Title of Collection

Reuel Lemmons Papers, 1908-1986

Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


Inclusive Dates--Span


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.

Biographical Note

Reuel Lemmons was a minister and editor. He was born in Pocahontas, Arkansas on July 12, 1912. Graduated with honors from Abilene Christian College in 1935 and named outstanding alumnus of ACU in 1969; he received and honorary doctorate in 1974. He served as a minister of the Church of Christ for fifty-three years in various locations including: Tipton, Oklahoma and Central Church of Christ in Cleburne, Texas. He was the editor of the "Firm Foundation" from 1955-1983, also editing the periodicals "Action" and "Image." He was broadcasted weekly to Africa over the radio. Lemmons helped establish Southwestern Christian College in Terrell in 1948 and he served on the boards of trustees of Abilene Christian University and Pepperdine University.

Donor Note



The collection is arranged by subject in 17 boxes. Various subjects are found within each box. Each new subject is separated by use of folders and labeled. The subject headings have been compiled into one list, stating the content of each folder, heading of each folder, and the box in which it is located. The list is organized alphabetically by subject.

Content List



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)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #11

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Use Restrictions

Open to researchers. Contact Milliken Special Collections to make an appointment.

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

Session/Reid, Audrey Schaffner


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