Advertising Flyer for God's Woman by Charles Ready Nichol, 1938
A flyer advertising Nichols' 1938 book, God's Woman published both by Mrs. C. R. Nichol and Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. This flyer contains testimonials commending the book by some of the most notable evangelists, editors, educators and preachers among Churches of Christ: W. L. Oliphant, T. E. Milholland,
Double Exposure Photograph
Bentonville, Arkansas, Faculty - Students Folder. Caption reads: Double exposure of the boys by the creek and took picture from the bridge. Rear-Wallace Wood. Left to right-Raymond Lyon, Bob Cox, Lloyd McMillan, Brown Day [sic] [Fifth person not identified.]
Churches of Christ Missionary Pictorial
This pictorial was compiled and distributed by Don Carlos Janes to raise awareness of and garner support for foreign missionaries from Churches of Christ. Janes urged the pictorial to be placed in church buildings so that church members may see the faces of the missionaries they support and as
Letter from Alexander Campbell to John Abbot, 1828
Alexander Campbell, autograph letter, 31.2 cm x 19.8 cm, folded, addressed on reverse to John Abbot, Macon, Georgia; postmarked "Free A Campbell P.M" from Bethany, Virginia, Feb. 28, 1828. Campbell replies to a letter from Abbot, who is selling prepublication subscriptions to the second edition of Campbell's 1826 edition
Bill of Sale for Slaves sold by George W. Elley to J. K. Morton, 1860
21.5 cm x 13.4 cm. Single sheet of paper, written in ink, from Lexington, KY, January 18, 1860. Prominent Disciples minister George W. Elley writes a bill of sale for three persons, a woman and her two daughters, sold for $900 to Dr. J. K. Morton.
The St. Louis Convention
This article recounts efforts of cooperatives at the St. Louis Convention (1967) to add a paragraph to the Design in order to ensure congregational freedom.
Opposition to Restructure Rising
This article provided opposition to Restructure in the form of the Atlanta Declaration of May 2, 1967 and Bell’s response. The article demonstrates the cooperatives’ concerns about the Provisional Design.
How to Avoid Restructure
This article illustrates the view of those Disciples who believed the delegate convention would be a denominational legislature. Bell proposed a couple ways churches could avoid being restructured—do not send a delegate or send a certified copy of a church resolution stating one's congregation would remain free in all
This article provided a brief comparison of independents and cooperatives in a question-answer format from the perspective of independents who disagreed with Restructure.
What Mean Ye By Restructure?
Bell provided Monroe’s fire department analogy of Restructure and responded to it. The article reveals the strong reactions incited by Restructure already in 1965. Bell's response reveals that of a conservative cooperative who had always gone to the both conventions (NACC and International Convention) but did not like Restructure.
Correspondence between H. O. Pritchard and Emma Johnson, 1927
his 1927 correspondence between president of Johnson Bible College (JBC), Emma Johnson (1863-1927), and Secretary of the Board of Education of Disciples of Christ, H. O. Pritchard, consist of Pritchard's invitation to Johnson Bible College to cooperate with the Board, Emma's denial, and Pritchard's response. The letters reveals Johnson's
Letter from Emma Johnson to James Deforest Murch
This 1925 letter from president of Johnson Bible College (JBC), Emma Johnson (1863-1927), gave several reasons for her choice to deny affiliation with the newly established Christian Restoration Association (CRA). The letter reveals Johnson's firm stance on the independent nature of JBC. It demonstrates the tensions between "cooperatives" and
The Church of Christ
In a brief four pages, D. A. Sommer, son of Daniel Sommer, explains the Church of Christ: its name, its creed, entrance into it, its government, its work, its worship, and its finances. Sommer describes the Church of Christ as opposing the doctrine of men and being committed to
Album of Christian Ministers, Churches, Lay Workers and Colleges page 53
Album of Christian Ministers, Churches, Lay Workers and Colleges page 53
Southern Christian Institute
These photos appear in the private scrapbook of J. B. Lehman, President of Southern Christian Institute in Edwards, Mississippi (1890-1933). They are photos of a woman associated with the school, Margaret Ferguson, who was "born a slave in a rich man's house." And "Now she is free and happy
Disciples of Christ China Mission
The caption on the reverse of the photo reads: “Buddhist priest and Dr. Macklin, Nanking, April 19,1926, W.R. Warren."
Meeting Minutes: Canton, China
These minutes document the meeting of the Foreign Workers of Churches of Christ in Canton, China. The minutes were published in type, but then later received a handwritten addition. This addition noted that American missionary George Benson would leave China to accept the presidency of Harding College. It is
This is a scene from a lakeside baptism. The picture depicts a baptism (adult by immersion) typical of practice in the early Stone-Campbell Movement. The precise date and originator of the photograph is unknown, but some have suggested it might portray T.B. Larimore (1843-1929).
Phillips College of the Bible
Architect’s Drawing College of the Bible Phillips University Enid, OK R.W. Shaw, Architect Paul E. Corrubia, Artist
Nashville Bible School: The Student Body, 1894-96 circa
Dimensions - 13.5 x 10.25, sepia, matted to board The Nashville Bible School student body poses in front of the main building at the Spruce Street Campus, approximately 1894-96.
Tell Mother I'll Vote Dry
A copy of the song, "Tell Mother I'll Vote Dry," by J. E. Ramsey and Charles M. Fillmore. The Fillmore brothers were passionate supporters of the temperance movement. From the preface: "The authors and publishers of 'Songs of Might' take pride in the fact that they have been in
McGarvey Bible College
Photograph of the Armstrong Building located at Third and Walnut Streets in Louisville, Kentucky. The McGarvey Bible College held classes on the second floor, above the Ambuhl Piano Company. After its first year of operation during the 1923-1924 academic year, the college merged with Cincinnati Bible Institute to form
Josephus Hopwood, The Church of Christ Membership Transfer
Letter of membership to allow Josephus Hopwood to transfer from The Church of Christ located in Broadway, Kentucky. On the back, it is written that “the Church at Buffalo” (then Buffalo Creek Christian Church and now called Hopwood Memorial Christian Church) accepted him February 27, 1876. Hopwood Memorial Christian
Nashville Bible School: The First Faculty and Student Body, 1891
First Faculty and Student Body at Nashville Bible School - 1891 dimensions: 9.25 x 7.75 in, sepia Top row, from left: Unidentified, Edward Vernon Mills, A.D. Rogers, William Taylor, Will Logan, William Sisco, John Hayes, O.L. Trahern, 3 unidentified Seated, center: Paul Hays, James A. Harding, David Lipscomb, William
Letter from J. H. Garrison to Josephus Hopwood
J. H. Garrison served as editor of The Christian, which later became The Christian-Evangelist. In this letter, J. H. Garrison writes to Josephus Hopwood from Quincy, Illinois, thanking Hopwood for submitting an article but explains he cannot print it because of a policy not to publish “statements from both
Letter from Robert Milligan to Josephus Hopwood
Letter from Robert Milligan to Josephus Hopwood, dated December 21, 1874 from Lexington, Kentucky. In this letter, Robert Milligan congratulates Josephus Hopwood on his success and provides Hopwood titles of resources he should read, including Liddell and Scott's Greek-English Lexicon. In the early 1870s, Josephus Hopwood attended the College
Cincinnati Bible Institute
This image is printed on the rear cover of the Cincinnati Bible Institute Prospectus, printed for the 1923-1924 academic year, the first and only year of its existence. A year later, Cincinnati Bible Institute merged with McGarvey Bible College to form Cincinnati Bible Seminary. Pictured in the image is
Poster Advertising the 1909 Disciples of Christ Centennial Convention
A poster advertising the 1909 centennial convention of the Disciples of Christ held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The caption on the poster reads, "A convention of 50,000 representing 1,330,000 celebrating the centennial of an American movement for Christian union in the city of its inception." The crest at the top
Letter from William Jennings Bryan to R. C. Foster
A typewritten letter dated March 13, 1924, and addressed to R. C. Foster, from William Jennings Bryan, containing Bryan's handwritten signature. In the letter, Bryan declines an invitation from Foster to come to Springfield, Kentucky, to participate in a speaking event, possibly a debate or rally on the Evolution
Four Members of the Faculty of Cincinnati Bible Seminary
A photograph of four early members of the faculty of Cincinnati Bible Seminary. Pictured from left to right: W. D. Willoughby, R. C. Foster, W. C. Sayrs, and Ralph Records. Willoughby taught Church History and Doctrine. R. C. Foster was a founding member of the faculty and taught New
Elery Parrish's Chart Sermon - The Infallible Book
The chart sermon was created by Elery Parrish in 1930. The chart is 78 x 78 inches and the material appears to be a white canvas tarp with eyelets on the top and bottom so the chart could be hung at the front of the church. The chart was
Grandpa Helsabeck's Saddle Bag
Robert Alexander Helsabeck, also known, in the first half of the Twentieth Century, as “Uncle Bob” to many folks in Christian churches and churches of Christ in Virginia and North Carolina, was a preacher who often went to his preaching assignments on horseback. He preached at a complicated circuit
19th Century oil portrait of Alexander Campbell
19th century oil portrait of Alexander Campbell thought to be a copy of the famous 1857 James Bogle portrait held by Bethany College. Shows Campbell at nearly 70 years of age. Origin and artist unknown. Not particularly well executed or of high quality. In a period tarnished gold leaf
Alber's Restoration of the Temple of King Solomon
John G. Alber created the temple model in the 1930's to use as a teaching tool in the church and other organizations. His emphasis was to demonstrate the typological significance of Solomon's Temple for the church. The model was donated to the Helsabeck Archives of the Stone-Campbell Movement by
Letter from J. D. Tant to J. T. Whitt, 18 April 1928
Displayed is the printed personal envelope of J. D. Tant showing the handwritten address to Whitt along with an interesting resume of publications Tant authored. For full scans of the letter, with Dr. Christopher Hutson's transcription, contextualization and annotations download the accompanying PDF below.
George Taubman Broadcasting From His Balcony at Home
Photograph of Taubman broadcasting with the KFWB remote broadcasting bus outside of his home.
1863 American Christian Missionary Society Proceedings
1863 American Christian Missionary Society Proceedings held in Cincinnati, Ohio October 20-22, which contains the "infamous" Loyalty Resolution that was presented and passed. The resolution, presented by Brother R. (Randall) Farout referred to the South as "armed traitors" who were attempting to "overthrow our Government..." Page 24
Campbell's Communion Chalice
The communion chalice was obtained by Alexander Campbell in 1847 on his trip to Scotland. The chalice remained in the Campbell family until Decima Campbell Barclay gave it to Dean E. Walker before her death in 1920. The chalice was kept by the Walker family until Dr. Dorothy Keister
Original copy of 1831 Millennial Harbinger issued by Alexander Campbell from Bethany, Virginia. "Delusions" article by Alexander Campbell is noted as one of the first "Anti-Mormon" pieces in Christianity (Book of Mormon published in March of 1830). Of interest in Stone-Campbell Movement because of the defection of Sidney Rigdon,
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