The National Education Program on Film: Highlights from the James D. Bales Project.

The National Education Program on Film: Highlights from the James D. Bales Project.

Through the National Education Program, conservative activists and theologians such as James D. Bales of Harding College, reached millions of people with their message of “Americanism” through a multi-media approach that included newspapers, advertisements, and film. Learn more about the historical evidence left by the NEP in this update from the James D. Bales Papers processing project.

Bales Books: Materials From the James D. Bales Papers

James D. Bales (1915-1995), was an author and professor of Bible and Theology at Harding University for about 40 years. Bales was also part of the National Education Program, an anti-communist group based in Searcy, Ark., and produced much of the organization’s written materials. The James D. Bales Papers will be opened for research in September 2017. Processed with the aid of a grant by the National Historic Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC), the collection will be of particular use to historians, political scientists, and religious scholars.