Fonds glen-957 - Foothills Christian College fonds

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Foothills Christian College fonds

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GLEN glen-957

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3.3 m of textual records. -- 156 audio reels (1.18 m). -- 881 photographs

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Foothills Christian College in Calgary, Alberta was established by Cyril Hutchinson in 1948 as Berean Bible College. Hutchinson had trained with William Aberhart at the Calgary Prophetic Bible Institute beginning in 1925, and had served as the Principal of CPBI Bible School from 1935 until 1948, when he left to set Berean. The College was incorporated under the Religious Societies Act in 1949, and classes were first held in the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church until the new campus, located at 3216 - 4th Street NW) was completed in late1949. Hutchinson served as Principal from 1948 to 1969, and as President from 1969 until his death in 1980. He was also a radio evangelist, and under his direction the College broadcast a weekly radio program called The Family Bible Hour (originally called The Family Goes to Church) from 1948 to the 1980s. The College's name was changed to Foothills Christian College in 1983, and the 4th Street campus was sold. It then leased space until it closed in 1986. For further information see A Burning Bush in the West : A 30-year Historical Review of Berean Bible College Commemorating the 30th Anniversary, 1948-1978; and also "Prelude to Rapture : Cyril Hutchinson and the Word in Cold War Canada" / Raymond Lee. -- University of Calgary : unpublished honours thesis, 1995.

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The fonds consists of incorporation, bylaws, minutes and management records (1948-1986); calendars describing courses (1950-1986); course materials created by staff (1940s-1978); faculty handbooks and minutes (1951-1984); papers of various faculty members, especially Arthur Cornell (1933-1985); records of student activities such as musical and evangelical tours, graduations, conferences, and special events (1955-1986); yearbooks (1948-1985); newsletters (1957-1986); Cyril Hutchinson's extensive scripts and notes for radio broadcasts, sermons and Bible classes (1935-1980); sound recordings of Cyril Hutchinson's radio broadcasts on biblical and political matters including the Cold War (1962-1968); sound recordings of The Family Bible Hour (1966-1982); photographs of the College buildings, students, staff, and activities (1950s-1985); and miscellaneous papers and newsletters of the Calgary Prophetic Bible Institute (1927-1974).

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Gift of Foothills Christian College, 1986-1999.


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