Manuscript Collection

Evangelist Willie Laurel Olive Photograph - Accession 1673 - M811 (868)

Title

Evangelist Willie Laurel Olive Photograph - Accession 1673 - M811 (868)

Files

Identifier

Accession 1673 - M811 (868)

Inclusive Dates

1926

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

1 piece

Language

English;

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 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 or reaching) 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.

Provenance

The Evangelist Willie Laurel Olive Photograph was donated to the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections by Avery Taylor in December 2017.

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Evangelist Willie Laurel Olive Photograph - Accession 1673 - M811 (868)

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