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Appalachian Preaching Mission Records

Identifier: AppMs-0194

Scope and Contents

The Appalachian Preaching Mission Records cover the years 1954 to 1980 and concern primarily the Johnson City Mission. The collection includes brochures, correspondence, financial statements, memoranda, and minutes for city and area committee meetings, miscellaneous items connected with each year's mission (e.g. programs, photographs, ribbons, schedules), and tapes of Mission speakers. There also is a brief history of Johnson City's participation in the Mission and a brochure file which covers the years 1954 to 1979. (Materials for the 1975 mission are missing). Few recordings exist for the years 1971 to 1974. Many of the tapes dated after 1974 are untitled. One 16 mm film is included also in the tape file. An index of guest speakers is included. An asterisk (*) before the name indicates that a recording of their address(es) is on file. An index of audio tapes also follows the index of guest speakers organized by the speaker.


  • 1954-1980


Conditions Governing Access

The records are open for research.


3.50 linear feet (7 boxes, 332 audio recordings, 1 film)

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The records are arranged chronologically in two series. Series I consists of organizational materials. Series II is an audio tape file covering the years 1958 to 1977 and is composed of reel to reel and cassette tapes.

Method of Acquisition

The Appalachian Preaching Mission Records were transferred to the Archives of Appalachia from the First Presbyterian Church, Johnson City, Tennessee in February, 1984. The transfer was made possible by Mrs. George Myers, secretary of the church.

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Processing Information

B. Culp completed processing and the records were opened for research in July 1985.

B. Culp
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA