Title of Collection
Edward Washington McMillan Papers, 1863-1986
Scope and Content Note
This collection consists of the personal papers of E.W. McMillan. Includes personal correspondence, books, photographs, scrapbooks, sermons, lectures, notes, and teaching materials. Also contains Ibaraki Christian College papers, film strips, slides, plaques, certificates, a ceremonial bible, and a pair of geta.
E.W. McMillan, a minister, author, and editor, was born in Baden, Texas on September 27, 1889. Edward Washington McMillan attended Gunter Bible College, Austin College, Baylor University, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Preached in the majority of the United States and in Japan, China, Korea, and India. Founded Ibaraki Christian College in Japan and served as president. Also served as president of Southwestern Christian College in Terrell, Texas. Served in congregations in Waco, Cleburne, Abilene, Fort Worth, Lubbock, and Garland, Texas; Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee; and in Santa Ana and Whittier, California. Served as a part of the ACC Bible faculty from 1929-1934. Died at the age of 101 in 1992.
This collection is loosely arranged by subject and content type. Mainly contains personal and business correspondence and learning materials for teaching the Bible.
General box topics: Processed materials - Boxes 1-2: Ibaraki correspondence and lectures Boxes 3-5: Correspondence, Firm Foundation, personal papers, speeches, and early educational material Boxes 6-8: Lessons and Exams (specifically from Columbia Christian College) Boxes 9-12: Church lessons on leadership and family, Sunday school lessons, sermons, and radio broadcasts Box 13: Newspaper and magazine clippings Box 14: Manuscripts and correspondence Box 15: Ibaraki material Boxes 16-17: Correspondence, outlines, and notebooks Boxes 18-22: Teaching material, pictures, notebooks, and correspondence Box 23: Abilene Christian correspondence and teaching materials Boxes 24-28: Scrapbooks, pictures, and letters for 92nd birthday Unprocessed materials - Boxes 29-35: papers and correspondence Box 36: Film strips and slides Box 37: Plaques, certificates, a cerimonial Bible, day books, and a pair of geta Boxes 38-39: Miscellaneous oversized materials
Churches of Christ--Texas, Churches of Christ--Texas (Abilene), Ibaraki Christian College
Extent of Collection
32 linear feet (39 boxes)
Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #17
Center for Restoration Studies
[Identification of item], File or Folder Name, Edward Washington McMillan Papers, 1863-1986. Center for Restoration Studies MS #17. Milliken Special Collections, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.)
Open to researchers. Contact Milliken Special Collections to make an appointment.
Finding Aid created by
Sessions/Purcell/Reid/Longwell, Audrey Schaffner
Stevens, John C., Baxter, Batsell Barrett; McBee, Bill; Shattuck, Lete; McMillan, Charles; McMillan, Mrs. E.W.
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