James Marvin Powell Papers, 1840-1990

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Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of booklets, Christian register from "Gospel Proclamation", correspondence, dissertations, biographical information, and personal papers. Arranged alphabetically by subject, the collection date ranges from the 1840s through the 1900s. Also contains artwork, "What Our Savior Saw From the Cross." The original painting was by James Tissot; the print was donated by Doug Foster by J.M. Powell and was accrued into this collection.

Biographical Note

James Marvin Powell served Churches of Christ as a minister, author, historian and college administrator. Married to Mildred Cliett Powell. Began preaching at Cedar Grove in Nashville, Tennessee in 1927. Served as a preacher for many congregations throughout the United States. Served from 1966-1969 as President of Ohio Valley College in Parkersburg, West Virginia.

Donor Note



Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Content List

Box 1: Subjects beginning with A-L Box 2: Subjects beginning with M-R Box 3: Subjects beginning with S-W Flat File B4:"What Our Savior Saw From the Cross" by James Tissot



Extent of Collection

1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #21

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

Reid/Purcell, Audrey Schaffner

Subjects--Personal Names

Larimore, A.V.; Lipscomb, A.B.; Gano, John Allen; McGarvey, John William; O’Kelly, James; Pendleton, W.K.


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