Guide to the Rice, John R. Microfiche

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Guide to the Rice, John R. Microfiche 1920/1980

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Rice, John R. Microfiche
Dates: 1920-1980
Identification: CFT00045
Creator: Rice, John R., 1895-1980
Physical Description: 0.50
Language of Materials: English
Repository: David Allan Hubbard Library Archives
135 N. Oakland Avenue
Pasadena, CA, 91182-0002
Phone: (626) 584-5311
Fax: (626) 584-5613

Administrative History:

Called to the ministry in 1921 while listening to Holland Oates preach at the Pacific Garden Mission, Rice enrolled at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and then served as a pastor until 1926 when he went into full-time evangelism work. During the 1930’s he became an Independent Baptist and continued as an evangelist, leading many large city-wide crusades in the years after World War II. In 1934, Rice founded The Sword of the Lord, a bi-weekly publication that grew into an influential fundamentalist Baptist newspaper. In this publication he fought his battles against both the New Evangelicals as well as the separationist Fundamentalists.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name:

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary


Evangelistic work

Topical Term:

Independent churches
Pacific Garden Mission, Chicago.
Radio broadcasting

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information:


Conditions Governing Use:

Scholarly use within parameters of copyright law.

Conditions Governing Access:

Supervised use only.

Scope and Contents

John R. Rice (1895-1980) was a noted pastor, evangelist, author and publisher. He was a key leader in the second generation of Fundamentalism, a critic of the RSV, Billy Graham and the New Evangelicals of Fuller Theological Seminary. His ministry spanned the period from the 1920’s to his death in 1980. This collection preserves his papers in an edition of 640 microfiche.
The David Allan Hubbard Library has a microfilm copy of The Sword of the Lord from 1939 through 2008 as well as a good number of print copies housed in Archived Periodicals (see catalog for details).