Item Aud. 229 - Oral History: Dr. Thomas McDill (EFCA President) - January 29

aud229a.mp3 aud229-transcript.pdf

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Oral History: Dr. Thomas McDill (EFCA President) - January 29

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CA TWU Coll. 02-01-Aud. 229

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  • 1983 (Creation)

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  • 1 audio cassette
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  • audio 229a 20.7 MB (30 minutes)

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Audio 229a consists of the following recording:
Title: Dr. Thomas McDill – “Oral History Interview”
Library staff member Lynn Wilkinson interviews Dr. Thomas McDill [EFCA President, 1976-1990] Born in the Chicago-land area and raised by his lay scholar father, Dr. Thomas McGill grew up in a very close family. The strong Christian influence of his father was especially important in the upbringing of the children. After his conversion, Dr. McDill improved in his studies at the Philadelphia School of the Bible before obtaining his ThB at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary. He dropped out of the masters’ program at Northwestern University, though, to obtain his BA and then his MDiv there. Seeing an increase in social problems, he entered into the area of counselling and soon obtained his doctorate in that field. While excelling at his studies, he pastored the Community Bible Church in a suburb of Chicago. Over the next twenty-five years, he would pastor at Grace Evangelical Free Church, Liberty Bible Church, and the Crystal Evangelical Free Church. It was not long before he was asked to fulfil the role of moderator on the Home Missions Board in 1973-74. And then in 1976, he was elected to the position of president of the Evangelical Free Church of America, a position that sometimes overwhelms him. Dr. McGill goes on to explain the historical roots of the Evangelical Free Church of America by describing its Norwegian, Swedish and Danish roots, in preparation of the Church’s centennial celebration. The Church’s unique attributes have brought tremendous growth in both Canada and the U.S. Part of the attractiveness is that there is some openness to different doctrines; the church adheres to a core set of beliefs, and allows for the peripheral issues to remain just that, creating an atmosphere of freedom and tolerance. McDill sees unique opportunities for young people to use modern technology to build success, but more importantly, to solve the modern world’s many social problems. The young should, in McDill’s view, prepare to live in this world while living a lifestyle that addresses itself to the needs of their generation. [Abstract and transcript provided by Darren Friesen, Public History student, 2001]
At [21:26] a new recording begins. An unidentified man and woman discuss the debt collection and credit application processes.
Audio 229b consists of the following recording:
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Digitized sound file not attached, due to copyright restrictions
Notes provided by BF, student assistant, 2010/2011

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2 copies of original audio cassette

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A full transcript is available to [21:26]

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Digitization Note: All files recorded from a Califone 2455AV, captured by ScenalyzerLive 4.0 and edited with Audacity 1.2.6. Recorded at 44.1kHz @ 16-bit resolution via Canopus ADVC110, in .wav format by Aaron Martens, TWU AV Asst, between May 2007 and June 2009

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Student Assistant's note: Converted from .wav to .mp3 and/or amplified using Dexster v3.2 Copyright Softdiv Software Sdn Bhd; attributes MP3 CBR; 48kHz 320 Kbps; Channel: stereo - between September 2010 and April 2011

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In June 2012 librarian DD resized all audio files using the program Amadeus Pro; he ran a batch conversion of the files, changing them from MP3 files at a bit rate of 320kbps to MP3 files at a bit rate of 96kbps at 24kHz

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This copy is to be used solely for the purpose of research or private study; any use of the copy for a purpose other than research or private study may require the authorization of the copyright owner of the work in question

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April 07, 2005<br/>October 25, 2012<br/>Thursday, October 18, 2012 4:07:01 PM by SylviaS<br/>Saturday, May 12, 2012 4:43:13 PM by SylviaS<br/>Wednesday, January 11, 2012 10:43:12 AM by Elizabeth.Kreiter<br/>Wednesday, March 23, 2011 3:41:37 PM by SylviaS<br/>Saturday, March 19, 2011 3:41:35 PM by sylvias<br/>Wednesday, February 27, 2008 6:51:52 PM by Keharn.Yawnghwe<br/>Friday, March 17, 2006 3:23:48 PM by SylviaS<br/>Saturday, November 19, 2005 3:22:11 PM by SylviaS<br/>Friday, November 18, 2005 4:09:17 PM by SylviaS<br/>Thursday, April 07, 2005 9:52:46 AM by M. Kelly<br/>2005 M. Kelly

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