Fred A. Roberts Collection

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Fred A. Roberts Collection
Dates: 1946-1994
Collection Number: CFT00115
Creator/Collector: Roberts, Frederick Almartin
Extent: 8 Boxes, plus 9-10 feet of audiovisual material
Repository: Fuller Theological Seminary-David Allan Hubbard Library Archives
Pasadena, California 91182
Abstract: Cinematographer Frederick Almartin Roberts (1926-2004) produced over 100 film and video projects for various missions, churches, and commercial organizations throughout the 21st century. His most well-known film is Peace Child, produced in 1973 in collaboration with writer/director Rolf Forsberg. This collection consists of papers and photos related to the life and career of Fred Roberts.
Language of Material: English


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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item]. Fred A. Roberts Collection. Collection Number: CFT00115. Fuller Theological Seminary-David Allan Hubbard Library Archives

Acquisition Information

Donated by Daryl Roberts in August 2011.

Scope and Content of Collection

Cinematographer Fred A. Roberts (b. August 9, 1926 - d. May 26, 2004) served mission organizations with motion pictures. His goal was to produce quality films that represented missions in a positive light. To that end, Roberts’ work led him to make over 50 trips to locations in North America, South America, Asia, Europe, Africa and Indonesia from 1956-1999. Roberts created films for mission organizations including Nora Lam Ministries, Overseas Crusades, Sudan Interior Mission, the Baptist General Conferences, Inter-Varsity, and the Salvation Army. He also made films for commercial organizations and individual churches. The collection includes a selection of Roberts' photographs from his extensive travels and stills from film productions. In some cases, Roberts' personal descriptions accompany the images. The collection also includes moving image reels, typed correspondence, and project reports.

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