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1920-1921; 1923-1924; 1926-1959; 1961-1997; 2000; 2002; 2004-2005 (Creation)
- TWU Archives
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The TWU Archives was informally established in 1982, on the strength of grant funding acquired by Library Director David Twiest, who began to accummulate school records, as well as the archival records of Robert N. Thompson; in 1982-1983 he hired a contract archivist to begin to manage these materials.
For some years, very little work was accomplished, owing to a lack of funding.
In 1988, Ted Goshulak accepted the position of reference librarian; his responsibilities included general oversight of the archives department, which was by now established as part of the library.
In 1994 Sylvia Stopforth was hired to work on a part-time basis as reference librarian and archivist. Between 1995 and 2014, Stopforth successfully applied for over $47,000 in provincial and federal grant funding, which was applied to salaries, shelving, supplies, and computer hardware and software. Student assistants were hired with funding from the Work Studies Program, a provincial program that was cut ca. 2002.
- These majority of these materials were donated to the TWU Archives by Board member Allan Hedberg in 2001
- In the summer of 2008, Dwight Johnson, Church Relations, sent a set of EFCA yearbooks to the archives. This acquisition allowed us to fill in a few gaps, and update the collection from 2000 to 2005.
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This collection consists of yearbooks published by the Evangelical Church of America. Reports from Trinity Western University were submitted annually, and are included in the "reports" section of these publications. The collection also includes several miscellaneous publications and pamphlets documenting the history of the EFCA, also donated by Dr. Hedberg.
YB = complete yearbook containing directory and reports
YS = as above but physically split into two parts
YR = incomplete yearbook with reports only
SR = separately published reports, no minutes
1920 - 1921: YB
1923 - 1924: YB
1926 - 1946: YB
1948 - 1949: YB
1951 - 1959: YB
1962 - 1964: YB
1965 - 1966: SR
1967 - 1986: YB
1992 - 1993: YB
1994 - 1996: YS
1998 - 1999: none
2004 - 2005: SR
Title / Author
20 Years in the Wild West / Anderson, A. A.
Bibelns Gudomlighet / Truedson, Nils
Diamond Jubilee Story / Norton, H. Wilbert et. al.
First the Rapture / Strombeck, J. F.
Forward From a Firm Foundation / EFCA
Forward in the Faith of our Fathers / EFCA
Frikyrkans Missions Kalender / Swedish EFC
Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life / Calvin, John. trans. Henry J. Van Andel
Golden Jubilee / Swedish EFC
Halleen Legacy in Type, The / Thompson, Roy A.
Heritage Series 1: "The Search for Identity" / Olson, Arnold Theodore
Heritage Series 2: "The Significance of Silence" / Olson, Arnold Theodore
Heritage Series 3: "Stumbling Toward Maturity" / Olson, Arnold Theodore
Heritage Series 4: "The Dynamic of the Printed Page" / Thompson, Roy A.
Heritage Series 5: "Light a Small Candle" / Palmer, Bernard & Marjorie
Heritage Series 7: "While the Sun is High" / Palmer, Bernard & Marjorie
Heritage Series 9: "Mount to the Sky Like Eagles" / Palmer, Bernard & Marjorie
Honey and Salt / Hanson, Muriel
Honey and Salt / Portion 2 Hanson, Muriel
Levnadsminnen / Princells, J. G.
Looking Back Fifty Years / Lindberg, Frank Teodor
Story of the Mother Church of American Methodism / Dolliver, Robert H.
Sunshine and Shadow / Halleen, E. A.
Title / Date / Description
25 Years in the Ubangi with the EFCA / ca. 1947 / commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the EFCA's work in the Congo
Brief History of the EFCA / ca. 1968? / notes in binder, "to be used for Bible Instruction Classes"
Centennial Celebration / 1984 / commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the EFCA
Church Survey of the EFCA / ca. 1953? / one-page document
Early History of the Swedish Free Christian Church, Rockford, IL / none / taken from minutes of congregational meeting held Nov. 28, 1904
Evangelical Beacon, The, Vol. 1 no.1 / 1931 / first issue of EFCA newspaper
Introducing You to the EFCA / ca. 1946? / pamphlet on EFCA history, organizations, and doctrinal positions
Konstitution för Svenska Ev. Frikyrkans Åldersdomshem / none / small pamphlet in Swedish
Proposed Merger Plan / 1949 / proposes merger between Ev. Free Church Assoc. and EFCA
Swedish Pioneer Historical Quarterly, The / 1975 / Vol. 26 no. 4
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- TWU Archives (Creator)