With all three former U.S. presidents in attendance, the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C., was dedicated in May. The 40,000-square-foot library, which received support from Pew, depicts Graham’s life and work through a look at historic evangelistic events, his innovative use of radio, television and films to reach out to millions of people around the world, meetings with presidents and world leaders, his work for racial equality and religious freedom, and a glimpse into his personal life. The library will also be the repository for Graham’s personal papers, including his correspondence and sermon manuscripts.
Billy Graham was a longtime friend of J. Howard Pew, one of the Trusts’ founders. A photograph of the two men together is displayed on the wall of the Library’s Mentors Room.