Title of Collection

John Parham Lewis Papers

Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


Inclusive Dates--Span


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, This collection contains various issues of the Crusader (York College) and the Spring Board (Thorp Spring Christian College) as well as miscellaneous papers, G.C. Brewer biography and a funeral guestbook. In addition, the collection includes an assortment of Lewis' books, sermons, notes, newspaper clippings, and letters (arranged by subject), and a scrapbook. An accrual from University Manuscripts includes three books.

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



The collection has been separated 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 ACC (ACU) Various copies of the Crusader Yearbook (York College) and the Spring Board Yearbook (Thorp Spring Christian College) A scrapbook A copy of the Wallace-Ketcherside Debate with handwritten notes The Paths That Lead to God by Wilbur Fisk Tillet Vanderbilt University Commencement Exercises from 1930. Box #2 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--Texas, Churches of Christ--Texas (Abilene)



Extent of Collection

2 Boxes

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #12

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 SandersonBrady Cox

Subjects--Personal Names

Lewis, John Parham, 1903-1985; Abilene Christian College


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