Fonds F0386 - Calgary Prophetic Bible Institute fonds

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Calgary Prophetic Bible Institute fonds


  • 1927-1969 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

37.5 cm of textual records. -- 26 photographs. -- 8 audio discs. -- 1 audio reel

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Administrative history

William Aberhart began a bible study group in Calgary in 1918 that steadily grew until by 1923 the Palace Theatre was rented to handle the crowds. Soon after the services were broadcast on CFCN radio to a large audience in Alberta. In 1927 the Calgary Prophetic Bible Institute building was constructed to house the weekly services and broadcast, as well as to train students in The Bible. Aberhart prepared most of the educational materials. In 1948 staff member Cyril Hutchinson left and most of the students followed him to found the Berean Bible College (later Foothills Christian College).

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of Charles Pearce, 1966-1978.

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Scope and content

The fonds consists of educational material, pamphlets and magazines published by the Institute; lectures; photographs of graduating students; music which accompanied bible broadcasts; Christmas broadcasts (1950, 1951); and recording of dedication of organ service. Includes Social Credit pamphlets.

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No restrictions on access.

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      The material is in English.

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      Existence and location of copies

      Digital content is available
      The textual records are also available on microfilm.
      The Christmas broadcasts are also available on audio cassette (RCT-907).

      Related units of description

      Other CPBI records are in the Charles R. Pearce fonds at Glenbow.
      See also the William Aberhart fonds at the Glenbow, and at the University of Calgary Special Collections

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      Title based on contents of records.


      The microfilm, BA Calgary Prophetic, was done internally in 1994, and has no accession number.


      Microfilm-Calgary Prophetic

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      Dates of creation revision deletion

      Thursday, July 12, 2018




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