Title of Collection
Joe L. Cannon Papers, 1941-2012
Scope and Content Note
This collection includes paper (correspondence, bulletins, and teaching materials) materials from, about, or pertaining to the missions and teaching of Joe Cannon and his family. The collection includes photo albums, video cassettes, and other miscellaneous items. This collection also includes notebooks and several booklets authored by Joe Cannon, video tapes, and photographs. Several books were originally included but have been removed to Rare books and REST collections.
Joe Cannon (1927-2012) served as a missionary in Japan, Papua New Guinea, and Ukraine. Cannon began preaching in 1943. Four years later, after World War II, he and his first wife, RosaBelle, moved to Japan as missionaries. The Cannons worked in Japan for 24 years. They planted 15 churches and helped launch Ibaraki Christian University, four kindergartens and four orphanages. In 1971, the family moved to Papua New Guinea, where they founded Melanesian Bible College. In 1983 they moved to Memphis, Tenn., and began a training program, Mission/1000. After RosaBelle Cannon’s death, Joe Cannon married Betty Dollar and they left to do mission work in Ukraine. The couple ministered in the city of Bila Tserkva. Cannon died in Memphis, Tennessee in October of 2012.
Betty Dollar Cannon (Joe's wife)
This collection is arranged by subject.
Box 1: Papua New Guinea Box 2: Papua New Guinea Box 3: Okinawa/Japan Box 4: Mission/1000 Box 5: Mission/1000 Box 6: Mission/1000 Box 7: Lessons Box 8: Lessons
Extent of Collection
Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #224
Center for Restoration Studies
Cannon, Joe, "Joe L. Cannon Papers, 1941-2012" (2018). Center for Restoration Studies Archives, Manuscripts and Personal Papers Finding Aids. 513.
Closed to public research. Contact Milliken Special Collections for assistance
Finding Aid created by
ACU Staff Audrey Schaffner
Cannon, Joe; Cannon, Rosabelle; Cannon, Betty Dollar
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