Guide to the McPherson, Aimee Semple: Scrapbook

Finding Aid Authors: Nancy Sanders Gower.
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Guide to the McPherson, Aimee Semple: Scrapbook 1923/1976

David Allan Hubbard Library Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: McPherson, Aimee Semple: Scrapbook
Dates: 1923-1976
Bulk Dates: 1930
Identification: CFT00006
Creator: Gage, Alice McPherson, Aimee Semple, 1890-1944
Physical Description: 0.50
Repository: David Allan Hubbard Library Archives
135 N. Oakland Avenue
Pasadena, CA, 91182-0002
URL: http://library.fuller.edu/archives/
Email: archives@fuller.edu
Phone: (626) 584-5311
Fax: (626) 584-5613

Administrative History:

Founder of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, Aimee Semple McPherson was ordained in 1909 by William Durham with whom she toured on evangelistic campaigns for several months, before being called to the mission field in China with her husband Robert Semple. After his death from malaria she returned, with their daughter, to the US. In 1911 she married Harold McPherson who became her advance man in organizing the evangelistic campaigns which made Aimee famous. In 1917 she began to publish The Bridal Call where she put her teachings into published form. In 1919 she was ordained by the Assemblies of God as an evangelist. On the basis of her popularity as a preacher she undertook the construction of Angelus Temple in Los Angeles. Its cornerstone shows that the temple was dedicated to “the cause of interdenominational and world-wide evangelism.”  It is from this pulpit that Aimee became not only an evangelist and church founder, but a celebrity.

Access Terms

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

Corporate Name:

International Church of the Foursquare Gospel

Topical Term:

Pentecostalism

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

Scholarly use within parameters of copyright law.

Conditions Governing Access:

Supervised use only.

Scope and Contents

The Collection consists of a scrapbook kept by Alice Gage, full of clippings from magazines and newspapers on the celebrated comings and goings of Sister Aimee, as well as collected ephemera such as a postcard and a photo signed by Aimee. The Scrapbook emphasizes Aimee’s use of the media, beginning with a clipping announcing her starring role in a “talky,” and ending with a much publicized trip to the Holy Land by Aimee and her daughter. The entire June 1930 issue of Bridal Call is included in the scrapbook. A sacred opera written by Aimee, Regem Adorate (Worship the King) is also part of the scrapbook. The collection also includes a number of Sister McPherson’s books and pamphlets and books related to her ministry, listed below.
The David Allan Hubbard Library also holds a number of fascicles of The Bridal Call and The Foursquare Crusader, as well as most of Aimee Semple McPherson’s writings. Also see Small Collection 12.33, Angelus Temple 80th Anniversary CD.

Detailed List of Contents

 

ArchonID: id393
Pamphlets in the Collection

Scope and Contents

Bogard, Ben & Aimee Semple McPherson. Stenographer for the debate: J.E. Rhodes, 1934-Bogard-McPherson Debate-Dallas: Rock of Ages-1955 Aimee Semple McPherson-Tabernacle Revivalist-Los Angeles: Echo Park Evangelistic Association-c.1923 Aimee Semple McPherson-The Personal Testimony of Aimee Semple McPherson-Los Angeles: Starling Press reprint -1986 (1928) Aimee Semple McPherson-Lost & Restored-Los Angeles: The Foursquare Bookshop-1976 Aimee Semple McPherson-Correspondence Courses of the L.I.F.E. Bible College, volume III-Los Angeles: L.I.F.E. Bible College-1928 Aimee Semple McPherson-Correspondence Courses of the L.I.F.E. Bible College, volumeV-Los Angeles: L.I.F.E. Bible College-1928 Compiled by Aimee Semple McPherson-This We Believe: Declaration of Faith-International Church of the Foursquare Gospel-2 copies -We Believe in Divine Healing-Los Angeles: Foursquare Publications- -We Believe in Salvation Through Jesus Christ-Los Angeles: Foursquare Publications -We Believe in The Second Coming of Jesus Christ-Los Angeles: Foursquare Publications Aimee Semple McPherson-Fishers of Men-Montrose, Cal. : Rusthoi Publications Inc., n.d.-Photocopy