R.G. LeTourneau Museum and Archives

R.G. LeTourneau

Welcome to the virtual R.G. LeTourneau Museum! R.G. LeTourneau, co-founder with his wife, Evelyn, of LeTourneau University was an inventor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, educator and most importantly, a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. The museum follows the footprints of one of the most influential Christians of the 20th Century.

This website is organized to match the three sections of the R.G. LeTourneau Memorial Museum and Archives, located on the campus of LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas, U.S.A.

The Man A look at the life of R.G. LeTourneau.
The Machines LeTourneau is considered to be the father of the modern earthmoving industry.   A look at some of his nearly 300 inventions.
The Mission

His heart was focused on spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ.   His personal speaking ministry, his missionary efforts in Africa and South America, and the founding of LeTourneau University is highlighted.

If you happen to be in the Longview, Texas area, you might also enjoy touring the R.G. LeTourneau Memorial Museum and Archives, located on the campus of LeTourneau University.

The museum consists of both exterior displays, including three examples of early earthmoving equipment, and a visitors center, located on the third floor of the Memorial Student Center at the heart of campus. Currently on display is "R.G. LeTourneau: The Man, the Machines, and the Mission."

The museum is free and usually open to the public from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.  To verify that it will be open when you plan to visit and to apprise of large groups, please contact Conference & Events Services at CindyEnglish@letu.edu or 903-233-3093.

The R.G. LeTourneau archives contain thousands of papers, films, tapes and memorabilia connected to R.G. and Evelyn LeTourneau. Scholars may have access to these materials by contacting the Margaret Estes Library at library@letu.edu or 903-233-3260.

Both R.G. and Evelyn LeTourneau are buried on the LeTourneau University campus. Their grave sites may be found near the front entrance (scroll down and click on #17 on the map legend to highlight the location).

A bibliography that includes both texts written by R.G. LeTourneau and texts written about him is available for you to download. If you are aware of a publication that is not listed on either of these bibliographies, please don't hesitate to contact the Library with the information that needs to be added. You may also call us at 903-233-3270.