PRESS COLLECTION: “Evangelist Oral Roberts” (1965)

Oral Roberts was an American Pentecostal televangelist and a Christian charismatic. He was the founder of Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association and Oral Roberts University. As one of the most famous and controversial religious leaders of the 20th century, his ministries reached millions of followers worldwide over six decades. His healing ministry and bringing American Pentecostalism […]

PRESS COLLECTION: “Evangelist Leroy Jenkins” (1973)

In 1979, Jenkins was indicted in Delaware, Ohio for threatening assault and arson while still married to his former wife Harkins. Jenkins, who wound up getting sentenced to and serving five years in prison for the incident, was then mysteriously pardoned by the State of Ohio later. In 1994, he was arrested for grand theft […]

PRESS COLLECTION: “Evangelist Marjoe Gortner” (1973)

Evangelist and actor Marjoe Gortner. July 6, 1973. When Gortner was three his father, Vernon, a third generation minister, noticed his son’s talent for mimicry and overall fearlessness of strangers and public settings. His parents claimed he had received a vision from God during a bath, but this was later conceded by Marjoe to be […]

FIFTIES COLLECTION: “The Tragedy of Monty Thorne” (1954)

Mrs Marion Thorne sitting on Monty’s bed in bedroom with pictures of Monty. Pictures of his father and grandfather hang in the Drake Towers. January 27, 1956. MANNERS & MORALS: The Tragedy of Monty Thorne Time Magazine, Monday, July 26, 1954 Montgomery Ward Thorne seemed to have everything. He grew up with a $4,200 model […]

POP COLLECTION: “Roy Rogers”

Roy Rogers (born Leonard Slye) moved to California in 1930, aged 18. He played in such musical groups as The Hollywood Hillbillies, Rocky Mountaineers, Texas Outlaws, and his own group, the International Cowboys. In 1934 he formed a group with Bob Nolan called Sons of the Pioneers. While in that group he was known as […]

PORTRAIT COLLECTION: “Racist Governor Ross Barnett of Mississippi” (1962)

Barnett gave his famous fifteen-word “I Love Mississippi” speech at the University of Mississippi football game in Jackson. Ole Miss Rebels were playing Kentucky Wildcats. 41,000 fans cheered at the stadium waving thousands of Confederate flags. At halftime, a gigantic Confederate flag was unveiled on the field. The crowd shouted “We want Ross”! Barnett went […]

POLITICAL COLLECTION: “George Bush” (1988)

George Bush And Max Fisher. Dated Oct 27, 1988. “Graduating in 1948, Bush moved his family to West Texas and entered the oil business, becoming a millionaire by the age of 40. He became involved in politics soon after founding his own oil company, which specialized in offshore drilling. His father’s business connections proved useful […]

PRESS COLLECTION: “Future Homemakers of America” (1956)

FHA National Officers 1956 Shirley Fleagle of Maryland and Milda Kussler of N. Dakota are standing. Pat Lormand of Kaplan Louisiana, Carol Pierson of Alton Illinois and Ardis Armstrong of Fairfield Montana sit for a picture at the Conrad Hilton Hotel in a meeting of Future Homemakers of America July 4, 1956.