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Calvary Hour Records

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Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Sermons

Publications and Publicity

Administrative Files

Photographs

Sound Recordings

Radio Show "Formats"



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Calvary Hour Records, 1935-2007 | Mennonite Church USA Archives

By Colleen McFarland

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Collection Overview

Title: Calvary Hour Records, 1935-2007Add to your cart.

ID: HM1/956

Primary Creator: Calvary Hour

Other Creators: Detweiler, Bill (1929-), Detweiler, Bob (1929-1989), Detweiler, William G. (1903-1956)

Extent: 71.5 Linear Feet

Arrangement: By series.

Subjects: Evangelistic work, Mennonite Church - Clergy, Radio in religion, Religious broadcasting

Forms of Material: Audiocassettes, Audio tape reels, Compact discs, Phonograph record, 78 rpm, Photographs, Sermons

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Calvary Hour Records are divided into six series:

(1) Sermons, 1940-2002

(2) Publications and Publicity, 1935-2007

(3) Administrative Files, 1937-2007

(4) Photographs, Circa 1935-2002

(5) Sound Recordings, 1953-2007

(6) Radio Show "Formats," Circa 1965-2000

Biographical Note

The Calvary Hour was a Mennonite radio show founded in 1936 by William G. Detweiler of Canton, Ohio.  Detweiler, the pastor of the Canton, Ohio, Mennonite Church sought a means by which to share the gospel with unbelievers and non-church goers.  Detweiler embraced radio broadcasting as the solution.  Because radio technology was still relatively new and "worldly," his decision to preach the Mennonite faith via radio was met with some disapproval in Mennonite circles.

The earliest broadcasts were titled "The Mennonite Hour," but at the Church's request, Detweiler soon changed the program's name to the Calvary Hour.  The weekly broadcasts featured religious music, prayer, and a sermon.

After William G. Detweiler's sudden death in 1956, his twin sons, Bill and Bob Detweiler continued the Calvary Hour together until 1989. In 1989, Bob Detweiler passed away, and his brother Bill continued broadcasting until 2007.

Subject/Index Terms

Evangelistic work
Mennonite Church - Clergy
Radio in religion
Religious broadcasting

Administrative Information

Repository: Mennonite Church USA Archives

Access Restrictions: This collection is open to the public.

Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright not owned by the Mennonite Church USA Archives.

Physical Access Note:

Researchers should contact the archives in advance to make arrangements to access the sound recordings in this collection.

History@MennoniteUSA.org

574.523.3080

Acquisition Source: Margaret Detweiler, Ruth Detweiler, Bob Detweiler, and Bill Detweiler

Original/Copies Note: Digital copies of selected photographs from the collection are available online. For more information please see http://www.flickr.com/photos/mennonitechurchusa-archives/sets/72157625076236363/.

Related Materials:

The following collections are housed at the Mennonite Church USA Archives - Goshen:

William G. Detweiler Papers, 1919-1955. HM1-957

Bob Detweiler Papers, 1951-1990. HM1-958

Bill Detweiler Papers, 1951-2005. HM1-959

Preferred Citation: Calvary Hour Records, 1935-2007. HM1-956.  Mennonite Church USA Archives. Elkhart, Indiana

Processing Information: Processed by Dennis Stoesz and Colleen McFarland


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Sermons, 1940-2002],
[Series 2: Publications and Publicity, 1935-2007],
[Series 3: Administrative Files, 1937-2007],
[Series 4: Photographs, Circa 1935-2002],
[Series 5: Sound Recordings, 1953-2007],
[Series 6: Radio Show "Formats", circa 1965-2000],
[All]

Series 1: Sermons, 1940-2002Add to your cart.
Sermons written by William Detweiler, Bob Detweiler, and Bill Detweiler.  Additional sermons may be found in the Publications and Publicity Series and the Sound Recording Series.  This series also includes scattered information about music in the radio broadcasts.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: William Detweiler Sermons, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 2: William Detweiler's Program Formats and Sermon Manuscripts, 1940-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 3: William Detweiler's Program Formats and Sermon Manuscripts, 1941-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Bill Detweiler's Sermon Manuscripts (#587-777), 1956-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Bill Detweiler's Sermon Manuscripts (#778-837), 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Bill Detweiler's Sermon Manuscripts (#839-898), 1961-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Bill Detweiler's Sermon Manuscripts (#932-956), 1962-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Bill Detweiler's Sermon Manuscripts (#957-1019), 1963-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Bill Detweiler's Sermon Manuscripts (#1025-1094), 1964-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Bill Detweiler's Sermon Manuscripts (#1106-1154), 1966-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Bill Detweiler's Sermon Manuscripts (#1155-1242), 1967-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Bill Detweiler's Sermon Manuscripts (#1248-1339), 1969-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Bill Detweiler's Sermon Manuscripts (#1342-1456), 1971-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Bill Detweiler's Sermon Manuscripts (#1457-1513), 1973-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Bill Detweiler's Sermon Manuscripts (#1536-1602), 1974-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Bill Detweiler's Sermon Manuscripts (#1612-1672), 1976-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Bill Detweiler's Sermon Manuscripts (#1674-1759), 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Bill Detweiler's Sermon Manuscripts (#1761-1824), 1978-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Bill Detweiler's Sermon Manuscripts (#1826-1924), 1980-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Bill Detweiler's Sermon Manuscripts (#1930-2010), 1982-1983Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Bill Detweiler's Sermon Manuscripts (#2011-2117), 1983-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Bill Detweiler's Sermon Manuscripts (#2117-2240), 1985-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Bill Detweiler's Sermon Manuscripts (#2241-2393), 1988-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Bill Detweiler's Sermon Manuscripts (#2408-2487), Circa 1989-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Bill Detweiler's Sermon Manuscripts (#2573-2677), 1994-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Bill Detweiler's Sermon Manuscripts (#2717-2790), 1992-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Bill Detweiler's Sermon Manuscripts (#2799-2819), 1998-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Bill Detweiler's Sermon Manuscripts (#2820-2854), 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Bill Detweiler's Sermon Manuscripts (#2855-2884), 1999-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Bill Detweiler's Sermon Manuscripts (#2885-2907), 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Bill Detweiler's Sermon Manuscripts (#2908-2940), 2000-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Bill Detweiler's Sermon Manuscripts (#2941-2975), 2001-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Bill Detweiler's Sermon Manuscripts (#2976-3011), 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Bill Detweiler's Miscellaneous Sermons and Speeches, Circa 1960-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Bill Detweiler's Miscellaneous Sermons and Speeches, Circa 1960-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Song Lists, Undated, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Sermon Title Index, 1957-1990Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Bob Detweiler's Sermon Manuscripts (#1603-1696), 1975-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Bob Detweiler's Sermon Manuscripts (#1708-1764), 1977-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Bob Detweiler's Sermon Manuscripts (#1766-1854), 1979-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Bob Detweiler's Sermon Manuscripts (#1856-1931), 1980-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Bob Detweiler's Sermon Manuscripts (#1933-2021), 1982-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Bob Detweiler's Sermon Manuscripts (#2026-2130), 1983-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Bob Detweiler's Sermon Manuscripts (#2131-2244), 1986-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Bob Detweiler's Sermon Manuscripts (#2245-2683), 1988-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Bob Detweiler's Sermon Manuscripts Untaped, 1973-1976Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 2: William Detweiler's Sermon Manuscripts, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: William Detweiler Sermon Notes and Outlines, 1945-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 4: William Detweiler Sermon Notes and Outlines, 1945-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 5: William Detweiler Sermon Notes and Outlines, 1945-1950Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Sermons, 1940-2002],
[Series 2: Publications and Publicity, 1935-2007],
[Series 3: Administrative Files, 1937-2007],
[Series 4: Photographs, Circa 1935-2002],
[Series 5: Sound Recordings, 1953-2007],
[Series 6: Radio Show "Formats", circa 1965-2000],
[All]


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