John Elder interview, 1965.
John Elder (1894-1983) and his wife Ruth Roche Elder (1899-1992) were appointed by the Board of Foreign Missions to the East Persia Mission in 1921. Throughout their 42 years of service, they were engaged in evangelistic missionary work, initially in Kermanshah (1923-1934), the Hamadan (1934-1937), and finally in Tehran (1938-1964). Dr. Elder served as the pastor of the Persian speaking congregations in each city.
Elder, John, 1894-1983. (interviewee)
Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Board of Foreign Missions. East Persia MissionUnited Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Iran Mission.Elder, John, 1894-1983.
Hamadān (Iran)--History.Kirmānshāhān (Iran)--History.Tehran (Iran)--History.
1 sound-tape reel : analog, 3-3/4 ips ; 1/4 in.
ARCHIVES 17-0714; Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, PA
Elder family papers, 1929-1970.
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