Winona History Center Serves as Crucial Resource for the First Critical Biography of Sacred Music Giant, Homer Rodeheaver

Within America’s evangelical subculture, Christian music is a big deal. But even before the “Contemporary Christian Music” scene of the 1980s, the roots of Christian music extended back to revival songs of the nineteenth-century, southern gospel, and the youth culture of the 60s and 70s. Among these roots we find Homer Rodeheaver, who is, admittedly, anything … More Winona History Center Serves as Crucial Resource for the First Critical Biography of Sacred Music Giant, Homer Rodeheaver

Uncovering the Past at the Billy Sunday Historic Home

Prior to last week, there were roughly 15 issues of The Gospel Choir known to exist anywhere. Today, we know of 69. The Gospel Choir was a religious journal published by the Rodeheaver Company based in Chicago and Philadelphia between 1915 and 1922. The publishing firm was owned by Homer Rodeheaver, a pioneer in what … More Uncovering the Past at the Billy Sunday Historic Home