Wayback Wednesday – Anniversary of the Jesus People Movement

On October 7, 1969, Duane Pederson handed out the 1st issue of the “Hollywood Free Paper.”

The underground newspaper inspired a generation called the Jesus People, creating one of the largest 21st century Gospel movements.

Check out the online exhibit & digital copies of the Jesus People publications Hollywood Free Paper, Jesus People Magazine, and the Visit



Photos from the “Duane Pederson, Jesus People International, and Hollywood Free Paper Collection” in the Archives & Special Collections of Fuller Theological Seminary.

Remembering Billy Graham’s Time at Fuller Seminary



 1940 -1943 Graham attends Wheaton College with FTS Founding Faculty Harold Lindsell & Carl Henry
1949 **********************************

Billy Graham plans his Crusade route for the coming Fall & Spring, interacting with FTS Founder Charles Fuller & President Ockenga

Los Angeles Crusade, Sept – The event unexpectedly launches Graham to national prominence

Oct 12 – Charles & Grace Fuller speak

Nov 2 – Fuller’s Old Fashioned Revival Hour Choir sings for the Crusade

Nov 6 – Charles Fuller prays for Billy Graham on OFRH

1950 **********************************

Boston Crusade, Jan – April – Billy Graham speaks at President Ockenga’s church at Park Street

1950 **********************************

FTS students help with Graham’s Mid-Century Rose Bowl Rally.

The Rally was originally scheduled as FTS’ fall convocation, featuring Graham as speaker.

1956-1958 **********************************

FTS students embark on Summer evangelistic tours, including the Billy Graham Crusade in Oklahoma, New York, & San Francisco

1956 **********************************

Oct 15 – First volume of Christianity Today is printed with FTS Founding faculty Carl Henry as Editor & FTS President Ockenga as Board Chairman

1958 **********************************

Charles Fuller personally invites Graham to join the Fuller Theological Seminary Board of Trustees

1959 **********************************

Billy Graham officially joins the FTS Board of Trustees

1962 **********************************

Graham advocates for BD graduates in evangelism, a precursor to the School of World Mission

1965 **********************************

Graham donates funds for the construction of the new McAlister Library Building

1967 **********************************

Billy Graham speaks at Founders Day

1968 **********************************

Graham transitions from Trustee member to Senior Trustee

1992 **********************************

Graham transitions from Senior Trustee to Emeritus Trustee


Check out the Library’s Weyerhauser Reading Room to see original letters and photographs of Reverend Graham’s time with the Fuller Seminary family.


Additional materials reflecting Billy Graham’s personal relationships with Fuller Seminary’s family are held in the Seminary’s Institutional Archives.

Collections include Charles & Grace Payton Fuller collection, Presidential Papers of Harold John Ockenga,  Presidential Papers of David Allan Hubbard, Wilbur Smith collection, Daniel Payton Fuller collection, Board of Trustees collection, Fuller Publications collection, & Institutional Photograph collection.

Martin Luther King Jr & Civil Rights in the James Washington Special Collection

James Washington Special Collection

Over 4,000 Related Volumes at the David Allan Hubbard Library!

Fire in the Streets 1960sSongsofCivilRightsmartin-luther-king-jr-and-the-sermonic-power-of-public-discourseCivil Rights EyewitnessTrial of MLKMLKRandolphLiberating VisionsMLK PapersSing For Freedom

Black in Selma

MLK Why We Can't WaitCivil Rights MovementRacial Equality

James Washington (1948-1997)

“One of the Leading Scholars of African-American Religion”James Washington

Associate Professor of History at Union Theological Seminary, NY

Ordained Baptist Minister

Dr. Washington is the author of Frustrated Fellowship: The Black Baptist Quest for Social Power (1986), A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1986), I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World / Martin Luther King, Jr. (1992), Conversations with God: Two Centuries of Prayers by African Americans (1994).

–James Washington and Tim Tseng, Union Theological Seminary

Ockenga & Fuller: Living in Their Tomorrow

Fuler Ockenga HandshakeThe founding of Fuller Theological Seminary resulted from the combination of the dreams of two well-known evangelical leaders, Charles E. Fuller, famous radio evangelist, and Harold John Ockenga, pastor of the Park Street Church, Boston. In Dr. Ockenga, Dr. Fuller found one who not only shared his zeal for evangelism and mission, but one whose academic achievements suited him well for a role in founding a theological seminary.

Dr. Ockenga became the seminary’s first president and assembled a faculty of top intellectual evangelical theologians. He also played a critical role in setting the academic tone for the school, which ultimately charged the course of “new Evangelicalism.” Charles Fuller provided the funding, found the necessary real estate for a school, and actively recruited students on his radio broadcast, The Old Fashioned Revival Hour. Their combined efforts during those early years led Fuller Theological Seminary to become the largest seminary in the world.

“Ockenga & Fuller: Living in Their Tomorrow” is currently on display in the David Allan Hubbard Library lobby. Included are photos of Fuller Seminary in its infancy, correspondence between Drs. Ockenga and Fuller, and artifacts from the Old Fashioned Revival Hour. The exhibit will be on display through Monday, September 30.

Need Primary Sources? Check out the Archives and Special Collections at the Library!

Missionary Bank in Siwait, India
Center, front row: Gus and Ellen Freymiller
Each end of the backrow: Clara Huntington and Katherine Workman

The Archives and Special Collections of Fuller Theological Seminary exists to preserve the memory and to document the ongoing legacy of the broad, interdenominational evangelical milieu in which the seminary was born, and within which it continues to play a leading role, as well as religious dimensions of its context around the world. If you are interested in accessing these primary resources, visit http://libraryarchives.fuller.edu/ for information on how to gain access. Some highlights of the Archives include:

Fuller Seminary Collections: Collections related directly to the life and work of the seminary, its faculty and alumni; among these, the personal papers of Charles E. Fuller, David Allan Hubbard, Art Glasser, Robert Munger, Daniel Payton Fuller and Wilbur Smith.

Du Plessis Archives: The Du Plessis Archives has acquired an extensive range of collections related to the international Holiness, Pentecostal and Charismatic movements (with a focus on the ecumenical currents within it) and the Third-Wave (River) Churches. These include several new collections  from people related to the Metropolitan Church Association, a Holiness church organization established in the late19th  century, including papers of the Bitzer family, the personal library and papers of Leslie Ingram, and the records of David Freymiller;  as well as the Papers of Manuel J. Gaxiola, Oneness Pentecostal (available by Spring quarter).

American and World Christianity Collections: These include the papers and recordings of Lloyd John Ogilvie, the Country Church of Hollywood Collection, the papers of missions author Margaret T. Applegarth, the Paul Dayhoff Collection documenting Nazarene mission in southern Africa, the Floyd Perkins Collection documenting mission history in southern Africa, the Strachan family papers of the Latin American Mission,  the Duane Pederson and Jesus People of Hollywood Collection and related Jesus People collections, as well as the diaries of Holiness layman William L. Troyer and the M. Scott Peck Collection.

Special Collections: The personal libraries (published printed materials) of African American scholar James Melvin Washington, evangelist Gipsy Smith, Fuller President David Allan Hubbard and well-loved preacher Lloyd John Ogilvie; the hymnal collection developed by Robert Mitchell; two Pacific Rim collections, the Agustin Rivera Collection and the Gonzalez Vijil Collection; as well as the Holiness collections of Donald W. Dayton, William Kostlevy and Charles E. Jones and Pentecostal / Charismatic collections of V. Alex Bills and William Faupel.

Early Scholarship at Fuller Exhibit Now on Display in the DAHL Lobby

Charles E. Fuller envisioned Fuller Theological Seminary as the “Caltech” of seminaries. His desire was to redefine, not just imitate, theological reflection and praxis in North America and beyond. In the spirit of that vision, Fuller’s first generation of faculty members made enormous contributions to biblical and theological scholarship and laid the foundation for its 21st century scholars.

“Early Scholarship at Fuller,” an exhibit highlighting the contributions of this first generation, will go on display Friday, July 27th, in the DAHL lobby. Featured scholars include Wilbur Moorehead Smith, Everett Falconer Harrison, Carl F.H. Henry, Edward John Carnell, Geoffrey H. Bromiley, and Rebecca Russell Price, among others. Some of their contributions include seminal translations and the production of key theological treaties, dictionaries, bibliographies, and Christian education curricula. Bromiley, in particular, made his mark by translating crucial works of European theology such as the writings of Karl Barth, Helmut Thielicke, and Jacques Ellul, as well as many others.  The exhibit will be on display until Monday, October 15th.

Also, please check out our libraryarchives.fuller.edu  site for past archival exhibits and resources!

Fuller Celebrates the Max De Pree Archival Collection

This weekend, the Max De Pree Center for Leadership and the Trustees of Fuller Theological Seminary will celebrate the gift of The Max De Pree Collection from Max and Esther De Pree to the Fuller Community. Max De Pree is an influential former Fuller board member and was a close personal friend and mentoree of David Allan Hubbard, former president of Fuller Theological Seminary. He is also a well known business and former CEO of Herman Miller Corporation and is the author of the best selling books Leadership Is an Art and Leadership Jazz. In 2005, after 40 years of service, Max De Pree retired from the Board of Trustees, but his legacy is continued by the Max De Pree Center for Leadership. In 2006, Max De Pree made a donation of some of his papers, books, periodicals and media to the De Pree Center. Brianna Nystrom, the archivist at the Max De Pree Center is nearing the completion of this archive and for the next three weeks, a preview of the Max De Pree Collection will be on display in the Hubbard Library’s entrance area.

Please Join Us for the “Praying with Icons” Reception, March 22nd

Please join us for an opening reception for the exhibit “Praying with Icons,” installed in the David Allan Hubbard Library, on Thursday, March 22, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The exhibition—which will run from March 5 until April 28—is designed to lead viewers through both past and present use of icons in divine liturgy as well as personal devotion within the Orthodox tradition. Themes include Christ and the Mother of God, feast days, and the saints.

The reception will include liturgical chanting selections, as well as a lecture at 5:00 p.m.:  “I Venerate the Icon, I Worship the Prototype,” delivered by Rev. Fr. Patrick O’Grady, pastor of St. Peter the Apostle Antiochan Orthodox Church in Pomona, California.

All are welcome to this free event presented by the Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts, with the blessing of Archbishop Joseph (Al-Zehlaoui) of the Antiochian Diocese of Los Angeles and the West.

For more information, please visit the Brehm Center website.

Billboard Series #103011 Now on Display in the DAHL

Billboard Series #103011. Wood, Acrylic, Spray paint, 42” X 144”.

Born out of the mesmerizing aesthetic of decaying freeway billboards, Billboard Series #103011, invites the viewer to ponder the ways in which revelation can emerge from disorder and entropy. Billboards are oriented towards frenetic creatures and are loud, temporary, and pervasive. Do they occasion the slow, meditative gaze necessary for disclosure of the numinous?

Please stop by and take a look at Rob Lee’s painting. His work fuses Abstract Expressionism and Pop art sensibilities, and often embodies a weathered, nostalgic presence. The passage of time—and the multiple narratives it holds—seems to arise from his work. Yet often the real is melded with the representational: the age of wood and the tatter of adverts are translated into paint. Making new into old, mess into glory, is a foundation of his aesthetic.

Women at Fuller Exhibit Now on Display in the DAH Library

  • Who was the first female faculty member, and what year was she hired?
  • When did Fuller begin to support women’s ordination?
  • Who was Fuller’s first female trustee?
  • Many of Fuller’s present faculty and staff championed the full affirmation of women in ministry and academic life back when the subject was debated at the institutional level. Can you name a few of these people?

Discover the answer to these questions and others you may have about the history of women’s participation and inclusion at Fuller. The exhibit, displayed in the first floor lobby, features the history of Fuller’s policy for admitting female students, the rise of women’s campus groups such as the Philotheans and Women’s Auxiliary, the appointment of female faculty members, and the successes of prominent Fuller alumnae. It will be on display until October 17th and then moved to Payton Hall for display during the entire 2012 calendar year.