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The Four Flats (The Four Flats Quartet) (Quartet)



  • Existence: 1947 - 1962

biographical statement

The Four Flats were a barbershop quartet in Newberg, Oregon that performed gospel music from 1947-1962.

Members: Harlow Ankeny, Dick Cadd, Ron Crecelius and Norval Hadley.

Notable Events: Won the All-Northwest Barber Shop Ballad Contest in 1946-47. Appeared on radio programs with Bob Pierce (founder of World Vision International), Billy Graham and other prominent evangelists. Worked with World Vision from 1956-1961 where they served on missions trips in Asia and the United States. Performed under the name "World Vision Quartet" at the U.S. Presidential Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., in 1957 and 1960. Performed at George Fox Centennial Celebration in 1991.


Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

The Four Flats records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-59

Collection of the Four Flats Quartet including travel information and scrapbooks.

Dates: 1947-2005

The Four Flats records

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Legacy.793

The Four Flats Reunion DVD

 Unprocessed Material — item: 2014.05
Identifier: 2014.05
Dates: January 3, 1984; Majority of material found in 1984 - 1984