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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains handwritten Bible notes and class outlines, personal correspondence, correspondence with the University of Oklahoma regarding the School of Religion, as well as miscellaneous papers, G.C. Brewer biography and a funeral guestbook. In addition, the collection includes an assortment of Lewis' sermons, notes, newspaper clippings, and letters (arranged by subject), and a scrapbook.

Biographical Note

John Parham Lewis was a Church of Christ preacher and teacher. He began preaching in 1921 at the Grandview Heights Church of Christ in Nashville. In 1948, he became a professor of Bible at Abilene Christian College.

Donor Note

Lewis family


The collection has been arranged by material type.

Content List

Box 1
Handwritten Bible notes and class outlines
Class record books and grades from Lewis’s time teaching English at Abilene Christian College
Vanderbilt University Commencement Exercises from 1930
A biography of G.C. Brewer
Bible class outlines
Correspondence with the University of
Oklahoma regarding the School of Religion
Notes and papers from Lewis’s research on Schools of Religion at State Universities


Churches of Christ -- History -- 20 th century
Churches of Christ -- Texas – Abilene
Lewis, John Parham, 1903-1985



Extent of Collection

1 linear foot (1 box)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #12

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

ACU Staff, Kayla Sanderson, Brady Cox, Mac Ice, Amanda Dietz

Subjects--Personal Names

Lewis, John Parham, 1903-1985


Finding aid for the John Parham Lewis Papers, 1926-1985.


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