Title of Collection

William Mardell Lynch Papers, 1939-2003

Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


Inclusive Dates--Span


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains some of the personal and professional papers of Mardell Lynch, including correspondence, research materials, photographs, and church bulletins. The collections is housed in 32 boxes and contains 9 series.

Biographical Note

Mardell Lynch was a Church of Christ preacher and writer. He began preaching in Memphis, Tenn. in 1939. He also wrote articles for the Gospel Advocate and other publications. In addition, he self-published two short books in 1956, "The Tobacco Tormentors" and "The Hydrogen Bomb and our Most Effective Defense Against It."

Donor Note

William Mardell Lynch


The collection is arranged by material type.

Content List

Box List for the collection follows: Box 1-6: Personal Papers and Correspondence Box 7-10: Video Tapes and Cassettes Box 11-12: Sermon Outlines Box 13-19:Church Bulletins; Box 20: Bibles 21-24: Correspondence 25-29: Slides Box 30: Miscellaneous – photo albums, financial and medical records, and other personal items Box 31: Periodicals (most with articles written by his son, Dudley Lynch) Box 32: Friendship quilt from the Clovis, New Mexico church


Churches of Christ--Texas, Churches of Christ--Texas (Abilene)



Extent of Collection

20 linear feet (32 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #16

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

ACU StaffKayla Sanderson

Subjects--Personal Names

Lynch, William Mardell, 1915-2003; Lynch, Dudley,


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