Oral history interviews and personal notebook relating to the ministry of James E. Wright with Youth for Christ in India, Mexico, and the United States.
Series 1: Audio Tapes
Oral history interviews with James E. Wright in which he describes his youth, conversion and spiritual growth, education at Wheaton College and Multnomah School of the Bible, involvement with Youth For Christ in Portland, Oregon, India and Mexico, counseling and follow-up programs for mass evangelism, evangelism in the Indian context, fund raising, developing a correspondence course in India, evangelistic ministry of Billy Graham, financial aspects of ministry, work with the Navigators; involvement in Christian camping and Christian schools. Wright also describes David Howard, Jim Elliot, and Dawson Trotman. The time period covered by the interviews is 1927-1986.
James E. Wright was interviewed by Paul A. Ericksen on May 8, 1986, at the Billy Graham Center Archive at Wheaton College.
Series 2: Paper Records (Box List)
The scrapbook consists of material documenting Youth For Christ's work in India, circa 1951-1954. The notebook contents, removed from their binder, include photographs, clippings, sample tracts in several languages, a 1954 program for a Christian camp, and correspondence course materials in English and Urdu.