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The Old Fashioned Revival Hour and Joyful Sound Audio Collection contains the broadcast recordings of Charles E Fuller (1887-1968), one of the leading Christian radio evangelists of the 20th century and co-founder of Fuller Theological Seminary.

The collection contains an almost full-run of Old Fashioned Revival Hour (OFRH, 1121 programs) and the Joyful Sound (JS, 586 programs) radio broadcasts. The collection also contains some related episodes from the pre-cursor program, the Pilgrims’ Hour and music by the OFRH choir and quartet. It also contains early recordings of Fuller Seminary events and founding faculty, including the Seminary’s first Convocation from October 1, 1947 and Billy Graham spot announcements for the Rose Bowl Crusade.

Additional radio programs may be found in this collection, including those from the Armed Forces Radio Services: Midweek Devotions & the Protestant Hour, the Lutheran Hour, and Haven of Rest.

Since the early 1990s, the audio content has been transferred forward into formats deemed most accessible at the time. Media formats include electrical transcriptions, audiocassettes, CDs, and MP3/WAV digital files.

The collection provides a resource regarding American religious history, evangelicalism, and twentieth-century popular culture, and the formative years of Fuller Theological Seminary.

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