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Papers of Sir Alan Walker, 1938-circa 1996 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2321449
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Walker, Alan, 1911-2003
 
Access Conditions Permission required for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1938-ca. 1996] 
9.40 m. (30 boxes) + 3 cartons + 11 fol. boxes + 1 A3 carton. 
Summary

MS Acc00/248 comprises 63 diaries, 1938-1996, "Happenings and ideas", sermons and speeches in alpha files, cuttings albums, certificates and tributes, 80th birthday greetings and correspondence.

The Acc01/7 instalment includes correspondence, sermons, congratulations on knighthood, diary 1996, photographs, cuttings, typescript history of the Sydney Central Methodist Mission, typescript of "World evangelism: Alan Walker's diary of a world movement and a decade of global evangelism, 1978-1987", and many cassettes, reel tapes and videos, and bound issues of periodicals.

Biography/History

Theologian and evangelist. The Rev. Dr Sir Alan Walker was Superintendent of the Methodist Wesley Mission in Sydney, 1958-1978, and first world director of evangelism for the World Methodist Council, 1978 to 1988. In March 1963 Walker established the telephone counselling service Life Line. He was Principal of the Pacific College of Evangelism, now the Alan Walker College of Evangelism in Sydney, 1982-1995. Walker was also a social justice progressive, leading crusades against the Cold War, Vietnam War, "White Australia" policy and apartheid in South Africa.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS Acc00/248, MS Acc01/7.

Related Material Rev. Alan Walker interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 1/680.  Interview with the Rev. Sir Alan Walker, minister of religion; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 3284. 
Subjects Walker, Alan, - 1911-2003 - Archives.  |  Methodist Church - Australia - Clergy - Archives.  |  Central Methodist Mission (Sydney, N.S.W.) - Employees - Archives.  |  Life Line Movement.  |  Methodists - Australia - Archives.  |  Clergy - Australia - Archives.  |  Hotlines (Counseling) - Australia.
Time Coverage 1938-1996 
Occupation Clergy.

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