Collection Number: 20494

Collection Title: Anderson Blanton Collection of Oral Roberts' Broadcast, 1955-1956

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Archival processing of the Anderson Blanton Collection of Oral Roberts' Broadcast was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Size 11 items
Abstract The Anderson Blanton Collection consists of 11 transcription discs, 1955-1956, of Oral Roberts' Broadcast, a Christian radio program produced by the evangelist, Oral Roberts, whose televised faith-healing ministry attracted millions of followers worldwide.
Creator Blanton, Anderson.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
Use of audio or moving image materials may require production of listening or viewing copies.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Anderson Blanton Collection of Oral Roberts' Broadcast #20494, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Anderson Blanton in October 2013 (Acc. 101909).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Anderson Blanton is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Through ethnographic and archival research, his work explores the relationship between experiences of divine presence and the material objects and media technologies employed during the performance of both individual and communal prayer. His dissertation, "Until the Stones Cry Out: Materiality, Technology and Faith in the Pentecostal Tradition," was awarded the mark of distinction in the Department of Anthropology at Columbia University.

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11 transcription discs, 1955-1956, of Oral Roberts' Broadcast, a Christian radio program produced by the evangelist, Oral Roberts, whose televised faith-healing ministry attracted millions of followers worldwide.

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11 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Processing information: Titles compiled from original containers. Each transcription disc contains a segment of two distinct programs.

Transcription Disc TR-20494/1

Oral Roberts' Broadcast program 294 part 1, 11 December 1955; Oral Roberts' Broadcast program 295 part 1, 18 December 1955 #20494, Series: "Anderson Blanton Collection of Oral Roberts' Broadcast, 1955-1956." TR-20494/1

16" Transcription Disc

Transcription Disc TR-20494/2

Oral Roberts' Broadcast program 294 part 2, 11 December 1955; Oral Roberts' Broadcast program 295 part 2, 18 December 1955 #20494, Series: "Anderson Blanton Collection of Oral Roberts' Broadcast, 1955-1956." TR-20494/2

16" Transcription Disc

Transcription Disc TR-20494/3

Oral Roberts' Broadcast program 296 part 1, 25 December 1955; Oral Roberts' Broadcast program 297 part 1, 1 January 1956 #20494, Series: "Anderson Blanton Collection of Oral Roberts' Broadcast, 1955-1956." TR-20494/3

16" Transcription Disc

Transcription Disc TR-20494/4

Oral Roberts' Broadcast program 296 part 2, 25 December 1955; Oral Roberts' Broadcast program 297 part 2, 1 January 1956 #20494, Series: "Anderson Blanton Collection of Oral Roberts' Broadcast, 1955-1956." TR-20494/4

16" Transcription Disc

Transcription Disc TR-20494/5

Oral Roberts' Broadcast program 298 part 2, 22 January 1956; Oral Roberts' Broadcast program 299 part 2, 15 January 1956 #20494, Series: "Anderson Blanton Collection of Oral Roberts' Broadcast, 1955-1956." TR-20494/5

16" Transcription Disc

Transcription Disc TR-20494/6

Oral Roberts' Broadcast program 300 part 1, 22 January 1956; Oral Roberts' Broadcast program 301 part 1, 29 January 1956 #20494, Series: "Anderson Blanton Collection of Oral Roberts' Broadcast, 1955-1956." TR-20494/6

16" Transcription Disc

Transcription Disc TR-20494/7

Oral Roberts' Broadcast program 300 part 2, 22 January 1956; Oral Roberts' Broadcast program 301 part 2, 29 January 1956 #20494, Series: "Anderson Blanton Collection of Oral Roberts' Broadcast, 1955-1956." TR-20494/7

16" Transcription Disc

Transcription Disc TR-20494/8

Oral Roberts' Broadcast program 302 part 1, 5 February 1956; Oral Roberts' Broadcast program 303 part 1, 12 February 1956 #20494, Series: "Anderson Blanton Collection of Oral Roberts' Broadcast, 1955-1956." TR-20494/8

16" Transcription Disc

Transcription Disc TR-20494/9

Oral Roberts' Broadcast program 302 part 2, 5 February 1956; Oral Roberts' Broadcast program 303 part 2, 12 February 1956 #20494, Series: "Anderson Blanton Collection of Oral Roberts' Broadcast, 1955-1956." TR-20494/9

16" Transcription Disc

Transcription Disc TR-20494/10

Oral Roberts' Broadcast program 304 part 1, 19 February 1956; Oral Roberts' Broadcast program 305 part 1, 25 February 1956 #20494, Series: "Anderson Blanton Collection of Oral Roberts' Broadcast, 1955-1956." TR-20494/10

16" Transcription Disc

Transcription Disc TR-20494/11

Oral Roberts' Broadcast program 304 part 2, 19 February 1956; Oral Roberts' Broadcast program 305 part 2, 25 February 1956 #20494, Series: "Anderson Blanton Collection of Oral Roberts' Broadcast, 1955-1956." TR-20494/11

16" Transcription Disc

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Processing Information

Processed by: Anne Wells, October 2017

Encoded by: Anne Wells, October 2017

Archival processing of the Anderson Blanton Collection of Oral Roberts' Broadcast was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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