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Bertil Ivar Anderson
Manuscript Collection MS#049
Box #535

Content Summary: The Papers of B.I. (Bertil Ivar) Anderson reflect his work with Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS) in the 1950s and 60s, the early portion of his pastorate at Alta Woods Presbyterian Church (1955 - 1985) and evangelistic and revival services conducted by the Rev. Anderson. Other items include a file on the history of Highland Heights Church, Memphis, TN, as well as pastoral correspondence.

Span dates: 1945, 1954-1968 Size: 1.0 cu. ft. (one carton)

Access: This collection is open to researchers.

Preferred citation:
Bertil Ivar Anderson Manuscript Collection, Box 535, PCA Historical Center, St. Louis, Missouri.

Related Collections:
Mississippi Valley Presbytery (PCA) Records; Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS) Records

anderson02B.I. Anderson
[31 January 1918 - 10 December 2001]
Pastor, Alta Woods Presbyterian Church, 1955-85 & Stated Clerk of MS Valley Presbytery, 1986-98.
Box 535—
File—Subject
ƒ01 — Finding Aid
ƒ02 — Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS), 1957, Resignation of Dr. R.E. Hough
ƒ03 — Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS), 1957 - 1958, Commission on the Minister and His Work:  Minutes; Correspondence; Data Forms
ƒ04 — Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS), 1958, Called Meeting of March 6; Correspondence, 10 October 1957 - 20 February 1958, [A.H. Freundt, Jr., W.A. Gamble, Dwyn M. Mounger, etc]; Petition of Central Presbyterian Church
ƒ05 — Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS), 1958, Christian Education Committee: Reports and Financial Audit
ƒ06 — Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS), 1961, April Stated Meeting, White Book No. N-2; Correspondence; Reports
ƒ07 — Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS), 1961, October Stated Meeting, White Book No. N-4; Correspondence; Reports
ƒ08 — Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS), 1962, January 18th Meeting, White Book No. 5; Minutes of Commission on the Minister and His Work; Correspondence
ƒ09 — Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS), 1962, April Stated Meeting, White Book No. 6; Correspondence; Reports; Notes on the Book of Church Order
ƒ10 — Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS), 1962, July Stated Meeting, White Book No. 7; Memorial and Response of July 12, 1962
ƒ11 — Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS), 1962, October Stated Meeting, White Book No. 8; Correspondence; Notice of December Called Meeting; Procedures for Stated Clerk
ƒ12 — Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS), 1963, January Stated Meeting, White Book No. 9, Correspondence
ƒ13 — Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS), 1963, April Stated Meeting, White Book No. 10; Correspondence; Reports
ƒ14 — Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS), 1963, July Stated Meeting, White Book No. 11; Correspondence
ƒ15 — Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS), 1965, January Stated Meeting, White Book No. 17; Proposed Budget; Proposed Amended Docket
ƒ16 — Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS), 1965, April Stated Meeting, White Book No. 18; Job Descriptions; Statement Concerning 1962 Memorial
ƒ17 — Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS), 1965, July Stated Meeting, White Book No. 19; Docket; Reports
ƒ18 — Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS), 1965, October Stated Meeting, White Book No. 20; Evangelism Policy; Reports
ƒ19 — Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS), 1966, January Stated Meeting, White Book No. 21; Correspondence; Preliminary Study of New Wine Skins
ƒ20 — Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS), 1966, April Stated Meeting, White Book No. 22; Reports; Presbytery Action re:  New Wine Skins
ƒ21 — Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS), 1966, July Stated Meeting, White Book No. 23, Roll Call Vote on Complaint Against Action of Synod's Special Judicial Commission
ƒ22 — Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS), 1966, October Stated Meeting, White Book No. 24; Correspondence; Reports; Map of Presbytery; Proposed Changes to PCUS Constitution
ƒ23 — General Assembly (PCUS), 1964, Commissioner's List; Moderator's Report; Supplemental Report of Permanent Judicial Commission; Overture 46; Communications; Mayor's Remarks of 23 January 1964; News Clippings; National Council of Churches brochure; articles from The Presbyterian Outlook and The Presbyterian Journal in review of General Assembly
ƒ24 — General Assembly (PCUS), 1964, Position Paper on Race Relations, School Prayer, Nuclear Weapons and Disarmament; Report of the Standing Committee on Christian Relations
ƒ25 — Ackerman Presbyterian Church, Ackerman, MS, 1957 - 1958, Correspondence with J.R. (Jack) Tackett, et alius
ƒ26 — Alta Woods Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS, 1956 - 1958, Miscellaneous Correspondence, primarily in preparation for evangelism meetings
ƒ27 — Alta Woods Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS, 1957, Church Calendar
ƒ28 — Church Membership, Attendance and Growth [brochures, eight titles]
ƒ29 — Alta Woods Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS, 1959, Revival Services, James W. Lipscomb, speaker; Biographical data sheet; Correspondence; The Christian Challenge, March 1959 [church newsletter for Alta Wood Presbyterian Church]
ƒ30 — Alta Woods Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS, 1960, Dedication Program
ƒ31 — Alta Woods Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS, 1960, Special Service, Dr. Robert Strong, speaker
ƒ32 — Alta Woods Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS, 1961, Session Correspondence
ƒ33 — Alta Woods Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS, 1965, Southside Academy:  Ledger Sheet; Promotional Brochures; H.E.W. Policies for Desegregation
ƒ34 — Alta Woods Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS, 1965, Board of Deacons, Minutes
ƒ35 — Alta Woods Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS, 1967, World Missions Conference; Dr. Alexander Marks, speaker; Promotional brochures; Christian Nationals Evangelism Commission literature; news clippings
ƒ36 — Alta Woods Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS, 1968, World Missions Conference, Paul Chang, speaker; Photograph, Christian Nationals Evangelism Commission literature; Correspondence
ƒ37 — Alta Woods Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS, 1968, World Missions Conference, Rev. Walter Shepard, speaker
ƒ38 — Bethsalem Presbyterian Church, Weir, MS, 1960 - 1961, Revival Services; Correspondence [see letter of 9-14-60 re opposition to reorganization of synod
ƒ39 — Brandon Presbyterian Church, Brandon, MS, 1962, Call Extended to David M. Moore
ƒ40 — Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS, 1961 - 1963, Pastoral search, including consideration of D. James Kennedy; Correspondence
ƒ41 — Central Presbyterian Church, Meridian, MS, 1962, Correspondence and call of S.B. Strickland, Jr.; Correspondence of Robert H. Wood
ƒ42 — Covenant Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS, 1961, Pastoral Search; Correspondence; Call and Installation of Robert Lawrence; Church Extension Grant
ƒ43 — Edwards Presbyterian Church, Edwards, MS, 1961, Pastoral Search; Call Extended to William Whitwer; Correspondence of Palmer Robertson
ƒ44 — First Presbyterian Church, Belzoni, MS, 1959, Revival Service; Correspondence
ƒ45 — First Presbyterian Church, Biloxi, MS, 1965, Revival Services; Correspondence
ƒ46 — First Presbyterian Church, Douglas, GA, 1954 - 1957, Revival Services; Correspondence; Bulletins; News clippings
ƒ47 — First Presbyterian Church, Durant, MS, 1962, Evangelistic Meeting; Correspondence [sampling]; promotional flyer
ƒ48 — First Presbyterian Church, Durant, MS, 1963, Correspondence and Call Extended to William H. Rose, Jr.
ƒ49 — First Presbyterian Church, Kosciusko, MS, 1958, Special Services; Correspondence
ƒ50 — First Presbyterian Church, Lexington, MS, 1959, Correspondence and Call Extended to Frederick C. Fowler, III
ƒ51 — First Presbyterian Church, Louisville, MS, 1962, Correspondence and Call Extended to Sam B. Laine
ƒ52 — First Presbyterian Church, Morton, MS, 1961, Correspondence re Call of William Warlick
ƒ53 — First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, MS, 1960, Pastoral Search
ƒ54 — First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, MS, 1961, Correspondence and Call Extended to Brister Ware
ƒ55 — First Presbyterian Church, Yazoo City, MS, 1958, Correspondence and Call Extended to Leland C. Jorgensen; Data Forms for Carroll W. Sessions, William W. Bagby and Bertil Ivar Anderson
ƒ56 — Highland Heights Presbyterian Church, Memphis, TN, 1954 - 1955, Church History, including photograph of Rev. Anderson and family
ƒ57 — Lebanon Presbyterian Church, Learned, MS and Union Presbyterian Church, Union, MS [yoked], 1961, Correspondence and Call Extended to William B. Hooker
ƒ58 — Mt. Salus Presbyterian Church, Clinton, MS, 1960, Dissolution of Pastoral Relation; Correspondence with mention of Palmer Robertson's term as Stated Supply [Atala group]
ƒ59 — North Park Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS, 1958, Correspondence re Call Extended to Spencer Murry [first pastor of North Park, 1958 - 1963]
ƒ60 — Oakland Heights Presbyterian Church, Meridian, MS, 1962, Correspondence and Call Extended to E.D. Viser; Correspondence of William Childs Robinson
ƒ61 — Pickens Presbyterian Church, Pickens, MS, 1961, Pastoral Search Correspondence; Report on Installation of James H. Hurst; Correspondence of William Childs Robinson
ƒ62 — Pioneer Camp, 1961, Suggestions for 1960 and 1961
ƒ63 — Power Memorial Church, Jackson, MS, 1965, Installation of Rev. Hays Clark
ƒ64 — Raymond Presbyterian Church, Raymond, MS, 1960, Correspondence regarding Pastor
ƒ65 — Rolling Fork Presbyterian Church, Rolling Fork, MS, 1958 - 1959, Letters of Continuation
ƒ66 — Sharon Revival, Magee, MS, 1960, Correspondence and Letters of thanks
ƒ67 — Trinity Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS, 1961 - 1962, Correspondence, Call and Installation of Park H. Moore, Jr.
ƒ68 — Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church, Ripley, MS, 1964, Special Services; Church Bulletin; Missionary Prayer Letter from Mary S. Beam and A. Elizabeth Cridland of the Sudan Interior Mission
ƒ69 — Westminster Presbyterian Church, Vicksburg, MS, 1959, Evangelistic Service, Flyers; Correspondence; 1961:  Speaking engagement; Correspondence
ƒ70 — Anderson, B.I., Christian Faith and the Bible, Lessons I and II
ƒ71 — Bast, Dr. Henry [Bethany Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, MI], 1963, Speaking Engagements; Photograph; Biographical Data Sheet
ƒ72 — Bridges, A.C. [Pastor, Parkwood Avenue ARP Church], 1961, Correspondence
ƒ73 — Cain, Benson [Japan Mission, PCUS], 1965 - 1968, Correspondence; Photographs: Benson Cain Family; Kobe Reformed Seminary 1966 Graduating Class; Western Presbytery Reformed Church, 1966; Reformed Church Cooperating Missionary Meeting
ƒ74 — Carr, Wallace, 1960, Correspondence Regarding Call to Chaplaincy at Mississippi State Hospital; Brochures
ƒ75 — Cross, Lester [Ripley, MS], 1955 - 1961, Correspondence
ƒ76 — Dinkins, Frederick [North Brazil Presbyterian Mission (PCUS)], 1965 - 1967, Correspondence
ƒ77 — Fulton, C. Darby, 1962, 1966, Correspondence [4 leaves]
ƒ78 — Graham, Rev. Donald C., 1957 - 1958, Correspondence; McIlwain Presbyterian Church bulletin, including note on first Pensacola Bible Institute
ƒ79 — Green, Rev. J.B., "Why We Baptize by Sprinkling," Southern Presbyterian Journal, Vol. XVI, No. 16, August 14, 1957
ƒ80 — Hutton, Charlton Dobyns, 1957 - 1960, Correspondence
ƒ81 — Lacey, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas [South America Indian Mission], 1963, Correspondence
ƒ82 — Matthews, Seth Bowen ("Bo"), 1958 - 1966, Correspondence [20 leaves]
ƒ83 — McDill, J. Moody, undated, Role-Playing Scripts
ƒ84 — Moore, James Erskine, 1961, Installation as Pastor of Macon and Center Point Churches
ƒ85 — Moore, Lardner W., 1964 - 1965, Correspondence [2 leaves]
ƒ86 — Morgan, F. Crossley [son of G. Campbell Morgan], 1956, Correspondence; Photos [18 leaves]
ƒ87 — Norwood, G. Hunter [South America Indian Mission] and C. Thomas Young, 1966 - 1968, Correspondence
ƒ88 — Parker, Larry, 1961 - 1963, Correspondence regarding Westminster and Union Theological Seminaries
ƒ89 — Patterson, Sam [French Camp Academy], 1959 - 1961, Correspondence re Special Services at Alta Woods Presbyterian Church
ƒ90 — Saum, William, 1961 - 1964, Correspondence during years at Harvard
ƒ91 — Stanway, W.J. [First Presbyterian Church, Hattiesburg, MS], 1959 - 1960, Correspondence regarding Special Services at Alta Woods Presbyterian Church
ƒ92 — Stibbs, Alan, "Meaning of Inspiration" [topical study, 2 leaves]
ƒ93 — Taylor, G. Aiken, 1961 - 1962, Correspondence [8 leaves]; Copies of Correspondence between Sam Patterson and various Seminary Presidents regarding Seminary Positions on Biblical Infallibility [Columbia; Union; Louisville;Austin, 9 leaves]; "Inside Liberalism" [4 leaves]
ƒ94 — Watson, Tom [Horizons Magazine, Evangelical Alliance Mission], 1967 - 1968, Correspondence
ƒ95 — Army Talks, 1945, Vol. IV, No. 13 - 14, August 19 issue:  "Our Ally - The USSR"
ƒ96 — Belhaven College, 1959, Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, Report:  An Appraisal of Its Present State and Future Development [22 leaves]
ƒ97 — Christmas Plays and Scripted Services:  Behold.His Star!, by Mary Howard Poole; Joy to the World, by Annie Graham King; The Man Who Shut the Door on God, by Jerry C. McNeely; The Nativity, by Stanley S. Effinger; Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room, author unknown
ƒ98 — Columbia Theological Seminary, 1966, Correspondence regarding Synod Committee meeting to clarify Seminary stance on infallibility of Scripture
ƒ99 — Covenant Life Curriculum, 1964, An Open Letter in Defense of, Presented by the PCUS Board of Education, September 29, 1964 [4 leaves]
ƒ100 — Wright, G.H. and Thompson, Ernest Trice, "Freedom:  The Christian Concept - A Report of the Council on Christian Relations to the 97th General Assembly, [6 pages]
ƒ101 — Minister's Retreat, Rosedale, MS. 1957, Correspondence; Flyers; Bulletins
ƒ102 — Missionaries, 1967, Correspondence with John Kyle, Charles Ward, Mary Frazier, Henry Hope, Jr. [7 leaves]
ƒ103 — National Council of Churches, 1961, Fact Sheet; "Concerning the NCC in the USA" by Maclin P. Davis, Jr.
ƒ104 — "Opposition," 1964, Correspondence; What is the Church's Mission, by Paul Tudor Jones; Danger Plus Opportunity, by James A. Wharton, Austin Seminary Bulletin, November 1964
ƒ105 — Special Meetings, 1955 - 1960, Correspondence
ƒ106 — Sacraments as Means of Grace, undated, [lecture outline, 4 pages]
ƒ107 — "Doubtful Data,":  The Go of the Gospel, by William A. Benfield, Jr.; The Responsibility of Honor; Preparation for a Second Century of Service, by C. Grier Davis; God and Our Public Institutions, by Vernon S. Broyles, Jr.;  Thirty Nine Reasons Why the National Council of Churches is good for us; and other miscellaneous articles and news clippings
ƒ108 — "Liberalism vs. Conservatism,":  Miscellaneous articles and news clippings, including How to Detect a Liberal in the Pulpit [Presbyterian U.S. Laymen brochure number 5]
ƒ109 — Concerned Presbyterian, Volume I, number 1, March 1965
ƒ110 — Correspondence, 1956 - 1961
ƒ111 — Correspondence, 1962
ƒ112 — Correspondence, 1953 - 1961, Miscellaneous items
ƒ113 — Personal effects:  Army discharge papers; M.P. School diploma; Letter in Swedish
ƒ114 — Judicial Cases: Presbytery of Central Mississippi, Appellant v. Synod of Mississippi, Appellee, In Re: The Rev. A.M. Hart, G.A. Appeal No 1-1964 [8 leaves]; Rev. W.A. Gamble, et. al., Complaints v. Synod of Mississippi, Respondent, G.A. Complaint No. 2-1964 [2 leaves]; Frank J. Buchanan, et. al., Complainants v. Synod of Mississippi, Respondent, In Re: The Rev. A.M. Hart, G.A. Complaint No. 1-1964