Title of Collection
Andy Thomas Ritchie, Jr. Papers
Scope and Content Note
This collection consists of 32 boxes and includes: radio sermons, class notes, notes for a book, personal papers, ACU lectureship, correspondence, sermons, poems, Harding choir recordings, Frater Sodalis papers, funeral outlines, papers pertaining to Harding College, David Lipscomb College, Michigan Christian College lectureship, Oklahoma Christian College, Pepperdine College, and University of Arkansas.
Son of Andy T. Ritchie, Sr., Andy Thomas Ritchie, Jr. was best known for his service as the choral director of Harding College and David Lipscomb College. He was involved as a member and played a vital role in the revival of the Neely's Bend congregation in Tennessee. He was educated at David Lipscomb College and Louisville Conservatory of Music. He began breaching in 1925 and served various congregations in Texas, Florida, and Tennessee. He began teaching as a Bible and music professor in 1946 while also directing the chorus at Harding. Every summer beginning in 1945 he headed and attended special evangelistic campaigns to locations scattered in the Northern United States and Southern Canada. Later in life he was legally blind because of diabetically induced detatched retinas.
Andrew T. Ritchie III
Composed of 32 boxes. Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Boxes 1-3: A-F Boxes 4-6: H-K Boxes 7-9: L-O Boxes 9-12: P-S Boxes 13-15: S-Y Boxes 16-17: Book material Boxes 18-20: Poems, recordings, Scarritt Boxes 21-22: Campaign, camp information Box 23-24: General files, hymns Box 25: Campaign, mission information Box 26-28: Radio Scripts and sermons Box 29: Sermon outlines Box 30: Song and worship programs, sermons Box 31: Chorus information Box 32: Note from Andy T. Ritchie III and files
Extent of Collection
16 linear feet (32 boxes)
Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #23
Center for Restoration Studies
[Identification of item], File or Folder Name, Andy Thomas Ritchie, Jr. Papers, 1930-1970. Center for Restoration Studies MS #23. Milliken Special Collections, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.
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Finding Aid created by
Reid/Purcell, Audrey Schaffner
Burford, Leonard; Olbricht, Owen; Ganus, Clifton; McMillan, Edward Washington; Baxter, Batsell Barrett; Greer, Robert; Pullias, Athens Clay; Ritchie, Andy Thomas, Jr.
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