General

 

Hands of the Cause

Rúhíyyih Khánum speaking at the International Bahá’í Convention 1983, Haifa
(.zip file of all 4 segments 11MB):

Bill Sears speaking at the International Bahá’í Convention 1983, Haifa
(.zip file of all 5 segments 18MB):

Rúhíyyih Khánum with pioneers in Haiti, 15 May 1981,
home of the Currelly’s in Pétionville (3h06)
(.zip file of all segments 83MB) (Informal notes of topics covered):

Rúhíyyih Khánum with pioneers in Haiti, 3 November 1982,
home of the Currelly’s in Pétionville (2h32)
(.zip file of all segments 68MB) (Informal notes of topics covered):

Rúhíyyih Khánum with pioneers in Haiti, 20 November 1982,
Greg Dahl’s home in Pétionville (2h36)
(.zip file of all segments 70MB) (Informal notes of topics covered):

A.Q. Faizi speaking about the education of children, 1974
(from a cassette tape produced by the National Bahá’í Education
Committee of the U.S.) (0h41) (.zip file of all segments 18MB):

Raḥmatu’lláh Muhájir speaking about the legacy of the martyrs
(date unknown) (recording from Faizi Rafat) (0h07)

Ugo Giachery speaking at the Scandinavian Summer School in Sweden (1974)
(copy of a tape from Annie Nielsen) (1h57) (.zip file of all segments 52MB):

A. Mülschlegel, A.Q. Faizi and Enoch Olinga closing the youth conference
in Plön, Germany (August 1972) (includes songs by The New Garden) (0h52)
(.zip file of all segments 45MB):

Bill Sears leading a study class on Living the Life (circa 1971) (0h51)
(.zip file of all segments 23MB):

Rúhíyyih Khánum speaking at the National Bahá’í Youth Conference
in Evanston, Illinois, on the Role of Bahá’í Youth in Today’s World,
19 June 1970 (from a cassette tape published by the Bahá’í
Publishing Trust) (1h27) (.zip file of all segments 39MB):

Rúhíyyih Khánum speaking at the National Bahá’í Youth Conference
in Evanston, Illinois, on Pioneering: Challenge to Bahá’í Youth, 20 June 1970
(from a cassette tape published by the Bahá’í Publishing Trust) (1h23)
(.zip file of all segments 44MB):

Rúhíyyih Khánum speaking at the National Bahá’í Youth Conference in
Evanston, Illinois, on Shoghi Effendi: Guardian of the Bahá’í Faith,
21 June 1970 (from a cassette tape published by the Bahá’í Publishing
Trust) (1h15) (.zip file of all segments 34MB):

Rúhíyyih Khánum speaking at the opening of the Bahá’í World Congress
in London, 1963 (from reel-to-reel tapes of the Congress) (0h29)
(.zip file of all segments 13MB):

Ṭaráẓu’lláh Samandarí speaking of his experiences with Bahá’u’lláh,
on the opening day of the Bahá’í World Congress in London, 1963,
Marzieh Gail translating (from reel-to-reel tapes of the Congress) (1h05)
(.zip file of all segments 29MB):

Hasan Balyuzi speaking at the Bahá’í World Congress in London, 1963
(from reel-to-reel tapes of the Congress) (0h22)
(.zip file of all segments 10MB):

Enoch Olinga and other African friends singing Alláh-u-Abhá and two
other songs during the Ninth Day of the Ridván celebration at the
Bahá’í World Congress in London, 1963
(from reel-to-reel tapes of the Congress) (1h05):

Bill Sears speaking at the evening public meeting during the Bahá’í World
Congress in London, 1963 (from reel-to-reel tapes of the Congress) (0h50)
(.zip file of all segments 38MB):

Ugo Giachery speaking at the Bahá’í World Congress in London, 1963
(from reel-to-reel tapes of the Congress) (0h26)
(.zip file of all segments 19MB):

John Robarts speaking at the Bahá’í World Congress in London, 1963
(from reel-to-reel tapes of the Congress) (0h31)
(.zip file of all segments 21MB):

Rúhíyyih Khánum speaking at the closing session of the Bahá’í World
Congress in London, 1963 (from reel-to-reel tapes of the Congress) (2h07)
(.zip file of all segments 97MB):

Abu’l-Qásim Faizi giving the closing talk at the Bahá’í World Congress
in London, 1963 (from reel-to-reel tapes of the Congress) (0h30)
(.zip file of all segments 23MB):

John Robarts speaking about the Long Obligatory Prayer
(unknown date) (0h41) (.zip file of all segments 15MB):

John Robarts regarding their pioneering to Botswana during the
Ten Year Crusade, as well as other teaching stories and the
importance of prayer (unknown date) (0h59)
(.zip file of all segments 40MB):

Leroy Ioas speaking about the Guardian, in Johannesburg, South Africa,
on 31 October 1958 (from a cassette “In the Days of the Guardian”
published by the US Bahá’í Publishing Trust) (0h55)
(.zip file of all segments 24MB, transcription):

Leroy Ioas speaking at a public meeting in San Francisco on 11 April 1964,
apparently at the Hotel Whitcomb (from a reel-to-reel tape
with notes by J. Zamzow) (0h35) (.zip file of all segments 15.5MB):

Leroy Ioas speaking to a gathering of Bahá’ís, about the World Center,
Bahá’u’lláh, and his personal experiences with ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and
Shoghi Effendi, San Francisco, 12 April 1964 (from a reel-to-reel tape
with notes by J. Zamzow) (4h13) (.zip file of all segments 112MB):

Leroy Ioas speaking about Bahá’u’lláh, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá (including his own
experiences with Him), the Ten Year Crusade and the Guardian,
in Riverside, California, apparently in early 1964 (downloaded from
bahaiexplorer.com March 2009)) (2h15) (.zip file of all segments 50MB):

Message to the World Center from Hands of the Cause, Auxiliary Board
Members and US and Canadian National Spiritual Assembly members
in Wilmette, New Year’s Eve 1961-62 (11.28):        

Horace Holley speaking at the U.S. National Bahá’í Convention 1958 (19.12):        

Paul Haney interviewed on radio by William Sears (partial) (1.28):        

Dorothy Baker speaking at the 1953 Intercontinental Conference,
about teaching minorities (9.41):

Corinne True talking with Bill Sears and her daughter Counsellor Edna True
about her first visit with ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in `Akká in 1907, recorded about 1951
(28.10) (US BPT cassette 831-055) (.zip file of all segments 13MB):

Martha Root speaking in 1932 about her friend, the American wife
of the first Czech president, Charlotte Garrigue Masaryk
(from the Czech radio archives at radio.cz) (3.23):

Members of the Universal House of Justice

Ian Semple speaking at the Bahá’í World Congress in London, 1963
(from reel-to-reel tapes of the Congress) (0h28)
(.zip file of all segments 13MB):

Hooshmand Fathe’azam speaking at the Bahá’í World Congress
in London, 1963 (from reel-to-reel tapes of the Congress) (0h44)
(.zip file of all segments 35MB):

Amoz Gibson with friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Juan Caban,
Amherst, Mass., 6 June 1976 (tape turned after segment 8) (1h27)
(.zip file of all segments 38MB):

Peter Khan speaking on Mental Tests in Wilmette,
23 September 1995 (1h04) (.zip file of all segments 62MB):

Adib Taherzadeh speaking at the 1999 Irish Bahá’í Summer School
about the development of Bahá’í administration, tests, and George
Townshend (downloaded from bahaiexplorer.com March 2009)) (1h31)
(.zip file of all segments 31MB):

Paul Lample speaking on Becoming Champions of Justice,
in the Serving the Divine Plan series, Haifa, March 2007 (1h04)
(from bahai-library.com) (.zip file of all segments 29MB):

Paul Lample speaking on Learning and the Evolution of the Bahá’í Community,
at the annual conference of the Association for Bahá’í Studies 2008 (0h53)
(from bahai-studies.ca) (.zip file of all segments 24MB):
Article (.pdf file) based on the presentation.

Dwight Allen’s photos

Photos courtesy of Dwight Allen. See the captions in the slide show view for descriptions.

Reminiscences

Reminiscences of Joyce Lyon Dahl (my mother) regarding May Maxwell, Martha Root, Millie Collins, serving on the National Teaching Committee with Leroy Ioas, and other subjects, recorded in California in November 1972 (with me asking the questions, and Sheri Dressler also present) (37 mins.) (.zip file of all segments 17MB):

Curtis Kelsey’s reminiscences of serving ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in Haifa and the early years of the Faith in America, recorded 11 August 1969, probably at Green Acre (1h03) (.zip file of all segments 28MB):

Curtis Kelsey’s reminiscences of serving ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and the Guardian in Haifa (downloaded from bahaiexplorer.com) (1h11) (.zip file of all segments 30MB):

Reminiscences of Louise Sayward, daughter of Dr. Florian and Mrs. Grace Krug, regarding ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s visit to New York, the early Bahá’í community in America, and other subjects, recording made by me in her apartment in Cambridge, Mass., with Sue Tonkonogy also present, 2 April 1974 (1:58) (.zip file of all segments 114MB):

William Dodge recounting his visit to Akká in 1901 and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s visit to New York in 1912, reading a prepared text (1959) (0h45) (from Bahai-library.com). A transcript is available here. His book “Utterances of Abdul Beha Abas to Two Young Men, American Pilgrims to Acre” is available here. (.mp3 file 41MB):

Philip Marangella’s reminiscences of his early years as a Bahá’í, recorded 21 December 1972 in Nishinomia, Japan, at the home of the Katirais, and concluded in Hong Kong, in four 30-minute segments (2h02) (.zip file of all 4 segments 55MB):

Mrs. Mansour’s reminiscences of the early years of the Faith, translated and expanded by her daughter Mrs. David Journey, recorded in Spring 1972 in High Point, North Carolina (1h54) (copy of original tape belonging to Tom Moore):

My journal regarding Rúhíyyih Khánum’s visit to Haiti, 11-20 May 1981 (2h51) (.zip file of all segments 76MB):

My journal regarding Rúhíyyih Khánum’s visit to Haiti, 19 October – 24 November 1982 (5h43) (.zip file of all segments 157MB):

Other

Greg Dahl & Phil Christensen study tape on The Bahá’í Response to Today’s World, from a reel-to-reel tape circa 1969 (0h29) (.zip file of all 4 segments 20MB):

Greg Dahl & Phil Christensen study tape on Bahá’í Morality circa 1969 (U.S. Bahá’í Publishing Trust cassette 20-C-2013) (0h27) (.zip file of all 3 segments 12MB):

Words for the World, read by David Bond & Selma Soloman, produced by Charles Wolcott, October 1961 (0h44) (.zip file of all segments 20MB):