Fuller, Charles Edward, 1887-1968

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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.

From the guide to the Old Fashioned Revival Hour Collection, 2007-2010, (Archive of Recorded Sound)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Paul Rader collection, 1899-1996. Billy Graham Center Archives, BGC Archives
referencedIn Clint O. Dumm,. Rev. Charles E. Fuller photographs, 1944-1956. Boulder Public Library
referencedIn Ockenga, Harold John, 1905-1985. Ephemera of Harold John Ockenga, 1979. Billy Graham Center Archives, BGC Archives
referencedIn Du Pont, Samuel Francis, 1803-1865. ALS : aboard the Wabash off Port Royal, S.C., to Capt. C. E. Fuller, 1862 May 2. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Taylor, Herbert John, 1893-1978. Papers of Herbert John Taylor, 1916-1979. Billy Graham Center Archives, BGC Archives
referencedIn Wright, J. Elwin. J. Elwin Wright collection, 1897-1986. Billy Graham Center Archives, BGC Archives
referencedIn Gesswein, Armin R. Papers of Armin R. Gesswein, 1995-1998. Billy Graham Center Archives, BGC Archives
referencedIn Boxer mss., 1923-1975 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
referencedIn Palermo, Louis. Papers of Louis Palermo and Philip Palermo, 1924-1984, n.d. Billy Graham Center Archives, BGC Archives
referencedIn Huffman, John A., 1912-2004. Papers of John A. Huffman, 1934-1979, 1988, n.d. Billy Graham Center Archives, BGC Archives
referencedIn Asher, Virginia Healey, 1869-1937. Papers of Virginia Healey Asher, 1903-1941. Billy Graham Center Archives, BGC Archives
referencedIn Evans, Elizabeth, 1899-1989. Oral history interviews with Elisabeth Evans, 1984-1985. Billy Graham Center Archives, BGC Archives
referencedIn Wyrtzen, Jack, 1913-. Papers of Jack Wyrtzen, 1991. Billy Graham Center Archives, BGC Archives
referencedIn Charles Edward Fuller collection, 1940-1968. Billy Graham Center Archives, BGC Archives
referencedIn Graham, Billy, 1918-. Papers of Billy Graham, 1937-1991. Billy Graham Center Archives, BGC Archives
creatorOf Old Fashioned Revival Hour Collection, 2007-2010 Archive of Recorded Sound
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associatedWith Asher, Virginia Healey, 1869-1937. person
associatedWith Atwood, Rudy person
associatedWith Boxer, C. R. (Charles Ralph), 1904- person
associatedWith Brown, Dick, baritone person
associatedWith Du Pont, Samuel Francis, 1803-1865. person
associatedWith Evans, Elizabeth, 1899-1989. person
associatedWith Gesswein, Armin R. person
associatedWith Graham, Billy, 1918- person
associatedWith Huffman, John A., 1912-2004. person
associatedWith Ockenga, Harold John, 1905-1985. person
associatedWith Old Fashioned Revival Hour Choir. corporateBody
associatedWith Old Fashioned Revival Hour Quartet. corporateBody
associatedWith Palermo, Louis. person
associatedWith Ralph Carmichael String Quartet. corporateBody
associatedWith Taylor, Herbert John, 1893-1978. person
associatedWith Wright, J. Elwin. person
associatedWith Wyrtzen, Jack, 1913- person
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Gospel music
Hymns, English
Evangelistic sermons--United States
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Birth 1887-04-25

Death 1968-03-18

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