Title of Collection
Scope and Content Note
A collection of the works and papers of Reuel Lemmons arranged by subject. Items include but are not limited to: minutes of various meetings, academic papers, advertisements, broadcast transcripts, articles, pamphlets, commentaries, pictures, letters, sermons, lesson outlines, manuscripts, song lists, Texas history notes, and other miscellaneous items.
Reuel Gordon Lemmons served Churches of Christ as a minister, writer, editor, and publisher. Born in Pocahontas, Arkansas on July 12, 1912, he attended Abilene Christian College (Abilene, TX), graduating in 1935. Though he served only two congregations as a local minister (in Tipton, OK and Central Church of Christ in Cleburne, TX), his evangelistic and preaching career spanned over five decades. He edited Firm Foundation (Austin, TX) from 1955-1983; he also edited the missions-oriented periodical Action and was founding editor of Image. Lemmons supported and promoted a variety of parachurch ministries such as orphans’ homes, a singing school, and mission efforts in Europe, Africa, and South America. In 1948 he helped establish Southwestern Christian College (Terrell, TX) and served long tenures on the boards of trustees of Abilene Christian University and Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA).
The collection is arranged by subject in 17 boxes. Various subjects are found within each box with each subject discretely foldered and labeled. The subject headings have been compiled into a single list, stating the heading and content of each folder and the box in which it is located. The list is organized alphabetically by subject. This subject arrangement may reflect the creator’s original order.
See inventory in attached PDF document.
Churches of Christ--Texas
Churches of Christ--Texas (Abilene)
Churches of Christ--International
Churches of Christ--Nationally
Extent of Collection
8.5 linear feet (17 boxes)
Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #11
Center for Restoration Studies
[identification of item], [file or folder name], Reuel Gordon Lemmons Papers, 1912-1989. Center for Restoration Studies MS #11. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.
Open to researchers. Contact Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives to make an appointment.
Finding Aid created by
Session/Reid, Audrey Schaffner, Mac Ice, Amanda Dietz