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Guide to the Smith, Olive Bertha: Papers on Microfiche
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Administrative History:
  • Access Terms
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Smith, Olive Bertha: Papers on Microfiche
    Dates: 1917-1988
    Identification: CFT00119
    Creator: Smith, Olive Bertha
    Physical Description: 0.50
    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

    Administrative History:

    Missionary of the Southern Baptist Convention, Miss Bertha, served as missionary to China from 1917-1948 and as the SBC's first missionary to Taiwan from 1948-1958. She traveled extensively around the world after her retirement from missions spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. In 1973, she founded the Peniel Prayer Center in Cowpens, South Carolina, a prayer retreat for Christians across the nation.

    Access Terms

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

    Geographic Name:

    China -- religion

    Topical Term:

    Missions -- China
    Missions -- Education and promotion
    Missions -- Taiwan
    Prayer -- Christianity

    Administrative Information

    Conditions Governing Use:

    Scholarly use within parameters of copyright law

    Scope and Contents

    The Olive Bertha Smith Collection consists of 433 folders documenting Smith's career as a Southern Baptist foreign missionary to China and Taiwan and later as the founder and director of the Peniel Prayer Center near her home of Cowpens, South Carolina. The collection includes notes from Smith's experience as a missionary to China and Taiwan and also Bible lessons, Bible notes, journal entries, manuscript publication notes, teaching materials, 78 Chinese Bible lesson posters, and an assortment of materials detailing the administrative history of the Peniel Prayer Center. The correspondence section contains letters from 1917-1988. Correspondents include Jimmy Carter, Baker James Cauthen, Gerald Melton, Milledge Theron Rankin, and Adrian Rogers.
    This microfiche version of the Papers of Olive Bertha Smith, filmed by James Lutzweiler, consists of 380 fiches.