Browse Items (1 total) Tags: Dr. Laren Spear Browse All Browse by Tag Search Items Sort by: Title Creator Date Added Dr. Laren Spear's Oral History This is the oral history of Dr. Laren Spear. He was interviewed by Betty Turnell in 1978. The interview covers his time as a minister. Tags: archery, baccalaureate speaker, Betty Turnell, Bloomington IL, Burma, Charles Spear, childhood, christian work, Council of Churches, Dakota Wesleyan University, Decatur High School, Decatur IL, discrimination, District Superintendent, Dr. Laren Spear, English major, Evanston IL, Farmers, First Methodist Church, Garrett Theological School, heart attack, Hospital Chaplain program, Illinois Wesleyan University, interview, Kintner Gym, latin services, Long Creek Church, Lucille Pagel, ministry, Minnesota Methodist, missionary, oral history, pastor, preacher, Preachers' Aid Society, race relations, Ray Spear, recording, Recreation, relationship with Catholics and Black Churches, religious education program, retirement, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Sam Hale, School of Religion, South Dakota, St. Joseph IL, St. Paul's Methodist Church, St. Thomas Catholic School, Summer Institutes, vacation bible school, White River SD Featured Item Photos of Downtown Decatur taken from rooftops. Photographs of Downtown Decatur taken from rooftops, looking Northeast from Prairie and Main Streets.