Wycliffe Bible Translators
An organization dedicated to producing translations of the Bible in languages that heretofore had none. It came from the vision and initiative of L.L. Legters and W. Cameron Townsend. In 1934 they started Camp Wycliffe in Arkansas as a summer school in descriptive linguistics for pioneer missionaries. Work began among Mexican tribes in 1935. In 1942 they decided to organize formally. Two corporations were set up. The Summer Institution of Linguistics represents the scientific linguistic and cultural aspects, is non- sectarian, makes contracts with governments, and directs work on the fields. It conducts summer training programs in cooperation with state universities.