Document Type

Finding Aid

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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

Edward Washington McMillan, a minister, author, and editor, was born in Baden, Texas on September 27, 1889. He 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. McMillan served as president of Southwestern Christian College in Terrell, Texas. He served in Churches of Christ in Waco, Cleburne, Abilene, Fort Worth, Lubbock, and Garland, Texas; Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee; and in Santa Ana and Whittier, California. He served as a part of the ACC Bible faculty from 1929-1934. McMillan died at the age of 101 in 1992 and is buried at Holloway Cemetery south of Sherman, Texas.

Donor Note

McMillan family


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


Box 1-2
[First Folder] Finding Aid
Ibaraki correspondence and lectures

Boxes 3-5
Firm Foundation
Personal papers
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
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

Box 23
Abilene Christian correspondence and teaching materials

Boxes 24-28
Scrapbooks, pictures, and letters for 92nd birthday


Churches of Christ -- History -- 20th century Churches of Christ -- Periodicals Churches of Christ -- Texas – Abilene Education, higher -- Texas -- Abilene



Extent of Collection

15 linear feet (28 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #17

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Use Restrictions

Open to researchers. Contact Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives 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.


Finding aid for Edward Washington McMillan Papers, (1863-1986).


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