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Guide to the Stewart, Lyman: Archival Collection on Microfiche
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  • Overview of the Collection
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  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Stewart, Lyman: Archival Collection on Microfiche
    Dates: 1840-1923
    Identification: CFT00055
    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

    Access Terms

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

    Topical Term:

    Modernist-fundamentalist controversy

    Administrative Information

    Conditions Governing Use:

    Scholarly use within parameters of copyright law.

    Scope and Contents

    The founder and longtime president of Union Oil Company, this Presbyterian layperson supported a variety of conservative and revivalist ministries in California and beyond. In Los Angeles Stewart (1840-1923) developed a Bible publishing business, supported ministries to immigrant Chinese workers as well as missionaries to China and the publication of Chinese Bibles, and in 1908 was instrumental in the establishment of the Bible Institute of Los Angeles, now Biola University. Concerned about modernism, Stewart began to support what would become known as fundamentalism. He was instrumental in the organization of conferences and the publication of The Fundamentals (1910-1915).
    In May of 2003 the Lyman Stewart papers at Biola University consisted of 36 alphabetized letterboxes, 1 notebook, 27 letterbooks with alphabetized indexes, the records of the Testimony Publishing Co. (which published The Fundamentals) and a collection of miscellaneous letters. The papers were still in the order in which Biola received them from Stewart's widow in the 1950s, and they were filmed in that same order. On the last fiche, no. 701, is a brief biographical sketch of Stewart by James O. Henry, as published in the February 1958 issue of The King's Business.