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Guide to the Old Fashioned Revival Hour Collection ARS.0026
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Contents
  • Broadcast information
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Old Fashioned Revival Hour Collection
    Dates: 2007-2010
    Collection number: ARS.0026
    Creator: Fuller, Charles Edward, 1887-1968
    Collection size: 1 box : 127 sound discs (123 CD-Rs; 4 CD-audio); 2 audiocassettes
    Repository: Archive of Recorded Sound
    Abstract: Evangelical sermons, prayers, and hymnal recordings on Compact Disc, originally broadcast from 1937 to 1968 on the radio program Old Fashioned Revival Hour.
    Language of Material: English


    Open for research; material must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use. Contact the Archive for assistance.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with repository. Publication and reproduction rights reside with the creators or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Head Librarian of the Archive of Recorded Sound.

    Preferred Citation

    Old Fashioned Revival Hour Collection, ARS-0026. Courtesy of the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, CA.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Charles Fuller (1887-1968) was a Baptist minister and radio evangelist. He gained renown as the radio host and speaker of The Old Fashioned Revival Hour, a weekly Sunday broadcast that aired from 1937 to 1968. The first nationwide broadcast occurred on October 3, 1937, on the Mutual Broadcasting System. Beginning in 1951, the program was carried on the ABC Radio Network, heard on more than 650 radio stations. The Old Fashioned Revival Hour broadcast was originally recorded in a Hollywood studio. In 1941, it was moved to the old Municipal Auditorium in Long Beach, California. From 1941 through 1958, audiences attended services that were broadcast live on the radio from the Long Beach Municipal Auditorium. After January 12, 1958, the program was again produced in a studio, until it ended in 1968. The broadcasts were also noted for the music, featuring the Old Fashioned Revival Hour Choir and quartet, accompanied by organist George Broadbent and pianist Rudy Atwood. Several popular recordings were made by the choir in the 1940s and 1950s. Re-broadcasts of the Old Fashioned Revival Hour are now streamed weekly on the internet.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of Compact Disc copies of radio broadcasts of the Old Fashioned Revival Hour, a program of hymns, prayers, and sermons led by Charles E. Fuller and his wife, plus CDs and cassettes of music. The programs were originally broadcast from approximately 1937 until 1968 and have been re-broadcast on several radio stations since 2002. The collection includes original programs from the 1950s and rebroadcasts from 2002 to the present. More programs will be added as they become available. The music CDs and cassettes were were produced on the campus of Fuller Theological Seminary and were published between 1999 and 2004.

    Broadcast information

    The radio program originally broadcast from 1937 to 1968. Known original broadcast dates of items in this collection are from Dec. 19, 1954 to Jul. 10, 1955. Rebroadcast from Oct. 7, 2007 to the present.

    Indexing Terms

    Evangelistic sermons--United States
    Gospel music
    Hymns, English
    Radio sermons