Collection 303 - Les and Martha Nixon Collection

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Les and Martha Nixon Collection


  • 1950s-2010s (Creation)

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Photographs (prints, slides, negatives), reel to reel audio cassettes, VHS tapes, LP records. 12 boxes and 6 framed prints.

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Les Nixon was a pilot, photographer and evangelist who founded Outback Patrol. He joined Open Air Campaigners in 1947 and played the accordion. In 1954 he attended Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. In 1955 he married Martha Chastain and in 1959 they travelled across Australia with the Billy Graham Crusades. He founded Outback Patrol in 1961.

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Photographs (prints, slides and negatives), audio and video recordings produced by Les and Martha Nixon during their involvement with Open Air Campaigners and Outback Patrol from the 1950s to the 2010s.

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