Title of Collection
William Webb Freeman Papers, 1912-1954
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains some of the personal and professional papers of W.W. Freeman, including correspondence, research materials, thesis material, photographs, and ephemera. The collection is housed in 4 boxes.
W.W. Freeman began preaching in 1910 in Magnum, Okla. He received an A.B. from University of Louisville and an Th.M. and Th.D. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky. He also received an M.A. from Yale University. In 1922, he wrote a series of four article in Firm Foundation attempting to reconcile science and the Bible on the premise that the Bible is not inerrant on every dictum. The articles, titled "The Use and Abuse of the Bible," were met with severe critique from several circles. In 1923, he taught Bible and Greek at Abilene Christian College. After leaving ACC, he began teaching at East Texas State Teachers College, Commerce, Tex. While there, he also preached and served as an elder at Commerce Church of Christ.
The collection is arranged by material type and then by alphabetical order.
Box 1: Pictorial Bulletins: Abilene Christian College; Notes: Alexander Campbell; Notes: Articles and Sermons; Notes: Classes; Newspaper Clippings and Journal Articles Box 2: Response to critics regarding 1922 Firm Foundation articles; Correspondence; Bound M.A. Thesis, Yale University Box 3: Handwritten Notes and Papers; Photographs Box 4: Thesis Materials
Churches of Christ--Texas
Extent of Collection
2.0 linear feet (4 boxes)
Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #24
Center for Restoration Studies
[Identification of item], File or Folder Name, W.W. Freeman Papers, 1912-1954. Center for Restoration Studies MS #24. 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
ACU Staff, Kayla Sanderson
Freeman, William Webb (1887-1954); Sewell, Jesse P. (1876-1969); Showalter, George Henry Pryor (1870-1954); Brewer, Grover Cleveland (1884-1956)
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