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We designed our finding aids to deliver this information in a robust, yet simple and efficient manner. We have assembled a wide range of information about our collections such as creator, donor, dates, language, the extent of the collection, brief scope and content notes, plus suggested forms for citations. We are also preparing PDF finding aids that capture all of this information, plus box, series or even in some cases folder lists, in a single downloadable document.

Where available, the PDF finding aids share a basic format and include these types of information organized into three sections: 1) About this Collection, 2) Using this Collection and 3) an Inventory. Each collection is assigned a unique manuscript number (e.g. MS #1) and are listed in alphabetical order according to the subject or creator of the collection. All of our archival collections are cataloged in the ACU Library online catalog and in Worldcat.

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Finding Aids

56th Street Church of Christ in Philadelphia, PA Collection, 1900s-2006

ACC/ACU Lectureship Recordings Collection, 1961-1990

Bering Drive Church of Christ (Houston, TX) Papers, 1962-2012

Bible Science Association Collection, 1960-1970

Blue Ridge Encampment Papers, 1952-2002

Center for Christian Education Records, 1980-2000

Central Church of Christ in Nashville, TN Records, 1925-1969

Chattanooga Bible Institute Cassette Tape Collection

Christian College Librarians Records, 1992-2012

Christian Standard Bible Art Calendar, 2007-2008

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Abilene First Ward) Records, 1984

Church Tape Collection, approximately 1980-1999

Cleveland Avenue Church of Christ (Wichita, KS) Records, 1906-1975

Cloth Sermon Charts, 1940s-1970s

Cooper's Chapel Church of Christ Collection (1950-1980)

Cornell Avenue Church of Christ in Chicago, IL Records, 1940s-1970s

Crossroads Church of Christ A/V Tape Collection, 1979-1991

Crosstown Church of Christ in Tulsa, OK Collection, 1970-1995

Donelson Church of Christ (Nashville, TN) Records, 1981-1997

Global Campaigns Records Collection, 1981-1994

Good News Productions VHS Tape Collection, 1984

Great Communion Collection, 2009

Hillsboro Church of Christ Papers, 1957-1973

Howard Publishing Hymn Writer Photograph Collection

Ibaraki Christian College Records, 1950-1960

Jordan Times Records, January 5-6 1984

Minter Lane Church of Christ Collection, 1951-2004

Moulmein Road Church of Christ in Singapore Photos

Mt. Olive Baptist Church Records (Morgan County, OH), 1827-2008

National Conference of Youth Ministries Collection, (2012-2013)

New Zealand Christian Records, 1994

Northeastern Christian Junior College Collection, 1986-1991

Orem, Utah, Church of Christ Congregational Records, 1941-2006

Otter Creek Church of Christ in Nashville, TN Records, 1970s-1980s

Pecos River Family Encampment Papers, 1944-1996

Plymouth Park Church of Christ (Irving, TX) Merger Papers,1970s-1990s

Potter Bible College Records, 1908

Restoration Forum Collection, 1987-2007

Restoration Movement Audio Tapes, 1973-1976

Restoration Quarterly Records, 1990s-2000s

Riverside Drive Church of Christ (Nashville, TN) Records, 1953-2014

Rochester College Tape Collection, 1977-1985

Slavic World Collection, 1977-2005

Southern Hills Church of Christ (Abilene, TX) Collection, 1972-ca.2003

South Houston Bible Training Work Papers, 1986-1999

Southwest Central Church of Christ (Houston, TX) Records, 1940-1999

Unbound Word Prison Ministry Records, 1980s-2006

Unity Meeting Records, 1988

University Church of Christ, 1950-1985

Visualized Bible Study Series Collection, 1950s

West Islip Church of Christ (Exodus Bayshore) in Long Island, NY Collection, 1960s-1980s

Westview Boys' Home (Hollis, OK) Records, 2003

World Convention of Churches of Christ Collection, 1930-2008

James A. Allen, 1946-1951, James A. Allen

Jimmy Allen Papers, 1964-1990, Jimmy Allen

Paul Allen Collection, unknown, Paul Allen

Charles G. Anderson Papers, 1947-1997, Charles G. Anderson

Richard Andrejewski Collection, 1960s, Richard Andrejewski

Lylian Arledge Papers, approximately 1950-1975, Lylian Arledge

Fred Asare Collection, 1959-2011, Fred Asare

Clyde Neal Austin Papers, 1962-2007, Clyde N. Austin

Richard F. Baggett Letters, 1952, Richard F. Baggett

James D. Bales Papers, 1938-1981, James D. Bales

Norman D. Bales Papers, 1957-2006, Norman D. Bales

Joan Ball Collection, 1960-2000, Joan Ball

Thomas Raymond "T.R." Bankhead Papers, 1930s-2011, Thomas R. Bankhead

Ellen Kramer Banks Papers, 1971-1983, Ellen K. Banks

William Slater Banowsky Papers, 1965, William S. Banowsky

James T. Barclay Papers, James T. Barclay

Albert C. Bass Papers, 1940-2013, Albert C. Bass

Charles Baucom Collection, 1940s-1990s, Charles Baucom

Batsell Barrett Baxter Papers, 1900s-1982, Batsell B. Baxter

Jack Beard Collection, 1950, Jack Beard

R.S. Bell Papers, 1936-1988, R S. Bell

George S. Benson Papers, 1972-1978, George S. Benson

Jim Bevis Papers, 1966-2004, Jim Bevis

Epi Stephan Bilak Recordings (1990), Epi S. Bilak


J. Frank Black Papers, 1940-1946, James Frank Black


Ross D. Blasingame Papers, 1958-1969, Ross D. Blasingame

R.H. Boll Collection, 1948-2012, R H. Boll

Van Bonneau Collection, 1916-2006, Van Bonneau

Boston Movement and Crossroads Movement Collection, 1980-1988, Boston Movement and Crossroads Movement

R. Vernon Boyd Papers,1894-2003, R V. Boyd

Lloyd A. Boyll Papers, 1942-1999, Lloyd A. Boyll

Patricia A. Bradley Hockaday Pamplin Collection, 1939-1942, Patricia A. Bradley Hockaday Pamplin

Charles R. Brewer Papers, 1944-1984, Charles R. Brewer

Sam Brittin Collection, 1970s-1980s, Sam Brittin

Pat Brooks Restoration History Class Papers, 1978, Pat Brooks

Wendell Broom Collection, 1950s-2012, Wendell Broom

Wendell Broom Papers, 1958-1985, Wendell Broom

Dave Bruce Papers, 1983-1995, Dave Bruce

Dean Bryce Collection, 1973-1995, Dean Bryce

Jeanine Bryce Papers, Jeanine Bryce

Scott Buie Collection, 1886-1946, Scott Buie

Walter E. Burch Papers, 1956-2006, Walter E. Burch

Kenneth Burtch Collection, 1973-1999, Kenneth Burtch

Alexander Campbell Collection, 1829-1940, Alexander Campbell

Norris C. Campbell Collection, approximately 1930s-1940s, Norris C. Campbell

Joe Cannon Papers, 1940s-2012, Joe Cannon

Sherman Cannon Collection, 1937-1996, Sherman Cannon


George Carter Collection, George Carter

Michael W. Casey Papers, 1987-2007, Michael W. Casey

David Chadwell Records, 1980s-2006, David Chadwell


Christian Scholars Conference Papers, 1981-2009, Christian Scholars Conference

F.M. Churchill Papers, 1977-1992, F M. Churchill

Thomas Y. Clark Papers, 1960-1981, Thomas Y. Clark

John Clayton Collection, 1977-1990, John Clayton

Dean Clutter Papers, (1958-2001), Dean Clutter

Burton Coffman Papers, 1901-1990, Burton Coffman

Horace and Dott Coffman Papers, 1929-2001, Horace Coffman and Dott Coffman

Gene Harry Conner Collection, 1970-2003, Gene H. Conner

Frank L. Cox Papers, 1937-1938, Frank L. Cox

Earl Craig Sr. Papers, 1936-1991, Earl Craig Sr.

James S. Davis Papers, 1999-2007, James S. Davis


George Douglas Papers, 1830-1939, George Douglas

J. S. Dunn Papers, 1892-1922, J S. Dunn

Alfred Ellmore Papers, 1888-1915, Alfred Ellmore

Truman Harrison (T.H) Etheridge Papers, 1942-1957, Truman H. Etheridge

Bruce Evans Collection, 1980-1993, Bruce Evans


Exodus/New Jersey Records, 1964-1971, Exodus/New Jersey

Tolbert Fanning Estate Collection, approximately 1910s-1920s, Tolbert Fanning

Everett Ferguson Papers, 1957-1990s, Everett Ferguson

James Fife Cassette Tape Collection, 1966-1998, James Fife


Fifth and Beechwood Church of Christ Records, 1931-1972, Fifth and Beechwood Church of Christ (Pittsburgh, PA)

Orval Filbeck Collection, 1897-2001, Orval Filbeck

Charles Max Foster Papers, 2007, Charles M. Foster

Doug Foster Collection, 1930s-2000s, Doug Foster

Clois Fowler Collection, 1920-2012, Clois Fowler

Harry Robert Fox, Jr. Papers, 1956-1994, Harry R. Fox Jr.

Joyce Frashier Collection, 1900-1970, Joyce Frashier

William Webb Freeman Papers, 1912-1954, William W. Freeman

Edward Fudge Papers, 1969-1982, Edward Fudge

Byron Fullerton Papers, 1939-1954, Byron Fullerton

Tom and Lucy Fullerton Collection, 1930s-1970s, Tom Fullerton and Lucy Fullerton

Leroy Garrett Papers, 1947-2004, Leroy Garrett

Paul and Mary Ann Garrett Artifact Collection, 1791-1996, Paul Garrett and Mary Ann Gerrett

Otis Gatewood, 1910-1999, Otis Gatewood

J.P. Gibson Records, unknown, J P. Gibson

Benton Cordell Goodpasture Papers, 1854-1991, Benton Cordell Goodpasture


John Goodwin Papers, 1948-1979, John Goodwin

Claude A. Guild Papers, 1938-1981, Claude A. Guild


William Douglass & Charline F. Gunselman Papers, 1942-2009, William Douglass Gunselman and Charline F. Gunselman

Homer Hailey Papers (1892-1998), Homer Hailey

J.D. Hall, Jr. Papers, 1954-1971, J D. Hall Jr.

Randy Hall Collection, 1920-1950, Randy Hall

Robert J. Hall Papers, 1951-2004, Robert J. Hall

Donald Winfred Hampton Collection, Donald W. Hampton

Hance Audio Tape Collection, 1979-1984, Jim Hance

Bob Hare Collection, 1950s-1980s, Bob Hare

Nina C. Harrell Papers, Approximately 1950-1965, Nina C. Harrell


Harris and Irving Church of Christ (San Angelo, TX), Records, 1952-1967, Harris and Irving Church of Christ (San Angelo, TX)

Mary Odle Harris Collection, 1955-2001, Mary O. Harris

Lanny Henninger Papers, 1960s-1996, Lanny Henninger

Highland Church of Christ in Abilene, TX Records, 1969-1988, Highland Church of Christ, Abilene, TX

Philip J. Himes Papers, 1943-1992, Philip J. Himes

Howard Horton Papers, 1947-2000, Howard Horton

Bill Humble Collection, 1960-1995, Bill Humble

Bob Hunter Photos, 1938-1972, Bob Hunter

Clinton Hurley Collection, 1950s-2000, Clinton Hurley


Herald of Truth Records, McGarvey Ice

McGarvey Ice Collection, 1998-2011, McGarvey Ice

Willis Jernigan Papers, 1970s-2000s, Willis Jernigan

Roland Johnson Collection, 1968-2014, Roland Johnson

Loreta Kelley Papers, 1929-2015, Loreta Kelley

Jerry Ketcherside Collection, 1950-1989, Jerry Ketcherside

William Carl Ketcherside Papers, 1988-1989, William C. Ketcherside

Thomas Langford Papers, 1950-2011, Thomas Langford


Theophilus Brown Larimore Papers, 1907-1935, Theophilus Brown Larimore

Cammie McKeever Lawrence Collection, 1865-1947, Cammie M. Lawrence

Douglas LeCroy Papers, 1908-1993, Douglas LeCroy

Steven Lemley Collection, 1880-2007, Steven Lemley

Albert George Lemmons Papers, 1855-2014, Albert G. Lemmons


Reuel Gordon Lemmons Papers, 1908-1989, Reuel Gordon Lemmons

Charles and Faye Leonard Bible Timeline Scroll Collection, 1984-2005, Charles Leonard and Faye Leonard

John Parham Lewis Papers, 1926-1985, John P. Lewis

John Thomas Lewis Collection, 1900, John T. Lewis

Abe Lincoln Records, unknown (approximately 1980s-1990s), Abe Lincoln

James "Jimmie" L. Lovell Papers, 1930-1995, James "Jimmie" L. Lovell

Bill Luttrell Papers, 1989, Bill Luttrell

Dudley Lynch Papers, Dudley Lynch

William Mardell Lynch Papers, 1939-2003, William M. Lynch

Mac Lynn Papers, 1980-2000s, Mac Lynn

Monty Lynn Papers, 1984, Monty Lynn

Joe Malone Papers (1925-1999), Joe Malone

Jim Mankin Papers, 1949-1997, Jim Mankin

J.C. and Betty Mann Papers, 1927-2000s, J C. Mann and Betty Mann

Robert K. Marcho Papers, 1987-1993, Robert K. Marcho

Charlie Marler Megalopolis Papers, 1966-2007, Charlie Marier

Bill Martin Collection, approximately 1950s, Bill Martin

Bob Massey Music Collection, Bob Massey

Millard Freeman (Mid) McKnight Collection, unknown (approximately 1950s-1970s), Millard F. McKnight

Edward Washington McMillan Papers, 1863-1986, Edward W. McMillan

Glenn Earle McMillan Papers, 1950-1971, Glenn E. McMillan

Mary Larimore Meeks Papers, 1869, Mary L. Meeks

Elaine Mickey Papers, 1960-1963, Elaine Mickey

Leslie and Imogene Mickey Collection, 1940s-1980s, Leslie Mickey and Imogene Mickey

E.E. Mitchell Collection, 1950s-1970s, E E. Mitchell

Ethelyn Mitchell Collection, 1870-1996, Ethelyn Mitchell

Lynn Mitchell Papers, 2007-2008, Lynn Mitchell

Homer E. Moore Papers, 1889-1892, Homer E. Moore

A.M. Morris Papers, 1869-1977, A M. Morris

K. C. Moser Papers, 1922-2000, K C. Moser

Marcus Mullins Papers, 1993-2007, Marcus Mullins

Martha Murphree Papers, 1959-2003, Martha Murphree

William F. Nash Papers, 1983-2003, William F. Nash

Charles M. Neal, 1933, Charles M. Neal

John Lee Norris Papers, 1927-1952, John L. Norris

Theodore Orosco Norton Papers, 1937-1982, Theodore O. Norton

Warder Novak Papers, 1961-1971, Warder Novak

Thomas H. Olbricht Papers, Thomas H. Olbricht

Carroll Osburn Papers, 1986-1988, Carroll Osburn

Frank Pack Papers, 1940-1989, Frank Pack

Willard and Billie Paine Papers, 1970s-2000s, Willard Paine and Billie Paine

F.L. Paisley Papers, 1923-1972, F L. Paisley

LaVega Parker Bible Filmstrip Collection, approximately 1980-1995, LaVega Parker

Elmer and Bessie Patterson Papers, Elmer Patterson and Bessie Patterson

Noble Patterson Collection, 1929-1969, Noble Patterson

Willa B. Patterson Collection, 1916-1946, Willa B. Patterson

Kathryn "Kay" Lucile Patton Papers, 1940-2000, Kathryn L. Patton

Gary Pearson Collection, 1940-2008, Gary Pearson

Blanche Perry Papers, 1895-1990, Blanche Perry

Lamar Plunket Papers, 1960-2000, Lamar Plunket

James Marvin Powell Papers, 1840-1990, James M. Powell

Ted Presley Papers, 1971-1986, Ted Presley

James Priest Papers, 1930-2005, James Priest

Charles Prince Records, 1991, Charles Prince

Harvie Mac Pruitt Papers, 1918-1967, Harvie M. Pruitt

C.M. Pullias Collection, approximately 1920-1930, C M. Pullias

Grant Rampy Collection, 1985-2004, Grant Rampy

Mission Journal, Robert Randolph Papers, 1981-1988, Robert Randolph

Robert Randolph Papers, 1942-2005, Robert Randolph

Lenora McEwen Reaves Collection, unknown (approximately 1945-1960), Lenora M. Reaves

William Reeves Collection, 1960s-2000s, William Reeves

The Holbert Rideout Collection, 1980s-2000s, Holbert Rideout

James Ridgeway Collection, 1970s, James Ridgeway

Andy Thomas Ritchie, Jr. Papers, Andy T. Ritchie Jr.

Hubert Roarch Collection, 1951-1960, Hubert Roarch

Charles Heber Roberson Papers, 1939-1940, Charles H. Roberson

J.W. Roberts Papers, 1946-1972, J W. Roberts

R.L. Roberts Collection, 1921-2001, R L. Roberts

Robert Scott Collection, 2006-2010, Robert Scott

Jesse Parker Sewell Papers, 1926-1984, Jesse P. Sewell

Stephen Shaffer Rochester (NY) Exodus Collection, 1966-2003, Stephen Shaffer

Eddie Sharp Papers, 1980s-2007, Eddie Sharp

Ian Shelburne Collection, Ian Shelburne

Frank Beauchamp Shepherd Papers, 1920s-2014, Frank B. Shepherd

James Walter Shepherd, 1881-1944, James W. Shepherd

William Newton Short, Jr. Papers, 1948-1997, William N. Short Jr.

Charles Siburt Collection, 1970-2012, Charles Siburt

Charles Austin Siburt, Sr. Papers, 1930-1975, Charles A. Siburt Sr.

Henry Earl Smith Papers, 1922-1967, Henry E. Smith

Lawrence Smith Papers, 1896-1972, Lawrence Smith

Paul Smith Papers, 1950-1971, Paul Smith

Ralph Adam Smith, 1940s-1970s, Ralph A. Smith

Carl Spain Papers, 1969-1990, Carl Spain

Starling Family Papers, 1930-2000, Starling

Mission Journal, Carl H. Stem Papers, 1967-1990, Carl H. Stem

H.R. Stringer Collection, 1918-2010, H R. Stringer

J. Ridley Stroop Collection, 1859-2002, J R. Stroop

Larry Sullivan Collection, (approximately 1940s-1970s), Larry Sullivan

Boyd and Geneva Taylor Collection, 1938-1998, Boyd Taylor and Geneva Taylor

Tillit Sydney Teddlie Papers, 1885-1987, Tillit S. Teddlie

James Gordon Teel Papers, 1942-1995, James G. Teel

Hilton C. Terry Papers, ca. 1950-1996, Hilton C. Terry

Homer Lee Terry Papers, 1955-1984, Homer L. Terry

J.D. Thomas Papers, 1943-1948, J D. Thomas

J. Harold Thomas Papers, 1936-1989, J H. Thomas

Reginald Thurman Papers, 1980-1989, Reginald Thuman

Paul Tucker Papers, 1940s-1990s, Paul Tucker

Shawn Tyler Papers, 1990s-2000s, Shawn Tyler

John W. (J.W.) Vandivier Collection, 1850-1927, John (JW) W. Vandivier

Rex Vermillion Collection, 1967-1970, Rex Vermillion

Jacob Vincent Papers, 1959-1995, Jacob Vincent

Forrest Waldrop Papers, 1927-1985, Forrest Waldrop

Henry Walker Papers, 1957-976, Henry Walker

Mickey Winston Walker Collection, 1937-1960s, Mickey W. Walker

Gervais Knox Wallace Papers, 1929-1988, Gervais K. Wallace

Glenn L. Wallace, 1930-1981, Glenn L. Wallace

Alfred Waller Collection, ca. 1940-1950, Alfred Waller

Loudie Warlick Papers, 1947-1963, Loudie Warlick

Lawrence Arnold Watson, Sr. Papers, 1950s-2000s, Lawrence A. Watson Sr.

Jack Welch Papers, 1941-1996, Jack Welch

J.C. Whitehead Crossroads Church of Christ Tape Collection, 1978-1989, J C. Whitehead

Mrs. R.H. (Vera) Wilkerson, 1973, R (Vera) H. Wilkerson

Bob E. Wille Collection, approximately 1935-2008, Bob E. Wille

Wendell Willis Collection, 1963-1993, Wendell Willis

Woodrow Wilson Papers, 1947-1948, Woodrow Wilson

Paul Witt Papers, 1908-1970, Paul Witt

Claud F. Witty Papers, 1912-1948, Claud F. Witty

John F. Wolfe Papers, 1939-2001, John F. Wolfe

Robert Woodard Papers, 1980-2008, Robert Woodard

Clarendon Enos Wooldridge Papers, 1941-1986, Clarendon E. Wooldridge

David Wray Papers, 2001-2010, David Wray

Cecil N. Wright Papers, 1930-1937, Cecil N. Wright

Leonard G. Wymore North American Christian Convention Collection, 1909-2010, Leonard G. Wymore

Ralph C. Yadon Papers, 1920-1950, Ralph C. Yadon

J.P. Young Papers, 1947-1966, J P. Young

Michael Moore Young, 1940-1972, Michael M. Young