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Aimee Semple McPherson Scrapbook
CFT00006  
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Description
Aimee Semple McPherson (October 9, 1890 – September 27, 1944) was a Canadian-American Pentecostal evangelist, faith healer, and founder of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel (known as the Foursquare Church). The small collection consists of a scrapbook, full of clippings from magazines and newspapers on the celebrated comings and goings of Aimee Semple McPherson, as well as collected ephemera such as a postcard and a photo signed by Aimee.
Background
Aimee Semple McPherson (October 9, 1890 – September 27, 1944) was a Canadian-American Pentecostal evangelist, faith healer, and founder of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel (known as the Foursquare Church). Her use of popular media forms for publicity and within weekly sermons made her the most publicized Protestent evangelist of her day. Aimee’s popularity enabled her contribution to the construction of Angelus Temple in Los Angeles, CA. By 1918-1919, Aimee settled in Los Angeles, CA and constructed the Angelus Temple, one of the first megachurches, to enable her national audience to come to her. The Angeles Temple became known for its capacity to serve the social welfare of the Los Angeles community with a “first serve, investigate second” philosophy. It also hosted one of the few long-lasting commissaries during the United States’ Great Depression.
Extent
1 Box, 0.5 linear feet
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Availability
Supervised use only. Scholarly use within parameters of copyright law.