (1982) [Subject–World Council of Churches]; The Federal Reserve Scandal! (1984).
  15. BJH with Bill Sampson (continued)– The National News Media: America’s Fifth Column (1980).
  16. BJH with Julian Williams—The Facts About Communism and Our Churches (1962).

Other BJH Writings and Related Materials

  1. American Law, n.d.
  2. Jimmy Carter, 1976.
  3. Catholic Church, n.d.
  4. Crime, Guns, and Police Brutality, n.d.
  5. Cuba and Fidel Castro, ca. 1961.
  6. Dominican Republic and Rafael Trujillo, 1961.
  7. Drugs, 1971.
  8. Education, 1959-1968.
  9. Fascism/Nazism, 1967.
  10. Lyndon B. Johnson and the Great Society, 1967.
  11. International Communism, ca. 1966.
  12. Frank F. Littell and Other Left-Wing Opponents, 1966-1967.
  13. Mental Health, n.d.
  14. National Council of Churches, 1958-1969.
  15. Nuclear Weapons, ca. 1960.
  16. Panama Canal, 1959, 1975.
  17. Persecution of Christians/Patriots, ca. 1967.
  18. Peace, n.d.
  19. Philippines, 1970.
  20. Race, 1963-1969.
  21. Religious Belief, n.d.
  22. Rhodesia, 1966, 1976-1977.
  23. United Nations, 1960-1963.
  24. Urban Renewal and Socialism, n.d.
  25. Youth and Communists, n.d.
  26. Youth Revolt in San Francisco, n.d.

Christian Crusade

  1. All-African Christian Crusade Congress, 1969.
  2. American Christian College (Tulsa) Torchbearer, 1972.
  3. Frank A. Capell, 1943, 1966-1975.
  4. Christian Crusade Articles, Congressional Record, 1967.
Box 3 Christian Crusade
  1. Christian Echoes Ministry, n.d.
  2. Conventions, 1960, 1967-1972.
  3. Conventions–Resolutions, 1962-1965.
  4. Critics–Fred J. Cook, 1959-1965.
  5. Critics–Group Investigation Associates (Springfield, Massachusetts), 1965.
  6. Critics–Arthur Larson, National Council for Civic Responsibility, 1964-1965.
  7. Critics–Franklin H. Littell, Institute for American Democracy (Washington, D.C.), 1966.
  8. Critics–Franklin H. Littell, Institute for American Democracy, 1967-1974.
  9. Critics–Gale McGee, 1965.
  10. Divine Energy Program to Happiness (DEPTH), 1977.
  11. David W. Dyer, Medias Unlimited (Lubbock, Texas), 1965-1978.
  12. “Evangelism in Action,” n.d.
  13. Form Letters, American School of the Bible, n.d.
  14. Form Letters to Senators, n.d.
  15. Free Protestant Episcopal Church, 1967.
  16. Issues and Controversies–American Civil Liberties Union, 1961, 1967.
  17. Issues and Controversies–Alden Bingham, Northeast Missouri State Teachers College (Kirksville), 1960-1964.
  18. Issues and Controversies–Cesar Chavez, Citizens Committee for Agriculture, 1973.
  19. Issues and Controversies–Institute for American Democracy, 1961-1967.
  20. Issues and Controversies–Middle East, 1959.
  21. Issues and Controversies–Dale Pelton, Bastille Society (Tulsa), 1965-1968.
  22. Issues and Controversies–Prisoners of War, 1971.
  23. Issues and Controversies–John R. Rice, The Sword of the Lord [Magazine], 1969-1972.
  24. Issues and Controversies–Sensitivity Training, 1969.
  25. Issues and Controversies–Sex Education, 1968-1969.
  26. Issues and Controversies–Sex Education, Tulsa Court Case, 1969-1970.
  27. Dan Lyons, 1972-1978.
  28. A.B. MacReynolds–Brother Mac’s Weekly Report (Brandon, Florida), January 1969.
  29. Misquotes, 1959.
  30. Payment Confirmations, 1979.
  31. Radio Preachers, 1956-1967, 1978.
  32. Radio Program–Poetry Sent by Listeners, n.d.
  33. Sagamount Hotel (Joplin, Missouri), n.d.
  34. Seminars, n.d.
  35. Solicitations, 1966-1983.

Staff and Associates

  1. James D. Bales (JDB), n.d.
  2. JDB–Correspondence, Liberty Lobby, 1965.
  3. JDB–Correspondence, Allen Zoll, 1962-1968.
  4. JDB–Martin Luther King Book Manuscript, n.d.
  5. JDB–World Marxist Review Indexes, June-November 1974; February-March 1976.
  6. Gary Blevins, 1972-1973.
  7. Johnny Carriger, 1958, 1966.
  8. Gordon V. Drake, 1968-1970.
  9. Jose M. Hernandez–Publications on Fidel Castro (1976), the Third World (1976), and the United Nations (1967).
  10. George Hess, 1963.
  11. Wayne Lutton, 1972.
  12. Bill Manahan–North American Aviation (Anaheim, California), 1965.
  13. David Noebel (DN)–Research on Rock and Roll Music, 1964-1970.
  14. DN– The Beatles: A Study in Drugs, Sex and Revolution (1969, 1970).
  15. DN– The Marxist Minstrels: A Handbook on the Communist Subversion of Music (1974).
  16. Jess Pedigo (JP)–David Livingstone Missionary Foundation (Tulsa), 1970-1975; Publication on X-Rated Movies (1970).
  17. Fernando Penabaz–Vietnam’s Sinister Red Monk (1965); Gerald S. Pope; Kenneth W. Ryker–The Federal Reserve System (1971).
  18. Maxine Secrest–Cookbooks, 1973, 1975.
  19. Ray Thompson, 1962-1969.
  20. Curtis B. Udall–Publication on Franklin D. Roosevelt (1968); Gertrud Wasserzug, The Holy Spirit and You (1973).
  21. Edwin Walker (EW)–Biographical Materials, 1962-1972.
  22. EW–Correspondence, 1960-1973.
  23. EW–24th Infantry Division Pro Blue Program, 1960-1961.
  24. EW–Christian Crusade Materials, 1961-1962.
  25. EW–Congressional Record, 1961-1972.
  26. EW–Lawsuit, Edwin A. Walker v. Van H. Savell, and Associated Press, 1964-1971.
  27. EW–New England Rally for God, Family and Country, 1967.
  28. EW–Lee Harvey Oswald, 1963-1964, 1977.
  29. EW–Press Releases and Miscellaneous Documents, 1961.
  30. EW–Marion Rospach and the Overseas Weekly, 1961.
Box 4 Chrisian Crusade—Staff and Associates
  1. Edwin Walker (EW)–Writings and Speeches, 1961-1973.
  2. EW–Clippings, 1961.
  3. EW–Clippings, 1961-1976.
  4. Julian Williams (JW), 1959-1961.
  5. JW–Publications on Busing (Integration), Campus Radicalism, and Inflation, ca. 1970-1974.
  6. JW–Publications on Race Riots, World Council of Churches, and “Women’s Lib,” ca. 1968-1972.

Christian Crusade–General Materials (continued)

  1. Tax Exempt Status–United States v. Christian Echoes National Ministry, 1966-1973.
  2. Tax Exempt Status–D.C. Parks, 1966.
  3. Tax Exempt Status–Bernard I. Seegar, 1967.
  4. Television Broadcasts, 1976-1980.
  5. Television Station, 1978.

Tour—“Operation Midnight Ride!”, 1963

  1. Tour Income.
  2. February 27, Miami, Florida.
  3. March 1, West Palm Beach, Florida.
  4. March 4, Tampa, Florida.
  5. March 5, Savannah, Georgia.
  6. March 6, Jacksonville, Florida.
  7. March 7, Atlanta, Georgia.
  8. March 8, Birmingham, Alabama.
  9. March 9, Montgomery, Alabama.
  10. March 10, Knoxville, Tennessee.
  11. March 10, Maryville, Tennessee.
  12. March 12, Greenville, South Carolina.
  13. March 13, Nashville, Tennessee.
  14. March 16, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  15. March 17, Columbus, Ohio.
  16. March 18, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  17. March 19, St. Louis, Missouri.
  18. March 20, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  19. March 21, Chicago, Illinois.
  20. March 22, Des Moines, Iowa.
  21. March 24, Kansas City, Missouri.
  22. March 25, Wichita, Kansas.
  23. March 27, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
  24. March 28, Amarillo, Texas.
  25. March 29, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  26. March 31, Phoenix, Arizona.
  27. May 15, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  28. May 16, Portland, Oregon.
  29. May 20, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  30. May 24, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  31. May 25, Memphis, Tennessee.
  32. May 26, Shreveport, Louisiana.
  33. May 27, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  34. n.d., Denver, Colorado.

Christian Crusade—General Materials

  1. George Wallace, 1969-1971.
  2. Young President’s Organization, 1970.
  3. Youth Organization–Christian Crusade Youth Chapter, 1963.
  4. Youth Organization–All-American Kids, 1973-1974.
  5. Miscellaneous Pamphlets.
  6. Christian Crusade [Magazine] (CCM), 1960.
  7. CCM, 1961.
  8. CCM, March 1962, May-December 1966.
  9. CCM, 1967.
  10. CCM, 1968.
  11. CCM, March-July 1969.
  12. The Weekly Crusader (TWC), October 1960-October 1962.
  13. TWC, January, August 1963; January 1964; June-December 1965.
  14. TWC, January-April 1966.
  15. TWC, May-August 1966.
  16. TWC, September-December 1966.
Box 5 Christian Crusade Publications
  1. The Weekly Crusader (TWC), March, August 1967; January-March 1968.
  2. TWC, April-July 1968.
  3. TWC, August-December 1968; April 1969.
  4. Bibles– Depth Principle Reference Edition (1972); Lands of the Bible Pilgrimage Edition (1969).
  5. Bibles–BJH and Virgil Sparks Gift Bible (n.d.).
  6. Bibles–King James II News Testament, 1973.

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