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Archives and Special Collections at Southeastern: Crowley, Dale P. collection

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Dale P. Crowley collection, 1923-2016

Date(s): 1923-2016
Extent: 0.8 cu.ft.
Biographical Note: Dale Patrick Crowley Jr. (1928-2016) was a missionary, linguist, teacher, author, and prominent Christian radio broadcaster. He followed in the footsteps of his father Dale S. Crowley Sr. (1899-1994) who was a pastor, editor of The Capital Voice, and nationally syndicated Christian radio broadcaster in Washington D.C. for 70 years. Dale P. Crowley and his wife Mary served as missionaries in Japan from 1952-1961. He earned a Master of Science degree in Applied Linguistics from Georgetown University after previously doing graduate work at The University of Oklahoma Graduate School (Wycliffe Bible Translators Summer Institute of Linguistics) and Waseda University Graduate School in Tokyo. Crowley then moved to Hilo, Hawaii to work for the Peace Corp Training Center as a linguist in 1963. There he became assistant professor of Japanese at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, worked for the Hawaii Department of Education, and published A Manual for Reading Japanese. Together with his wife he founded The Henry Opukahaia School in Hilo which educated hundreds of students during its 20-year history. In 1976 he returned to Washington D.C. to focus on radio broadcasting with his father. Crowley Jr. hosted The King’s Business Radio Program and the Focus on Israel broadcast. He was known for his political commentary (especially critique of the pro-Zionist movement) and vocal opposition against Evolutionism and Dispensationalism. Crowley’s most popular books included "Is Politics a Dirty Word or a Sacred Responsibility?" and "On the Wrong Side of Just About Everything (But Right About it All)." The ministry that he founded, King’s Business Ministries, also supported missionary work in Cambodia, Japan, Brazil, Nicaragua, and Hawaii.

Scope and Contents: This collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, radio program pamphlets, book copies, articles, journal issues, and other materials ranging from 1923-2016 (predominantly 1962-2008) that were created or collected by Dale P. Crowley Jr. Some of these materials were written by or relate to his close friend Haviv Schieber, a political commentator on U.S.-Israel relations, and his father, Dale S. Crowley Sr. Family photographs, court materials related to Schieber’s burial rights, and newspaper clippings and articles about his father’s involvement in the Jonesboro Church Wars are also included.

Language(s): English
Conditions Governing Access: This collection is open for research.
Processing History: Arranged and described by Jonathan Shelton on 03-08-2018.
Preferred Citation: Dale P. Crowley Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Library at Southeastern, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC.
Repository: Archives and Special Collections, Library at Southeastern, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC
Resource Identifier: ARC.073