Guide to the L. Nelson Bell Collection, April, 1957 - June, 1957

Summary Information

Title: L. Nelson Bell Collection, April, 1957 - June, 1957
Collection: AC.377
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Abstract:

The L. Nelson Bell Collection includes carbon copies of correspondence relating the theological split between Billy Graham and Bob Jones.

Creator: Bell, L. Nelson

Biographical/Historical Note

Bob Jones (1883-1968) is a religious broadcaster and the founding president of Bob Jones University. His birth name is Robert Reynolds Jones Sr. A fundamentalist, evangelical minister, he founded Bob Jones University in 1926 as an alternative to religious colleges which he felt had become secularized. In 1946, he moved the institution to its current location in Greenville, South Carolina. He was an adamant segregationist. His split with Billy Graham is related to Graham's ecumenial and non-fundamentalist approach.

Lemuel "Nelson" Bell (1894-1973) was a general surgeon and Presbyterian missionary. He was also the father-in-law of Billy Graham.

Evangelist Billy Graham (b. 1918) attended Bob Jones University and recieved an honorary degree from the university in 1948.

Scope and Contents

The L. Nelson Bell Collection includes carbon copies of correspondence relating the theological split between Billy Graham and Bob Jones.

 

 

Arrangement

This collection is housed in one folder.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use without restrictions in the Dougherty Reading Room.

Acquisitions Information

Patricia Beaver donated this collection to the W.L. Eury Appalachian in May 2007. Its accession number is AC.2007.010. It was opened to public in June 2007.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, June, 2007; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, June, 2007

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.377: L. Nelson Bell Collection, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Correspondence, April 1957-June 1957 Folder 1