Evangelist Willie Laurel Olive Photograph - Accession 1673 - M811 (868)
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Accession 1673 - M811 (868)
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Scope and Content Note
Willie Laurel Dick Olive (1886-1959) was a Pentecostal evangelist who worked throughout the Carolinas and was the founder of the Elizabeth Temple, largest of the Four Square Gospel Churches, in Concord, NC. The collection consists of a large panoramic photograph print dated September 5, 1923 (or 1926). A Sunday tent service is taking place in Rock Hill, SC. It was nightly at 7:45pm. The photograph consists of hundreds of people standing and sitting outside, in front of a large tent. It has a sign on it stating, “Willie Laurel Olive, Evangelist, Nightly At 7:45, Preaching The Four Square Gospel”. The adults are standing in the rear while the children are in the front mainly sitting on the ground. Within the crowd, there are a few parked automobiles of different models. The photographer was J. W. Moon [James William] of Charlotte, N.C. The photograph measures 32" x 8".
The Evangelist Willie Laurel Olive Photograph was donated to the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections by Avery Taylor in December 2017.
Pentecostalism, Four Square Gospel Church, Religion, Christianity, Evangelistic Work
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Finding Aid Citation
Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, Winthrop University, "Evangelist Willie Laurel Olive Photograph - Accession 1673 - M811 (868)". Finding Aid 1278.
LC Subject Headings
Olive, Willie Laurel, 1886-1959; International Church of the Foursquare Gospel; Women evangelists--Photographs; Open-air preaching--Photographs; Pentecostalism--South Carolina--Rock Hill; Rock Hill (S.C.)--Religious life and customs--Photographs; Rock Hill (S.C.)--History