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Guide to the Pederson, Duane, Jesus People International, and Hollywood Free Paper Collection
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ArchonID: id400
Writings of Duane Pederson and HFP

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The publications of Duane Pederson and his associated ministries, including the Hollywood Free Paper and related newspapers, as well as his books, manuscripts, and mock-ups prepared for publication.

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This series contains (in the following order): alphabetized correspondence files, letters to the editor of the Hollywood Free Paper and donation letters, letters of endorsement of Duane Pederson, greeting cards to Pederson, samples of the letterhead and stationery used by Pederson’s various ministries, and Pederson’s address book. The alphabetized files include correspondence from Kathryn Kuhlman.

ArchonID: id402

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This series contains documents relating to Duane Pederson’s various ministries (in the following order): Jesus People, the Missionary Church, children’s ministry, prison ministry, and Duane Pederson Ministries. The Jesus People documents include support letters, financial reports, and items used for publicity. The Missionary church documents include papers and correspondence from both of Pederson’s tenures as pastor of the Missionary Church in Venice in the mid-1970s and again in the early 1980s, as well as his years as a denominational evangelist. Pederson’s children’s ministry spanned his time in the Jesus People through the Missionary Church and beyond. Many of the documents in this section relate to the Christmas for Kids ministry as well as Pederson’s ministry to children in Mexico. Prison ministry documents include the various iterations of the ministry, including International Christian Ministries, Christian Prison Volunteers, and the Association of Christian Prison Workers. A training manual for prison volunteers is included. The materials related to Duane Pederson Ministries include newsletters and Christmas letters, training manuals, publicity items, and various other ministry reports.

ArchonID: id403

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This series contains over 15,000 photos and negatives from the Jesus People era to Duane Pederson’s ministry in the 1990s. The Jesus People collection includes photos of Duane Pederson, beach baptisms, concerts and musicians, gatherings, and Jesus People rallies during the 1970s. Noteworthy photos include those of Corrie ten Boom, Kathryn Kuhlman, Lewi Pethrus, Brother Andrew, Pat Boone, Larry Norman, Jack Sparks, Linda Meissner, and Lonnie Frisbee. Many of the photos were printed in issues of the Hollywood Free Paper and other Jesus People publications. The photos are arranged chronologically insofar as possible. The series also includes copies of the photos on 15 CDs. Four boxes at the end of the series contain enlarged and oversized photos, some of which are mounted as posters to use for displays and publicity.

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Personal Items and Memorabilia

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This series predominantly contains personal items and memorabilia from the Jesus People era, although other periods of Pederson’s ministry are represented as well. These items include 29 different Jesus People posters, original artwork from the Hollywood Free Paper and other publications, clothing, Jesus People bumper stickers and buttons, other memorabilia, awards given to Duane Pederson, and three scrapbooks. The clothing items include Jesus People t-shirts, the fringe leather jacket frequently worn by Pederson in photos as well as the fringed Bible he carried. Several of the memorabilia items bear the “One Way” logo that was distinctive of the Jesus People.

ArchonID: id405

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This series includes reel to reel, videos, records, slides, and cassettes. The Jesus People pilot and recordings from the Jesus People Festivals are of particular note. Pederson’s sermons at the Venice church, sessions from the Congress for Prison Ministries, and training programs for the prison volunteer ministry are also part of this series.

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Collected Materials

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This series includes books, newspaper and magazine clippings, and periodicals collected by Duane Pederson. Most clippings date from the Jesus People era. A list of separated periodicals appears at the end of the collection. This series also includes materials relating to the Jesus People Opening at Fuller Theological Seminary May 15-16, 2010. Items include address lists and guest lists, the program for the opening, Duane Pederson’s remarks and Dr. David Bundy’s remarks, as well as filmed footage. Consult an archivist for access to digital photos and materials.