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Calgary Prophetic Bible Institute fonds


Physical Description:
37.5 cm of textual records. -- 26 photographs. -- 8 audio discs. -- 1 audio reel

William Aberhart began a bible study group in Calgary in 1918 that steadily grew until by 1923 the Palace Theatre was rented to handle the crowds. Soon after the services were broadcast on CFCN radio to a large audience in Alberta. In 1927 the Calgary Prophetic Bible Institute building was constructed to house the weekly services and broadcast, as well as to train students in The Bible. Aberhart prepared most of the educational materials. In 1948 staff member Cyril Hutchinson left and most of the students followed him to found the Berean Bible College (later Foothills Christian College).

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of educational material, pamphlets and magazines published by the Institute; lectures; photographs of graduating students; music which accompanied bible broadcasts; Christmas broadcasts (1950, 1951); and recording of dedication of organ service. Includes Social Credit pamphlets.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Charles Pearce, 1966-1978.

The material is in English.

Originals and Reproductions:
The textual records are also available on microfilm.
The Christmas broadcasts are also available on audio cassette (RCT-907).

No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

View finding aid / scanned documents:

Other CPBI records are in the Charles R. Pearce fonds at Glenbow.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-1357, M-2948, PA-1096, PB-313, NA-2378, NA-2457, NA-3987, RCT-907, RED-4, RED-7, RET-26, Microfilm-Calgary Prophetic

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