Title of Collection

Edward Washington McMillan Papers, 1863-1986

Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


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Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of the personal papers of E.W. McMillan. Includes personal correspondence, books, photographs, scrapbooks, sermons, lectures, notes, and teaching materials. Also contains Ibaraki Christian College papers, film strips, slides, plaques, certificates, a ceremonial bible, and a pair of geta.

Biographical Note

E.W. McMillan, a minister, author, and editor, was born in Baden, Texas on September 27, 1889. Edward Washington McMillan attended Gunter Bible College, Austin College, Baylor University, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Preached in the majority of the United States and in Japan, China, Korea, and India. Founded Ibaraki Christian College in Japan and served as president. Also served as president of Southwestern Christian College in Terrell, Texas. Served in congregations in Waco, Cleburne, Abilene, Fort Worth, Lubbock, and Garland, Texas; Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee; and in Santa Ana and Whittier, California. Served as a part of the ACC Bible faculty from 1929-1934. Died at the age of 101 in 1992.

Donor Note



This collection is loosely arranged by subject and content type. Mainly contains personal and business correspondence and learning materials for teaching the Bible.

Content List

General box topics: Processed materials - Boxes 1-2: Ibaraki correspondence and lectures Boxes 3-5: Correspondence, Firm Foundation, personal papers, speeches, and early educational material Boxes 6-8: Lessons and Exams (specifically from Columbia Christian College) Boxes 9-12: Church lessons on leadership and family, Sunday school lessons, sermons, and radio broadcasts Box 13: Newspaper and magazine clippings Box 14: Manuscripts and correspondence Box 15: Ibaraki material Boxes 16-17: Correspondence, outlines, and notebooks Boxes 18-22: Teaching material, pictures, notebooks, and correspondence, yearbook, address book, hand fan Box 23: Abilene Christian correspondence and teaching materials Unprocessed materials - Boxes 24-36: Scrapbooks, pictures, and letters for 92nd birthday, papers and correspondence, film strips and slides, plaques, certificates, a cerimonial Bible, and day books. Miscellaneous oversized materials located in flat file C5.


Churches of Christ--Texas, Churches of Christ--Texas (Abilene), Ibaraki Christian College



Extent of Collection

32 linear feet (39 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #17

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

Sessions/Purcell/Reid/Longwell, Audrey Schaffner

Subjects--Personal Names

Stevens, John C., Baxter, Batsell Barrett; McBee, Bill; Shattuck, Lete; McMillan, Charles; McMillan, Mrs. E.W.


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