Tape and/or video recorded interviews with members is another way to collect materials. This medium is not currently long lasting and should be transcribed. I interviewed R.L. Roberts after his retirement about his work in the ACU library and his part in the Center for Restoration Studies. From the transcript of this interview, I wrote the article about Mr. Roberts's death in the Fall, 1998 issue of the Friends of ACU Library Newsletter.
Jack and Marble Burford left a legacy to the ACU Library of over 5,000 tapes of ACU Lectureships, workshops, and special programs they had taped in their lifetime. The ACU Library now has these tapes with a printed finding aid. This would be a good place to start to see if sermons of your congregational ministers have been recorded.
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