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Aimee Semple McPherson Scrapbook
CFT00006  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Aimee Semple McPherson Scrapbook
    Dates: 1923-1976
    Collection Number: CFT00006
    Creator/Collector: McPherson, Aimee Semple (1890-1944)
    Extent: 1 Box, 0.5 linear feet
    Repository: Fuller Theological Seminary-David Allan Hubbard Library Archives
    Pasadena, California 91182
    Abstract: 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.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Supervised use only. Scholarly use within parameters of copyright law.

    Publication Rights

    All rights reserved.

    Preferred Citation

    Aimee Semple McPherson Scrapbook. Fuller Theological Seminary-David Allan Hubbard Library Archives

    Acquisition Information

    The gift of Alice Gage

    Biography/Administrative History

    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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. 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 scrapbook also includes the entire June 1930 issue of Bridal Call and a sacred opera written, Regem Adorate (Worship the King). Additional materials consist of McPherson’s books, pamphlets, and other published works related to her ministry.

    Indexing Terms

    Celebrities
    Evangelists
    Evangelism
    Christianity
    Pentecostalism
    Social welfare
    Spiritual healings
    International Church of the Foursquare Gospel
    Angelus Temple (Los Angeles, Calif)
    California Los Angeles Hollywood

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