The University Libraries Special Collections department is pleased to host a celebratory event in honor of Archives Month Oct. 12 at 2:30 p.m. on the first floor of Mullins Library. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
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.
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.
The papers of the author, professor of Bible and theology at Harding University, and anti-communist leader, Dr. James D. Bales will be open in late September 2017. Learn about his world travels as a researcher and member of the National Education Program during the Cold War.