PCA HISTORICAL CENTER
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Bertil Ivar Anderson
Manuscript Collection MS#049
Box #535

Content Summary: The Papers of B.I. 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—
Box/File & Subject
535.01 — Finding Aid
535.02 — Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS), 1957, Resignation of Dr. R.E. Hough
535.03 — Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS), 1957 - 1958, Commission on the Minister and His Work:  Minutes; Correspondence; Data Forms
535.04 — 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
535.05 — Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS), 1958, Christian Education Committee: Reports and Financial Audit
535.06 — Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS), 1961, April Stated Meeting, White Book No. N-2; Correspondence; Reports
535.07 — Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS), 1961, October Stated Meeting, White Book No. N-4; Correspondence; Reports
535.08 — Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS), 1962, January 18th Meeting, White Book No. 5; Minutes of Commission on the Minister and His Work; Correspondence
535.09 — Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS), 1962, April Stated Meeting, White Book No. 6; Correspondence; Reports; Notes on the Book of Church Order
535.10 — Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS), 1962, July Stated Meeting, White Book No. 7; Memorial and Response of July 12, 1962
535.11 — Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS), 1962, October Stated Meeting, White Book No. 8; Correspondence; Notice of December Called Meeting; Procedures for Stated Clerk
535.12 — Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS), 1963, January Stated Meeting, White Book No. 9, Correspondence
535.13 — Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS), 1963, April Stated Meeting, White Book No. 10; Correspondence; Reports
535.14 — Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS), 1963, July Stated Meeting, White Book No. 11; Correspondence
535.15 — Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS), 1965, January Stated Meeting, White Book No. 17; Proposed Budget; Proposed Amended Docket
535.16 — Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS), 1965, April Stated Meeting, White Book No. 18; Job Descriptions; Statement Concerning 1962 Memorial
535.17 — Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS), 1965, July Stated Meeting, White Book No. 19; Docket; Reports
535.18 — Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS), 1965, October Stated Meeting, White Book No. 20; Evangelism Policy; Reports
535.19 — Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS), 1966, January Stated Meeting, White Book No. 21; Correspondence; Preliminary Study of New Wine Skins
535.20 — Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS), 1966, April Stated Meeting, White Book No. 22; Reports; Presbytery Action re:  New Wine Skins
535.21 — 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
535.22 — Central Mississippi Presbytery (PCUS), 1966, October Stated Meeting, White Book No. 24; Correspondence; Reports; Map of Presbytery; Proposed Changes to PCUS Constitution
535.23 — 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
535.24 — General Assembly (PCUS), 1964, Position Paper on Race Relations, School Prayer, Nuclear Weapons and Disarmament; Report of the Standing Committee on Christian Relations
535.25 — Ackerman Presbyterian Church, Ackerman, MS, 1957 - 1958, Correspondence with J.R. (Jack) Tackett, et alius
535.26 — Alta Woods Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS, 1956 - 1958, Miscellaneous Correspondence, primarily in preparation for evangelism meetings
535.27 — Alta Woods Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS, 1957, Church Calendar
535.28 — Church Membership, Attendance and Growth [brochures, eight titles]
535.29 — 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]
535.30 — Alta Woods Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS, 1960, Dedication Program
535.31 — Alta Woods Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS, 1960, Special Service, Dr. Robert Strong, speaker
535.32 — Alta Woods Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS, 1961, Session Correspondence
535.33 — Alta Woods Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS, 1965, Southside Academy:  Ledger Sheet; Promotional Brochures; H.E.W. Policies for Desegregation
535.34 — Alta Woods Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS, 1965, Board of Deacons, Minutes
535.35 — Alta Woods Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS, 1967, World Missions Conference; Dr. Alexander Marks, speaker; Promotional brochures; Christian Nationals Evangelism Commission literature; news clippings
535.36 — Alta Woods Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS, 1968, World Missions Conference, Paul Chang, speaker; Photograph, Christian Nationals Evangelism Commission literature; Correspondence
535.37 — Alta Woods Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS, 1968, World Missions Conference, Rev. Walter Shepard, speaker
535.38 — Bethsalem Presbyterian Church, Weir, MS, 1960 - 1961, Revival Services; Correspondence [see letter of 9-14-60 re opposition to reorganization of synod
535.39 — Brandon Presbyterian Church, Brandon, MS, 1962, Call Extended to David M. Moore
535.40 — Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS, 1961 - 1963, Pastoral search, including consideration of D. James Kennedy; Correspondence
535.41 — Central Presbyterian Church, Meridian, MS, 1962, Correspondence and call of S.B. Strickland, Jr.; Correspondence of Robert H. Wood
535.42 — Covenant Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS, 1961, Pastoral Search; Correspondence; Call and Installation of Robert Lawrence; Church Extension Grant
535.43 — Edwards Presbyterian Church, Edwards, MS, 1961, Pastoral Search; Call Extended to William Whitwer; Correspondence of Palmer Robertson
535.44 — First Presbyterian Church, Belzoni, MS, 1959, Revival Service; Correspondence
535.45 — First Presbyterian Church, Biloxi, MS, 1965, Revival Services; Correspondence
535.46 — First Presbyterian Church, Douglas, GA, 1954 - 1957, Revival Services; Correspondence; Bulletins; News clippings
535.47 — First Presbyterian Church, Durant, MS, 1962, Evangelistic Meeting; Correspondence [sampling]; promotional flyer
535.48 — First Presbyterian Church, Durant, MS, 1963, Correspondence and Call Extended to William H. Rose, Jr.
535.49 — First Presbyterian Church, Kosciusko, MS, 1958, Special Services; Correspondence
535.50 — First Presbyterian Church, Lexington, MS, 1959, Correspondence and Call Extended to Frederick C. Fowler, III
535.51 — First Presbyterian Church, Louisville, MS, 1962, Correspondence and Call Extended to Sam B. Laine
535.52 — First Presbyterian Church, Morton, MS, 1961, Correspondence re Call of William Warlick
535.53 — First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, MS, 1960, Pastoral Search
535.54 — First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, MS, 1961, Correspondence and Call Extended to Brister Ware
535.55 — 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
535.56 — Highland Heights Presbyterian Church, Memphis, TN, 1954 - 1955, Church History, including photograph of Rev. Anderson and family
535.57 — Lebanon Presbyterian Church, Learned, MS and Union Presbyterian Church, Union, MS [yoked], 1961, Correspondence and Call Extended to William B. Hooker
535.58 — Mt. Salus Presbyterian Church, Clinton, MS, 1960, Dissolution of Pastoral Relation; Correspondence with mention of Palmer Robertson's term as Stated Supply [Atala group]
535.59 — North Park Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS, 1958, Correspondence re Call Extended to Spencer Murry [first pastor of North Park, 1958 - 1963]
535.60 — Oakland Heights Presbyterian Church, Meridian, MS, 1962, Correspondence and Call Extended to E.D. Viser; Correspondence of William Childs Robinson
535.61 — Pickens Presbyterian Church, Pickens, MS, 1961, Pastoral Search Correspondence; Report on Installation of James H. Hurst; Correspondence of William Childs Robinson
535.62 — Pioneer Camp, 1961, Suggestions for 1960 and 1961
535.63 — Power Memorial Church, Jackson, MS, 1965, Installation of Rev. Hays Clark
535.64 — Raymond Presbyterian Church, Raymond, MS, 1960, Correspondence regarding Pastor
535.65 — Rolling Fork Presbyterian Church, Rolling Fork, MS, 1958 - 1959, Letters of Continuation
535.66 — Sharon Revival, Magee, MS, 1960, Correspondence and Letters of thanks
535.67 — Trinity Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS, 1961 - 1962, Correspondence, Call and Installation of Park H. Moore, Jr.
535.68 — 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
535.69 — Westminster Presbyterian Church, Vicksburg, MS, 1959, Evangelistic Service, Flyers; Correspondence; 1961:  Speaking engagement; Correspondence
535.70 — Anderson, B.I., Christian Faith and the Bible, Lessons I and II
535.71 — Bast, Dr. Henry [Bethany Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, MI], 1963, Speaking Engagements; Photograph; Biographical Data Sheet
535.72 — Bridges, A.C. [Pastor, Parkwood Avenue ARP Church], 1961, Correspondence
535.73 — 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
535.74 — Carr, Wallace, 1960, Correspondence Regarding Call to Chaplaincy at Mississippi State Hospital; Brochures
535.75 — Cross, Lester [Ripley, MS], 1955 - 1961, Correspondence
535.76 — Dinkins, Frederick [North Brazil Presbyterian Mission (PCUS)], 1965 - 1967, Correspondence
535.77 — Fulton, C. Darby, 1962, 1966, Correspondence [4 leaves]
535.78 — Graham, Rev. Donald C., 1957 - 1958, Correspondence; McIlwain Presbyterian Church bulletin, including note on first Pensacola Bible Institute
535.79 — Green, Rev. J.B., "Why We Baptize by Sprinkling," Southern Presbyterian Journal, Vol. XVI, No. 16, August 14, 1957
535.80 — Hutton, Charlton Dobyns, 1957 - 1960, Correspondence
535.81 — Lacey, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas [South America Indian Mission], 1963, Correspondence
535.82 — Matthews, Seth Bowen ("Bo"), 1958 - 1966, Correspondence [20 leaves]
535.83 — McDill, J. Moody, undated, Role-Playing Scripts
535.84 — Moore, James Erskine, 1961, Installation as Pastor of Macon and Center Point Churches
535.85 — Moore, Lardner W., 1964 - 1965, Correspondence [2 leaves]
535.86 — Morgan, F. Crossley [son of G. Campbell Morgan], 1956, Correspondence; Photos [18 leaves]
535.87 — Norwood, G. Hunter [South America Indian Mission] and C. Thomas Young, 1966 - 1968, Correspondence
535.88 — Parker, Larry, 1961 - 1963, Correspondence regarding Westminster and Union Theological Seminaries
535.89 — Patterson, Sam [French Camp Academy], 1959 - 1961, Correspondence re Special Services at Alta Woods Presbyterian Church
535.90 — Saum, William, 1961 - 1964, Correspondence during years at Harvard
535.91 — Stanway, W.J. [First Presbyterian Church, Hattiesburg, MS], 1959 - 1960, Correspondence regarding Special Services at Alta Woods Presbyterian Church
535.92 — Stibbs, Alan, "Meaning of Inspiration" [topical study, 2 leaves]
535.93 — 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]
535.94 — Watson, Tom [Horizons Magazine, Evangelical Alliance Mission], 1967 - 1968, Correspondence
535.95 — Army Talks, 1945, Vol. IV, No. 13 - 14, August 19 issue:  "Our Ally - The USSR"
535.96 — Belhaven College, 1959, Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, Report:  An Appraisal of Its Present State and Future Development [22 leaves]
535.97 — 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
535.98 — Columbia Theological Seminary, 1966, Correspondence regarding Synod Committee meeting to clarify Seminary stance on infallibility of Scripture
535.99 — Covenant Life Curriculum, 1964, An Open Letter in Defense of, Presented by the PCUS Board of Education, September 29, 1964 [4 leaves]
535.100 — 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]
535.101 — Minister's Retreat, Rosedale, MS. 1957, Correspondence; Flyers; Bulletins
535.102 — Missionaries, 1967, Correspondence with John Kyle, Charles Ward, Mary Frazier, Henry Hope, Jr. [7 leaves]
535.103 — National Council of Churches, 1961, Fact Sheet; "Concerning the NCC in the USA" by Maclin P. Davis, Jr.
535.104 — "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
535.105 — Special Meetings, 1955 - 1960, Correspondence
535.106 — Sacraments as Means of Grace, undated, [lecture outline, 4 pages]
535.107 — "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
535.108 — "Liberalism vs. Conservatism,":  Miscellaneous articles and news clippings, including How to Detect a Liberal in the Pulpit [Presbyterian U.S. Laymen brochure number 5]
535.109 — Concerned Presbyterian, Volume I, number 1, March 1965
535.110 — Correspondence, 1956 - 1961
535.111 — Correspondence, 1962
535.112 — Correspondence, 1953 - 1961, Miscellaneous items
535.113 — Personal effects:  Army discharge papers; M.P. School diploma; Letter in Swedish
535.114 — 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